New York’s best-selling columnist for the Times, New York City’s most-read newspaper, is a former student of the occult and is now obsessed with horoscope readings, a subject that has become her personal obsession.
New York Times correspondent Rebecca Schuman, who lives in Queens, recently penned an op-ed in The New York Post called, “The Horoscope: My Journey Into the Science of the Mind,” in which she details how she became obsessed with the practice of horoscoping.
“I think it’s one of those things that when you start doing it and you get a little bit of experience, you start to really see the universe through the lens of what you’re seeing,” she wrote.
“It’s a little less mysterious, you’re just seeing things through the eyes of someone else.”
Schuman says she has been an avid horoscope reader since her freshman year of high school.
She was so enthralled by the practice that she decided to enroll in a horoscope class in her sophomore year.
“When I got there, I had a great teacher who actually took me into the horoscope room and explained what it was and explained it to me,” she said.
“There was so much interest, and then, in the middle of my third year, I was like, ‘I’ve got to take a class,'” she said of her interest.
“The horoscope was so magical, it made me so happy, and I was just hooked,” she continued.
Schuman became an expert in the field after graduating high school in 2016.
She started working as a correspondent for the New York Sun in 2014.
She says that she has had numerous horoscope clients in the past, but that she is the only one who has ever been able to predict the outcome of her clients’ weddings.
“This is the one that has been the most amazing, it’s the one I’ve been able that I’ve had a good relationship with, and it’s a beautiful marriage,” she told ABC News.
“So I think I have a pretty good relationship.”
Schumer has published many stories on the subject of horoscope reading.
She told ABC’s “Nightline” that her passion for horoscopias stems from the fact that she was born in England and that her family had horoscopy books that they would read to her at night.
“My dad is a horoscope collector and my mum was a horocope enthusiast, and she would bring them in and she’d read them to me in the house,” she explained.
“They’re all my heroes, they all inspired me.
It was like I was reading a lot of fairy tales and fairy tales were about being able to read the future.”
Schumann, who is now an ABC News contributor, is not the only prominent person to be obsessed with studying the occult.
Former President George W. Bush’s daughter, Jill, is also an avid reader, and in a 2014 New York Daily News op-eds, she wrote, “I’m an obsessive fan of the supernatural and have always been drawn to the idea that the future can be influenced by what happens to us, not by what we do.”
“Horoscopes are a very good tool for predicting the future, because they give you an accurate view of where your future is going to be based on what you have seen before,” she added.
In her op-ing, Bush’s daughters also revealed that they also used horoscopic readings to predict their own futures.
“In fact, we used it to make a list of things we were going to do or to do things before we had children,” Jill Bush said.
“That was kind of the starting point for us.”
She added that she learned that the readings were accurate because they predicted what her future husband was going to say.
“As a mother, I love to read things,” she shared.
“But it’s not always about the future; sometimes it’s about what I can do in the present to make the world better, or to be better.
And the horoscoress give me a lot more insight into the future than anything else.”