- May 21, 2021
- 6:00 pm
- Online (U. S. Pacific Time)
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Astrologer and author Alice Sparkly Kat is ushering in a new wave of astrology that is intersectional, inclusive, and geared towards queer and POC communities. In their cross-cultural approach to understanding astrology as a magical language, Sparkly Kat uses our historical and collective constructs of the planets, sun, and moon to re-chart our subconscious history, redefine the body in the world, and assert our politics of the personal.
Sparkly Kat believes that too often, magic and astrology are divorced from their potency and cultural contexts: co-opted by neoliberalism, used as a force of oppression, or distilled beyond recognition into applications that belie their individual and collective power. Dedicated to unmasking the political power of astrology, Sparkly Kat shows how it can be channeled as a force for collective healing and liberation.
Join educator, creator, and astrologer Kirah Tabourn for a conversation with Alice Sparkly Kat on their work and their latest book, Postcolonial Astrology. Kirah and Sparkly Kat share insights into ways we can use astrology to challenge our own practices, interrogate our truths, and reshape our institutions to build better frameworks for communities of care.
Alice Sparkly Kat is a Queer, POC astrologer and the author of Postcolonial Astrology. They use astrology to re-chart a history of the subconscious, redefine the body in the world, and reimagine history as collective memory. Their astrological work has been showcased at MoMA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Hauser and Wirth Gallery. They're friendly, located in Brooklyn, and available for readings. They've been featured in Bon Appetit, Autostraddle, Go Magazine, Astrology.com, Rest for Resistance, Refinery29, Season of the Bitch, 8 Ball Radio and more. Learn more about Alice at www.alicesparklykat.com or @alicesparklykat on Instagram and Twitter.
Kirah Tabourn is an astrologer, educator, and creator passionate about intersectionality and accessibility within the astrology community. She produced an astrology & culture magazine called NFLUX that centered and celebrated POC & queer folks in spirituality, art & activism. She now focuses most of her time on readings, education, and her offering Deep Seekers, a virtual monthly meetup for astrology enthusiasts. She has recently become the Director of Fresh Voices in Astrology and also organizes regular meetups for astrologers locally and around the world. Her first book, Zodiac Signs: Pisces was released in February 2020. You can learn more about Kirah on her website thestrology.com and her social media @thestrology.
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