This morning I've been wanting to be productive, and yet, feeling pulled in many directions! We are dealing with flooding here, and related swamp matters are being pushed to the top of the 'to do' list.
It's a big day with the Full Moon in (mutable) earth Virgo exact at 3:26 pm Eastern. What "exact" means is that it's the moment when the Sun (Pisces) and Moon (Virgo) are opposite, in this case at 7 degrees.
The Virgo urge to be in a purposeful groove is outnumbered by an array of (mutable) water Pisces planets in opposition. Earth and all that water is slippery! It's possible to have trouble finding traction for your plans in the moment. In my case, it's seemingly literal -- getting flooded out.
And the luminaries (Sun and Moon) are in a T-square to Jupiter Gemini -- the usual routine is scrambled. There are many sides to any story, and if you wait a moment, you'll see more and know more. That makes it a tricky time for making decisions, with so much "in the air." I'm seeing this from all the newsletters I read, from energy healers to astrologers -- this is a fluid, shifting time, full of unknowns. Are you okay with those times of not knowing? With so many plants in Pisces, the unknowns could lead you into mysterious territory, and new ways of seeing.
This is a great moment for embracing paradox, and looking at life the way dragonflies do, with thousands of lenses. Jupiter's role in the square creates pressure for a breakthrough of perception. Being able to hold paradox, very different angles -- seemingly clashing -- in your mind, is a critical skill to have, with so many pieces of the puzzle available to those that want to know, along with veils parting.
I experienced this while on Twitter last night during the Oscars. Some mirroring of Mercury Retrograde happened with the women's bathroom flooding at the Oscars venue. Here's my paradox moment: I was pulled in, with the glam and sparkly diamonds, and found myself looking up Anne Hathaway on Wikipedia (yes, it's her real name).
And yet, what is being held up for honors here? Just looking at one selection, Zero Dark Thirty -- called a "work of fiction" by this reviewer, who points out the ultimate polarity of our time. The split is between "those who believe official propaganda and government released narratives of major events - and those who question it." The culture-creators of Hollywood are shaping perception, and in some cases, giving people the only window into history (recent or distant) that they'll know.
So I can enjoy the spectacle, but there is some estrangement for me, with what's offered as entertainment, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. The mutable moment of this Full Moon means much is in motion, including the doors of perception.View from Backstage, Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum/Christopher Polk, Getty Images