Today the Moon in Leo makes a square to Uranus in Taurus, a trine to Mars in Aries, then a sextile to Venus in Gemini. This is a day for bold departures from rigid social norms, for breaking from established expectations and courageously stepping out into the world radiating the brilliance of our own authenticity. Alok Vaid-Menon writes in Beyond the Gender Binary, “The world we want is one in which all people, regardless of their appearances, are treated with dignity and respect—one in which these factors do not have a bearing on safety, employment, and opportunity. We want a world that acknowledges and appreciates the complexity of everyone and everything—one in which transformation is celebrated and not repressed. We want a world which people have an underlying worth regardless of their gender … Imagine how beautiful it would be if the way we navigated the world was about creative expression, not conforming to arbitrary norms.” We can challenge existing norms that make life unlivable for people who are different when more of us confidently and creatively embody our own differences, challenging the conditions that demand conformity. When we do, we not only contribute to a world more capable of accepting and celebrating difference; we also make ourselves more available to meaningful connections with others, as we allow them to see and know us in more of our complexities and difference rather than seeking connection through sameness or trying to meet others’ expectations.
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.