Today Mercury stations retrograde in Cancer, initiating several weeks of reflection and review in the areas of our charts occupied by Cancer. This could be a time of revisiting our own vulnerable and tender places, allowing ourselves to feel more deeply than we have before, and finding ways to articulate what we have not yet been able to say. The Moon in Taurus makes a sextile to Mars in Pisces then trines to Pluto and Jupiter, both retrograde in Capricorn. When we begin from stable and grounded places, we are more capable of taking action, accessing our own power, and investing in tangible, long-term growth. The Moon then ingresses into Gemini, exchanging signs with Mercury, and moves directly into a trine with Saturn retrograde in Aquarius. Gemini can stimulate our curiosities and direct our interests in many directions. Saturn reminds us that there are rewards for committing to disciplined and focused pursuit of what we are trying to learn. Finally, Mars in Pisces makes a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn. As Pluto moves retrograde in Capricorn—a sign associated with allegiance to the past—we may find ourselves moved to action, responding to the ways that power has been consolidated throughout history. But remember, as Audre Lorde writes in Sister Outsider, “…we cannot fight old power in old power terms only. The only way we can do it is by creating a whole structure that touches every aspect of our existence, at the same time as we are resisting.” As Angela Davis and many others have taught us over and over again, abolition not only requires opposing, resisting, and dismantling existing institutions—like prisons, like the police; it also involves imagining and building new ways of organizing power and acting together. This dismantling and reconstruction is not separate from the internal re-visitation that we are beginning as Mercury turns into its retrograde journey.