When life is scary and tragic: Aries Moon square Pluto

 
 "Towards the Infinite" (Kamila Gibran, Mother of the Artist) by Kahlil Gibran, Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Towards the Infinite" (Kamila Gibran, Mother of the Artist) by Kahlil Gibran, Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

This morning the first thing I read was a text from my brother saying that an older girl from my childhood neighborhood had died. She was only four years older, but when we were kids four years felt like a lot. My older sister was her younger sister’s friend. I used to follow my sister to go to their house and play in their pool. That family had ten kids, and I wasn’t really anyone’s friend, but the family let me tag along. I remember eating at their house and watching the movie Clue. My family has five kids, and as the youngest I spent a good part of my childhood angrily vying for attention. This older girl, the middle child, seemed so peaceful and kind. I didn’t know how to be that way in a big family myself, so I liked being around her. She was always very sweet to me. She died at age 45.

The second, third and fourth things I read about were the hurricane, the earthquake, and the monsoon. This Aries moon day is not playing around. It’s pretty scary and rough.

And yet today’s also my Mom’s birthday. My Libra-moon, lovely Mom shares a birthday with Mother Mary. I hear her voice in my head: “What do you need me to do?”

That’s Venus and Saturn today, comforting and helping us handle a life that’s sometimes very hard.

(Moon trine Venus 12:30 p.m. Moon square Pluto 1:48 p.m. Moon trine Saturn 9:27 p.m.)