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Come out tonight & support @imoscarwilde express some Aries Moon + Algol vibes!
7-9pm See you there 💓
Tomorrow! 7-9pm with special guest @imoscarwilde | Algol: Transmuting Queer Trauma into Creativity
The ancients saw the fixed star Algol as the head of Medusa carried by Perseus in the sky. Despite foreboding images and harsh delineations in ancient texts, modern fixed star experts seldom see tight configurations with Algol and perpetrators who inflict harm on others. Instead, we observe many nativities who endure cruelty and trauma but who – against all odds – excel in creative pursuits. Algol configures into some of history’s most magnetic queer artists and musicians.
This talk reinterprets Algol as an omen for transmuting the trauma of homophobia into the splendor of creativity. We will look at Albrecht Durer (Algol conjunct Mercury), Oscar Wilde (Algol conjunct North Node), Frida Kahlo (Algol conjunct MC), Pier Paolo Pasolini (Algol conjunct Moon) and Tracy Chapman (Algol Conjunct Venus). In the light of these nativities, we can more fully appreciate the paradoxes of the old Medusa stories to which Algol witnesses. The story of Medusa and the testimony of Algol can be understood not only as a sign of pain, but as guide to inspire healing and transmutation of the difficulties of the queer experience.