Given for RubiCon on December 6, 2015.

Talk Description:

This talk examines the history of predicting homosexuality in a horoscope. Why was it done and to what effect? By tracing the history of the gay signature from Ptolemy to Cardano to the emergence of Uranus as the planet of homosexuality, I hope to show that these astrological characters have held the space for a queer identity all along and – like with everything in Astrology – were simply awaiting the time when they could be reassembled in a way that speaks to our 21st century society.

Speaker Bio:

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of, a subscription-based interactive Astrology website adapted from his bestselling book Ruling Planets published by HarperCollins in 2002. Christopher also writes the daily horoscopes for The San Francisco Chronicle and He created and wrote the horoscope column for ALLURE magazine from 1991 through 2009. Now the exclusive astrologer for Patti Stanger (the Millionaire Matchmaker) his weekly forecasts appear on

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