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The Weekly Horoscope That Solves ALL Your Problems! June 30-July 6, 2014

posted by Matthew Currie

Good news, everyone! It seems your problems aren’t as bad as you thought. Actually your problems don’t even exist… and neither do you!  *** No, I’m not going all Buddhist or Philosophy Major on LSD here. Long story short: physicists […]

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Dear io9.com: Astrology Skeptics Get It Wrong, Again

posted by Matthew Currie

An Open Letter To George Dvorsky, io9.com: Hi George. First of all, I wanted to thank you for your highly enjoyable work for io9.com writing your bit called “The Daily Explainer.” I’m a fan of your work, and you explain […]

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Standing In Borrowed Light: Why I Love Astrology

posted by Matthew Currie

Why do I love astrology? There’s more than one reason for that, but two in particular come to mind. First of all: it works. Yes, I know how crazy that sounds to a lot of people. Speaking as someone who […]

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Little Miss New Age Makes Her New Moon In Cancer Affirmations

posted by Matthew Currie

It was Thursday evening, and Little Miss New Age lit the candles that she set aside for her New Moon affirmations to coincide with the New Moon at 5 degrees Cancer that was coming up early Friday morning. “I love […]

Mercury Retrograde: A Smaller Slice Of Pi

posted by Matthew Currie

(Mercury Retrograde is in effect until July 1st… CLICK HERE to learn more about dealing with it) Mercury continues its backwards march through Gemini, bringing with it cluttered thinking and a tendency to grasp at the wrong solution to difficult […]

The Cancer Horoscope And Pep Talk, 2014-2015

posted by Matthew Currie

(SCENE: The Astrological Locker Room, at halftime. CANCER sits alone, slumped over with face in both hands. THE COACH enters and blows a whistle, startling CANCER out of the dejection, momentarily.) COACH: Okay, listen up! You’re doing great out there […]

Your Weekly Horoscope, June 23-29, 2014 (Plus Otters!)

posted by Matthew Currie

There is more than the usual dose of the crazy, unhinged, weird and explosive going on this week, thanks in large part to an opposition between Mars in Libra and Uranus in Aries. So before we get into that, let’s […]

Write Your Own Sun Sign Forecast, I Dare You!

posted by Matthew Currie

(Please note: Matthew’s air conditioning has broken down in the middle of our current heat wave, and is in no shape to provide the serious dissertation on the philosophical and metaphysical underpinnings of Traditional Hellenistic Astrology as originally planned. In […]

Your Birth Chart Isn’t As Bad As You Were Told

posted by Matthew Currie

One of the most important ideas in traditional astrology is also one of those things that sometimes puts people off from learning more about it: the concept of planetary rulerships, dignities, and debilities. What’s really interesting and useful about knowing what […]

Ask An Astrologer: How Can I Use You?

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Ask An Astrologer” series) KG writes: “How can I use you?” This is an excellent question, KG, and since I know you have Moon in Aries on the Ascendant, I’ll give you the short […]

Tyrion Lannister’s Game Of Squares

posted by Matthew Currie

To: Maester Mikayel Lutin, Chief Astrologer and Keeper Of The Electrum Link, Casterly Rock From: Tyrion Lannister, Acting Hand Of The King (former), Master Of Coin (former), Still Breathing (eventually to be former) Dear Maester Lutin: I am writing to […]

Full Moon In Sagittarius 2014: Jump NOW!

posted by Matthew Currie

I often find myself saying things like “the New Moon is a time to start something new” or “the Full Moon is a time when temporary tensions can make things break down,” or something like that. I tend to say […]

Mercury Retrograde: Arguing With Mockingbirds

posted by Matthew Currie

(Are you prepared for the craziness of this week’s Full Moon? Click HERE for the forecast!) Mercury retrograde periods are notorious for mis-communications of all kinds. As an astrologer, I constantly finding myself doing two conflicting things about Mercury retrograde: […]

Your Full Moon In Sagittarius Forecast: Dropkick Me Jesus

posted by Matthew Currie

A Full Moon may not be the astrological transit that brings the big changes you need (or those you didn’t ask for), but the natural extra dose of tension that a Full Moon can deliver is sometimes just the thing […]

Neptune Shrugged: The Astrology of Bowe Bergdahl

posted by Matthew Currie

(More about Neptune… “Neptune: The Ultimate Nullifier”… is HERE) Many of you out there will have already formed a very strong opinion about the Bowe Bergdahl situation, and about the man himself. To many, he’s a traitor. To others, he’s […]

Neptune: The Ultimate Nullifier

posted by Matthew Currie

(For more on Neptune, check out “Neptune In Pisces And Penguins In Sweaters” and “Neptune in Pisces, Elan Gale, And The Diane Who Wasn’t There.”) When you do astrological readings for a living like I do, you soon learn how […]

Twelve Signs Of Love: Your Free E-Book!

posted by Matthew Currie

A great deal of what I do as an astrologer involves helping people sort out their love lives. What has gone wrong? Why did everything stop going right? Why don’t I have a love life? Why can’t I decide between […]

Blame Mercury Retrograde NOW And Avoid The Rush!

posted by Matthew Currie

Mercury Retrograde is once more approaching, and astrology fans everywhere are warming up their excuses for all things Mercury related — phone calls, e-mails, commerce, short trips, signing contracts, elevators, parsley, farmer’s markets, wi-fi connections — to go wonky. But […]

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If I Was Your Astrologer, Bill Cosby...
As an astrologer, it's my primary duty to look at a client's transits and then provide him or her with my forecast. What my clients do with that information is entirely up to them. No blame, no judgement, just the facts. However every once ...

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The Astrology Of Sun Sign (Sort Of) Compatibility
A survey released in Australia recently reveals some surprising reasons why long-term couples break up. Okay, some of those reasons aren't so surprising: physical violence being the biggest single indicator that it's not going to work. But many ...

posted 2:25:18am Jul. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Astrology: Where Is The Love In My Birth Chart?
I'm starting to teach an online astrology course about love and attraction during this current Venus Retrograde, and what factors in the birth chart can enhance that. I already had the whole course outlined out in my head a while ago, and yet as ...

posted 1:14:17am Jul. 26, 2015 | read full post »

How To Handle Venus Retrograde: Selah
"Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah." -Psalm 77:9 Venus turns retrograde this Saturday. If you are familiar with the concept of Mercury retrograde, you know that it often a time when ...

posted 11:06:46pm Jul. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Astrology Aspects: It's A Square World After All
I have some important news to break to you. The world is not in fact round. It's not flat. The world is square. Okay, admittedly, it's more rectangular than actually square, but it is defined by 90 degree angles. Think about it: think about ...

posted 1:18:58am Jul. 18, 2015 | read full post »

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