Fall '14

Fall ’14

I’m Michelle and I’m the author of AstroFix. I have a B.A. in Fine Arts / Concentration in Oil Painting from Western Connecticut State University. I’m a member of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) and the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA). I’m an Aries with Virgo rising and a Leo Moon.

When I was about 10 years old I picked up a newspaper and decided to read the horoscopes at the back. I specifically remember reading my grandmother’s horoscope and my step-brother’s horoscope. I was upset when I learned my grandmother is a Cancer. When I looked up my brother’s birthday, I made a mistake … I thought he was an Aries, and my reaction, because I am an Aries, was that I was angry … I didn’t want to share my sign. Later I realized he was a Pisces and I laughed when I related my selfish Arian reaction to the Aries descriptions I read. My brother didn’t mind sharing because, well, why would he? He doesn’t have so much self-interest being a Pisces.

For my twelfth birthday I received my first tarot deck, Tarot of the Cat People. It’s not one of the most symbol rich tarot decks, but it definitely sparked within me the recognition of an internal process being projected onto an external image. From there I began self-study. I’ve read at least a hundred astrology books, which I still own and hope to review and recommend to readers here on AstroFix.

AstroFix began in the Fall of 2009. Like many people in the U.S. at that time, I lost my job. I had been the director of a small private art school. Between looking for employment and finding odd jobs here and there (art model, movie stand-in, and web assistant, among others) I found myself with a lot of extra time. I was participating in several astrology forums and noticed I had enough knowledge and interest to start my own blog. Also, as I looked into my north node, I could see that writing would pull me towards the energy I need for growth. My north node is widely conjunct Uranus in Scorpio in the 3rd house. AstroFix gives me a place to communicate about unusual subjects in an unconventional and authentic way. I enjoy the writing, interacting with readers, and even the backend technical maintenance. AstroFix is a one-woman show. I do everything myself from start to finish. It’s all new territory and it’s always fun and fulfilling.