Talk to Me About Astrology

Samantha Manzella
I’m Sam Manzella, a Brooklyn-based queer writer and editor. This project is a thinly veiled excuse to talk to some of my favorite people about my favorite thing: astrology. Subscribe for interviews, essays, and the occasional meme.
Created 29 Oct 2019
  • On Being a Sign With a Bad Rap
    04 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    I don’t have any personal planets or placements in Scorpio, but I feel a deep sense of camaraderie with all the Scorps out there. I’m a Gemini. I know what it’s like to be born under one of the most s...
  • On Why Queer People Love Astrology
    20 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    It’s a blustery Sunday afternoon in December 2019, and I am on my first date with the love of my life. Of course, it’s only our first date, so I don’t know that yet. I enter the restaurant, a bustling...
  • On Mars and Motivation
    06 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    I’m in the business of keeping it real, so here’s the truth: I didn’t want to write this newsletter. I’ve been exhausted lately. I’m talking no sleep is enough, working out doesn’t help, three coffees...
  • On the Astrology of Lil Nas X's 'Montero'
    17 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    I’ll be real with you: I had every intention of using this newsletter to meditate on Mars’s complicated relationship with Venus. But a certain “power bottom rapper” dropped his debut album, and I refu...
  • On Virgo Season and Home
    06 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    For years, I’ve associated Virgo season with home. I often chalk this up to my upbringing. My mom is a Virgo, my father was a Leo with a Virgo stellium, and my little sister is a double Virgo, Sun and...
  • On Love, Loss, and Leo Season
    22 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    I didn’t set out to write about losing my dad. I’ve intentionally avoided this topic for almost a year, mostly because writing is how I metabolize things, and writing about his death makes it feel rea...
  • On My Spooky 12th House Sun
    08 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    “What is a placement in your birth chart that scared you or confused you when you first started learning about astrology? Kirah Tabourn, a brilliant and generous astrologer you should all be following...
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