Alex Miller, Asteroid Files

Alex Miller’s fascinating take on the influence of asteroids—relatively tiny bodies—and their sometimes outsized influence on contemporary culture and politics.


Astrology of Pholus, Ixion, and mass murder

Pholus and Ixion, mythical and celestial characters whose extraordinarily long conjunction coincides with our recent plethora of mass murders.

JK Rowling and Personal Named Asteroids - Astrology

Even in fiction, personal named asteroids show remarkable power.

Astrology of the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

100 years ago this month, the astrologically fated assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand plunged Europe into carnage.

Astrology and new saints

Astrology tells the tale: two living popes and two popes canonized in one day.

Cardinal Grand Cross and Crimea

The Cardinal Grand Cross plays out across the world stage—and the US is right in its crosshairs.

Astrology of Chris Christie and Bridgegate

The sky suggests that Bridgegate will hugely influence the ambitious governor’s political future.

Astrology of Rankin-Bass holiday animations

An astrological romp through Rankin-Bass’ iconic holiday animations.

astrology of navy yard shootings - aaron alexis

A preventable tragedy, reflected in the heavens.

Uranus-Pluto Square Asteroid Astrology

Does it feel like your Personal Named Asteroid just wandered into the tumultuous Uranus-Pluto zone? Perhaps it has.

Astrology of the Zimmerman Trial

Asteroid and planetary transits both presage the trial’s unexpected outcome, and suggest that this is not the story’s end.