Michael Nourse is Wildform’s in-house astrologer. He’s a student of the solar system and uses the Vedic, or Yogic, system that originated in India to glean insights from the cosmic clock about what the %&$# is going on in the world. Luckily for us, he’s also a wordsmith (check out his monthly forecasts here), who happens to be writing a book on solar clockwatching that will accompany an interactive social app.
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Libra in the Eastern System, Scorpio in the Western.
ON A SCALE OF 1 (INTROVERT) TO 10 (EXTROVERT): Ambivert, def.
AGE YOU FEEL: Timeless—constantly.
HOMETOWN: Austin, Texas (Himalayas in my heart).
NEIGHBORHOOD: West Hollywood (what up, WeHole?).
HAIR COLOR: Dyeless dirty blonde that even César doubts.
FIRST SCREEN NAME: Pretty sure it was AOL and tragic AF.
FAVORITE SCENT TO WEAR: My own.
FAVORITE SCENT TO SMELL: Khus, a sweet grass used in India to combat heat.
FIRST CD: LPs or bust.
GO-TO KARAOKE SONG: Karaoke = go-to exit for me.
PARTY HAIR: Cornrows.
SUNDAY HAIR: Bedhead all day.
RIDE-OR-DIE BEAUTY PRODUCT: Pancha Karma at Surya Spa, and Numerology, the entire genius stem-cell infused line.
BEAUTY MYTH YOU’D MOST LIKE TO DISPEL: That astrology doesn’t play a huge part.
MANTRA: “It’s all choice all the time. THINK.”
1. Ouija AF 2. Alanis Morisette 3. The Himalayas 4. Michael 5. Robert Mapplethorpe 6. Paris 7. Leonard Cohen
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MAGIC 8 BALL OR OUIJA BOARD: Ouija AF.
SUNRISE OR SUNSET: Both are cogs of the clock, parts of one cycle that do different things, impossible (for me) to prefer.
NEW MOON OR FULL MOON: Full moon is “most auspicious” in astrology moon.
SWEATPANTS OR CAFTAN: Commando either way.
HIGH PONY OR MESSY BUN: Braids.
1. Austin, Texas 2. Alexander McQueen 3. Jean-Michel Basquiat 4. Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath 5. The stars
SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: Meditation.
ORGANIZATION YOU SUPPORT: Collective wokeness.
INDIVIDUAL YOU ADMIRE: My Satguru, Yogiraj Siddhanath.
1. Full moon 2. Khus 3. Casablanca 4. Lord Krishna 5. Leonard Cohen 6. Prince 7. Numerology
FIRST THING YOU DO IN THE MORNING: Meditate.
LAST THING YOU DO AT NIGHT: Kiss my dood and get grateful.
FAVORITE BEAUTY RITUAL: Well … everyone glows after sex.
REMEDY FOR A CREATIVE BLOCK: Also meditate.
HOW YOU GET CHILL AF: Sh*t. Meditate.
FAVORITE METHOD OF TRANSFORMATION: DEF meditate.
1. Michael 2. Robert Mapplethorpe 3. Wonder Boys 4. Patti Smith photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe 5. Panchakarma
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I CAN’T IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT ____ (f*$) meditation.
I PROBABLY HAVE TOO MANY ____ tees.
WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE ____ more of nature, less of me.
IN MY NEXT LIFE I’LL PROBABLY COME BACK AS ____ yogi.
MOVIE: “Casablanca” is actually a perfect film, start to finish.
DESIGNER: McQueen. PLEASE.
ARTIST: Jean-Michel Basquiat.
PODCAST: More of a godcast guy.
SONG: “Thank U” by Alanis Morisette.
BOOK: The Mahabharata, translated by Ramesh Meno.
FICTIONAL CHARACTER: Grady Tripp (“Wonder Boys”).
TROUBLEMAKER: Lord Krishna.
SHAPESHIFTER: Leonard Cohen.
UNSUNG HERO: Anyone showing up to get woke.