There must be some scientific fact that can explain the reason why the winter months this year felt 60 days long each while June flew by so fast it’s not quite clear if it even happened. No, I’m sure it happened. I’m sure it happened because most of June felt like the first time our country’s citizens were made acutely aware of the inhumane treatment imposed on those who seek refuge here; especially those who seek refuge from the gang violence and wars in South and Central America for which our country holds a lot of responsibility.
And, there are a lot of astrologers, a lot of people who study the sky, who know that the events occurring now—their irreparable cruelty—are part of a powerful shift intended to rupture the very foundation of how we live. Not because it hasn’t happened before, but because it has. And, it’s true that while winter was a shit show, it’s also true that it's just now that the Supreme Court passed the travel ban, which serves as a death sentence to so many. It’s true that a woman’s right to choose her own life over one that doesn't even exist is in danger; it's also true that one would be hard pressed to find “pro-life” advocates donating to foundations which aim to keep asylum-seeking families together and out of detention centers.
All of it is true and still we mean to go on. How to reconcile days spent lolling at the beach or eating sliced apples on clean blankets in the park with these days of horror—which is also a kind of awe—with what humans are willing to put others through under auspices of a higher authority or the promise of a better wage? How to imagine our individual lives, our futures, pressed up against so many futures suppressed, disallowed, and revoked?
Whoever you are, wherever you are, know this: I wrote these horoscopes because I know that in times of suffering, those in danger still mean to make art, fall in love, go to the movies, wear that special dress. I wrote these horoscopes knowing that if you’re in danger then I’m in danger. I wrote these horoscopes because I feel the revolution coming, because we are tethered, you in I, in the stars and in the streets.