September horoscopes

Aries (March 21 – April 19): You are not the kind to live inside memory. It is time to rediscover the abundance that lingers beyond your peripheral vision. I know you have seen it, a pale shadow bearing the name of a dog you once knew. Try not to seek it out; it idles beyond a threshold that you cannot return from. 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Do not fear loneliness, its contrasting melodies were meant for your ears. Take this newfound freedom to count the headlights on passing cars and appreciate that you will never see the same driver twice. 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Complements do not hold malice. Take what is offered but know that there are some languages you are not meant to understand. Ignore whisperings but remember humming, it just might help you make it to dawn.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): An ache clings to your bones, straining to push past the boundaries of what you once thought you knew. Do not give this pain more attention than necessary. Your skeleton is only a ghostly visitor in this body of existence, and you may walk where you choose. 

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): The solution you seek will find you in the form of a lavender thicket. Tend to it carefully, and you just might get a glimpse beyond the veil. Neglect it, and you may forget the way back home.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): It’s time to walk off the chess board. The direction you have so desperately sought will not be found beneath static street lamps or the ones always looking behind. No path can guide you there, you must go alone.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): The cycle of waking at 3:17 a.m. will end soon. Remember the soft, rotten spots where the wood beneath your feet continues to decay. You deserve this ounce of tenderness, even if the only person who can grant you this gentleness is yourself.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): You’ve been standing in doorways for too long, and it is time to either enter or leave. Your life is not a study of potential or an infinite sea of what could have been. Let your feet guide you back to the damp earth and cool breeze that you have neglected for far too long.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Bruises in the shapes of fingerprints will begin to litter your spine. Someone is coming, or perhaps they have already arrived. Leave an offering of saffron and salt outside your door and watch as the stranger’s warning unfurls in your mind. 

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): So many you have loved are gone and it is changing you. Sunlight doesn’t blind you as it once did, nor does the wind smell so strongly of the places you’ve left behind. Don’t study your reflection for too long, or you may get lost in the unfamiliar symmetry of flesh and blood.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): You will find it sprawled in the gravel just past dusk. In one lifetime, it wore the skin of an oracle and in another, the bones of a pianist. Mourn its life carefully, for even the nameless deserve to be remembered. 

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Your dream journal cannot save you from the wailing lullaby outside your window. You must learn to walk amongst the echoes of beasts and gods or risk falling into the strange web of weeping memories and decomposing gardens.

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