Astrology is all the rage lately, especially among millennials and Gen Z-ers—and with this in mind, Vice just launched a chic, smart app for anyone interested in what the stars have in store.
The app, called “Astro Guide,” was the brainchild of astrologers Annabel Gat , Ashley Otero , Lexi Ferguson, Priya Kale, Randon Rosenbohm, and Vice’s editor of astrology, Sara David. With “Astro Guide,” this team of astrologers sought to create a new brand of “self-care” astrology aimed to elevate people’s awareness of the cosmos, rather than propagate fear-mongering astrology (sun sign hate and apocalyptic forecasts). Rather than focusing on celestial negatives, “Astro Guide” will serve to keep us in the know with a positive edge.
An example of that is through compatibility and inclusivity. No sign will log out of the app scared they don’t match with their bestie—instead, users will be given ideas about how to make their relationships work, avoid arguments, and elevate the time spent together. Gat, tenured Vice astrologer and author of The Astrology of Love & Sex: A Modern Compatibility Guide, shared some insider information with BUST, alerting us that users not only can check out their daily ’scopes for their sun sign, but also for their rising signs and—get this—their friends’ horoscopes too! (Which is great info to get if you’re planning to ask your BFF for a favor or advice. And mostly, it’s a great conversation piece to share with each other while bored in class or in the office.) There’s also a cool compatibility wheel that will tell you how you might match up with a crush, friend, or collaborator.
One step up is “Astro Guide Pro,” which gives you an extended daily forecast, a weekly lunar self-care horoscope, and unlimited spins on the compatibility wheel, along with the DL about impending lovers based on their astrological sun signs. According to Gat, the best and most rewarding part of being involved with “Astro Guide” and her colleagues is the ability to “help people use their intuition, as well as give people the resource to implement self-care and wellness into their daily routine through astrology.”
Gat added, “I’m really grateful to be on a team of people who are passionate about creating content geared toward self-care—for example, our lunar weekly horoscopes. I'm so proud of what an awesome source of cosmic wellness it is."
Download the app on the iTunes Store.
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Lisa Stardust is a NYC based astrologer. Known for her pop culture horoscopes, Stardust adds humor and cultural events to aide others in understanding the stars. Stardust acts a guide for clients to help navigate them through finances, relationships, and other facets of life. Follow her on Instagram @lisastardustastro, on Twitter @lisastardust_, and at listastardust.com.