I would have to say that my favorite horoscope writer of all time was Patric Walker who died in 1995. If you’re not familiar with him and want an idea how beloved he was… check this:
“I learned this morning that Patric Walker, author of the only horoscopes I’ve ever read, died on the 10th of October, in England…”
It’s ironic this is the anniversary of his death and the fact I am posting this today is entirely coincidental. I mentioned him in that interview and googled because I was going to write this and voila! This guy cites the date of his death and goes on to say this:
“…Patric Walker was not a prophet or a seer, he was a man who touched on the tender nerves of millions by confirming that the vague disillusionments and disappointments we feel throughout our lives are genuine, and that the path to happiness is not paved with impossible glimpses into the future, but by spiritual absolution and peace of conduct in daily life.”
Pretty nice, eh?
I remember when he died. He used to write for Mirabella and I would pick up the magazine for his column and his column alone. And then, whoosh! He was gone. And ten years have passed and I still miss that guy. Isn’t that incredible?
Really, I think a lot of the sun sign columns are crap. But the ones that aren’t, aren’t! The good ones amuse, entertain, encourage, instruct, comfort and inspire. And that’s why I read them. And become attached to the astrologers who write them.
So what about you? Who do you read… and better yet, why?