How to... read THE STARS
Whether you swear by your daily horoscope or you’re firmly on Team Skeptic, our chat with the hugely popular sister astrologers the Astro-Twins might shed some light on destiny, the meaning of life and other minor questions about the universe.
If my horoscope says I’m going to be a dentist but my dream is to be a circus performer, am I locked into a destiny I didn’t choose? “It’s important to remember that astrology is an interpretive science, not an exact one. It’s not so much that you should be a dentist or a circus performer—that choice is yours. But your sign (and your whole chart—a map of all the planets at your time of birth) can dictate what kind of a dentist or circus performer you’ll be. For example, a beauty-oriented Libra might focus on cosmetic dentistry, while a by-the-books Capricorn dentist would be the one you’d go to for a root canal.” If I’m mapping out my plans for my “dream life,” what role can consulting the stars play in that planning? “Most people know their Sun sign, which is what you read in newspapers and magazines. But the birth chart is a map of all the planets, plus the Moon and Sun, at your exact minute of birth. This is super-specific—so much so that we, as twins (born four minutes apart), have slightly different charts. Your Moon sign directs your emotional desires, Saturn shows what you’ll work hard for, while the North Node of the Moon is your destiny point, revealing what might light you up in this lifetime. Seeing the full cosmic picture is so illuminating.” How can astrology play a role in living my “best life”? “No one is perfect; in fact, we think we are all here on earth to evolve and learn. All change starts with awareness. We have to notice what’s working and what might be tripping us up. Astrology can provide the short code to that.”