Famed New York City-based astrologer Susan Miller of Astrologyzone.com aims to post her monthly horoscopes by the first of each month, but postings during 2014 have often been late: March 2, May 7, June 4, July 7, August 6, with Miller often blaming delays on personal illness or having to wait for her IT team. In July an online article in the magazine The Atlantic titled, "Dude, Where's My Horoscope?" reported that some of Miller's six and a half million fans complained of feeling "abandoned" or "taken for granted" when Miller's horoscopes are late. By September 3, bitter complaints about the missing September horoscope appear on Miller's Facebook page, balanced by fans calling for patience and prayer. This is the first time a missing monthly horoscope has blown up into a scandal.
Miller has a business degree from NYU and has written horoscopes syndicated by Disney and ABC.com; she set up AstrologyZone.com in 2001. A February 18, 2013, profile in New York Magazine called her "the go-to astrologer for New York's fashion set" and noted Miller's loquaciousness, her many ailments including a broken wrist, and five bottles of painkillers. By her own description, Miller was a sickly child.
Miller or her assistant posted on Miller's Facebook and Twitter
accounts (@astrologyzone) that on or near April 15's total eclipse of the moon, Miller had an acute attack of intestinal bleeding. She kept fans posted about her progress, lapses, and medications. Soon after September's fan complaints began, her website was reduced to a notice on the homepage that Susan is ill and the horoscope for September 2014 will be online "as soon as
Why are so many people so impatient for Susan Miller's horoscopes? Miller's monthly horoscopes are lengthy--about 3,000 encouraging, specific, spirited and some say incredibly accurate, 3000 words long each, and free.
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