Venus 1975: A Terrible Thought

Sally had woken up with a terrible thought. She had been talking with someone, or maybe she had been talking with someone else, and then whichever one it was stopped talking and smiled and Sally reached out and held her and then she woke up. So Sally woke up knowing exactly what it would feel like to have that person's hand touching her there and also there, and exactly what it would feel like to touch that person there and also there, and Sally, who had been doing so well, was thinking about hands again.

Jupiter's colors are orange and red. Its verb is "to hold" in the sense of, "to rule." Jupiter personality types are very controlling; in the right mode, controlling of others, and in the left mode, controlling of self. This is the cause of Jupiter's extreme gravity, in the sense that gravity is the energy that governs the distance and power between people. Contemporary feminists have interpreted the red spot of Jupiter as the chaos and irrationality that comes alongside the desire to rule. Sally has read a lot of theory to that effect but also spent her whole life trying to quiet the great red spot of her life and body anyway, which just goes to prove the point that Jupiters don't learn. They hold on tight to what will never be solid in their fingers.

 

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Aevee Bee is a flannel vaporwave queer and the editor of ZEAL, an online micro zine with cool art and games coverage of overlooked games from exciting new writers and artists. She runs an extremely self-indulgent twitter account and tumblr, contributes regularly to Paste magazine, and freelances in the odd corners of the web. Mammon Machine is her horrifying aesthetic.