I play a lot of phone scrabble lately. Mostly because it keeps me from leaping out of windows. I’m also having an intense Pluto transit. In one particular game, the actual picture of which I’ve posted, I played an unprecedented amount of “negative” words. My opponent sent me an instant message noting this, asking if I was okay.
Here’s the thing… I’m having some really dark times. But I use the feature on the app that tells me what my highest scoring possibility was after the fact. And all these dark words were my best play. Sometimes you just have to lean into the energy and do your best, make your best play even if it seems dark and worrisome to everyone else. You get the letters you get. You play off what comes at you, what you have no control over.
At some point some people will decide that I am a sad sack that needs help. Apparently for my stepfather that point was brunch today. But I think he’s wrong. I think I’m doing really well with what I have to work with.
Astrology is like that. You get these transits and you have these natal energies… and there’s no button to tell you if you made the best move possible. But if you pay attention, you can sometimes figure it out. Take a look at those letters on the bottom. My next word could have been “render”, which can be creepy in some contexts. It wasn’t. I played “endear” which had the same amount of points.
We work with the energies we’re given on a board not of our choosing. Maybe we can still win.