Barry Perlman


We’ll look at the astrological Mars as an agent of separation, with specific focus on the role it plays within the context of queer politics. Through a mix of theory, application, and personal reflection, this talk explores Mars as a symbol both of our divide from the mainstream as queers and of the factious differences within the queer community, with the aim of opening an honest dialogue about constructive ways to channel Mars’s energy.

Barry Perlman (astrobarry) is an intuitive astrologer who’s been counseling clients worldwide for more than a decade. Since 2002, he’s shared his astrological wisdom on his website ( where thousands of visitors enjoy his weekly “horoscopes that keep it real” and other writings.  Barry has spoken on Queer Astrology topics at the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS), the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) 2013 conference in Philadelphia, and the previous Queer Astrology Conference.  He holds a B.A. in English (Duke, 1995) and a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Humanities (NYU, 1999).  Barry also co-owns The Sacred Well (, a metaphysical shop in Oakland, CA.

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