Horrorscopes for May 2017
by Zack Kouns
Aries (March 21-April 19) -
A wasp trapped inside a darkening home, light that is the color of blossoms of redbud and lyre sage coalescing pours into the shuttered window that the wasps tiny, graceful body thuds against in the early evening. Who is it that opens that Window and what is the name of the stream that it opens up to that endlessly winds to distant, Nameless lands?
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -
Children throwing rocks at one another. The earth has been poisoned. The poison lives in all of our bodies. Heal the child thatís hurt you, whose body is lying limp in the forest covered in ash and fallen leaves.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) -
A half finished house with a torn tarp shivering in the cold December morning. Follow Him into that house, set the table for the Guest. Find Her in the wind and the rain, discover Him in the wildness of the decay and rebirth of all things.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -
In a sea of wilted leaves and wheat that hasnít been harvested, there is a gravel road. In the middle of this road there is a woman silhouetted against an overcast sky, the fertile, throbbing strands of grain reaching further to the Heavens than she had ever dared to.
Leo (July 23-August 22) -
An empty bed. A tree without branches. Palms forward, curving. Sunlight perching in a town that has been destroyed by a flood. Speak the secret name of ruin and the Fullness of Creation bites your ear love and tells you a Truth youíve longed to hear.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) -
Look out on a field so brown with dying leaves and green with the first hints of dandelion and violets finding their way out of the near frozen ground. Clutch the windowsill that the light of early evening pours through so softly. Hold closely to your breast a small animal whose fur is trembling with shivers of rainfall. Life washing over you, the impenetrable Miracle as close to you as your Holy blood.
Libra (September 23-October 23) -
Bow your head. Get down on one knee in an airstrip drowning in noise. Thick with grief. The sun, so faithfully sets over a stand of young willows in the mournful West that is so courageous because it heralds the long, sacred night.
Scorpio (October 24-November 21) -
Shadows of three children running tremble on black asphalt. Paintbrushes so immaculately clean. Paintings left unpainted. Cheeks bony with hunger, eyes wide with loss. Floral print dress with coiling, embracing trumpets of day lilies and long stalks of fleabane. Open your lips halfway, arch your graceful neck to hear the Unspoken word.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) -
Rain falls on younger brother and he runs his hands across his ageless face so effortlessly. He streaks mud. He stands in a river. Sweat beads across his forehead. He stares out across the water. His goodness ever present. What new world forms across the swelling expanse of soil brown gushes of rippling river?
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) -
Dying on the bed of a drying up creek. Predators come and smell your wounds. They put their thorny foot on your neck to discover whether you had died. When they knew you were still alive, they let the remnants of the creek drown you and call you into some new and more vibrant way of living.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) -
Wisp of dust blowing through the desert. The child that drowned. Put the dark stone to your lips and baptize yourself with the water. Run through the graveyard whose leaves have fled for their homeland in the bright, thick, swallowing earth.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) -
Trackless home standing so silent and still under a summer sky troubled with gathering storm clouds. In a white shift, you walk quietly on the wooden floors, staring out the window at an overgrown meadow whose wildness you have longed to call into your own restless heart.