Today the Moon in Aries moves through squares to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. The enthusiasm and ambition of Aries may feel diminished or weighed down by these heavy aspects from Saturn’s domain. Saturn insists on structure and discipline, and can exacerbate our fears around scarcity and “not enough.” Saturn contains and constrains the heat and urgency of the Moon in Aries, stoking the fires of rebellion and resistance. Whereas Aries is primed for combustion and sprinting ahead, Saturn demands that we take action in ways that are sustainable in the long-term and have the capacity to endure. Then Pluto drags the Moon into the pit where we have buried histories of harm that are both personal and systemic. Trauma—whether it is rooted in our individual or collective experiences—shapes our impulses whether or not we acknowledge or accept the ways in which this is happening. Today you might ask: how am I acting out patterns of injury that are all the more controlling because I refuse to face them? In what ways are the actions I think affirm my own agency actually subjugating me to ongoing operations of suffering interred within my own unconsciousness? So often what gets called freedom is actually just the path of least resistance—aligning with systems of oppression and harm, digging ourselves deeper into the trenches of the familiar. This square between Pluto and the Moon calls us into the crisis of considering: what if there’s another way?
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.