Today the Sun in Taurus makes a square to Saturn in Aquarius. In Hellenistic astrology, this is a condition of maltreatment, with Saturn overcoming the Sun. It may feel as if the light is diminished or withheld, or that our capacities to stand in our own brilliance and offer that which is life-affirming to others is limited or restricted in some way. The Moon in Aries moves through sextiles to Venus in Gemini and Mars in Aquarius before perfecting its conjunction to Mercury. Aries ignites impulsive action. The Moon’s sextile to Venus reminds us that we do not act alone, while Mars severs and separates, empowering us to clarify those with whom we are not acting in alignment. Then as Mercury settles into the body of the Moon amidst the fires of Aries, having clarified who is with us and who is not with us, there comes the combustion of language, the need to speak up in ways that demand change. In This Bridge Called My Back, Gloria Anzaldúa quotes Kathy Kendall’s recollection: “Audre [Lorde] said we need to speak up. Speak loud, speak unsettling things and be dangerous and just fuck, hell, let it out and let everybody hear whether they want to or not.” What are the loud, unsettling, even dangerous words resonating from within your bones that are demanding to be spoken—whether anyone wants to hear them or not? What we say sparks effects and sets processes into motion, sometimes because of the impact of our words and sometimes simply by virtue of having said them. You don’t know what change is possible because of speaking up and speaking loud, and if you do not dare to say what needs to be said, you may never know. Only one way to find out.
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.