This morning, look around at the place you write. Is there a way to fix it up that would make it more conducive to the creative process? What about your chair? Do you need a new one? Or your keyboard. And how’s the lighting? Do you need to tidy your desk? Or rearrange the room to a better feng shui? Around noon, the Full Moon in Taurus trine Neptune/Chiron in Pisces makes us lean back and contemplate the big picture. Hopefully, you’ll be contemplating in new, nicer surroundings.
It’s not the best day to rely on your feelings. They could be over-the-top today. Calm thought, backed up with concrete action will serve you better. Today, why not work on that outline, plot structure or premise, or do some editing? Late this afternoon and into this evening, the Moon enters Taurus and your feelings become more reliable. Tonight, you can be very practical and down-to-earth in realistically evaluating your writing.
The Moon conjuncts Uranus in Aries this morning. You’ll feel an emotional urge to forge ahead and get some writing done. However, it may not be that easy with difficult aspects to the Sun, Venus and Pluto. Strong forces are pushing you to deal with personal emotional issues. How can you bring those issues into your writing? Instead of trying to ignore difficult feelings, why not USE them to make your work better? But to use them, you’ll have to face them and feel them.
Everything is dreamy and nebulous before noon. You may get a few housekeeping issues done, but not much more. The Moon goes into Aries after lunch giving you an urge to get something accomplished. There’s a tug of war all day between buckling down to write and sitting back and daydreaming. Neither one has the upper hand. The best solution today will be to take it hour by hour. Write when the urge hits, then sit back for a while and dream. You’ll get more work done by honoring both.
This is an extremely harmonious morning when we can write or read about world-transforming ideas that will benefit everyone. With Uranus in Aries quincunx Venus in Scorpio, the old “every-man-for-himself” attitude will not work. Your novel’s hero will not be believable if he is acting too macho. She won’t be a sympathetic heroine if she only thinks of herself. Today, find out where your hero cares about others. Her “big win” at the end will be more powerful if she can bring others along with her into victory. Ideas of the world community will inspire you far into the night.
You could write “War and Peace” today. No, you’re not going to write that MUCH. But there’s a strange mixture of peaceful Mercury in Libra and aggressive Mars in Capricorn. We will be building and tearing down at the same time. This is a day to work on structures, not details. Take a fresh look at your plot. Could it be a trilogy instead of a standalone book? Plotlines take a strange turn, outlines are rewritten, and stories grow into sagas today.
You’ll really be able to separate the wheat from the chaff in your writing today. You’ll know immediately what’s a good idea and what’s not. You’ll be able to find the exact words, the best phrasing and where it should all go in the overall structure. And that’s all before noon! You have the real potential today to transform your work and take it to the next level. Book off early, though, and get to that Halloween party. This evening is better for mingling with people than it is for writing.
You’ll probably wake up early, eager to get to work and bursting with new ideas. The Moon enters Aquarius and quintiles Saturn, enhancing your ability to concentrate and capture those ideas. Later today, the Moon squares Sun/Venus and the spotlight is on writing that deals with new concepts of self-worth. Venus has been combust (close to the Sun) highlighting restrictions of sensuality, money, beauty and peace. We can write about these restrictions in forms such as self-help writing, drama, art reviews, economic reports and anything dealing with war or difficult personal relationships.