Today is the first day of Pride Month, thirty days dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. June also commemorates the Stonewall Riots, which took place on June 28, 1969. Tired of constant brutality and oppression from the police, people began fighting back after a raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Three nights of resistance and unrest ensued as people fought for the right to be treated equally under the law and to live free.
We have a long road ahead of us in creating a better society, but I urge all of you to consider and realise that there is more that unites us as humans – as people – than what divides us. When there is no justice for a segment of us, then there is no justice for any of us.
Today is the first new moon of the decade. A new moon is kind of an opposite of a full moon, so sometimes it may appear as though there is no moon on the evening of a new moon. It is considered the first lunar phase, and is the point in which the moon and the sun are closest in ecliptic longitude, but not so close that it causes a solar eclipse. In astrology, which of course is not scientific but can be fun anyways, this new moon rises in the sign of Aquarius – a zodiac sign and constellation that represents (amongst other things) rebellion. New moons typically represent fresh starts, and due to the unique position astrologically of this new moon maybe it will inspire you to unleash your inner rebel and take up an awesome cause. As we can all see from the headlines, perhaps the world is in need of some collective, rebellious and revolutionary energy.