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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

Astrology, Bad Boys, And The Twelfth House (Part Two)

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series. Part One is HERE)   (WARNING: Just as many of you have in the past at some point defended your choice in Loved Ones against well-meaning friends who […]

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Astrology, Bad Boys, And The Twelfth House (Part One)

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series.) Once again, science has backed up something that many of us knew all along: Overall, “bad boys” get the girl (or get more girls) more often than “good boys.” […]

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The Astrology Of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Life And Death

posted by Matthew Currie

Philip Seymour Hoffman died Sunday of an apparent drug overdose. He was 46 years old. For many, he was one of those actors who always made an impression, yet somehow melted into his character, yet always remained somehow distinctly himself… […]

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Your Moon Astrology Forecast For February 2014

posted by Matthew Currie

(Finally — a practical astrology forecast that EVERYONE can use, regardless of their Sign! Make sure you bookmark this page and come back — it could be the most useful thing I’ve written all month!) Below is a listing for […]

That’s No New Moon In Aquarius… It’s A Space Station!

posted by Matthew Currie

(Apologies to everyone out there who isn’t a Star Wars fan. You may need to find one and ask him or her to explain this forecast to you.) This Thursday sees a New Moon in Aquarius. New Moons are subtle […]

An Open Letter From Venus About That Mess Of A Love Life Of Yours

posted by Matthew Currie

My Lovelies: I thought I’d drop you a friendly line about my numerous concerns for your well-being — not that I am overwhelmed with worries, sweeties, because worrying too much is The Moon’s job.  As you know, I’m retrograde right […]

Ask An Astrologer: Winning The Lottery

posted by Matthew Currie

  CR asks: Can you pick a time and date for me so I win at the lottery? Answer: Yes, and the answer is “nope.” A better question might be “can you tell me a time when I’m more likely […]

Full Moon On Valentine’s Day: Your Emergency Preparedness Guide

posted by Matthew Currie

There will be a Full Moon this Valentine’s Day. In order to prepare you properly I am writing this angry, disappointed rant now so that you may practice your own dismay well in advance. Don’t get me wrong: I love […]

Justin Bieber And Neptune: The Astrology Of Sizzurp

posted by Matthew Currie

 (DISCLAIMER: I am just as suspicious as you are of anyone my age who has given more than two minutes worth of thought to Justin Bieber — but hear me out.) Normally I’m an optimist. I’ve seen enough bad times […]

Ask An Astrologer: Incompatible Signs?

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of both the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series and the “Ask An Astrologer” series)   LT asks: “I’m a Gemini which would be a odd combination with a Scorpio seeing as we are both so different. […]

Full Moon In Cancer: An Address From The King Of The Werewolves

posted by Matthew Currie

Dear Fellow Shape-shifters, Cowering Peasants, and Assorted Victims: It is my pleasure as always to address you annually upon the occasion of The Full Moon in Cancer. Today and tomorrow we celebrate The Great Festival Of Mood Swings, the annual […]

The Void Of Course Moon: Making Use Of The Useless

posted by Matthew Currie

(DISCLAIMER: Although I intend to teach a lesson in this blog entry about the most efficient use of a Void of Course Moon, there is no guarantee you will find it useful. This blog entry was written and posted while […]

Love Around The Zodiac!

posted by Matthew Currie

First of all: thanks to everyone out there who has helped make this blog a huge success, joining in as Oh My Stars has gone from “who the heck is this guy?” to Beliefnet Featured Column in just three months. […]

Ask An Astrologer: Can You Change The Future?

posted by Matthew Currie

WV asks: “So when you see things to worry about in my future, can I change it?”   Answer: Yes… but you’ll have to make an effort.   Even if you aren’t a huge science fiction geek like I am, […]

The Astrology Of Navigating Your Moods By Moonlight

posted by Matthew Currie

When I first started writing this blog, one of my main intents was to show people how astrology could be a lot more useful than just a way to describe your personality — I wanted to show you how you […]

Cultivating Spiritual Silence During The Grand Cross: No, YOU Shut Up!

posted by Matthew Currie

Regardless of the circumstances in your personal life right now, you have likely noticed a subtle but very real increase in tensions either within yourself, with others around you, or with your world in general. Astrologically speaking, this is due […]

Shia Labeouf: A Shanda For Gemini (Or Maybe Not)

posted by Matthew Currie

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” -Matthew Currie (or maybe George Washington) In Jewish culture, there is a concept called a shanda (pronounced “shonda”). All people have a concept of “shame” of course, but a […]

The Capricorn Birthday Present? Be Nice To Them!

posted by Matthew Currie

Is there ever a good time to be a Capricorn? Sure, it’s great to BE one: all solid and stable and hardworking like a solidly-engineered German car. But really, is it ever fun? Is the burden ever lightened for our […]

Can These Pictures Of Adorable Baby Animals Help You Lose Weight Fast?

posted by Matthew Currie

Would you like to lose weight as if by magic? Wouldn’t it be great to control your diabetes by adding more cupcakes to your diet? Would you love to save hundreds on car insurance with one quick phone call?  Yeah. […]

Astrology: A New Moon In Capricorn Helps You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

posted by Matthew Currie

I’ve been going over the major astrological events of 2014, and boy… what a powerhouse of potential and peril. And furthermore, the first warning shot is fired on New Year’s Day. January 1st features a New Moon in Capricorn. New […]

Astrologers Doing Business In A Manger

posted by Matthew Currie

(Sometimes you’ll see astrological services advertised with the legally-mandatory disclaimer of “For Entertainment Purposes Only. This is one of those rare times when I heartily embrace that statement. Merry Christmas! Also, CLICK HERE to check out my article on The […]

Ask An Astrologer: Can Astrology Spot Mental Illness?

posted by Matthew Currie

BD writes: “How can your mental health be affected by your birth sign?  Can mental health problems be a life long problem for some as a result of their sign?” The short answer is: “Well, kind of.” At first, that […]

Duck Dynasty Astrology: Phil Robertson’s Jupiter Square

posted by Matthew Currie

There are a lot of people writing about the current controversy involving Phil Robertson’s suspension from his A&E reality series, Duck Dynasty, who are starting out with some variation of “I haven’t watched the show, but…” In order to be […]

Uranus, Pluto, And The Re-Paving Of Kim Kardashian

posted by Matthew Currie

As I have written here before, the long and grinding Uranus-Pluto square is having a distinct effect on the world and on the unique pressures being brought to bear on its people. When it comes to larger societal effects, I’ve […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Mercury (Please Don’t Mention Spiders)

posted by Matthew Currie

Forget about Sun Signs. In astrology, the Sun represents the Ego, and although it is impossible to be in a relationship without each of you bringing one of those to the table, an Ego is by definition always at least […]

Dear Skeptic, Part Three: The Matthew Currie Astrological Foundation Ten Dollar Challenge!

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part One is HERE, Part Two is HERE. Please read both carefully before you settle on what name you’d like to call me, because that’s what a scientist would do.) I’ve had a lot of responses to my two-part series, […]

Ask An Astrologer: Are We Compatible?

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) LR asks: (after a reading about her relationship) So, how compatible are X and I? *** Astrology can be fantastically useful when it comes to describing how a […]

Uranus Direct: Predicting The Unpredictable, Bearing The Unbearable (Plus Celebrity Updates!)

posted by Matthew Currie

Uranus stops its retrograde motion and goes forward next week, grinding to a halt and going the right way on the 17th.  Any astrologer can tell you that Uranus rules eccentricity and sudden, unexpected events. If David Bowie was an […]

Dear Skeptic, Part Two: Please Curb Your Dogma

posted by Matthew Currie

(Part One is HERE) Last time, I voiced some objections to the James Randi Educational Foundation’s booklet “Astrology: Superstition Or Science?” For those of you who have an appetite for extensive detail, here are my notes on it. If you […]

Dear Skeptic: An Open Letter To The James Randi Educational Foundation

posted by Matthew Currie

Dear JREF: I really love some of the work that professional skeptics like you do. Your take-down of phony faith healer Peter Popoff was an absolute classic. There’s no question that there is good money to be made in fleecing […]

Ask An Astrologer: Empty (But Not Abandoned) Houses

posted by Matthew Currie

(Every once in a while I’ll be using my space here to answer questions from readers about astrology. If you have any questions you’d like to ask, read on and I’ll have contact information for you.)   The birth chart […]

Mars, Mandela And Gandhi: Use Your Weapons Wisely

posted by Matthew Currie

Mars is the place in your birth chart that gives you your drive and aggression — but as I noted last time in my article on Nelson Mandela, a highly-charged Mars doesn’t necessarily manifest itself in destructive ways. It is […]

Nelson Mandela And The Lessons Of Mars

posted by Matthew Currie

Nelson Mandela (born July 18, 1918, time unknown but probably in the afternoon, Umtata, South Africa) has died at the age of 95. He, like millions of others, lived with a system that treated the majority of its people with […]

The Astrology Of Neptune In Pisces, Elan Gale, And The Diane Who Wasn’t There

posted by Matthew Currie

Although the long and ongoing Uranus-Pluto square gets the most press among astrologers — nothing gets your attention like a good revolution or two — it’s easy to overlook Neptune’s long trip through the Sign it rules: Pisces.  Any planet […]

Paul Walker And The Astrology Of Death

posted by Matthew Currie

An important part of any astrologer’s job is to forecast the future. The psychological element of astrology may be important, but one of the advantages astrology has over mainstream psychology is that it can also predict future events. You may […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For December 2013

posted by Matthew Currie

Finally — a practical astrology forecast that EVERYONE can use, regardless of their Sign! Make sure you bookmark this page and come back — it could be the most useful thing I’ve written all month. Below is a listing for […]

Thirteen Things To Be Grateful For On Thanksgiving

posted by Matthew Currie

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time when incompatible and argumentative gatherings of potentially hostile strangers… better known as “families”… gather to eat an enormous meal and demonstrate their gratitude for the things they have. The Zodiac is a bit like that […]

The Astrology Of Mars: Chris Brown’s Greatest (?) Hits

posted by Matthew Currie

We all want more and better for ourselves, whoever we might be and whatever we might have, and we’re often willing to go to great lengths to make that happen. However, singer/actor Chris Brown is providing a painful object lesson […]

Mars In Libra: I’m Not Your Baggage Handler

posted by Matthew Currie

(This article was initially written to address both those who were born with Mars in Libra and the conditions people in general will be experiencing when Mars will take a ridiculously long cruise through that Sign, between December 7th of […]

The Sagittarius Birthday Party Checklist

posted by Matthew Currie

Welcome to Sagittarius Season! Your Centaur buddies will be having their birthday shortly, and you should be prepared. Here is a handy checklist as to how to keep your Sagittarius friend amused and entertained on their Big Day. BUDGET: Inexpensive. […]

Doctor Who: The Astrology Of A TV Show

posted by Matthew Currie

“I’m a Sagittarius — probably.” -The Doctor A birth is always an exciting thing, even though it’s rare that anyone present knows if the baby arriving will be a saint or a sinner, or a captain of industry or an […]

The Astrology Of Mars: George Zimmerman Has A Temper

posted by Matthew Currie

(DISCLAIMER: Many people have vilified George Zimmerman as an example of someone who lets racial bias dictate his actions. Others defend him as a protector of his community. I can read a birth chart, but I can’t read minds, so […]

Neptune and Chiron Go Direct: The Chimes At Midnight

posted by Matthew Currie

SHALLOW: Ha, cousin Silence, that thou hadst seen that that this knight and I have seen! Ha, Sir John, said I well? FALSTAFF: We have heard the chimes at midnight, Master Shallow. SHALLOW: That we have, that we have, that […]

Your Apocalyptic Comet ISON End Of The World Astrology Forecast

posted by Matthew Currie

Comet ISON vaulted dramatically into the headlines yesterday as it suddenly brightened by a full order of magnitude. By “vaulted dramatically into the headlines,” I mean a small percentage of science geeks noticed, and several paranoids uploaded new YouTube videos […]

Alec Baldwin, Please Call Your Astrologer

posted by Matthew Currie

Even without a properly documented time of birth, an astrologer can spot times of trouble coming. A recent example of this is Alec Baldwin, who is having more than his fair share of Jupiter and Uranus issues of late. For […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Pisces

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) AKA: The Fish, the Sign that’s completely surrounded by water yet can’t figure out why it’s always damp. Ruling Planet: Neptune, king of 70% of the Earth’s surface […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Aquarius

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) AKA: The Water Bearer — the guy who brought his own jug because bottled water these days is just too expensive. Ruling Planet: Uranus. Go ahead, pronounce it […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Capricorn

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) AKA:  The Goat, an animal which will eat nearly anything, especially if it’s on sale. Ruling Planet: Saturn, the chilly and distant planet with a strict managerial grasp […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Sagittarius

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) AKA: The Centaur, The Archer, The Hind End Of The Horse Ruling Planet: Jupiter, the biggest gasbag going around the Sun. Identifying Features: Optimistic, philosophical, and so much more. Just ask […]

Moon Astrology: The Other Half Of The Sky

posted by Matthew Currie

If all there was to astrology was “Sun Sign” stuff, you’d have to be a bit bonkers to be an astrologer. I mean, let’s be honest here: it’s not like every Gemini on Earth is going to have the exact […]

November Solar Eclipse Astrology Forecast: Attack Of The Atomic Weed Whacker

posted by Matthew Currie

  A New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle, and November’s NewMoon is also a Solar Eclipse. A Solar Eclipse is like one of those Season Premieres on TV where we all come back from waiting over the […]

Your Moon Astrology Forecast For November 2013

posted by Matthew Currie

(Full details on how the November Solar Eclipse affects you HERE!) Finally — a practical astrology forecast that EVERYONE can use, regardless of their Sign! Make sure you bookmark this page and come back — it could be the most […]

What Is A “Void Of Course Moon,” And How Can I Profit From It?

posted by Matthew Currie

Astrology should be more than “entertaining”… it should also be useful. Few concepts in astrology are as useful as the Void Of Course (VOC) Moon when it comes to getting real, practical results. WELL THEN, SIGN ME UP FOR THIS […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Scorpio

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) AKA: The Scorpion, and sometimes The Eagle… because Scorpio can either attack from out of the sky without warning or crawl into your sleeping bag and get you that […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Libra

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) AKA: The Balance, The Relationship Sign, That Guy Who Sold You A Used Buick Because he Told You That You’d Look Good In It Despite The Fact That […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Shiratake Noodles And Pop-Tarts

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series.) The key to making any relationship work is learning how to compromise. We all have different needs and desires, and even the people we are “compatible” with are […]

What Can An Astrologer Do For You?

posted by Matthew Currie

A lot of people don’t really know what it is an astrologer can do for them. There’s a lot more to it than just “writing horoscopes.” Here’s what I do during a consultation… or as astrologers usually call it, “a […]

Astrology of Love And Compatibility: Virgo

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) AKA: The Virgin, Or So She Likes To Tell Everyone — Nudge Nudge Wink Wink Ruling Planet: Mercury, the most perfectly-functioning and detail-oriented planet in the Solar System. […]

What Is Mercury Retrograde, And How Can I Profit From It?

posted by Matthew Currie

“Elevators keep crashing. Is Mercury in retrograde or what?”  “Elevators can be capricious. Sometimes it just seems like they’re out to get you….” -House, MD If you’ve spent any length of time around astrologers, you’ve likely learned that astrologers love […]

An Eclipse Falls on Bruce And Kris Jenner

posted by Matthew Currie

Regardless of the astrology involved, most people don’t just wake up one morning and say “hey, I think I’ll break up with my spouse and move out” without some build-up to that event first. But the transits of any given […]

Your Lunar Eclipse Forecast, October 2013: When The Bugs Come In

posted by Matthew Currie

A Full Moon is prime time to bring out The Crazy in people, and this week’s Full Moon is also a Lunar Eclipse: an extra-special Full Moon with an bonus scoop of neurosis. In many parts of the world, this […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Leo

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) AKA: The Lion, King Of The Jungle, Mr. Entertainment After Five Drinks At The Office Christmas Party Ruling Planet: The Sun, which shines all day long and doesn’t […]

Astrology: Aspects Explained, Via Star Wars

posted by Matthew Currie

Who you are and what you’re like as a person all comes from the planetary placements in your birth chart. It isn’t just your Sun Sign: it’s your Moon and Mercury and Venus and Mars and so on. Each planet […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Cancer

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) AKA: The Crab, Moon Child, That Schoolmarm Who Loves Kids But Is Always Cranky With Them Ruling Planet: The Moon, which stays up all night orbiting The Earth, […]

The Astrology Of Miley Vs. Sinead, Round Two: Sinister Synastry

posted by Matthew Currie

In Part One of my coverage of the Celebrity Battle Of The Century (this week at least) I discussed how two very similar astrological transits separated by over a decade managed to bring both Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor a […]

The Astrology Of Miley Vs. Sinead: When Sagittarius Attacks!

posted by Matthew Currie

(FULL DISCLOSURE: I used to be a Stupid Young Sagittarius. I have successfully graduated into being a Cranky Old Sagittarius. I can empathize with both sides of this issue, but I know which side I’m on.) Miley Cyrus (born November […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Gemini

posted by Matthew Currie

(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) AKA: The Twins, Heckle And Jeckle, That Guy On The Bus Talking Loudly About His Prostate Exam To The Driver Ruling Planet: Mercury, fastest and most talkative planet […]

New Moon In Libra Forecast: This Ain’t No Love Boat

posted by Matthew Currie

A New Moon is an excellent time to set your intentions for the coming month. This month, your intentions should include battening down the hatches and making sure you know where the lifeboat is kept. This New Moon will be a challenge […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Taurus

posted by Matthew Currie

 (This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) AKA: The Bull, The Steady One, That Guy At The Buffet Line Taking All The Mashed Potatoes Ruling Planet: Venus, named for the ancient Goddess of Love and […]

Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Aries

posted by Matthew Currie

 (This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series) AKA:The Ram, First Sign Of The Zodiac, That Guy Who Cut In Front Of You At The DMV Lineup Ruling Planet: Mars, named after the God of War. […]

I’mma Let Uranus And Pluto Finish: The Astrology Of Kanye West

posted by Matthew Currie

(Full disclosure: As a human being since even before I was an astrologer, I may be prone to inherent biases in my interpretations… and I’ve always thought Kanye West was a loudmouthed jerk.) Previously, I looked at the symbolism of the Uranus-Pluto square through […]

Introduction To The Astrology Of Love And Compatibility

posted by Matthew Currie

As soon as we emerge into the cold, overlit world outside of the womb, we are confronted by Others. Although we grow in sophistication and experience, many questions remain from that first moment of life on the outside. Questions like […]

Uranus And Pluto: Breaking Bad

posted by Matthew Currie

In Part One (“Uranus And Pluto: Astrology In The Age Of Grumpy Cat“) we had a look at the one astrological transit that has defined the era we are currently in: the Uranus-Pluto Square of 2012-2015. As we saw, it’s […]

Uranus And Pluto: Astrology In The Age Of Grumpy Cat

posted by Matthew Currie

Astrology doesn’t just guide and inform the lives of individuals. It also (via the Outer Planets) sways the course of an entire generation. If you’re old enough to recall the 1960s, you’ll recall a time when the entire world seemed […]

Welcome To The Universe! How May I Help You?

posted by Matthew Currie

If you have a good look around Beliefnet, you’ll find a dizzying array of world-views — all very different, yet all connected by more than just their presence here. No matter what religion or philosophy we follow, we all bring […]

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