Today Neptune stations retrograde in Pisces—joining Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in their apparent retracings of their pathways across the sky. There is such a strong personal and collective pull back toward where we have come from. It is important to use this time to review, finding what resources the past has to offer, while not getting seduced into the comfort of established familiarities. The Moon in Cancer makes a trine to Mars in Pisces, stimulating emotional courage before the Moon ingresses into Leo and directly into an opposition with Saturn in Aquarius. Saturn can activate our fears, particularly around showing up and being seen, but the Moon is waxing in light in the sign of the Sun. Leo is the hearth of authenticity, our abiding whole-heartedness. Audre Lorde writes in “Eye to Eye,” “To search for power within myself means I must be willing to move through being afraid to whatever lies beyond. If I look at my most vulnerable places and acknowledge the pain I have felt, I can remove the source of that pain from my enemies’ arsenals … Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” What have you not yet accepted about yourself, and how has this self-rejection or self-abandonment diminished who you have become? How might you begin to move through being afraid toward whatever lies beyond? As the Moon forms a sextile with Venus retrograde in Gemini, we may find ourselves moved to share our most vulnerable places with those we love, those who have made themselves trustworthy, as part of our journey into acceptance.
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.