Halloween is approaching -- that night when North American children dress up in strange costumes and extort candy from the neighbors. As festive occasions go, it's pretty straightforward: the kids go door to door, they look cute, they're rewarded with treats. Sometimes it's the good stuff ... sometimes it's really bad crap that's only good for throwing at people.
Sounds a little like dating, doesn't it?
If you're reading this blog, odds are good you have at least a passing familiarity with your Sun Sign and your Moon Sign. As seduction techniques, playing to those factors in your chart can be very effective. But let's not forget about your Venus, either. There's a tendency to look at a person's Venus as if it were some sort of passive love-receiver. But if your Venus is part of your personal charm, I say put it to work. You might be surprised at the results. Think of it as an extra spin you can put on your persona -- the appealing wrapper you come in, so to speak.
Here's how the twelve Venus signs would dress for Halloween, going door to door looking for that perfect man-candy. Go ahead, play it up. You might get quite the treat...
Aries - Wonder Woman. You're bold, you're daring, and you don't take any crap. It's the discerning man who develops a taste for The Queen Of Amazonia, and the lucky one who who can keep up with her. And what man worth the time doesn't love that kind of challenge?
Taurus - Raggedy Ann. So sweet and cuddly and undeniably girly. A little bit old-fashioned, the kind of girl that Mom would approve of, but in a good way. This is the kind of woman who understands how the scent of freshly baked chocolate cookies -- figuratively or literally -- works like a pheromone on men. The woman for men who really like women.
Gemini - Clown. You're funny. You have a light touch, and a certain universal appeal. Never forget than when a man is looking for a new relationship, he's also looking for fun, in one sense or another. And that sparkling wit and liveliness may be exactly what he's looking for.
Cancer - Pirate. When you love, it's as deep as the sea itself. And that peculiar openness/defensiveness you have can be a call to adventure for the right man. And, admittedly, you can be a challenge to a man who's sailing the smooth seas of singlehood for too long. Ahrrr! Make up you own "booty" joke.
Leo - Cheerleader. 2, 4, 6, 8? What do men really appreciate? Showmanship! Showmanship! Rah rah rah! And what real man, with a little encouragement, can resist the urge to run the ball down field? There's a reason cheer-leading is so popular -- and it ain't got nothing to do with sports, Sister. It's the show.
Virgo - Nurse. So kind, so patient, so caring. Yes, there's a certain facade of professional detachment, but that can only increase the thrill of getting past that uniform. This is an incredibly subtle, feminine placement. Used wisely, it can drive a man absolutely bonkers ... in a good way.
Libra - Bunny. Cute friendly affectionate bunny! Who couldn't love that? Bunnies don't threaten or coerce anyone, and that's why people love them so much. You can only look at that sort of thing for so long before someone wants to pet it. Also, bunnies have a reputation for something else -- but we'll get into that later...
Scorpio - Witch. Not the scary, creepy kind -- the one with the black fishnets on. Mysterious and powerful, and not afraid to reach into her big bag of tricks to get what she wants. Men used to be scared of witches for the power they represented -- nowadays, the smart ones want in on the secret. Use that.
Sagittarius - Cowgirl. Yee-ha! We're having a good time now! Sporty (even if you aren't into sports) and adventurous (even if it's just your taste in reading material). If every man is just an overgrown boy, you're the kind of girl he would have imagined himself with when he was five. Now he's all grown up, and he likes girls. Ride 'em!
Capricorn - Hooker. In control, aware of your assets, and straight to the point. You have an ability to scope out what you want from the crowd and walk right up to it. You can turn a tasteful pair of heels into the husky click that hypnotizes its prey. You know why hookers dress the way they do? It's efficient. It works. Duh.
Aquarius - Alien. Different. Not from around here. Intriguing as hell. Venus in Aquarius types have a reputation for being detached and hard to figure out, compared to their sisters -- but it's that kind of mystery and sense of exploration that landed men on the Moon. And there are still plenty of explorers out there who'd love to plant their flag on you.
Pisces - Hippie Chick. Dreamy, hazy, and all about the love, baby. You've got that deep and dreamy look in those big dewey eyes of yours. They're incredibly feminine, and a single look from them goes a long way. Generally speaking, men don't read romance novels. Let them read you instead. It's the same thing, only less embarrassing to be caught doing in front of his pals.
Now go out there and have some fun. And brush your teeth -- all that romance could lead to cavities.