There is some potent dramatic tension between assertive individual expression and collective harmony. Make sure your action scenes are not just gratuitous violence, but have a deeper message. Add to this a tension between transforming old structures and staying with what feels nurturing and safe. The old argument between Pantsers and Plotters could now be solved by compromise. Don’t try to choose between either side. What needs to be done is to use the best of both to create a new and better system.
Mercury quintile Pluto is wanting us to go back over old material. Restrictions from the past need resolving. The way out is through shining a light on relationships. We have to update old ideas in striking new ways. This is not saying to throw out the old, but to renew it. By evening, the issues become very clear. We know which way to go and how to get there. It has something to do with active expansion while continuing to care about home. It has to do with finding individuality while maintaining connection.
With the Moon in communicative Gemini, writing gets easier as the day progresses. A square between Uranus in Aries and Sun/Venus in Libra seems to add tension to any new actions we take. However, if we stay with optimism, humor, adventure and an expanded philosophy, we see a way out of that tension. With Mercury retrograde in Libra, great writing can be done about optimistic new social systems that involve generosity and equality. Humor writers have a good day writing about fun differences between the old and the new.
With retrograde Mercury back in Libra, we can easily go over old material and do some editing. Especially after lunch, as the Moon moves into communicative Gemini, we can get some real writing done. Harmonious aspects to Jupiter in dramatic Leo and Mars in expansive Sagittarius give us the big perspective on our novel or other large projects. We’re on day 3 of a 5 day period when we can really get a grip on structuring our working schedule to be more productive and efficient. Any work done on plotting or outlining will go well now too.
Today is all about love, both individual and collective love. If you write history, write about the peace treaty signing. Write about dramatic reconciliations, first kisses or hot tub sensual encounters. It’s a day to write about the chocolates, champagne and gifts. Greeting card writers will have their best day of the year today.
The Moon enters Taurus and trines Neptune. It’s the perfect time to write the sensual details. After the intensity of the last few days, we can heave a sigh of relief and write more easily. Stick with your new outline. Focus your writing today upon the beauty of the words and the harmonious relationships between your characters. Don’t write into the late hours. Quit early tonight.
There is a great rebalancing today as the new replaces the old. A total lunar eclipse, a grand trine and a kite formation herald a huge change in direction. If we have been heeding the stars and bringing in new ideas gradually, it will go easier for us. Truth will out, as Shakespeare said. Let’s hope you’ve been honest with yourself about your writing. By afternoon, emotional revelations are flying. These can either destroy or save your work, depending on whether you have been open to change or not.
This morning you’re still lost in daydreams. It’s a good morning for reading fiction. By noon, the Moon moves into Aries and you have much more drive to accomplish some work. You may feel like doing sweet, uncontroversial writing that everyone can feel good about, writing that doesn’t ruffle anyone’s feathers. But the stars are saying, no, you must expand your horizons and get to the truth. What would your characters REALLY do in that situation? Don’t take the obvious route because it’s easier to write. Take the path less traveled.