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.”
GUYS I GOT ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ’S BIRTH TIME— Arthur Lipp-Bonewits (@alippbonewits) January 14, 2019
Thank you THANK YOU @AOC and your staff for being willing to share this information! The astrological community thanks you! pic.twitter.com/wbCi8CIZ0G
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.”
Here’s the whole sign chart. pic.twitter.com/zGPolpVSEp— astrojen (@astrojen) January 15, 2019
Considering that I literally pulled up AOC’s birth chart with a lesbian friend tonight, I AM SHAKING https://t.co/DPYRFZsSGN— Jeanna Kadlec (@jeannakadlec) March 26, 2019
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