Today the Moon ingresses into Scorpio, the sign of its fall, then into a square with the Sun in Leo, entering the waxing quarter phase of the lunation cycle. In Scorpio, the Moon is plunged into emotional depths, pulling us into our dark and vulnerable places, while the waxing quarter is a time of rising to challenges and pushing through resistance. What parts of yourself are you afraid to feel? What feelings are you afraid to share, and what might become available as you confront these inner impediments? Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn makes a lovely sextile with Neptune retrograde in Pisces just as Venus in Gemini is making a square to Neptune as well. These aspects describe so much affirmation for remembering and empowering dreams and visions we may have forgotten or abandoned. Alexis Pauline Gumbs writes in M Archive: After the End of the World:
“everyone knows we are made of stardust. they just don’t remember what it means.
what does it mean?
it means if we can walk all over each other, we can also walk the sky.
*a conversation a couple of our ancestors had on a romantic night some time (but not too long) before they became constellations.”
Can you remember what it means to walk the sky? What if this is a start? Mercury in Cancer makes a third and final square to Mars in Aries. Their first square was on May 11, when Mars was in Aquarius and Mercury was in Taurus. They were square again on July 8 when Mercury was moving retrograde. Now that Mercury is direct and gaining speed, this final square has the potential to bring some kind of closure to whatever conflict or argument these aspects have been describing over the last several months. Finally, the Moon in Scorpio makes an opposition to Uranus in Taurus. Something in our depths may be shaken, unsettled, or ruptured, but these are the tremors of what it might mean to be free.