At 10 years old I picked up a newspaper read the horoscopes at the back. I 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 Arien reaction to the Aries descriptions I read. My brother didn’t mind sharing his sign 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 astrology forums and saw 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.