JANUARY 16 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallWe may wake up from intense dreams in the middle of the night, but by early morning we get much more optimistic. We can glide through the writing process like synchronized swimmers. Unfortunately, we may be gliding through shark infested waters. Our over-optimism can bite us if we fail to watch where we are going. We can end up with a large amount of material, most of which must be severely edited this evening. It’s not a bad writing day, just not the most efficient writing day.

JANUARY 15 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallIt’s one of those days when you wake up with a head full of profound dreams that you immediately forget. Keep a notebook and pen beside your bed to capture those fleeting inspirations. It’s a day when we are caught between confusion and concentration. We know what we want to do, but can’t seem to get it done. Do you have a character who holds himself back from accomplishing his goals because he hasn’t dealt with his deep subconscious emotional issues? Today, think about how he sabotages himself, and why. Then write it all out late this afternoon and early evening when the Sun sextiles the Moon.

JANUARY 14 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThere’s a sense of future mission today. There is idealism mixed with realism and emotional commitment. Today, write about characters who stand up and fight for their vision in the face of opposition. Write about the idealists, the believers, the activists. Explore their passion and their optimism. What forces are lined up against them? How are those forces also passionate and optimistic? Get into the fray of the battle today in your writing, but make sure to look at both sides.

JANUARY 13 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallYou may have a hard time getting up to speed early this morning. You’ll just feel like relaxing in bed. Surprisingly, this may be the most productive thing to do, as inspirations will come out of the blue. Mercury conjuncts Venus in Aquarius giving our relaxed thoughts a certain spark of creativity. The less you try to think, the more ideas you may get. By noon you’ll be filled with enthusiasm for transforming your writing into something wonderful. As the Moon moves into Scorpio tonight and trines Mars in Pisces, you’ll see how potent those morning daydreams actually were. So much so, that you may find it hard to stop writing tonight.

JANUARY 12 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThe Moon moving through Libra activates some powerful aspects today. On one hand, we have the possibility of massive upheaval, and on the other hand we have a magnificent, mighty commitment to compassion. This is the day to write about your theme. Think about that BIG scene, maybe the one near the end, where everything is in a state of crisis and opportunity all at once. Try writing a draft of the most important scene of your novel, or write a statement to yourself about the overarching significance of your article. This is an extremely potent day. Make sure your writing reflects that.

JANUARY 11 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThe morning starts with us wanting to fix things. It’s a good day for editing your writing. The Moon in Libra will give you the emotional balance to do work that may have previously seemed irritating. You’ll be able to see problems that were previously invisible to you. As Mars moves into peaceful Pisces this afternoon and the Moon sextiles Pallas, you’ll see patterns that you never saw before. With a little work, you’ll move your writing to a whole new level of coherence by the end of the day.

JANUARY 10 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallWith Vesta conjunct Sun, quincunx Jupiter in Leo, our projects may seem overwhelming. We have the stamina to keep working, but it all feels like just too much work. Moon quintile Pallas gives us the ability to see the pattern and discern where we are going, and Saturn semi-sextile Ceres gives us the practical steps to take. But the writing may not feel like very much fun today. It might even make you irritable if you write too far into the night tonight. Consider this a passing phase. The outlook for tomorrow is much nicer.

JANUARY 9 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallWhatever we’re writing this week, there’s a sense of collective healing about it. Today, a yod strengthens our commitment to that healing undercurrent. It’s not always an easy journey toward healing, though. It can involve upsets and difficult tasks. The Moon moving through Virgo allows us to be equal to those tasks and able to discern how problems can be opportunities. Today is about just doing the work. Don’t try to see the end goal. Just put one word after the other and know that it’s all working out for the best.