This new moon is huge 🌑

And it wants you to get everything 💖

🏹 Sagittarius new moon doesn’t come in small 🏹

There’s a new moon in Sagittarius TODAY, and it’s sweet and uncomplicated, just like Sagittarius wants to be!

funny zooey deschanel GIF by New Girl

Sagittarius is one of the hardest signs for me to understand—probably because I’m a Gemini, and they sits farthest from me on the zodiac wheel. Our opposite signs represent our exact energy but inverted, so the relationship often rolls between identification and alienation.

Sagittarian energy is abundant, the absolute biggest of the zodiac. Even when I’ve known a quiet centaur, they have loud voices. They are too much, but spread so thin across their varied interests (and literally across the planet in their travels) that you always want more. That’s how they get away with everything.

The new moon today at 10:06 a.m. will mark the union of the sun with the moon in the biggest and most optimistic sign in the zodiac. Like all lunar events of this nature, this is an opportunity to write down wishes (I always recommend coming up with ten) for the next month or few months. Some are for me, some for my family, some long-term, some right away.

Red Carpet GIF by AMAs

But the spirit of Sagittarius compels us to adopt a LARGE FORMAT for our desires. Remember, Sagittarius comes after Scorpio, the deepest and most interior of all the signs. Now is our time to be completely external. Maximal. Dimensional in our one-dimensionality. Wish for fame, because what Sagittarius lacks in material wealth it makes up for in INFLUENCE. Wish for things you truly don’t deserve, because Sagittarius (and its ruler, Jupiter) grants us bounty with no strings attached. We can’t possibly earn all the goodness this season wants for us, so don’t worry about trying. Just delight in it. 🍭


Horoscopes through November

This is a truly spectacular week—or at least that’s what it looks like from a planetary analysis standpoint. All times are Eastern, which I agree is unfair.

Tuesday 11/26:

  • NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS! 🎅🏻

  • Not much else going on today, so we’ll be experiencing a pure expression of this hopeful potential!

  • Make ten wishes this morning after it peaks at 10:06 a.m.—don’t do it before! 😜

Wednesday 11/27:

  • Little bit of clash between Neptune, Our Patron Saint of Magical Thinking, and the moon at 6:38 a.m., which can cloud our judgment and make us susceptible to false emotional promises or choose empty but seductive people. It would be wise to make this whole morning one of cautious introspection. Don’t sign things or make new agreements. Vet what people say to you. Vet what you say to yourself. We are highly bamboozle-able during aspects like these.

  • But then Our Aforementioned Saint Neptune goes direct at 7:33 a.m. after being in retrograde since June! A few things:

    1. The big outer planets like Neptune go retrograde for much longer spells than Mercury, which is why we don’t make as big a deal about them. Their retrogrades are meaningful, but the impact is more sustained. We get used to it.

    2. Furthermore, big outer planets tend to move societies rather than individuals, so we (astrologers, Kikis) de-emphasize its meaning for you and me when discussing it in a broad setting.

    3. However, this doesn’t mean it doesn’t play out with major consequences. Some of the worst experiences in my whole life coincided with a difficult Neptune transit, because Neptune can shroud us in a heroin-like haze that enables our worst escapist tendencies and goads us to leave behind everything we love. It’s not all bad—Neptune can inspire the greatest artistic breakthroughs or humanitarian instincts of your life—but I want to emphasize that you can’t sleep on Neptune, because Neptune will make you sleep. More than any other astrological force, it will not take you by storm. It will take you by drip, encouraging you in small, imperceptible increments to betray your whole life for something that feels so good precisely because it feels like nothing at all.

    4. But anyway, the heroin danger of Neptune is much less when it goes direct, and we have its potency on our side, enabling breakthroughs and insights beyond what we see in front of us. In other words: we can finally trust the drugs we’ve chosen to get us through our days.

Thursday 11/28:

  • Thanksgiving, a colonialist holiday.

  • Unbelievably, this is a day of completely harmonious aspects. So have any argument you want.

  • The moon is void of course from 5:50 to 7:33 a.m., but that’s fine. When the moon is void of course, it presents an opportunity to reflect, introspect, and finish projects that were already in the works. It’s very much like Mercury retrograde in that way, only more relevant to our emotional states rather than our communicative ones. Those dimensions are different but functionally extremely interrelated, so the effect is similar. But as the kids who are rapidly growing up say: it’s a mood. And for those of us in and near the Eastern time zone, it’s probably too early to worry about.

Friday 11/29:

  • Moon is in hardworking Capricorn, which is a bit serious but not unpleasant. A Capricorn moon situates you comfortably within your own power. Suffer no fools today.

  • Moon is extremely friendly today with Neptune (now direct!), Mercury (also direct!), Saturn, and Pluto, which means you’re covered with good energy from small, interpersonal conversations to major reexaminations of contracts to short trips. Given the holiday and high likelihood of travel, that is exceptionally good news.

Saturday 11/30:

  • Mercury and Saturn have a glittering interaction at 1:12 p.m., which gives structure and power to conversations you’re having at that time. Do not waste this aspect on people who aren’t worth your time—this is for those who add real value only. You can hang with the scrubs later.

  • But don’t make too many plans during your power lunch, because the moon is void of course until it shimmies into cool-headed Aquarius at 3:13 p.m. As I’ve said, moon void of course is a blessed time to move forward on projects already in motion, so BE PRESENT to your life and don’t think too much about the future—a known stressor, of course. Instead, be cool with being in medias res. That’s where you really are, anyway.

A full moon that will actually satisfy you

It wouldn't be Taurus if it weren't decadent... 🥧

There are two astrological elephants in the room 🐘🐘

Three, if you count the fact that I took a month off this newsletter and I’m sending on a Tuesday like I’m Rob Brezsny or something. Hi.

But the other two are responsible for why everything feels chaotic and intense right now.

It’s possible that *some* of you are actually fine right now—and if so, you deserve my bitterest envy—but, I don’t know, are you really? Everyone seems to be going through it, and there are two clear cosmic perpetrators.

  1. 🌕 Tuesday’s full moon in Taurus 🌕

It’s Tuesday, and at 8:34 a.m. Eastern, the moon was fully full in the fullest sign of all time, Taurus.

Full moons always stir tensions and then release them, which sounds sexier than they usually are—but this one might feel really good.

Her Majesty of the Zodiac Susan Miller says this one will be a sweet and cuddly full moon:

The full moon in Taurus of November 12 is friendly, one that will receive golden rays from Pluto. Having the support of Pluto is significant—this month, Pluto can assist you in a strong and noticeable way. You will also receive support from Saturn, and that’s the planet that urges you to plan for the long road ahead.

Astrologer, podcast host, and author Jessica Lanyadoo also thinks this full moon will be healing—and sustainable.

Full Moons bring your feelings and passions to the surface so that you deal with them. ‪Expect this Full Moon to either bring about an ending of something deep, or an insight that you can’t quite make use of yet. ‬ ‪Be willing to listen to the subtext of what’s being said, or potentially what isn’t being said at all. ‬

Protect what you love by being present for it.
The Moon will be full Taurus on the 12th at 5:34amPT (☽19°♉︎52’☍☉19°♏︎52’). For loads more 411 on this event, listen to episode 72 of my weekly show, @ghostofapodcast wherever podcasts are heard and also read my weekly horoscope - available only on my website! Link to both in bio 💝.
November 11, 2019

Okay, I admit, therapy this morning was restorative, but then why was I on the bottom of my bathtub crying last night? Why am I double-fisting oat matchas these days? Why can’t I stop belting show tunes? (Actually, that one has nothing to do with the moon; that’s just my insufferable personality.)

The answer: Even the sweetest, most benevolent, cathartic, and healing full moon is still a FULL F*CKING MOON.

And full moons, while incredible and necessary, are hard. We’re not meant to live at the highest emotional tide possible, but there we are, spilling over the dams we’ve carefully erected to guard our composure and dignity. There is no such grace for us today and the rest of this week. We must flow like water and give into being the clowns we are. 🤡

Full moons are always a tug of war between who we are (the sun) and what we want (the moon). So today, here are the teams:

  • Who is on the moon’s side: Saturn, Pluto, Neptune

  • Who is on the sun’s side: Mercury.

The astrologers are right, of course, that the benevolent relationship between Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, and the moon are sure to endow us with power, self-possession, and wisdom we can apply for the long term. We need that, and this full moon may bring something quieter and less excruciating than previous moons. It might just be a little tough love and incremental progress, with the attendant feeling of satisfaction that comes with getting a little bit of work done. Despite all this big, responsible, earthy themes, it wouldn’t be a Taurus full moon if we weren’t meant to savor it.

But then there’s Mercury…

  1. 🛑 Mercury’s still deeply retrograde 🛑

We’re not out of these mercurial woods yet. Mercury is still retrograde until November 20, and then truly back to normal on December 7. And, again, I’ll universalize my own experience and say that this particular turn o’ the ‘grade has been supercharged. It’s not just that technology and transit has failed me of late (although it has), or that I’ve regretted every word that’s coming flying out of my mouth (although I have)—it’s that the stakes of each small miscommunication feel so HIGH right now. And that I attribute to Scorpio.

Both the sun and Mercury are in Scorpio, which is a quiet sign. Scorpio likes power and gets it through being withholding. That’s inherently at odds with Mercury, which longs to communicate. So messages are coming in between the lines. People are making their presence known without saying too much.

The stereotype of Mercury retrograde is that you reconnect with people in your past, and, right on cue, I’ve had a lot of open threads recently with people I haven’t talked to in a long time. But the back-and-forth has been minimal. It feels significant (and it is), but there’s not a lot of text. That is very indicative of this particular season. It’s about people popping in to let you know they're listening, but not sharing too much about what they think. Classic Scorpio power moves. So that’s the mysterious backdrop against which this full moon is manifesting.

And that’s why we’re all feeling feelings, even if you swear you’re fine right now. 🤓


You’re really your opposite sign 🎭

I recently wrote a piece for Cosmo on opposite signs and why you may identify much more strongly with your zodiac counterpart than your actual sign. (Sidebar: doesn’t “Cosmo” sound like it should be an astrology magazine? Wouldn’t be a bad pivot for them…)

Anyway, here’s what I said:

The zodiac is a wheel cut 12 ways. Each bisection is an axis, and the entire axis means something as a whole. Basically, your opposite sign sits at the farthest point from you on the circle, representing the same energy but inverted. Aka it shares your essential qualities and desires but approaches them in divergent ways. Taken as a pair, your Sun sign and opposite sign generate a fuller spectrum of meaning, and their relationship can light up what’s missing in the solo read of your Sun sign.

As someone who doesn’t believe in astrology, I am obsessed with this concept. If your sun sign doesn’t make sense, well maybe you’re your opposite sign! If that’s not quite right, then I can contextualize it with your moon and rising. Now what about their opposite signs? I will not stop until every single weird tic of your SOUL is somehow accounted for in your birth chart. Trust me, we’ll make this fit…

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Anyway, the TL;DR of it all is this:

  • ♈ Aries are romantic

  • ♉ Taurus are obsessive

  • ♊ Geminis are bombastic

  • ♋ Cancers are cunning

  • ♌ Leos are impersonal

  • ♍ Virgos are scattered

  • ♎ Libras are aggressive

  • ♏ Scorpios are chill

  • ♐ Sagittarians are in the weeds

  • ♑ Capricorns are nurturing

  • ♒ Aquarians are warm

  • ♓ Pisces are sharp

Because this all makes sense if you want it to. 💋


Horoscopes for this week

These actually soothed me to write, which is not the usual course of events. Writing horoscopes stresses me out sometimes, because I feel trapped by the future even though I’m always the one telling everyone that’s not how this works. It’s not that I’ve made any personal growth or come to new understandings; it’s just that this week seems pretty calm besides the full moon. In the Taurean spirit, let’s make a meal of it.

All times are Eastern because I live in New York.

Tuesday 11/12:

  • FULL MOON IN TAURUS! 😱🐂

Wednesday 11/13:

  • Gemini moon puts us in an intellectually sound—and emotionally scattered—place. But it’s a honey of a day, and we’ve more than earned a little post-moon soothing.

  • With Mercury and Saturn singing a duet at 9:35 a.m., your words and decisions will be particularly potent and meaningful. Any advice you give will make a material difference for others and reinforce your reputation as a valuable counselor among friends, colleagues, clients. My ego is already so horny for this aspect and I’m ready to don my armchair therapist pants…

  • Then the sun and Pluto, two most powerful creatures in the zodiac, are having a ball together at 12:56 p.m. That bodes well for relationships with people in positions of power, so if you need to plead your case a VIP or be loud in a room, you will have the self-possession and personal charisma necessary to be effective. Probably!

  • Mercury and Neptune are such good friends at 5:34 p.m., which is another opportunity to write and connect with people. Just make sure you’re connecting with someone who is good for your heart, because this aspect can make people fall in love really easily. 💘

Thursday 11/14:

  • Not loving this day for love, artistic inspiration, or glamour.

  • We start with the moon opposing Venus, who is supposed to help us with aesthetics and diplomacy and money.

  • Then it squares Neptune, who is like an intense and spiritual Venus, guiding our imaginations and ability to soften our realities with storytelling and artistic insight.

  • Then all that fighting with the moon takes a toll around lunchtime, and Venus and Neptune turn on each other, which is fucked up, but you know I love this drama. However, in real life, we may not experience this aspect as a safe spectator but as a participant, leading to arguments with loved ones, creative differences (bad ones) with collaborators, or just a general disillusionment and lack of ability to perceive beauty in your environs. I already want to move on from this day…

Friday 11/15:

  • Moon is having a lot of fun with two of the most volatile planets, Mars and Uranus at around 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. respectively. This gifts us with energy and originality. If you’ve made any changes in the wake of the full moon or experienced a shift in dynamics with someone important, this is your window to chart a new future and take decisive next steps. If it feels good and freeing, you’re on the right path.

  • Then the moon enters Cancer, where it feels most at home. You could cry today, and honestly, you should. It’ll feel good.

Saturday 11/16:

  • Moon is beautifully angled to Mercury and Neptune, which is why I’ve just decided to make sure I get some writing done on this day. But Mercury isn’t only about literal writing—it’s about connecting with others and sharing experiences. So if you wanted to plan a whole trip to the museum with your friends and invite me, I’m in.

  • Then the moon is opposed to Saturn, which can trigger any of the following: depression, feelings of not being good enough, frustration with authority figures, general oppression, etc. Saturn always wants us to put our heads down and work, but the joke is on Saturn, because there are lots of different kinds of work you can do. Like laying down in child’s pose with the lights off to avoid your responsibilities…

Sunday 11/17:

  • Cranky day for the moon, who is squaring the sun, Mars, and Uranus. Listen, don’t argue with anyone today. Just don’t get into it. Just—if you see the conversation starting to go in a contentious direction, politely excuse yourself from the room. Mars and Uranus thrive on conflict. Go home instead. Don’t look at your phone. Well, you can look, but don’t write anything. But you’ll want to. And you will. And it’ll be explosive. And what can I say, I forgive you already. You should forgive yourself, too.

Happy Mean Girls Day 😈

October 3rd is worth celebrating this year 🎉

“When did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody?”

It’s not okay for one person to be the boss of everybody. Thank you, Gretchen Weiners. Power should never go unchecked, and the heavier your tiara, the higher your standard of accountability. Should you be flagrant and irresponsible with your elevated perch, you shall be knocked down to earth.

That reckoning can come, astrologically speaking, through many different planetary forces. But this Mean Girls Day, three major events will lead this revolution.

  1. Pluto stations direct in Capricorn

October 3rd will crystallize a shift that’s been brewing since April. Pluto, planet of power disparities, possessiveness, and desire, was retrograde and will station direct this Thursday.

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Pluto is the poison that rots society from the inside out and must be eliminated, flung to the furthest corners of the Solar System. That’s why he’s out there all alone. He represents the ultimate exile for betrayal.

The stakes with Pluto are as high as they get, and he usually governs huge generational and societal shifts. Pluto is not associated with straight up revolution—that’s Uranus’ gig—but he’s about longer-term change. He’s about transformation, like a coal into diamond, and it can’t be brought about by any great charismatic leader and new marketing lingo. It’s pressure and time and nothing else. 💎

Right now, Pluto is in Capricorn. He has been since 2008, and he will be until 2024. This gives us some clue about how he’s applying that time and pressure I discussed. Capricorn is the sign of order, accountability, tradition, and laws. No one can sit above it, and those who try—especially by way of guile, profligacy, or megalomania. Saturn is sober and wants you to remember that resources are scarce. If you’re wasteful, manipulative, and high on your own drama, you will be rudely awakened. And summarily fired.

I wrote this longer piece on why I’m scared of Pluto! 🎃💀

Pluto Wants You to Open Your Hand

Pluto is a horror villain, showing up like a bright-eyed psychopath who smiles and says nothing. He won’t leave. And you don’t know what he wants because he won’t tell you, but you can feel him watching you, like a creep, sniffing out whatever it is you don’t want to give up.

Millennials are born with their Plutos in the home sign of Scorpio, which reinforces this notion of digging to the root of a problem and unearthing the truth.

Scorpio is followed by Sagittarius, which is where Gen Z’s Plutos reside. Sagittarius is the most optimisic sign with the highest ambitions of influence. As a pair, Scorpio and Sagittarius behave like a slingshot—Scorpio builds tension and pulls us back into the eye of the dysfunction, and Sagittarius, feeling the freedom and release of the truth, can aim and shoot with all the strength in the world. Sagittarius is the embodiment of being unencumbered—they find liberation in disclosure, truthfulness, transparency, and letting go of everything Scorpio was holding onto.

Millennials and Gen Z together have important work on our hands. We are the first digital generations, and our tools of information, surveillance, and discovery are more powerful than humans have ever known. We are unusually equipped to investigate and surface painful truths that sit at the heart of our societies. We are revealing the viruses that made a comfortable home in our world. And they are fighting back with all the vigor of something that is going to die. And we are publishing it, spreading ideas, growing more ambitious with our demands.

  1. Mercury enters Scorpio

Mercury is only ever one sign away from wherever the sun is, and on October 3rd, he will speed past Libra and into Scorpio. When Mercury is in Scorpio, not only does the truth tend to come out, but it can be articulated in a way that precipitates great change. So Pluto’s forward momentum (and transformational agenda) will only be magnified and reinforced by the powerful communicative talents of Mercury. All the canaries will SING. 🦜

  1. Mars enters Libra

And, as if October 3rd wasn’t a big enough day, Mars will also enter Libra (technically after midnight that night).

Mars and Libra have a (sexually) tense relationship, as Mars rules over Libra’s opposite, Aries. When planets move into their sign’s opposite, they are said to be in their detriment.

A sign can provide four kinds of placements for a planet:

  1. Dignity (a planet in its home sign, comfortable, happy, relaxing)

  2. Exaltation (a planet in a sign that elevates that planet’s power)

  3. Detriment (a planet cranky in its sign’s opposite)

  4. Fall (a planet in its absolute worst position, literally falling down)

So in this case, Mars is not comfortable in Libra’s turf. He’s unable to exercise dominion because he has no dominion here. He has to play by Libra’s rules—amiability, diplomacy, cooperation—which are the total antithesis of his own. This means that his power is diminished, and so are the things we get from Mars during his stay in Libra. That means our motivation, physical stamina, and willpower may be compromised. It’s not a good time to strain our bodies or have surgery. And popping off when we’re angry will likely not be received well (even if we’re right). We’ve just got to take it like a Libra and make nice.

Bonus: I made a little chart that identifies all the various placements for each planet. I’m pretty mad that Gemini has no position wherein it is exalted. We’re kind of fairy-like, so maybe I could say our baseline is in exaltation, but you and I know the sad truth. 🧚🏻‍♀️


Horoscopes for every day besides October 3rd!

All the above news was JUST for Thursday. Here’s what’s going on the rest of the week. All times are Eastern.

Monday 9/30

  • Remember last Tuesday the 24th? On that day, the moon squared Uranus, planet of invention and disruption and progress. And squaring is a tough aspect—a lot of news shook out that day that leveled many in power (CEOs were fired, whistleblowers came forward, etc.). It caused a lot of mess, but Uranus always does. He is not efficient. He is an idealist, and if society is incubating some rot that must be removed, he’s not going to care about preserving good tissue when conducting his extraction. He wants that zit to POP. Out with the old; violently, irrevocably.

  • Anyway, I don’t know how it felt to you, but we have a potentially more volatile aspect between the Scorpio moon and Uranus today at 2:55 p.m. Same issues will be raised—old vs. new, erratic changes—but the difference is that oppositions typically play out in our personal lives as conflict with another person (rather than a system or oneself). I’m not saying you should anticipate an explosive battle with someone else. It’s Uranus; you’ll never see it coming! 😱

Tuesday 10/1

  • This is what I’m talking about. The Scorpio moon is in good favor with Neptune, planet of divine inspiration and glamour, and Pluto, planet of power dynamics and deep desires. You may find yourself comfortably in need of no one but your own good company. You are your own generative source of entertainment and enlightenment. 💡

Wednesday 10/2

  • The moon is void of course (aka retrograde, de-fanged, half asleep) starting at 7:44 a.m., so I wouldn’t schedule anything important all day. No interviews, no kick-offs, no haircuts, no first dates. But great day to catch up on errands, old projects, or ongoing relationships.

Thursday 10/3

  • SEE ABOVE!

  • Also—there’s a delightful gift in the middle of the day when the Sagittarius moon conjuncts Jupiter at 4:40 p.m. This is a particularly lucky aspect, so if you’re inclined to take any gambles (interpret that as broadly as you like), go for it. 🏹

Friday 10/4

  • The Capricorn moon squares Mars at 2:26 p.m., which means you could have friction with someone close to you or with an authority figure. Walk away from any tension you sense building around that time.

  • On the flip side, the moon is also making nice with Mercury at 5:52 p.m., so that’s your opportunity to talk it out.

Saturday 10/5

  • The Capricorn moon is cranky at the sun at 12:47 p.m. You may feel put upon by responsibilities (perhaps an abundance of chores) or an overwhelmingly serious mood. Don’t feel bad about not wanting to see people today. Nothing wrong with a Saturday by yourself with your to-do list.

Sunday 10/6

  • Little bit of a tough aspect with the moon and Venus at odds at 7:25 p.m. I wouldn’t do anything romantic or buy anything big online. Don’t seek out an expensive or aesthetic experience. This is not a Sunday for beautification. Some Sundays are, but not this one.

Libra season: an explosion of romance 💕🌸🌼🌷😍

Live, Laugh, Libra

How dare I skip a week?!

I’ll just leave that there as an accountability headline and move on.

More importantly, Libra season begins today!!! 🧚‍♀️✨

Holland'S Next Top Model Daila Barneveld GIF by RTL 5

Some notes on Libra 📝

  • Libras are the people who make everything nice. (Actually, Virgos do all the grunt work ahead of time that actually makes things nice, but Libras swoop in with the charm and the grace and get all the credit.)

  • Libras are both basic and bitches. The basicness comes in the form of superficiality and worship for whatever’s popular (I will contradict this later—look out for it!), and the bitchiness is their (not-so-)secret competitiveness that they cloak in the velvet of their diplomacy.

  • I have never met a Libra, even ones I didn’t get along with, who didn’t find something beautiful about me to compliment. They see the beauty in EVERYTHING, even their enemies.

  • Speaking of enemies, their sector of the zodiac wheel is the 7th house, which rules over both marriage partnerships and OPEN enemies. Wow, what a statement on love and war, right?

  • Something they share with their predecessors, Virgos: a love of purity. But Virgos will dirty themselves trying to get clean and Libras are way more princessy about it. They are nice, but they are definitely too good.

  • Libras are famous for their indecision—but when they finally do decide on something, there’s no going back. That is how they can be both flaky and excellent at commitment at the same time.

  • They are the ONLY SIGN IN THE ENTIRE ZODIAC that is represented not with an animal or a person, but with an OBJECT. Which—three things:

    1. Their whole thing is vanity, and this is literally them being OBJECTIFIED, lol.

    2. They are COLD ASS. Freezing cold. Now, because Libras are talented at managing their public perception, this trait gets discussed as aloofness, which is a true and fair characterization. They are friendly and down to fall in love, but a little remote. Fine. But for a sign that is all about relationships and love and magic and art and all the soft and squishy things that exist between humans, they can be about as comforting as a speculum when they are NOT feeling a connection. Air signs like Libras (hi Geminis and Aquarians!) are untethered by physical constraints (earth), emotional bonds (water), or consuming passions (fire). They are the most free to roam but the least substantial. They cover the most ground but travel light. They are gorgeous birds who cannot be owned. And they have to be pretty cold to fly at those altitudes.

    3. The scales of JUSTICE. Libras are the law, and the law makes NO exceptions (or, at least, it’s not supposed to). Libras will weigh and weigh and weigh a decision, but once the verdict is out, there’s nothing that can be done to reverse it. Even a Libra can’t reverse it—that’s the beauty (and the stakes) of this sign. They hold the gavel but not the power. Ultimately, the law is inflexible and must sit above us all. To symbolize that rigidity and impartiality, they get a metal device for measurement. ⚖

During Libra season, let’s lean our faces into the frosting parts of life (we’ll eat the cake later during Scorpio season, you better believe it) because sometimes the crash is worth the sugar rush. 🍰🍭🍯

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The most Libra thing I’ve ever seen

Carly Rae Jepsen is not a Libra, but she might still be the queen of Libra aesthetics. She is a real life inamorata, a fairy princess, a walking talking tribute to the first blush of adolescent infatuation.

This video for “Want You in My Room” is the most Libra thing I've ever seen and heard and tasted and smelled. It’s about a woman getting ready for a hot date, and it opens up a whole world of pastel bathrobes and sparkly underwear and literal skipping. There’s nothing too complex here; its brilliance is in the simple syrup of sugary love.

What’s on display here is the unique exuberance of Libra v. a sign like Leo, who also revels in joy and connection and love. But while Leos get off on attaining and maintaining their power, Libras are all about negotiation, the willful surrender of some power that makes partnership possible. And that surrender itself can be highly empowering and enjoyable.

In other words—Libras are all about la petite mort. 🍒

(And Scorpios are all about le grand mort… 😈)


Baby Libras growing up 🐣♎

I’m pretty proud of this piece I wrote for Man Repeller that gets into the little victories of adulthood for each sign. In honor of Libra season, I came up with one more.

Bonus for Libra: You know you’re *actually* growing up when you like how you look in a cool but “unflattering” ensemble.

Libras get a reputation for being basic because you aim to people-please while maintain some playful vanity. But your creative instincts are not to be underestimated. Libras are air signs, the element of intellect. You don’t just like pretty things; you need art that makes you THINK. So when it comes to fashion, you may want to play with a lot of different silhouettes and styles—some of which may not “flatter” you according to traditional (and problematic) standards. It’s hard to undo the social conditioning that narrows our sense of beauty, but society’s myopia only limits your options for grandeur. A grown-up Libra will see only their own great taste reflected back when they don the wide-legged pants or v-neck romper they mistakenly thought they couldn’t pull off but are actually bringing to life.


Horoscopes for everyone including Libras 💖

As usual, all times are Eastern.

Monday 9/23

  • Libra season! 🎉

  • The Cancer moon directly opposes Pluto at around 1:21 p.m., so I would not fuck with someone with whom you have a major power disparity. I would never discourage you from resisting oppression and hierarchy, but lunchtime today is not your best opportunity to overthrow the regime.

  • At 6:05 p.m., the moon has a nice rapport with Mars and it goes void of course. So while you may be very motivated, it won’t be to tackle new projects. Use this aspect to clean out your to-do list and finally get that pumice stone or wood glue, etc.

Tuesday 9/24

  • The Leo moon and Libra sun are getting along at 7:13 a.m., so it’s probably (definitely) going to be an energetic and hopeful morning. This actually *is* the morning to work out early.

  • At 3:12 p.m., there’s weirdness between the moon and Uranus, which is already the planet of weirdness. You could feel a little aliented from yourself or others very close to you. This isn’t a great time to test waters or raise a risky topic. Stay humble and be conservative in your approach, both personally and at work.

  • Chatty Mercury and never-shuts-up Jupiter are having a marvelous (Mrs. Maisel) time together at 5:01 p.m., so treat the evening like the bon chance from the universe that it is. If someone invited you out, just go. Don’t worry about how all your work is going to get done—Jupiter and Mercury will together bless you with the mental dexterity (and possibly a more flexible deadline) needed to make everything happen like magic.

Wednesday 9/25

  • The Leo moon is very right with Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury this morning, and your interpersonal dealings will feel effortless and charmed. This is the day to text everyone back!

  • Luxury-obsessed Venus and practical Saturn are not in each other’s favor at 3:19 p.m., so do not spend money or get a haircut or pamper yourself. No retail therapy, no spa trip “self-care.” Keep it very puritan, eat your beans and rice, and check your bank account. Saturn likes to remind you that resources are limited and you must stay within your means.

Thursday 9/26

  • The Virgo moon and Uranus are freaks together at 3:53 p.m., which means give your weirdness some air time. Even if you’re just doing bits with coworkers, don’t be afraid to express the hot take or savage joke that you think only you will get. In this case, making more room for yourself will make room for others, too.

  • Mercury and Pluto are squaring off at 7:49 p.m., which means avoid all serious or consequential talks with anyone. That’s it! That’s power struggles + communication and that equals… I don’t know. But I don’t want to find out and I implore you to spare yourselves.

Friday 9/27

  • In the morning, the Virgo moon will oppose Neptune and square Jupiter. Neptune and Jupiter both have a few things in common—they are about belief and hope more than reality and cynicism. And when they are in a negative or challenging aspect to the moon (our emotions), as they are here, it can force us to confront the bullshit we’ve been buying that no longer makes sense. Letting go of our core storylines and fantasies can be one of the most psychologically (and sometimes physically) painful things to do. So this may be an unpleasant and bitter Friday morning.

  • However! Then in the afternoon and evening, the moon will trine Pluto and form a conjunction with Mars. Pluto and Mars have an analogous relationship to Neptune and Jupiter, only these two deal with power and self-determination. You can’t tell Pluto what to do (you shouldn’t even try), and Mars would rather draw swords than untangle a lengthy and tedious fight. But the energies of both planets are on our side, and we may find some healing through confrontation or physical expression, especially when we have been wronged or slighted. And if we haven’t, we will feel motivated and empowered to create a little reality of our own. It’s Friday night and we call the shots! (Pun intended if you want.) 🥃

Saturday 9/28

  • LIBRA NEW MOON! At 2:26 p.m., we have a conjunction between the sun and the moon in the sweet sign of Libra, also known as the Libra new moon. New moons like this one are openings from the universe for you to make your move and pursue what you want, whatever that may be. I like to make 10 wishes right at the moment it peaks, throwing a few to family members and friends who need it (and the world). This is an incredible time to wish for:

    • LOVE IN EVERY FORM

    • Artistic pursuits

    • Artistic COLLABORATIONS

    • New business ventures

    • Introductions to famous and powerful (and good!) people

    • Deals deals deals 💸

    • An overhaul of your look (aka Fall wardrobes creeping in)

    • Big romantic overtures like love poems or writing songs (this is a hint for anyone who has a crush on me)

    • Spa days

    • Evenings at the theatre (pronounced thee-AY-ter)

    • Quality time with friends 😎

  • Bonus: Venus (ruler of Libra) and Jupiter have a very compelling flirtation going on at 7:40 p.m., which keeps the good vibes going all night. This is one the BEST Saturdays I’ve ever seen. 🎉


That’s it, you glorious denizens of the stars! ✨

Harvest Moon coming to harvest tears 🌾🔪

The September full moon is the scariest of the year 😂😭

The Harvest Moon on Septmber 14

The Harvest Moon is the name given to the full moon that occurs in September. It sounds nice, like maybe a treat is on its way.

cake GIF

But this full moon will be no piece of cake. 🍰 I admit that it snuck up on me. I wrote about it last year for InStyle in a round-up of all the major 2019 full moons, and I totally forgot to lose my mind worrying about it until now. Here’s what I said from my safe perch of 2018:

September 14: Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon this year is in Pisces, the sign of imagination and artistic vision. So the emotions we will be “harvesting” may completely surprise us. Full moons usually culminate issues that have been stirring for a while, meaning we tend to see them coming. But Pisces moons can make us feel like we’re in another world entirely. That can lead to our most profound insights or our most self-destructive choices — sometimes both.

It’s not all bad news. The Harvest Moon will coincide with two other planetary movements: Mercury and Venus entering Libra. Mercury and Venus govern how we think and how we love, respectively, and Libra is the sign of cerebral beauty. This placement tends to elicit prolific creative output and actionable, profitable ideas; that can offset some of the dreamy volatility of the Pisces moon. If you feel yourself getting carried away on an emotional current, let your rational mind to guide you back to shore.

That may sound manageable, but now that it’s imminent, here’s a breakdown of my (irrational) fears related to this full moon:

  1. Full moon, whatever. Endings, tensions, culminations. Got it.

  2. Mars opposing Neptune. Yikes, that pits two very passionate planets (one ruling our drive and motivations, the other our spirituality and escapism) against each other. When Mars is in a bad place, it can bring anger, touchiness, explosive arguments, and even violence. When Neptune is compromised, we become susceptible to self-deception and manipulation by others. This is not a combination I look forward to!

  3. Mercury and Venus moving into Libra. At least this is nice. Harmony and peace abound with a Libran influence, and Mercury and Venus rule how we think and how we relate to others. This gives us a fighting chance for mended fences when all the rubble settles. At the very least, we will see things clearly and be open to compromise. At the very best, so will everyone you’re dealing with.

  4. Mercury and Venus opposing the full moon. Unfortunately, later in the day (7:34 to 9:08 p.m.) both of these planets are opposing the moon, too. So whatever *issue* is brought up by this full moon, we’ll have Mercury and Venus working for the enemy.

🦄✨🎈 My optimistic takeaway 🌈🌞🌻

Now that I’ve aroused your fear, let me backpedal a little.

The thing about challenging, shitty events like a full moon is that they only fuck with you if there's something to fuck with. Full moons sniff out weakness to protect us from betrayal down the line. It wants us to break ties that won’t hold if we lean on them. So it puts pressure on us, sometimes right where it hurts the most. If we survive, we’re stronger than before. And if we don’t, we needed to let go anyway, and better now than later.

When the planets move through their orbits and form angles to each other, they create lines of cosmic DNA that form the picture of who we are—astrologically speaking. And like our real DNA, most of it is never expressed; it simply exists as unrealized potential. Our environment shapes what comes out—our choices, our restrictions, or resources, our relationships, our communities, etc. So even big scary moons like this Harvest Moon may pass you by without incident. You may not notice it, because maybe there’s nothing in your life it wants to activate. In which case, have fun, hang ten, and be nice to anyone around you who is going through it. 🌺


Horoscopes for a fine week except for the Harvest Moon

All times, as always, are Eastern.

Monday 9/9

  • This is a day of amendments and corrections. Checking back over your work and finally getting it right. The moon is void of course from 4:30 a.m. until it moves into cool Aquarius at 5:24 p.m., so you know the rules: no new endeavors, no big meaty conversations, no job interviews, no submissions, no pitches, no kick-off meetings, no launches. Yes to continuing projects already in motions, yes to clarifying your feelings after a misunderstanding. These are the days I plow through my to-do lists, and it is deeply satisfying. (It’s Virgo season, get into it. 🤓)

Tuesday 9/10

  • A pretty calm day, overall, but the morning will be challenged with fights between the sun and Neptune at 3:24 a.m. and the moon and Uranus at 5:57 a.m.

  • The sun-square-Neptune aspect messes with our ability to see things clearly and puts us at odds with our desires. Make arrangements in advance to avoid any triggers for bad habits or addictions.

  • The moon-square-Uranus aspect might spring something unpleasant and shocking on us. With Uranus, you can’t prepare, but you can do your best to soothe yourself, stretch out a little, sniff some lavender oil, and generally try to go slack in order to better absorb the impact of whatever is about to hit. Uranus ultimately provokes us so that we loosen up, so get as loosey goosey as you can. Or else.

Wednesday 9/11

  • The moon is void of course all day starting at 1:22 a.m., although it’s making a nice aspect to lucky Jupiter at that very minute. Another great day to make incremental progress, and with Jupiter helping you out, you’ll feel especially optimisic about what you’ve accomplished. 🤩

Thursday 9/12

  • This day is all about stretching your mind, not your body. (Not that they are really so different, but you know.)

  • At 5:06 a.m., Mars and Jupiter are not getting along, so any hasty or impulsive actions will not go well. Avoid working out or doing anything physically challening this morning, because Mars rules over your body and kinesthetic expression, and with Jupiter at a bad angle, luck is not on your side. Caution and patience are your friends.

  • Then the moon enters dreamy, emotional, intuitive Pisces at 5:52 a.m., where it will be during the full moon. It begins!

  • Later, the moon and inventive Uranus are getting along at 6:27 p.m., which is an excellent time for inspiration, new ideas, stimulating conversations. That’s what I’m talking about.

Friday 9/13

  • A lot going on.

  • The moon is in a GOOD relationship with Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto, which bodes well for getting things done and channeling your creativity and drive into practical action.

  • But the moon is NOT in a good relationship with Jupiter, Mars, and the sun, which means we may feel a little disconnected from our bodies, push ourselves too hard and not realize it, and overestimate what we can get away with.

  • Mercury conjunct Venus at 11:12 a.m. means you have an incredible opportunity to say or write something meaningful, beautiful, funny, clear, exquisite, unprecedented, etc. This is the power of communication joining hands with the power of love so get ready to get POETIC. Seduce someone if you want. With this aspect, it’ll be easy. 💖

  • Sun and Pluto getting cozy at 3:38 p.m. is a very powerful grounding aspect. It roots your ego and soul to your deepest well of need, helping you be effective at getting what you want. When your light and dark sides are working together in such harmony, there’s no ceiling on what you could create. So just act as though you cannot fail. Act as though there isn’t a full moon coming up!

Saturday 9/14:

  • FULL HARVEST MOON. 🌕

Sunday 9/15

  • The Aries moon will fight with stodgy Saturn at 10:29 p.m., so you may feel the weight of an authority figure coming down on you—or perhaps your own disappointment turned inward. This aspect can be quite a recipe for Sunday scaries, so I will be coping by doing all my anxiety chores on Saturday instead. Then I can have a pure, uncomplicated, focused meltdown on Sunday, just as Saturn intended.


Thank you for tuning in! See you next week, and if there’s something you’d like to hear about astrologically, or if you have a question about your own chart, let me know. 🍃

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