This artist is mashing up witches and astrology in a brilliant new project
As more and more young women and men continue to tap into their spirituality — whether that’s through energy work, art, or something else on that spectrum — they’re paving the way for what it means to be a “mystic millennial.” Isaiah K Stephens is an artist whose #AstroWitchProject fits into this narrative seamlessly. By imagining each zodiac sign as a different type of fictional witch, like a heart or storm witch, Isaiah is playing with our love for all things occult.
After seeing a Tumblr post that described each astrological sign as witches, and disagreeing with a few of them, Isaiah took it upon himself to redefine and illustrate the qualities of each sign, and then the #AstroWitchProject was born. In an exclusive interview, we spoke to Isaiah (who’s a Scorpio himself) about the project and what inspired him to start it.
Isaiah, who hails from Massachusetts, had a natural introduction into witchcraft, since Salem, MA is the witch capital of the United States (not to mention the home of the Salem Witch Trials). He says,
"I've always been a big fan of witch-themed media. Movies, TV shows, books, video games, all of it! Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed have been two of my favorite shows ever since I was a kid."
This lent itself into his fascination with witchcraft, and later astrology.
When asked if he had a favorite witch to draw, he said, “All of them were fun to draw! Though I have to remain loyal to team Scorpio! I align very well with my star sign. Though I know a lot of other people feel differently.” We totally respect being loyal to your own sign! And since Isaiah said he has plans for other projects, astrology-themed and not, we’re just glad to know he’s not done creating.