Motivations of The Mercury Coalition
"We're here, we're queer - deal with it." - Snow OS
We have noticed a significant and worrying hostility and disregard towards trans people within the astrology community, amongst both hobbyists and professionals. We have recognized this tendency to inhibit the quality of life and range of opportunities available to transgender astrologers as professionals, to immiserate and dissuade any trans people from broaching the subject even as a hobbyist, and to impoverish the entire tradition of our particular contributions. As transgender astrologers ourselves, we have set about organizing in order to address this problem, to reinforce our collective security, visibility, and due respect for our participation in the practice.
We seek to signal boost transgender astrologers by providing opportunities for trans and nonbinary astrologers to make themselves known and make their ideas heard. We plan to work towards frustrating and countervailing transphobic, enbymisic, and transmisogynistic currents within the community at our every opportunity.
We hope to cultivate the construction of a new astrology community. One which is more open and more philosophically complex and conformal to the reality of human society. One which is more attuned to queer needs and queer thoughts. One that is open and inviting to more new transgender astrologers and hobbyists alike.
We look forward to seeing this better community.