I'm just one of three named Molly in media that have talked to entrepreneur-astrologer Susan Miller in early February. A Molly wrote a piece for New York Magazine and the fact-checker was also Molly. Always one to see the serendipity, Susan told me, "So when you wrote to me, I thought, Wow, Molly is my lucky name!"
The article above is very cleverly written, and since I've never met Susan in person, I hung on every word. The writer has created a portrait, and included a lot of things she's told me, too, but I always assumed were private (and didn't reveal). Also, she declares Astrology Zone catastrophically ugly -- ouch! As a private person and protective of Susan's openness, it made me feel vicariously exposed -- but perhaps that's what it is, an exposť.The writer Molly Young finds astrology itself a comical launch, to making Susan look like a loveable loose cannon. She writes, "In a sense, she rises above the tawdriness of her profession in exactly the way an Edith Wharton character might transcend an undistinguished background: by taking up residence at a good address (Upper East Side), outfitting herself expensively (Chanel ballet flats), sending her children to private school (Convent of the Sacred Heart), and in every other way looking and acting the part of a New York City social authority. She will not allow herself to be photographed with a crystal ball."
Anyway, a colorful read, but some things get lost in translation with astrology..and the hilarity ensues. I'm posting now the final two segments of an interview with Susan, these became more conversational and less one-way with me listening. The first is on what Susan calls Monster Moons coming up. Other topics that come up: the gift of hard transits; the number one question she's asked.
Toward the end of our talk, she brought up pedophilia, so the door was open to venture into what's being squeezed out of the shadows by Saturn-Pluto. We talk about sperm banks, a movie about Princess Diana's inquest and Scorpios in the zone (of Saturn). It's about Saturn and Pluto as BFF's in mutual reception.Hulton Archive/Getty Images