In honor of our co-founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power’s upcoming book, The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career ($13), we’re kicking off an interview series featuring 17 questions (to parallel the book’s 17 chapters) about the work lives of inspirational female leaders who are at the top of their fields. We last spoke with Jenni Konner of Girls and Lenny Letter. Next up, we’re inspired by the starry work of Susan Miller, the matriarch of astrology.
Life is an unpredictable roller coaster of ups and downs. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who could tell us what to expect and how to prepare for it? Enter Susan Miller, astrologer to the stars, whose list of celebrity clientele reads more like movie credits than a business Rolodex. Over her 20-year career, Miller’s popular Astrology Zone website has accrued millions of devoted fans who religiously check in each month for insights into their future, and her phenomenal success shows no signs of slowing down. On average, the site reaches 6.5 million visitors a month, and the astrologer has earned every single one of her adoring fans.
Miller’s work ethic is beyond extraordinary: She tirelessly writes through the night to ensure her novel-length forecasts (which can be anywhere between 30,000 and 40,000 words) are out on time to help guide the public. Writing each month’s forecast is likened to “giving birth,” she says. The meticulous detail in her horoscopes explains why she’s accrued so many devoted readers and high-profile fans. Miller doesn’t leave any rising moons, suns, planets, or stars out of her charts. At any given moment, she knows where they all are, what they’re doing, and, most importantly, how they will impact you.
Aside from her monthly horoscopes, she also writes columns for several international magazines, provides content for two best-selling apps, collaborates with award-winning illustrators on her self-published calendars, hosts her own TV show, and, oh, is a devoted mother to two daughters. She clearly cares about every single one of her followers, which is why they promptly come back the next month for more.
We spoke with the magical Miller to discover her many secrets to success and what drives her to keep going.
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Opening Image: Jessica Antola