Reliving My Youth

Albums that I remember copying onto cassette tape are now considered classic rock, so, yes, obviously, movies I saw (multiple times) in the theater when high school are definitely due in for reboots. My streaming history recently has Jawbreaker, She Devil, and Mermaids, yes, I will absolutely be watching this on demand. Can we also […]

Post Mortem: Taurus Through Libra

Time doesn’t seem to be working within its regular boundaries in 2020, so ICYMI, here are Haute Macabre’s offerings from Taurus through Libra seasons. The Mutter Museum Virtual Tour Sarah’s Needful Things: Quarantine Edition Weekly Eyeball Fodder Stacked April 2020 We Are The (Funko POP!) Weirdos, Mister Fire (POZAR): New From David Lynch Surrealist Décor […]

October Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

October Tarotscopes  This month is a major one: chances are, you can already feel it. October will be quite charged and will be potentially draining, so take every measure to protect your energy. It holds two Full Moons: one of them is a rare Blue Moon on Halloween, which happens only every 18-19 years! The […]


Here is a lovely video for a product I know nothing about, but makes me want to put on a dress and a Mazzy Star album. h/t to Thompson Blunt

Road Openers: Skeletal Quartz

Elestial Quartz is a breakthrough catalyst. It will induce rapid change in your life, acting as an intense road opener. This isn’t a pull the rug out from under you type of Tower energy, this is a breakthrough. It will adjust and dilute energy being channeled into whatever you are capable of receiving so that […]

September 2020 Full Moon Tarotscopes by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

September 2020 Full Moon Tarotscopes Sometimes when you don’t know that you don’t know, life can be easier. Sometimes when you know that you don’t know—when you begin to understand that what you were taught or told wasn’t the truth—a painful awakening occurs. Trust has been lost, and identity, and actions feel unstable. If you […]

Swamp Witch: Ancient Kambaba Jasper

Kambaba Jasper is an ancient relic of earth energy. Averaging three billion years old, it resonates with our core, primordial aspects, allowing us to root into our autonomic processes and deeply ground ourselves. With these actions, it allows for us to be stable and grounded during difficult times. When I handle a piece Kambaba Jasper, […]

Legends of Drag

Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus are capturing queer icons in their ongoing photo series, Legends of Drag, accompanied by short biographies of each Queen on Harper’s Bazaar. Lady Red Couture, Los Angeles // Gemini // co-host of Hey Queen! Passed away on July 25 of this year. “I always tell them: Don’t live in […]

New Sponsor: Lost Apostle

Please welcome our new sponsor, Lost Apostle Lost Apostle has kept things weird since 2007, handcrafting edgy bronze jewelry for the Renegade, the Rebel and Rogue. With what began as a market stall in East London, UK, James & Nadya , the duo behind Lost Apostle now based in Montreal, have developed a strong presence in […]

August Full Moon Tarotscopes by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

This is a FULL full moon. Themes have to do with shedding, moving beyond, moving on, and liberation We collectively continue the process of uncovering all of our various identities. In fact, themes of this month’s Moon will continue through all of August, so pay attention to any and all circumstances that show up for […]

I’ll Be Right Beside You

• I’ll be right beside you, • FUNDRAISER • Together, artists Jamie Draven and Niki Rain, and Haute Macabre have put together a fundraiser giveaway package that 100% of the proceeds will go towards supporting two local New Orleans organizations, House of Tulip and The Eden House. House of Tulip is a nonprofit collective creating housing […]

Bath With Intention: Crystal Bar Soap in the Haute Macabre Apothecary

The Haute Macabre Apothecary is now fully stocked with a huge selection of crystal embedded bath bombs, soaps, body butters, and bath salts from Crystal Bar Soaps, all of which are 100% vegan. Bath Salts: Celestial Vision with amethyst and lavender, to relax, recharge, and meditate. Milky Way with clear quartz and coconut milk to […]

Orb Weavers: Spiderweb Obsidian

Spiderweb Obsidian is an inky blue shadow balancer, covered in ectoplasmic webbing. Providing strength in times of need, it neutralizes extreme emotions, especially negative ones that can emerge in the darkness. Acting as a road opener, releasing personal blocks that you have built to hold yourself back.  As with all obsidian, these are psychic weapons, […]

June 2020 Lunar Eclipse Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

June 2020 Lunar Eclipse 2020 Eclipse season begins with a partial Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5th. Eclipses are timeline portals. Lunar Eclipses bring up the past so that we can attend to it differently in the present moment. In doing so, patterns change. Right now, this is especially true collectively. All of us […]

Fire (POZAR): New From David Lynch

From David Lynch to you, Fire (POZAR).  I always feel slightly unnerved after watching any David Lynch production, so this short animated clip with a score performed by the panic attack inducing Penderecki String Quartet wasn’t any different.  via IndieWire

May 2020 Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

May 2020 Full Moon Tarotscopes We’ve reached the 5th Full Moon of the year. No matter your circumstance, you will be able to feel this energy. Full Moons can act as portals, and this one is no different. This Full Moon is Vesak, or Wesak: an important Buddhist holiday. It commemorates the birth, the enlightenment, […]

The Mutter Museum Virtual Tour

The Mutter Museum has virtually opened its doors to us while it is closed due to 2020 being an utter shitshow with a tour of its exhibitions, hosted by curator Anna Dhody. Photography is not permitted inside the museum, so this is an incredible opportunity to view some highlights of its collection. The Mutter Virtual […]

Post Mortem: March / April 2020

How To Wear A Chanel Scarf Intimate and beautiful images of Frida Kahlo bedridden. March Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener Underworld Guides: Garnet Stacked: February 2020 A Trip to the Star: Tourmalated Quartz Spheres, Onyx Pyramids Weekly Eyeball Fodder The Art Of The Occult Ecstatic Nightmares: Exploring the astral and alien with Camille […]

15 Minutes of ‘Fume

While our Black Phoenix family has been in quarantine, Tom and Galen (the BPAL social media dream team), have been putting together these amazing “15 Minutes of Fume” videos reviewing some of the BPAL scents. Today, they posted the newest edition, featuring a selection of the HM collection: the og Signature Scent, As Above, So […]

Totality Poetry Contest

While we are all sheltering in place, our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has launched a poetry submission contest with entries inspired by the scent or the concept of Haute Macabre’s Totality: “The splendor and terror of Totality: an abyss of black patchouli, tabac, burgundy pitch, smoky frankincense, and black fig surrounded by a glowing […]

Lunar Phases, Drops of Blood, and Bacchus’ Wine in the Haute Macabre Shop

New crystal beings have been added to the Haute Macabre Shop over the recent days: Moonstone, Carnelian, Amethyst, and Star Rubies. Lunar Phases: Moonstone Spheres Keeper of the mysteries and protectors of travelers, Moonstone is an important crystal for those embarking on new journeys and identifying cycles and current phases of life, much like the […]

Virtually Tour the Weird and Wonderful

To help relieve our collective cabin fever, these fascinating places, currently closed indefinitely, have virtual tours available online. The Winchester Mystery House The Paris Catacombs Faces of Frida Inside the circle at Stonehenge King Arthur’s Tintagel Castle Bran Castle: Bram Stoker’s inspiration for Dracula’s Castle, where Vlad the Impaler may have been imprisoned at one […]

Solstice Scents Spring 2020 Collection

Founded in Florida in 2004, and inspired by the lush wild life and rich natural wonders of their local Gainesville area, as well as an interest in handcrafted holistic remedies, Solstice Scents originally offered scented apothecary items such as soap, lotion, salts, candles, body oil, loose hand blended incense powders, and dream pillows. Since that time, […]

Crystal Bar Soap: New in the Haute Macabre Shop

New in the Haute Macabre Shop: a selection of beautiful bath products from Crystal Bar Soap. Each handmade, 100% vegan soap and body butter is embedded with an intentional crystal to give you an energetic boost while indulging in your self-care and cleansing routines. The Crystal Bar Soap Body Butters are my new holy grail […]

April Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Embodying the Unknown: April Full Moon Here we all are, at a very potent Full Moon. It is the fourth Full Moon of the year, in the fourth month. The number four is associated with stability, building, and finding safe ground. Some of us will be seeking a space of solace. Some of us may […]

From the Archives: Stacked Poetry for World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day, and Haute Macabre writers would like to share with you this post from a few years back of some of our favorite poets and collections. Sarah: A River Of Stars, Yosano Akiko.  This is my go-to, treasured book of beloved poetry. I tell anyone that if they really want to […]

Ecstatic Nightmares: Exploring the astral and alien with Camille Rose Garcia in her new illustrated novel

Janaka Stucky is a poet, performer, and publisher whose latest book, Ascend Ascend, is now available from Third Man Records & Books. Find him at and on Instagram. Camille Rose Garcia’s surreal, narrative paintings of wasteland fairy tales and candy-bright landscapes established her as a seminal artist in the LA lowbrow movement. Her work has been displayed […]