Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, when we memorialize and honor the hundreds of transgender people who have been murdered world-wide this year.
The Moon in Virgo makes a trine to Uranus in Taurus, inviting us into radical right-relationship with change. Virgo is the mutable earth sign, signifying material adaptability and the transformation of material processes; the Moon signifies the body, and Uranus demands revolution. As I hold the grief of the relentless violence against trans and gender-nonconforming people—particularly trans women of color in the U.S. and abroad—I know that the roots of this violence are in rigid attachments to immutable gender categories, resistance to change and changeability, and in the toxic repression of all of the ways in which we fear difference in one another and ourselves. The Moon in Virgo’s trine to Uranus is asking us to open to new revolutionary relationships to our own bodies and the bodies of others, to difference, and to change. The Moon then makes a sextile to Mercury which is stationing direct in Scorpio after several weeks of retrograde motion. It is time to name our fears, speak our shame, and share the harm we’ve kept hidden—because hidden harm, shame, and fear become the soil in which violence takes root. In the final minutes of the day (EST), the Moon in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces. This confrontation asks us to look inward and to do the work of putting our dreams, fantasies, and ideals into practice. If you can imagine a better world, a world without the conditions for harm and violence, how do you put that into practice today? If we are living in an imagination battle, as adrienne maree brown has written, how do we imagine a different world, not only in our hearts and minds, but in our real lives and in our ongoing material practices? How will you live into your imagination of a better world through the actions that you take today and every day?