Today’s last-quarter moon in Cancer finds us struggling to balance concerns about our own safety and security with the greater imperatives of love. The sun in Libra is shining its conscious light on the places where we’ve too long prioritized personal comfort and convenience over standing up for what’s right. If we’re still clinging to old ways of being and doing that perpetuate injustice, inequality, and suffering for others, now is the time to relax our grip and make way for the change that’s long overdue.
Consider Richard and Mildred Loving, the husband and wife at the center of the historical drama that bears their name. They never set out to become activists—all they wanted was to build a home, raise a family, and live simply together in the Virginia countryside. But in a time and place where interracial marriages like theirs were considered a crime, love left them no other choice.
When seeking to live authentic lives in a culture that’s not yet ready for it we, too, are likely to encounter some resistance – from both within and without.
This resistance will be more easily navigated after Saturday, when Venus joins the sun in her home sign, reaffirming our personal and collective commitment to heart-centered values: harmony, fairness, cooperation, but most of all, love. In the words of Dr. Cornel West, “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”
Then, Mercury enters Scorpio on Tuesday and conjoins Jupiter in that sign on Wednesday. We’ll be supported in digging deep beneath the surface of things and communicating honestly about any injustices or imbalances we find there… even if that means breaking the silence on taboo subjects like race, sex, and power.
Speaking out is not always safe or comfortable, but at times like this, we’re asked to rise to the occasion and stand on the side of love.