The Haute Macabre Shop Update is Now Live

by on Oct.09, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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We are very pleased to announce that the new Haute Macabre Shop is now open, with the
additions of lifestyle, literature, and divination items.

Over the coming months, we will be adding more brands and items to our inventory, including many of the small businesses and creators you have read about here on the blog. We are absolutely elated to curate a community of makers and visionaries, and in our nearly ten years of publishing we hope that you have come to trust our aesthetics and approach.

Today’s shop update includes oracle cards by Marcella Kroll, The Luminous Void and The Pagan Otherworlds Tarot decks, and hand stitched New Orleans Mausoleum patches by Dressed New Orleans.

Our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection will be available again later in 2018 for our annual holiday season pre-sales. We will post here as soon as orders will be accepted!

Marcella Kroll’s Sacred Symbols Oracle is designed for those seeking clarity and guidance. Featuring 48 cards with original drawings and an instructional guide book, this deck an serve as support for meditation and as a path to the magic of sacred symbology.

Created by Laura Zuspan, The Luminous Void Tarot Deck is a 78 card deck and guide book featuring original watercolor art. Each card is a lush and colorful depiction of the Major and Minor Arcanas of the Tarot with rounded edges resembling the Medieval playing cards of the 15th century on display at The Cloisters Museum in NYC.

Here in New Orleans, we live below sea level and are “buried” above ground. Mausoleum handmade patches by Dressed New Orleans, made individually on a vintage Singer 114w103.

Nature Nurture is the second Oracle deck from healer Marcella Kroll. Featuring 48 cards with original artwork, an instructional guidebook, and gilded golden edges, this Oracle is meant to unite the seen with the unseen, with a focus on natural archetypes.

A groundbreaking tarot by the designers and artists Linnea Gits and Peter Dunham featuring original art in an 84 card deck: the full arcana of the Tarot, with the addition of five “Luna Cards” and a 23rd Higher Arcana card, “The Seeker”, found exclusively in Uusi’s Pagan Otherworld’s Tarot.

Visit the new Haute Macabre Shop here


 

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The Haute Macabre Shop Update is Now Live

by on Oct.09, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from | Go to Original Post

We are very pleased to announce that the new Haute Macabre Shop is now open, with the
additions of lifestyle, literature, and divination items.

Over the coming months, we will be adding more brands and items to our inventory, including many of the small businesses and creators you have read about here on the blog. We are absolutely elated to curate a community of makers and visionaries, and in our nearly ten years of publishing we hope that you have come to trust our aesthetics and approach.

Today’s shop update includes oracle cards by Marcella Kroll, The Luminous Void and The Pagan Otherworlds Tarot decks, and hand stitched New Orleans Mausoleum patches by Dressed New Orleans.

Our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection will be available again later in 2018 for our annual holiday season pre-sales. We will post here as soon as orders will be accepted!

Marcella Kroll’s Sacred Symbols Oracle is designed for those seeking clarity and guidance. Featuring 48 cards with original drawings and an instructional guide book, this deck an serve as support for meditation and as a path to the magic of sacred symbology.

Created by Laura Zuspan, The Luminous Void Tarot Deck is a 78 card deck and guide book featuring original watercolor art. Each card is a lush and colorful depiction of the Major and Minor Arcanas of the Tarot with rounded edges resembling the Medieval playing cards of the 15th century on display at The Cloisters Museum in NYC.

Here in New Orleans, we live below sea level and are “buried” above ground. Mausoleum handmade patches by Dressed New Orleans, made individually on a vintage Singer 114w103.

Nature Nurture is the second Oracle deck from healer Marcella Kroll. Featuring 48 cards with original artwork, an instructional guidebook, and gilded golden edges, this Oracle is meant to unite the seen with the unseen, with a focus on natural archetypes.

A groundbreaking tarot by the designers and artists Linnea Gits and Peter Dunham featuring original art in an 84 card deck: the full arcana of the Tarot, with the addition of five “Luna Cards” and a 23rd Higher Arcana card, “The Seeker”, found exclusively in Uusi’s Pagan Otherworld’s Tarot.

Visit the new Haute Macabre Shop here


 

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Gothtober Day 9: Rod Serling Jr.

by on Oct.09, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Visit the Gothtober Countdown Calendar and CLICK DAY NINE  to experience something quite  supernatural!

Time for a classic, intriguing and suspenseful THRILLER by Rod Serling, Jr! Follow Nan BcBride, traveling country singer, on tour across small town America! Things seem pretty normal for Nan, hopping from town to town, until one day, something seems different. Is it different? Well, you’ll just have to tune in and judge for yourself, won’t you?
No joke though, from the editing, to the sound, to the casting, this film is a lovely homage to one of TV’s greatest shows of all time.
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As Scream on TV! David LeBarron’s DAY 8 for Gothtober!

by on Oct.08, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Visit the Gothtober Countdown Calendar and CLICK DAY EIGHT  to purchase NOW on “As Scream on TV!”

This day and age is packed with wonderful inventions and offerings of life-changing contraptions, appliances and potions! As Scream on TV brings us the deal of the century with seasonal products that are guaranteed to please! Act now and get this AMAZING autumn offer that’s more than fifty percent off the retail price! It’s INSANE!
Everyone’s a winner, bargains GALORE!
David LeBaroon and Chris Baughman team up to bring us this terrific ad that’ll have you reaching for your credit card and picking up the phone! Use with caution… even though it’s fool proof…
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Winning with Gothtober Day 7 Animation from Dragon Girl

by on Oct.07, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Visit the Gothtober Countdown Calendar and CLICK DAY SEVEN  to see Dragon Girl’s animation! 

Today is another piece by what we’ve come to call the “Gothtober Youth.” Dragon Girl is twelve years old and talented! For 2018, he’s made us an animation about WINNING! That’s right, slot machines are risky, but sometimes… they work out! This is one such situation, illustrated and animated quite nicely, we’re most impressed, and we hope the luck passes on to us!
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Gothtober Day 6: In Pizza We Crust with Del Norte Presents

by on Oct.06, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Visit the Gothtober Countdown Calendar and CLICK DAY SIX  for a culinary tour of Halloween Pizzas! 

Do you like cute pizzas? Do you like cute HALLOWEEN pizzas?
Del Norte Presents has come through for us in a way never before seen on Gothtober! Sometimes you see these types of seasonal recipes in magazines and wonder to yourself “Do any of these actually WORK?”
Del Norte Presents Kitchen has taken on ALL the work of making and tasting four variations on a “Halloween Pizza” theme and brought the savings to you! Get your toppings together and follow along with the step-by-step photos.
Helpful informational tidbits make putting these decorative pies together a cinch, you’ll be the slice of the party!
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In Love and Shadow: Your Guide to Venus Retrograde from Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings

by on Oct.05, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Photo by Brittany Drinnon // @overgrown_nightshade

Please welcome Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings as a guest contributor to Haute Macabre! Leah is a gifted astrologer, and is lending us her insight on the Venus Retrograde we are about to enter, lasting from October 5 through November 16, 2018, and what that means for each of us individually.

VENUS RETROGRADE: IN LOVE & SHADOW

In astrology, each of the planets represent a facet of our human experience. Venus is considered the love planet. It is highly relational and seeks emotional bonds, romantic and platonic. In your birth chart, Venus shows how you want to receive love. It is the bringer of balance, conductor of justice, and beholder of beauty. It is the muse that inspires works of art. Venus is attuned to sensuality, with a desire to live in harmony with nature and with others. Venus represents your aesthetic, attractions, and personal taste.

Every 18 months, for about 40 days and nights, Venus appears to move backward in the sky. This is called Venus Retrograde. When a planet is retrograde, it essentially means that its function turns inward. This year, Venus Retrograde occurs from October 5th-November 16th, 2018. During this time, you will benefit more from looking within than from looking outside of yourself to achieve balance. Don’t be surprised if old stories that stem from past patterns in relationships re-appear. This is an opportunity to heal wounds from them you might still be carrying.

One of Venus’s symbols is the mirror, which is an invitation for reflection. During Venus Retrograde, look deeply into yourself, beyond appearances and illusions. Rather than project your fears and desires onto others, Venus Retrograde presents an opportunity to explore the truth within yourself. This is not a time to make any major changes in your relationships, appearance, or current situations, but it is a time to take notice and observe how you’re feeling about them. What are you craving, longing for, needing? In addition to peering into the past to better understand your present, Venus Retrograde is a time to reassess your values so that you might live in better accordance with them.

This Venus Retrograde travels through the signs of Scorpio and Libra. Both signs offer unique opportunities for healing throughout Venus’s shadow journey. Attention to the Houses that Venus Retrograde moves through in your birth chart can provide insight into which areas of your life are most impacted. During the retrograde, Venus will become a “morning star”, a promise of the light that follows darkness. Remember to carry compassion and kindness with you along the way.


October 5th-October 31st 2018: Venus Rx in Scorpio
Themes: Loss, Sexuality, Power (personal + collective)
Intimacy Issues, Buried Emotions, Shadow, Self- Forgiveness, Complexity, Empowerment Through Authenticity, Transformation

Rather than hold onto the past, extract the beauty and the lessons you’ve learned from it. Celebrate each of the steps you take toward greater honesty and healing.

October 31st- November 16th 2018: Venus Rx in Libra
Themes: Contemplation, Heart-Healing, Rest, Self-Love, Beauty, Relationships, Balance, Justice

What is the core issue you are having trouble with? You may need to spend some time alone to understand it more. This isn’t a time for action when it comes to relationships, it’s a time for deeper reflection. Immerse yourself in doing what facilitates peace of mind and answers will follow.


YOUR VENUS SIGN
You can also read for your Sun & Rising sign.  [ to find what your Venus Sign is, cast your free birth chart here ]

ARIES

Aries expresses itself through the fire element. Reflect on the ways you can revitalize your relationship with yourself to keep passion alive in your relationships. Vulnerability requires courage and a sense of right timing.

TAURUS

Building a loving relationship with your body is integral to experiencing a sense of grounding and belonging. What pain are you storing in your body? What is ready to be released? Relationships are most sustainable when they honor and contribute to your growth & sense of self-worth.

GEMINI

Gemini is a fluid sign. Venus in Gemini needs room to change, adapt, and be curious in relationships. What stories about love have you been telling yourself? Review the plot to discover where there is room for more agency.

CANCER

Cancer is the sign of the healer, nurturer, and protector. How have you been protecting and caring for your own heart? Listen deeply to your desires. Do this without judgement, and without needing others to validate what you’re feeling.

LEO

Your creativity is linked to your self-expression. Leo lives and loves in a dramatic way. How are you expressing yourself these days? Where can you channel your energy to create what you’ve been dreaming about? It may be a good time for you to dig up ideas from the past and assess if they still have value to you.

VIRGO

Virgo views love as sacred. Once someone has gained your trust, you can make excuses for their behavior. It’s not your job to fix anyone- it’s your job to love yourself enough to know how you want and deserve to be treated. Small gestures of care can go a long way.

LIBRA

Venus is at home in the sign of Libra, amplifying Venus’s Retrograde journey through this sign. Libra is attuned to romance, beauty, and the arts. Relationships are essential. Reflect on the meaning of justice. Use both logic and intuition to love in a way that’s in alignment with your values.

SCORPIO

Scorpio loves passionately and deeply. Scorpio can bring out repressed feelings and place them under a microscope. What do you need to heal? You are here to trust your inner knowing and explore the intensity in your encounters.

SAGITTARIUS

Sagittarius is drawn to those with different experiences from their own so that they can learn about life through a different lens. Explore some of your conditioning about love and relationships to define what it really means to you. Reflect on your experiences to see if there is room for new perspectives to emerge.

CAPRICORN

Capricorn needs a solid foundation of respect to feel secure. If you are resisting change, there may be an ingredient missing. When you exhibit authentic self-respect by living in alignment with your values, you inspire the same in others. Balance your connections and interactions with solitude and alone time to ease tension.

AQUARIUS

Look at love like an experiment, so you can live outside of the confines of societal norms and projections. Each relationship and human interaction has a unique chemistry. When you pay attention to what’s actually there, rather than what “should be”, innovation and solutions are possible.

PISCES

If you are feeling sentimental, this can alert you to where you are attached to the past. Allow yourself to explore those memories to extract new meaning from them. Just remember to also be present with what is here, now.


Book a reading with Leah Samuels on her Website and follow her on Instagram 


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In Love and Shadow: Your Guide to Venus Retrograde from Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings

by on Oct.05, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from | Go to Original Post


Photo by Brittany Drinnon // @overgrown_nightshade

Please welcome Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings as a guest contributor to Haute Macabre! Leah is a gifted astrologer, and is lending us her insight on the Venus Retrograde we are about to enter, lasting from October 5 through November 16, 2018, and what that means for each of us individually.

VENUS RETROGRADE: IN LOVE & SHADOW

In astrology, each of the planets represent a facet of our human experience. Venus is considered the love planet. It is highly relational and seeks emotional bonds, romantic and platonic. In your birth chart, Venus shows how you want to receive love. It is the bringer of balance, conductor of justice, and beholder of beauty. It is the muse that inspires works of art. Venus is attuned to sensuality, with a desire to live in harmony with nature and with others. Venus represents your aesthetic, attractions, and personal taste.

Every 18 months, for about 40 days and nights, Venus appears to move backward in the sky. This is called Venus Retrograde. When a planet is retrograde, it essentially means that its function turns inward. This year, Venus Retrograde occurs from October 5th-November 16th, 2018. During this time, you will benefit more from looking within than from looking outside of yourself to achieve balance. Don’t be surprised if old stories that stem from past patterns in relationships re-appear. This is an opportunity to heal wounds from them you might still be carrying.

One of Venus’s symbols is the mirror, which is an invitation for reflection. During Venus Retrograde, look deeply into yourself, beyond appearances and illusions. Rather than project your fears and desires onto others, Venus Retrograde presents an opportunity to explore the truth within yourself. This is not a time to make any major changes in your relationships, appearance, or current situations, but it is a time to take notice and observe how you’re feeling about them. What are you craving, longing for, needing? In addition to peering into the past to better understand your present, Venus Retrograde is a time to reassess your values so that you might live in better accordance with them.

This Venus Retrograde travels through the signs of Scorpio and Libra. Both signs offer unique opportunities for healing throughout Venus’s shadow journey. Attention to the Houses that Venus Retrograde moves through in your birth chart can provide insight into which areas of your life are most impacted. During the retrograde, Venus will become a “morning star”, a promise of the light that follows darkness. Remember to carry compassion and kindness with you along the way.


October 5th-October 31st 2018: Venus Rx in Scorpio
Themes: Loss, Sexuality, Power (personal + collective)
Intimacy Issues, Buried Emotions, Shadow, Self- Forgiveness, Complexity, Empowerment Through Authenticity, Transformation

Rather than hold onto the past, extract the beauty and the lessons you’ve learned from it. Celebrate each of the steps you take toward greater honesty and healing.

October 31st- November 16th 2018: Venus Rx in Libra
Themes: Contemplation, Heart-Healing, Rest, Self-Love, Beauty, Relationships, Balance, Justice

What is the core issue you are having trouble with? You may need to spend some time alone to understand it more. This isn’t a time for action when it comes to relationships, it’s a time for deeper reflection. Immerse yourself in doing what facilitates peace of mind and answers will follow.


YOUR VENUS SIGN
You can also read for your Sun & Rising sign.  [ to find what your Venus Sign is, cast your free birth chart here ]

ARIES

Aries expresses itself through the fire element. Reflect on the ways you can revitalize your relationship with yourself to keep passion alive in your relationships. Vulnerability requires courage and a sense of right timing.

TAURUS

Building a loving relationship with your body is integral to experiencing a sense of grounding and belonging. What pain are you storing in your body? What is ready to be released? Relationships are most sustainable when they honor and contribute to your growth & sense of self-worth.

GEMINI

Gemini is a fluid sign. Venus in Gemini needs room to change, adapt, and be curious in relationships. What stories about love have you been telling yourself? Review the plot to discover where there is room for more agency.

CANCER

Cancer is the sign of the healer, nurturer, and protector. How have you been protecting and caring for your own heart? Listen deeply to your desires. Do this without judgement, and without needing others to validate what you’re feeling.

LEO

Your creativity is linked to your self-expression. Leo lives and loves in a dramatic way. How are you expressing yourself these days? Where can you channel your energy to create what you’ve been dreaming about? It may be a good time for you to dig up ideas from the past and assess if they still have value to you.

VIRGO

Virgo views love as sacred. Once someone has gained your trust, you can make excuses for their behavior. It’s not your job to fix anyone- it’s your job to love yourself enough to know how you want and deserve to be treated. Small gestures of care can go a long way.

LIBRA

Venus is at home in the sign of Libra, amplifying Venus’s Retrograde journey through this sign. Libra is attuned to romance, beauty, and the arts. Relationships are essential. Reflect on the meaning of justice. Use both logic and intuition to love in a way that’s in alignment with your values.

SCORPIO

Scorpio loves passionately and deeply. Scorpio can bring out repressed feelings and place them under a microscope. What do you need to heal? You are here to trust your inner knowing and explore the intensity in your encounters.

SAGITTARIUS

Sagittarius is drawn to those with different experiences from their own so that they can learn about life through a different lens. Explore some of your conditioning about love and relationships to define what it really means to you. Reflect on your experiences to see if there is room for new perspectives to emerge.

CAPRICORN

Capricorn needs a solid foundation of respect to feel secure. If you are resisting change, there may be an ingredient missing. When you exhibit authentic self-respect by living in alignment with your values, you inspire the same in others. Balance your connections and interactions with solitude and alone time to ease tension.

AQUARIUS

Look at love like an experiment, so you can live outside of the confines of societal norms and projections. Each relationship and human interaction has a unique chemistry. When you pay attention to what’s actually there, rather than what “should be”, innovation and solutions are possible.

PISCES

If you are feeling sentimental, this can alert you to where you are attached to the past. Allow yourself to explore those memories to extract new meaning from them. Just remember to also be present with what is here, now.


Book a reading with Leah Samuels on her Website and follow her on Instagram 


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Marquis and the Ghost of Peg Entwistle for Gothtober Day 5

by on Oct.05, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Visit the Gothtober Countdown Calendar and CLICK DAY FIVE to sing along with Marquis!

Gothtober is made in Echo Park, CA, which is in very close proximity of the Hollywood sign. We have many ghosts in Hollywood, but one of the most legendary is the ghost of Peg Entwistle, who ended her life by jumping off of the top of the”H” in the sign in the year 1932 at the age of 24.

The first part of the song contains the words of her suicide note. It was found in her purse by a passersby. While this tune is quite morbid, it’s also quite catchy, and hours after hearing the song, I’ve ended up humming it to myself more than once. Is it just a regular ol’ earworm… or is it PEG’S GHOST?!? We may never know…

I am afraid, I am a coward. 
I am sorry for everything. 
If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain.”
Found my shoes, 
my purse, my coat 
At the icon of this town 
Found my sad little note
And the body I threw down 
Everybody jump like Peg
Throw yourself & twist your leg
Toss your head & let it shake
Leap until you feel it break
You can see this and other dark musical favorites played LIVE by Marquis and The Rhythm Howlers 
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Marquis and the Ghost of Peg Entwistle for Gothtober Day 5

by on Oct.05, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from The Gothtober Blog | Go to Original Post

Visit the Gothtober Countdown Calendar and CLICK DAY FIVE to sing along with Marquis!

Gothtober is made in Echo Park, CA, which is in very close proximity of the Hollywood sign. We have many ghosts in Hollywood, but one of the most legendary is the ghost of Peg Entwistle, who ended her life by jumping off of the top of the”H” in the sign in the year 1932 at the age of 24.

The first part of the song contains the words of her suicide note. It was found in her purse by a passersby. While this tune is quite morbid, it’s also quite catchy, and hours after hearing the song, I’ve ended up humming it to myself more than once. Is it just a regular ol’ earworm… or is it PEG’S GHOST?!? We may never know…

I am afraid, I am a coward. 
I am sorry for everything. 
If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain.”
Found my shoes, 
my purse, my coat 
At the icon of this town 
Found my sad little note
And the body I threw down 
Everybody jump like Peg
Throw yourself & twist your leg
Toss your head & let it shake
Leap until you feel it break
You can see this and other dark musical favorites played LIVE by Marquis and The Rhythm Howlers 
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