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 […]

Unlikely Therapy: Skeletor Is Love

*Channelling Sophia Petrillo*: “Picture it. Orlando. 2011.” I had retreated back to Florida after seven hellish years in New Jersey,  a desperately unhappy experience from which I was only just beginning to recover. Immediately upon my arrival back down south, I moved in with my sister and her new husband, who welcomed me with open […]

How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility – One Year Later

It’s Pride Month and nearly a year has passed since my essay, “How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility,” was first published here on Haute Macabre. So lately I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on that particular piece of writing which, to my surprise and subsequent joy, ended up helping more people than myself […]

Haute Macabre Shop Update: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Summer Pre-Sales Are Open on

The Haute Macabre Shop is now accepting pre-orders for our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Collection, including all of the Hair Glosses by their sister company, Black Phoenix Trading Post. In addition to our current pre-orders, we have introduced two new items to our shop: the Sabbat unisex shirt and Sabbat Limited Edition Poster, designed […]

Stacked July 2018

Sarah Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay — Not That Bad offers a harrowing, haunting gathering of essays from a diverse range of contributors; the title, a reference to the widespread minimization of sexual abuse and rape culture in a world that is shamefully warped. “I taught myself to be grateful I […]

BloodMilk Ritual Strands: Release Today

Today, Friday, August 3 at 3PM EST, beloved BloodMilk Jewels will be updating their shop with three new additions to the Mourning Beads and Ritual Strand collections: The High Priestess, composed of moonstone orbs,  The Hanged Man, onyx and velvet labradorite, and an Easeful Death variant with onyx and silver spheres and twin onyx coffins. […]

Post Mortem July 2018

Stacked June 2018   Chelsea Wolfe’s The Culling Official Video   New Sponsor: Miss Havisham’s Curiosities   Lady Leather Fiend: Leia Churchel Of Lunation Leathers   Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Tarot Scents: The Empress   How To Wear A Jumpsuit   Tarotscopes for the July Eclipse by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

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 […]

How To Wear A Jumpsuit

I am late to the love of the jumpsuit. Much like how it took me well over a decade to come around to skinny jeans (and I’m still not entirely convinced), I needed some time to fully embrace the concept of a one piece, head-to-toe, all-in-one garment. Aside from the panic and pre-emptive mortification my […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Tarot Scents: The Empress

. Our first set of reviews for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s archetypal adventure and tarot-inspired collection, The Fool’s Journey, featured the master of ceremonies and consummate magus, The Magician. Today, our focus is The Daughter of Heaven and Earth, the Fruitful Mother of Thousands: The Empress. A soft figure of beauty and calm, in flowing robes of pomegranates […]

Lady Leather Fiend: Leia Churchel Of Lunation Leathers

I didn’t telephone my mother often while she was still living. One reason being that I don’t like to have phone conversations with anyone–even my own family–but the other is that a phone call to my mom usually resulted in her asking for some outrageous favor. A $1700 loan, never repaid. A precarious trip to […]

New Sponsor: Miss Havisham’s Curiosities

Please welcome our newest sponsor, Miss Havisham’s Curiosities  Miss Havisham’s Curiosities is the brainchild of writer, Melissa Johnson. Melissa is descended from antique dealers, grew up at flea markets, and some say was even born at a garage sale. Her blog showcases decor, travel, and culture for all those with darker sensibilities. Her signature line of insult and fortune telling […]

Chelsea Wolfe’s The Culling Official Video

Today debuts Chelsea Wolfe’s “The Culling” from the album Hiss Spun, (released September 22, 2017 on Sargent House, and which we reviewed last year) This is the haunting stuff of your most spellbinding, swooniest dreams, and without a doubt, the most exquisite music video we’ve seen in a while. With creative direction and set design […]

Post Mortem: June 2018

Stacked: May 2018 Dark Summer Fragrances From Solstice Scents How To Wear A New Home Beauty, Horror, And Glorious Puns: An Interview With Ghoulish Delights Bath Shop (and a discount code!) How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility – One Year Later Aspects of the Magician: Tarot Offerings From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Would You […]

Stacked June 2018

Sarah The rest of my beloved cohorts were traveling over the past month,  seeing and doing all kinds of awesome things, so it’s just me and my book stack with you here today, for this month’s Stacked feature. It is summertime for sure in the south and during this time of sweltering humidity and clockwork afternoon […]

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 in the Shop: Sabbat Unisex Shirts

New in the Haute Macabre Shop: the Unisex Sabbat Shirt Featuring original artwork for Haute Macabre by Jordan Barlow, the Sabbat shirt is printed with dark grey discharge ink on a black Tultex crew neck tee. Printed locally in New Orleans by Inferno Screen Printing. The Sabbat shirt is available now in the shop! For […]

Unlikely Therapy: Skeletor Is Love

*Channelling Sophia Petrillo*: “Picture it. Orlando. 2011.” I had retreated back to Florida after seven hellish years in New Jersey,  a desperately unhappy experience from which I was only just beginning to recover. Immediately upon my arrival back down south, I moved in with my sister and her new husband, who welcomed me with open […]