Alice Sparkly Kat
Alice Sparkly Kat is a queer astrologer of color with four years of experience in individual consultation, lectures, workshops, and writing. They use astrology to speculate on the ways culture inhabits biology. To them, astrology is a process of imagining the cultural alien through the metaphor of outer space.
This work has inhabited MoMA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Hauser and Wirth. Their Astrology and Storytelling book (for sale on their website) is a workbook where readers write a work of fiction based on what the sky looked like at the time and place of their birth. Follow them on Instagram for memes and other ephemeral content or read through their website for astrological lessons, articles, worksheets, and other resources.
Bear Ryver is an Intersectional Astrologer and Reiki Master, winner of the Organization for Professional Astrology’s Most Promising Astrologer Scholarship 2018. He offers private consultations internationally, including his signature Astrohealing Sessions, through his practice Psyche & Soul Astrology. With a background in anti-oppression activism and organizing, his astrological research integrates Mundane, Evolutionary, Modern, and Traditional schools of thought and explores the intersections of power, privilege, and politics as seen in the chart. His mission is to help his clients remain grounded and empowered while they accelerate their growth.
He’s been an incredibly active volunteer for 30+ astrologer conferences, serving on the NCGR Board of Directors, project coordinating “Astrology: The New Generation” anthology book, managing International Society of Black Astrologers, and much more.
Ian finds this task of writing biographies to be an affront. The voiceless of these screens, and the listing of achievements - both of these aggravate his sense of being stuck in futilities that efface our humanity.
He prefers instead the breaks from the words, the felt senses, the presence, the pause. His work on Queer Astrology Conferences is informed by experiences gathering with radical faeries, at witch camps, in ashrams, and the rooms. Ian aims to re-center the water element in public and professional spaces, as a strategy to interrupt habit and attune to mystery.