Today Mercury in Gemini makes a sextile to Uranus in Taurus. It is a time for articulating revolution into countless forms, for speaking radical change into being, and also for listening deeply to the words that are being spoken—especially by Black and Brown people—that have the potential to unsettle us, to shake us, to disrupt what we thought we knew. The Moon in Sagittarius makes an opposition to Venus retrograde in Gemini before coming into opposition with the Sun, perfecting its penumbral Lunar Eclipse. The opposition to Venus ties this lunation into the process or reflection and review that the Venus retrograde has been describing. The eclipse occurs in a T-square with Mars in Pisces. This has the potential to describe an intense severing or separating, conflict, or struggle, particularly in ways that may feel unsupported. Where do you need to separate and step away, bring things to an ending, because what you are coming to realize as truth is not being supported there? Sagittarius can describe a burning need for freedom and movement and change, which may require cutting something off or separating from what has kept you limited in your motion or mobility. This reminds me of Fannie Lou Hamer saying, “Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” Use this time to consider how those around us—Black and Brown people, trans folks, queer folks, women and femmes, disabled folks, poor folks, undocumented people, incarcerated people, etc.—are not yet free. Face the ways in which you and I are contributing to that lack of freedom. As the Moon moves into a square with Neptune in Pisces, we will be challenged to dream new ways of creating freedom for more people.
You can hear more about the upcoming eclipses in June and July on this episode of the home|body podcast on which I appeared in June.
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.