Today is Beltane, the witches’ cross-quarter sabbat that celebrates the midpoint between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Today the Moon in Leo makes a sextile to Venus in Gemini—with both their rulers in Taurus. Today we stoke the fires of enduring love and pleasure, celebrating connection, union, and allowing ourselves to be seen and known in our own radiance. The Moon then makes an opposition to Mars in Aquarius, a condition of maltreatment in Hellenistic astrology. Mars can describe aggression, conflict, estrangement, and dispossession. The Moon describes the body and the emotional life. Notice if you find yourself disassociating. Notice if you feel yourself cut off from feeling. If you find yourself facing off in anger or confrontation, take a deep breath. Slow down. On the topic of women responding to racism, Audre Lorde writes, “The angers between women will not kill us if we can articulate them with precision, if we listen to the content of what is said with at least as much intensity as we defend ourselves against the manner of saying … The angers of women can transform difference through insight into power. For anger between peers births change, not destruction, and the discomfort and sense of loss it often causes it not fatal, but a sign of growth.” How can you meet this anger with precision and intense listening in order to birth change and growth? Anger need not separate or kill us. If we allow our anger to be held with care, it can become fuel for change.