Today the Moon in Libra moves through a trine with its ruler Venus in Gemini before moving through squares to Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn—all retrograde in Capricorn. This is a day for strengthening our connections and investing in our bonds with one another in order to encounter the challenges that we can face together, speaking words that affirm and renew our love for one another. Judith Butler writes in “Performative Reflections on Love and Commitment,” “But if commitment is to be alive, that is, if it is to belong to the present, then the only commitment one can make is to commit oneself again and again. ‘I love you and I choose you again and again.’ I did not just choose you once, but I continued to choose you, and what there is of me in my speech is given to you again and again through this speech act, declaration, vow, and promise, one that binds me to you in the present, whatever present that happens to be.” What can you say today to renew your love, to choose one another again, to commit to the present, to give of oneself to one another—in all forms of love, whether in kinship or intimacy, friendship or otherwise? The squares with the planets in Capricorn may bring up feelings of scarcity or fear, but these are feelings arising from the past. As we choose to belong to one another more fully in the present, as we choose to love again today, perhaps we heal the parts of ourselves that carry the wounds and fears of love and belonging from the past, and we find that another story is possible.
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.