With Mercury seemingly always in retrograde, and a million different moons and rising signs to keep up with, astrology can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, like many things in our wonderful technological age, someone else has done the hard yards and created apps to do the work for us.
Based on the idea that the positions and movements of cosmic bodies have influence over peoples’ lives and behaviour, a horoscope gives a forecast of a person’s future, based on the relative positions of the stars and planets at the time of that person’s birth.
Whether you believe it or not, there’s no escaping the current overwhelming astrology fervor. With apps providing quick daily updates, romance compatibility checks and full insights into natal birth charts, even skeptics could be convinced to believe what’s written in the stars.
Get ready to txt your parents for your birth time, because here are the best astrology apps to chart your life.
If you’ve ever read your horoscope in a magazine, chances are it was written by Susan Miller. The astrologist for many major publications, in her app you can tap in to your daily and monthly horoscopes, and further your knowledge with in depth essays on certain astrological events.
A comprehensive all-round app for everything astrological, Time Passages gives you way more than just a daily horoscope. You can check in to the traits of each sign, see your own birth chart visuals, and cross reference them with your friends. Use the transits feature to keep abreast of planetary movements and moon phases, so you can be one step ahead of the next Mercury retrograde.
For A Quick Update
The simplest to use, this app gives you a short daily horoscope with just one tap. You can also read about the basic traits and compatibility for each zodiac sign, and see your Chinese horoscope for the coming year.
Developed by NASA, Co-Star gives you a horoscope based on your full birth chart. Both highly technical and extremely aesthetic, the app is made for the Instagram age, with a mysterious quote foreshadowing your day appearing as a home screen notification each morning, practically begging to be reposted to your story. The app allows you to connect with friends, keep track of their charts and check your compatibility, and even private message, should you feel your stars align!
For Experienced Astrologers
If a daily horoscope in a newspaper leaves you feeling unfulfilled, then this is the app for you. Time Nomad gives real time movement of the placement of planets, moons and asteroids, allowing experienced astrologers to track them, and supplement the information to their daily charts. If you don’t know your rising from your moons, don’t worry, the app gives you the option to set up weekly astrology lessons, so you’ll be an expert in no time.
Best for Love
Beyond just a horoscope, this app also gives an in depth tarot reading for each day, which can give you insight into a particular situation or question in your life. Alongside your daily forecast, there’s a love match compatibility, so you can see which sign you are most drawn to that day.
For Beyond Astrology
When you’ve checked your birth chart and cross referenced with all your friends, you may think there’s nothing left. Wrong. Aside from the usual horoscopes, this app delves into numerology, gives you a tarot reading and even a personality profile based on your blood type. There’s also a feature to check your compatibility with your celebrity crush, you know, just in case.
For Something Extra
Sometimes, life is falling apart, and you just need to know WHY?! Is Mercury in retrograde?! Now you can know at a glance. One page, one click, two answers, yes or no. Now you know.