Today the Moon ingresses into Taurus, the sign of its exaltation, reminding us to slow down, ground into our bodies, and cultivate deeply nourishing care practices that can support us in the days ahead. As the Moon receives a square from Saturn retrograde in Aquarius, we may hit a wall, physically or emotionally. If we don’t slow down and care for our systems, our systems may demand that we stop—whether or not we want to do so. adrienne maree brown writes in Pleasure Activism, “There’s this concept of suffering central to so many of us as whatever, activists, organizers, anyone trying to change the world … so much of how we get pulled into community and kept in community is a solidarity built around our sufferings … which is not liberatory … what does it take to actually shift the feel of organizing? The way we feel our existence? We’re not meant to suffer alone. We’re meant to experience pleasure and togetherness.” In moments of slowing down and pause, can we reorient our efforts for justice and liberation, aligning with our own embodied sense of longing and pleasure, rather than building new worlds around the suffering and burn out that we inherit from systems of oppression? What if, as brown writes, we can “begin to imagine a society coordinated around honest, clearly articulated longings … all of us organizing ourselves around what we long for rather than what we are against”? Finally, in the last hour of the day, the Moon makes a conjunction to Uranus in Taurus. This can describe a powerful, jolting activation of our bodies and emotional life. The shock and disruptions will continue to come; what kinds of capacities and containers are you cultivating to hold and ground the upheavals when they come?