Poemscopes for the Month of September

This month's poem horoscopes are drawn directly from the body of work that makes up my Sweet/Nothing Oracle Deck.

As with the past couple months' scopes, I pulled a card from the deck to get a word that serves a theme for each sign this month. What's different this time around is that I've decided to highlight the existing poems that each of those words was originally drawn from. A few signs share the same poem, but the themes and prompts are quite different thanks to the individual words drawn from them. 

Here’s what you’ll find in your #Poemscopes this month:

  • Word: The theme for your learning/expanding this month, drawn from the Sweet/Nothing Oracle.

  • Poem: The word's foundation poem from the Sweet/Nothing Oracle poetry guidebook. 

  • Prompts: To inspire journaling, tarot readings or creation around the theme.

As always: These poemscopes are here for inspiration, reflection and intention. Let them sit with your heart. Take what you need and leave the rest. In addition to reading your sun (and ascendant and moon signs, if you know them) I recommend ruminating on the Collective poemscope that focuses on a common theme.


This Month's Words

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Collective: 5. memory
Aries: 5. waiting
Taurus: 33. slumber
Gemini: 28. collapse
Cancer: 7. ash
Leo: 29. night
Virgo: 13. battle
Libra: 29. rise
Scorpio: 12. father
Sagittarius: 27. heavy
Capricorn: 7. remnants
Aquarius: 26. home
Pisces: 9. healer

 

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The Collective: 5. memory

5. There’s no secret to waiting. Simply let your fears break their fall on memory. It’s easy, really.

  • Do our memories define who we are?
  • Which memories give us the opportunity to be honest about where we’ve come from?
  • Which memories remind us of who we hope to become?
  • Which memories illustrate the beauty we are capable of?
  • Which memories can strengthen our resolve to build something better?

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Aries: 5. waiting

5. There’s no secret to waiting. Simply let your fears break their fall on memory. It’s easy, really.

  • Could I learn something new if I wait?
  • What healing or restoration might I find in waiting?
  • What am I waiting for?
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Taurus: 33. slumber

33. A simple prayer before I drift into slumber: Let me be these rolling hills.

  • What do my dreams reveal?
  • What healing comes from slumber?
  • Do I ever use rest as something to hide behind?
     
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Gemini: 28. collapse

28. If you’re building a bunker, remember: Being crushed to death by collapse or being trapped and slowly suffocating are not good outcomes.

  • Do I need all of the inner protective structures I’ve built?
  • Of the things I’ve built to protect myself, are all of them sturdy?
  • What healing might I find if I allowed old structures to collapse?
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Cancer: 7. ash

7. Someone once told me, if you dig down into the dirt in areas surrounding Mount St. Helens, you’ll find a layer of ash just under the topsoil. Ash that had killed the fish in the lake, the crops in the fields. Remnants of the eruption she can never take back.

  • What discontent am I keeping below the surface? What is at its root?
  • What have I been too keen to burn down?  
  • Is my passion generative or destructive?
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Leo: 29. night

29. The sun is setting, and I’ve started to fear the night because I forgot it will rise again.

  • What fears am I holding onto?
  • How can I release the fears that have become too precious?
  • What do I need to address as the Sun’s light wanes with the shifting season?
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Virgo: 13. battle

13. Before the arrow (before he bled out), Achilles carried yarrow into battle, pressing flowers into soldier’s wounds.

  • What am I fighting for?
  • What is the source of my strength?
  • What healing salves to I offer to soothe my/other’s wounds?

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Libra: 29. rise

29. The sun is setting, and I’ve started to fear the night because I forgot it will rise again.

  • What darkness am I emerging from?  
  • How have I forgotten that the sun will rise?
  • What am I ready to work toward?
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Scorpio: 12. father

12. Pliny the Elder credited the centaur, Chiron, with discovering the science of medicine. After Thetis left Achilles, his father sent him to learn from wise Chiron. Chiron taught Achilles how to use yarrow to staunch cuts.

  • In what ways do I feel like I don’t belong? Where do these feelings come from? 
  • How do I relate to my own father, or to the archetype of father?
  • What lessons have I learned as a result of my father’s actions?
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Sagittarius: 27. heavy

27. A bunker can’t go just anywhere. Even in an open field roots can get in the way. Consider using heavy machinery.

  • What needs clearing before I can build something new?
  • Have I put thought and intention into what I want to bring into my life?
  • How might I put my dreams to work?
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Capricorn: 7. remnants

7. Someone once told me, if you dig down into the dirt in areas surrounding Mount St. Helens, you’ll find a layer of ash just under the topsoil. Ash that had killed the fish in the lake, the crops in the fields. Remnants of the eruption she can never take back.

  • What remains of the past are taking up space in the present?
  • How might I lovingly release what no longer serves me?
  • What healing might I find in the remains of my former selves?
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Aquarius: 26. home

26. Building a bunker under an existing home can weaken the foundation.

  • What does home mean to me?
  • What time or energy do I need to invest in my home?
  • How do I distract myself from taking care of what truly matters?
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Pisces: 9. healer

9. Dirty socks and unhooked bras form small hills on my bedroom floor. Half-empty glasses perched between the wall of books and the jar full of last summer’s dried flowers. Yarrow. Healer. Little feather.

  • What heals me?
  • Who are the healers in my life?
  • Does what heals me help me heal others?

 

Sara Holodnick