Astronomy vs Astrology: What’s The Difference?

Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. Every culture throughout history devoted at least some time and resources to astronomical observations. There are clear advantages to understanding the positions of the stars and planets. It allowed ancient cultures to predict seasons, navigate over large distances, know when best to grow food, and understand animal migrations. Understanding the night sky was essential for the survival of humanity for thousands of years. However, numerous cultures also viewed the positions of the stars and planets as having a large influence over human affairs, from large scale events to individual lives. For a vast portion of human history, astronomy and astrology were viewed as the same subject, and it was not until astronomical observations by astronomers like Copernicus and Galileo that we began to see that these two subjects are very different from each other.
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Free Will Astrology (8/17/22)

LEO (Jul. 23-Aug. 22): "I've swung from ancient vines in the caves of Jamaica," exults Hoodoo priestess Luisah Teish. "I've danced with delight around totem poles and pressed foreheads with Maori warriors. I've joked with the pale fox in the crossroads, then wrestled with the jaguar and won. I have embraced great trees between my thighs and spoken words of love to thunder while riding lightning bolts." I offer Teish's celebratory brag to inspire you as you formulate plans for the coming weeks and months. What exhilarating adventures will you give yourself? What expansive encounters will you learn from? What travels outside of your comfort zone will you dare? The time is right for upsurges and upturns and upgrades.
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The Astrology Behind August's Full Supermoon In Aquarius + How To Work With It

With every lunar cycle, we're offered a new opportunity to take stock, refine, and step closer to our goals. And this month, we've got a supermoon in Aquarius headed our way—which just happens to be the last supermoon of the year. Here's what to know about the astrology behind this full moon, plus how to work with its energy, according to astrologer Kayse Budd, M.D.

‘Cosmic Love’ Is the New Astrology-Meets-‘The Bachelor’ Dating Show You Need to Watch

Is love written in the stars? That’s the age-old question Amazon Prime Video is trying to answer with its new show, Cosmic Love. Cosmic Love, which premieres August 12, 2022, is Prime Video’s upcoming reality TV dating show, where four singles—each of whom represent one of the four astrological elements: fire, earth, air and water—are matched with prospective spouses based on their zodiac signs. The show is set at a romantic retreat run by a mystical and mysterious guide known as the Astro Chamber. Astrologers and bestselling authors, Ophira and Tali Edut (also known as The AstroTwins to their tens of...

Didi Daze Brings Queer Energy to Astrology in Venezuela

You can tell the person on the other end of the line is in Caracas because of the frogs. Around sunset, a few start whistling and their chant builds to a crescendo until they’ve completely taken over the conversation. It’s nighttime when Didi Daze and I speak, so the amphibian shriek is at its peak when he picks up the phone and starts telling me how he became Venezuela’s new favorite astrologer at age 23.

Free Will Astrology (8/10/22)

LEO (Jul. 23-Aug. 22): One of the inspiring experiments I hope you will attempt in the coming months is to work on loving another person as wildly and deeply and smartly as you love yourself. In urging you to try this exercise, I don't mean to imply that I have a problem with you loving yourself wildly and deeply and smartly. I endorse your efforts to keep increasing the intensity and ingenuity with which you adore and care for yourself. But here's a secret: Learning to summon a monumental passion for another soul may have the magic power of enhancing your love for yourself.