Right before the full moon, the Sun will have just made a trine to Jupiter. Following the full moon, Jupiter will make a sextile to the moon. Both of these are supportive flowing aspects, they encourage us to grapple with our feelings around permission and consent, around expanding our circles and our opportunities. These encouragements are echoed in the aspects that make up Thursday’s lunation, a tight crossing of oppositions between the moon and the Sun, Venus in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn, and a looser opposition between Mars and Saturn. Together, we are called to feel through contraction and expansion as modes that inform each other: the pleasure of saying yes informed by the steadiness of no.