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.
This morning, look around at the place you write. Is there a way to fix it up that would make it more conducive to the creative process? What about your chair? Do you need a new one? Or your keyboard. And how’s the lighting? Do you need to tidy your desk? Or rearrange the room to a better feng shui? Around noon, the Full Moon in Taurus trine Neptune/Chiron in Pisces makes us lean back and contemplate the big picture. Hopefully, you’ll be contemplating in new, nicer surroundings.
It’s not the best day to rely on your feelings. They could be over-the-top today. Calm thought, backed up with concrete action will serve you better. Today, why not work on that outline, plot structure or premise, or do some editing? Late this afternoon and into this evening, the Moon enters Taurus and your feelings become more reliable. Tonight, you can be very practical and down-to-earth in realistically evaluating your writing.
The Moon conjuncts Uranus in Aries this morning. You’ll feel an emotional urge to forge ahead and get some writing done. However, it may not be that easy with difficult aspects to the Sun, Venus and Pluto. Strong forces are pushing you to deal with personal emotional issues. How can you bring those issues into your writing? Instead of trying to ignore difficult feelings, why not USE them to make your work better? But to use them, you’ll have to face them and feel them.
Everything is dreamy and nebulous before noon. You may get a few housekeeping issues done, but not much more. The Moon goes into Aries after lunch giving you an urge to get something accomplished. There’s a tug of war all day between buckling down to write and sitting back and daydreaming. Neither one has the upper hand. The best solution today will be to take it hour by hour. Write when the urge hits, then sit back for a while and dream. You’ll get more work done by honoring both.