“It’s a big sky…there’s room for everyone.”
When I waded into the waters of the internet, I debated what to call my first website. When I launched my astrology business years before, I had christened it “Gemini Moon.” That was fine for a business that focused on newsletters, teaching, and local clients. But somehow, a website begged for a larger, more Sagittarian name.
Now, this will be hard to comprehend for a generation of astrologers who cut their teeth on the internet, but in the dark, Paleolithic ages of the early 1990s, it was a lot more difficult to connect with fellow astrologers. Plus, as was ever thus and is still, my generation was trying to carve out a place amongst the deeply entrenched “old guard” of astrology, many of whom yielded no quarter.
Why, I wondered, did the business of astrology have to be so proprietary, so lacking in generosity? “It’s a big sky,” I often mused. “Surely there’s room for everyone.”
And that’s been the underlying ethos of Big Sky Astrology. There are as many ways to approach astrology as there are astrologers, but there’s a place for us all. And each of us has a story to tell – a unique contribution only we can make to astrology, and to the world.
My name is April Elliott Kent. I’ve studied astrology since 1973 and have practiced professionally since 1990. I’m the author of three books: Astrological Transits (Fair Winds Press 2015), The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology (Alpha/Penguin 2011) and Star Guide to Weddings (Llewellyn Worldwide 2008). My astrological writing has also appeared in The Mountain Astrologer and Dell Horoscope magazines and Llewellyn’s annual Moon Sign, Sun Sign, and Sabbats Almanac books.
I founded my website, BigSkyAstrology.com, during a long, slow summer vacation in 1999 and have kept it going ever since, I’m also a regular contribution to MoonCircles.com.
I’ve lectured for numerous local astrology groups as well as the ISAR, SOTA, and United Astrological (UAC) conferences. A graduate of San Diego State University with honors in Communication, I’m also a member of ISAR and current President of the San Diego Astrological Society. I make my home in a crumbling 1923 bungalow in San Diego with my long-suffering husband and our two domineering cats.
Surely there must be more!
You bet there is!
I’ve been publishing this website for 18 years, so I’ve stockpiled a lot of stuff. You’ll find a ton of interesting things in the archives!
Join my mailing list! I’m telling you, this is where I let my freak flag fly, because my mailing list subscribers are my pals. I send out mailings at each New and Full Moon, full of current planetary news, links to some featured articles and blog posts, news of where you can see me in person, and all kinds of subscriber-only deals! Plus, at each New Moon you get to download my Working with the Moon workbook, absolutely free! Do it!
Just beginning to learn astrology? There’s a page for that!