Astrology is complicated business, a field filled with so much arcana that most of us do nothing more than read horoscopes—which are too broad to be wrong but never feel quite right.
Sanctuary is the rare astrology app that tackles these problems head-on. The result is a slick, refreshing experience with a recognizably human touch guiding you through the cosmos.
After entering your name and when and where you were born, you’re ready to read your daily horoscope—and that’s when you’ll notice what’s different. Your readings are delivered to your iPhone through an engaging chat form that makes you feel like you’re texting with an astrologer on the other side.
After taking in your Starry-Eyed News for the day, you’re free to peruse Sanctuary’s guides. This is where the app goes deep.
If you’re an astrological newbie, odds are you know your sun sign (such as Aquarius, Gemini, Aries) and not much else. Sanctuary teaches you the planet and moon phases, explaining the role each plays in your life. It’s a crash course that’s accessible for everyone.
For a monthly or yearly subscription, you can become a member. That gets you a free personalized reading every month and lets you talk to one of Sanctuary’s professional astrologers (for a little more) anytime.
A membership also unlocks the rest of the app’s library, where you can spend hours delving deeper into comets, asteroids, elements, planetary transits, modalities, and more.