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Matthew Currie is an astrologer, counselor and writer with over 20 years of experience and numerous appearances on television, radio and podcasts. He is the author of "Conquer The Universe With Astrology," (available on Amazon) and is available for private consultations at http://matthewtheastrologer.com/ or send him an e-mail. Matthew likes hearing from you.

He also predicted that yes, you WOULD end up here reading this.

Like everyone else, he is on Twitter: @matthewcurrie and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theastrologer

Could An Astrologer Have Saved Prince?

posted by Matthew Currie

I wrote about Prince yesterday, and like many of you I was saddened and surprised by his death. The blog entry itself was pretty light on astrological detail because of that, but if you want to have a look at […]

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Are We Gonna Let The Elevator Bring Us Down? Oh No, Let’s Go!

posted by Matthew Currie

Prince is dead. *** Dearly beloved: We are gathered here today to get through this thing called “life.” Electric word, “life.” It means forever and that’s a mighty long time… but I’m here to tell you there’s something else… the […]

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Villains Of The Zodiac: Pisces

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect ’em all!) The Sign: Pisces, the Fish The Villain: Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare On Elm Street Known For: Detachment from the daily realities of the mundane world, a strongly-developed interest […]

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Villains Of The Zodiac: Aquarius

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect ’em all!) The Sign: Aquarius, the Water Bearer The Villain: The Pod People, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Known For: Calm, detached demeanor. Intelligent application of strategy to global issues. […]

Villains Of The Zodiac: Capricorn

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect ’em all!) The Sign: Capricorn, the Goat The Villain: Gustavo “Gus” Fring, Breaking Bad Known For: Successful entrepreneur, soft spoken, well dressed, and an ardent supporter of anti-drug awareness charities. […]

Villains Of The Zodiac: Sagittarius

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect ’em all!) The Sign: Sagittarius, the Archer The Villain: Negan, The Walking Dead Known For: Cheerful, outgoing demeanor. Quick-witted and charming.  Comfortable and casual taste in clothes. Enjoys sports and […]

Villains Of The Zodiac: Scorpio

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect ’em all!) The Sign: Scorpio, the Scorpion The Villain: Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens Known For: Wearing a face mask he totally doesn’t need to wear (but does […]

Villains Of The Zodiac: Libra

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect ’em all!) The Sign: Libra, the Balance The Villain: Hannibal Lecter, The Silence Of The Lambs Known For: Charm, wit, sophisticated tastes, distinct opinions on social behavior and its consequences. […]

Villains Of The Zodiac: Virgo

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect ’em all!) The Sign: Virgo, the Virgin The Villain: The Borg, Star Trek. Known For: Having a deep and profound grasp of what perfection is, how and where to find […]

Villains Of The Zodiac: Leo

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect ’em all!) The Sign: Leo, the Lion. The Villain: Khan Noonien Singh, Star Trek Known For: Exceptional leadership skills, awesome hair, relentless dedication to destroying anyone who fails to perceive […]

Villains Of The Zodiac: Cancer

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect ’em all!) The Sign: Cancer, the Crab The Villain: The Xenomorph Queen, Aliens Known For: Has excellent survival instincts. Being a stable and caring nurturer for her loved ones. Clever, […]

Villains Of The Zodiac: Gemini

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect ’em all!) The Sign: Gemini, the Twins The Villain: Zebediah Kilgrave, aka The Purple Man (Marvel Comics/Jessica Jones) Known For: Wit, charm, intelligence, and the most terrifying super power of […]

Villains Of The Zodiac: Taurus

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect ’em all!) The Sign: Taurus, the Bull The Villain: Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin (Marvel Comics, Daredevil) Known For: Excellent taste in clothes, decor, and food. Soft spoken with a generally […]

Villains Of The Zodiac: Aries

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect ’em all!) The Sign: Aries, The Ram The Villain: Jason Voorhees from the Friday The 13th films Known For: Aggressive opposition to teen sex, protecting his environment from campers, casual […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For April 2016

posted by Matthew Currie

Here’s the most important astrological forecast of the month. Really? Yes! Why? Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save […]

Real Housewives Of The Mutable Signs

posted by Matthew Currie

(SCENE: A large church, decorated for a wedding. Most of the guests are seated and await the beginning of the ceremony. In a corner away from the crowd stand GEMINI, VIRGO, and PISCES. GEMINI is in a wedding dress, and […]

Current Conditions (To April 2, 2016)

posted by Matthew Currie

What’s up? Mercury gets three exact aspects from outer planets this week: a trine from Saturn, a square from Pluto, and a conjunction from Uranus. When it is in effect? Now until April 2nd-ish How does it work? Mercury rules […]

More Bad Astrology

posted by Matthew Currie

Previously, I wrote about my gratitude for the work I have here at Beliefnet, and how writing astrology for a living (for many sites) can be pretty unpleasant and uninformative reading. But that’s not the only bad astrology out there […]

Batman v Superman v Astrology

posted by Matthew Currie

When I wrote about the Solar Eclipse in Pisces earlier this month, I noted that it would be of particular significance to those born between the years 1964 to 1966. That Eclipse happened directly opposite the Uranus-Pluto conjunction that the […]

The Only Cat Astrology Blog Entry You’ll Need, EVER!

posted by Matthew Currie

I am genuinely grateful for the opportunity to write about astrology for Beliefnet (World’s Biggest Spirituality Web Site, yo!). Even though it’s not the sort of place a lot of people may expect to find astrology, they’ve made room for […]

Hulk Hogan And Gawker: Astrology Renders The Verdict

posted by Matthew Currie

Last time, I discussed the astrology of the major players in the recent Gawker media sex tape lawsuit, Hulk Hogan and Nick Denton. In both cases, there are questions about the birthday to available that would have made predicting the […]

Astrology And Hulk Hogan And Sex Tapes And That Eclipse

posted by Matthew Currie

Astrology can predict the future, but it’s not easy. Not only can a birth chart sometimes be difficult to interpret, but the transits are no piece of cake either. Think of the worst day of your life, whenever that may […]

Astrology, Politics, And Human Nature

posted by Matthew Currie

I have recently received a number of requests from readers to discuss politics on this blog. There are a couple of reasons why I will not be touching that subject here, with or without a ten-foot pole. As you may […]

Solar Eclipse In Pisces, Part Two: What’s In It For You?

posted by Matthew Currie

In Part One (which you can read HERE) I discussed something of the nature of Pisces and more specifically the nature of Tuesday’s Solar Eclipse in Pisces. An Eclipse is a difficult, slippery creature to grasp in terms of its […]

Solar Eclipse In Pisces, Part One: Death Of The Unicorns

posted by Matthew Currie

There’s a Solar Eclipse on Tuesday, occurring at 19 degrees Pisces. People tend to get a little worked up about Eclipses, and normally I find myself calming people down about their potential effects. This Solar Eclipse is pretty charged up […]

Aquarius Pisces Compatibility (Starring Aquaman!)

posted by Matthew Currie

It takes a certain cleverness to make a relationship work between an Aquarius and a Pisces — just like it takes cunning to swipe an ad that’s copyright DC Comics and Hostess and alter it enough to get away with […]

Your Musical Guide To Raising A Sagittarius Child

posted by Matthew Currie

(Sung to the tune of “Don’t Fence Me In”) Give me a hand, another hand, with this playpen chicken wire Let’s fence him in! This kid keeps running off, and he just won’t ever tire Let’s fence him in! He […]

Preparing For An Astrology Consultation

posted by Matthew Currie

Further to my previous entries on how an astrological counselling session works, here are some additional tips as to how you can get the most out of your time with an astrologer: -Gather up whatever information you can on anyone […]

When The Transits Aren’t Right…

posted by Matthew Currie

One of the things astrology is most useful for is finding the inception chart for something: a new venture, starting a business, when to quit smoking, when to get married… every action has a birth chart of its own, and […]

Nibiru? No, No Nibiru. Not At All. Nope.

posted by Matthew Currie

Hey, remember when the Mayan Calendar ran out in December 2012 and the world ended? Or when that whole Blood Moon thing happened in 2014-2015 and the world ended? Or how about when the Y2K bug hit, and the world […]

How To Annoy People With Your Mars Sign

posted by Matthew Currie

In astrology, Mars is the planet that rules ambition and the sex drive. It’s also the planet in your birth chart that is most likely to show how you annoy people. Here’s a handy guide to how you probably come […]

Vedic Astrology Aspects Made Easy? Yes, Really!

posted by Matthew Currie

Don’t panic… if it’s Western Astrology you want, I’ll be back to regular business next time. But if you’ve ever heard of Vedic Astrology (the kind of astrology traditionally practiced in India… and which I’ve written about before HERE), you’ve […]

Coping With Your Squares And Oppositions

posted by Matthew Currie

Although modern astrologers are told to not look at aspects as being “good” or “bad,” there’s no question that some aspects are a lot more comfortable to live with than others. If you’ve ever read a basic online description of […]

Fifty Shades Of Venus In Aquarius

posted by Matthew Currie

Aquarius is high-minded and likes to live a life uncompromised by mere human failings in pursuit of its goals. Venus is all about the Love, and the little personal touches that make life a better place. What will happen when […]

Hiring An Astrologer, Tiberius Style

posted by Matthew Currie

I’ve been asked a few times recently as to how one can go about choosing a good, reputable astrologer. There is the usual advice, of course: ask others who have seen him/her, don’t be afraid to ask questions about the […]

Five Reasons Men Should Learn Astrology

posted by Matthew Currie

Dear Female Readers: Thank you for dropping by. Your readership is always appreciated, but today I want to talk to the men out there. (Pause until all the women leave the room.) Okay guys, listen up: We have a lot […]

Discount Capricorn Humor!

posted by Matthew Currie

I am still taking a little time off to recover from a combination cold/flu/Ebola and a boatload of genuinely terrible transits. I am now getting back to setting up readings again and am slowly working my way through a mountain […]

Bad Transits And Dark Forests

posted by Matthew Currie

“Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost.” -Dante Alighieri, Inferno Apologies in advance, but this blog entry may prove awkward for both of us. Although I […]

Astrology Of The 2016 Oscars, Part Two: Night Of A Thousand Scars

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part One, in which I discuss the Pluto Opposition of The Academy Awards, is HERE.) By now you’ve probably heard about the big Oscar boycott this year. I’m not here to venture an opinion on that – although I believe […]

Astrology Of The 2016 Academy Awards: Oscar’s Pluto Opposition

posted by Matthew Currie

The Academy Awards 2016 ceremony promises to be the usual pageant of glamour and excess and congratulations and egos, and all the things we have come to expect from it. But this year the Oscars are facing an unusual astrological […]

(Not) The Astrology Of (Maybe) Planet X

posted by Matthew Currie

Facebook — where we all get our news from since the collapse of real-world society somewhere around 2010 — is abuzz with the news that our Solar System is probably home to an undiscovered planet roughly the size of Neptune. […]

Pisces: Highly Absorbent

posted by Matthew Currie

Hi, I’m Vince for Pisces! You’ll be saying “wow” every time you get involved with one! It’s like a chamois! It’s like a towel! It’s like a sponge! Most people just can’t soak up this much raw sentiment and guilt! […]

The Terror Of Bad Astrology

posted by Matthew Currie

Last Sunday here in Calgary, two heavily armed men of Middle Eastern descent named Mohammed entered a crowded night club and started shooting people. Now, what’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear this? (pause) …starts with […]

Rest In Peace, Matthew Currie

posted by Matthew Currie

I seem to recall hearing during my medical education (which I gained entirely from watching TV) that there is a common phenomenon among med students, where at one point or another almost all of them become convinced they have some […]

All Your Saturn Square Neptune Problems Solved!

posted by Matthew Currie

Saturn square Neptune is the biggest astrological news of 2016. It will be in effect for most if not all of the year, and hits exact this June and November. Like any other major difficult aspect, it doesn’t guarantee doom […]

David Bowie: The Astrology Of Starman

posted by Matthew Currie

Who was David Bowie? This is a question that even fans of his have struggled to answer, perhaps without ever really admitting it to themselves. Of course he was a huge rock star, of course he was an actor, and […]

If I Was Your Astrologer, George Lucas…

posted by Matthew Currie

(The following is a transcript of a recent conversation with my imaginary celebrity client George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars films. Unfortunately his side of the conversation didn’t record, but I’m hoping it can be spliced in later when […]

Mercury Retrograde: A Bad Slice Of Π

posted by Matthew Currie

Mercury is now retrograde, bringing with it cluttered thinking and a tendency to grasp at the wrong solution to difficult issues (if you aren’t familiar with the concept, click HERE and HERE for all the details). This is a time […]

The Astrology Of 2016

posted by Matthew Currie

There’s no special astrological significance to January 1st in and of itself, but since it’s the beginning of the year it’s usually the time when various writers bust out the “2016 Horoscope” for the Twelve Signs. If you’ve read my […]

The Astrology Of Why Relationships Fail

posted by Matthew Currie

Last time, I made a case for the producers of “Married At First Sight” hiring an astrologer in order to improve their success rate at matching couples. But of course there are no perfect people, and thus no perfect relationships… […]

Dear Producers Of “Married At First Sight”…

posted by Matthew Currie

Dear Producers: I’ve recently started watching your show on A&E called Married At First Sight, where couples who have never met are matched up by experts and marry each other when they meet for the first time at the wedding ceremony. […]

Planetary Friends And Enemies: An Introduction

posted by Matthew Currie

What I practice and write about is referred to as “Western Astrology.” There are other forms of astrology, most notably Vedic Astrology… the form of astrology which comes India. Vedic Astrology is incredibly powerful and accurate and I look forward […]

Jupiter And Your Soul Mate Situation

posted by Matthew Currie

A couple meets. They find each other attractive. The conversation flows smoothly. They fall in love and get married and make 2.5 children and live in a big house with a white picket fence. Are they soul mates? Maybe. A […]

How (And Why) I Became An Astrologer

posted by Matthew Currie

I’ve been a professional astrologer for over twenty years, but the story really begins back when I was six years old. I was handed a book — The Compleat Astrologer — by my mother. “There’s too much math for me,” she said. […]

Astrology And Prediction: Zoom And Enhance!

posted by Matthew Currie

If you’ve watched many crime shows in the modern era, you’ve likely seen plenty of situations like this: our heroes are looking at a blurry security camera picture of a car late at night… “I can’t make out the license […]

Predicting Death With Astrology: Natasha Richardson

posted by Matthew Currie

(LAST TIME: I discussed the controversial and potentially dangerous subject of using astrology to predict death. If you have a problem with the subject, go back there and leave your comments. However, if you’re brave enough to want to see […]

Death And Astrology

posted by Matthew Currie

It may just be because I recently successfully completed my fiftieth journey around The Sun, but of late my mind has turned to the subject of using astrology to predict death. Shut up. I’ve written here about the subject before, […]

The Force (Of Whole Sign Houses) Awakens: Astrology Of George Lucas

posted by Matthew Currie

LAST TIME: I explained the difference between Placidus Houses (the system most Western Astrologers use) and Whole Sign Houses (which a smaller but growing number of Western Astrologers use). This time, I’m going to show you the difference between how […]

Ask An Astrologer: Whole Sign Houses?

posted by Matthew Currie

AT writes: “I know you use whole house astrology (not sure on my terminology) and using it that way, my Mars would be in my 12th house, but if used the other way Mars is in my first, right? But […]

The Signs Of The Zodiac Respond To Traffic Signs

posted by Matthew Currie

ARIES  “Hmph. Like we had any intention of turning back, anyway…” TAURUS  “Ah, we must be entering The Bakery District. Pull over!” GEMINI  “Let me drive. I can handle this one.” CANCER  (Sobbing) “No one helped me cross the street […]

Saturn Square Neptune: The Astrology Of The San Bernardino Shootings

posted by Matthew Currie

Astrology, like any decent science or philosophy, answers a lot of questions and raises new ones. Yesterday’s mass shooting in San Bernardo has me asking even more new questions. As was the case with the rioting in Ferguson Missouri, we […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For December 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save yourself tons of unnecessary aggravation! Seriously: you want to see what REAL […]

Greeting Cards From Around The Zodiac

posted by Matthew Currie

I often complain about how the basic concepts of what each Sign is like often become clichés, and thus can eventually become worse than useless. Nonetheless, that never seems to stop me from using them in the service of getting a cheap laugh […]

The Radical Astrology Liberation Front Guide To Uranus

posted by Matthew Currie

Today is the day that the Radical Astrological Liberation Front (RALF) has declared to be International All Hell Breaks Loose Day. Your orders are to resist assimilation by society and your social circle by using the power of Uranus, the […]

The Astrology Of Age Differences In Relationships

posted by Matthew Currie

The single subject area I deal with the most when doing a reading for clients is relationships. Sure, family relationships and boss/co-worker relationships often come up, but there’s nothing like romance to send someone to consult with an astrologer. One […]

Astrology And The Pain In Your Asteroids

posted by Matthew Currie

Astrology is a complex field — as complex as the human hearts and events that it concerns itself with. What I practice is called “Western Astrology” (as opposed to Vedic or Chinese or Mesoamerican) and it is so full of […]

Saturn Square Neptune: Nixon Goes To China

posted by Matthew Currie

I (and many other commentators) out there have written about the Saturn-Neptune Square happening now, and how it is the source of many problems and obstacles and generally seems to be making a lot of things collapse. Saturn square Neptune […]

Blaine Gabbert: Astrology Of A Bad Press Conference

posted by Matthew Currie

You’d be surprised the things you can do with astrology. Sure you can figure out a person’s personality, past and future, romantic or employment potential, and so on. But there is a subset of astrology called Electional Astrology that can […]

The Astrology Of Charlie Sheen’s HIV Confession

posted by Matthew Currie

Charlie Sheen went on The Today Show this morning and announced to the world that he has the HIV virus. This case is particularly informative from an astrological perspective: so much so that I’m going to present this blog entry […]

Your Forecast For The Week After Paris Exploded

posted by Matthew Currie

Astrology is all about the patterns. Large patterns and small ones, news events and personal tales. Somehow it all works together and it all resonates. Did you finish your milk and cookies and brush your teeth? Good. Let me tuck […]

Troll Your Friends With Mars In Libra!

posted by Matthew Currie

Mars enters Libra on Thursday. This is an event of no small significance, even though Mars goes around the Zodiac about once every 18 months. One of the reasons this is so significant is that Libra has a reputation for […]

The Venus In Libra Forecast And Film Festival!

posted by Matthew Currie

Last time, I discussed the nature of Libra in general, and more specifically Venus in Libra (CLICK HERE for it). As I pointed out then, Venus transiting through Libra (which it is doing between now and December 4th) is a […]

Venus In Libra: A Case Of Venus Envy?

posted by Matthew Currie

I know an astrologer — no names! — who never seems to have anything good to say about Libra. According to him/her –no pronouns! — Libra is entirely in charge of things that are surface, dispensable, or somehow not necessary […]

What’s Pluto Going To Do To You? (Taurus Or Scorpio Rising)

posted by Matthew Currie

Pluto is going to be in Capricorn until 2023, which can make it difficult to sort out what effect it will have on your life on any given day, week, or even month. It’s powerful, but often subtle and long-term, […]

What’s Pluto Going To Do To You? (Cancer Or Capricorn Rising)

posted by Matthew Currie

Writing a forecast for a planet as slow-moving as Pluto is pretty risky. If you’ve got Cancer Rising and the Moon enters Cancer, we can say “you’ll be more sensitive but outgoing”for the next two days. But Pluto, which is […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For November 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save yourself tons of unnecessary aggravation! Seriously: you want to see what REAL […]

Saturn In Sagittarius (And The Horse You Rode In On)

posted by Matthew Currie

Dear Saturn: Maybe it’s because you’re in Sagittarius now (which has a reputation for being “philosophical”), or maybe it’s because your conjunct my natal Mercury and South Node right now (thanks, no really), but I’ve been pondering your role in […]

The Big Celebrity Astrology Round-Up!

posted by Matthew Currie

Isn’t celebrity astrology great? I could spend all my time talking about the transits my Uncle Fred was having once, but who would care? Whereas, if we can’t always relate to celebrities we at least know who they are (or […]

Reality TV Shows, By Sun Sign

posted by Matthew Currie

“The Bachelor: Aries”: He wants to get married… right now! Hurry up and grab your veil, the cab’s waiting! What the hell are you waiting for? Next week: Aries runs away. “Cutthroat Kitchen”: In one of the challenges an opponent […]

A Visit From The Scorpio Fairy

posted by Matthew Currie

I was at home a few evenings ago doing the usual — ignoring both housework and my astrology blog — when the room was filled with a flash of light and a cloud of graveyard-dark smoke. I had been visited […]

If I Was Your Astrologer, Halle Berry…

posted by Matthew Currie

One of the best things about being an astrologer is when doing a reading for a client results in a practical course of action that can make for real improvements in the client’s life. Understanding your birth chart, and the […]

Venus Mars And Jupiter Conjunct (And Bacon Causes Cancer)

posted by Matthew Currie

Two news stories have been big in the last couple of days that remind me of one of the basic principles of applied astrology. One of them, not surprisingly, is this week’s close conjunction between Venus, Mars, and Jupiter. The […]

Lamar Odom Astrology Part Two: Depressing Transits

posted by Matthew Currie

12:27 PM To: Matthew Currie From: Beliefnet Editorial Staff Re: Lamar Odom Blog Entry Hi. Just wanted to touch base with you. It’s been some time since you followed up your first blog entry about Lamar Odom like you said […]

Astrology, Destiny, And Lamar Odom: The Birth Chart

posted by Matthew Currie

“Character is destiny.” -Heraclitus of Ephesus Many people object to astrology on principle because it’s too fatalistic for their tastes. Not many people want to be told that their will is limited, or that there is only so much they […]

The Naked Truth About The Astrology Of Playboy

posted by Matthew Currie

It’s true: as one gets older, some things don’t work that used to work when you were young and full of energy, or they don’t work as well, or they work sporadically, or it takes more effort than it used […]

Venus Enters Rehab (Also, Virgo)

posted by Matthew Currie

After an unusually long stretch in Leo (much of it retrograde) Venus awakened this morning in Virgo to puzzle over where her money went, how much time she spent on that mechanical bull at the bar, and why her bra […]

Astrology: What Is “A Reading,” Anyway?

posted by Matthew Currie

(More on readings and how the practical application of astrology can make your planet a better place? Click here!) When I say I’m an astrologer, most people don’t really know what the job entails, and that job varies from practitioner […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For October 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save yourself tons of unnecessary aggravation! Seriously: you want to see what REAL […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: The Forecast For Sagittarius/Sagittarius Rising

posted by Matthew Currie

Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back! What’s in it for me? “Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: The Forecast For Scorpio/Scorpio Rising

posted by Matthew Currie

Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back! What’s in it for me? “Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: The Forecast For Libra/Libra Rising

posted by Matthew Currie

Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back! What’s in it for me? “Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: The Forecast For Virgo/Virgo Rising

posted by Matthew Currie

Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back! What’s in it for me? “Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: The Forecast For Leo/Leo Rising

posted by Matthew Currie

Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back! What’s in it for me? “Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: The Forecast For Cancer/Cancer Rising

posted by Matthew Currie

Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back! What’s in it for me? “Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: The Forecast For Gemini/Gemini Rising

posted by Matthew Currie

Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back! What’s in it for me? “Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: The Forecast For Taurus/Taurus Rising

posted by Matthew Currie

Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back! What’s in it for me? “Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: The Forecast For Aries/Aries Rising

posted by Matthew Currie

Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back! What’s in it for me? “Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: The Forecast For Pisces/Pisces Rising

posted by Matthew Currie

Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back! What’s in it for me? “Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: The Forecast For Aquarius/Aquarius Rising

posted by Matthew Currie

Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back! What’s in it for me? “Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: The Forecast For Capricorn/Capricorn Rising

posted by Matthew Currie

Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back! What’s in it for me? “Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now […]

The Saturn In Sagittarius Forecast Through December 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

It’s the classic pattern I’ve seen many times: Saturn changes Signs, and for a little while everyone is scared or relieved or worked up somehow for a while… but then your life doesn’t either explode or become Paradise and everyone […]

Traditional Rulerships: Aries And Scorpio And Mars, Oh My!

posted by Matthew Currie

It’s funny: all those Sun Sign romance guides out there seem to think that an Aries and a Scorpio together will eventually lead to something blowing up. I’ve seen this combination in the real world over and over again… despite […]

Derivative Houses: The Buddha Palm Technique Of Ultimate Astrology Mastery!

posted by Matthew Currie

Okay, I admit it: I picked the title for this entry because it’s a lot more exciting sounding than “Derivative Houses: An Under-Appreciated Astrological Technique.” But if you are learning astrology, the Derivative Houses Technique really is a great way […]

The Perils Of A Misinterpreted Composite Chart

posted by Matthew Currie

One of my former astrology students kept coming back to me, years later, trying to make sense of her often-confused love life. What puzzled me about this is that, despite my rantings in class, she’d always start with the composite […]

The Twelve Signs Stand Accused…

posted by Matthew Currie

You’ve probably heard the old adage that “there are three sides to every story — yours, mine, and the truth.” This is a particularly important principle to remember when one is looking at the general nature of the Signs, and […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: Cheerleaders To The Rescue!

posted by Matthew Currie

Many an astrologer has spent a lot of time and energy explaining to clients how the energy Saturn brings is ultimately a good thing. It challenges but it strengthens, it hurts but it scrapes away the things you don’t really […]

The Day Of Chiron

posted by Matthew Currie

Every day, intentionally or unintentionally, people all over the world inflict pain on themselves or others, often either with the best of intentions or from simply not understanding the harm they are doing. I’m talking about the kind of pain […]

The Astrology Of Ashley Madison

posted by Matthew Currie

Warning: this is a story with absolutely no good guys. By now you have probably heard about the gigantic leak of data from ashleymadison.com released by hackers. If not, here is a brief synopsis. Ashleymadison.com is a website designed for […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: Don’t Be Afraid Of Your Freedom!

posted by Matthew Currie

So: what will happen to you when Saturn re-enters Sagittarius on September 17th and stays there until December 2017? Astrologers have an understandable tendency to generalize when it comes to the nature of a given planet in a given Sign. That’s understandable, […]

Is Astrology Hopeless?

posted by Matthew Currie

I speak to a lot of clients who are in the middle of a crisis, and that is to be expected. I’m at least as much a counselor as a “fortune teller” (ugh, how I hate that term!), and just […]

Discount Ascension© Part 2: Frequently Asked Questions

posted by Matthew Currie

LAST TIME ON THIS BLOG: Your friendly neighborhood astrologer Matthew Currie was griping at length about New Age practitioners who tack “astrologer” onto their job description without really knowing much astrology, when he was suddenly struck on the head by […]

Astrology And Discount Ascension©!

posted by Matthew Currie

It was recently pointed out to me that I am a part of something called “The New Age community.” This knowledge took me some time to process. it’s like being told that your neighborhood is technically Chinatown or Little Italy […]

The Daily Sky, August 16, 2015: Moon Opposite Chiron

posted by Matthew Currie

Moon in Virgo is genuinely sweet and caring and loves to take care of people. Chiron rules those old wounds but just won’t heal, or that you suspect should maybe just be left alone. What happens when you put the […]

The Daily Sky, August 15 2015: Moon Opposite Neptune

posted by Matthew Currie

For many of us this is the end of a long and stressful week. No harm in blowing off a little steam on a Saturday, right? After last week’s sometimes funky aspects the outlook is good for having a good […]

A Neurology Lesson From Jupiter In Virgo

posted by Matthew Currie

A couple of days ago I had in mind exactly what I was going to write about Jupiter in Virgo. An astrology blog doesn’t exactly write itself, but at any given time there are certain themes happening that are easily […]

Annoying But Useful Astrology Aspects, Part 2: Yod Help Us!

posted by Matthew Currie

A lot of astrologers love yods. I can see why that is. It gives us as astrologers a lot of opportunity to talk about things like “life purpose” and “higher goals” and things like that. That makes us all feel […]

Annoying But Useful Astrology Aspects, Part 1: The Quincunx

posted by Matthew Currie

Today and tomorrow: a bit of a sidetrack from my coverage of the major aspects in astrology. Today I’d like to talk to you about the quincunx. Actually, I’d like to be able to like to talk to you about it, but […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For August 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save yourself tons of unnecessary aggravation! (CLICK HERE for more on what The […]

Unanswered Calls To Venus Retrograde In Leo

posted by Matthew Currie

Venus is still working away and during her job even when she’s retrograde. She just tends to be focused on her business more than yours. But go ahead, call her for advice anyway… good luck getting an answer though… August […]

Astrology, Compatibility, Mercury, And Cowboy Monkey

posted by Matthew Currie

It’s kind of a cliche, but still true:  the key to a successful relationship is communication. And it’s interesting to notice that Mercury, the planet most associated with communications in astrology, is also the most gender-neutral of the planets. Ancient […]

Astrology Compatibility: What Does Baby Luna Want?

posted by Matthew Currie

(Scene: The baby’s room in a suburban home. DAD stands over the crib where BABY LUNA is crying. DAD looks completely exhausted and defeated. MOM, looking like she’s at the end of her rope as well, enters.) MOM: Any luck? […]

If I Was Your Astrologer, Bill Cosby…

posted by Matthew Currie

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. […]

The Astrology Of Sun Sign (Sort Of) Compatibility

posted by Matthew Currie

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 relationships that […]

Astrology: Where Is The Love In My Birth Chart?

posted by Matthew Currie

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 […]

How To Handle Venus Retrograde: Selah

posted by Matthew Currie

“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 […]

Astrology Aspects: It’s A Square World After All

posted by Matthew Currie

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 […]

The Sextile: The Lazy Susan Of Astrology

posted by Matthew Currie

I admit it: I was a fat kid. Like, really fat. Anyone who’s been in that position themselves can tell you that childhood obesity is a lot more complex than most people realize. It’s usually far more than just “too […]

The Conjunction: A Mule, Or The Fly?

posted by Matthew Currie

In astrology, a conjunction is an aspect between two or more planets placed very closely together in the sky, like the recent Venus-Jupiter conjunction that everyone got excited about. How close together is a matter of debate among astrologers, but […]

Please Ignore This Post About Mercury In Cancer

posted by Matthew Currie

(Editor’s note: Matthew Currie isn’t available today due to a non-scheduled solar eclipse. In his place we present a brief note from the planet Mercury, which recently finds itself in the sign of Cancer. We apologize for the interruption, and […]

Astrology Of The New York Stock Exchange Shutdown

posted by Matthew Currie

July 8th, 2015 was a strange day for many, but particularly for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It was shut down unexpectedly for 3 hours shut down due to a software problem. There were also technical problems at United […]

If I Was Your Astrologer…

posted by Matthew Currie

I am initiating a new series on this blog called If I Was Your Astrologer. Writing about people in the news and their astrological transits is a fairly standard way of communicating how astrology works. But I’m afraid that in […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For July 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save yourself tons of unnecessary aggravation! (CLICK HERE for more on what The […]

I Refuse To Discuss Mars In Cancer

posted by Matthew Currie

Last time, I discussed how the current transit of Mars through Cancer will have a tendency to make people moody, irritable, and blame the wrong person or situations for their problems. Having studied the nature of Mars in Cancer further […]

Say Nice Things About Mars in Cancer (Or Else)

posted by Matthew Currie

Once you start digging into astrology, you’ll come across the concept that some planets work better in some Signs better than others. All the planets rule at least one of the Signs, and those placements are considered pretty strong… like […]

Astrology For Women: A Man Explains It To You

posted by Matthew Currie

(Editor’s Note: Matthew Currie is unable to provide a blog entry today. Instead we present a blog entry from someone named The Other Matthew Currie. The Other Matthew Currie is also an astrologer, and resembles Matthew Currie in most respects, […]

Hey Kids, It’s The Uncle Saturn Show!

posted by Matthew Currie

(SCENE: A brightly lit set at a local television station, decorated like a child’s treehouse. An audience of children await the beginning of the show. Cheerful theme music plays.) ANNOUNCER: Hey kids — it’s time for everyone’s favorite new after […]

Astrology Of Rachel Dolezal: Who Are You?

posted by Matthew Currie

Reading about the recent case of Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal and the various loud and heartfelt opinions held by people in regard to this matter has helped reinforce three concepts I strongly believe in: – Race is ultimately an […]

Astrology Of Christopher Lee: Birth Chart Of Darkness!

posted by Matthew Currie

I’m teaching an online course in Introductory Astrology, and as part of that course I have put up the chart of a number of famous people, but without the names attached. Purely by coincidence (yeah, I hear you in the […]

Revenge Of Mercury Retrograde: The Shadow

posted by Matthew Currie

Mercury is sort of the Rodney Dangerfield of the Solar System: it gets no respect. In astrology Mercury rules all sorts of things that you couldn’t get by without, like thought and language and logic and respiration. You’d think something […]

Jupiter: Your Astrological Happy Place

posted by Matthew Currie

Does it seem strange to you that the biggest planet in the Solar System doesn’t get as much press as many of the others, when it comes to astrology? Part of the reason for that is, I think, because Jupiter […]

Learn Astrology: The Birth Chart And Aspects

posted by Matthew Currie

In Part One of this series, we looked at the basics of reading a birth chart by looking at Mystery Guest Number One from my online astrology course, Fred. This time around we are going to look at how to […]

Astrology And Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner: Who Are You?

posted by Matthew Currie

Who are you? Is it my job to tell you that? Is it your job to tell me who I am? Probably not. Caitlyn Jenner — formerly known as Bruce Jenner — has left us with no doubt as to […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For June 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save yourself tons of unnecessary aggravation! (CLICK HERE for more on what The […]

Learn Astrology: Introduction To The Birth Chart

posted by Matthew Currie

Lots of people have an interest in astrology, but not many people can actually read a birth chart. It’s one thing to read a breakdown of someone’s chart that tells you what the placements are and what they mean, but […]

So About That Big Earthquake In The Next Few Days…

posted by Matthew Currie

Will a rare planetary alignment generate an enormous earthquake on Earth on or about May 28th of this year at around 2300 hours UT? There are two answers to that: a short one and a long one. The short answer […]

Astrology And The Beautiful Mind Of John Nash

posted by Matthew Currie

Last time, I looked at how John Nash’s most famous contribution to mathematics could help you deal with this week’s astrological transits. This time, I’d like to look more at the man himself. Born June 13 1928, 7:00 AM, Bluefield […]

Astrology (And John Nash) Save Your Week

posted by Matthew Currie

This week’s transits require a little extra caution, even though the trickiest of them is exact on Monday when most people aren’t operating their heavy machinery at work because of Memorial Day. (A word of explanation to my non-American readers: […]

#Bad #Internet #Astrology #Is #Annoying #Me

posted by Matthew Currie

We are truly fortunate to live in an age where so much information is freely available on the Internet. When I was a kid growing up in the Seventies, we didn’t have the Internet to look information up with, but […]

Mars in Gemini: Are You Listening?

posted by Matthew Currie

Last time, I discussed in fine detail the workings of Mars in Gemini without really getting anywhere at all with it. That’s because that’s how Mars in Gemini often works. However, if you can learn to work with the (sometimes […]

Mars in Gemini: No, YOU Shut Up

posted by Matthew Currie

Okay, first of all I admit it: this article is late. Mars actually entered Gemini last Monday. But I have my reasons! Really! It would be wrong of me to blame any of my personal failings on where the planets […]

Venus In Cancer: Is Dis Love Or Is Dyslexia?

posted by Matthew Currie

Sorry about this being so late. You see, Venus entered Cancer back on Thursday, and I was all prepared to write Part Two about that (Part One is here, have a look!) but then I sort of got moody and […]

How To Ruin Mother’s Day With Astrology

posted by Matthew Currie

Many of you know that using astrology and understanding what The Universe has in store for you is a powerful tool for making your world and those of others a better place. But how you use it is up to you, […]

Venus Enters Cancer, Gets All Sentimental And Stuff

posted by Matthew Currie

Venus is now entering the Sign of Cancer. Venus is the planet most closely associated with the concept of “love.” Since a planet tends to take on the flavor of whatever Sign it is in at the time, before I […]

Talkin’ ‘Bout Mercury In Gemini

posted by Matthew Currie

When astrologers talk about “love” or “the love planets,” they are usually talking about Venus and Mars. Those are certainly good places to start if were talking about love and/or sex. But is any decent counselor can tell you, relationships […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For May 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

May’s astrology is dominated by activity in the Mutual Signs… Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. For many this will represent a refreshing change of pace, but for others it will just feel like a landslide is starting somewhere. In large […]

Make Your Work Week Suck Less — With Astrology!

posted by Matthew Currie

Okay, so Monday is here and traditionally no one likes it. But this week could be great… if you know how to play it. First off: the big aspect taking center stage right now is Venus sextile Uranus. Venus has a […]

Feeding Your Baby By Moon Sign

posted by Matthew Currie

Astrology should be of some practical use, shouldn’t it? Yes, learning about your personality is all fine and well and we all love that sort of thing. But that’s not really why I am an astrologer. Astrology also give you […]

Astrology, Compatibility, And Mary Kay Letourneau

posted by Matthew Currie

(Wait! Before you go off on me about my approving or disapproving of the relationship I’m writing about — go here and read Part One.) *** We are fortunate to have a documented date time and place of birth for […]

Astrology, Morality, And Mary Kay Letourneau

posted by Matthew Currie

Astrology that does not incorporate the human experience is essentially useless. As much as I try to treat it like a clear-cut and objective science, those of us who live out the perils and potential of our birth charts know […]

Venus In Gemini: Go Forwards With More Words!

posted by Matthew Currie

Last time, we discussed how Venus in Gemini can talk her way into or out of all sorts of situations and how you can use that to your advantage. Today we;re going to have a look at how you can […]

Astrology And Daredevil: Jupiter And The Moral Center

posted by Matthew Currie

Jupiter went direct in Leo on Thursday, and this seems like as good a time as any to address the role that planet plays in astrology: specifically, sorting out the differences between the roles of Jupiter and Neptune. I get […]

Venus In Gemini: Something To Talk About

posted by Matthew Currie

So now that Venus is entering Gemini and leaving Taurus (which it rules) you might think this could affect your love life for the worse. That’s not necessarily so, for three reasons. First of all, you’ve got to keep in […]

Let’s Provoke Mars In Taurus From A Safe Distance

posted by Matthew Currie

Mars is now in the early degrees of Taurus, and will stay there until May. Mars in Taurus has several excellent uses: it’s earthy, sensuous, and tends to have a long fuse until it blows up. On the other hand, […]

Mars In Taurus: No Pushing

posted by Matthew Currie

Why is this article about Mars in Taurus appearing a few days late? Because Mars in Taurus does things on its schedule, not yours buddy. I’m in character, okay? *** Mars is the planet that provides the most “push” in […]

The Eclipses That Ate Zayn Malik

posted by Matthew Currie

Full disclosure: by popular culture standards, I’m an old guy. Like old guys everywhere, I tend to look down my nose at whatever music is popular with teenagers these days. In all fairness though, I always have, even when I […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For April 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

I’m going to come out and say it people: April is an overrated month. I think it scores easy points because of what came before it and because people know what’s coming afterwards. As months ago, I don’t think April […]

Eight Reasons You Should Learn Astrology

posted by Matthew Currie

I’m going to be teaching another online astrology course soon. I’ve taught astrology many times before, and yet it’s only very recently that someone asked me a very important question… why should I learn astrology? Obviously if you’re here reading […]

Fix Your Lousy Career Part 2: The Tenth House

posted by Matthew Currie

Last time I discussed career guidance astrology, I talked about the role of the Midheaven. It is probably the single most important point in your birth chart when it comes to determining what you should be doing for a living […]

Taurus And Libra: Ruled By Venus

posted by Matthew Currie

You’re probably aware of the idea that each Sign is ruled by one of the planets, and that the planet which rules a Sign tells us something about that Sign’s nature. Leo is ruled by The Sun, and Leos tend […]

Use Astrology To Fix Your Lousy Career

posted by Matthew Currie

For an astrologer (or anyone else) career counseling used to be a much simpler thing. If your father was a peasant farmer, and so was his father, and so was his, then as far as career counseling goes all you […]

March 2015: Astrology Of The Solar Eclipsopocalypse!

posted by Matthew Currie

People, please: settle down. Now is not the time to get all panicky over the title of a blog entry… unless of course you happen to be a fan of that 12 COMMON HOUSEHOLD ITEMS THE GOVERNMENT WON’T TELL YOU […]

The Uranus-Pluto Square In The (Black) Rear View Mirror

posted by Matthew Currie

So: the Uranus-Pluto square is finally over, having it reached its last exact peak on Monday. We can all stop worrying now, right? Not so fast. *** The Uranus Pluto conjunction of the mid 1960s is the single astrological aspect which […]

This Week’s Shocking Astrology Forecast!

posted by Matthew Currie

The big aspect to watch out for this week is Mars in Aries, conjunct Uranus and square Pluto. Although the exact aspect has passed by now, it’s still in effect, so don’t get lazy with my warning: tempers will be […]

Inside The Mind Of Aquarius

posted by Matthew Currie

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) Best personal trait: Original thinking Worst personal trait: Original thinking  *** Who was the first person to ride a bicycle? Think about it for a second. Did you ever learn how to ride a bicycle? Odds […]

The Overly Optimistic Sagittarius

posted by Matthew Currie

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) Best personal trait: Optimism Worst personal trait: Optimism *** An overly optimistic Sagittarius can’t stop coughing for two weeks straight. His wife keeps nagging at him to get it checked out (she’s probably a Virgo — […]

No Bull About Your Love Life Before Venus Enters Taurus

posted by Matthew Currie

Astrologically, the romantic outlook for the next month or so reminds me of an old joke, which happens to be one of my favorites. Here it is in sanitized format for the delicate ears and eyes of the Beliefnet reader. […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For March 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

MARCH! It sounds like an order, doesn’t it? Well, if it is an order, no one is particularly obeying. In the Northern Hemisphere everyone gets excited because it’s supposed to be the first month of Spring. In the Southern Hemisphere it’s the […]

Leonard Nimoy’s Final Voyage

posted by Matthew Currie

Earth. Third planet from its solar primary. A planet whose native dominant intelligent species has, in a remarkably short period of time, developed the science and technology to change the shape of their world and their destinies, for better or […]

Astrology, Spirituality, And Clogged Toilets

posted by Matthew Currie

As with any other field of human endeavor, there are some good astrologers out there and a few bad ones. Although we all do basically the same job, there are a wide variety of techniques at our disposal, and a […]

The Astrology Weather Report: February 23-March 1, 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

The Big Beast to deal with with this week is the Saturn-Neptune Square. First of all, let’s get one thing straight: no one in their right mind like squares. Decades of astrologers have struggled to make old-school astrology more accessible and, […]

The Astrology Weather Report: February 19, 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

Mars enters Aries today. Whereas Mars was all kind of floaty and hippy-dippy and unmotivated in Pisces, now mars takes on added energy and is looking for someone or something to blow up. What’s interesting about this particular Aries Ingress […]

Astrology, Gender, And Bruce Jenner

posted by Matthew Currie

There are lots of things astrology can tell you about a person, but there are still some things that it can’t. For example, you can’t tell if a birth chart belongs to a man or woman. You can pick out […]

Saturn Gets In Your Face, Starring Uma Thurman

posted by Matthew Currie

For those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll notice that I tend to focus on celebrity stories. There’s a reason for that. Ultimately, astrology is all about how it affects individual lives. I could be […]

Saturn Launches A Grenade At Brian Williams

posted by Matthew Currie

Some transgressions are worse than others, and sometimes that’s determined by the profession of the transgressor in question. If a politician cheats on his wife it’s bad, but if a preacher does it, it’s terrible. If an actor cheats on his […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For February 2015

posted by Matthew Currie

Oh, February. Shortest month of the year, the weather is mostly not great, and on top of all that you inflict Valentine’s Day on us as well. Is there no end to your treachery, you smallest and most noisome month of […]

Astrology, James Caan, And The Soul Mate Struggle

posted by Matthew Currie

Much of what I deal with as an astrologer has to do with relationships, and you probably won’t be surprised that the term “soul mate” turns up a lot in my various consultations. I was speaking with a client the […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: A Personal Perspective

posted by Matthew Currie

First of all, an apology to all my regular readers. As Saturn in Sagittarius rolls into the exact conjunction with my natal Mercury, sometimes it gets difficult to write. Also: the rest of my life has been nothing to write […]

Astrology Of 2015: Uranus And Pluto And Mars? Oh My!

posted by Matthew Currie

(Click here for the introduction to the series, and here for my notes on the Saturn-Neptune square of 2015) Previously, I covered the effects of Saturn in Sagittarius this year, and particularly its square to Neptune in Pisces. That may […]

Astrology Of 2015: Our Dreams Have Grown Teeth

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part One is HERE.) Let’s start off our look at the the year ahead with a planet that has been moving slowly and hovering in the background of everything: Neptune in Pisces, and the square it forms to Saturn in […]

Astrology Of 2015 Part One: Saturn In Sagittarius Ate My Homework

posted by Matthew Currie

Hello folks. Yes I’ve been away a while. Don’t worry: I’ll make it all up to you in the next week as I go over the astrology of 2015 in all its glorious detail. We will be covering the ongoing […]

Fun With Astrology: Pisces, You’re All Wet

posted by Matthew Currie

Once more unto the breach, attempting to make this month more fun than usual.  This time around, we’re going to take a poke at Pisces. And why not? They’re usually sweet and caring enough to let you away with it… […]

Fun With Astrology: Spilling The Goods On Aquarius

posted by Matthew Currie

Once more it is time to march bravely into the dark of December and lighten things up a little! What can be said about Aquarius that hasn’t already been said? “Man, that’s strange.” “Hey, what the heck IS that?” and […]

Fun With Astrology: Getting Capricorn’s Goat

posted by Matthew Currie

As part of my pledge to make December more fun (despite the Uranus Pluto Square and Saturn entering Sagittarius and such), it’s time to have a laugh with/at Capricorn.   Capricorn is, naturally, suspicious of such things. “Why do you […]

Astrology, Love, And The Ham Sandwich Effect

posted by Matthew Currie

I recently wrote about long-distance compatibility and how that can work out for the best. That, however, is not always the case… *** I have studied relationships most of my life, whether as a psych student or a counselor or […]

Fun With Astrology: Horsing Around With Sagittarius

posted by Matthew Currie

As part of my ongoing campaign to make the world a happier place this month, here is a less-than-reverent look at Sagittarius.    (Oh, don’t worry… there’s plenty of serious stuff to be covered in the next few weeks before […]

What Can Astrology Do For You?

posted by Matthew Currie

Okay, I admit it: things have seemed a little bleak lately. Things haven’t exactly turned out the way I had hoped they would with some rather important events, and maybe not in your life either. And here we are, barely into […]

Astrology, Ferguson Missouri, Michael Brown: The Unstoppable Clock

posted by Matthew Currie

Astrologers sometimes struggle with a certain sense of fatalism. As much as we understand the role that Free Will plays in a person’s life, we know that we can never escape some of the conditions laid down by the birth […]

Saturn: Leap From The Pod Or Die

posted by Matthew Currie

Last time, I wrote about a Scorpio with Taurus rising who is facing unusual marital circumstances (congratulations to the future and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Manson!). This time around I would like to talk about an infinitely more pleasant Scorpio […]

Charles Manson Is Getting Married. Why Aren’t You?

posted by Matthew Currie

Oh, Astrology. You are the gift that keeps on giving, making sense of The Crazy. Case in point: It was recently announced that well-known monster Charles Manson is getting married. The blushing bride-to-be is Afton Burton, age 26. I haven’t been […]

The Uranus-Pluto Square: Your Inner Peasant Is Revolting

posted by Matthew Currie

The Uranus-Pluto square becomes exact again in December. It’s become so much of the background noise of our era that sometimes it seems unfair to blame any one thing on it at all. Pinning too much blame on that one […]

Previous Posts

Could An Astrologer Have Saved Prince?
I wrote about Prince yesterday, and like many of you I was saddened and surprised by his death. The blog entry itself was pretty light on astrological detail because of that, but if you want to have a look at it, here it is. For those of you who ...

posted 12:06:54am Apr. 23, 2016 | read full post »

Are We Gonna Let The Elevator Bring Us Down? Oh No, Let's Go!
Prince is dead. *** Dearly beloved: We are gathered here today to get through this thing called "life." Electric word, "life." It means forever and ...

posted 11:43:14pm Apr. 21, 2016 | read full post »

Villains Of The Zodiac: Pisces
(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect 'em all!) The Sign: Pisces, the Fish The Villain: Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare On Elm ...

posted 10:06:20pm Apr. 20, 2016 | read full post »

Villains Of The Zodiac: Aquarius
(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect 'em all!) The Sign: Aquarius, the Water Bearer The Villain: The Pod People, Invasion Of The ...

posted 9:41:03pm Apr. 20, 2016 | read full post »

Villains Of The Zodiac: Capricorn
(Part of a twelve part series. Click HERE to collect 'em all!) The Sign: Capricorn, the Goat The Villain: Gustavo "Gus" Fring, Breaking Bad Known For: ...

posted 3:00:30am Apr. 20, 2016 | read full post »

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