“FREDERICK WOODRUFF is like a four-dimensional eyeball capable of not just understanding and interpreting bodies in space, but translating their movements into the entire socio-political, psychological zeitgeist.” —Cintra Wilson, author of Fear and Clothing, Unbuckling American Style
“FREDERICK IS A LUCID THINKER and a bad-ass wit, qualities one doesn’t see often in astrological writing. He’s a gimlet-eyed observer of contemporary culture, with an intelligence that is grounded in erudition and spiritual sophistication. His writing never fails to surprise, to delight and to teach.” — Jessica Murray, author of Soul-Sick Nation and At the Crossroads.
“FREDERICK IS A SAGE with a wise and awake worldview who through a revisioning of astrology demystifies the abstract and opens doors of new perception. Frederick’s Substack columns are the only thing I read as soon as they’re published.” —Ronnie Grishman, Editor Emeritus Dell Horoscope
“ALWAYS FULL OF SURPRISES, Frederick knows how to deliver a rip-roarin' read. His depth, integrity, and kindness mark him as a keen astrologer and wonderfully gifted guide.” — Debbi Kempton-Smith author of Secrets From a Stargazer's Notebook
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I’ve been on the Internet and social media so long I can’t stand to read anything that involves a person telling another person about himself. And yet—blah blah...
So, here’s proof that whatever you’re obsessed with in childhood is a good indicator of where you’re headed as an adult. In the third grade, I pestered my dad to get me a typewriter, and then the bastard—because he loved antiques—brought home an ancient Underwood. Despite weighing 400 pounds and requiring an ape's strength to press down on its keys, I taught myself how to type.
My astrology teachers were Ivy Goldstein Jacobson and Margaret Latvala. Yes, I’m really that old. My Tarot teacher was the Jewish High Priestess of Los Feliz, Wendy Cohen.
Words I’ve written have appeared in Salon, Print, The Advocate, Garage, The Seattle Weekly, The Honolulu Weekly, Unzipped, Out, Cybersocket, American Astrology, and Horoscope.
I also contribute as the house astrologer for designer Dan Snyder’s Corridor NYC clothing line. My seasonal astro climate reports appear quarterly in Dan’s journal.
Books I’m writing now. Non-fiction: Across the Universe: The Astrological Beatles (slated for spring 2022) and erotic fiction: Peter (slated for 2023)
Teleplays I’ve written with Keith Bacon: Revelations
Venus in Gemini rules my midheaven, so yeah, I’m all over the place vocationally.
The house I occupy is on a small strange island in Puget Sound.
Woodruff illustration by: Hamilton Cline
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