“I did about 55 couple interviews, and really got to the nitty gritty, you know – like “why did you choose this color of flowers, or, why did you chose this date?” and really…I came up with some interesting anecdotal evidence. I found that there’s a difference – that would be surprising – in how the signs choose and plan the details of their wedding.” Stacey Wolf explains of her craft and on the astrological science behind her wedding planning book.
We rang the author of Never Throw Rice at a Pisces, a fun, simple to read and educational guide to wedding planning guide for brides who like Astrology to talk matters of the universe, astrological planning and more. Stacey is endlessly acclaimed, with her accomplishments ranging from writing for Cosmopolitan to appearing on The View and Late Night with David Letterman. She is also strangely talented at her craft – being one of the top listed Psychics in New York, and having predictions at the early age of three years old.
Stacey is a one in a million; that’s why Lunar Café was so elated to welcome her to the site. Stacey Wolfe talks with a simple grace and a welcoming wit that would put anyone at peace. Her voice comes through the telephone in casual, eccentric bursts – as she jokingly reprimands her 8 month old bulldog for eating her pant leg and apologizes profusely for answering the door for the mailman mid-interview. It’s very reminiscent of a Sunday afternoon with your best friend.
LC: How did you conceive the idea for a novel about astrology in wedding planning – what really interested you about this area?
Well, I conducted a lot of research with couples. I found a lot of interesting evidence regarding the part that astrology plays in a couple’s compatibility… and for making the best dates with a couple’s charts. For the book, it was really a helpful wedding planning guide for brides who like astrology.
LC: Stacey, how big of a part do you think astrology plays in choosing a mate – do you really believe our relationships are dominated in some way by the stars?
I do actually – I really do. I think it does in good relationships, and relations in general, and I’m talking all relationships. When you really vibe with someone, you become friends with them. When you vibe with someone, in the ones that you really do feel an immediate connection, when you feel that there’s a depth of compatibility, you do have that astrologically compatible-ness. They have a common trend. It’s in parents, and it’s in marriage. For the book, it wasn’t a book about compatibility. I just assumed that if they had gotten that far…something was there.
LC: In astrological matters concerning couples, are they almost always compatible?
The amazement comes in really studying the compatibility beneath the surface, chart to chart. When people start learning about astrology, they really need to look at other parts of the chart aside from the sun… Because, you really miss out on the other deeper seeded compatibilities that are there. The coules that are in the book do have those other elements – not just sun to sun. So, in the case of the couples in the book, I could see the compatibility and why they were together. Not every couple who gets married has that, and not every couple who gets married stays together.
LC: What’s your particular advice to people maybe reading this piece and getting interested in the field of astrology and how it relates to us?
I think Astrology is a fabulous tool. I do not believe it’s the be all and the end all of everything, but I do really believe that it’s a fabulous tool in understanding. Not only to get to know somebody and to look at the charts, and compare interesting compatibilities – which you feel right away, like I said. When there is that natural compatibility, and those astrological aspects going on, you feel it right away.
LC: How do you think we can use astrology in our daily lives? You discuss a lot of technicalities of astrological planning in your book, what do you mean by that?
It’s a tool for self awareness, but it also is a great planning tool. If you need to plan something really important, such as important meetings or presenting a pitch, when you’re mailing something important like a wedding invitation or a party invitation, to learn when there’s something such as mercury in retrograde, these kinds of things are fabulous planning tools. Those are very basic elements that are easy to follow, and then you’re sort of working with the energy and the universe as it presents itself. Astrology is a great tool for psychological awareness and as a key in planning.
LC: In your experience, does astrology follow us and impact us for our entire life?
As you grow and at a certain point in your life, you may look at your chart and think “Oh, I’ve been there and done that,” we grow. There’s energy, there’s a divine energy at play. The energy of the universe is sort of orchestrating something. Aside from astrology being a great tool, I really do think we have to follow our own instincts.
For more information about Stacey, or to arrange your own reading or booking, visit staceywolf.com. Stacey’s book ‘Never Throw Rice at a Pisces’ is also available on amazon.com