Gloria Star July2017

What is your favorite food?

Ice cream. Vanilla ice cream. Let me be really specific. Vanilla gelato.

What are you most afraid of?

Losing touch with my core self. I spend a lot of time refocussing my spiritual practice again and again to reconnect to those aspects of my inner self that somehow get lost in the process of living.  

What is your favorite season?

Spring. Despite the pollen. I love it most because of its contrast to winter. Everything comes back to life, the colors start to pop, and everything is so vibrant.

Describe an important turning point in your life.

UAC 1995. A bunch of us did Michael Lutin’s Alien Follies. I was an alien version of Marilyn Monroe. Slinky dress, pushed up breasts – just green. It was a confluence of all the things I love. Dressing up, performing, being with people who love astrology as much as I do, talking astrology, enhancing my astrological knowledge. I realized I could do all these things and not give anything up.

What’s the one guiding principle at the heart of the way you live?

Oooh. I have several. Just one. Okay. Always make room for joy!


Where are you the happiest?

Hiking in the desert. Best part of it is the silence because I am such a word guy. It's a great balance for my life. 

What is your most vivid memory?

I used to sail a lot. A mast crashed down two feet from where I was sitting. Two feet closer and I would have been dead. 

What would you change about yourself?

I would be a fifth house Sun so I didn't work all the time and I had a personal life. 

Who is your hero?

I have several. First, Tristan Jones who sailed solo around the world and wrote so eloquently about it. Turns out half of it was lies but he taught me how to write. Also Ram Dass (spiritual teacher) who was such a beacon for many who left the western academic world. 

What superhero power would you choose?

To fly. So I could just soar above the world like a hawk.