First a small question. What is astrology? Message of the Stars.
When did you get interested in astrology and for how long have you been doing it professionally? Astrology is a calling. I have been professionally involved since 1971-longer than I am old!
Why and when should we consult an astrologist for advice? Astrology is about optimal timing for life's events. Best to get advice/reading before signing off on any major decisions/commitments, for example choosing a partner, getting married, divorced, signing a business deal, buying or selling real estate, surgery dates (cosmetic, dental or other), and even best results to get your hair colored!
What does Mercury Retrograde stand for? Miscommunication, detours, and repetition. Mercury, the planet of communication, goes retrograde (slows down the rotation) four times a year, lasting approximately three weeks. It literally puts a different spin on everyone's story as personal and universal navigational systems are down. "Murphy's Law" goes into effect: anything that can go wrong usually will. It's a bad time to buy anything new, particularly computers, phones, and all electrical equipment. Also an infamous time for commitments not honored, missed appointments, luggage and new love misplaced. On the upside, it's a cosmic time-out. Astrology advises that during Mercury Retrograde don't engage in the new but review, revise, and revisit the past and no signing on any dotted lines.
Who comes to you for advice? Everyone, and there are no typical clients. Astrological clients cross all walks of life and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Do you follow your own advice? Of course! I walk my talk.
Is there an increasing interest in astrology during a recession? Yes and no. The increasing interest in astrology now is more about the profound times we live in-and as the planet that rules astrology, Uranus, makes its presence felt in the world, 2011 will debut, electrify, and pioneer a span of compelling planetary interest.
Does, for example, the full moon affect all signs the same, or are some signs more sensitive?
It's a known fact that during a full moon the ocean's tide is high and so are emotions. We are all affected by full moons, but the sign that the moon is full in will definitely feel heightened drama. Also, Cancers, ruled by the moon, can count on full-moon meltdowns. Full moons are best used to bring things to an end.
Do you as an astrologist have a favorite astrological sign? Leo, of course, me me me! LOL
Can two people have exactly the same astrological "fingerprint"? Or is every individual unique? This is how you can determine the truly proficient astrologer: no two people have exactly the same astrological fingerprint. Even twins are set apart by cosmic mathematics.
What is your daily dose of luxury? Spraying on my favorite perfume.
What inspires you? Venus! La Vida Bella Divino! Beauty, Buddha, The Temple of Dendera, Egypt, Angkor Wat, The Rolling Stones, and of course, the intelligence of the atom.
Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Pursuing personal passions (watching old movies in bed with ginger ale).
What is your favorite food? Marshmallows.
Cocktail? Kettle One Vodka, very, very well shaken, straight up, ice cold martini glass, olives, dirty ice on the side...
Favorite clothing designer? I love Valentino and Karl Lagerfeld. However, at the moment I find myself mixing a Chanel jacket with my own designed Cosmic Connection T-shirts on a daily basis.
Favorite perfume? I never reveal my scent!
Favorite book/author? Autobiography of A Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda and of course Juan Montoya's new coffee table design book.
Do you have a charity that is close to your heart? The Health Store Foundation and the David Sheldrick Foundation-a haven for saving elephant orphans in Kenya, Africa.
In what magazines do your horoscopes appear? Florida International Magazine.
For more information visit her website at www.thecosmicconnection.com.