Horrorscopes for July 2016
by Zack Kouns

Aries (March 21-April 19) - Lead me through this desert at night. Past the thieves who lay in wait to take my money and my life. Past my own weariness and desire for comfort. Wake me. Lead me through this desert at night.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) - Who is that out there in the boat on some nameless sea? Call out there to Them. The response youíre given is a faint music that you heard before you ever were. Who is that out there in the boat on some nameless sea? If it costs you everything to find out, then youíve paid too little.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) - I want to know. I want to when Iíve left You. I want to know that Longing. I want to know where to seek You. I donít want to forget. I want to know the sorrow of that separation, I donít want to be numbed. I want to know.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) - What is it? The one true sound. Rain carving out a path through a driveway, water resting in a ditch. Dripping through a leaky roof. Everything else youíve listened to in a dream that you canít seem to wake from.

Leo (July 23-August 22) - Where is that refuge with high walls to keep out the driving wind? Where you can become the blossom or the fruit that nourishes or a stream that flows through exotic plants whose roots reach down some place that youíve always dreamed of visiting?

Virgo (August 23-September 22) - If you canít recognize your Beloved in the throbbing shame of the guilty man, the malice that chokes our hearts, or the wound that we bandage but canít seem to heal, then you will stay asleep the night that He climbs over you in your bed, softly calls your name, kisses you and puts His hand on your breasts.

Libra (September 23-October 23) - There is no loss. Only a slight change in temperature, a degree of transition and then being found always as we are.

Scorpio (October 24-November 21) - I built a fortress and amassed an army to shelter me. We waited for an attack. No attack came. We grew old and the fortress decayed around us. The Grace of the undefended world passed us by and weíve been left alone with nothing to protect.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) - Where does this Guest come from? Standing outside your gate holding a coiled serpent and a winding river that arches its neck toward the sea. Choose one as an offered gift and the other as a welcomed sorrow and youíll learn the true name of your visitor.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) - Muddy with sweat and the sun reaching arms out to peel flesh from your body. Surely over the next horizon there will be a place to rest. Surely you will be the tastiest kernel of corn because you stayed longer in the fire than the rest.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) - Awe. The miraculous. How many times have I lost You because I was looking for You? How often do I walk by you because I think Youíre somewhere and Iíve forgotten that Youíre everywhere?

Pisces (February 19-March 20) - Your tongue on mine: A sign post pointing me toward the country that I was born in. Your hands on my body: The moon reflected in the lake that reminds me to look up at the night sky and to wonder.