From Neon Altar head witch Suzy Mae, a twelvefold series of zodiac portraits. These photos feature a cadre of creative, feminist, fabulous performers who converged in LA for an imaginative interpretation of the zodiac signs. A statement from photographer/ producer Suzy Mae:
“Inspired by the New Moon and a growing knowledge of the zodiac, I pulled my astrological consultant, Gillian Masland, and visionary makeup artist and stylist Derya Derman together to plan a series of photos that featured a killer group of folks I’d [mostly] met through Gina Young’s Feminist Acting Class.
The people you see in these photos aren’t necessarily Sun Signs of the zodiac sign they portray, but gifted actors and performers capable of embodying a particular energetic expression. During our multi-part shoot, the subjects and creators formed an even stronger bond from the classes and experiences we’d shared previously.
I’m so honored that these exceptional humans shared their time and talent with me to create this series of New Moon Zodiac interpretations.”
The New Moon Zodiac series also enjoyed a collaboration between the photos and 12 writers who created stories based on the imagery! You can see them all on the Neon Witch blog. Bios and links below.
Aquarius: James Ribiero. A multidisciplinarian, James is a physical trainer / excellent cook / eternal host / guardian spirit. He embodies the vibe of knowing, humanitarian, airy Aquarius in a futuristic earth visitor guise. Neon Altar New Moon Story:Aquarius Elixir.
Pisces: Sallie Merkel. What a witch, this real life Pisces woman. She’s 1/4th of @thecommonsweb, a public access morning show for witches, and a mega-talented tarot reader/ actress/ writer. Neon Altar New Moon Story: Pisces Beyond.
Aries: Emily Rosen. A ceramicist, artist, writer, actor and diversity/ disability activist, Emily pulled out her dominance to portray the beastly, primal Aries. Neon Altar New Moon Story: Aries Emergent.
Taurus: Melissa Oskouie. A writer, actor, and ambitious young changemaker, Melissa brings her actual earthy Taurus energy to this abundant sign. Neon Altar New Moon Story: Deep Taurus Growth.
Gemini: Derya Derman. Writer, actor, clown, MUA, stylist, artist.. It would be easier to list what Derya doesn’t slay. She was the fabulous co-creator of the looks and vision you see here. Derya brought her acting skills to represent Gemini. Neon Altar New Moon Story: Boss Babe Gemini.
Cancer: Lenoria Addison. Entrepreneur, strategist, creative spirit and influencer, Lenoria is one to watch, with her Hello Cazza hair product line that’s about to take off. Lenoria tapped into her emotional power to represent soft, tender Cancer. Neon Altar New Moon Story: Cancer Reflect.
Leo: Janeva Zentz. Writer, actor, director and comedian Janeva skillfully possessed the spirit of Leo, in all her powerful spotlight-stealing glory. See her in Mas Latina, soon, her self-created miniseries. Neon Altar New Moon Story: Leo Beginnings.
Virgo: Sarah Furgatch. Human Design/ zodiac expert, engineer, writer, improviser, and actor, the impressive and talented Sarah did an impeccable job representing the buttoned-up Virgo. Check her magickal offerings over at Shadow Femme. Neon Altar New Moon Story: Virgo Management.
Libra: Gillian Masland. A wizard and zodiac maven, Gillian served as the astrological consultant for this whole series, from concept to production. She transformed her naturally informative and vibrant personality into the showstopping hostess Libra you see here. Neon Altar New Moon Story: Libra Arrangement.
Scorpio:Lex Ryan. Actor, writer, diversity activist, model and spirited inspiration Lex Ryan inhabited raw Scorpio energy here. Neon Altar New Moon Story: Scorpio Tendencies.
Sagittarius: Julie Ouellette. As an accomplished actor constantly fighting for representation, accessibility, and systemic equity in the entertainment industry via The Commons,, Julie had no problem instantly tapping into the archer-seeker-energetic energy of Sagittarius. Neon Altar New Moon Story: Sagittarius Knockout.
Capricorn: Harpal Sodhi. Founder of LA’s Queer Prom, stained glass artist, writer and energetic adventurer, Harpal embodied the bossbabe, status-hungry Capricorn. Neon Altar New Moon Story: Capricorn Diamond.
Use New Moon Zodiac Postcards when you…
Want a creative, modern, zodiac interpretation to reference in your witchcraft
Have a ton of fantastic people to message with horoscopic messages
Collect portraits of the zodiac, studying their multidimensional essence