MARK ADNUM: Nightcharm’s publisher also works as a professional astrologer. He’s always reminding me that your horoscope and mine are similar in elemental structure. We’re both fire signs (I’m Sagittarius) with airy Libra ascendants and Moons in earthy Virgo. You also have a stellium of planets in watery Pisces. Do you follow the intricacies of your natal astrology?
CAMILLE PAGLIA: This is truly fascinating about the similarities in our natal charts! I was converted to astrology in my first week at college in 1964. I picked up a book about astrology in the campus book store and was astounded to read the description of the combative Aries personality. It was totally me! Everything which people had complained about and tried to drum out of me during that conformist era (at home, school, church, and Girl Scout camp) turned out to have been innate. I now had a rationale for embracing my Amazonian character!