Magazine November 25, 2019, Issue

And the Stars Are Projectors, Yeah . . .

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, N.Y.) looks on during the Women’s March in New York City, January 19, 2019. (Caitlin Ochs/Reuters)

Did you know astrology has mapped out an even finer future for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? “She’s going to be the first president of the United States who’s a woman,” astrologer Anne Ortelee told The Cut. “The next Ben Franklin in a dress.” Remind me, when was Ben Franklin elected president? Never mind. Ortelee is an astrologer, not a historian. She deals with the facts about the future, not musty details from the 18th century. 

The popularity of AOC (Libra sun, Aries moon, and Sagittarius rising) and the popularity of astrology have been growing in tandem, for the same reason. The “party of

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