“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’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.
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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
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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.
Surprise 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
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Previously on WOODRUFF
Here are a few previous posts that were popular with pop-cultural metaphysicians like yourself: