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 […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Tarot Scents: The Emperor

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. Soon to follow was The Daughter of Heaven and Earth, the Fruitful Mother of Thousands, The Empress. Next we saw The Star Maiden, She Who Shines in the Darkness, […]

The Haute Macabre Shop Update is Now Live

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. […]

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 […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Tarot Scents: The High Priestess

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. Soon to follow was The Daughter of Heaven and Earth, the Fruitful Mother of Thousands, The Empress. Today we focus on The Star Maiden, She Who Shines in the Darkness, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aspects of the Magician: Tarot Offerings From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit that, though I grew up in a household steeped in the mysteries of the occult, and had all manner of mystical materials and esoteric knowledge at my fingertips, I spent most of my childhood at my late grandmother’s knee, primping pie crusts, dropping dumplings, and stirring steep, simmering […]

Plant Magic Made With Love & Ceremony: Sister Spinster

Imbuing bouquets with symbolism and meaning, and encouraging self-care and empowerment through wild blooms and floral abundance, Liz Migliorelli of Sister Spinster is a is a western herbalist and magic maker whose work with flowers and their essences has been compared to poetry—haiku, in particular—”distillations of experience into pure and simple elements, intimate observations that become the crystallized […]

Those Tarot Cards you like are going to come back in style.

Through the darkness of future’s past, The magician longs to see. One chants out between two worlds… “Fire… walk with me.” Last year we featured the work of Arizona-based artist Benjamin Mackey, who treated us to the 22 major arcana of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck recreated using characters and imagery from Twin Peaks. There’s something uncannily apt […]

The Tarot Collection

Presented by Bona Drag, Unearthen and The Wild Unknown have released a collaborative jewelry line, The Tarot Collection. Based off imagery found in Kim Krans’ incredible tarot deck and then carved by Gia Bahm of Unearthen. Comprised of eight rings and six pendants, each piece has a raw and powerful feel.  

The Slayer Tarot

It’s my birthday today, and all I really want is for The Buffy The Vampire Slayer Tarot to go into production. Can someone seriously start that Kickstarter, please? Lost hundreds of years ago, the Slayer’s tarot is an important artifact from Slayer history that came into existence after a group of women shared a vision […]

NOCTEX

I’m a little in lust with the leggings from Noctex.

In the Cards

Papusza Couture’s Tarot Card dresses, shot by Ali Scarulla. Via Papusza in Birdland.

It’s In The Cards

After a hiatus of over a decade, I pulled my Tarot deck from my teenage years out of storage and started studying the cards again. Since then, I’ve been noticing beautiful decks in so many different places. Thoth Tarot This is the deck that I’ve been using the past few months. It replaced my original […]