The moon occults Mars in a week from now, making this post from three years ago just as timely as ever. I can’t wait to see everyone using the word incorrectly again!

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venus-occultationThe Moon & Venus (source: CBC)

I loathe astrology on Twitter because so many astrologers use Twitter as a platform to lecture everyone else on how astrology should be practiced. Nevertheless, I do follow several astrologers on the site because I am interested in what they have to say — even when I disagree with almost everything they have to say. Despite my know-it-all nature, I’m far more open-minded than most people on the social media platform.

However, I am far less open-minded about diction. Over the past couple of days, I’ve read two Tweets from a very famous astrologer who is misusing the word “occult.”

Wikipedia defines occultation as follows:

“An occultation is an event that occurs when one object is hidden by another object that passes between it and the observer. The term is often used in astronomy, but can also refer to any situation in which an object…

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