“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.

“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

A bio thing:

  • 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 Stranger, The Seattle Weekly, The Honolulu Weekly, Unzipped, Cybersocket, American Astrology, and Horoscope.

  • Books I’ve written for publishers: Secrets of a Telephone Psychic and Skywriter: Notes on Modern Astrology

  • Books I’m writing now. Non-fiction: The Mindfuck: Better Living Through Not Knowing (slated for 2022) and erotic fiction: Peter (slated for 2023)

  • Teleplays I’ve written with Keith Bacon: Revelations

  • I also work full-time as the art director for The Bob Mizer Foundation.

  • The house I occupy is on a small strange island in Puget Sound.

What you’ll get when you subscribe to WOODRUFF

  • Free newsletters sent straight into your email inbox. No more hunting for websites or trawling social media for something intelligent.

  • Topics include riffs on popular culture as viewed through the lens of astrology, psychology, dreams, and semiotics (the study of signs and symbols). Picture a humanities bacchanalia as unleashed by Linda Goodman.

Why you’ll want a paid subscription to WOODRUFF

  • Private monthly Horoscopes for Moderns (for mature readers only) for each sign.

  • The Zeitgeist Trend report: Close reads on the current cultural climate to see how it relates to the astrology of the moment.

  • Your dreams on the couch, with Dr. Dream.

  • Quarterly one-card Tarot draws. You’ll get an email describing this in more detail when it’s happening.

  • Astro-Round Tables where paid subscribers ask questions about their natal horoscopes.

  • Longer essays and deep-dive articles on topics that you won’t find anywhere else on the Interweb. Like my recent Saturn Pluto conjunction report and the upcoming mega-project, I’m currently compiling on the USA’s 2022 Pluto return.

  • First-read installments from my new book The Mindfuck: Better Living Through Not Knowing

  • Also, reduced seasonal rates for inquiry consultations.

Previously on WOODRUFF

Here are a few previous posts that were popular with pop-cultural metaphysicians like yourself:

Ask Me About One Puzzling Feature of Your Horoscope

A.E. Waite’s Vision: Two Tarots to Rule Them All

Women and Astrology—But Where are the Guys?

Secrets of the Picaresque: Life beyond the Mania of new iPhones & old Donald Trump

Love,


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