Something about ideas bouncing off walls and jumping out of boxes…

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mercury square Uranus

Moon into Aries

One of my best friends is the type who flits from idea to idea – his brain grabbing what he needs to know at each micro stop to come up with whatever it is that he needs to come up with.

Every so often, when we’re talking through a problem, I can see his eyes glaze over and his mind wander – not because what I’m saying is boring (although sometimes it probably is), but because he’s impatient to get moving onto the next thing.

My point is, I’m the one that he usually bounces all of these ideas off. I can act a little like a walking journal or sounding board for when he doesn’t have time to stop and think. When he does (finally) have time to stop and think, I’m there to remind him of what the ideas were that he didn’t have time to stop and think about.

That could be what today is like for you. Mercury and Uranus are squaring off. Mercury is all practical and resourceful in Capricorn, and Uranus is being Uranus in all his unexpectedly stimulating glory in Aries. Plus the Moon is in Aries.

As those thoughts fly through your head – bounce off walls, come out of boxes, whatever – find a way of recording them. They could seem impulsive, impetuous and completely avant garde in nature, but today isn’t about making any of them work – indeed, it’s absolutely not the best time for that – instead it’s about the thought itself. There’ll be time later for analytics and practicality and attention to detail. It’s only then that you could find some gems amongst the ordinary.

Actually, today’s aspect reminds me a lot of a building project manager I worked with briefly in Brisbane. He came to mind the other day when I was writing the introduction for the Toolbox ebook. One of his favourite sayings when tradies (tradesmen) started telling him long stories about what had gone wrong or why they couldn’t get what needed to be done completed, he’d shake his head (his hands would always be shoved into his pockets as if it were freezing rather than the middle of summer) and say, ‘Mate, no. Leave out the labour pains and give me the baby.’ Today could also be a little like that.