Orange pumpkins in the fields and bags of candy stacked near the entrance of every store can mean only one thing – trick-or-treat time! Halloween 2010 falls on a weekend, which may increase the number of parties and costume contests penciled on your social calendar this year. The planets Venus and Mars will be transiting the mysterious sign of Scorpio for most of October, making this a season of fascination with the paranormal, occult, and macabre. People will delight in the drama of Halloween and the thrill of projecting a hidden persona by donning a costume.
On Halloween 2010, the planets are serving a party platter and punch bowl full of good-natured fun. The Halloween moon will be in the creative and regal fire sign of Leo. This warm and gregarious moon encourages creativity, originality, exhibition, and games. Mars, the planet of action, will be in the early degrees of the expansive, jovial fire sign of Sagittarius – an extremely social sign that delights in adventure and humor. Unless you are so grown up that your inner child has abandoned you completely (in which case, I recommend you dress as Ebenezer Scrooge), you had better get your costume ready!
Here is a trick to help you look like a treat this Halloween – you can use astrology to help you choose a costume! I’ve made a list of basic sun sign personality attributes and costume suggestions, which represent the energy of each of the twelve zodiac signs. You can choose a costume to express the nature of your sun sign, rising sign, or moon sign and let your star power shine brightly for you this Halloween.
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
High-energy and derring-do, a hero or the ego-driven nemesis, the first to accomplish something. Superman, Luke Skywalker, Wonder Woman, Kim Possible, a firefighter or police officer, GI Joe, Amelia Earhart or the Wright brothers, a devil.
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
Practical, caring, nature-loving, music-loving, fond of simpler times. Medieval and renaissance garb appeal to the men and women. Hunter or farmer, Mother Nature, Pan. Any costume with a musical instrument as an accessory. A flower, tree, or cow.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
Childlike, imaginative, flighty, associated with pairs, famous communicators or inventors. Peter Pan and his sidekick, Tinkerbell, Bonnie and Clyde, Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, any past President, Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, butterflies, Big Bird, ladybugs.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
Watery, nurturing, protective, intuitive and empathetic. At one time in history, a midwife and healer using herblore might have been called a witch, so witch is a good Cancerian persona, as is a gypsy woman with her crystal ball. Scuba diver, doctor or nurse, mermaid or merman, crab, turtle or snail.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
Creative, proud, regal, fun. Leo loves a costume even when it’s not Halloween – the more bling, the better. Any king or queen persona works, but Caesar, Arthur, Henry VIII, or Elvis appeals to the guys, and the ladies love attention-getting Cleopatra, Lady Godiva, or a more modern Madonna or Lucille Ball impersonation. Cats, of course, from kittens to lions, from Cat Woman to Garfield.
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
Earth maiden, caretaker, organizer and analyzer of details. Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Sherlock Holmes, doctor or nurse, Hermione Granger. The Mummy (uptight Virgo) or Oscar the Grouch (Virgo gone bad) or Inspector Gadget (Virgo gone obsessive) are possibilities.
Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
Fairness, balance, law and order, fashion and romance, couples, vigilantes. Romeo and Juliet, Marie Antoinette, Wyatt Earp, Robin Hood. Batman. Cruella de Vil, judge, lawyer, any princess, Miss America, Don Juan, Cyrano de Bergerac, Statue of Liberty, angel, Snow White, Cinderella.
Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
Intimate, secretive, intense. Anything goth. Vampire, punk or heavy metal rock star, ghost, invisible man, pirate, prisoner, Mata Hari, Svengali, Green Hornet, Riddler, Darth Vader, an FBI or IRS agent. Any poisonous or venomous creature, such as a snake, dragon, or bee.
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
Optimistic, expansive, social, adventurous. Clown, fire eater, juggler, comedian, jockey, racecar driver, SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer, Indiana Jones. Any over-the-top gruesome mask and fake blood for fun.
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
Responsible, restrictive, goal-oriented, concerned with history and reputation, Capricorn rules the bones and mortality. Skeleton, Grim Reaper, executioner, any past presidents or leaders, Vikings, circus strongman, caveman, lumberjack, hobo (the shadow side of Capricorn), dressing like an old man or woman, Bob the Builder, train engineer.
Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
Future-oriented, humanitarian, eclectic and electric, the oddball or genius. Professor, Einstein, Harry Potter, Gandhi, a robot, a computer or TV, nerd or geek, ET, R2D2, C3PO, 60’s hippie. Any costume requiring glow-in-the-dark makeup or radical hair.
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
Watery, dreamy, mythical or mystical. Poseidon holding his triton, a wizard with a wand, a fairy, elf, or gnome. Glinda the Good Witch. Alice in Wonderland, Yoda, a dolphin or an octopus.