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Halloween Horrorscope: Spooky Things to Do Based on Your Sign

A horoscope—ahem, Horrorscope—predicting Halloween-related activities based on the character traits of each zodiac sign.

Lafayette Cemetery
Lafayette Cemetery (Photo: Zack Smith)

Do you crave mental stimulation? Communion with nature? Maybe you have a fiery energy. Or, perhaps you posses a deep sense of humanity.

Thousands of years of astrological interpretations have boiled down to this very moment: GoNOLA brings you the horoscope—ahem, Horrorscope—predicting Halloween-related activities based on the character traits of each zodiac sign.

With recent news of a thirteenth astrological sign resurfacing, many people were understandably quite spooked. However, Western astrology operates under the tropical system, so the casual astrology follower need not have an identity crisis (which would be more terrifying than any Halloween activity suggested here!). If you are concerned, however, and have discovered that you might, in fact, be an Ophiuchus, the 13th zodiac sign, we have an idea for you, too.

Scroll through to find the spooky activity most associated with your sign.

Tarot readings are available throughout the French Quarter. (Photo credit: Christopher Garland.)
Tarot readings are available throughout the French Quarter. (Photo credit: Christopher Garland.)


(January 21 to February 19)

Who you are:

The Aquarius is known to seek mental stimulation and alone time. They have an intense desire for freedom and are very independent. Those who were born under Aquarius are visionaries capable of perceiving the future. The Aquarius would enjoy having their future interpreted.

Your Horrorscope suggests:

Fortune teller/tarot cards In front of St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square is filled with fortune tellers and tarot card readers. Other divination establishments include Bottom of the Cup Tea Room, opened in 1929, where patrons have the option of having a physic read their tea leaves or predict their future through a tarot card or palm reading. 327 Chartres St.

escape my room
A glimpse at Escape My Room. (Photo via Facebook)


(February 20 to March 20)

Who you are:

Pisces are typically artistically inclined and enjoy music. While compassionate, they tend to get bored easily and have escapist tendencies. No surprise then that a Pisces would find a thrill in an activity from which they need to escape.

Your Horrorscope suggests:

Escape My Room Escape My Room locks up teams of up to eight people and offers them only one hope of escape: correctly solving puzzles and clues (just kidding– teams that fail to escape within the allotted time will still be released). The rooms from which participants escape are based on the rooms from the DeLaporte mansion, which was built in 1792 and demolished to make way for the University Medical Center more than 200 years later. The DeLaportes were an eccentric family. The home’s most recent inhabitant, Odette DeLaporte, became a recluse after her husband died and her daughter disappeared on Mardi Gras day. Help her locate a missing family treasure or help solve a murder, and, in doing so, escape. 633 Constance St.

tchoup yard
The Tchoup Yard. (Photo: Rebecca Todd)


(March 21 to April 20)

Who you are: 

The Aries is considered determined, confident, and brave. They are energetic by nature and like to be on the move. Consider an activity that keeps them active.

Your Horrorscope suggests: 

Yoga to “Nightmare Before Christmas” – Stay active with an unusual yoga practice at the Tchoup Yard on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A yogi will guide students through various poses to the music of the “Nightmare Before Christmas” soundtrack. Costumes are encouraged. The class is free, however donations benefit Second Harvest Food Bank (those who donate $15+ receive a t-shirt). 405 Third St.

A scene from the Mortuary Haunted House. (Photo via Facebook)


(April 21 to May 21)

Who you are: 

The Taurus, an Earth sign, is often an excellent cook and loves to self indulge. However, they are also extremely generous. The Taurus would enjoy a spooky activity that offers them the opportunity to give back.

Your Horrorscope suggests: 

The Mortuary Haunted House This former funeral home transforms into a ghastly haunted house filled with fog, zombies, chainsaws, and vampires around every corner. Nowhere is safe inside the Mortuary from the moment the door shuts behind you. This fear-filled experience is one of New Orleans’ most popular haunted houses. Don’t forget to visit the quiet cemetery behind the mansion. The Blood Center is also on hand nightly to collect blood donations (those who donate blood will receive a free express admission ticket). 4800 Canal St.

city park-nighttime
City Park at night. (Photo: Paul Broussard)


(May 22 to June 21)

Who you are: 

Geminis–the twins– have a passion for novelty and are frequently socially outgoing. Find a fun activity where a Gemini can be themselves but go a little crazy.

Your Horrorscope suggests: 

Brews & Boos City Park’s 21+ fundraiser takes place on Oct. 29 in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. The park will feature Halloween decorations and ticket prices include an open beer bar, treats such as jello shots, candy, nachos, and jambalaya, and unlimited rides. Come in your best costume because prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place during the costume contest. 1 Palm Dr.

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Absinthe at Old Absinthe House. (Photo: Cheryl Gerber)


(June 22 to July 22)

Who you are: 

Cancers are emotional and sensitive people, but they also enjoy some spontaneity. They often border on nocturnal. The Cancer should seek a night-time activity in an old place, allowing them to sense the long history of the establishment.

Your Horrorscope suggests: 

Old Absinthe House – Venture up Bienville Street to its intersection with Bourbon to find the Old Absinthe House. Absinthe consumption has been associated throughout history with hallucinations, delirium, madness, and death. Edgar Allen Poe’s dark stories are said to have emerged from absinthe-induced mental states, and the rumor is that Jack the Ripper was driven insane from an absinthe addiction. Patrons to the Old Absinthe House should be relatively safe as the bar actually serves Herbsaint, an absinthe substitute manufactured in New Orleans. 240 Bourbon St.

A performer at New Orleans Burlesque Festival. (Photo: Paul Broussard)
A performer at New Orleans Burlesque Festival. (Photo: Paul Broussard)


(July 23 to August 21)

Who you are: 

Leos often feel they are the king of the jungle and possess a fiery energy and flair for the dramatic. They can also experience FOMO. The perfect activity for the Leo is a dramatic performance bordering on the wild side–in other words, not a standard play or production.

Your Horrorscope suggests:

“Slashed and Stripped” The Theatre at St. Claude presents a slasher themed burlesque event on Sunday, Oct. 23. Nationally recognized burlesque performer Vita Devoid presents “Slashed and Stripped.” Prizes and mystery guests are all part of the show. Doors open at 7:30, and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. 2240 St. Claude Ave.

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Le Pavillon Hotel. (Photo via Le Pavillon Hotel on Facebook)


(August 22 to September 23)

Who you are: 

The Virgo is a very observant person with a deep sense of humanity. They can also have perfectionist tendencies. The ideal activity for a Virgo is the opportunity to seek out ghostly presence and learn their stories.

Your Horrorscope suggests:

Le Pavillon Check into Le Pavillon Hotel (or just enjoy a meal there), one of New Orleans’ most haunted hotels. Guests have claimed ghost-sightings, including a young woman named Anna in the hotel lobby, as well as awakening to a supernatural light in their hotel rooms. Le Pavillon has brought in paranormal investigators, the most recent of whom made contact with 100 spirits and who believe the hotel is built on a portal to the world of the dead. 833 Poydras St.


(September 24 to October 23)

Who you are:

The Libra seeks partnership and romance, and they enjoy experiencing tranquility in beautiful places. The perfect activity for a Libra would be a quiet walk, alone or with a loved one, through the most peaceful of city streets–a cemetery.

Your Horrorscope suggests:

Self-guided cemetery tour – As a city founded almost 300 years ago, with human settlements long before that, cemeteries and other long-forgotten burial grounds dot the New Orleans landscape. The Lafayette No. 1 Cemetery, bounded by Washington Avenue and Coliseum, Sixth, and Prytania streets, is the oldest of the municipally run cemeteries. More than 7,000 people, including Yellow Fever victims, are buried in Lafayette No. 1 alone. Wander through the small, quiet cemetery examining the aging mausoleum tombs and feeling the presence of the dead. 1416-1498 Washington Ave.

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Commune with nature at a creepy corn maze. (Photo via Pexels)


(October 24 to November 22)

Who you are: 

Scorpios tend to be passionate and assertive, with a certain fierceness that comes with those characteristics. They also, however, enjoy communing with nature. Scorpios should seek out an activity rooted in nature that allows them to express themselves.

Your Horrorscope suggests: 

Haunted corn maze – Cajun Country Corn’s haunted corn mazes is located outside of New Orleans in Pine Grove. Friday and Saturday evenings throughout October and the first weekend of November feature haunted corn mazes, a haunted trail in the woods, and a live zombie shoot. Haunting begins at dusk, and no flashlights are allowed. One mile east of 42360 (Napa Auto) in Pine Grove, and five miles west of 35999 (Bear Creek Western Store) in Montpelier.

Photo via Museum of Death, NOLA on Facebook
Museum of Death. (Photo via Facebook)


(November 23 to December 22)

Who you are:

The Sagittarius is a fire sign and therefore can be an extrovert. They are very big travelers and enjoy experiencing the new and now. The ideal spooky activity for a Sagittarius is something like a museum that is a little off-the-beaten-path to make them feel like they are traveling and experiencing something new and exciting.

Your Horrorscope suggests:

The Museum of Death Visit the Museum of Death to not only get a reminder about your own mortality but also to get a glimpse into artifacts associated with death. The New Orleans museum features Manson family photos, a collection of shrunken heads, serial killer art, and the Jack Kevorkian suicide machine, among many other items. The exhibits feature videos of autopsies as well as a Theater of Death with reels of death footage. The Museum of Death is not for the faint of heart. 227 Dauphine St.

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The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra inside The Orpheum. (Photo courtesy Zack Smith Photography)


(December 23 to January 20)

Who you are: 

Capricorns are very practical and responsible and in turn often budget-minded. They have a disciplined demeanor and are serious thinkers. Capricorns would enjoy an activity that some others would be too restless to enjoy and would appreciate the opportunity to be a little frugal.

Your Horrorscope suggests: 

LPO’s Spooky Dances The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents Spooky Dances, a family-friendly Halloween musical performance taking place on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m. The show features spooky-sounding classical music and is free for ages 15 and under. Arrive 45 minutes before the performance to hang out with the ghoulish musicians. Halloween costumes are encouraged. 6363 St. Charles Ave. Roussel Hall, Loyola.

pharmacy museum
The Pharmacy Museum. (Photo: Rebecca Todd)


(November 29 to December 17)

Who you are: 

The Ophiuchus is said to be on the rebellious side. They are seekers of knowledge, but can be secretive. The perfect activity for them is the opportunity to learn about a quirky subject.

Your Horrorscope suggests:

Pharmacy Museum The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum’s exhibits showcase bloodletting, leeches, and questionable medical practices as well as Voodoo “gris-gris” potions. Learn about some bizarre medical practices as well as the history of modern medicine. 514 Chartres St.

Emily Ramírez Hernández is the child of New Orleans natives whose families have been in the city for generations. Emily's earliest memories of New Orleans include joyful car rides over bumpy streets, eating dripping roast beef po-boys at Domilise's, and catching bouncy balls during Mardi Gras parades with cousins. An urban planner by day and freelance writer by night, when she is off the clock she enjoys biking around town, belly dancing, and catching nerdlesque shows.

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