Horrorscopes for May 2016
by Zack Kouns

Aries (March 21-April 19) - Who appears before us and tells us how we’re human? How can we believe them and live into this tremendous Blessing of remembrance and thus claim our Inheritance?

Taurus (April 20-May 20) - You, standing on the edge of a cliff after a long pilgrimage. Unwrap your scarf and let the wind take it out to the sea. You, finally prepared to freely give up this “name” that would have been taken from you. In this way, you learn your true identity.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) - This morning. This is the bright morning you’ll discover that you’re not alone and you never have been. This is the terrifying and the lovely morning when you discover that you have been false to yourself and you haven’t disclosed the dizzying beauty of this world because you were afraid of how True that you would have to be if you knew that. Arise from your slumber, this is the bright morning.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) - What is woven into everything that lives, even when the creature hides themselves in caverns and snarls at their neighbors? Peeking out from the flowing, resigned grace of a blade of wilted grass tossed by an early evening breeze? If you look deeply into anything, you find a knowing compassion even when the compassion remains unknown to the receiver.

Leo (July 23-August 22) - Grief. Grief over the lover who’s swallowed poison. Where does he go? Can someone merciful follow him wherever that is, carefully mend the broken vase and delicately fill it with Water? Fill us where we’re empty, flood us where we’re dry.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) - When you were a child you saw frost on the naked, spindly branches of a hickory tree in the back yard and you truly were the first person to have ever seen it, so vibrant and full of the shivering isness that permeates every living thing. Now, you’ve grown and everything has a name. What can you make new? What name can you forget?

Libra (September 23-October 23) - Shoots from a stem, leaves from a branch, ocean from a stream. As these burst forth they answer a summons and speak in a whisper to us about the vast place that they’ve traveled from and the difficult journey that they’ve undertaken to appear before us now.

Scorpio (October 24-November 21) - In everything you’ve praised, in everything that has given you lasting sensual pleasure you’ve missed opportunities to become more deeply intoxicated. You’ve passed by the Root of this joy while you were devouring the fruit from the branches with your lover.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) - You had to bellow profanity to understand that nothing can be profaned. You had to sink like a ship in stormy seas to realize that nothing can be lost. How many more times do you need to dip your toe into the flowing waters of the river of life to realize that you’re safe in this marvelous world and cared for more than you’d ever dreamed you could be.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) - Islands. When we’re stranded we search. We search with our tongues in the salt water and we search with curving nude bodies estranged, deranged by the promise of touch.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) - What father sees truly and which daughter does? I’m ready to Love you tonight, I’m ready to let fall from my heart the darkened scales that have weighed me down toward the earth.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) - Island. I remember your sheer clothing and the moment when I pulled your top down exposing your breasts. I even remember the bitter taste on your tongue when we kissed and I have been allowed the gift to see that kiss as my teacher. Touch my tongue with your tongue, my lover. I know loss because of you and I know what it means to really let go of something that you thought was yours. I love you.