As Mercury and Uranus lie at opposite sides of the solar system this fortnight around the second half of October, their opposition allows then to be leading roles in the drama played out by us actors who strut and fret our fated destinies on the stage of life.
Any worthy actor can take up the leading parts of the archetypal Mercury and Uranus roles. Or it can play itself out in our own psyches. Whichever way they appear, they bring with them a rather stubborn mindset. Also a brilliant one, mind you. A mind inspired by the bolt from the blue. I brings with it the opportunity to find alternative solutions to the mental blocks of the day. Sometimes the stubborn clinging to a mindset or opinion or perception or assemblage point, leaves us unable to see the solution that lies before us. When the cup is full there remains no room for more water.
Sparks may fly now, the mind can be set alight if the current is right. Just beware putting your foot in it tactlessly or arrogantly now though, for the inspiring potency of Uranus can leave even the mediocre mind feeling inflated with insights that may seem divinely channelled, but not everyone is tuned into your station or likes your brand or flavour. Two men say they’re Jesus; one of them must be wrong.
But wait, A third planet comes into the alignment. It’s Pluto – now only a planetoid of course – roughly ninety degrees apart from both Mercury and Uranus, in other words half-way between the two, and therein lies the key. For whatever clash of interests is brewing between the two inspired minds, or even the two sides of one’s own inspired mind – the tension aroused, the impasse, the loggerhead as symbolised by Mercury and Uranus – a solution lies in the hands of Pluto. The T-square aspect formed between these three planets so neatly aligned, like we see in the sky this week, symbolise a challenge. But different people handle challenge in their own way.
A mature person or partnership knows how to be diplomatic in solving their marital differences. They see a counsellor, for example, and that third party takes them through their unconscious behaviour toward each other, and eases the flow between the two once again. Insensitive and harsh retaliatory words will not win the day here, but rather chase away investment of future interest. As will messianic fervour that yours is the only way. What’s available now, is the ability to see the challenge, and also have available the solution, a dispassionate lucid moment, whether internally or externally sourced.
Mature partnerships rise to great heights by being able to diplomatically solve their differences in a win-win attitude. And we all know the world loves a winner.