Happy Halloween, witches and wanderers! In the ancient traditions of the Celts, the Hindus, and the indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America, ahead is a night reserved for reverent revelry and for feasting with the spirits.
We are at a point in the endless cycle of form, ruled by Taurus, and transformation, ruled by Scorpio, where the Sun currently presides in conjunction with the Moon. The interplay of form and transformation infuses this time of year with possibility and a focus on identity, which can include remembrance of our ancestors.
A gentle reminder to those celebrating that it’s never right to wear the dress of another culture into which you have not been invited or initiated. Customs are not costumes. Be mindful of your choices this weekend, especially if you’re an Aries.
Treat yourselves, dear readers, to a safe celebration of Samhain, Diwali, or Día de los muertos. May your tricks be fun and your spirits light.
Read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars square Pluto: Every day is already like a grab bag of sweets for you, Aries. Temper your impulses before you come crashing down from that sugary high.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus sextile Jupiter: You are prone to overindulgence in the delights of life — edible or otherwise. That said, satiation is no crime. Enjoy.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury square Pluto: You’re in high spirits and ready to enjoy the festivities of this weekend. Stay open-minded, optimistic, and focused on the future.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon conjunct Sun: You don’t particularly care much about the Halloween experience, given the crowds. Find anonymity in your outfit and maybe you can enjoy.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun square Saturn: Let your own character be tested, even as you dress as another. Don’t give in to pessimism or pressure. You’ve got this.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury square Pluto: Though you wear many masks, you can let go of them this weekend. Remember to stay optimistic about what’s to come.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus sextile Jupiter: Let yourself have fun this week, Libra. That said, whether it’s actual candy or eye candy, no need to overindulge.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars square Pluto: Despite the festivities around you, remember to stay focused on your goals. It’s your season. Make it worth your while.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Venus sextile Jupiter: Yes, enjoyment is your birthright. But you’re certainly one to overdo it, so this week exercise moderation.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Sun square Saturn: You’re the least likely to care about Halloween, preferring to be the adult in the room. So, a reminder to live a little.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Sun square Saturn: It’s okay to rebel against notions of who you’re supposed to be. This is the point of costume and play.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Venus sextile Jupiter: Being prone to excess, you now have a good chance to listen to the planets — they suggest moderation. Keep in mind that even moderation requires moderation.