Dial it back, or put a sock in it, if you are a Virgo

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Virgo sign
Out of the Broomcloset

Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22): Your tongue can become a lethal weapon the beginning of October. With Venus going retrograde while the Moon is entering your sign, and your ruling planet, Mercury, being so well-favored, all that well-meaning “constructive” observation you’re spreading around comes off as simply mean. Dial it back, put a sock in it, or put it all in a letter (which you never mail).

Libra signLibra (Sept 23-Oct 22): The New Moon on Columbus Day is yours, but it is square Saturn. You may find yourself dealing with issues that were dead and buried, seemingly. With your Moon trine Mars and conjunct the Sun, you will have limitless resources to deal with it. The same holds true in November. Sorry it comes to this, but it’s nice to know you have the resources to cope.

Scorpio signScorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Jupiter’s long stay in your sign continues to favor your pursuits with success, particularly those that are your passions. This is not to say that you’re in for an easy time of it; your Moon continues in opposition to Uranus retrograde, which can make you value independence over assistance. Weigh their offers carefully before dismissing them.

Sagittarius signSagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21): These next two months should find you content and confident. Any little curve balls the universe may send your way can be handled with a minimum of fuss, your Moon being well situated to Mars, giving you additional support. Your ruling planet, Jupiter, returns to your sign, hurrah! You might be a hobbit, content in the simple pleasures.

Capricorn signCapricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19): Unlike the Virgos in the room, you are supported in saying just the right thing, at the correct time. The support for this comes from your Moon is well situated to all the planets in October, especially your central player, Saturn. The same holds true for you in November; you have the opportunity to be the ever-flowing font of wise counsel.

aquarius signAquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18): It seems you fate this autumn to be the pouty child at the table, who will not be excused. Your Moon is always square to Uranus retrograde, rendering you contrary and pig-headed. If the instructions say to turn right, your inclination will be to go left. Remember, a stopped clock is right twice a day; the rest of the time it, like you, is wrong.

Pisces signPisces (Feb 19-Mar 20): October puts you in a good place to assemble the various aspects of your daily life, put them down on paper, and play with how the various pieces fit. Mars moving into your sign in November gives you the encouragement to make some of those changes you were detailing. Just remember, this is not starting over, it’s moving forward.

aries signAries (Mar21-Apr20): The good thing about your Moon being square Saturn the middle of the next two months is that it might cause you to stop and consider, rather than continuing on a path that could prove injurious. This is a caution about your ambitions, my dear. By all means, shoot for the Moon; just don’t think you can get there on a bicycle instead of a rocket. Make sure you have what you need first.

Taurus signTaurus (Apr 21-May20): The Full Moon October 24th pulls you towards dealing with your duties rather than following your bliss, or a new piece of tail, or what have you. Saturn insists you develop insights into what you’re doing and why, as your goals are out of balance, caused by your Moon being in opposition to Mars and square Venus. November allows for more room for action, but not by much. Stick with what you need, not what you want.

Gemini signGemini (May 21-June 21): Things can be a bit muddled and unsatisfying for you this cycle. It doesn’t help that Mercury, your ruler, always seems in opposition to your Moon, and Jupiter sits square to it. It’s as though you know your destination, but you’ve completely forgotten the directions, even though you’ve trod this path before.

Cancer signCancer (June 22-July 22): Things fall into place nicely as we move towards Halloween; there’s a certain lightness of spirit in store for you. Despite Saturn being a taskmaster in your chart, pointing you towards duty, the other planets prefer that you take a break, let loose a bit. This arc carries you to the end of November, when Mars and Mercury team up with Saturn force you back to the usual grind.

Leo signLeo (July 23-Aug 22): A certain malaise might seem to set in for you; actually, dissatisfaction is shot through you in October. Such is the case when Mars and Venus fall into unfavorable positions to your Moon. There’s no helping it, things will seem unsatisfying. You should lay low, and in not expecting much, reduce disappointment. Halloween finds personal issues chewing up most of your free time. I’m afraid there are few treats in store.

Columnist Madame ZZaj is the Romanian Queen of all queens