Today the Moon in Aries makes squares to Pluto and Jupiter—both retrograde in Capricorn—and a sextile to the Sun in Gemini. Aries inspires action, but with the Moon squaring Pluto and Jupiter, this action may require us to challenge the ways in which powerful institutions have repressed our own agency and aspirations. Audre Lorde writes in “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action”: “In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my mortality, and of what I wished and wanted for my life, however short it might be, priorities and omissions became strongly etched in a merciless light, and what I regretted were my silences. Of what had I ever been afraid? … most of all, I think, we fear the visibility without which we cannot truly live.” Lorde instructs us, “…for us all, it is necessary to teach by living and speaking those truths which we believe and know beyond understanding. Because in this way alone we can survive, by taking part in a process of life that is creative and continuing, that is growth.” Pluto can describe the crushing forces of repression and fear, the consciousness of death and decay, but also the difficult processes of transforming that which is hidden into necessary change. The Sun extends visibility, inviting showing up more fully and relentlessly, without which, Lorde writes, we cannot truly live. Jupiter describes not only teaching those truths in which we most believe, but also the capacity for life to continue and grow. The question today is: how can you show up in more visible accountability for that which you believe to be true? What fear must be overcome in order for you to contribute to a process of life and livability—especially for those who are most marginalized—that is both creative and ongoing?
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.