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Mercury sextile Pluto .
Yesterday there was a flurry of news about the federal government’s latest attack on the LGBTQAI community from a memo that proposes defining gender as a biological condition determined by genitalia at birth. They’re seeking to establish a definition of sex as male or female + unchangeable under TitleIX. The “2nd wave” feminist movement sought to dismantle gender barriers on the basis of sex and Title IX was a hard won victory in 1972. It is a bitter twist it is now being used against the queer community, many of whom fought so actively for its passage. .
Today, October 22, the genderqueer God of communication, Mercury, is in Scorpio, the sign of sex and power, sextiling the God of Death, Pluto, in Capricorn, the sign of authority + institutions, so we need to talk about this with everyone we know. Our government is deeply flawed, especially because elected officials seek to personally profit from their office +/or rule through domination. However, democracies have existed for thousands of years, + it is only recently that anyone other than land owning cis-men are included in the process. Voting is a right people have fought + died for, which is still heavily restricted for people of color. We can honor the dead this Samhain season by participating in the November 6 election. .
Let us tell our stories to one another. It is not always possible to influence our family members, in fact, they might vote against us out of spite, but there is always someone in our sphere who can be reached, perhaps a coworker or neighbor. Now it is time for you to let them know that TransRightsAreHumanRights. Transgender + gender non-conforming people have always existed, our beloved Mercury is a testament to that, + they always will. This administration will someday pass from being, but the damage they can do to vulnerable members of our community, especially those in prisons, homeless shelters, + schools is immediate + long lasting. In Massachusetts, we need to vote YesOn3 to uphold basic protections for our trans community. Start talking + spread the word. Change only ever came from us. astrology