This morning and this evening will feel like polar opposites. This morning, we are mentally sharp, and it’s a good day for editing or anything that requires attention to detail. Moon in Gemini trine Mars in Aquarius gives us mental agility, but it could also give us some irritability. Venus moves into Aquarius later this morning smoothing the mental waters, though, so we can get some work done. This evening, as the Moon enters Cancer, we become more emotional than mental. Pour your feelings out onto the page. Grab a box of tissues and write those sad scenes tonight. Try not to drip tears onto your keyboard.
Today is a pivot point where you stop forcing your writing into old molds. You see the new direction that is opening up right in front of you. It’s not that you throw away the outline you’ve been working so hard on. It’s that you expand it with new, exciting and relevant material. Mental expansion is the order of the day. If you think you’ve said everything there is to say about your subject. Think again. There’s more to say if you look for it, and fresh ways to say it.
If you thought you were going to just sit down and toss off a few easy words today, think again. While Moon in Gemini just wants to write along the surface of things, Saturn conjunct Pallas in Sagittarius wants us to see the bigger picture. Where your emotions want to write about the small, everyday occurrences and the little stories about what happened at the grocery store, Saturn demands that you look at how those little stories fit into a grander one. This will feel frustrating and demanding until an “aha” moment arrives after supper that could motivate you to write into the wee hours. Your mind suddenly opens to see vistas of wider possibility for your work. Not a bad way to ring in the first evening of the New Year!
Moon trine Pluto today makes us optimistic about recent changes. The day is full of shifting emotions and thoughts, as if we can’t believe the magnitude of what has actually happened. Write about characters accepting big changes and trying to orientate themselves within a new world structure. There will be uncertainty combined with bouts of elation, worry mixed with hope. New plans will be made, reworked, then clarified and reworked again. A T-square with Moon in Taurus makes us aware of the significance of what has happened. Write about that.
Today, we’re still integrating the big changes that have occurred, but we’re starting to get hopeful again. We see that a commitment to helping each other is the way forward. You could be writing fiction about families bonding or writing non-fiction about political solutions. Write about people coming together and finding common ground today. Sun trine Moon in earth signs makes this more than just warm and fuzzy feelings. Concrete answers to real problems are possible now.
This morning we are still stunned from the big shifts that happened yesterday. We realize that nothing will ever be the same again. Yet, somehow, if we embrace the change and don’t fight it, we see the value of it. Mars in Aquarius is uniting our hearts and minds (Mercury and Venus) to be able to process and accept uncertainty. This afternoon we could even get optimistic! Today, write about the emotional shifting and mental realizations that occur when characters must accept profound change in their lives.
Today the focus continues on active social change, but the atmosphere is less optimistic. Emotions are on edge. Your characters won’t have much patience. Write about that. Women, especially, will have no patience with any type of oppression or restriction. How strong are your heroines and your female protagonists? Today, they may surprise you. Moon in Aries conjuncts Uranus and sparks off the longstanding Pluto/Uranus square. This is a moment of focused societal change that could take any form, but will be revolutionary. Write about big shifts in your fictional or non-fictional worlds today.
Warm up to the romance today and watch it sizzle. Electric love scenes are the order of the day. Write the type of love scenes where arguments turn into steamy embraces . . . at least until noon. Then the energy shifts and your characters get out of bed and become politically active. Idealism combines with practical action this afternoon. Later, you could be writing about big social movements or political shifts.