Horoscope of the Apocalypse – the Halloween 2013 edition
by dm gillis
(so sue me, it’s a little early.)
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Hey Aries, ever eat one of those little foil wrapped chocolate pumpkin balls without first removing the foil? That’s how Mars rules your sorry, haunted ass. You’ve got decisions to make, baby. But procrastination can be so fulfilling, in a backward sort of way. Remember those skeletons in the closet? Yeah, John Wayne Gacy had those too.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Do you recall that time you were in Guatemala, and you were approached by that greasy drug lord who offered you a sack of money to deliver a parcel to an associate in Moose Jaw? Remember how you thought you just might take the guy up on it until you noticed he was wearing gold lamé huaraches and he kept insisting you call him Gladys despite the beard and sideburns? Remember that? No? Oops! Wrong horoscope.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Ain’t Halloween swell? Time to do those disgusting monkey things you crave to do all year long. Let some one else be decent for once. You’ve always wanted to self-immolate, Gemini. But without suffering all those nasty side effects. So why not find someone to wrap you up in latex and roll you down a hill? I know a woman who’ll do it cheap. She does good work. People respect her. People look to her for leadership in uncertain times. Oh hang on, maybe I’m thinking of someone else. Never mind.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Well, isn’t this convenient. Cancer is ruled by the moon. Halloween and the moon were made for each other. Did you know that there are alien space stations on the dark side of the moon? I know because I saw it on the internet. Did you know that they call the internet the World Wide Web? Spider webs are very well thought of round Halloween. Did you know that I have a canker on my tongue that’s been there since 1982? Is any of this helping, Cancer? Am I revealing the invisible universe to you in a way that’s helpful and understandable? No? Well, up yours then.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo is the fifth sign of the Zodiac. Five plus five equals ten, but I’m not sure why you’d add five and five together in the first place. Maybe you hate prime numbers and enjoy combining them to create nonprime numbers. Like three plus three equals six. Did you know that six is divisible by two, which is also a prime number? Why are you yawning and looking away, Leo? Does what we’ve had together mean so little to you? Oh sure, just walk away. I’ve got a quart of gin and a medicine cabinet full of psychotropic drugs, partner. I’ve got incriminating Polaroids stashed away, baby. Eleven of them, actually. Did you know that eleven is a prime number…?
Virgo (Aug 23 – September 22)
Hey Virgo, it’s like this. I write a horoscope for decent people.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra is the only sign of the zodiac not represented by an animal. Like that makes you special, or something. Like everyone is saying, Oh look. Libra ain’t a fish or a bull or that creepy Capricorn goat/fish thing. Actually, that freaking Capricorn sign gives me the willies, man. Capricorn makes me want to run screaming from the room with nothing on but a Niagara Falls commemorative tea towel. Yeah, I have one of those. I bought it in 1999. Hey, stop looking at me.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
When you gonna pay your Horoscope back Taxes, Scorpio?
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Do this for me, Sagittarius. Take a deep breath and hold it. I’ll tell you when to let go. Just think good thoughts. That’s right. Now, remember that Halloween back when you were eight years old? You went out as a dinosaur, but everyone said you were a dragon. Remember you got so angry that you wanted them all to die horribly, tied to their beds in an out of control house fire? Remember that? Oops, damn. That was me. Still holding your breath? Sucker.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Let’s just call this a UN Capricorn-free zone.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
When I was a kid, everyone wanted to be Aquarius. Aquarius was supposed to be sooooo cool. Well, I knew this Aquarius guy who was a taxidermist. He stuffed animals. One day they found out that he’d actually stuffed his brother, Murray. Murray was a real jerk, and he had it coming. But this Aquarius taxidermist posed Murray picking his nose. There stood ol’ Murray in the taxidermist’s basement, next to the moose and musk ox, with his finger all the way up his nose. I hate Aquarius.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Poor Pisces. You’re at the end of the list. Even Aquarius comes before you. Did you come last as a kid, too? Standing in line for trick or treats waiting and waiting and when you finally got to the front of the line all they had left were those crappy candy kiss things that stuck to your teeth and pulled out your fillings so your mother wouldn’t let you have them so you never got any Halloween candy and had to steal it from your siblings who all went to university and you only went to vocational school? Just asking.