Today the Moon makes a conjunction to Neptune in Pisces. This is a time for surrender, for letting go of that to which we are clinging, for softening our own edges and dissolving any rigid sense of distinction. We were never so separate in the first place. As Judith Butler writes, “As bodies, we are always for something more than, and other than, ourselves … Let’s face it. We’re undone by each other. And if we’re not, we’re missing something … One does not always stay intact. It may be that one wants to, or does, but it may also be that despite one’s best efforts, one is undone, in the face of the other, by the touch, by the scent, by the feel, by the prospect of the touch, by the memory of the feel.” How might you find yourself undone by the other, by sensation, by all the ways in which your body is opened out onto a world? The Moon makes a square to Venus moving retrograde in Gemini. If we are undone by the other, perhaps we know this most acutely in love and other forms of relation. How have you found that you are no longer only your own, precisely because you are no longer on your own? How can we hold the truth that we belong to one another, precisely be we are in one another’s hands—whether such hands commit violence or care? As the Moon makes a sextile to Pluto moving retrograde in Capricorn, we may become aware of the ways in which power is never simply something we have or do not have; it is always a relation in which we are implicated.
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.