Today the Moon ingresses into Leo, with reception from the Sun in Gemini. Leo is the fixed fire sign, steady and enduring in its courage and fierce authenticity. The Moon opposes Saturn moving retrograde in Aquarius. Here we confront our fears, those deeply internalized structures that limit or constrain our capacities to show up in wholehearted ways. Brené Brown writes in The Gifts of Imperfection: “If we want to live and love with our whole hearts, and if we want to engage the world from a place of worthiness, we have to talk about the things that get in the way—especially shame, fear, and vulnerability.” This invitation to give voice and put into words the experiences that prevent us from living and loving with our whole hearts is amplified when the Moon makes a sextile to the Sun in Gemini. Gemini thrives on dialogue, communication, and exchange, suggesting that whatever internal resistance may have been described in the Moon’s opposition to Saturn, talking about our fears and naming what is resisting are ways of illuminating those places that we might otherwise ignore. The Moon then makes a square to Uranus in Taurus, propelling us into more authenticity, even if that requires breaking down old, established patterns and breaking from the conventions we’ve made for ourselves that limit our own illumination. The Moon is waxing, increasing in light. All of us no doubt carry formations that we developed in order to survive; Uranus demands that we liberate ourselves from those survival strategies that are now preventing us from coming into more illumination.
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Michael J. Morris is a witch, an astrologer, a tarot reader, an artist, a writer, and a teacher.