The following article originally appeared in The Mountain Astrologer, Feb./Mar. 2005. It is the first in-depth exploration of the significance of the gay/queer movement as indicated by an analysis of the Stonewall event chart that has been published by the world's leading journal for professional astrologers.
An Astrological View of Gay Spirit
by Joe Perez
According to a Harris Poll conducted in 2003, 31 percent of the public believes in astrology. If so many people believe that astrology can predict personality, it’s worth asking whether homosexuality is a fate written in the stars.
Webster’s dictionary says that astrology is “the divination of the supposed influences of the stars and planets on human affairs and terrestrial events by their positions and aspects.” Today, many astrologers claim only that the movements of celestial bodies describe or symbolize the events of human life and do not say that they “influence” us or cause things to happen to us.
Few astrologers believe that sex or sexual orientation can be predicted on the basis of a birth chart alone. However, a generation ago, some claimed that homosexuality was evidence of a poor response to a hard aspect to Venus, a prominent positioning of Uranus, or some other “malefic influence.”