Whether you're a Halloween fanatic planning months in advance or you wait until the last minute, you don't want to miss out on the fun-filled holiday that now ranks second only to Christmas.
Today, more and more adults are getting in on the costumes and partying. Nostalgic for their childhoods, they welcome the chance to dress up and act crazy. Because it's not a religious holiday, nor a big family event, Halloween is a great time to get together with friends and let loose.
Here are some suggestions for how you can draw inspiration from your Sun sign to make this a Halloween to remember.
You're always up for something new, but Halloween says be different -- so why not get nostalgic for a change? Invite your friends to each choose a classic horror movie and dress up as one of its characters. Tell them to cue up their favorite scene and bring it over to share at your horror flick-themed costume party.
Indulge your sensual nature with seasonal scents, both earthly and unearthly. You can even find Halloween body washes that will make you smell like a graveyard! Not quite your speed? If you prefer something a little more luscious, try pumpkin scented candles or incense. Simmering apple cider with spices also fills the air with delicious harvest aromas.
Halloween is the perfect time to express your Gemini playfulness -- with a little gore, of course! Set up a craft party where you and your friends can carve jack-o-lanterns or use stage makeup to make yourself look like something out of the "Thriller" music video. Put together mutilated zombie personas and crash a party or roam the streets together, scaring any poor souls who cross your path.
No doubt your home will be decorated to the hilt, both inside and out -- so why not share your creativity with your neighbors by organizing a Halloween block party? Visit each other's houses and present an award for the best decorations. Your kids can stroll along and sneak in some trick-or-treating.
Because Halloween is descended from an ancient Celtic fire festival and Leo's element is Fire, you're in your element. Celebrate by creating a fire pit in your back yard, or use a circle of candles. Invite friends to a pumpkin carving party and display your creations around the fire. Be sure to keep a camera handy to photograph each jack-o'-lantern.
Virgo, this is the night to reveal your sexy alter ego. Virginal no more, cast an unforgettable spell with a seductive vampire outfit that gives you permission to attack any neck that appeals to you. Imagine how surprised your friends will be when they see this sexy side of their normally restrained, down-to-earth pal. Watch out!
Have you tied the knot with your soulmate yet? Here's a Halloween test to find out if you're about to: bobbing for apples. An ancient Celtic tradition says the first one who gets an apple will be the next one married. In the meantime, have fun dressing up as a famous couple. You can play it classic with Cinderella and Prince Charming or go more conceptual with yin and yang. Let your creativity flow!
Halloween is made for you lovers of the dark side. The sultry Queen of Halloween herself, Elvira, must surely be a Scorpio! This is your chance to pile on gobs of black eye make-up, long black nails, fishnets, and Gothy high-heeled boots. You say that's how you look every day? Oops ... try a pinafore and pigtails instead.
If you live near a theme park, you may be in luck for some special thrills. Theme park hopping has become a trend for costumed partiers who like to scare themselves silly on specially decorated rides. At least one park offers a ride that goes backwards only on Halloween night. If there aren't theme parks nearby, drop by your local haunted house.
We rely on your sophisticated and reasoned approach to life, but that doesn't mean you need to forgo Halloween's wild side altogether. Draw from its Pagan origins to create your own ritual celebrating the close of harvest and initiation of the winter season. Learn a little more about the Pagan feast day of Samhain and get in touch with the ancient ways.
There are so many high-tech Halloween gadgets on the market now, you'll have a ball creating a surreal environment. Choose from black lights, strobes, swirling vortex fog machines, and haunted doorbell sound systems. Prefer to keep it simple? Go low tech with a dry ice witch's cauldron.
Halloween is known as the holiday when the "veils between the worlds" are the thinnest ... the perfect time to hold a playful séance. Dress up as your fantasy fortuneteller and invite your friends over to communicate with the dead. As an alternative, concentrate on the living with Tarot cards, a Ouija board, tea leaves, or whatever strikes your fancy.
About the Author: Sally Philips has been writing about Astrology, Tarot, I Ching, and Feng Shui for over twenty years, enriching the lives of friends, family, and clients. Her life is full of wild escapades and fireside coziness.
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