Whether you’re an advanced astrologer or want to learn about your sun, moon, and rising signs, these are the best astrology apps to start with.
With astrology becoming more and more popular, you can hardly get through one conversation without mentioning when Mercury is retrograde or covering one of the “big 3” signs in your birth chart. But regardless of your astrological knowledge or status, pretty much everyone has one of these apps on their phone.
Here are some of the best apps to start with if you’re hoping to monitor your daily horoscope, learn more about your Venus sign, check up on the status of the moon, or find out whether you and your partner are compatible.
Best for: Novice + advanced astrologers, natal charts, progressed charts, synastry
This is the go-to app for many astrologers out there. With TimePassages, you can cast the current astrological chart, bring up your daily horoscope (in chart form), determine how transits will affect your chart, create synastry charts (compatibility), cast secondary progressions, and so much more. While this is definitely not an app for beginners, if you’re learning astrology it might be worthwhile; there are descriptions of the planets, signs, and what the aspects mean if you ever get stuck!
Sun Signs: Horoscopes
Best for: Beginners, horoscopes (daily, weekly, monthly), personalization, easy-to-use technology
Sun Signs: Horoscopes is a user-friendly app that’s perfect for beginner astrologers who are just starting to dabble in the cosmic world. Use it to learn about your birth chart, cast free tarot readings, read daily horoscopes, and find compatibility between you and your partner—all at your fingertips.
Best for: Beginners, trend-followers, colloquialisms
This was one of the first apps to revolutionize the astrology market. With its sleek, modernist design and brutally honest notifications, Co-Star is popular because it resonates with many people. Compare your chart to any friends who have the app—and see whether you’re compatible! One of Co-Star’s best features is its “chaos mode” button. Tell the app to remind your future self of the significance of certain transits!
Best for: Pro astrologers, upcoming transits, widget capability
If you’ve gotten the basics down and are looking for the next step in astrology, Time Nomad has you covered. This app shows current transits as well as personal transits in an easy-to-read list form when you open up the app—so you’ll never miss a beat. But that’s not all! Time Nomad also shows world events, current chart, synastry charts, and it even offers astro guidance on its blog.
Best for: Everyone, horoscopes, personalization, easy-to-use technology
This colorful app offers a fun, relatable and emoji-friendly platform to learn and use astrology. Sanctuary brings horoscopes, of course. But its main attraction is the direct connection to tarot readers and astrologers for professional readings.
Best for: Novice astrologers, horoscopes, rituals, mindfulness
Astrologer Chani Nicholas created this app with the modern world in mind. Chani brings astrology to life in a way that is relatable and fun, by offering daily horoscopes, workshops and rituals, as well as a collection of affirmations, journal prompts, and meditations when you need them. The best feature is the “collective mood” emoji—broadcasted in her 7-day forecast—so you can recognize how the planets are affecting the people around you. It’s astrology + wellbeing in the best way possible.
Best for: Beginners, non-astrologers, self-discovery, dating
The Pattern is a very individualized app that is less focused on the astrological components of the birth chart and more so on the psychological components. So, for those of you who have no interest in understanding what Houses are or why Mars is the planet of war, The Pattern is for you. What’s more… The Pattern also has a dating feature, called The Connect.
Full Moon Phase
Best for: Everyone, full/new moons, Cancer and Pisces, moon lovers
If you’re obsessed with the moon, Full Moon Phase is perfect for you. Use the moon calendar to identify when the moon will be in Leo next. Identify keywords and traits of the sign that the moon embodies today. Locate when the next full or new moon will be. This app has it all!
MOON – Current Moon Phase
Best for: Everyone, waiting the moon, widget capability
This one is simple. It shows you simply what phase the moon is in on any given day. It’s less astrologically-inclined—as it does not show the sign the moon is in. However, MOON uses a quantifiable percentage that shows how close the moon is to being full. The best part about this app is that you can place a widget of the moon’s phase on your home screen, so you always know when the next full moon or new moon is happening.
What is the difference between astrology and astronomy?
Astrology is the study of the planets and their movement around the sky—coupled with significant personal meaning. Astronomy concerns itself with the same, but simply from a scientific perspective.
Does astrology work?
Of course astrology works! If it didn’t, we wouldn’t have so many apps for it.
Is astrology a science?
Many people consider astrology to be a pseudoscience—meaning that it is based on facts, however, it offers up new interpretations that cannot be considered factual. Because the interpretations that astrologers come up with are intuitive and free-flowing, it cannot be a cold, hard science.
What is a horoscope?
A horoscope is a projection or prediction based on your birth chart.
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