Anybody getting into disagreements deeper than usual these days? Mars in Gemini (communication) will be spending the whole week closing in on the opposition to Pluto (death) in Sagittarius. People are dying to be understood. Speech is primary to human survival, coming fom the cry in the throat for nourishment, and never is it more obvious than when this opposition comes around. And never is the truth more anxious to be revealed, the pretense stripped. Mars is action and Pluto draws upon hidden reserves so force in articulation rules the day. For some people, exceptional insights are coming along with the courage to speak up. For others, hurtful words are being thrust with excess force and some can't control what they say. Another problem with Pluto is the inability to find satisfaction, so the points might be forced repeatedly with the sharp sword of Mars, still missing the response some are hoping for, the power of their words escaping no matter how hard they push. Torrential verbiage can result and major misunderstandings. Of course, some people are speaking with clarity, honesty, extra perception, and Marsian accuracy. And best of all, some people are witnessing and comprehending themselves. Along with the struggles in communication will likely be questions about blogging. How much is the right amount? Where are the best places? Are these the people I really want? Are they hearing me in the way I had hoped? Am I compulsive and addicted (Pluto)? Am I running from blog to blog looking for something that's not really there? Am I learning in a way never previously experienced? Am I enjoying myself finding unique companionship and belonging? Some of these questions might find answers by the end of the week.
Whatever the outcome, this configuration is a great opportunity to learn. The lower mind of Gemini energized by Mars seeks immediate knowledge from the higher mind of Sagittarius and this, along with the penetrating insight of Pluto, can briefly uncover extraordinary wisdom.
As the jazz artist Mose Allison sang .... How much truth can a world stand?Illustration: Audrey Niffenegger