Frequently Asked Questions

What’s up with the phoenix?
My birthday is November 12th, making me a Scorpio. Those of us born under this western Zodiac sign are unique in that we have three animals representing us: There is, obviously, the scorpion, vindictive, destructive, and dangerous. But, with determination and tenacity (of which a Scorpio holds in spades) we can rise above that to become the intelligent and powerful Eagle.

But the most coveted position, and the hardest to achieve, is the mythical Phoenix. Born of fire and flame, the Phoenix rises from the ashes reborn and renewed. As someone who spent much of her life held down by the weight (literally) of her choices, this journey is my opportunity to transform and fly high, a free spirit.

Where does the name Lady Lazarus come from? 
“Lady Lazarus” is the title of a poem written by Sylvia Plath. A twist on the Biblical story of Lazarus, it is a tale of death and rebirth and resurrection, much like the story of the Phoenix. It also includes two of my favorite lines of poetry ever: Out of the ash / I rise with my red hair, which also relates back to the myth.

Who designed your blog?
My superhero mascot was designed by Meghan Murphy 

If you have your own question you’d like answered, email me at jill [at] theyearofthephoenix.com

Last updated 6/4/2018