Horrorscopes for October 2014
by Zack Kouns
Aries (March 21-April 19) -
Mother and child. Hands clasped and walking down a long gravel road that ends in a dark thicket of briars.. They let loose of their grasp and wander off in different directions.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -
You're in a long white robe and you wander through a dying corn field. You hear a sound and you turn your head and look behind you toward an overcast sky.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) -
Dirt floor. Circled by candles. Crouching. Ruins. One throbbing lovely organism.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -
Your brother who died sits under a tree that is so heavy with fruit it droops to the ground. You softly hum "My Wild Irish Rose" like your grandfather taught you.
Leo (July 23-August 22) -
You see a hand that is scarred from being burnt reaching out of this vast darkness. Of a sudden when you grasp this hand, you become dark, brown. swiftly flowing river water after a heavy rain, flooding forth to fuse with an immense ocean.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) -
Laying at the bottom of a creek bed and watching cress disturbed by fire from an unknown Flame.
Libra (September 23-October 23) -
Lay face down in a field of ferns and Purple Coneflowers. Feel the talons of birds of prey flying from great heights and landing on your back.
Scorpio (October 24-November 21) -
A preteen child with a malicious smile, a very long neck, and shocks of sandy blond hair escaping from under a hat turned crooked sharpens a serrated knife on limestone. He slices into your body and removes your kidney and starts devouring it like a starving animal and when he does this, the sensation you experience isn't one of fear or pain. Instead, you feel absolute liberation to have not offered up resistance transcended and transfigured your understanding of the otherworldly, upsetting and abstruse vitality required for meaningful Personhood.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) -
You're a child again and nestled in the crook of your father's shoulder. You pass an unripe Hickory nut under your nose. You can hear cars on a distant highway head to some wrong destination.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) -
You stand on the porch in a suburban neighborhood, furiously pulling up this lime green turf carpet from the stairs. Trampled by a horse inside. False and unreal.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) -
Someone you care for deeply speaks to you with absolute deadness and apathy and it makes you feel such bitter pain that you climb through a broken window into the backyard, all tangled vines and calls of vicious wild animals longing for blood and fear.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) -
It's night outside. Winter. Lay down in the dead grass and pine needles and close your eyes. See light burst forth from the sky behind your eyelids and when you open your eyes, blossoms open on trees and crops sprout from barren earth and harshest winter. Cosmic, unending life winding through the shallow channels of the old dead world.