My mother was an astrologer – a wise woman who began teaching me astrology and philosophy as soon as I could speak. I cannot even remember a time when I didn’t know astrology; I knew what my Sun and Moon signs were before I even knew my own middle name. Before I started school, I simply assumed that everyone knew these things. Boy, was I wrong! Growing up in the South, I realized very quickly that this kind of knowledge was not widespread, and in some circles was even considered taboo!