Today Mercury in Aries separates from its square to Pluto and into its square to Jupiter in Capricorn, a condition of bonification in Hellenistic astrology that may also challenge us to grow in our voices. How can you begin to transform your silence and fear into words that must be said, words that motivate you to action? Audre Lorde writes, “My silence had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you … What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? … In the transformation of silence into language and action, it is vitally necessary for each one of us to establish or examine her function in that transformation and to recognize her roles as vital within that transformation.” The Sun makes a conjunction to Uranus in Taurus, disrupting and challenging how perceptions and understandings, as well as how we will risk shining and showing up in the world. The Moon in Gemini makes a conjunct to Venus, a trine to Mars in Aquarius, and a square to Neptune in Pisces. It is necessary to connect with others, to find the actions that can be taken together, but know that as we do so, something of our egos and our individualism will be challenged. The more we work together in solidarity, the more the distinction between self and other dissolves, bridging our differences as that which connects us.