Ancient Secrets: Lemurian Seed Crystals

Lemurian Seed Crystals are said to be the gifts of the ancient civilization of Lemuria, a lost nation and race of people of pre-history. These crystals are water clear quartz, recognizable by their horizontal striations.  The land of Lemuria is hypothesized to have been a huge landmass connecting Madagascar and India, destroyed by a cataclysmic […]

May Full Moon Tarotscopes By Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

May Full Moon Tarotscopes By Sarah Faith Gottesdiener Happy Full Moon, everyone! This is the only Full Moon in the month of May. It is in the sign of Scorpio. This Full Moon is sometimes called the Flower Moon (from the Algonquin peoples in North America; there are many more names for this particular moon, […]

New Sponsor: Seeking the Witch: Traditional Tales and Everyday Magic

At The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic, real magic – gritty, sink-your-teeth-into-it, beautiful magic – is in story, is in art, is in folklore. It’s in an ancient charm for protection against storms, and in the crafting of a poem that captures that power. It’s in the garden you keep, in the silver […]

Shadow Self for the New Moon

On the last day of the Tucson Gem Show, I had hit a wall and was finally experiencing what it means to be “crystal drunk”. As fun as the gem show is, it’s extremely overwhelming, and I had hit the point where I was ready to go hide in my hotel room until my drive […]

March 2019 Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

March 2019 Full Moon Tarotscopes Our March Full Moon has the potential to be a lot. A lot of potency, a lot of beauty, and a lot of opportunities of all sorts. A lot of disruptions, a lot of thawing, a lot of stories to sift through. A lot of feelings, a lot of processing, […]

Absolved from the Light: Black Moonstone

It seems auspicious timing that I am in the physical and psychic state that I currently am in while being surrounded by a group of black moonstones. Auspicious for them more so than I, I am heavy with the cloak of dark moon, heavy with the fatigue of the nights leading up to its occultation: […]

February 2019 Full Moon Tarotscopes by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

February 2019 Full Moon Tarotscopes Our only Full Moon of February rises in an in-between season. Between Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Between the setting of our New Year’s intentions and the reaping of them. There could be a feeling of culmination to this lunation. If you’ve been doing the work, you’ve most likely been […]

Blame the Super Wolf Blood Full Moon Eclipse

We can go ahead and blame the Super Wolf Blood Full Moon Eclipse for everything this week: my malaise, night terrors, messy house, missed calls and forgotten emails, and all of the other things that go along with feeling absolutely bonkers for a few days. So, in case you missed this morning’s shop update (I […]

Full Moon Shop Update: Oracles, Black Galaxy Amethyst, Pyrite, and More

In preparation for the Full Moon Haute Macabre Shop update, I wanted to give everyone a chance to familiarize themselves with the offerings in this release. The update will be live tomorrow, Sunday, January 20th at 11AM CST. Please note that the crystal specimens are of course one of a kind, so in posting this […]

January Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

January Full Moon Lunar Eclipse January’s Full Moon, also a partial eclipse, will take place January 20th/January 21st, depending on where you live. This is sometimes called the Wolf moon in North America. This is our first Full Moon of 2019, in the sign of Leo at 0 degrees. This Full Moon is the last […]

The Spolia Tarot in the Haute Macabre Shop

New in the Haute Macabre Shop: The Spolia Tarot A stunning 97 card deck of Tarot, elemental, and Zodiac cards by artist Jen May and writer Jessa Crispin. Using images from history, from alchemy and mysticism, from mythology and the natural world to create a lush deck layered with meaning. The word “Spolia” means using […]

Dark Moon Magic from Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings

Astrologer Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings guest blogs with Haute Macabre today to teach us about tonight’s Dark Moon, and share a release ritual. New & Full Moons are commonly celebrated in spiritual and astrological circles. Yet, there is much power in working with the Dark Moon, as well. The Dark Moon is the last […]

Mystic Medusa: Astral DNA

Mystic Medusa is now offering spectacularly in depth birth charts: combining natal and birth chart aspects and placements to create a frighteningly on point analysis of your individual chart with your Astral DNA. It includes details of Ascendant, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, North Node and Midheaven positions and their […]

Stars, Fools, and Lovers: An illustrated guide to the art and history of the tarot

The creators of Morbid Anatomy and Strange Attractor Press are crowd funding their next volume, Stars, Fools, and Lovers: A Visual Compendium of Tarot. Stars, Fools, and Lovers will be both instructional and interpretive guide to intuitively reading the cards and an in depth exploration of the art, symbolism, and history of the Tarot. “… The […]

The Tarot Collages of Ignacio Cobo

The Tarot collages of Igancio Cobo: sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a complete Arcana anywhere in the ether, nor is there a physical deck in print anywhere. However, we can at least appreciate the art on various networking sites. Find Ignacio’s art on Tumblr // Instagram

Full Moon Survival Spells: Structuring Self Care

Our friend and contributor Sarah Faith Gottesdiener was unable to complete the monthly Full Moon Tarotscopes for the October Full Moon in Taurus due to an ongoing injury, so we are sending her all of the speedy recovery vibes we can muster. In lieu of this month’s Tarotscopes, here is a self-care excerpt from the […]

Tarotscopes for the September Full Moon by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Today, Monday, September 24th, we have our Harvest Full Moon. This weekend, in the Northern Hemisphere, was the autumnal equinox — the spring equinox if you are in the Southern hemisphere. Wiccans and some Pagans also observe Mabon (or Ostara, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere) on this day, a time to give thanks […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites: Tarot Decks

In assessing our last year’s worth of posts alone, it occurred to us, that damn, we sure write about the tarot a lot. From the divinatory drama of tarot-inspired couture to fragrant interpretations of archetypes of the major arcana to Tarotscopes brimming with energies and inspiration for our readers, one might surmise that we’re a little […]

Tarotscopes for the August Full Moon by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Tarotscopes for the August Full Moon On the 25th and 26th depending on your time zone, we celebrate a Full Moon: time for harvesting, embodying, invoking, and making magic. Build an altar to the past to honor it all, then say goodbye. Or build an altar to the present you, to celebrate your tender resilience. […]

The Starman Tarot

Albeit more colorful than possibly anything we’ve ever posted to Haute Macabre, artist Davide De Angelis’ Starman Tarot is a blacklight worthy deck of cards, inspired by the work he did with David Bowie for the Outside and Earthling albums. De Angelis was compelled to complete the erotically psychedelic set of Tarot cards after Bowie’s […]

Tarotscopes for the July Eclipse by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Please welcome Sarah Faith Gottesdiener as a new Haute Macabre contributor! Sarah is the author and publisher of the Many Moons Workbook series, professional Tarot reader, artist, and teacher. Learn more about her in an in depth interview with her here on Haute Macabre, and continue reading here for your July Lunar Eclipse Tarotscopes. Tarotscopes […]

Listen Closely, Hear Her Voice: Our Tarot

In late 2016, Sarah Shipman was inspired to combine her two of her favorite interests: Tarot and women’s history. Initially meant to be an art project just for her own enjoyment, she gradually warmed up to the idea of sharing it with the world. Eventually, Sarah launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation and […]

New Sponsor: Mystic Medusa

Please welcome our newest sponsor: Mystic Medusa Awesome astrology blog with super on point horoscopes, an amazingly accurate online Oracle, year ahead astrological scheduler and 12 Card Instant Tarot Read. Influences include; Minimalism, Anti-Fragile, Esther Harding/Jung, the Schumann Resonance/Solfreggio Frequency, Geomancy/Feng Shui, JG Ballard, Reishi, Dark Matter, Chaos Magic, Ancient Roman & Norse mythology, Hare/Trickster. […]

Supra, The Hidden Path of an Oracle

Supra: The Hidden Path of the Oracle, upcoming from art and design studio Uusi, who brought us the beautiful Pagan Otherworlds Tarot deck not long ago. “Supra” is an oracle deck loosely based on Jungian psychology and how it mingled with Gnosticism. We loved the melding of physics, psyche and ancient knowledge in Jung’s practice […]

Seeing Stars With Mystic Medusa

I don’t believe in much of anything, to be honest. God or Satan? Nope. The afterlife? Eh, mostly no. Human kindness and decency? The jury’s still out on that one, but I suppose can sometimes be surprised. But divining my daily life choices and long term plans via the cosmic dance of the stars and […]

Illuminating The Many Moons Workbook with Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Sarah Faith Gottesdiener is a many-armed goddess and magical warrior woman who must have a to-do list of epic proportions. She is a designer, art director, and artist whose artwork and design is based in the spiritual, feminist, and mystical. She teaches workshops pertaining to tarot and moonbeaming (connecting with and working with the power of different […]

A Final Look At Sabat Magazine: The Crone Issue

The Crone issue, the final chapter in Sabat Magazine’s life cycle, arrived in my mailbox this weekend.  The timing is interesting; I’ve been reflecting often lately on this ancient archetype, ruminating on a chapter in my own life that has recently ended, with the loss of my own beloved crone, my 96 year old grandmother and family […]