An Interview With Practical Astrologer April Elliott Kent

I’ve never fallen in love over the internet, but I’ve fallen in major like. With a voice. April Elliott Kent’s voice. April’s often wry, bravely honest and hearty essays at BigSkyAstrology had me at hello. Now I’ve had a major crush on another lady Leo writer, too, so what is it about Leo writers?! April says, I think Leo has a gift for telling their own story in a way that helps other people see themselves in it, and inspires them to tell their own story.  April & I have yet to meet, which neither of us can believe (she just informed me she is coming to San Francisco in June 2012!!) but I am always happy to promote her work and her second book, The Essential Guide to: Practical Astrology, published this summer by Penguin, gives me another excuse to love on April. Without further adieu, below: April reveals her celebrity astro-twin, secret moon practice, and offers advice to those trying to make the leap from technically correct interpretations to chart synthesis. Practically, of course.

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And Now For Something Completely Awesome

We astrologers are earnest about being taken seriously.  This can turn the best of us into curmudgeons, when certain of us shun popular astrology for generalizing (dismissing horoscope writers who shepherd the masses to us for a proper natal reading as irrelevant). The problem with that need to be taken so seriously is that we lose our humor and our perspective, and heaven forbid that happens, because humor is a true friend to creativity and inspiration. That’s why I’m delighted that Matt Currie has carved out his unique niche in the blogosphere and has now published a very cool book called Conquer the Universe With Astrology which is basically wit, writ large.

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Now Skype Brings the Fairfax Moon Gab Girls to You

Dear Readers,

I am very excited to now offer you the opportunity to learn all about how the stars will affect your life, every month, from the comfort of your own home. We designed this format especially with our national and international readers and clients in mind, because we want to share the useful information we have been giving to our friends here in Fairfax, CA – with all of you. The great thing about using Skype is, no matter where you live, the call is free. So whether you’re in Poland, Spain, Wyoming (or Egypt, like me, pictured here!) now you can brew a cup of tea, curl up, and nurture your mind and spirit with the astrology of the coming month.

What: The next New Moon Gab with Jessica Shepherd and Fern Feto Spring will be held on Monday, August 25 7-9 PM
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Obama, McCain & The Times Ahead: Bay Area Astrologers Speak Out

Are the Sixties about to repeat? Who will win the presidency? Does Barack’s hopeful message match the challenging times ahead? A panel of six Bay Area astrologers converged last Saturday evening to discuss, dissect, and divulge the next four years of cosmic activity affecting our nation. The meeting was arranged by the San Francisco group, the Bay Area Young Astrologers, where young-ish professional astrologers convene to share their knowledge and hear their voice.

People Actually Use This Stuff?

The panel answered some general questions about astrology. It turns out that horoscope readers actually make life decisions from those ‘scopes.

“The general public will base life decisions on their horoscope,” said KT Fox, local celebrity and headliner for the event, who got on her soapbox about the importance of getting credentialed through accredited astrology institutions. “I always feel responsible for the information I’m putting out there. It’s amazing how many people in the world will use astrology of their daily horoscope to help them make decisions in their lives so that’s why I think it’s important we put out credible, accurate information.” [Read more…]

Guidance for the Times Ahead: Bay Area Astrology Event June 7, 2008

We all could use a co-pilot, for these crazy times. Maybe you’re guilty of “google-ing” astrology and coming up with a smattering of predictions that kind of make sense. Oh, but what if you could gather all your questions and answers about, say anything from what the Age of Aquarius portends, to the chart of the next president of the United States – and posit them to a panel of professional astrologers? Finally!

KT the Astrologer, (formerly known as Kelli Fox & founder of a ‘lil website called joins the founders of the Bay Area Young Astrologers, Bill Street, Rebecca Crane, Jessica Shepherd & Alex Villamil, with special guest Paul Bogle for an evening of astrological inquiry and mirth-making. Join them as they discuss upcoming elections, major planetary shifts and answer your questions. [Read more…]

Come to a Monthly Moon Gab!

Ever wanted an astrologer in your pocket to help navigate your cash flow, assist your next promotion or plumb your psychological state but do not want to shell out the big bucks to learn? It is your lucky day!

Introducing, a monthly Moon gathering designed just for you. Every month Marin astrologers Jessica Shepherd and Fern Feto Spring play weather girls to the heavens, exploring how moon cycles and star patterns play out in YOUR LIFE. This is a rare opportunity to understand how astrology influences awareness and energy on a personal and collective level in a group environment – with not one, but two professional astrologers. Click here for more.