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For any ‘galactic’ guys or girls….Mystic Medusa is my go-to for anything horoscope related. I love knowing when the moon is full and getting information on my Libra sign.
Dannii Minogue

 

# What Is The Origin Of Mystic Medusa?

A suburb on the outskirts of Atlantis that mysteriously missed the flood. Okay – seriously. Mystic Medusa began in July 1997 as a column in The Australian newspaper, that country’s national daily broadsheet. It is still in there every Saturday!  The name was originally meant to be an ironic play on the super-popular, very mass market Mystic Meg. The idea was to juxtapose a fierce Gorgon energy with the more hokey sounding “Mystic”.  Years later, it seems like there was more going on than that. The name Medusa means ‘sovereign female wisdom’. Barbara Walker in The Woman’s Encylopaedia Of Myths and Secrets says the story of Perseus beheading Medusa (originally a Libyan Snake Goddess) was to “account for the appearance of Medusa’s face on the shield of Athene…A female face surrounded by serpent hair was an ancient widely recognized symbol of divine female wisdom, and equally of the ‘wise blood’ that supposedly gave women their divine powers.”  The website was launched in September 1999, right after the magic Solar Eclipse of August 11. Astro-Freaks might like to know that Mystic, then a journalist, got offered the chance to write “an astrology column” with Saturn smack-bang on her Mercury in Aries.

# Why do the Horoscopes Cost Money?

 Mystic Medusa is a totally ad free site: no ads, no cookies, no promotional posts or affiliated links. In order to keep the site like this, we are fully supported by our sensational Mega Mystic members.  Mega Mystic members receive access to the Horoscopes, Mega Mystic members only blog posts (these are marked with an asterisk), the Daily Mystic email, the Scheduler, the Tarot and the Oracle.  There is also a “vanilla” membership where you can just get access to the Tarot/Oracle for a year. 

# What is Mystic’s Mailing Address?

Mystic888 Pty Ltd or Mystic Medusa – PO Box 3061 – Tamarama – Sydney – NSW 2026 – Australia

# What is Mystic’s Sign?

 Mystic is a Pisces Sun with Aquarius Rising and a loaded 8th House. Her Moon is in Libra. She identifies as super Uranian. You can find out a bit more about her and how she came into her love of astrology in this interview from Haute Macabre.  There are also occasional posts referring to her personal astrals, such as this one about Mercury in Aries

# What If I Am A Mega Mystic Member or Have Oracle/Tarot Access And Cannot Log In? 

For any problems logging in, please email support@mysticmedusa.com for help from a real person – no robot responses here. But first, consider the following: are you using the correct user name (the one you selected or your email) and password? If you have logged in but cannot access the Horoscopes, Oracle etc, it could be that your membership is expired? If that is the case, it will say so on your Member Dashboard. Finally, a cache-clear and refresh seems to fix 95% of problems, like kicking an old-fashioned dishwasher.

# What Time Zone Are The Horoscopes In?

 They are written to be relevant for any time zone on Gaia aka Earth, so if it is your Tuesday then read for Tuesday! For when there is a planetary shift or a particularly time-sensitive energy, the exact hours are cited. The Moon Sign Changeover Times, Void Moons and significant planetary shifts for seven different cities – Los Angeles, New York, London, Dubai, Hong Kong,  Sydney and Auckland – are in the Daily Horoscopes. 

# How does the Oracle Work?

It works off Dark Matter. Seriously, think of the Oracle as a super chic, fun and modern day Magic 8 Ball where you can choose from pre assigned questions and receive smart and witty instant advice. The Oracle can be creepily accurate but also is perfectly light enough to seem hilariously as if the cosmos is making fun of you.  The Tarot is more in depth and offers a 12 Card take on your current situation – it’s more thoughtful and likewise highly relevant. These are both instant reads included in the Mega Mystic membership. 

 

Next to organic foods, and my triple water filter; Mystic Medusa’s website is something I could not live without. Her teachings, guidance and consciousness raising tips for modern times can not be matched anywhere. Her site is an unparalleled esoteric library, a therapists office(Jungian of course), an Astro wizardry school, and web community of the reincarnated souls of the beheaded and burned magicians, witches, wise ones and goddess worshipers of our ancient past. Mystic is providing a life-hack pack of knowledge and wisdom that everyone deserves to have at their fingertips. Consider the subscription costs an investment in your soul, an homage to your ancestors. 
Lynn Collins 

 

 # What is the difference between the Daily Mystic and the Daily Horoscopes?

The Daily Mystic is the epic email that drops into the inbox of Mega Mystic members from Monday to Friday and covers the current astro climate as well as up to the minute advice on how to handle whatever celestial vibe is at play.

Think of it as a cool and essential conversation keeping you up to date on Mystics thoughts about the planets and their activity. It is for all everyone – like a cosmic weather report – and is where you will find pointed “red light/green light” type advice.  The Daily Horoscopes are the more traditional ‘personalised to your sign’ scopes, offering up O.M.G accurate advice based on the current transits, with advice for Love/Career/Health etc. 

# I Am A Mega Mystic Member But Not Receiving the Daily Mystic Email – How Do I Fix This? 

First check your junk and spam filters, then that you have not inadvertently unsubscribed. Hotmail is notorious for unsubscribing people without them necessarily knowing it. If you want to change the address your Daily Mystic email is going to, the easiest way is to email support@mysticmedusa.com – i am hoping to make this an easier process in the future!  Other, more rare reasons you may not be getting it is that you input the wrong email when purchasing your membership – i have had “hotmaul.com” in the past and of course, this means the Daily Mystic to you will bounce. And, with extreme rarity, where your domain name host settings are just insane so that no emails get through. I have three people like this at the moment, they are literally impossible for me – or anyone i have asked to email on my behalf – to reach. Every email is responded to within 24 business hours so if you do not receive a reply, it may be do with your email so please reach out via social media.

# What Is The Scheduler? 

An incredibly useful Online Moon Calendar. Kept updated for a year ahead – always – this is your at-a-glance astrological calendar, complete with the Lunar Portals – Conjunctions of the Moon to Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto that are brilliant to know about and work with – Retrogrades and the best dates for love, enterprise, spiritual growth and more. It also has Zap Zone Warnings and Power Purge dates.

# What is the Zap Zone? 

This was a term coined by Mystic to describe the Uranus Pluto square that was the signature alignment of 2012 to 2015. Now she uses it to describe any strong Cardinal square action. These usually feature forced growth and catharsis. For more on this see the Mystic Medusa Glossary post from a few years back.  Strong Zap Zone dates are featured in the Horoscopes and the Astro Scheduler.

# What Are the Posts with an * In Front Of Them? 

They are Mega Mystic members only posts. Once you join, you can just stay logged in and see everything/do everything.

# Does Mystic Do Personal Consults/Natal Chart Readings? 

 Yes but she is usually booked out. All currently offered consults are on the Shop. If you are a Mega Mystic member, add yourself to the waitlist for Consults via this link here. You will then be notified if there is any availability. 

 # What is a Love Zombie?

A Love Zombie is a term used when we go into full on delusional autopilot mindset around a love interest, especially in scenarios where we really DO know better. When in Love Zombie mode we will abandon all rationality, creativity and essentially our brain, to spend hours stalking someone on the internet and letting our current love obsessions get away with all kinds of crap. E.g He’s married, the sex is bad AND he owes me $20,000 but I feel like he is my past life karmic soul mate and I just need to stick it out. Love Zombie induces the kind of thoughts and behaviour that we look back upon aghast, with WTF was I on? thoughts When in Love Zombie mode…it is time to snap out of it, pronto. As Mystic says, “it’s karmic” is just as bad as the old “it’s complicated.”  “Complicated” is usually insanely simple and “Karmic” is not necessarily an indicator that you should be together. 

Being a Mystic Medusa subscriber has created deep and profound shifts in my own art-making, fashion, relationships, and spiritual evolution; not only are her horoscopes incredibly wise and effortlessly on-point, they also invite you to step into a worldview where we are all powerful magicians, visionaries and witches co-creating our own magic in our own lives with the energetic currents of the universe. 
Yumi Sakugawa

 

# How Do I Get A Gravatar/My Own Little Picture Next To The Comments? 

Gravatar stands for “Globally Recognised Avatar” pictures. They are not actually generated off this site. If you do not have a Gravatar, you are assigned a cute little monster picture. But getting a Gravatar is easy. Choose an image. For best results, make it square and 424px by 424px. (it will automatically be sized down to 60×60 for the comments, but start big so it doesn’t distort). Go to Gravatar.com’s signup page.  Enter your email address, choose a user name and password and click CONTINUE.  You’ll see the message “Whoops, looks like you don’t have any images yet!” Click the link to the right of that message to add your image.  The Gravatar will now automatically load with comments using that email address. 


# Where Can I Read More On Pluto Transits, Being A Leo, Moon Signs – Whatever? 

This is a question asked SO frequently that it is mystifying. There are hundreds of blog posts on the site dealing with a huge variety of astrological subjects. They can be searched via the site search box at the top right hand side (if on a computer) or at the bottom (if viewing on a mobile phone) below the social media links OR the categories menu. Or you can just google your subject of interest with “Mystic Medusa” first and that brings up the pertinent posts. If you want to go right down the astro-fiend rabbit hole of research, use the tags menu.

 # What Is A Qi Vampire?

 Qi is considered the vital life force that flows through the body, so a Qi Vampire is something or someone that disrupts that. The Qi Vampire can slither into your life without your awareness and suddenly all their problems become your problems. In Qi Vamp situations, chaos is always present. The classic Qi Vamp scenario is when you get e.g. drained when around a particular colleague… BUT it goes beyond that and you somehow can’t seem to let go of the irritant, it’s like the person or situation has lodged in your psyche and needs to be evacuated.

It is also possible at some point in all our lives we have also been the vamp so dealing with the situation in an enlightened and smart way for your own well being is much better than say throwing around judgments but not actually DOING anything, aka putting up the boundaries that are needed to get out of the situation. Also…note that if you are in Love Zombie mode than you could be, in theory acting as your OWN Qi Vampire.

 # Who is Vanadium Lightyear?

Raised by a Qi Vampire in an alternative dimension not so far from ours, Vanadium Lightyear was a whole other person before her Saturn return. And then she stepped into the Neptunian Life Coaching office. Lightyear is her new self, she is all of us, but she is also way ahead of us – studying Space Archaeology, testing out the new Love Zombie vaccine and surfing her existential crisis.  Vanadium is currently already in Uranus in Taurus mode as well as, obviously, taking a dating break until Pluto goes into Aquarius.

 # Can I gift someone else a Membership? 

 Yes you can! Kudos for being an awesome friend. The ‘Gift A Friend’ option is in the Mystic Medusa shop. For every Gift Membership you order, eight weeks is added to your current Mega Mystic membership. 

# What Is the Difference between Ask Mystic and Astro Flash?

Ask Mystic is when you email mystic@mysticmedusa.com asking a general ‘what is going on with this vibe in my life’ kind of email, or a strange observation you have noticed and are wondering, wait is this a thing? Mystic uses these questions as a jump off point for replying to you but also sharing cool astro insights for everyone and encouraging a conversation between members in the comment section.  Any Mega Mystic member can send an Ask Mystic query with the caveat that you don’t mind it being shared on the blog and that it is broadly amusing or of general interest. This rules out deeply personal issues and nuanced chart intricacy questions. You can browse the Ask Mystic questions from the past for examples of this. 

 An Astro Flash is a one-question reading that you can purchase in the shop and is written by Mystic based on your exact birth time. This is a private personalised reading delivered to your inbox and relevant to only you via looking at your current transits and natal chart.  Ask Mystic is perfect for date selection and speedy answers (three business days turnaround) re w.t.f type questions OR better understanding of the idiosyncratic details of your birth chart. 

# What is Behind The Pay Wall? 

 Mega Mystic Membership includes: The epic Daily Mystic emails, Daily, Weekly and Monthly Horoscopes and the Mystic Medusa Scheduler (a cool calendar with look ahead astral vibes – perfect for long term planning). Plus the insanely accurate On Demand Tarots, The Oracle and access to members only blog posts.  There is also a cheaper membership which simply gives you access to the Oracle and Tarot for a year. 

 

I’ve been a Mystic Medusa member for years. Her horoscopes are pointed and insightful and inevitably leave me feeling fortified.

Peternelle van Arsdale

 

# What Currency Is The Site/Shop In? 

Whatever you want – there is a currency converter on the Shop page – so select from Australian dollars, United States dollar, Yuan, Canadian dollar, Euro, Pound Sterling, New Zealand dollar, Yen and Bitcoin. You can choose from Stripe or Paypal – both are secure servers and you do not need a credit card to use Paypal. If you would prefer to pay via online banking, please email support@mysticmedusa.com.  As it is more admin and handling, the online banking options are only available for memberships of a year or more.

# Who Did The Mystic Medusa picture heading the site and on the Horoscopes pages? 

The artist is Olaf Hajek – Mystic commissioned him to do an original artwork in 2012, having always loved his work.

# Who Is Pluto The Racehorse? 

Pluto is a rescued mare and previous racehorse – a proportion of $$$ spent on this site keeps Pluto in the clover she so richly deserves. Strung on out on speed to make her go faster, she was nonetheless not fast enough for her owners, who sold her off for slaughter. She was then saved at the last minute to breed but her previous life meant she could not carry a pregnancy so off to the slaughter-house she went again. Rescued by SAHA, she is today happy, free and fulfilled fostering abandoned or orphaned foals.

# What is House Witchery? 

Basically, this is Mystic’s phrase for her personalised combo of astrology, Feng Shui and Geomancy principles, minimalism, space clearing, smudging and power purging. Housewitchery  is also Mystic’s Mp3 rant, available here.

# Why Are There Daily AND Weekly And Monthly Horoscopes? 

Because there just are. They vary in theme and context. And it’s not like Mega Mystic members are the type of people who need astrology to tell them how to live their lives. They’re reading them for extra zing, for a cosmic form of insider info, to give them an edge. Sometimes the Daily Horoscopes roam far ahead to make a pertinent point and sometimes the Monthly Horoscopes will ask that you ponder a particular phase from years ago, because the core vibe of that phase was the seed of the upcoming month. There is usually an ‘aha’ moment when you think about these different cycles.

# How Are Mystic’s Horoscopes Different From Other Horoscopes? 

Someone actually called it “astrology for sociopaths” – which Mystic was initially quite offended at – but then this person explained that they had been using it to shark their way through complex business terrain and it had worked. There is absolutely a place for Power of Now and for us all to be the best version of ourselves that can we be BUT let’s be real: we are living through interesting times and we need every single weapon at our disposal to thrive though and remain Zeitgeist compliant…aka not psychically trapped in another era. So the aim is to make the Horoscopes as relevant and pertinent to complex modern lives as possible.

Mystic Medusa is an adrenalin shot of wit and wisdom. I’ve been a Mega Mystic subscriber for nearly TEN years and it has honestly been the best investment in my personal growth that I have ever made. No other site teaches me more about myself, my work, my struggles and my relationships – and ultimately how to be the best version of myself – while making me laugh out loud on a daily basis. I love Mystic – she adds genius and pragmatic magic to your everyday world.
Fiora Cutler

Top Image: From the Single Tarot

Bottom Image: Our Sponsor Horse Pluto.