In Astrologically Speaking, astrologers champion the zodiac sign of your new favorite character. Here, astrologer Alexandria Lettman explains why Steven Grant, Marc Spector, and the Egyptian god Khonshu — three of the personalities that make up Moon Knight — are most definitely the zodiac signs Virgo, Capricorn, and Aries, respectively. Spoiler for moon knight to follow.
Marvel’s latest superhero franchise, moon knightpremiering on Disney+ on March 30, and it’s totally different from the caped hero stories you’re used to. moon knight follows the story of Steven Grant, played by Oscar Isaac, an introverted museum gift shop employee with dissociative identity disorder. Steven discovers that he lives with two separate personalities: Khonshu, the ruthless Egyptian moon god, and Marc Spector, a former mercenary who is Khonshu’s human avatar. Steven must reluctantly learn to share his body with Marc and Khonshu, whom only he can see or hear, so he can save humanity from the resurrection of Ammit, the merciless goddess of divine retribution.
As an astrologer and huge Marvel fan, I think the best way to understand Marvel’s latest anti-hero is to explore the Sun sign of each personality that makes up Moon Knight. Steven is an intellectual and reclusive Londoner, who I’m sure is a Virgo zodiac sign due to his cautious nature. The enigmatic Marc Spector, on the other hand, is both goal-oriented and emotionally reserved and therefore a total Capricorn. Despite being the Egyptian moon god, Cancer’s ruling luminary, bossy, ego-driven Khonshu exudes major Aries vibes: he’s impatient, demanding, and determined to get what he wants. . Together, these three personalities who embody Moon Knight represent his three dimensions: Steven as the mastermind of the operation, Marc as the force, and Khonshu as the driven and ruthless leader.
Read on for my case on this superhero’s sun signs.
Steven, a Virgo, is knowledgeable and selfless
Steven is a British museum worker who spends his time studying hieroglyphs and venting on a street performer (who, as a human statue, can’t answer). He lives a life of solitude, choosing to keep his mind stimulated by French literature and Rubik’s cubes. As a Virgo, he is ruled by Mercury, the planet of mindset and communication. The natives of this sign are generally not social butterflies, which is why Steven’s only friendship is with someone he cannot converse with. However, Virgos are very logical and have a reputation for being perfectionists. For example, in episode 1, Steven has a sleepwalking problem. He concocts a system of elastic cables to keep him under the sheets, and when that doesn’t work, he puts sand at the foot of his bed to know where he’s going. (Of course, we later learn that Marc took control of his body at night to perform Khonshu’s bidding, but Steven doesn’t know that.)
Mercury’s emphasis on communication also makes Virgo highly intelligent and driven by intellectual discovery. In Episode 3, Steven, Marc, and Marc’s wife Layla travel from London to Egypt to find Ammit’s tomb. Steven is initially hesitant to support Marc on a violent mission to stop Ammit’s followers from resurrecting her, but he can’t contain his excitement at being transported to the heart of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Although he is frustrated with Marc, who has taken control of the body in order to give the mission the best chance of success, his anger subsides as he admires the mystical sights of the historic landmark. Also, Marc ultimately has to enlist Steven’s help in the mission, as he is the only one with enough knowledge of Egyptology to piece together a map. Virgo Suns have a wealth of knowledge they don’t shy away from sharing, and with their natural selflessness, they can’t help but be of service to those in need.
Marc, a Capricorn, is calm but controlled during chaos
Marc is a former soldier who is tormented by the fact that he was chosen by Khonshu to become his avatar – a human body that the god resurrected to inhabit and observe events on Earth. As a Saturn-ruled Capricorn, he is defined by his responsible and pragmatic approach to the tasks Khonshu asks of him, diligently carrying out his mission on the promise that he will be released from his role. The fact that Capricorn is also a cardinal sign, i.e. the first of its season in the zodiac, imbues Mark with a will to lead – which usually manifests as wanting to take control of his body shared with that of Steven.
Capricorns often venture independently to avoid allowing others to keep them from succeeding, and Marc embodies this trait throughout the series. In episode 2, Steven discovers a mysterious key and a cell phone in a hidden cupboard in his apartment and links the key to a nearby storage unit. Inside, he discovers what looks like a bunker, with a cot and a gym bag overflowing with money, guns and a passport – Marc’s passport, with Steven’s photo. . “You weren’t supposed to see all this,” Marc told Steven. As a determined and practical earth sign, Capricorn thrives when they feel in control and prepared for life’s challenges, and Marc’s secret bunker is a private base to take care of Khonshu’s to-do list. Although some may view a Capricorn’s seriousness as a negative, their realism and maturity are what give them their ready-for-anything attitude.
Khonshu, an Aries, is rebellious and dominant
Khonshu is the Egyptian moon god who also declares himself the god of justice. Ruled by passionate and combative Mars, Aries has a characteristic brave spirit, a strong sense of right and wrong, and a penchant for making their own rules. True to his Sun sign, Khonshu is strong and proud to be independent from the rest of the Egyptian gods. For example, in episode 2, he condemns the goddess Ammit, whose MO delivers divine retribution: she judges and disciplines people for the crimes they will commit in the future. Khonshu tells Steven, “I only punish those who have already done wrong. I am true justice. Like a true Aries, Khonshu has a competitive streak and is determined to do Ammit’s job in a way that feels fairer to him.
Khonshu is unafraid of the rest of the wrath of the Egyptian gods and even tests them with his dramatic behavior – a classic Aries move when the fire sign wants to prove a point. Despite the gods’ agreement to avoid meddling in human affairs, Khonshu repeatedly breaks the rules. In Episode 2, he intimidates Marc, his avatar, into doing whatever he wants by threatening to sentence Layla to the same ordeal if he doesn’t comply. Later, in episode 3, he boldly sends the gods “a sign they cannot ignore” by darkening the whole sky. Afterwards, Osiris, the god of the afterlife, admonishes Khonshu: “Manipulate the sky again and we will imprison you in stone.” As an Aries, Khonshu won’t let anything stand in his way, even if that means putting his needs ahead of those of others and playing with fire without worrying about the consequences. The punishment he faced in the past – banishment from the human realm – is still not enough to teach him a lesson.
Three (or more?) personalities come together to become Moon Knight – a driven hero who uses his superhuman abilities and combat skills to protect the vulnerable and bring justice to those who cause harm. Steven, the Intellectual Virgin; Mark, the practical Capricorn; and Khonshu, the assertive Aries, each have very different personalities, but their unique skills make them a complete anti-hero.