Halloween is approaching -- that night when 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 awful stuff that’s only good for throwing at people.
Sounds a little like dating, doesn’t it?
Venus is a large part of your personal charm … your feminine wiles, if you will. Since dressing that part of your birth chart plays up that side of you, and since Halloween has become an “adult holiday” as much as it is for the kids, here are some costume ideas that will maximize your efforts at finding that perfect man-candy. Based on the Venus in your birth chart [See "What's Your Love Sign?" bottom right of page], here are some suggestions:
You’re bold and you’re daring. It’s the discerning man who develops a taste for a Super Woman, and the lucky one 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.
You’re funny and you have a certain universal appeal. Never forget that 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.
When you love, it’s as deep as the sea itself. And that peculiar openness/defensiveness you possess can be a call to adventure for the right man. Your appeal can seem kind of exotic … and yet at the same time, also be what a man wants to come home to.
2, 4, 6, 8! What do men appreciate? Showmanship! And what real man, with a little encouragement, can resist the urge to run the ball down field? There’s a reason cheerleading is so popular, and it has nothing to do with the game. It’s the entertainment.
VIRGO: Nurse or Naughty Librarian
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 image. This is an incredibly subtle, feminine placement. Used wisely, it can drive a man absolutely crazy … in a good way.
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. A man can only look at that sort of thing so long before he wants to pet it.
Not the scary, creepy kind. Rather, the one with the black fishnets on -- the kind that's mysterious, 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.
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. And that boy is still there somewhere. Yee-haw! We’re having a good time now!
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 dancers dress the way they do? Because it’s efficient. It works.
Different. Not from around here. Intriguing. 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.
PISCES: Hippy Chick
Dreamy, hazy and all about the love, baby. You’ve got that deep and dreamy look in those big, dewy 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.
Now go out there and have some fun this Halloween. And don’t forget to brush your teeth -- all that romance could lead to cavities.