Astrologer Sam Reynolds examines how a peculiar discrimination against intersexed women of color in international competitive track running mirrors our own culture’s unresolved thoughts on the intersections between intersexuality, gender, colonialism, power, and competitiveness. Using astrology charts associated with discriminated women of color in competitive track meets, Reynolds explores and discusses how the myth and intersexual nature of the astrological Mercury, as well other prominent astrological markers, nuance our understanding of sex and competitiveness. These astrological signatures may also provide clues on how these issues can be otherwise addressed and handled.
Samuel F. Reynolds, a former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent 23 years doing charts and studying astrology. Now Samuel consults, writes and teaches astrology full-time. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) and the Astrology News Service, and he’s a co-founder of the International Society of Black Astrologers. He’s also an entrepreneur who helps others build their businesses as mind-body-spirit practitioners. He writes horoscopes for Ebony.com, MySign.com, and Pride, a British Black women’s magazine. His home website is UnlockAstrology.com.