DECEMBER 19 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallAs the Moon approaches conjunction with Pallas and Saturn, we get a real sense of direction. Optimism about our writing builds throughout the day. These are the last few days of Saturn in Scorpio, so the intensity of the last two years will lighten up by Tuesday. Saturn has forced us to look at the deep structure of our writing, such as plotting and outlining and character development and online marketing systems. It has been a hard taskmaster. Soon, we will be able to go free again, and write from our hearts. Yet, now we know we have a firm foundation beneath our feet from which we can leap into flights of fancy without missing the mark.

DECEMBER 18 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThis morning will be a process of digging up last minute notes or adding additional details to what you’ve been writing. It’s not editing and cutting, it’s adding and enhancing. Because the Moon is in Scorpio, these should be details that deepen the work on an emotional level. Look at any interpersonal exchanges between your characters, especially the intense ones, and see if you can improve those by adding something. For example, maybe you just need to add a symbolic gesture during an intense conversation. This should all be done by late afternoon. Then it’s full speed ahead again as you work to finish the piece you’ve been working on.

DECEMBER 17 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallIf you remember dreams, write them down this morning. You’ll have done work on your art form during the night. Mercury enters Capricorn bringing your thoughts down to earth, so you can actually capture those dreams in concrete form. It’s amazing how much writing you can get done before breakfast. You may even compose some work in your head before you even get out of bed. This afternoon is good for writing about balancing the yin/yang, masculine/feminine dynamics in relationships. With Moon quintile Jupiter, you could write that coming out story or stories where hidden emotions are exposed.

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

moonclouds_smallMercury in the last degrees of Sagittarius is a great big wake-up call where we identify a pattern we haven’t seen before. All of a sudden, we see exactly where we are going with our writing, and how to get there. The secret is in the characters, and in making a commitment to finding out what THEY want, as opposed to making them say and do what YOU want them to. This is that moment when the characters come alive and get a mind of their own. You just need to start typing and follow them wherever they lead. If you’ve done the prep work on your outline, they won’t be able to destroy your plot. They will just enhance it.

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

moonclouds_smallWriting flows easily very early this morning, but commitments to others arise a little later. Loud annoyances can mess with our zen around lunch time. This afternoon is good for writing about the environment, farming or food production. This evening you could be speculating about idealistic or futuristic ways of feeding people around the world. Mars semi-square Sun gives a bit of frustration around seeing the vision and being able to implement it. Fantasy and sci-fi writers can do some good world-building work today.

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

moonclouds_smallToday is great for writing, but not for publishing. You may think you’re ready to send that written work out into the public, but don’t. Go over it one more time. Give it one more editing cycle. You’ll find some mistakes or things you could have said better, and you’ll be glad you waited. Jupiter trine Sun will make you extremely optimistic, maybe overly so. By late this evening, you’ll be all done, and ready to send your baby out into the big wide world.

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

moonclouds_smallIt’s a day for looking at the big picture, the overall scheme, instead of individual ideas that pop into your head. Jupiter in Leo trine Sun in Sagittarius can make for some huge, expansive, world-altering drama. But Moon quintile Saturn wants to keep everything within the bounds of a preexisting structure. It’s like an explosion contained within a bunker. If you try to change the structure too much today, you could be left with a big mess. Try to stay in bounds, but go wild within that self-imposed cage.

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

moonclouds_smallYou know where you’re going with your writing now. Any tendency to be derailed by external interruptions will be thwarted. Your concentration will not be disrupted by anything today. You will even be able to ignore your own emotions for as long as it takes to get the job done. Take advantage of this strong one-pointed focus and tackle any difficult scenes you may have been avoiding. Or get that research or editing job done. Today, you’ll be able to easily discern what’s important and what’s not.