January 4, 2019

Mercury trine Uranus

There’s a standing joke in our house that when I come up with one of my brilliant ideas – such as, for example, the electronic drum kit in the steering wheel for when you’re stationary in traffic – my hubby will say something like ‘How long did it take you to think of that one, darling? While you were brushing your teeth?’ Generally, that’s how my ideas come to me, and in most cases, his response is spot on. Also, in most cases, by the time I’ve left for work – which these days amounts to walking up 6 stairs into the home office – I’ve already forgotten about whatever flash of brilliance so dazzled me just a few short minutes ago. I don’t have the world’s best attention span.

Let’s just say that it’s a good thing for our finances that very few of my brilliant ideas make it to the planning stage – and even fewer move past it.

Today’s star aspect is nothing like the life-cycle of my big ideas: a bursting flash of brilliance skipping the planning phase and moving straight into action without considering the consequences.

The thing is, when Mercury links up with Uranus the ideas come thick and fast from new and unexpected directions. This is great from a stimulus viewpoint, and can absolutely get your mind ticking along but – and it’s a big but – Uranus is stationary and he’s stamping his foot a tad – like a petulant toddler. What’s worse, he’s bored – and he’s telling you so…over and flipping over. And what tends to happen when you’ve got a bored toddler telling you over and flipping over that he’s bored already? Eventually, he’s going to have a tantrum or you’ll make a rash decision – neither of which have the potential to be pretty.

On the other hand, you could take a note of the amazing ideas that come your way and write them down – to think and plan through when Mercury is in Capricorn which, incidentally, is tomorrow.

Hold that thought…