Sydney Chic interview with Jennifer Angel; Celebrity Astrologer, Media Personality, Resident Astrologer and Metaphysical Writer to the New York Daily News and Star Magazine (USA), and NY Daily News, having nearly 18 million unique users per month and has a fan base spanning three continents!Jennifer Angel’s horoscopes, articles and range of Pet Horoscopes give her readers inspiration and insight into their lives. Her astrological forecasts and featured articles have a unique style, which is light, refreshing, informative and uncannily accurate.Even those who claim not to believe can’t resist a sneak-peak at their horoscope from time to time.
And of course you can check out Jennifer's weekly horoscopes right here on Sydney Chic
You lived in Sydney and moved to NYC - do you still consider Sydney your home?
Australia will always be my home - I am honored and proud to be Australian! Actually, I feel very fortunate to have been born in Australia. Having travelled to many corners of the world, I’ve come to really appreciate the Australian quality of “tell it like it is,” straightforward honesty. It’s refreshing, life-affirming and comes from a heart-centered integrity. I love the way Aussies don't take themselves too seriously. They’re able to laugh at themselves and their down to earth, approachable manner instantly puts you at ease.
What do you love about Sydney?
I was born in Victoria and my first trip to Sydney was pretty much love at first sight. Not only for its cosmopolitan beauty but because Sydney-siders embrace life with an open-hearted acceptance that encourages others to do the same. As a New Yorker now, I feel this is one of the similarities between the two cities. Anti-discrimination is a strong issue for me, and this is one of the reasons I love both Sydney and New York.
Good food, great people, fantastic golden sand beaches and amazing sights - Sydney really does have it all! And I was lucky enough to live right in the CBD or very close to the city. My last two years in Sydney I lived at Woolloomooloo Wharf, and my morning walk took me through the Royal Botanical Gardens and around the Sydney Oprah House; I can assure you, that's a view you never tire of!
How did you enter the world of metaphysics?
With a Sagittarius rising and Jupiter as my chart ruler, I was destined to be interested in metaphysics and the mystical side of life. It’s in my blood; my mother used to dream of events, like Patricia Arquette in the TV show, “Medium.” But of course back then these subjects were still pretty hush-hush, and I think I was the only person Mum ever confided in. When I was a teenager I used to think of things and then they would happen, but at the time, with no one to talk to about such things, that power triggered a lot of inner fears and I closed myself off from it. Then in my late teens I participated in what was called a closed meditation circle, back when even the concept of meditation was still rather foreign and misunderstood, and there began my journey and fascination with the world beyond.
How much study did it take to become an Astrologer?
Astrology is a field of such complexity; it’s totally absorbing, with an amazingly rich history and so many branches and techniques that there is literally always more to learn. I am constantly amazed by the scope, depth and potential for insight and knowledge available through astrology. Just when you think you’ve pretty well mastered your craft, another level of understanding presents itself and you realize how much more there is to learn. Apart from formal study and continual reading and revision, my greatest teacher was my good friend and colleague, Athena Starwoman; an inspirational sage who was wise beyond her years. Even though she is very close to me in spirit, I still miss greatly. I was blessed to know her.
What's AstroPoodle about?
Here’s where my Sagittarius rising shows itself again (smile.) The love of animals nourishes our spirit and a pet like a dog is such a gift! They teach us unconditional love and give us joy beyond words. The health benefits of owning a pet is well documented and has been proven to enhance one’s life in many ways. My little Yogi, a teacup poodle, who may be small in stature but by no means in attitude, is Astropoodle’s CEO and inspiration. Caring for Yogi has enriched my life tremendously; pet owners are like a family, or a club whose members understand the nurturing love of animals. Astropoodle has everything from blogs and articles to fun and practical resources to horoscopes, all written in Yogi’s irreverent, cosmopolitan style.
How would you describe your Style when it comes to clothing?
Whether it’s casual, business or social, I love a touch of glamour with a personalized, creative spin. An expressive, artsy essence, which can be added with accessories or a little unique take on a traditional look, like mixing and matching style or color, allows my individuality to shine through. As a Capricorn, I look for good quality but love a bargain, and can pick up amazing couture at the end of season at a fraction of the cost. Yet another reason to love New York – and the internet!