Fugitive Umbrellas is a long time in the making: while I have studied and practiced astrology since 2000, analyzing charts and counseling friends and family, I have only recently decided to put up a shingle and do it professionally. I have, however, had a long desire to share my knowledge of astrology, as a guide who helps other students navigate the sea of media available on astrology and use their own creativity and unique, individual perspectives in order to understand, use, and contribute to the study of astrology. I have taught myself from many sources, but mostly books. I have developed an eclectic style of chart interpretation, with influences ranging from traditional to archetypal to evolutionary to…you get the idea.
I am of the absolute belief that astrologers can cull from their experiences and perspectives. I tend to reference pop culture often, as I think that cultural archetypes and characters are universal enough to be used for teaching, and because it is more fun to talk about movie characters and television shows than it is in ancient pantheons.
Miriam Nyx: originally from New York. I spent a couple years working as an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea. I have had a few other interesting jobs, like house- and dog- and art gallery-sitting, creating special effects for film, installing a mosaic, milking goat on a dairy farm, and tutoring test prep. I spent seven years working in the publishing industry in Manhattan, but it wasn’t that interesting. I graduated from Rutgers magna cum laude with a B.A. in English literature and a minor in American Studies. Sometimes I publish fiction of the grotesque and profane variety.
I enjoy making color cosmetics, cooking, knitting, drawing, and wandering without a schedule or plan. I wish I had access to a pottery wheel and a kiln. I find tarot cards fascinating but am just beginning to learn to use them. I am also also a first year law student.
Seriously. Law school is like clown college, inverted.
I now live and work in Chicagoland, (believing that I have finally found the great American City I can call home), with my wonderful boyfriend who is not an astrologer. Meeting him was predicted independently by three different astrologers years before I met him.