Monday, July 22, 2013

The Venus And Mars Astrology Class Begins!

(SCENE: The classroom. Students fill most of the desks and await the beginning of class. At the front of the classroom stand VENUS and MARS on either side of the blackboard. VENUS, in her pretty floral-print summer dress, smiles warmly: her pleasant face framed by curly hair and her big dewy eyes sparkle with delight as she looks over the students. On the other side of the blackboard stands MARS, dressed in a faded and torn leather jacket and motorcycle pants, with scuffed old biker boots. He looks aggravated, and hasn't shaved in a few days. His arms are folded and he taps his foot impatiently as he scowls at the students.)

VENUS: Hello students, and welcome to our Venus and Mars class! I'm so happy you're all here! This is going to be a Facebook-based course where we learn all about the planets that most directly address who and what and how you Love... Venus and Mars. We're going to have a good time with it, and there will be plenty of sharing and caring and conversation and fun times and sugar cookies and --

(MARS reaches out and drags his fingernails across the blackboard, producing a nerve-shattering screech)

MARS: Listen up chumps! You're here to LEARN! There's going to be a text book and charts and a lot of critical thinking, because Venus and Mars are all about what you really want to get out of life, and you don't get what you want by sitting around holding hands and singing "kumbaya" all freakin' day long! If you really want to learn how to use this information to make your life better, you'll have to get off your sorry ass and apply yourself!

VENUS: (Startled but determined to take control of the class back) By now you will all have received ou invitation to the Facebook room the class takes place in. It's a "Secret Group," so you'll receive a notice whenever anything new is posted, but others won't be able to see it's there or be interrupted by unwanted messages --

MARS: Like, your enemies! Your enemies will never know you're learning more about their positions!

VENUS: Now, we'd like to have everyone possible attend, so there's still a chance for them to join us... because we want everyone to be as happy as possible --

MARS: But you'd better WRITE FOR DETAILS and do it NOW, or you're going to get left behind!

VENUS: (looking at MARS with concern) You're too stressed out.

MARS: (looking at VENUS and noticing her cleavage) You're too... soft.

VENUS: (takes MARS' chalk-stained hand) You could use a good manicure.

MARS: (breathing heavily) You could use a good spanking.

A STUDENT AT THE BACK OF THE ROOM: Hey, are we going to get this class started now, or what?


has begun, and the classroom is now open!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Save Your Love Life: More About Venus And Mars!

The Venus and Mars Online Class presented by Aliza from and I starts this Monday, and there are still openings available! Many of you have had questions, so I've assembled a FAQ to cover the basics:

The Venus And Mars Course -- How Does It Work?

-What will we be learning?

This course will cover the essentials about Venus and Mars in the birth chart -- also known as your "love planets." 

You'll learn about the nature of these planets, how your Sign and House placements affect them, and how you affect others as a result. 

Whether you're simply interested in going beyond the Sun Sign basics with astrology, want to maximize your sex appeal, or even if you're more advanced in the ways of Astrology but want a refresher... this is the course for you!

-Where do I show up for this, and at what time?

That's the beauty of the system we're using... if you're on the Internet (you are, by the way) and have even a few spare minutes here and there, class is in session! 

We will be teaching via a Secret Facebook page (invitation only). All class materials will be posted there, as well as on-going discussion threads and chart analysis.  

Aliza and I will be checking in numerous times per day, participating in the conversations going on, so you're never too far from either one of us. Aliza has already taught several classes this way with great success.

-So who are you guys anyway, and do you know what you're talking about?

Aliza is mistress of ceremonies at  

She is a Consulting Astrologer and Tarot Reader with a devoted fan base and active Facebook and Twitter. Aliza is also a poet and playwright (Iowa MFA), most recently published in Compose, A Journal of Simply Good Writing.

I myself am the author of "Conquer The Universe With Astrology" and have over twenty years of experience as a professional astrologer. I am also the co-host of "Love And Sex In The Stars" and "The Sagittarium" on Blogtalkradio.


EMAIL me for further details



Monday, July 15, 2013

Learn About Venus And Mars!

Mom And Pop's Astro-Shack (Aliza from and myself ) are pleased to present our first-first-ever joint Astrology course!

CLASS BEGINS MONDAY JULY 22nd... just in time for the Full Moon!


In this Facebook-based course, Aliza and I be discussing Venus and Mars in the signs, Venus and Mars in the houses, and also how YOUR particular Venus and Mars natal situation affects how you love, who you love, who drives you crazy, and who you can't forget. Sigh. 

Yes, everyone who joins the class has the option to put their chart up for discussion, led by myself and/or Aliza. 

This class is great for beginners, intermediate students, and even the more advanced astrology student who wants a new look at their Venus and Mars story. 

Each day (although weekends may proceed at a slower pace) there will be new learning material posted, and new discussion of a birth chart, plus general discussion as it pertains to synastry, compatibility, love and sex. 

Aliza also wants to make special mention that she loves helping people solve problems so this class isn't just information, and fun -- although it is that -- but also a place to dig deep.          

The cost is $100 (with a $10 discount for former or current clients of ours). It is a two-week course. We may run into overtime (a third week) if need be. 

By the end of the class, you'll have:

-a better understanding of yourself
-a better understanding of your love style

-a better understanding of your Venus Mars problems and how to fix them
-a text book and reference (in PDF format)

We hope you'll join us!  

EMAIL me for further details


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Astrology Readings: Some Testimonials

I have posted here before about the kinds of readings I do, but never posted any of my testimonials. Here are some recent examples. All identities have been changed to protect the satisfied:

"If you're into astrology and you would like an information packed, interesting, intuitive reading, check out Matthew Currie."
-FL, Georgia

"My reading with you was a real eye-opener. Thank you for the accurate results and the practical guidance."
-KS, Alberta

"Talking to you really gave me the hope and the guidance I was looking for!"
-SK, Utah

"I took advantage of the summer reading deal that Matthew is running right now, and I have to say that he helped me get past a sticking point in a career situation that was THE piece of the puzzle I was trying to find - not just for this week's crisis, but perhaps for my entire adult working life. He provided other insights that really made sense, too, as far as my personal life. I would recommend him without hesitation for both the client well versed in astrology lingo and the seeker who isn't that familiar."
 -RS, New Mexico

Contact me today for further details on what I can do for you, and about my current Reading Special!



Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Daily Sky: Moon Conjunct Jupiter In Cancer

The Moon rules Cancer, and Jupiter is exalted in that Sign. Both rule appetites in one form or another, and -- oh screw the blogging. I'm hungry. Outta my way. Figure it out for yourself.

What big-picture challenges are YOU facing? Seeking guidance? Encouragement? Love life getting you down? Contact me about a reading! More information HERE.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th Of July From Pluto In Capricorn

It seems a bit unconventional, if not downright rude, to ask the Hard Questions about someone’s life on their birthday. You don’t usually hear things like “So, you going to do something about that terrible marriage of yours this year?” over the cake and ice cream. Nonetheless, I find myself here in America, on this July 4th, falling into that role: taking it upon myself to play the role of Pluto.

Pluto asks hard questions. Perhaps worse, it stands there and stares at you unblinking until you provide the answer, or until you die (likely from the same malady Pluto was asking about in the first place).


There I was yesterday, getting off of yet another of New York’s many beautifully loud and dirty subway stations and crossing the street when I saw It. The Symbol. The Monolith. The Memorial. The one building in America that can never, ever be just “a building” any more, but must now forever stand as a gigantic steel Question Mark pointed at the clouds, silently awaiting your interpretation and response.

Seeing the World Trade Center in person for the first time is an interesting experience for those of us – that is, everyone – who remembers the attack of September 11th, 2001. We’ve all seen the news footage countless times, on documentaries and in memorials and on badly-shot YouTube videos by people convinced that such a Terrible Thing could only be the result of a vast conspiracy.

(Frankly, people, I don’t want to get into that here. I’m already straying far enough from my appointed subject of “astrology.” But I will say this much: if you think it requires A Vast Conspiracy for humans to do terrible things to each other, you really should get to know your fellow humans a bit. They are generally a good and decent lot, overall, but when there are billions of intelligent creative beings with imaginations and opposable thumbs and technology and a huge bloated bellyful of hatred to draw upon, very big and bad things can happen. Sometimes.)

Seeing the WTC in person really puts the news footage in perspective. Scaling up the crash and the kaboom and the fire in one’s mind, it’s easy to see how utterly Apocalyptically terrifying it must have been for the people there that day to witness it in person. Such a thing couldn’t have helped but be utterly world changing for those who witnessed it. By extension, all of America witnessed what happened that day, and of such a sight mythology is often born. And certainly, that mythology has become a way of life, infiltrating and influencing the daily details invisibly, as our mythologies tend to do.

Pluto was in Sagittarius when the attack happened. Sagittarius is known to be a Sign of Big Ideas and Bold Actions, and certainly both the attack and what followed on would qualify as “big.” An outlandish assault, followed by an enormous invasion, followed by another enormous invasion of questionable relevance to the original incident… that’s Sagittarius, which often has the compulsion to Go Large or Go Home. Sagittarius also has a fondness at times for ritual and symbolism, and the September 11th, 2001 attacks have certainly been ritualized and fetishized, especially here in New York City. One doesn’t have to travel far before encountering a reminder in one form or another of what happened.

Pluto is in Capricorn now, and the death-stare of Pluto is now turned to practical action. The bouncy philosophical outlook of Sagittarius (Freedom and liberty for all! Don’t tread on me! All you can eat!) is now tempered by the cool resolve of Capricorn.

On 9/11 (Look! We’ve abbreviated it and given it a name, so that it’s both easier and harder to think of and discuss! It might as well be the name of a badly-behaved pet. “Dammit, 9/11, get off the kitchen counter! Look at the damned hairball 9/11 coughed up on the new rug! Quit humping my leg, 9/11!”) all those grand and wonderful American Ideals of Freedom and Liberty and Free Expression were slapped in the face by the natural consequences of embracing those very same ideals. So perhaps it’s only natural that Pluto in Capricorn would see a reaction.

And what reaction do we see? Oh, practical, organized Capricorn… you always were the clean-up crew for the mess the Centaur Sign left behind. The almost-predictable over-reaction to 9/11 was an America that still worships freedom… but records your phone calls. You are still free to speak your beliefs and be yourself and let your personal freak flag fly… but it will all be silently watched and recorded by a CCTV camera and NSA software, and it's all be analyzed somewhere, and one day you just might accidentally end up on a no-fly list when you're off to your aunt's funeral in Tulsa. But, hey, freedom, am I right?

But there are still fireworks and hot-dog eating contests, so the party continues. Everyone feels a tiny bit safer for the freedoms they have sacrificed… not really realizing how much they’ve given up, and not realizing that if someone sufficiently clever is out to get you, they will still find a way no matter what fences you put up or how expertly you contort yourself into a useless ball trying to hide from them.

I still love you America, but in the spirit of freedom that your Revolutionary forebears were so filled with, I’d like to point out that your responses to the challenge of being America in the age of Pluto in Capricorn have been kind of, um… un-American.

Happy Birthday, America. Once you’re done the cake, please try to remember the real reasons we love your big, loud, shiny spirit so much… and ask yourself if you’re still acting like that, or just biting your own nails down to the elbows out of fear. You’ve become a little less than your Best Self during Pluto in Capricorn.

And there are many years of Pluto in Capricorn yet to come.

What big-picture challenges are YOU facing? Seeking guidance? Encouragement? Love life getting you down? Contact me about a reading! More information HERE.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Daily Sky: Venus Square Saturn

It's natural to see the words "Venus square Saturn" and worry about your love life or your finances going to hell in a handbasket. Not to worry though: among other things, Venus and Saturn actually get along with each other better than you might expect.

Having said that, though: thinking of signing a loan or starting a new relationship? Yeah, better take a pass today.

Seeking guidance? Encouragement? Love life getting you down? Contact me about a reading! More information HERE.