Whether you're a Halloween fanatic planning months in advance or you wait until the last minute, you don't want to miss out on the fun-filled holiday that now ranks second only to Christmas.
Today, more and more adults are getting in on the costumes and partying. Nostalgic for their childhoods, they welcome the chance to dress up and act crazy. Because it's not a religious holiday, nor a big family event, Halloween is a great time to get together with friends and let loose.
Here are some suggestions for how you can draw inspiration from your Sun sign to make this a Halloween to remember.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're always up for something new, but Halloween says be different -- so why not get nostalgic for a change? Invite your friends to each choose a classic horror movie and dress up as one of its characters. Tell them to cue up their favorite scene and bring it over to share at your horror flick-themed costume party.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Indulge your sensual nature with seasonal scents, both earthly and unearthly. Believe it or not, there's a Halloween body wash that will make you smell like a graveyard. If you prefer something a little more luscious, try pumpkin scented candles or incense. Simmering apple cider with spices also fills the air with delicious harvest aromas.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Halloween is the perfect time to express your Gemini playfulness -- with a little gore of course! Set up a craft party where you and your friends can make your own fake blood (recipes are online) and other props. Put together mutilated zombie personas and crash a party or roam the streets together, scaring any poor souls who cross your path.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
No doubt your home will be decorated to the hilt, both inside and out -- so why not share your creativity with your neighbors by organizing a Halloween block party? Visit each other's houses and present an award for the best decorations. Your kids can stroll along, safely trick-or-treating, on their own street.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Because Halloween is descended from an ancient Celtic fire festival and Leo's element is Fire, you're in your element. Celebrate by creating a fire pit in your back yard, or use a circle of candles. Invite friends to a pumpkin carving party and display your creations around the fire. Be sure to keep a camera handy to photograph each jack-o'-lantern.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Virgo, this is the night to reveal your sexy alter ego. Virginal no more, cast an unforgettable spell with a seductive vampire outfit that gives you permission to attack any neck that appeals to you. Imagine how surprised your friends will be when they see this sexy side of their normally restrained, down-to-earth pal. Watch out!
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Have you tied the knot with your soulmate yet? Here's a Halloween test to find out if you are about to: Dunk for apples. An ancient Celtic tradition says the first one who gets an apple will be the next one married. In the meantime, have fun dressing up as a famous couple. From Bogie and Bacall to yin and yang, let your creativity flow.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Halloween is made for you lovers of the dark side. The sultry Queen of Halloween herself, Elvira, must surely be a Scorpio! This is your chance to glop on gobs of black eye make-up, long black nails, fishnets and Gothy high-heeled boots. You say that's how you look every day? Oops ... try a pinafore and pigtails instead.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
If you live near a theme park, you may be in luck for some special thrills. Theme park hopping has become a trend for costumed partiers who like to scare themselves silly on specially decorated rides. At least one park offers a ride that goes backwards only on Halloween night. If there aren't theme parks nearby, drop by your local haunted house.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
We rely on your sophisticated and reasoned approach to life ... but that doesn't mean you need to forgo Halloween's wild side altogether. Draw from its Pagan origins to create your own ritual celebrating the close of harvest and initiation of the winter season. And don't forget ... Pagans liked to get naked and dance around fires!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
There are so many high-tech Halloween gadgets on the market now, you'll have a ball creating a surreal environment. Choose from black lights, strobes, swirling vortex fog machines and haunted doorbell sound systems. Or keep it simple and go low tech with a dry ice witch's cauldron.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Halloween is known as the holiday when the "veils between the worlds" are the thinnest ... the perfect time to hold a playful séance. Dress up as your fantasy fortuneteller and invite your friends over to communicate with the dead. Or concentrate on the living with Tarot cards, a Ouija board, tea leaves or whatever strikes your fancy.