As Mercury goes into retrograde on Halloween, during Scorpio season, there are some major astronomical events at play.
Make sure to choose your candy wisely this year.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Super-Size Candy Bars
With Aries, it’s go big or go home. This sign is constantly striving to be number one, and super-size candy bars are always the ultimate prize while trick-or-treating, making them a perfect match.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Godiva Salted Caramel Truffle
As the sign most enchanted with luxury and comfort, you’re more likely to find a Taurus at home eating salted caramel truffles in a bubble bath with candles and rose petals than out trick-or-treating for stale Halloween candy.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — Twix
Often mistaken for being two-faced, instead this sign is just so busy at juggling their passions and interests, it needed a clone. Enter, the candy world’s solution to the Gemini’s eternal dilemma: the Twix Bar.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — Sour Patch Kids
“First they’re sour, then they’re sweet” couldn’t ring more true for this water sign. Highly sensitive to the world around them, cancers often come off as cold or distant, but with time reveal their sweet and gentle nature.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Starbursts
The star of every show, Leo is, obviously, a Starburst. I mean, when are Starbursts not involved? They’re always on the table at events, birthday parties, and get-to-know-you games. Starbursts are constantly the center of attention, just like their Leo counterpart. And, I mean, everyone loves Starbursts (except that reject orange flavor).
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — M&Ms
With their perfectly rounded curves, sleek chocolate coating, and signature “M” — M&Ms are a Virgo’s dream candy. Organized and consistent, like Virgos, you always know what you’re getting with M&M’s (if you try some weird flavor like coffee nut, that’s on you).
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Reese’s
Fixated on finding balance and harmony, Libras will be inclined to reach for the candy that has mastered the ratio of peanut butter to chocolate. A balanced diet is a Reese’s in each hand, am I right?
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Pop Rocks
Passionate and surprising, you never quite know when this sign is going to pop off. Sparks are always flying with Scorpios — you just won’t know if they’re flying at you or with you.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Pocky Sticks
Always on a quest for adventure, born to explore, Sagittarius’ aren’t settling for your typical Halloween candy. They’re obviously going to opt for the international choice, going with Pocky Sticks (which originated in Japan) just to seem more exotic and #cultured.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Tootsie Pop
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? The world may never know. But, that doesn’t mean a Capricorn would give up. This sign is tough, resilient, and will stop at nothing to achieve a goal. Even if it takes a fair few licks.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — A toothbrush
Fundamentally unconventional and anti, Aquarians are always looking for ways to stick-it-to-the-man. What better way than to be the one dentist in town that always gives out a toothbrush on Halloween. I can hear the groans from here. “We’re not going to that house next year, Alana.”
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Swedish Fish
With the fish symbol so engrained in this sign’s identity, there’s just no other candy that would work. Plus, Pisces are adaptable just like Swedish Fish, which can last for years and never seem to go stale…
Madison Muller is a senior at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, learning to navigate the contemporary media environment with compassion and candor. She enjoys writing about health, travel, and humanity. You can always find her with a coffee in hand. Madison is a proud supporter of the National Eating Disorders Association.