Halloween Costumes & Astrology – Your Best Costume by the Stars – Mercury

October 24, 2007 by  

Halloween Costumes & Astrology - Your Best Costume by the Stars - Mercury - Still Life with Mask & Artefacts

Halloween costumes are a tough decision. Luckily, astrology is here to help you find the costume that best expresses your true personality (we’ll let others decide whether that is a good or bad thing). This article is the third in a series on Halloween costumes in the horoscope.

Our method is to find the ruling planet in your chart, i.e.: the planet that rules your Ascendant, and find your optimal costume based on its sign placement. Our previous two articles focused on Mars (ruling Aries and Scorpio Ascendants), and Venus (ruling Taurus and Libra rising). Note that we only use traditional rulers for this series.

Today, we will talk about those of you with Mercury ruling the chart, which category includes anyone with Gemini or Virgo rising.

Mercury in Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius (the fire signs) – runner, doctor (esp. in Aries, also Scorpio), bicyclist, F1 driver, archer (esp. for Sagittarius), courtier (very Mercury in Leo).

Mercury in Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn (the earth signs) – stock trader, accountant, human calculator/pencil/computer.

Mercury in Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius (the air signs) – lawyer, writer, scientist (extra points if mad), singer (especially for Mercury in Libra), messenger, astrologer or fortuneteller.

Mercury in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces (the water signs) – Poet (maybe one of the Romantic poets), sailor, actor (very meta-meta!).

Halloween Costumes & Ideas: Your Horoscope Holds the Key, Part 2 of 7

October 15, 2007 by  

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The Halloween Costumes series continues; last week we talked about the best Halloween costumes if your ruling planet is Mars. Today, we will give some hints to those whose horoscope is ruled by the planet of love, Venus.

How do you know which planet rules your horoscope? It is the planet that rules your ascendant; we only use the classical rulerships here. The reason that your ruling planet is so good for determining your ideal Halloween costume is that this planet represents your ego, and Halloween is a great opportunity for you to really reveal your inner self.

Venus rules Taurus and Libra, so if either of these signs rise in your chart, this is the article for you.

Venus in Aries and Scorpio: Dominatrix, gigolo, Casanova, sexy police officer or soldier.

Venus in Taurus and Libra: Aphrodite, any famous sex symbol, flower arranger (or just a flower), fashion model.

Venus in Gemini and Virgo: French Maid, seductive accountant or librarian.

Venus in Cancer and Pisces: Artist, mermaid, genie.

Venus in Leo: Prince or princess, Cleopatra, Elizabeth I or II, any famous ruler.

Venus in Sagittarius: Lady Godiva (extra points for horse).

Venus in Capricorn and Aquarius: Milk maid, shepherd(ess), farmer, plumber or electrician, the CEO (especially female).

Find your best Halloween costume for Mars (Part 1 of 7).

Coming Soon: Find your best Halloween costume for Mercury (Part 3 of 7).

Halloween Costumes: Unique Ideas from Your Horoscope – Part 1 of 7

October 11, 2007 by  

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There are 1001 columns out there purporting to find your most appropriate Halloween costume according to your Sun sign. We’re above such superficial approaches here (but we are definitely not above dressing up for Halloween!). Instead, consider dressing up according to the planet ruling your Ascendant, which is the planet symbolizing your ego. And isn’t Halloween all about letting your ego roam free of societal fetters?

As always, traditional sign rulers are used, modified by the sign in which the planet is placed. Thus:

Mars (rules Aries, Scorpio rising) – think masculine and macho, modified by the nature of the sign in which Mars is placed.

Mars in Taurus or Libra? Sexy police officer or something with lots of leather. Gigolo.

Mars in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces? Pirate, sailor, harpoon fisherman.

Mars in Aries? Soldier, gladiator, cowboy, or matador.

Mars in Gemini or Virgo? Trial lawyer, fencer, Formula One driver.

Mars in Leo can go as Napoleon, Caesar, Alexander, etc. Lion-tamer, Hercules, or big game hunter.

Mars in Sagittarius? Knight, jockey, or equestrian (horse optional, but recommended). Archer.

Mars in Capricorn or Aquarius is a power executive, Alpine mountaineer, or a buff construction worker.

This series will run occasionally over the next ten days or so. I’d love to hear your ideas for each planet, or an astrologically-appropriate outfit you have worn in the past. I have Mars in a water sign, and once went as a pirate (this was before I got into astrology).

Celebrity Astrology: Halloween and Justin Timberlake’s Horoscope

October 19, 2006 by  

Halloween and Justin Timberlake’s Horoscope

It is that time of year — Halloween — and the eternal question, “what should my Halloween costume be?” rises to the minds of those of us who have procrastinated all year. Of course, because this is an astrology blog, we will try to pick our Halloween costumes via astrology. There are two approaches to Halloween that we can take. I am a big proponent of working your strongest and best planet whenever you can, so we can look at the symbolic meanings of your best planet, colored by its sign in house, and choose your costume based on that. We can argue this both ways, however, because Halloween is the holiday where the dark side comes out to play. So perhaps this would be a good chance to let your worst planet come out, at least for an evening.

A good example that we can practice on is the horoscope for Justin Timberlake, the cute ex-boy singer formerly of N’Sync.

Justin Timberlake’s horoscope is below:

Halloween and Justin Timberlake’s Horoscope

The planet with the most essential dignity is Saturn in Libra, which is conjunct Jupiter in the second house and trine the Sun in Aquarius. The planet with the least dignity is Mercury in Pisces, where it is both in its detriment and in its fall.

If Justin Timberlake wanted to go as his best planet for Halloween, we would have to recommend a traditional Grim Reaper costume, as Saturn rules death and the color black. Conjunct Jupiter, and exalted, we would think that Justin would make a particularly good big Grim Reaper. Both exaltation and the presence of Jupiter can serve to make things bigger. So this would be an opportunity for Justin to go really scary, and put on a pair of really tall elevator shoes, or a pair of stilts, or even better, carry a friend on his shoulders.

If we wanted to go for a less scary costume, we could have Justin go as Father Time, another good Saturnian symbol. I rather like this idea, because of Saturn’s trine to the Sun, which is the natural ruler of fathers. Father Time is thought to be a mythological predecessor to Santa Claus, who of course is purely Jupiterian, as his sole function is to go around the world and dispense presents. So that would tie in the Jupiter symbolism as well. Alternatively, Justin could go as a fat Father Time.

That’s all well and good. But what if Justin wanted to go as his worst planet? Mercury is his weakest planet, but it is also the most prominently positioned, because it is the only one of two angular planets in his horoscope. Mercury rules a lot of things in the modern world, which perhaps says a lot about how our world has become more and more mercurial. Mercury is weak in Pisces, because in the water sign, the fast and direct approach of Mercury is muddied and confused. The duality of Pisces means that Mercury in that sign speaks with forked tongue. In short, in Pisces, Mercury deceives.

A really good costume for Justin would be to go as a member of his own entourage, and disguise himself. This is because Mercury rules servants. To really drive the point home, he could go as his lawyer, because lawyers are ruled by Mercury as well. And of course, Mercury in Pisces is deception, so this isn’t just a simple issue of dress up, but rather of actively deceiving other people.

A few years ago, I went as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, and in retrospect I think that was because the Moon is my strongest planet, and the Moon rules travelers/pilgrims, as well as women.

What are you going to be for this Halloween? And how does that tie into your own horoscope?