Horiontal Stripe on Halos

I have a quick question
http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/1337/dimitrisfighter9di.jpg

In the image above, the halos have this sort of horizontal gradient it seems going though them. Is there a way I can take that out, so that only the cloud texture on them remains?

At a guess you have the Vect button pressed on the Effect panel. Try turning it off.

Perfect. I had no idea that had anything to do with the appearance of the halo. THank you!