By Victoria Chasmar of charmedincompany.com
When you go out into the crisp and chilling autumn night and hear the crunch of decaying and drying leaves under foot, does your imagination take you to the eerie castles, black as tar lagoons, and magical forests? As you gaze into the moon, the gray black clouds obstructing the light, are you thinking of those who lurk in the night? Have you ever, by chance, imagined yourself to be one of those dark, but fantastically disturbing creations? This article captures the feel of Halloween and all of its intriguing trappings and brews it together with astrological characteristics of our zodiac. I present to you, your Halloween Zodiac Sign. Unlike traditional signs this zodiac begins and ends in October, with the sign enveloping Halloween leading the way and the Vampire’s kiss sealing the end of a yearlong night.
OCT 23 – NOV 22 THE JERSEY DEVIL: Spawned from the depths of the underworld your mysterious and intense presence creates a threatening image that has most town folk quaking in their boots! Elusive and capable of soaring through the black void of the October sky, you choose to either rise above earthly happenings or terrorize those below. You are the stuff legends are made of and an encounter with you (if survived) is not one that will easily be forgotten. Gem: Dragonstone
NOV 22 – DEC 22 THE MUMMY: Mysteries of ancient civilizations call to you. Before you know it your desire to understand the process the Egyptians used to mummify has earned you a first-hand experience! Being bound and entombed is just not enough to keep you from discovery. If only people would let you come close enough to share your experience. Wander on mummy and seek your truth! Gem: Hiddenite
DEC 22 – JAN 19 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Some may call you old fashioned and “stuffy” but your classically trained sensibility and love of pure pitch has you in control of life’s stage. Heaven help those who do not share your vision of beauty. Making your mark on the world has you enjoying the rich underbelly of the theater in its splendor (the costumes, music, and talent). From your humble beginnings you build your theatrical empire and desire to present it before the public eye, hopefully you will be well received. Gem: Stromatolite
JAN 20 – FEB 19 MAD SCIENTIST: Your “Out There” approach has created some disturbing abominations but, are they truly horrific twists of nature? Perhaps you are just leap years ahead of us. Do we see our future in your hands? Certain to enlighten, your theories gather many admirers, but the masses just aren’t ready for the tangible creations and the ripple effect they create. Please, don’t blow up the house/world creating explosive weaponry of the future! Gem: Tektite
FEB 19 – MAR 20 CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON: Deep, Dreamy, emerging from the depths of moonlit waters. Who could resist your romantic presence? A strong silent type, you could literally sneak up on the unsuspecting, and often do! Your thoughts get lost in the deep still waters of your imagination and you find it difficult to express in words the depth of what you feel. Often misunderstood, you are apt to escape to your sea cove, but not without a significant other to keep you warm on those chilly autumn nights. Gem: Silverleaf
MAR 20 – APR 20 FRANKENSTEIN: Stitched from the body parts of only the strongest and most powerful, you are truly a force to be reckoned with. An imposing figure? Absolutely. Thankfully, it is countered equally, with a pure heart and desire for something more. Do the townsfolk understand you? Perhaps not. You present too imposing a figure to believe that you are more than brute strength. Pioneer on Frankenstein, there may be a bride in your future. Gem: Septarian
APR 20 – MAY 21 WITCH: Food delights the soul and has you concocting, over a cauldron, a creation most intriguing. Take pleasure in tactile senses. Your wide array of carefully chosen, collected, and maintained herbs, oils, and gem stock have put everything you need at your fingertips. More the merrier, you invite others to create a celebration most divine. Take heart and keep that blood snakeroot bottled tight. You never know when you will need it to raise the dead! Gem: Serpentine
MAY 21 – JUNE 21 DR. JECKLE & MR. HYDE: Are you the distinguished man of the hour or a raging and violent mad man? So many sides to you can leave a person batty! A desire to understand and explore all ranges of human experience has created your unique “two heads are better than one” approach to life. So convincing you are at showing your best side, no one may ever suspect and discover your other personality. Live life to its fullest, then regret and search for a cure. Will your mind ever find the equilibrium it seeks? Perhaps, but do you chance drinking another concoction that put you here in the first place? Gem: Spectrolight
JUNE 21 – JULY 22 WEREWOLF: That beautiful glowing orb in the night sky calls to you, drawing from you the turbulent emotional energy that hides in daylight. Transformed under the moonlight, your presence alters, even the most beloved, fail to recognize the beast within. The power of the full moon creates havoc, and enraged, you express yourself in ways unimaginable. All will bide their time in the safety of their homes until the moonlight fades and you once again appear with untarnished reputation and warm personality. Gem: Selenite
JULY 22 – AUG 23 KING KONG: King of your island there is no one who can match you in your regal style, power, and thundering call. Willing natives honor your presence and you maintain a sense of justness. A few sacrifices and all remain safe, until you are thrown. Culture shock, chains, and a stage for others to gawk at, is that anyway for a king to be treated? You are dramatic, and can be sensitive and kind to those who make it into your chosen circle. It is best to be left to lead your devoted following, and let NY (and those who don’t appreciate you) have Godzilla! Gem: Pyrite
AUG 23 – SEPT 23 INVISIBLE PERSON: Taking “behind the scene” to the next level, you are able to spot all that others have missed. How could you possibly know all those facts? Could it be your incredible powers of detail finding, or perhaps you were just standing next to the speaker, taking full advantage of your invisible state. In either case, your keen knowledge of what others would rather remain unknown, can create and unnerve, perhaps leaving them gasping! You are the ultimate presentation of living ego less; you are defiantly not defined by what you see in your reflection. Gem:Voegasite
SEPT 23 – OCT 23 VAMPIRE: You present well. Looking so put together. You emanate that forbidden charm drawing others to you as if you were a magnet. That deep understanding and depth of conversation and wisdom of the ages captivate your audience. If only they knew you have lived through it all. You seem to escape the tarnishing of time. Dust to dust? Not as long as you avoid the sun’s spotlight. You are ever looking for that perfect person to sink your teeth into conversationally – or perhaps, in your case, literally. Enjoying tossing a thought around before making up your mind might have others going batty. You have time to kill. Since you give a kiss that will truly define the everlasting quality of a life long soulmate, consider wisely Vampire, forever is such a long time! Gem: Bloodstone
Use the abundant energy of the fall season to transform an aspect of your life using this simple exercise. This can be done anytime during the Fall season but, the Fall Equinox is a wonderful time to begin transforming your energy. As the trees signal the energy shift from outward to inward, now is the perfect time to let go of what you do not want to store/keep throughout the Winter season.
You will Need:
Petrified wood gem
5 sticks of Charmed in Company’s Tree of Life Incense
Place leaf on flat surface and think on an aspect of yourself that you wish to transform and write a key word which represents this in the center of your leaf using the permanent marker. For example, you may choose the word Image or Self: to represent that you wish to change how you feel about yourself.
Place Tree of Life incense in safe holder and light
To the left of the leaf place the orange candle in a safe holder and light
To the right of the leaf place the brown candle in a safe holder and light
Above the leaf place the red candle in a safe holder and light
Hold the petrified wood gemstone in your left hand and gaze at the orange candle. Feel the transformative and powerful orange energy fill you pushing away the stagnant energy of the issue you wish to transform.
When you feel there is nothing left but the brilliant orange energy glowing within you, gaze upon the brown candle and hold the Bronsite gem in your right hand. Feel the orange energy stabilize and center within you as you imagine yourself without the energy you have released. When you feel as though you are energetically centered in your new state, place the petrified wood gem on the left side of your leaf and the Bronsite on the right side. Repeat this process for five days. On the fifth day let the candles burn out. Collect the gems and carry with you. Take the leaf and let it dry. When it has dried completely, take it outside and crumble it in your hands and say I release (name of issue) and blow it to the wind.
Carry the gems to reinforce your new state. If you wish to work on another aspect of yourself use different candles, gems, and leaves each time.