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October 2022 Horoscopes: Hunting under the Blood Moon

October is the epitome of all things spooky and terrifying. It’s the month where the fog drifts over the full moon (known as the Hunter’s Moon, the Harvest Moon, or the Blood Moon). In celebration of this autumn moon, this month’s horoscopes will change into something more…beastly. Read on to uncover which illustrious werewolf you’ll transform into during this month, and don’t forget to join me for an afterhours howl at the moon to celebrate Furry Book Month!

Disclaimer: Obviously, you’re not really going to turn into a werewolf, no matter what your horoscope sign is—do I really need to state these are mock horoscopes and aren’t reflective of any specific person or specific characteristics? (But if you are secretly a werewolf, come visit me, for sure, at https://willowcroft.blog!)

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Libra (September 23—October 22). Libras are not only drawn to water; they’re drawn to the mystique of aquatic places. And the environment that most captures this liquid magic is the swamp. Sinister fog, slow-moving water, menacing trees that look that they could creep towards you the minute you look away, and strange sounds that seem not-quite-earthy in origin. Libras in their werewolf form will add their eerie howls to the spooky atmosphere of the swamp, so they’ll transform themselves into someone like the seemingly friendly Will Blake from R.L. Stine’s The Werewolf of Fever Swamp. Dancing Under the Full Moon: Charlie Daniels’ “The Legend of Wooley Swamp”.

Scorpio (October 23—November 21). The Scorpio is not only drawn to power, it’s also drawn to the darker elements that are behind the rise to the throne. So, naturally, Scorpios will don the pelt of a notable cinematic werewolf queen. Armed with not only werewolf strength, Stirba from The Howling II increases her power and status through witchcraft and rituals. To be fair to our naughty Scorpio, who wouldn’t want to be a 10,000-year-old immortal alpha, regardless of her motivation? Dancing Under the Full Moon: Shakira’s “She Wolf”.

 Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21). Sagittarians can be very complex multidimensional beings, rife with emotions that they tend to keep hidden. They feel the need to protect their secrets and their innermost thoughts. As a result, this sign may struggle the most with their new lycanthropic state, as their messy emotional nature is pushed to the surface for everyone to see. To go from a person that spends a lot of time in their head to a creature that operates mainly on base instinct? That could prove the stuff of nightmares for this inward-looking sign. Therefore, their cinematic counterpart will be Sérafine Pigot McDermott from an American Werewolf in Paris, who struggles with her werewolf side, and relies on others to help keep her grounded and enable her to live a more balanced life. Dancing Under the Full Moon: Thin Lizzy’s “Old Moon Madness”.

Capricorn (December 22—January 19). Just because they’ve turned into ravening beast is no excuse for Capricorn to relinquish their practicality and their logic—in fact, they may find that becoming a werewolf simplifies their approach to the more discordant and chaotic sides of life. They’ll definitely mirror the exemplary example of Delphine Angua von Überwald from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, who joins the City Watch and becomes one of its top officers that works to bring law and order within the city-state of Ankh-Morpork. Dancing Under the Full Moon: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising”.

Aquarius (January 20—February 18). Those of you who are dedicated werewolf fans may have already guessed who I chose to be representative of this spiritual-minded sign’s ascension into their new wolf form. Yes, none other than Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s  Daniel “Oz” Osbourne. Much like the wolf in American Werewolf in Paris, Oz struggles with his instinctive beastly nature, and heads off on a spiritual quest to Tibet in order to gain control over his wolfish impulses. Ultimately, Oz simply has to come to terms with his lycanthropic state of being, despite his attempts to ascend it. Dancing Under the Full Moon: Heather Alexander’s “Wolfen One”.

 Pisces (February 19—March 20). Pisces is known for their caring heart and sensitive soul, and their werewolf state will only enhance their deep feelings towards others, rather than mitigate those emotions. They’ll become an alpha like no other wolf before them, much like Vivian Gandillon in the movie Blood & Chocolate (based on a YA novel by Annette Curtis Klause), and will ultimately prove that love can be stronger than any beastly brute force. Dancing Under the Full Moon: Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf”.

Aries (March 20—April 19). Aries is the zodiac sign that most embodies the werewolf’s true nature under the full moon: aggressive, bloodthirsty, and always spoiling for a fight. They may not be top dog in the pack, but they’ll definitely challenge the alpha—simply for kicks, of course! They’ll not want to take on the commitment of being responsible for the pack’s welfare, so they’ll most likely be the alpha’s key guard dogs. While he’s technically a hybrid, Tyler Lockwood (The Vampire Diaries) certainly doesn’t lack the aggro intensity needed to survive as a fierce wolf within a sometimes cutthroat underground world, and could be a good example for this combative Aries. Dancing Under the Full Moon: The Cramps’ “I Was a Teenage Werewolf”.

Taurus (April 20—May 20). After their transformation, the Taurus discovers that life within a wolf pack is even more satisfying than the bonds they may have had with other people. Wolves are loyal and fiercely protective, and the Taurus loves having the family they’ve always dreamed of, although they do live in fear they may end up a lone wolf. Plus, they may struggle with not always being in control of themselves when the moon is full, and are even more afraid they may hurt one of their pack members. They can fully empathize with the character of Nina Pickering from Being Human, who seeks out a cure for her furry condition. Dancing Under the Full Moon: Cynthia McQuillin’s “Hunter’s Moon”.

Gemini (May 21—June 20). Perhaps like Being Human’s Nina Pickering, Geminis may tire of their lycanthropic form, but for very different reasons. In short, they may be bored from the routine demanded of them by the moon cycle. They’ll be intrigued by the werewolf Quentin Collins of the classic TV show Dark Shadows, who is not only successful in ridding himself of his werewolf curse, he becomes immortal in the process. Gemini will be thrilled with the promise that they’ll have an eternity to try the million-and-one things they’ve always wanted to do! Dancing Under the Full Moon: Luxuria’s “Animal in the Mirror”.

Cancer (June 21—July 22). Cancer is much like a Taurus in that interpersonal ties are everything, and they consider their loyalty to their other pack members a solemn, and unbreakable, vow. They’ll fight to the death for their loved ones; yet, if they are betrayed by a fellow shifter, passionate Cancers may be quick to snap back. Much like Theodore’s instinctive reaction to his menacing adoptive parents in the Tales from the Crypt episode “The Secret”, the Cancer has the ability to take on their wolf form without the aid of the full moon. Be wary of this zodiacal werewolf’s tendency to hold a grudge, and, if you’ve broken a Cancer’s heart or trust, you’d better sleep with one eye open. One eye open in a country very far away. Dancing Under the Full Moon: The Misfits’ “We Bite”.

Leo (July 23—August 22). Expect the Leo to be among the most powerful, dynamic, “showstoppers” of the Alphas. Once they’ve been turned (by their own design, of course), they’ll waste no time in channeling their inner Kali (Teen Wolf), Now that the rules of polite society no longer apply to them, they’ll embrace the unchecked fierceness of this wonderfully beastly world. And you can bet they will look fabulous even in the midst of a viciously depraved wolf rampage! Dancing Under the Full Moon: Inkubus Sukkubus’ “Woman to Hare”.

Virgo (August 23—September 22). How do you match up a reliable, steady, precise Virgo with the (perhaps) more popular image of a werewolf as a rapacious, unbridled, fury-in-a-furry-skin monster? Why, by emulating the brave and experienced commanding officer Razahir “Raze” Khemse from the Underworld series, of course! And, as Virgo has a keen sense of justice and an overpowering sense of responsibility, they’ll be equally as quick to spring into action when one of their pack is threatened. Dancing Under the Full Moon: Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Night Shift”.

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