This morning, the Moon conjuncts Jupiter in Leo and we have a need to expand the dramatic scope of our writing. Mercury remains in Scorpio giving us the mental strength to probe into emotionally sensitive areas. In complete contrast to yesterday, seriousness trumps fun today. Our best work is done if we focus on intense, difficult relationships. It’s a great day to write that argument scene you may have been avoiding, or that article about domestic violence or international tension between nations.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy today. There’s a tug-of-war between being super serious and just wanting to have a good time today. Having fun wins. Don’t get me wrong. There’s still a hard aspect between revolutionary Uranus and intense Mars/Pluto in hard working Capricorn. Yet today, it will seem that, the more fun we allow, the more work we actually get done. The two are not mutually exclusive. By this evening, we see where all this is going. It’s an “Aha” moment that appeases the strict taskmaster by showing him how all this entertainment is adding value to the structure we’ve been building.
This morning, we get revolutionary ideas about radical new structures. You could completely change your plot line or start pursuing a unique new theme in your writing. Expansive ideas will burst forth, but you won’t be able to put all of them into words or complete sentences today. Just take notes, and see where they lead. This afternoon, take those ideas and ponder on them without trying to put it into any solid form. Things are shifting rapidly today. If you try your best to keep up with them, that’s the best you can do.
The day has surface waves of fluctuating emotions, but the underlying depths are stable and intense. We are writing about serious, longstanding relationships that transcend time and space. We may be writing about historic exchanges between countries that involved upset and death. History writers and those writing about war and are highlighted today. We may also be writing about difficult relationships from the past, such as cold case murders, old betrayals or labor unrest. There is a glimmer of hope here, though, with Chiron sextile Mars/Pluto, that shows us the way toward forgiveness and healing.
The intensity of yesterday continues, but aspects to Mercury in Scorpio show a more caring, humanitarian aspect arising. As Mars passes by Pluto, the foundation of our writing has been totally disrupted. Recovery will require opening our imagination to encompass ideas about healing the wounds of the broader humanity. We are being asked to look at how our writing will affect others. Look at the probable demographics of your readers. Consider your audience. What can you say that will entertain, please or heal them in some way?
All indications point to the stellium of planets in Scorpio today and the Pluto/Uranus square. This all spells INTENSITY. Mars is very near to its exact conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn. The issue involves our foundations and what we think we are building. Something could come out of left field today, that sends the whole structure reeling. Our writing will be better for it if we embrace the change. But this change will require opening to a level of intensity in the writing that we may not be comfortable with. We may not want to go there, yet the stars say, “GO!”
Harmonious quintiles between the Moon, Mercury and Mars/Pluto give us great creativity this morning. Writers are especially blessed because the planets are in communication related signs. You could be building towards a great work of art. But don’t push it too far. This afternoon, hard aspects signal that we may expand beyond our own level of competence. It’s a day to grow, but only a little and push boundaries, but only so far. Be moderate this evening. Leap for new ideas, but don’t leap over the top.
The use of language has the potential to communicate great beauty today. We have the ability to sway people with metaphors that link the mundane with the sublime. Avoid being too direct today. Say what you have to, but say it with finesse and style. Poetry will speak louder than bald statements. As the Moon moves into Gemini tonight quintiling Mars in Capricorn, don’t write new material. Focus on the words you wrote earlier. Perfect them. Make them sing.