ABOUT COSMIC SHRIMP: Q&A
WHO AND WHAT IS COSMIC SHRIMP?
This is a project created by a semi-professional astrology student in Melbourne (Australia) who helps people connect to astrology, community, and themselves.
hOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS FOR?
Surprisingly, there’s not an exact moment of birth for COSMIC SHRIMP.
Sometime in late 2016, friends kept asking for readings and nagging for an official Instagram account, so I made the name and started COSMIC SHRIMP activities.
Before that, I was studying astrology in my spare time for about a year.
This project has changed shape a few times already. And it probably will again.
DO YOU OFFER READINGS?
Yes, you can find out more here.
I share what I’ve learnt, and use it to guide a conversation with someone who wants to learn about themselves or their chart.
I’m not a shrink, I’m just a shrimp. No doubt I’ll go on to study counselling in some form in the future, but for now, I only have a qualification in ‘annoyingly reflective and occasionally wise friend’.
WHAT’S WITH THE NAME?
Well, I was working part-time at a boutique which stocked UK label Shrimps, and my partner was listening to a podcast segment by Duncan Trussell and Joe Rogan called The Shrimp Parade.
Both these brands were silly, colourful, and underneath quite deep and intentional. I needed an alter ego which was cute and light to balance the seriousness and depth I bring to most facets of life. Et, voila!
What are you hoping to get out of this?
Intense question, but I’ll bite.
I’m hoping to get more friends who also use astrology to self reflect and guide personal development. I’m hoping to nurture a local community who are dedicated to investigating and progressing astrological study.
And, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I’m also hoping to meet interesting people to do interesting things together.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO LEARN ASTROLOGY?
Don’t stop at the first thing you read, online or in books. Take in as much as you can, and don’t make it a memorising exercise. The information takes years to connect and synthesise - so it’s a commitment. Talking about it with like minded people helps a lot. Listen to podcasts, watch lectures, especially by those who consider themselves perpetual students.