“What makes night within us may leave stars.” – Victor Hugo. Halloween brings to light our dark side, inner badass, witch, sexpot, queen, clown, alien, superhero, spirit animal… virtually any fantasy we wish to explore. Planning for the costume party is half the fun! So if you’re throwing a monster mash, passing out sweets, going to a bash, or just haunting your lair, read on for Halloween tricks and treats I’ve curated for you. I’ll also cover the astro energy forecast for this week. (p.s. the decorative Grimoire Book of Magic above can be found here).
Crafting Halloween decor totally puts you in the spooky spirit! Try making these eerie spirits using styrofoam mannequin heads and cheesecloth ~ BOO!
Perfect tablescape for a Halloween party, Masquerade Ball, or Victorian Vampire soiree. Bewitching and elegant!
You’ll be a mysterious enchantress in this black butterfly masquerade mask.
Suit, mask, done!
This mask is fucking cool…and weird…
For you wicked vamps, a Victorian-style red satin evening gown (and blood-smeared lips).
For the kids, this Victorian vampire costume is historically on-point and chilling.
Kids at heart will dig this comfy Unicorn costume!
Your furry friend will probably want to be a unicorn too!
Steady hand with paint or makeup? Draw a spider crawling out of your mouth, scary!
Passing out candy? Place this life size (needle felted) tarantula by the door, watch as panic ensues.
Set the food and drinks around this frighteningly realistic life size stone skull, hand carved from a huge piece of clear Brazilian Quartz Crystal!
This ghastly appetizer is super simple to whip up: form cream cheese into a bone shape, place on top of a glop of pepper jelly and serve with crackers. BONE appétit!
Serve these brain-like pork dumplings in jars to up the squeamish factor.
It’s just not Halloween without treats. This spooky and festive Ouija board cake is easier to make than you think with these instructions (see #7 in the slideshow for how-to and recipe).
Pick your poison: a gross-looking Bloody Brain Shooter…
…or a Liquefied Ghost Cocktail!
I could go on and on (Halloween is so much fun) but I’m saving some ideas to do a Part 2 next week! Ok, here’s this week’s astro energy currents: Today (10/4) the Libra Sun is in a harmonic sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius. This is a great day to get shit done with ease. You’ll feel highly disciplined and your mind will be operating like a steel trap. This focused concentration will flow into tomorrow’s square (90 degree angle) of Mars in Capricorn to Jupiter in Libra. This aspect is very energetic and will get us fired up for success, but beware of a competitive and highly confident streak that may cause us to overextend and make promises we can’t keep. Also on Wednesday, Venus in Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, which will give many the urge to unwind that night with a bedroom tryst. This transit brings extraordinarily intense emotions, however, so if you were just looking for a quickie, forget it. Sex will be deep and almost mystical. On Friday (10/7), the Libra Sun squares Pluto in Capricorn. You may be challenged by a colleague or know-it-all that doesn’t have your best interests in mind. Stay high-vibe and put up a protective shield of white light around you. Also on that day, Mercury enters Libra for three weeks, ushering in more peace and love vibes to Libra season. Mercury will add charm and wit to our words, buzzing from party to party, flirting and canoodling, and engaging in lighthearted debates. Good times ahead!
Check back next week for Part 2 of Halloween Party Ideas! Feel free to share this post and dance along to Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo!