I got into Astrology in the catacombs of my University library, while accidentally chancing upon a book on Renaissance astronomy and its world of polymaths, omens, and stars. At first, it seemed quite unlike the philosophical universe I was supposed to be writing about--the one of logical rules hung up like salty fish along reason's tight string. But I've come to see that both systems--heavenly and sublunar--are governed by deep, predictable patterns.
I'm an Aquarius Sun, Scorpio Moon with Leo Rising but I designed my Astro Americana collection of zodiac shirts so that you can identify with any sign. The collection is inspired by county fairs, amusement parks, airbrush booths, and the kitsch pleasures of American cultural referents—big cars, baseball hats, Las Vegas casinos, etc. I wanted to combine these motifs with the equally outlandish and strange exuberance of the Zodiac so that when you wear these shirts you feel as cosmically large as whatever sign you choose to be.
I've taken this insight into my professional Astrology and Tarot practice, third-eye fully open to the deep cosmic alignments and principles that structure our experience of time. Life seems convoluted and non-linear, but astrology can clarify one's sense of place in the greater cosmic order.
In addition to providing consultations and classes on Astrology and Tarot, I very much enjoy spending my days writing about the stars and their impact on politics, culture, relationships, and current events in such publications as Bustle, Better Homes & Gardens, and RUSSH magazine.
What's In A Name
Every 18 months Venus, Planet of Love and Money, goes retrograde and appears to be moving backward in the sky. In Astrology, retrogrades are seen as periods of reflection and re-evaluation. The idea behind Venus In Retrograde, then, is to give readings that help you re-evaluate your relationship not just to love and money, but to the part you play in the greater cosmic whole.