July 5, 2019

After this week’s intense astrological tidal wave, there are no exact aspects today. As I woke this morning, the sky was grey and the world was quiet, tall Oregonian pine cutting stark jagged shapes of green against the endless cloud. Quite a contrast to last night’s fireworks which blared from all corners of town as people gathered in celebration of the holiday…

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That the heavens are quiet today, no pressing new astrological aspects to name right now, seems fitting after the 4th of July, a holiday I have an increasingly hard time not feeling physically ill over. The raucous celebration of this country always seems ridiculous to me, and this year as we see report after report of continued abuse against vulnerable human beings, I can’t stomach any of it, nor do I have patience for explanations of why I need to care.

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The Moon is in Virgo today, the sign of the earth virgin. Virginity connotes not purity but autonomy. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, and both she and her ruling planet are divine entities who travel to the underworld and back. She as the bride of Hades, and Mercury as his messenger, the facilitator of dreams, the psychopomp.

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Virgo is also the healer, the doula, the temple attendant, the hearth keeper, the alchemist, the witch, the herbalist. She works in service to harmonize body, soul, mind, and earth. As the skies are quiet today, I see this Virgo Moon moment as a time of integration, and of mending. There is broken-heartedness amongst us right now. So many of us are triggered, traumatized, and living in fear, anger, disgust, with the current state of affairs in our country. Perhaps we can take time today to connect with each other in moments of healing and in love. Kindness and understanding, as well as valuing our bonds, the ones from the heart, the ones that are crucial to maintain, the ones evil seeks to break, will carry us through.

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There is no freedom if we are all not free. Please reach out to one another today as we reintegrate this energy, and make sure you love as strongly as possible. Donate to organizations that need our support, if that is financially accessible, but most importantly do not ignore the role this country plays in maintaining a tradition of cruelty and human suffering in this world, from sea to shining sea.

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The Capricorn South Node asks us to shed the abuses of the father, of the patriarchal system. The Cancer North Node opens a door to a matriarchal future. We need to make radical adjustments for what’s next. Sending love to whoever needs it right now. Thank you for reading these words.