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Astrology Twitter is stoked about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s birth chart

Is this populism?

 

Ignacio Martinez

IRL

The cult of personality surrounding Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.-D) continued to grow after one intrepid Twitter astrologist obtained the congresswoman’s birth time.

The revelation came from Twitter user Arthur Lipp-Bonewits, who acquired her full birth time (Friday, Oct. 13, 1989, at 11:50 a.m., for those curious) through an email exchange with a staffer from Ocasio-Cortez’s office.

Lipp-Bonewits tells the Cut that he initially contacted the office about a policy concern. Realizing his opportunity, however, Lipp-Bonewits added a request for Ocasio-Cortez’s birth time with the explanation, “I and many of my professional colleagues are fans of hers, and that the astrology community would greatly appreciate knowing her birth time.”

https://twitter.com/lipandbone/status/1084879877952688128

The astrology community online went rabid over this information. People generated full birth charts for Ocasio-Cortez, and it turns out that she’s a Libra sun, Aries moon, and Sagittarius rising. Some analyzed how well these traits correlate for someone in politics. 

“It’s an excellent chart for being a politician,” astrologer Anne Ortelee told the Cut. “She really is a person who believes that she’s here to help and to serve.”

https://twitter.com/blrshepherd/status/1110509160842571776

It’s no secret that astrology has resurged greatly in the past few years as a source of stability for a large community of seeking sense in a senseless world. The fact that the discovery about Ocasio-Cortez has been met with such fervor also demonstrates the American public’s obsession with elected officials and people we elevate above the general public.

Turning public officials into larger-than-life personalities isn’t great, but at least Ocasio-Cortez openly providing her birth details goes along with her populist politics—and provides some good fun.  

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H/T the Cut

 
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