By Keegan Hamilton
By Albert Samaha
By Village Voice staff
By Tessa Stuart
By Albert Samaha
By Steve Weinstein
By Devon Maloney
By Tessa Stuart
Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
The more exotic or erudite things get this weekend, the better. Unfamiliarity breeds contentment as amenable Venus and sexy Pluto merge in Sagittarius, another hot-to-trot fire sign. The sight of a stranger may turn you on, a practice you hear about could lead to an entirely different, hopefully an enlightening, experience. Also keeping you on your toes is a surprise you sense might be in store while the mysterious Scorpio sun and erotic Uranus conspire to make this Halloween memorable in more ways than one.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
Idealistic, inspirational Neptune begins to inch forward after five months holding hope for progress with your career at bay. Other things, such as your involvement in a family matter or your reputation among your peers, may have taken prominence in the interim. But now that generous Jupiter is transiting your Scorpio house of allies, you can look forward to receiving favors from educated, fair-minded people of means. Pay attention to events that follow the Scorpio new moon on All Saints' Day because they'll be a major concern by the Taurus full moon.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
Each new moon brings another area of your chart/life to center stage. Because it takes place in your sixth house of work, service and health, the Scorpio new moon arriving on the Day of the Dead may sound more ominous than it is. Basically this lunar cycle will give you an opportunity to do a better job at work, to offer a service or discharge a debt and to pay more attention to your health and that of your pets. They, too, are ruled by the sixth house. If you need assistance, ask a much younger person who seems to have all the answers.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
A happy surprise this weekend as the sexy Scorpio sun and inventive Uranus in Pisces aim their latest discovery in your direction. A prime example of water signs taking care of their own. You can pretend that you don't care, but get real; this gift originates in your solar fifth house of recreation and romance. That's where the Scorpio new moon introduces a person or an amusement that should hold your interest for, dare we say, the entire month. Assuming that your natal Venus is in Cancer, not in two-at-a-time Gemini.
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
Your personal party season may already be underway, but it could reach fever pitch this weekend when popular Venus meets passionate Pluto in Sagittarius, another hot fire sign. There's no telling what'll follow this fortuitous hook-up, especially since you seem so willing to embrace a brand-new, out-of-the-ordinary Uranian experience. That it is also Halloween, with its bag of treats and tricks, makes for perfect timing. But come next Wednesday, when your sun ruler tests Saturn in your sign, the fun can suddenly get serious.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
The tension generated by a household or family matter could erupt this weekend as the people around you grow more reckless. The sexual heat also escalates when voluptuous Venus and manipulative Pluto get together for devilish Halloween hi-jinks. That the sexy Scorpio sun is urging rebellious Uranus in your house of partners to circumvent tradition could add spice to the surprise already in store. The there's your burgeoning interest in a neighbor or a neighborhood project, compliments of Tuesday's new moon. Busy.
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
Your financial picture brightens when the sun in your Scorpio money house favors innovative, off-beat Uranus this weekend. Despite the implications, don't assume that long-shots will automatically pay off. Although you could tell yourself that you're more in control than you have been lately, it's your Venus ruler's merger with powerful Pluto that's doing the talking. Not that a mixture of affection, artistry and lust is a bad thing, but the potion should be doled out judiciously, as befits a well-balanced, divinely dressed up for Halloween, Libra.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
Although discreet Scorpions often feel like sowing wild oats during the Halloween season, this year you can do it loudly and proudly. That's because irresistible Venus is attaching itself to your Pluto co-ruler in time for all the weekend festivities. How you turn this magnetic attraction into a cash cow is cloaked in mystery, but because the conjunction takes place in your Sagittarius money house, I'm sure you'll find a way. Vampira's kissing booth at a street fair? Remember to make Scorpio new moon magic to back up this year's birthday wish. Call it insurance.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
The weeks before solar Sagittarius begins are usually quiet, filled with retrospection, meditation, and, if you're attending enough events, medication. However, this year you may feel either blessed or bothered, depending on who you attract, by the marriage of Venus and Pluto in your sign. Adorable, affable Venus increases your desirability while, appropriately enough for Halloween weekend, Pluto concentrates on the grizzly and ghoulish. For an "easy-come, easy go" Centaur, the extra attention could become a burden you'd rather to do without.
Capricorn: Dec. 22 - Jan. 20
Air signs tend to scatter earth energy and fire signs can scorch it. Because you'll be nurtured by the supportive trine between the watery Scorpio sun and inventive Uranus in oceanic Pisces, this weekend you can relax your guard. Some Caps may even find a way to make money from or for an association you belong to, others could do well for themselves. The new moon on the Tuesday before Election Day may raise an issue you'll become more passionate about, a way to redirect the frustration you'll encounter when the sun challenges your Saturn ruler midweek.
Aquarius: Jan. 21 - Feb. 18
You might not know for sure why you deserve it, but a reward of sorts should come your way while the creative energy of the sun supports your individualistic Uranus ruler. Small favorsa recommendation here, a compliment from a VIP there, maybe a prize for the most outrageous costumecould lead to a financial bonanza. During the weeks when the Scorpio sun occupies your midheaven, your career usually gets a boost or you're able to spread your good name. Even more so this year because expansive Jupiter is in Scorpio.
Pisces: Feb. 19 - Mar. 19
Water signs such as yours can benefit from the fresh surge of energy Tuesday's Scorpio new moon provides. The question is: Will it dampen the excitement created this weekend when iconoclastic Uranus in your sign gets zapped by the curious Scorpio sun? How much of an outsider do you want to be, and where will all that forward-thinking take you? Hopefully to someplace you've never been before. Why? Because Scorpio rules your ninth house of foreign travel, ocean cruises, philosophical forums and spiritual quests. Good to go?