The only exact aspect in the sky today following yesterday’s New Moon is the Moon making its conjunction to Uranus. The stability of the body is shaken, disruptive, trembling at the encounter of what else might become possible. Judith Butler writes in Bodies That Matter: “To what extent is ‘sex’ a constrained production, a forcible effect, one which sets the limits to what will qualify as a body by regulating the terms by which bodies are and are not sustained?” She pursues as “radical rearticulation of the symbolic horizon in which bodies come to matter at all.” As the Moon conjoins Uranus, may not only the limits of what we believe to be the truth of bodies be shaken, but may the ways in which such limits and beliefs live deep within our own bodies quake with the sudden realization that this is not the only way. What do you believe to be true of bodies—your own body—and how do you reproduce the reality of such beliefs every day by continuing to behave as if that is real? What if today you questioned the foundations of such beliefs—risking staging a revolution within your own flesh—in order to experience what else a body could do and become? What if you questioned the ways in which the materiality of your own body has been transformed into signs of cultural situation—sex, race, age, ability, and so on—which shape the material conditions of life and livability, in order to break down the horizons of how bodies come to matter, in order to challenge the limits of who gets to live and how?
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.