The early Leo sun is just rising above the horizon and I'm filled with gratitude. The chart of the moment shows the sun opposite Mars in Aquarius, with Uranus in Taurus squaring both in a T-square. But because the sun and Mars are faster, it's more appropriate to say that they're squaring Uranus. And I forget the nuance of that sometimes. That our inner planets move into and out of aspects with the outer planets, and not the other way around. That we engage with them.
This weekend I faced some of my Mars fears: Speaking in front of an audience, sharing my personal story, putting myself out there as an astrologer. As the day approached I felt less and less up to the task. When Tony Howard started the Facebook Live video my mouth was a small, thin line. Watching it later, I was struck by the tension in my face. Mars. Go time. Gearing up to face the battle.
But I didn't meet a Uranian earthquake. I met a tender, warm, and patient community eager to learn and share. I met a team of helpers at Astrology University who had my back and a group of caring colleagues who also took a risk to shine and share during the weekend. And a higher power gave me back my smile.
Under today's Sagittarius moon there could be a mood of exaggeration. And yet in the moon's T-square to Venus in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces I'm reminded of Mister Rogers talking about big and small. Mister Rogers was always good at making space for everything: Fast and slow, big and small.
Take some time today to bask in both the sweetest detail and the larger world that blesses you while you bless it. And thank you all for helping me so much.