FAQ

What is Ora?

Ora uses astrology as a wellness practice, offering cosmic guidance as a form of self-care and connection to a community. With guided reflection and relationship building, our social platform offers a framework in which to understand the universe and your place within it.

How do I use the app?

After signing in, just tell us your name and birthdate and we will take care of the rest—explore Ora to discover the benefits of all our features. We recommend entering your birth time and location as well for more accurate readings.

What is this magic and how does it work?

Our team of experienced astrologers prioritize realtime cosmic events to craft personalized self-care horoscopes as a forecast for your month ahead. Each reading is structured to identify the key planetary event, provide an interpretation of the effect this event will have on you based on your sign, and offer actionable guidance for you to apply in your life.

Isn’t astrology fake?

It’s certainly up to you to decide what to believe in. For us, astrology is a beautiful way to show that human experiences can be both uniquely personal and yet universal. In using this ancient system, we can engage in a practice of self-reflection that makes a genuine impact on our mindset and sense of wellbeing.

What does your logo have to do with astrology?

The 12 rings of our logo represent every sign in the zodiac calendar. As each circle is interwoven into an organized chaos, the individual rings begin to create something larger than themselves.

What does it mean when my profile icon glows?

Each astrological event can impact the zodiac signs in different ways. Ora is designed to identify your crucial cosmic moments and track them in your Forecast—when a key date is highlighted, you will see your mood ring glowing to notify you of incoming influences.

What is my Universe and why am I adding people to it?

Your Universe is where Ora truly comes to life—by adding friends, family, pets, and celebrities as connections, you can begin to see how the cosmos influence the universe around you. Follow the personal journeys of those you love, and check in during key moments highlighted by active mood rings throughout your support system. You can add as many people as you want, with five favourites always visible.

What is a Natal Chart…how can I be more than one sign?

You’re more than just your sun sign. By capturing the position of the planets at the exact moment of your birth, we can reveal deeper complexities about your unique identity. Enter your birth location and time to reveal your moon sign (a glimpse into your hidden emotional self) and your ascendant sign (the first impression you unconsciously leave on others). Be patient with us, as we are working to create the perfect tool to properly explore the nuances of your full natal chart.

How does Compatibility work?

Each relationship has unique needs depending on the combination of personalities. You can match yourself or any other user with friends, enemies, crushes, and celebrities. We take a look at how your main signs interact with each other and create a reading that may give you insight into the nature of the relationship. Don’t worry—whether or not your signs are compatible, we will give you the tools needed for relationship management.

What is Insights for?

A personal feed, thoughtfully curated by creatives and experts in the industry, Insights is a resource for you to learn more about the practice of astrology and how it fits into the greater worlds of self-care and spirituality.

What other features do I get when I upgrade to Premium?

Premium unlocks your entire forecast of daily horoscopes, allowing you to fully prepare for the future ahead. To delve deeper into self-reflection, read your in-depth monthly horoscope that explores each key astrological event that you will face. View all your friends’ forecasts in your Universe and access full reports that unveil the details of your compatibility. You can also create private profiles to add to your Universe, in order to stay connected with people that are not Ora users (e.g. your mom, your cat).

Thank Yous

We could not have brought Ora to life without all our amazing contributors. A special thank you to our astrology and wellness writers: Steph Koyfman, Haji Ma, Alex Prong, Becca Serena, and Shakirah Tabourn. Our digital illustrations, music, and animations were created by Clémence Gouy and Thomas Hsu. Our team has passionately worked to research and craft our content, all united around the central goal of providing our community with meaningful guidance and connections.

Mental Health Resources

Astrology can be a powerful tool in your wellness journey, but please keep in mind that Ora is not a substitute for professional mental health support. If you are thinking about suicide, if you feel that you may be a danger to yourself or others, or if you otherwise have any medical emergency, please immediately notify the police or emergency medical services in your area. Here are some resources that may prove helpful if you are struggling with your mental health:

USA:

Emergency medical services: 911

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Canada:

Emergency medical services: 911

Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Please note that we are not recommending nor endorsing any of these resources. It is your responsibility to determine if these resources may offer something that you need, and decide whether or not their services are appropriate for your situation.

Contact

If you have any questions, we are always here for you. Connect with our team at hello@ourora.co.