Jennifer Lopez, 45
Owner, Zodiac
69 Mill St., Gahanna
614-470-6990

So what does your store offer?
We do readings-psychic or intuitive readings. We do birth charts and astrology readings. We sell locally-made jewelry - lots of copper and silver. We sell a lot of vintage items - we have a whole room of vintage stuff upstairs.

Is everything in the store zodiac-related?
No. We have a lot of peace-sign stuff, a lot of ying and yang stuff. A lot of fun things. Lots of our stuff is made from recycled materials.

You have a huge wall painted with information on signs. What's its purpose?
It's kind of a place to learn more about your sign, more about compatibility. I have a lot of people say, "Who's the best sign for me?"

So the wall helps them learn which signs they are compatible with?
It's divided into the four elements - fire, earth, air and water. And that's kind of the basic principal of astrology, is that the common elements should work together.

You clearly love this stuff. What got you interested?
It's just kind of a hobby. And I've always felt it was a great way to improve relationships and improve understanding of other people.

How did you become so knowledgeable about it all?
There's hundreds or maybe thousands of astrology books out there, and I've read as many as I can. So what I've done here is I've narrowed it down to what I think is the best (selection of books), the easiest to understand.

You have everyone from Abraham Lincoln to LeBron James on your "celebrity sign" wall, showing who might be compatible with whom. Who's a good example of compatibility?
The Rolling Stones... Two fires and two airs. They're just a really good horoscope compatibility example.

Would you tell us about your walk-in readings?
They're Saturday walk-in readings. I have between two and four readers every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. And you don't need an appointment; you can just come in. It's $20 for a 20-minute reading. Those are very popular right now.

OK, I have to ask. Is it annoying sharing a name with a celebrity?
No-it's funny! She's a Leo and I'm a Leo. Her husband's a Virgo and my husband's a Virgo.... Of course, more people call me JLo than not. It's funny. I think it's the most hilarious thing that could ever happen to someone!


Kristy Eckert is the editor of Capital Style.