Blessed be the fruit and the return of the charming, oft traumatizing, frighteningly akin to current political conditions world of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Based on Margaret Atwoods’s 1985 dystopian novel of the identical identify, “The Handmaid’s Tale” made its tv debut, full with state sanctioned rape ceremonies and crimson capes, in 2017.
In the years and seasons which have adopted we’ve watched the s(hero)’s journey of renegade handmaid June Osbourne, performed unflinchingly by Elizabeth Moss as she tries to safe the protection of her kids whereas combating like hell to destroy the totalitarian, zealot led horror present that’s Gilead.
Margaret Atwood, herself a Scorpio queen and training palmist, has lengthy praised the virtues of astrology. In celebration of her literary legacy and the return of the Hulu collection for Season 5 on September 14, 2022 that continues to uphold mentioned legacy, we’re having a look on the zodiac indicators of the foremost characters of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Brave, brazen and fast to each motion and response, Moira is Aries energy incarnate. Built to chew again, Moira goes to nice and harmful lengths to flee Gilead and when she lastly makes it to Canada, she continues the battle to free others. Moira organizes, protests, volunteers and finally smuggles a traumatized June aboard an assist ship to get her to security. Moira is pure hearth, a hero with out hesitation, a insurgent with a noble trigger and exactly the type of all coronary heart, no bull***t good friend you need on your aspect.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus guidelines the throat and is the area of Venus, making bulls pure gourmands and greater than a touch hedonistic. In form, Beth, now a Martha, was a James Beard Award successful chef previous to her subjugation and is susceptible to kitchen flings with Nick and trafficking booze. Bulls are loyal to an nearly self damaging diploma and defiant within the face of authority. True to the ethos of her earth sign, Beth selected dying over betraying her fellow handmaid’s.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini is the signal that oversees communication and language. Fittingly, earlier than Gilead, Fred was the supervisor of a advertising and marketing firm and when he’s not raping handmaid’s and maiming his spouse he enjoys the phrase recreation Scrabble. Intelligent, erratic, charming, adaptable and devastating with a one liner, Fred embodies and vilifies the qualities of Gemini.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Cancers are usually stereotyped as mushy, delicate and considerably emotionally squishy however belief me fam, once they are threatened they contort right into a unstable mixture of rage and ruthlessness. They they by no means, ever enable themselves to be damage in the identical approach twice. Sacrificial at a number of factors, what harms June finally turns into what arms her. Cancer is dominated by the moon and related to maternal instincts and June is the fierce, flawed embodiment of the mom archetype. Everything she does is to make sure the protection of her kids, even betraying the resistance and her fellow handmaid’s when the lifetime of her daughter Hannah is threatened. June is dropped at life to devastating and Emmy successful impact by Elizabeth Moss, herself a Cancer.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leo is essentially the most regal signal within the zodiac and Serena Joy is nothing if not a depraved queen. Denounced by June as, “pathological, sociopathic, deceitful, rage-filled, offended, needy, disillusioned, self-serving, manipulative and essentially the most compliant actress,” SJ expresses the damnable and harmful qualities of this fastened hearth signal. Yet, Serena reveals us she can also be able to expressing a few of the charms of her solar signal. Leo guidelines the fifth home of creativity and the interior youngster and although her books are crammed to the brim and bindings with misogynistic hate speech, Serena was an creator earlier than she was a monster. Further, she proves herself able to mercy, heat and generosity and is at her greatest when within the firm of or charged to take care of, kids.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Ruled by Mercury, Virgos usually possess good minds and nurse a must be of service. Enter Emily, a gifted Harvard educated microbiologist and faculty professor turned handmaid by the hands of the state. Virgos sustain the looks of poise even and particularly once they are breaking down or breaking guidelines. Indeed, upon first assembly Emily, Joan describes her as, “a pious little shit with a broomstick up her a***,” but it surely’s later revealed that Emily is way, way more than meets the attention. Not solely does she work for Mayday, she risked dying for human contact by having an affair with a Martha and doesn’t hesitate to kill when given the possibility, all in line with her membership because the most dangerous sign in the zodiac.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
While his birthday within the present is given as April 29, 1980, I hedge my bets that Luke has just a few critical Libra
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Cunning, mysterious and in a position to function throughout the system of Gilead whereas concurrently aiding efforts to undermine it, Nick is a basic Scorpio. Galvanized by the suicide of a handmaid, Nick joins ‘the eyes’ to not assist them however to watch them. Scorpio guidelines the eighth home of intercourse, dying and regeneration and nobody understands the healing properties of revenge and retribution fairly like a scorpion. As such, it’s Nick who is ready to give June the present of her vengeance, sealed with a kiss, by handing over Commander Waterford to her within the season 4 finale.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Optimistic to the hilt, and rebellious to the final, Jeanine is a fearless, obscenity shouting, Sagittarius. Synonymous with swashbuckling journey, Sag is the signal of the pirate and with an eyepatch and penchant for talking her thoughts to grave consequence, Jeanine matches the invoice. Archers prioritize freedom above all else and Jeanine was prepared to decide on dying over subjugation in season one. Suicide try not withstanding, the sweetness and nice boon of Sag power is its unfailing buoyancy – regardless of how tough the going will get, a Sagittarius is bolstered by the idea that issues are sure to enhance and Jeanine proves this to be true at each horrible flip. Sagittarius is related to ethical idealism and philosophy and Jeanine capabilities like June’s surprising ethical compass, reminding her to behave humanely and in accordance along with her highest self.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Ruled by strict planet Saturn, Capricorn is the daddy of the zodiac and nobody offers darker in self-discipline and poisonous paternalism than Aunt Lydia. What makes AL a very dynamic sadist is her unwavering perception that she is working from a spot of care and concern. Capricorns are all in regards to the lengthy recreation and the legacy they depart and Lydia’s perverted strategy to parenting is, in her thoughts, a method to safe the great of the world and the immortal souls of the handmaid’s in her cost. She’s doing it as a result of she cares.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius is the creative nonconformist of the zodiac and our man Lawerence neither clothes, behaves nor believes like anybody else “below his eye.” An educational who’s hailed by Fred as “a visionary,” Lawrence speaks with subversive humor and is credited with writing the books and the financial plans that grew to become the scaffolding for the hell scape that’s Gilead. Aquarius is dominated by Saturn, planet of construction, and Uranus, planet of disruption. We see these influences expressed in Lawrence who, ashamed of the function he has performed within the improvement of Gilead, makes use of his information and energy to assist the resistance dismantle it.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces is the die laborious romantic and perennial escape artist of the zodiac. Taking June’s recommendation to “discover love wherever you can” to nice lengths and positively Piscean depths, youngster bride Eden reacts to Nick’s aloofness by taking on with a watcher and making an attempt to flee Gilead with him. Captured and sentenced to dying, Eden is obtainable an opportunity of salvation however like a real Pisces poet she refuses to dwell if her lover dies and apropos of her water signal, drowns after reciting Corinthians 13:4-8. There’s robust proof to counsel that Jesus Christ was a Pisces and whereas Eden’s sacrifice didn’t incite a spiritual motion, she was in her approach, a martyr for love and her alternative has a long-lasting affect on Serena Joy.
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