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 Rap04 Nov 2021 • 2 min readI 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 Astrology20 Oct 2021 • 4 min readIt’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 Motivation06 Oct 2021 • 2 min readI’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 readI’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 Home06 Sep 2021 • 2 min readFor 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 Season22 Aug 2021 • 3 min readI 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 Sun08 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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