"Did you consider scrapping September and getting well?
My publicist Edward said I should. I had the summaries already written. But I knew the kind of letters I’d get, My birthday is in September and you didn’t do a full September. I said no, they’d be too disappointed. I never want to let them down.
It seems like some of the backlash is a testament to how dependent your readers are on you.
I never wanted them to be dependent. People go through stages. Libra, Scorpio, Taurus are very beat-up right now. I remember in 2009, I saw stress coming for me. I broke my leg on that hill at Equinox on 63rd Street (sneakers, wet marble, no signs). I went flying. I broke my thigh bone. Then, later in the year, I had trouble with my eyes. But I knew that year was going to be bad, and I wondered if I would live through it. So I want them to know in advance so they won’t be blindsided. It’s just this year. We have an eclipse on April 4, 2015, but each eclipse is tied with the eclipse prior. Last eclipse I got sick, so maybe this one I could get rid of the steroids."
Also, stop freaking out at her.