Okay, so I dreamed this, dreamed that I was supposed to write this. You know, just in case you forgot I’m a crackhead-Pisces. I had written both these quotes down on post-its in my post-it garden, and I keep a copy of The Art of War on the chair to the left of my desk. That’s the Scorpio Mars. I might need to start a war or something.
“No plan survives contact with the enemy.” –Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
“Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower
Today we have Mercury in Scorpio (great for war plans) sextile Pluto in Capricorn (systemic destruction or pre-construction demo*). Venus in Scorpio sextiles Saturn, and we will benefit from crafty investment.
In the first week of the next month, we’ll have Libra Mars in square to Pluto. That’s provocative and volcanic engagement with the other, an other that comes sideways with a smile.
We don’t know the field of engagement, only its flavor. The point of those quotes taken as a whole is in the value of preparation as an exercise in expanding our capacity for intelligent and fruitful action in a future moment.
We go through all the possibilities, dig them out and play them out ahead of time, so that we come to each moment with experience. It is experience; it’s just not physical experience. Another good bit of info is to remember not to get too attached to your plan. Nail down your objective, your DESIRED outcome (Venus sextile Saturn) ahead of time, so that your action in time will serve your purpose.
Mars will square Saturn first. That’s much sooner, in a week. We plan now, so that we have experience running the possibilities before they’re realities. Mars square Saturn actions, ours and those of others, will bring about realities we must respond to. Then Mars-Pluto clears the decks.
Let’s look into our plans, our desires over time, and unearth the details now. We produce a quality, an acquired or enhanced trait within our mind and senses that trains us up for later. Uranus in Taurus during Scorpio season is a great asset here: Train yourself to jump into another perspective when the one you’re using doesn’t work.
*A bit now on Pluto in Capricorn followed up by Saturn: It’s not just destruction. Demolition is necessary to clear the earth for a solid new foundation. It is also necessary to pull the roots out of the ground once the tree is dead – if you want a fresh start with the best chance of long term prosperity. Yes Pluto is death and demo; it’s part of the circle of life. It can also be beautiful, particularly through the lens of Mercury in Scorpio, which we have in spades over this next month.