Sam’s astrological practice blends modern and Hellenistic techniques for an accessible, LGBTQ+-inclusive take on ancient wisdom. She has studied under Kirah Tabourn via The Eleventh House and is highly influenced by the books, lectures, and podcasts of Chani Nicholas, Colin Bedell, Chris Brennan, and Pallas K. Augustine. Their reported features, personal essays, and guides have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Apartment Therapy, PRIDE, and more.

Want to work together? Please email Sam: samantha[dot]manzella[at]gmail[dot]com.

Check out Venus Gays, Sam’s biweekly astrology newsletter co-authored by Sterling Bowen.

interviews & essays

Astrology Has Never Been More Popular. Are Queer Artists Consulting the Stars to Pick Release Dates?, them.

February ’23 Print Issue: There’s a Big Astro Vibe Shift Coming, Cosmopolitan

November ’22 Print Issue: The Stars Know What You’ll Wear Next Season, Cosmopolitan

Astrology Helped Me Embrace My Fluidity, and It Can Do the Same for You, Cosmopolitan

Add Alice Sparkly Kat’s “Postcolonial Astrology” to Your Celestial Toolkit, Logo

Chani Nicholas on What the Stars Have in Store for 2021, Logo

Horoscope Guru Colin Bedell on Witches, Geminis, and Learning to Love Mercury Retrograde, Logo

horoscopes & guides

This Is What 2023 Holds for You, According to Your Zodiac Sign, Apartment Therapy

Astrology Can Help You Unpack Your Relationship to Money & Here’s How, SheKnows

The Decluttering Trick That Will Work Best for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign, Apartment Therapy

You Know Your Zodiac Sign — But Do You Know Your Planetary Color?, Apartment Therapy

This Is the Most Restful Activity for Your Zodiac Sign, Apartment Therapy

Top or Bottom: What Your Astrological Sign Reveals About Your Sex Life, PRIDE

This Is What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Taste in Art, Apartment Therapy