Until a few years ago, astrology sat alongside crystal balls and Ouija boards as an eccentric, outmoded form of spirituality. Now, horoscopes are a mainstay of online media, advice columns and even dating profiles. Debika Ray charts astrology’s cosmic journey back into the popular consciousness and learns why a non-hierarchical, culturally inclusive system of belief makes perfect sense to so many. This essay appeared in Issue Thirty-Four in Winter 2019. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/24886532/download.mp3 — TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Audio The New Narcissism Should you learn to love thy selfie? Audio A Gendered History of the Muse On women who inspire men. Audio Algorithms: The Ultimate Influencer On the hidden forces that shape your taste. Audio The Economy of Ideas Why is everyone reading Sapiens? Audio What happened to life hacking? On the rise and decline of an internet philosophy. Audio In Defense of Loneliness What’s the difference between loneliness and solitude?