My Stars by Madame Zzaj, Romanian Queen of All Queens
Libra (September 23-October22): The New Moon in October does you no favors throwing up roadblocks. Everyone else seems to benefit from Jupiter and Saturn being direct in motion, but you do not. For you, Jupiter encourages a certain fevered excess, while Saturn keeps limiting your options, tying you to the past. Your costume might be Miss Havisham wandering through the empty house at night.
Scorpio (October 23- November 21): A bit too self-absorbed this autumn aren’t we? Your Moon is in love with the retrograde Neptune, allowing its dark charms to color your public image; you might be a bit less magnetic than you think you are. Venus and Mercury lend a patina of desirability to you while abroad in the world. I suppose though, that we need a small-time Dracula flitting about, with opportunities for entertainment so limited this season.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 22): It seems you share a certain dramatic flair with the Scorpios flying at dusk above you (what a frightening image). In your case, Mars and Jupiter, with a touch of Venus, seem to have cast you in the role of Daddy Warbucks, hurling buckets of cash out of his plane to attract acclaim, applause. Try to not be too disappointed when it does not produce the desired effect.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Mars is not fond of your Moon this cycle; they keep squaring off, raising your irritation level. And, you’re not afraid to burst into a litany of complaints at unexpected moments, with Uranus and Mercury spurring you on. While we might commiserate, this tendency to suddenly pop up like some demented Jack-in-the-Box is more likely to give us palpitations.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18): Saturn as a rule has quite an effect upon you the end of October. First your Moon, and then Venus, is trine to it, while Uranus is trine to your Moon. This allows you a new and novel determination to be valued, rather than to be taken for granted. Pick a role model from “9 to 5” or “Tootsie”, and act upon it; you’re not a doormat. Sticking to your guns in the end of November should pay dividends.
Pisces (February 19-March 20): Neptune’s effect has you more and more untethered than usual; not so much divorced from reality as actively avoiding it. The Sun and Mercury sitting in an adversarial stance to Neptune drives you further away from the shore that the rest of us occupy. It’s a search on the high seas, and whether this quest will turn you into Captain Ahab or Captain Bligh still remains to be seen.
Aries (March 21-April 20): Our Cavalcade of Stars, as it were, begins and ends with you, more or less, your sign almost presiding over two Full Moons in October. You stumble out of the gate in the beginning, too anxious, too nervous. Your Moon loves Jupiter, however, so you make it to the winners circle as the front part of the horse, not the back. November finds you a bit too enamored of your past glories.
Taurus(April 21-May20): You, my dearest have better comportment than the Aries kindred; Saturn keeps you levelheaded, and Venus, your ruler, keeps you sweet the next two months, while you embody the best of Ferdinand, the famous bull, in October. You share in November, with your other horned friends above, a tendency to be a bit too susceptible to your reputation preceding you. Try to be more humble in November.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Oddly enough, it’s the Libra Sun that lights you up the start of this cycle, tickling your Moon, Mars and Mercury. The Scorpio Sun does the same. There’s no holding you back in this presentation on life’s stage; all the planets are kissing your cheeks as you march out in front with a trombone, leading the best sort of parade that we can manage these days. Well, Hello Dolly!
Cancer (June 21-July 22): A new voice, and a new direction, open up for you as October’s Moon cycles into your sign; how nice for Eve. Moonchild, you will certainly be strutting your stuff in October. To your Moon also falls the aftermath of Election Day. With it square Saturn and Jupiter we’ll all comment on just how prominent your claws are; whether you come off as a kitten, or a tiger, Is entirely up to you.
Leo (July 23-August 22): As far as October is concerned, you are quite the bright and shiny object, radiating confidence, possibly radioactive; all the inner planets are pumping pizzazz out your pores. The same holds true in November; if we could all tap into that energy, you could power the Eastern seaboard. Uranus square your Moon might make you more a legend in your own mind, but still, you’re Mame!
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd): The flirty you comes out, but October’s planetary aspects make it all seem a little, well, desperate. November doesn’t provide you with a clear path either, quite the contrary. Venus in opposition to Mars, under the auspices of your Moon, has you destroying the Iron Throne, because you can’t cede it to anyone else. Don’t be the spoilsport of the autumn.