• Does Uranus make me gay? - with the fabulous Christopher Renstrom

    In celebration of Pride Month, Astrology Ireland is delighted to host Madonna and Cyndi Lauper's astrologer - Christopher Renstrom, all the way from Salt Lake City, USA, who will explore how Uranus came to be associated with being gay in the birth chart! The archetype of the “Divine Hermaphrodite” has its roots in Plato. By tracing its history from Plato’s Symposium to Karl Heinrich Ulrich’s coining of the term “Uranian” in the 1860s to describe male and female 'homosexuals', Christopher will demonstrate how a social trend that existed independently of Astrology got adopted by Astrology to describe a specific planetary function in the horoscope and how this informed interpretations dealing with relationships, sex, and sexuality from the 1930s on. Bio: Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com, an online astrology site based on his bestselling book, Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 2002 and has sold out its print run. He currently writes the daily horoscopes for the San Francisco Chronicle (replacing Jeane Dixon) and SFGate.com. Renstrom also lectures on the history of astrology in America from pre-Revolution to modern times, which is his specialty, and runs Ruling Planet workshops around the country. Christopher is happy to announce that he recently signed a two-book astrology deal with TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Contact info: https://www.rulingplanets.com/contact-us/ Cost: Donation to BeLongG to https://donate.belongto.org/ This great organisation offers anti-bullying and suicide prevention support to LBGTQ + young people. Due to Covid, their work has increased and their funds have decreased. Christopher is very kindly not taking any payment for this talk, so we ask you to please make a donation instead to BeLonG to - thank you so much! Time: 7 - 8.30pm (Great if you can log in at 6.45 - call Margaret on[masked] if you have any difficulties logging on!) Here is the Zoom link for the evening: https://zoom.us/j/91330046089?pwd=NTZlSkFHS2hVYjdtVmFsbjhEempYZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: URANUS One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,796591# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,796591# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (New York) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acVVrfxIpr