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The Mountain Astrologer began in 1987 as a humble 8-page, typeset newsletter in Boulder, Colorado.

As the Western World’s most highly regarded astrology magazine, we are passionate about providing a print publication that delights the senses, both on and off the digital screen. Every carefully crafted issue features articles, columns, and forecasts to enrich the lives of our readers. From novice to sage, our pages provoke deep and playful self-discovery by exploring a wide range of techniques, research, mythology, and humor — they are a feast of information you will want to revisit time and time again. A leader in the field for over three decades, we are committed to exploring astrological diversity, and encourage both renowned leaders and fresh voices from all schools of thought to share their work.

What's Wyrd?

Not to be confused with WEIRD, The Mountain Astrologer has always been an exploration of the beautiful and mysterious world of the WYRD …

“Wyrd is the very boundary between the essence and the appearance of things. It describes the sensory and affective impressions that haunt our encounters with the real things that mark us.”  — Erik Davis

  • wyrd/, [wyrˠd]

(n) fate personified; our personal destiny

To be full of spirit. 

To turn or rotate. 

To come to pass, to become, to be due.  

From Proto-Germanic *wurdiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wrti-, a verbal abstract from the root *wert- (to turn) (whence Latin vertere), related to the Old English verb weorþan (to grow into, become). Cognate with Old Saxon wurd, Old High German wurt, Old Norse urðr (fate), Old Norse Urðr (one of 3 norns).

TMA | November 24, 1987, 12:05 PM, Nedarland, CO, USA

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Tem Tarriktar

Founder & Publisher (1987–2019)
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The Magazine Closet

34 years of astrology