Today the Moon in Libra makes a trine to Venus—its ruler, now moving direct—in Gemini. While still retracing its retrograde shadow, Venus is beginning the process of integrating the lessons of the last five weeks. We are learning that in order to live well—to make life more livable for more people—we must confront our fears love and responsibility to one another. bell hooks writes in All About Love, “Fear of radical changes leads many citizens of our nation to betray their minds and hearts. Yet we are all subjected to radical changes every day. We face them by moving through fear … Society’s collective fear of love must be faced if we are to lay claim to an ethic that can inspire us and give us the courage to make necessary changes.” At the scale of both personal relationships and social movements, how are you moving through the fear of love in order to make necessary changes? The Moon then makes a square to the Sun in Cancer, entering the waxing quarter phase, a time of pushing through challenges and insisting on a new way of being in the world. Mars—newly ingressed into Aries—makes a sextile to Saturn retrograde in Aquarius, inspiring determination and focusing our resources on moving beyond the parts of ourselves and our world that say: no, that is not possible. Finally, the Moon in Libra makes a square to Mercury retrograde in Cancer, and we may encounter friction or difficulties due to reluctance to communicate or express what would actually bring us closer together.