SUGAR ASTROLOGY

The Collective Zodiac 

by Shari Zollinger
Illustrations by Holli Zollinger

AN ARDOR OF ARIES

March 21 to April 19

 

Collectively, the color red. Expressed as rage, righteous. Expressed as love, poppy fields, miles and miles. At epicenter, sweat, battleground, readiness. 



A TEMPTATION OF TAUREANS

April 20 to May 20

 

Collectively, grapes in a vineyard. Rustic stone steps lead to a table in the courtyard. All that is lovely sits, chilling, warm, breathing. There is a familiar bird and blue sky. 



A JUXTAPOSITION OF GEMINIS

May 21 to June 21

 

Collectively, bookends. Between solid structures, everything that isn’t solid. All words are lies, all words are truth. It matters. But when it doesn’t matter, liberation. 



A KINDRED OF CANCERS

June 22 to July 22

 

Collectively, family reunions with red and white gingham tablecloths, watermelon. Relational matrix. Memories disintegrate to dopamine. The substance of bonding. 



A LIAISON OF LEOS

July 23 to August 22

 

Collectively, affection remastered with new instruments. Instruments for synesthesia. When two mediums cross to become one. What color is the letter L? 


A VERNACULAR OF VIRGOS

August 23 to September 23

 

Collectively, vowels, nouns, personal pronouns. Skin-slough gives new meaning to old, tired vocabularies. Intimate communications for the chosen ones. 


A LUSTER OF LIBRAS

September 23 to October 22

 

Collectively, libraries of light where books are shelved by hue. Grand staircases with symmetry satisfied. Auras not withholding. Rainbows subsume cliché. 


A SEDUCTION OF SCORPIOS

October 23 to November 21

 

Collectively, matters of the underworld. Styx real as the Mississippi. Rapids beget eddies. Hang your coat on any hook, they will find your scent. Don’t be surprised. 


A CIRCUMAMBULATION OF SAGITTARIANS

November 22 to December 21

 

Collectively, old leather boots meant for walking. Pilgrimage. Ten miles of metaphor, or ten miles of track. Horizon as muse. Sunset is the accomplishment. 


A CORNERSTONE OF CAPRICORNS

December 22 to January 19

Collectively, atlas-weight. Turning the word dependable inside out. Utterly upend-able. It is time to pay attention, and then it is not. Time, a-frame-a-minute. 


AN ALGORITHM OF AQUARIANS

January 20 to February 18

 

Collectively, data, when analyzed as images or ideas. Trend trekking, a march through X’s and O’s. Marks. Heights that explain. Patterns in chaos. 


A PREMONITION OF PISCES

February 19 to March 20

 

Collectively, subconscious brews. Drafts with heads thick as thieves. When you get lost in faery minutes become years. Drink like you mean it. See time bend.