Why astrology for radicals?
There’s a lot of less-than-stellar astrology out there — the kind of astrology that tries to tell you who you are and who you are destined to be. I’m not about that. You are more than just an Aries, or a Gemini, or a Scorpio. I believe in using astrology in a radical way, grounding my astrological practice in:
LIBERATION — using astrology in tandem with our efforts to dismantle oppression
color — crafting astrology by and for people of color
FUTURITY — activating astrology to envision bold and beautiful possibilities
POWER — creating astrology to nourish our spirits and empower our highest selves
I am committed to a vision of astrology that honors complexity, shifts culture, and most importantly, evolves as we do. Join me in creating astrology for radicals!
Candace Kita is an astrologer and cultural worker committed to elevating the stories of people of color. She has been studying astrology since 2016, is a soon-to-be graduate of the Portland School of Astrology, and is the author of the zine Astrology and Wellness for Radicals. She believes first and foremost in astrology as an interpretative storytelling and relationship-building technique, allowing us to redefine and retell our personal stories. Her astrological approach is inherently intersectional, weaving in her eclectic background in visual art, writing, community organizing, and nonprofit arts administration. In addition to her astrological practice, she serves as Cultural Work Manager at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), co-founded Arts Workers for Equity (a grassroots collective that advocates for racial equity in Portland’s arts sector), and has worked for numerous arts organizations, including the Portland Art Museum, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, and grassroots public art space Tuesday Night Cafe. Candace received her BA in Studio Art from Scripps College. In her spare time, Candace dabbles in dance and reads voraciously.