Today the Moon in Capricorn makes a trine to Uranus in Taurus, inviting us to embody our revolutionary potential within the context of the most established structures of our society. How do we insist on being and becoming bodies differently when we are living within sedimented systems that have long determined what a body is and what it means—especially when the significance of bodies is structured by violence against some bodies more than others. Sara Ahmed writes in Living a Feminist Life, “Some bodies are in an instant judged as suspicious, or as dangerous, as objects to be feared, a judgement that is lethal. There can be nothing more dangerous to a body than the social agreement that that body is dangerous. We can simplify: it is dangerous to be perceived as dangerous.” Revolutionary embodiment for Black and Brown people might involve insisting: my body is not dangerous. For white people, this might involve asking: is my body dangerous? Does my whiteness create conditions of violence for people who are not white? The Moon then opposes Mercury in Cancer, which may confront us with opportunities to name and articulate our experiences of radical embodiment. How can you describe what it would mean to be a body—your body—differently in a world of more justice and liberation? Finally, the Moon makes a sextile to Mars in Pisces, emboldening us to take courageous, decisive action, to be motivated and animated by our radical realizations and words.
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.