Heya! I’m Maggie Stiefvater, the author of the Raven Cycle, the Wolves of Mercy Falls (Shiver) series, The Scorpio Races, and a bunch of other novels and stories about magic in the real world. I’m also a musician (most infamously, I played the bagpipes competitively, but nowadays I write the music for my audiobooks), an artist, a parent, an owner of 6 dogs and 9 miniature silky fainting goats, and a car-lover who dabbled in automotive journalism and racing (of many types) during my midlife crisis. I've written professionally for over a decade, and my preferred genre is speculative fiction that takes place in our world with just a few things altered. To me, fantasy is a way to talk about reality, but bigger.
I was last here for an AMA when Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer Trilogy, book 1) came out in November 2019— that was a different time! Three things:
My latest novel, Mister Impossible, is book two in the Dreamer Trilogy, a series about people who can take things out of their dreams. It's also a series about art, art forgery, family, and identity. It follows the Lynch Brothers, whose father made a dangerous living from dreaming before he was killed. His sons grew up shaped by keeping the secret of dreaming from a world that doesn't know what to do with things that break the rules. In other words — our world.
It's an AMA, so yes, you can ask anything, but book 2 only just came out, so please hide away your spoilers. Also, I probably won't be answering any questions that have to do with stuff that'll be covered in book 3 in general. Over the years I've done my best to navigate a positive relationship with the TRC/ Dreamer Trilogy fandom (as someone who has never been in one as a reader/doesn't consume media that way) and discovered the hard way that there are some conversations that truly don't do well with me, the author, in them. I'd like to make sure my presence makes the reader experience more satisfying, not more frustrating.
Unlike last time, when I was only answering questions for two hours, I'll be answering questions all day today, only disappearing for a bit mid-afternoon. IT SHOULD BE FUN. LET'S GO.
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I feel like it is the most mysterious ascendant in astrology, I want to know your experience.
tell me about your emotional struggles, desires, cravings, wounds etc. Thanks in advance <3
Give our little scorpions/demons of the zodiac the good, lighthearted roasting they need! ♏︎😈
I'm a Scorpio moon and Pluto is currently in my first house. My entire life feels like one big transformation and I feel to out of place.
What kind of intuitive capabilities do the water moons each have? And which is most intutuitive?
Im still very curious about this LOL.
Are you selfish with your stuff? Are you a giver o receiver? When you’re in love, are you willing to do anything from your partner?
Hey Aquarians. I was just curious what you guys generally think of the Scorpio sign. What are the traits you like or don't like and is there anything you think we have in common or hold similar values.
Personally...I think Aquarians are hard to read as they have an air of mystery to them so its hard to tell what they are thinking. Scorpios are mysterious too but I don't think to the same degree as Aquarius. We are both fixed signs so we both are pretty much set in our beliefs. Aquarians seem more stable whereas Scorpio is more extreme. I hear alot of people saying Aquarians is considered the humanitarian of the Zodiac which is good, but I also hear they have dark agendas as well so yeah there seems to be a polarity going on.
I'm curious of your thoughts on how you perceive the scorpion!
Scaredy cat Scorpio vibes
I've answered this question twice, now, so making a post to share with people who are searching in the future. :)
This is a topic I’ve wondered about myself. I haven’t found any specific documentation about it, but I’m an Aquarius Sun and Mercury, so I like seeking patterns. Here’s what I’ve been able to piece together:
Go back far enough in time and there were only 10 signs of the Zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo-Scorpio (as one sign)
Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. As human technology increased and our ability to observe and understand the heavens, geometry, and science improved, Virgo-Scorpio Libra was split into the three signs of Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio.
[edit: "In the Greek myth, Virgo is the daughter of Zeus and Themis and is known as the goddess of justice. She is seen holding the scales of justice, which is represented by Libra."]
Metaphorically speaking, Virgo-Scorpio
Libra represented the transit of the soul in the underworld. By splitting the signs, the journey of the Sun (or our souls) is split into three legs of the journey in the underground.
[edit: Something else interesting to point out is that Virgo is the second largest constellation, the largest constellation in the Zodiac, and one of only two signs (with opposing sign Pisces) where the "celestial equator intersects with the ecliptic." There's a fitting symbolism that Virgo and Pisces create a kind of scale where earth meets heaven (in the Zodiac). And we can hypothesize the kind of cultural and spiritual significance given to the largest of the signs.]
The “virgin” Virgo was symbolic of Isis responding to the death of Osiris (the Sun), her husband and co-ruler. This is when the Sun is in the “grave” or “Hades” in the symbolic of the journey of the Sun god “Ra” around the Zodiac. In other words, Virgo comes to represent the arrival of the soul at “duat,” the underworld of ancient Egypt, which Osiris ruled over. The soul is welcomed by Anubis and ushered through the underworld (a spiritual womb).
Virgo is the feminine that does not require the external masculine to reproduce—being an earth of earth sign with connection to plants, it's like plants being able to asexually re... keep reading on reddit ➡
My birthchart Pluto is in Scorpio, Capricorn Stellium, Sagittarius Stellium, Aquarius rising, just had my saturn return.
I've been having a lot of vivid dreams since the night of Scorpio Full Moon. I've dreamt of people in my past, people I have personal issues with. I slept over my friend's place, apparently I was sleep talking and gesturing a lot. She even recorded my sleep talking. In my waking life, I've been busy making money but it is tiring but satisfying. Feel a lot of good/fortunate energy lately.
How's everyone doing with this Scorpion Moon?
I’m not super super into astrology but it’s fun to think about sometimes.
She and I have the same Moon and Rising, but I’m a Pisces. I’ve also struggled with an ED and similar fucked up family dynamics so it’s interesting to see the ways in which we differ. Her combination is intense.