Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Adios, Astrology Fans!

Nah... don't panic everyone. It's just time for me to officially announce once and for all that I'm outta here... out of blogspot.com anyway.

If you're looking for my new material (and there's plenty of it!), there are two places to find it: first of all, there's my new site:

...which you really should check out, because it's where all my new material is. And for those of you who haven't heard yet: I'm also writing the Astrology blog at Beliefnet!

So pack your back and reset your bookmarks... the planets haven't stopped and neither have I. Still, I admit I might miss this old place every once in a while, but you know how it is. Sometimes you just gotta move on to something new...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Your November-December 2013 Mars Forecast!

Tonight: a special look ahead at how Mars in Virgo will be affecting YOU in the next month! PLUS: A one of a kind offer on readings for new clients who listen in... Today is the 75th anniversary of Orson Welle's "War Of The Worlds" broadcast... will the next month see any sneak attacks from Mars on YOUR birth chart? Tune in to find out!
6 PM Eastern, 3 PM Pacific

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Your November Astrology Forecast

389px-Muhammad_ibn_Muhammad_Shakir_Ruzmah-'i_Nathani_-_Scorpio_and_Sagittarius_-_Walters_W65924A_-_Full_PageWhat to expect from the month ahead... a Solar Eclipse, the Uranus-Pluto square, and much more. It's going to be an eventful month... find out what to expect, and when to duck!

7 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific

…and a special on Readings for all new clients, too!

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Surprise Sale On Astrology Readings!

aaaaaaloveThere are eventful times ahead, and I've got a limited-time offer to help you make the most of them!

The NEXT FIVE PEOPLE who book a reading with me will get

-20% off the regular list price... PLUS...

-A bonus 15 minutes to use any time you want!
-a free copy of all my e-books!-
-$25 dollars off of either your next reading, a reading for a friend, or the next online class I teach!

So write me HERE for details, or click HERE to book your reading... get it done before the Solar Eclipse hits on November 3rd!

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Lunar Eclipse, Star Wars Astrology, The Astrology Of Stars At War, And More!

More blog entries than we can store!Hey... you haven't subscribed to my new blog at Beliefnet yet? Well, heck, look at all the stuff you've missed in the last week alone:

-There's a forecast for how today's Lunar Eclipse will affect you in the weeks to come, and how it has already affected the highly public split between Bruce and Kris Jenner.

-A look at the upcoming Mercury Retrograde (Can you benefit from it? Read and find out!)

-How aspects work, using the Star Wars films as an analogy

-Speaking of "stars" and "war": a two-parter about the astrology of the Miley Cyrus and Sinead O'Connor feud is HERE and HERE.

-And finally: three new entries in my "Astrology Of Love And Compatibility" series, where I take a swing at Gemini, Cancer, and Leo!


So hurry on over and hit that "subscribe" button already. Don't make me tell you again: I'm already edgy enough with this eclipse going on... so edgy that I'm actually crazy enough to be doing readings at a 30% discount from list prices! Contact me for details!  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Love And Sex In The Stars: Eclipse Mania!

beliefnet lunar eclipse forecast astrology matthew currieThe intersection of astrology and human hearts -- who knows what things collide there? We do! Join Hilary and Matthew every week for fun, advice, tea and sympathy as we delve deep into the darkest reaches of the human heart and shine a little starlight in!

THIS EPISODE: A dramatic pair of eclipses this month make things fun... or funky... for many of us. Tune in and get the advance forecast!

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Astrology Of Love And Compatibility: Your Love Life Repair Shop!

4081360524_36ebe1232f Even at the best of times, things never seem to work out exactly as you'd planned or hoped for, especially when there are other humans involved. Much of what an astrologer deals with love in one form or another... where is it? Where did it go? Can it be fixed? That's why starting October 2nd I'll be presenting...


Read all the details here at my new site, plus a bonus guest appearance by Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Astrology And Compatibility: When Astrologers Wed!

A personal note on astrological compatibility: What do you do when you meet someone and fall in love with them? You start a relationship of course. And what if that person's Sun is conjunct your Moon, and your Jupiters are trine each other, and her Venus is smack in the middle of those two Jupiters, and you really just can't imagine your lives without each other? Well, you get married of course. Did you really need an astrologer to tell you THAT?

So please everyone: update your social calendars. Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com and I are no longer in circulation. Thank you to all our friends scattered across cyberspace who have wished us well.
Astrological compatibility: it really works!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Astrologer Robert Hand: A Live Interview

Today on a particularly special installment of "Love And Sex In the Stars": join Astrologydating.com CEO and founder Hilary Young and myself for a LIVE interview with scholar, author, translator, historian and possibly the best-informed astrologer alive today, Robert Hand!


2 PM Eastern, 11 AM Pacific


Learn about your Angles, get the equivalent of a full reading for one great price! There's still time to join! Click here for info on September's classes!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Learning Astrology, And Talking To Robert Hand

This week, if you haven't already bookmarked and subscribed to my new site (and imagine what you'll miss in future if you don't!), you've missed...

- A reminder about my upcoming live interview with astrology legend Robert Hand!


-The magic of the Ascendant, Midheaven, IC and Descendant revealed as never before!

...So hurry up and click away and change your bookmarks and stuff. I won't be updating this sitemuch longer.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Get A Reading, Learn Astrology, And Change Your Life!

Many of you want to consult an astrologer to figure out what your life here is all about and what’s coming up in the future. That’s great… it’s what I’m here for. Many of you want to learn more astrology so you can more fully understand yourself and those around you. That’s great too… I teach astrology, after all.
…But what if you could get BOTH all at once for less than the price of a reading OR an online class?

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Make The Next Year The Best Ever With Jupiter And Saturn!

There are exciting times coming up in the next year... DON'T MISS OUT! Read all about it here on my new blog, Matthewtheastrologer.com!

Seriously: the new stuff isn't here any more. Change yer bookmarks, already!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Love And Sex In The Stars: Daily Relationship

The intersection of astrology and human hearts -- who knows what things collide there? We do! Join Hilary and Matthew every week for fun, advice, tea and sympathy as we delve deep into the darkest reaches of the human heart and shine a little starlight in!

THIS WEEK: Join us as we speak to Brendan and Juna from dailyrelationship.com... a couple who work as relationship coaches and document their own relationship for our benefit. They'll tell us how to build the foundation for a thriving, sustainable relationship, through Commitment, Authenticity, and Appreciation.

4 PM Eastern, 1 PM Pacific


Monday, August 26, 2013

Visit My New Home: Matthewtheastrologer.com!

Hey everyone... from now on all my new stuff will be at my groovy new site...

So bookmark that thing and you'll get all the latest updates on my blogs, hows, courses, what's happening in the sky, and the latest deal on readings... which is really pretty great if I may say so.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturn Transits Of The Rich And Famous

TODAY at 6 PM Eastern, 3 PM Pacific... a thrilling look at the perils of being famous while under the influence of Saturn. I'll be doing a special presentation of "Conquer The Universe With Astrology" dedicated to the planet that 4 out of 5 astrologers struggle to say something nice about! You'll get Anthony Weiner, Amanda Bynes, Nigella Lawson and more!

6 PM Eastern, 3 PM Pacific

(And hey... if you're listening live, why not call in? I might just have a look at your chart for you. Call (347) 677-1820!)



my next online course with Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com that starts August 19th!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Jupiter In Cancer in The Fourth House

A sample from my text book for the online course I'm teaching with Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com entitled "Jupiter And Saturn: Gifts From Santa And The Grim Reaper," which starts Monday:

Jupiter in Cancer in the Fourth House -- Marcel Proust

French Author Marcel Proust is best known for his seven volume novel known under the collective title of “Remembrance Of Things Past,” which is remembered as both a profoundly deep recollection of a childhood in France… and as incredibly long-winded at times. He always wrote in bed… and in his first novel, “Swann’s Way,” it takes over 15,000 words for the protagonist to get out of bed. 

Want to learn more? There's still time to sign up!


I'm available for readings. CLICK HERE for more info.


my next online course with Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com that starts August 19th!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Conquer The Universe With Astrology: Venus And Mars

How's your love life? WHERE'S your love life? Confused? Astrology has answers for you! I'll be presenting Venus and Mars by Sign and describing their nature with an added dose of both empathy and humor... depending on which one your love life needs more. All material based on the wildly popular "Venus and Mars" course presented by Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com and myself.

2 PM Eastern, 11 AM Pacific

CLICK HERE to set a reminder
listen live, or catch the podcast!

And hey... if you're listening live, why not call in? The number is (347) 677-1820!



my next online course with Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com that starts August 19th!

The Daily Sky: Venus Enters Libra

Venus walked into the Libra Bar swinging her hips girlishly and making her floral print summer dress sway invitingly to gain the attention of everyone there.

No one looked up from their drinks.


She sat down at the middle of the bar by herself and ordered a banana daiquiri. Her eyes scanned the room looking for a potential partner. Still, no one seemed to notice.

"What's wrong?" she asked herself. "Don't people realize that I rule this place? Can't they see how lovely I look today?"

The patrons paid no attention to her, as they carried on focusing on their drinks, as if they were actively avoiding all contact. A surly mood filled the air.

"Surely someone here has to realize that when I am in the place that I rule, affection and fondness and romance will bloom everywhere" she muttered to herself over her drink with the cute little paper umbrella.

She failed to realize that since the last time she visited the Libra Bar,  the place has been taken over by bikers. At one end of the bar sat Jupiter, his gut hanging out from the bottom of his T-shirt, beneath a torn leather jacket. He stared angrily at the other end of the bar, where Pluto sat flicking his switchblade and glowering silently back at Jupiter. From the back of the room, Uranus slowly approached them both, his hand slowly reaching for the pocket with the gun-shaped bulge in it.  Venus did not realize she had walked in to a big ugly T-square that was building up. 

The other patrons of the bar continued to focus on their drinks, determined not to become involved in the brawl that was about to begin. Venus, however, continued to mull over her situation, occasionally pausing to wave half-heartedly at someone, completely oblivious of the mayhem that was about to break out.

Finally she just couldn't take it any more. "I'm here, everyone!" she called out. "Let the good times and openhearted expressions of love and fondness begin!"

The poor girl. She never saw it coming.


CLICK HERE for more details on

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Jupiter In The Second House, Saturn In The Fifth: A Case Study

According to the usual interpretation one finds in the textbooks, Jupiter in the Second House means you'll never have to worry about money. These people, we are told, are born with it or have it fall into their laps on a regular basis. Surely, any chart you see with this feature is bound to belong to an heiress, or an Internet tycoon, or something like that.

You would not expect this to be the chart of someone who, say, ended up having to porn just to pay the bills.

Likewise, the conventional astrological wisdom about someone with Saturn in the Fifth House indicates they just won't ever have kids. Case closed. That's a sad thing for many people, but not having kids certainly be a way to save money... which might explain all the extra riches kicking around from that Jupiter in the Second House.

Now: let me introduce you to Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. "Octomom," who has a birth chart that features Jupiter in the Second House and Saturn in the Fifth... and who is being investigated for welfare fraud (and has 14 kids, by the way.)

"I'd be lying if I didn't say generating revenue wasn't a major reason why I did it, but I found the experience was empowering and liberating,"

--Nadya Suleman, June 2012, discussing her motives for doing a porn flick.

"I hate babies, they disgust me... Obviously, I love them — but I absolutely wish I had not had them."

-Nadya Suleman, In Touch Magazine,  July 2011

So does the astrology in this matter completely fail to describe Nadia's situation? Of course not. In fact, the details of her birth chart tell the story pretty clearly. As we can see from the quote above, Nadya does in fact find her 14 children burdensome... which is one possible manifestation of that Saturn, and she did need infertility treatments to have them in the first place. But it's not like she was doomed to not have children.

Also: despite her financial troubles, it's not like it's an everyday occurrence for all of us to have foreign companies tossing big-money offers at us just because of who we are.

As they say, the devil is in the details. As far as the Jupiter and Saturn in your birth chart? The devil.. and some angels... are there to be found too. Let's find them together!

Octomom will be one of the many subjects we will be delving into in my upcoming online course, "Jupiter and Saturn: Gifts From Santa And The Grim Reaper," which I will be presenting with Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com. Starting on Monday, August 19, we will be teaching a two-week intensive online Facebook course for both beginners and intermediate students, which will delve deeply into the subject of the Solar System's two largest planets.

It's going to be a lot more than just celebrity gossip though. Specifically, we will be looking into YOUR Jupiter and Saturn placements,  how they affect you, and how the Jupiter and Saturn transit cycles predict what promise and peril you will face in your future... and how to prepare for what is to come, and how to understand who you really are.

So if you've ever looked in a book and felt despair at the description of your Jupiter or your Saturn placement, fear not. Astrology, like life itself, is a little more complex than that... yet ultimately it can be relatively easy to grasp the full wonder and mystery of it all.

...Now if only we had had this course available earlier, we could've spared Octomom an awful lot of public embarrassment, and an awful lot of diaper changes...

CLICK HERE for more details on the Jupiter and Saturn course. Better hurry: seats are limited!

And CLICK HERE for my series on Octomom and her children.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Love And Sex In The Stars: Orgasmic Meditation

The intersection of astrology and human hearts -- who knows what things collide there? We do! Join Hilary and Matthew every week for fun, advice, tea and sympathy as we delve deep into the darkest reaches of the human heart and shine a little starlight in!

THIS EPISODE: Join us as we discuss ORGASMIC MEDITATION with Candice Holdorf!

Candice Holdorf is a writer and teacher of sexuality and feminine orgasm, with a speciality in the practice of Orgasmic Meditation. She is a regular contributor to The Good Men Project and elephantjournal.com, as well as maintains her own blog, The Orgasmic Life.

She is currently working on her first book, "From 6 to 9 and Beyond, Widening the Lens of Feminine Eroticism." 

Join us for the show that's always good for us... it'll be good for you too!

Tuesday, August 13th
4 PM Eastern, 1 PM Pacific


Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Daily Sky: Mercury Enters Leo

Okay: admittedly, Mercury in Leo doesn't have the reputation for being the best place in the Zodiac for logical Mercury to hang out in. When it comes to your thoughts and communications, Mercury in Leo represents a time when impulsiveness and emotionality can tinge everything from simple e-mails to big conversations, and that's not always the wisest approach.

But you know... what the heck? Why not? I'm sure that all your boss really needs is a little more feeling in that e-mail as to why the project is behind schedule, or that your Significant Other will get your point about taking the garbage out if you'd just put a little more feeling into it, or perhaps that credit card company would understand if you were a little more HOLY CRAP LADY GET AWAY FROM SIMBA THAT TRANQUILIZER IS GONNA WEAR OFF ANY MINUTE NOW OH GOD OH JESUS WHAT A TERRIBLE MESS --

...On second though, maybe you should rethink that e-mail before you click "send."

I'm available for readings. CLICK HERE for more info, and for details on
my next online course with Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com that starts August 19th!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Love And Sex In The Stars: New Moon In Leo!

The intersection of astrology and human hearts -- who knows what things collide there? We do! Join Hilary and Matthew every week for fun, advice, tea and sympathy as we delve deep into the darkest reaches of the human heart and shine a little starlight in!

THIS WEEK: We're back! And we brought a New Moon in Leo with us!

PLUS: Another in our series of visits to Web Sites That Truly Blow!

4 PM Eastern, 1 PM Pacific

Monday, August 5, 2013

Jupiter And Saturn: Gifts From Santa And The Grim Reaper

Once you've gotten beyond the basics with Sun Sign astrology, one soon discovers the role of the other planets in determining one's personality and destiny. And it doesn't take much longer for the budding student of astrology to hear the whispered name of the dreaded planet Saturn.

Of course, any decent astrologer will tell you all about how the challenges that come with Saturn make you a better person, and how overcoming your obstacles will help you find happiness and your karmic path in life and yadda yadda yadda -- but, hey, wait... if Saturn is really such an awesome growth experience, why are you guys spending so much time padding out your descriptions of it? Am I being sold some sort of cosmic clunker here?

And what about Jupiter? It's the biggest planet in the Zodiac and it's allegedly the bringer of good luck and happiness... so why do we not hear more about it? Why do so many good transits go by unused and unnoticed?

If you want to know what your path to happiness in this life is, and if you want to know what potholes you'll likely encounter on the way, you need to know Jupiter and Saturn... not just in your birth chart, but also how the 12-year Jupiter Cycle and the 29-year Saturn Cycle affect you.

That's why Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com and I are pleased to present


...A two week course (just like our two week Venus and Mars course, which got rave reviews by the way) that not only provides you with a textbook that covers the basics about Jupiter and Saturn by Sign and House placement, but will also give you in-depth conversation and interaction with TWO professional astrologers about YOUR specific Jupiter and Saturn cycles: when the good times and bad times are likely to arrive, and how you can make the best of them both!

JUPITER: Your birth chart's "Happy Place"... where you find your bliss, your philosophy of life, and the key to committed relationships and friendships!

SATURN: The place where struggle and limitations happen... and once you've addressed those, it can be the source of your greatest happiness!

Like our Venus and Mars course, this will be Facebook-based and fully interactive, with both a textbook and lively discussion. The last class was a big hit, and places are already filling up. Attendance is limited, so write us for details today!

Readings at the special Sumer Rate are still available too! CLICK HERE for more details!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The August Astrology Special: Fixed Star Mania!

One of the great things about getting a reading from an astrologer is that there is so much ground to cover, an hour simply doesn't get it all. We can cover the basics, of course... depending on what your basics are: your personality, your future, your relationships, your career... but there's always more.

That's why for the month of August, with all my full readings (at no extra charge) I'll also be providing a separate written report on The Fixed Stars in your birth chart, and how they affect you and make you the unique individual that you are. In fact, they will be the subject of an upcoming online course I'll be teaching... just like the Venus and Mars course that I'm wrapping up now with Aliza from Moonplutoastrology.com.

The online course been a huge hit... so much so that we'll be doing it again in mid-August with Jupiter and Saturn as our subject matter... both in your birth chart and by transit. Get up close and personal with your Saturn Return!

...And as if that weren't reason enough for excitement, next week "Love And Sex In The Stars" returns to blogtalkradio.com!

More on readings HERE. Special Summer Rates still apply!

Write me for information on a reading today, or for information on the upcoming Jupiter and Saturn course!

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 Moonplutoastrology.com 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 MOONPLUTOASTROLOGY.com.  

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 Moonplutoastrology.com 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.

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