Queer Astrology: 29 September 2019
One of the greatest gifts of working with astrology is that it is a tradition that honors the innate complexity of ourselves and our lives. Contrary to the more popular fixations on “sun-sign astrology” that categorize all of us into one of twelve archetypes, the richness of the astrological tradition is that it provides us with a map for examining ourselves in relation to the whole sky—all twelve signs, all the planets, the luminaries, asteroids, and so on—and all of it matters. The particular composition of the sky at the moment of your birth is as unique as you are.
As a queer person, as a genderqueer person, this has opened up so many pathways for my own healing, for recognizing and appreciating all the ways in which I am not simply one of two possibilities (binary gender) or even one of twelve possible archetypes. Rather, studying my birth chart invites me again and again into my own complexity, my own processes of unfolding and becoming. It introduces me to perspectives of myself that I had not yet considered. In doing so, it brings me into relation and connection to more of myself and more possibilities for who I might be(come). And that is not only profoundly liberating, but also healing—to have more and more of myself recognized and affirmed in this ongoing relationship between myself, the Earth, and the sky.
This is why I believe astrology can be a practice of healing, a practice of bringing us into connection at a time when many of us feel deeply isolated, separated, and disconnected. The entire system is predicated on the realization that our lives have meaning in relation to the sky, in relation to the movements of the planets above. One of my favorite experiences in consultations with people is introducing them to the opportunity to know themselves in these expansive relationships—with the sky, with time, with this tradition and all those astrologers past and present from whom we receive this wisdom.
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.