Willow's Web Astrology: small and potent, just like Pluto.

Your anarchist astro-reporter, Willow

Contact: willowsweb [at] hushmail.com

Born after a tornado during the Via Combusta, I grew up on a cattle ranch on the Saskatchewan prairie and have since lived and worked in many locations across four provinces and a territory.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications with Great Distinction from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. My background in journalism brought me into contact with the limitations of the mainstream media, and I've written Willow's Web Astrology blog now since February 2008. I practise Western tropical astrology professionally as a navigational tool and spiritual art, gleaning and sharing some of the advice, guidance, and wisdom it has to offer us. A humbling task.

I'm a self-taught astrologer of the DIY, spiritual anarchist tradition and a strong critic of New Age.

My whole life is a protest; my whole life is a prayer.

If you like my style and what I have to say, reading information can be found under the 'Purchase a Reading' button. I've been doing professional astrology readings since 2007 and have many happy customers from around the world. I combine an intuitive, spiritual approach with precise and practical application of the astrological symbols. Much like fine wine, astrology readings generally improve with time, providing rich insight and guidance for many months or years to come.

I'm unaffiliated.

I have patrons and blog readers from around the world. My zines are available in the University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) and Mount Royal University (Calgary, Alberta) zine collections. My writing has also been published in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Regina Leader-Post, National Post, Briarpatch Magazine, Prairie Dog Magazine, Yukon News, Aquarian Newspaper, Roblin Review, Country Grind, Hexagon Astrology Magazine, Ripe with Rage 'zine, and more. 

I have appeared on many podcasts and community radio shows during my astrological career, including my most recent endeavour with co-host Yerevan Yacoubian: Dark Moon Podcast

I'm also a long-time activist with multiple independent activist and public education campaigns under my belt. Some of my work can be seen here: WWA Activism or Willow's Web Astrology YouTube channel  

I worked for two years as an in-house bead jewellery designer and maker at Art of My Heart, TD Square Mall, Calgary, Alberta. I made hundreds of pieces of unique jewellery during my time with the store, creating a successful jewellery line that specialized in semi-precious stone and Bali silver combinations. Some of my designs can be found here: Weeping Willow Designs

I still have a few items for sale at my Etsy shop.

 What Willow's Web Astrology readers and customers are saying: 


"Thanks as always for your continued work. It is very highly valued by me and my fellow readers. I just wanted to acknowledge how much you've helped me these past few years."


"Your writing, tenacity, work ethic, skill set and dedication are nothing less than miraculous."


 "Brilliant writing, poignant reminders and truth telling. I am grateful that you continually offer your time, observations and talent. Your leadership is strong and you shine bright in the night. Thank you for being here." 


"you're a gift to us for these times and i can't thank you enough for your indomitable spirit and your encouragement to keep believing that a better world is being birthed."

"I can't thank you enough for the work you do; you are a tremendous writer."

"Willow, I love reading your stuff. You kick ass. You are wonderfully intelligent and articulate and I detect the most compassionate nature. Thank-you for sharing your ideas, your articles are priceless."

"Thank you for being down-to-the-bone real. So rare. Like a jewel!" 

"I really appreciate your perspective and all the deep research that goes into your writing; you are truly courageous in tracking and exposing so many hidden truths about the world we live in." 

"You are such a blessing in my life. You never fail to come through when I am feeling lost, confused, as if I don't truly belong here. Someday I hope to be able to afford you a truly fair exchange for the value that you bring to my life. Thank you so much for being!" 

"Another tremendously helpful article, the kind I know I won't find anywhere else. Good thing I have excellent taste in astrologers!"

"Thanks, Willow, for promoting values and virtues that go underrated in today’s culture: justice, compassion, courage, and basic love and caring for the earth and for each other. The world is lucky to have you in it!"

"Willow! Wow! You have thrown a spotlight/searchlight over a minefield covered with barbed wire that I will now have consciousness to pick my way through in the coming days and weeks."


Anonymous said...

Wow! Willow..your style is awesome ! Thank you for your honest & amazing insight into Astrology!

Coming here has helped in me in so many ways (born June 1985..)I have Pluto in Scorpio & also Saturn in Scorpio :-/
So i am very seriously grateful for your wisdom!

Many many thanx!

Cathryn Moe said...

Dear Willow, I have been an Astrologer for many years. I have even written/write weekly/monthly horoscopes for CNN Magazine in Tokyo, Metropolis Magazine in Tokyo, www.metropolis.co.jp the past 17 years, the Guernsey Globe Newspaper on Guernsey in the Channel Islands,UK, The Leither in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland and I-On Edinburgh Magazine, and Fashion Five O Magazine www.fashionfiveo.com in San Diego, California. I write this so you will know I love Astrology. I am very shy (Mars at 27 degrees Pisces in the 6th House) so have never written a comment on any Astrology website ever. However, you are SO WONDERFUL, so FULL OF PASSION, and SO ACCURATE, I just had to write to say how much I appreciate YOU, your courage, your heart, your willingness, your hard work, and how very much I look forward to everything you write, and everything you share! I pray for your recovery beyond anything you may ever expect. Much Love, Cathryn Moe

Kate said...

Oh hey there! How nice to find someone writing about astrology with a class analysis. <3 Thanks for your work.

LeoSunScorpioRising said...

I read your August 1, 2008 article entitled "Leo" and found it remarkably spot on. I remember the year clearly and very well for various reasons. Reading your words describing the cosmic path at the time shown a bright light on difficulties at the time. One of your latest, "Jupiter Enters Cancer at Lunar Apogee: The Wisdom of Our Pitch Blackest Emotional Experiences", was exceptional in laying out the case of the Black Moon Lillith. Appreciate what you're doing here.

Greg F said...

I like your new photographs. Your brightly-colored jacket makes a nice contrast to the grays and browns of the background.

Bless you for your excellent job as our Friendly Anarchist Aastro-Reporter.

You rock, Willow!

Melissa said...

The Food Label That Has Kraft, Nestle, And Coca-Cola Shaking In Their Boot


Anonymous said...

Dear Willow,
Hello Fellow Floxie!
I listened to your interview on Matt Savinar's astrology show. However, the segment where you listed everything that helped you heal from fluoroquinolone toxicity syndrome seemed to be missing. Could you reiterate what worked for you? In case you are interested, I document my own struggles with the condition on my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Lizmik1980
Thank you so much!
P.S. Congrats that astrology is working for you. I'm a hobby tarot card reader myself.

Willow said...

I'll be doing a new segment on what has helped me to recover in the future! It will be up on YouTube a little later.

Willow said...

The Cipro recovery videos are up on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTPTuKxUiW2OxRkKb3mwrYg/videos

Anonymous said...

Dear Willow

I just watched your tube video on dating an as pie, and had to find a place to write you to say "Thank you" for this! I think you must have dated my bf before me! I am a norm. I am also a Libra! And every single thing you spoke about was right on target. It's amazing. I watched all other youtube's on as pie/dating an as pie and none were done by a norm. I have been dating him for 2 years and now live with him. I feel I always have to push him to speak about something or take Me somewhere. Its getting bad. I am starting to feel insecure and feel like am I the crazy one here. He shows emotions to his cat!-when he comes home or wakes up-or leaves. Im lucky to get a quick peck somewhere on my face besides my lips,lol. I wish I can keep in touch with you-do you have a fb? I like astrology too.

Willow said...

Hi, Anon...

I found that it was helpful not to take it personally, but there are definitely some challenges, that's for sure. All the best to you and your bf!

I don't have a public FB page, no.

Anonymous said...

I love reading you. Don't know how I'll get through all the articles, but I will. So glad to be back on the "right" list, getting your emails!

Willow said...

Thank-you so much! I'm glad you're back on the right list, too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Willow,

A couple of days ago I saw your video on dating an Aspie. I'm an Aspie guy and I thought your description of the behaviours and issues was very accurate and astute. But, as you've suggested, it can work. I am a widower but I was married for 34 years and it was a great relationship. It certainly had its problems but my wife was my best friend as well as my partner. Being alone with her was as good as or better than being alone. She was actually a very emotional (volatile) person and also very assertive and direct. This relationship of opposites worked out well because unlike most women her state of mind and/or her mood was very obvious, - even to an Aspie. I said to her in the early days of our relationship that what I appreciated about her was I did not have to try and guess what she was thinking - because she'd tell me! I think it also helped that we were a very good match intellectually and a couple of my obsessions (history, philosophy, reading, ideas generally) were also of interest to her. I did have other weirder, narrower ones(!) but I learned after a while she did not want to spend much time discussing those... And, although on the one hand she broke into my bubble she also helped me to keep it intact as she dealt with most of the social interactions and practical hassles we faced as a couple. (Talking about the bubble... The few times in my life I've tried to dispense with the bubble entirely and be normal have been total disasters. I think Aspies have a deep-rooted psychological need for the bubble.) In the end I think she changed me a great deal. Although still an Aspie I learned how to be more normal and to feel and express affection with people I knew well. I think the marriage made an incredible difference to both our lives. So yes! It can work; it can work really well. :-)


Willow said...

I'm really glad to hear you had such a great relationship, David. I agree - it can definitely work out between a person with Asperger's and a person without. (It just didn't in my case.) It takes a willingness on the part of both people to work things out and make compromises on a daily basis.

Glad you had 34 beautiful years together with your wonderful wife. May she rest peacefully until you one day meet again.

Anonymous said...

Your yiutube video about your experience dating an aspie was spot on and extremely consoling.
I spent 20 months with my ex aspie and came out of it damaged even though I knew rationally it was not my fault-I went above and beyond in that relationship and still feel bitter and frustrated. I know that aspies are wired differently-yet I am an emotionally sensitive woman and took so much of his rude comments, non affectionate and unsympathetic behavior personally. It will take the Time it takes to recover. Again many thanks for your susinct and objective observations about your experience.

Willow said...

I'm glad the video helped, Anon 8:02! I know how you feel and hope you heal quickly. It will take a while, to be sure, but I hope then you will find someone who can meet your emotional and relationship needs. Thanks for your comment.

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Seyda SparrowHawk said...

Hello I am currently planning a pagan pride in Lethbridge festival was wondering if you would be interested in being a vendor at our event on may 1st of this year

Willow said...

Hi, Seyda

Traveling is somewhat tricky, but if you would send some information about the festival to my email, I will see if it may be possible. Thanks so much for thinking of me as a vendor!

willowsweb [at] hushmail.com