Today Venus in Gemini makes a trine to Saturn in Aquarius, inviting us to develop the structures we need in order to support us in practicing open, honest communication. Saturn is dignified in its domicile of Aquarius, providing a steady foundation on which to examine and shape the boundaries we need in order to love well. The Moon ingresses into Virgo with reception from Mercury in Pisces. With the Moon in Virgo, we may be drawn toward optimizing the management of our material resources and the efficiency of our daily lives—which could be helpful under the conditions of quarantine and pandemic. But with the Moon’s ruler in Pisces, remember to prioritize allowing yourself to feel the immensity of this situation and craft practices for processing our personal and collective emotional lives as well. The Moon in Virgo makes a square to Venus in Gemini, and we may find ourselves pushing through conflict and compromise between how we are organizing our lives and how we are communicating with those we love. Finally, Jupiter makes the first of three conjunctions to Pluto this year. Following the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in January which asked us to face the operations of power that we are rejecting, to which we are saying NO, the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction asks us what forms of power do we want to affirm? To what sources of power do we want to say YES? I recall Audre Lorde writing, “In order to perpetuate itself, every oppression must corrupt or distort those various sources of power within the culture of the oppressed that can provide energy for change. For women, this has meant a suppression of the erotic as a considered source of power and information within our lives.” Inasmuch as intuitions and structure of power are failing us repeatedly throughout this pandemic, Lorde’s writing reminds us that there are sources of power that have been corrupted and distorted in order to maintain oppressive social systems. This first conjunction between Jupiter and Pluto asks us to begin to investigate what sources of power have been repressed within our bodies, lives, and cultures, and how might we begin to affirm and expand our access to such powers?
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.