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

Is this populism?


Ignacio Martinez


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.”

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.”

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.  


H/T the Cut

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