The Muse Comes Calling
My job includes a revolving collection of inventive duties. Sadly, the muse doesn’t go to me any extra typically than she does anybody else. However deadlines should be met, so I get to my desk within the morning, set up a method for the day, and roll up my sleeves.
Fortunately, I’ve gotten to the purpose the place what I lack in inspiration, I largely make up for with common competence and a cussed refusal to surrender. However from time to time, once I’ve given up on ever having one other thought, the angels of inspiration pay a go to. They could drop off a care package deal with a few apt metaphors, an thought for a collage, or a brand new approach to take a look at a planetary placement in a chart – and similar to that, work is remodeled from arduous to easy, dreary to pleasant.
Diligence alone gained’t all the time produce an impressed end result. However if you happen to’re at work, you’re simply the place that you must be when inspiration finds you. And this week, when Mars in hard-working Capricorn trines Uranus (Jan. 29, 2024, 3:41 pm PST), the muse might be within the neighborhood – so make your self straightforward to search out.
A Soupçon of Creativeness
There are some who largely place their confidence in what they’ll expertise with their senses. Mercury in Capricorn could be that approach, a bit. And it likes formulation – this motion + this motion = this consequence.
And the factor is, it is a completely effective strategy to coping with the practicalities of the bodily world. Should you’re having a home constructed, you need an architect who is aware of the foundations, one who can create a strong, leakproof constructing with straight partitions and degree flooring.
However, simply perhaps, somewhat little bit of inventive aptitude could be good, too. In my a part of city, enormous, brutalist residence buildings are bobbing up like mushrooms. Few have a lot as a hint of something non-essential, sleek, or stunning.
However across the nook from us, a utilitarian, post-war home is being remodeled right into a split-level filled with whimsical angles and attention-grabbing design decisions. It makes me really feel kindly towards its house owners; I like that they appear focused on making a house that nurtures inspiration, not only a storage field for individuals.
Likewise, when Mercury in Capricorn sextiles Neptune (Feb. 2, 2024, 2:55 am PST), search alternatives to raise the performance of your life by introducing a contact of caprice, a playful smile, or a soupçon of creativeness.
Because the Solar in Aquarius hurtles towards the long run, the Scorpio Final Quarter Moon (Feb. 2, 2024, 3:17 pm PST, 13º35’ Scorpio), together with Jupiter in Taurus, stand to at least one facet, arms crossed with skepticism. “What’s so nice concerning the future?” they mutter. “And what – whom – will you allow behind in your approach there?”
The Solar is on the Sabian Image 14 Aquarius, A prepare getting into a tunnel. Here’s a group targeted fully on their shared vacation spot. However the Moon is on 14 Scorpio, Phone linemen at work. Manner up excessive and lonesome, we discover these phone staff, a lot fewer these days, who join us to at least one one other.
The long run is all effectively and good, however what concerning the connections we share with others right here and now? What concerning the Jupiter in Taurus gardens that we nurture right this moment? We’ll take pleasure in their yield within the spring, and that’s far sufficient into the long run for Taurus; however Aquarius units its gaze on a future that appears to haven’t any want for such humble, earthly occupations.
The stampede of planetary astronauts that may crowd into Aquarius over the subsequent couple of weeks (by Feb. 16, the Solar, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Pluto) declares that the long run is on its approach. However then once more, it’s all the time on its approach, its borders are ever-shifting, and by definition, we by no means fairly attain it. It’s thrilling, this imaginative and prescient of a blinding future, a frontier crammed with newness. However the Scorpio Final Quarter Moon whispers, “New isn’t the whole lot. Don’t overlook to treasure your outdated connections, too.”
After I first visited Disneyland in 1967, Tomorrowland was essentially the most thrilling space of the park. Standing in line exterior Monsanto’s Journey Via Internal House, we watched with a contact of tension as what seemed like actual individuals had been shrunk to miniatures. The Carousel of Progress spun us by way of the newest in fashionable family home equipment, unknown on our Midwestern farm. We gleefully boarded the smooth Monorail, and the Autobahn gave six-year-olds our first style of driving (although it gave no intimation of the epic L.A. site visitors jams in our future).
Aquarius is the signal of tomorrowland, a fantastical and progressive future the place practically something appears doable. Place Mercury in Aquarius (Feb. 4, 2024, 9:10 pm PST by way of Feb. 22), and also you’ll spy entrepreneurs in excited dialog over lunch, madly scribbling concepts on the again of a serviette. You’ll catch astrologers excitedly plugging asteroids into their charts, and engineers doodling attention-grabbing devices and gizmos on their desk blotters. And someplace, you possibly can ensure that science fiction writers are at their laptops, banging out their visions of the long run with renewed zest.
As I’ve stated, the long run is a spot that we by no means fairly attain. But it surely’s vital to maintain reaching for it, as a result of although we would not get there, we’ll actually find yourself someplace new – and Aquarius makes the method of getting there altogether thrilling.
Writing and pictures © 2017-24 by April Elliott Kent
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