for Every Zodiac Sign
by Shari Zollinger
Illustrations by Holli Zollinger
—Erasure original text: The Astrological Houses by Dane Rudhyar (Doubleday, 1972)
March 21 to April 19
The first moment
heart, light, vibration—rhythm.
Symbol-sunrise, all beginnings.
Ocean-capable, the number 28, revelatory
April 20 to May 20
We call instincts radical. Intimate
Value, second form, scope—love.
May 21 to June 21
Kinship’s basic influence,
its skin, necessary.
Attention undoubtedly rooted.
Intelligence a complex game.
Language in third things.
June 22 to July 22
Body, psyche— graves
of the center. Fourth primary cusp.
Matrix taproot resides fundamental,
July 23 to August 22
Intercellular heat, fifth
vision. Creative act attempts play.
Encounter chemical. Gambling hunches.
August 23 to September 23
Transition from sharp
nerves, a greater work.
Sixth refraining custodian.
September 23 to October 22
We are no longer selves.
Devotees to relation, seventh wedded
Sublime partnership transmits
shape-cycle, value— spell.
October 23 to November 21
Mid-autumn leaves, cyclic mythos—
basic world. What is order?
Taboos. Transformation. Eighth light.
Collective bodies’ rhythms, incantations.
Fruits of karma.
November 22 to December 21
Ninth great existence.
Focus necessarily represents maximum
perception. Devotee waxes, wanes.
Harmonic knowledge rooted, effective.
December 22 to January 19
complement, combination, consummation.
Vocation-slaked. Responsibility more body politic.
blends with human heart.
January 20 to February 18
Banding friends, iconoclasts.
February 19 to March 20
Light threshold through dark.
Twelfth rebirth presses upon incarnation, tone radiant.