The only major aspect today comes in the final hour of Saturday: the Moon makes a conjunction to Venus in Gemini as Venus continues its retrograde journey. Venus turns our attention back to revisit and review what we have called love and what we believe love to be. This conjunction with the Moon may draw out feelings that have gone unexpressed, our fears and doubts about our own lovability, our uncertainties as we practice love with others and ourselves. Judith Butler writes in “Doubting Love,” “One finds that love is not a state, a feeling, a disposition, but an exchange, uneven, fraught with history, with ghosts, with longings that are more or less legible to those who try to see one another with their own faulty vision … Love always returns us to what we do and do not know. We have no other choice than to become shaken by doubt, and to persist with what we can know when we can know it.” Love is never only what we know. It returns us again and again to what we do not know, our uncertainties, our doubts, our ghosts and illegible longings. To love then cannot mean to act with certainty; it is rather the choice to persist in loving even when we are not certain, even when we are shaken by doubt. To love is to do so with what we can know and also with all that we do not know.
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.