SUGAR ASTROLOGY

Erasure Poems
for Every Zodiac Sign

by Shari Zollinger
Illustrations by Holli Zollinger

Erasure original text: The Astrological Houses by Dane Rudhyar (Doubleday, 1972)

ARIES

March 21 to April 19

 

The first moment
heart, light, vibration—rhythm.
Symbol-sunrise, all beginnings.
Ocean-capable, the number 28, revelatory
in touch. 



TAURUS

April 20 to May 20

 

Possessions.
Material-means-reservoir.
We call instincts radical. Intimate
ancestral body.
Value, second form, scope—love.



GEMINI

May 21 to June 21

 

Kinship’s basic influence,
its skin, necessary.
Attention undoubtedly rooted.
Intelligence a complex game.
Language in third things.



CANCER

June 22 to July 22

 

Conception subsoil.
Body, psyche— graves
of the center. Fourth primary cusp.
Matrix taproot resides fundamental,
blooms vertical.



LEO

July 23 to August 22

 

Intercellular heat, fifth
vision. Creative act attempts play.
Encounter chemical. Gambling hunches.
Loves root-sustainment.
Actor act.



VIRGO

August 23 to September 23

 

Transition from sharp
nerves, a greater work.
Communion.
Vitality-threshold essential.
Sixth refraining custodian.



LIBRA

September 23 to October 22

 

We are no longer selves.
Devotees to relation, seventh wedded
cooperation.
Sublime partnership transmits
shape-cycle, value— spell.


SCORPIO

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.


SAGITTARIUS

November 22 to December 21

 

Expansion.
Ninth great existence.
Focus necessarily represents maximum
perception. Devotee waxes, wanes.
Harmonic knowledge rooted, effective.


CAPRICORN

December 22 to January 19

Tenth
complement, combination, consummation.
Vocation-slaked. Responsibility more body politic.
Mountain zenith
blends with human heart.


AQUARIUS

January 20 to February 18

 

Vital openness.
Eleventh signature.
Banding friends, iconoclasts.
Inertia earthquaked.
Spiral future.


PISCES

February 19 to March 20

 

Conscious, unconscious.
Light threshold through dark.
Ultraviolet fantasies.
Twelfth rebirth presses upon incarnation, tone radiant.
Climax, anticlimax.