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There are few silver linings to social distancing but one, undeniably, has been more time to pursue interests. At the start of this shift to an indoor life, my social media feed was flooded with loaves of freshly baked banana bread and new fitness routines. My roommates reorganized their closets while I plugged away at work, thankfully still employed, but busy as ever.
While I haven’t been able to deep clean my home or start learning a new language, I have been able to dive into a pre-COVID interest of mine when I clock out for the night: astrology. Astrology is having a serious moment right now, especially on social media, as astrologers turn into meme machines and share their content with tens of thousands of followers. Many publications share daily, weekly, and monthly horoscopes. There’s endless information available, but that can sometimes be overwhelming for someone who is just starting out and difficult to know where to begin.
Thankfully, I have nothing better to do during my free time, so I’ve spent many evenings trolling the internet for the best places to start. Here are some of the best free apps I’ve discovered to get your quick fix of all things astrology:
Co-Star is one of the more talked-about apps in the astro space. It’s notorious for its blunt daily updates that call you out on your worst tendencies. It’s also AI-powered, mining data from NASA to track the planets and bring you scary-accurate horoscopes. If you’re looking for a place to start learning about astrology, this is the app for you.
The Pattern has modernized astrology. This app has zero mention of signs, stars, or planets but pulls all its information from your birth details. It also gives awesome analyses on relationships, basing compatibility off your chart. If you’re hoping for a crash course in astrology, though, this might not be what you’re looking for.
If The Pattern was a little too confusing and Co-Star was a little too intense, Sanctuary might be just want you need. This app has an automated chat feature to help you learn about your birth chart. It covers the basics on all the planets and gives you a daily horoscope. Another cool feature is that it offers, for a fee, on-demand natal chart readings for those trying to go more in depth.
Depending on your astrological needs there is definitely an app out there for you. Happy reading!
Posted by Kayla