FEBRUARY 23 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThere’s a grand trine today that spells love, love, love. Especially self-love. Venus/Mars trine Juno in Leo gives romance writers the green light this morning. Add a Juno/Saturn trine, and the focus is on committing to the expression of love in all its forms. Upsets around supper time can be smoothed over with some calm talking and some earthy nurturing. Tonight we find out how dreams can be healing, as long as we don’t analyze them too much. Don’t be too realistic tonight. Just weave lovely visions.

FEBRUARY 22 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallWe are capable of expressing great wisdom early today with the Moon trine Pallas in Sagittarius. But later, just focus on committing to hard work and concentration. Mars and Venus are conjunct in Aries giving us a balance between writing beautiful words and forceful statements. The Moon moves into Taurus this evening bringing it all down to earth. By the end of the day, we’ll have done some good, solid work that will also be lyrical and deep.

FEBRUARY 21 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallAs Mercury advances through Aquarius, our thoughts are on humanity in general and technology. With a semi-sextile to Neptune, science fiction writers are in their element. Speculation about the environment or futuristic visions of women in society are highlighted. This evening, as the Moon conjuncts forward-looking Uranus and trines Jupiter in Leo, dramatize what the world would look like if nurturing the planet’s ecology became more important than economic profit.

FEBRUARY 20 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThis is a good day to be a pantser, because good writing comes out of the blue, without a lot of rational thought. If you just go ahead and write, without a lot of forethought you may surprise yourself with the quality of your material today. Your ambition is increasing as Mars, Moon and Venus move into forceful Aries, but still, let the imagination lead you where it wants to go. A grand trine just before midnight marries desire, fun, and hard work. You won’t know where one ends and the other begins. The perfect writing state!

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

moonclouds_smallThe Moon in Pisces just wants peace this morning. You may sleep in. Fiction writers, especially fantasy writers, are in their element. The dreamy, imaginative water sign of Pisces has a stellium of planets in it until supper time. Then Mars moves into Aries and our ambition comes back full force… or at least it WANTS to come back. The Pisces planets are still holding sway over us, as if there’s a magic fairy dust trying to put us to sleep. It may be wise to allow our fantasies full rein today, instead of fighting the inevitable.

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

moonclouds_smallWe can feel where we’re going emotionally, but the details may be lagging behind. As the New Moon approaches the Sun in the last degree of Aquarius, we reach a moment of yin/yang balance. This is a pinnacle moment in our writing where we’re poised between everything we did before, and the new direction we are about to take. Venus and Mars are also conjunct in late Pisces giving a universal profundity to everything we write, as if the words are being delivered to us right out of the collective unconscious. There will be wisdom in whatever you write tonight, but it may not be conventional wisdom. It’s something altogether different and new.

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

moonclouds_smallA variety of desires throws us off of our commitment to writing before noon, but after lunch, everything changes. We reconnect with our sense of language, we focus on dramatic expression, and we welcome exciting new directions. We can really get down to work and polish that material this evening. Picture a bespectacled writer, quill in hand, nose down to the parchment, as the candle shrinks far into the night. That’s you this evening. And it’ll even be fun!

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

moonclouds_smallThe desire to get some work done is at odds with the need to dream early this morning. Beautiful dreaming wins out after breakfast, which is great for fantasy writers. After lunch, ideas are arising out of nowhere, surprisingly useful, and coming fast and furious. Tonight would be a great time to read or go to a writer’s meeting to recharge your batteries. Moon conjunct Mercury in Aquarius quintile Lilith in Virgo says listen to what women have to say tonight. You might get some great material.