AstroChatter Radio is Right On!

I joined Pamela Cucinell for her AstroChatter Radio show today at noon ET, and accurately predicted that the California Supreme Court would uphold Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage. The decision was handed down about an hour after we ended the “broadcast” on BlogTalkRadio.

What was the thinking behind the analysis? Transiting Saturn (restriction) is hanging around California’s Virgo Sun, which promised a conservative decision by the court, despite a broad opposition from transiting Uranus (surprise, revolution).

Lest I sound too chipper about getting it right, let me reiterate that I’m a big proponent of equal rights for gays and lesbians, and this issue isn’t going away anytime soon.

During today’s show, Pamela also analyzed the chart of U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and we took calls, including one from our old friend ColoradoDeb. You can listen to this week’s broadcast here.

AstroChatter Radio Breaks News on Natasha Richardson

This week, when Pamela Cucinell and I did our call-in radio show on BlogTalkRadio, we speculated strongly that the reason why Natasha Richardson was brought from Canada to New York on life support was so that her organs could be donated.

Now, the media is reporting that’s exactly what happened. Check out our broadcast here.

I wish I could take credit for the idea, but it actually came from a photographer friend of mine who is a justice-oriented Libra conjunct visionary Neptune. She had photographed Richardson for the movie Haven, a biopic about Ruth Gruber, who saved 1,000 refugees during World War II.

So let it be known that you never know what you might learn on AstroChatter Radio.

If you want to learn more about how you can save someone’s life by donating your organs when you die, click here.

Happy Birthday, Astrology Mundo!

It was one year ago today that I decided to join the blogosphere by launching Astrology Mundo. Now, 422 posts, 1,353 (approved) comments, and 136,901 hits later, Astrology Mundo is celebrating its first birthday.

My output has varied since I fired up the blog for the first time, courtesy of WordPress, on Mar. 17, 2008, but my love of the astrological and blogging community hasn’t.

There have been two contributors who have kept this blog afloat over the past year when my energy flagged — Regina at Gastriques and Gian Paul, who has given us The View from Brazil. Thanks to both of you!

Also, thanks to the astrobloggers who have taken the time to comment on my posts and to link to them. I can’t name them all, but I’m thinking of Jude Cowell at Stars Over Washington and Jude’s Threshold, Comet at Out the Comet’s Ass, Julie Demboski, Beth Turnage at Astrology Explored, and ElsaElsa of blog aggregator AstroDispatch, to name a few. I couldn’t have done it without you. (More links later!)

Away from the cosmos, SFMike of Civic Center and Susan DeMark of Mindful Walker have helped keep my feet firmly on the ground while I’m looking up at the stars.

Last but not least, a big shout-out to Pamela Cucinell, my roommate at last year’s United Astrology Conference and the host of AstroChatter Radio, where I put my two astro cents in on a (mostly) regular basis.

Thanks everybody! I love all of you, especially my readers!

AstroChatter: MLK Day Edition

Pamela Cucinell and I will be doing our weekly AstroChatter Radio broadcast at BlogTalkRadio on Monday, Jan. 19 at noon EST. We normally burn up the airwaves on Tuesdays at noon, but since the Inauguration is taking place then, we’ll be talking astrology on Martin Luther King Day instead. Give us a call at 646-200-4065 if you’ve got something to say.

Jeffrey Kishner’s Got a Groovy New Pad!

Lots of technical difficulties today on the AstroChatter Radio podcast that I do each Tuesday at noon with Pamela Cucinell on BlogTalkRadio. We started 40 minutes late because Pamela changed her Internet service provider and didn’t get her normal e-mail reminder. I didn’t call her either, the way I normally do because I was afraid I was becoming a pest.

I was scouring my e-mail to see if Pamela had tried to contact me to tell me something was wrong and I discovered an e-mail from Jeffrey Kishner, who used to host Seduction Central.

Kishner recently launched Sassastrology.com, which has a fabulous lineup of articles about sex, relationships, and celebrities, not to mention a knockout design. Kudos to you, Jeffrey. Sorry it took me a while to get to this.

Astro Chatter Radio

Last night, I drove down the Taconic Parkway to Westchester County, where I joined astrologer Pamela Cucinell on her weekly BlogTalkRadio show. After a tasty backyard barbecue with Pamela’s husband and daughter, we retreated to Pam’s office for our maiden journey. We had some technical difficulties at first — an annoying echo — and we didn’t get any callers or folks in the chatroom, save one who didn’t want to chat.

It’s slow going in the beginning of the hour-long show, which you can listen to here, but we eventually hit our stride with some good discussion about Barack Obama’s solar return, opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, China’s Saturn return, the U.S. Pluto return, and what it all means for Sino-U.S. relations. I really learned a lot from talking with Pamela.

We’ll be back again next week so please call in or join us in the chatroom.