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Horrorscopes for February 2016
by Zack Kouns

Aries (March 21-April 19) - If the chattering rushing river that floods your mind isnít shouting to you that your life is achingly lovely, then it isnít telling you the truth and itís time to listen to the Ocean that speaks mainly in whispers.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) - Donít look for God in a book or in the starry heavens. Find Him in rocks and the frozen winter earth. Discover Him in your neighbor and in your Self or lose Him entirely.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) - No one mistakes the Voice when it cries to them with its bright Red call. Everyone hears it clearer than the birds calling outside their bedroom window when theyíre trying to sleep. And after they hear it, theyíre awake and there is no need to rest, because theyíve become repose.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) - Iíve come to invite you to a banquet. My table is set and the plates are filled with silence and the whitest eternities and savage, improbable Joy. Walk into the dining hall, grab one of the plates, turn the table over and shriek with delight. Take your dinner out into the balmy night and eat with your hands under the elm tree.

Leo (July 23-August 22) - Illness escapes from your fingers. But illness isnít an overgrown field after a heavy rain. Illness isnít children emerging from the heavy fog of the time before they ever were. Illness isnít hands on your chest, the thumb outstretched and rubbing your nipple. I canít think of anything that illness really is.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) - Our lovers are Godís way of making Himself known in this strikingly Miraculous world.

Libra (September 23-October 23) - Storm gathers, creating a country in the night. A ship falters. The waves swallow it. Bodies tumble into the dark brown, violent sea. The lost will be saved because none of us can be lost.

Scorpio (October 24-November 21) - The creaking, thudding meanness of the world. The wind beating against the tender aloneness of the freezing child lost in the woods. Where does all that reside but in your heart and what is the final surgery that will remove it?

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) - Pressing against the tree of the elders in a tunic and staring off into the distance. What supernal rite of initiation imbued the wind with a Voice and the swirling Cosmos with Hope for you?

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) - What can we do but marvel and collapse in gratitude when we encounter the profound, pure, shivering, otherworldly innate wildness of our Secret heart.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) - Topless in your back yard on a cloudless night smoking a cigarette, bare legs lashed by cat tails. Crying softly. Amble down the rocky hillside toward the pond. In the dirt next to the shore there is a symbol that has been left for you by your Beloved. Now the water is clear and you can see your True Reflection.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) - One shard of light stands on the Indian Grass. You are sitting on a blanket in the middle of a field in your red panties and I call out to you. I slowly swirl my tongue around your nipple. Life (so vital and flowing that you could drown in it if you wanted) is rushing back into our wounds that had hidden from the light so that they could prepare themselves for the courage of transformation.