Looking at the asteroids, we’ve been in a situation where the inspiration (Vesta) is coming from Aquarius, a detached, innovative, airy, unpredictable sign. Yet we want to relate intimately to others (Juno) in a passionate, fiery, dramatic Leonian way. This is like a dry bonfire with lots of sparks that shoot up into the sky and fizzle out. Pallas in Sagittarius gives us the wisdom to see our direction, and Ceres in Capricorn rewards hard work. What this all boils down to is a corkboard full of notes and an outline, but difficulty putting the two together. Today, there’s a big focus on environmental or women’s issues.
You’ll be looking at the details today, but maybe some strange details. As Venus/Chiron sextiles Pluto, you could be thinking of heading off in a whole new direction with your writing. As the Moon enters Libra, you’ll be attracted to writing that makes you feel good, or what you consider beautiful and relaxing, even healing. It may not be considered altogether “normal”, but if it feels good to you, it will attract you. This evening this will all make sense. It will feel as if this new direction is somehow fitting, as if it was always there as a potential, yet never recognized until now.
There’s a lot of confusion this morning. You’re trying to see the big picture, but you can’t. It’s not your fault. The big picture is actually changing. The ground is shifting under your feet. Your best response is to stop following an old pattern. Allow changes, big or small, to occur in your writing today. Look for the innovative and new. Go toward the futuristic, even if it seems like a pipe dream. After dinner, you’ll see the new pattern emerge, and you’ll be glad you got out of that old rut.
There is a push towards deepening your writing to address larger societal issues. You can introduce topics involving compassion, agriculture/food, access to technology, justice and other ethical issues. Write drama involving tension between the individual and the society. How do your characters affect their world, and vice versa? Don’t write theory, write emotion. For example: How does that new road affect that one family’s home? How are they harmed? Do they fight back? Write about the question of whether peace comes through confronting problems head-on, or ignoring them.
You may have been finding it hard to move ahead because you needed to go back and change the structure first. Today, you can really grab hold of that structure, plot or outline, and tame it. The Moon moving through Leo gives us confidence, and Mercury conjunct Vesta gives us faith in our writing abilities. Mercury sextile Saturn also gives us persistence. This may all seem too rigid, but a stellium in Pisces allows the imagination free rein. The only difference is that we can capture those dreams, write them down, and make them real today.
This is the day that you say “yes” to yourself, and commit to your own creative projects. The Full Moon in Leo says to step back from being so available to others, and honor your own personal creations. Your individuality is needed in this world. Your writing feeds into the world’s collective future. Step up to the throne (or computer) and take your rightful place as the king/queen of your realm (or office). It’s not a day to be modest or retiring. Grab the pen with confidence, and WRITE!
The Sun in Aquarius makes harmonious sextiles to several planets and asteroids. You are confident about your new direction, even if it seems unconventional. As the Moon enters Leo and biquintiles Venus/Neptune in Pisces, you will be proud of your ability to know what to write, and when. There may be friction with others who want you to adhere to THEIR vision or to THEIR timetable. Just ignore them. You know what writing schedule is best for you, and they will come around to seeing it your way if you defend yourself calmly but firmly.
The spotlight is on radical change today. Yet, beneath the strident rhetoric, understanding is struggling to be heard. Today, write about people who relinquish old affiliations in order to achieve peace. Write about people who look in the mirror and realize that their actions actually matter. Write about characters who understand that the change they seek begins with them. What actions will your characters take if they believe that what they do will make a difference? What your characters previously thought was so radical, will appear now as the new normal.