SEPTEMBER 28 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallWe’ve been trying to write those unique new ideas down for weeks, but we’ve been forced into looking at deeper issues first. How do we balance the inner and the outer, the dream with the reality? How do we communicate intuitions that are still only misty formations in our own minds? Today, you can transform your writing by looking at small, mundane things in a deeper way. Look for symbolism in the details. How does that vase sitting on the table symbolize the couple’s relationship? What does it mean if the vase breaks? Or is saved from breaking by one of the partners? Think deeper today.

SEPTEMBER 27 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThe Moon trines Chiron and sextiles Pluto this morning. We are able to take inspiration, and convert it into form. Later, as the Moon approaches a conjunction with Saturn and Ceres, the writing gets more serious. By late afternoon, you are writing about deep emotions and healing. The flow of new ideas may still be there, but we are being asked to go deeper into the material. What are your characters’ inner motivations? What is holding them back? How can they heal? Even if you write comedy, the work is better with a hint of dark truth.

SEPTEMBER 26 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThe Moon conjuncts Mercury in Libra early this morning, making a perfect blend of emotion and reason. You can communicate easily today and relate to others logically. Hard science fiction or real life adventure writers will love the trine between Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries. Fantasy writers may have a harder time with their imagination, though, because of a Sun/Neptune quincunx. The Moon moves into Scorpio by mid-morning and trines Neptune. Now the imagination lights up, but the words are harder to find. Spend the rest of the day with a notepad, taking down raw ideas and dreams.

SEPTEMBER 25 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallYou will be focused on dreams this morning that may or may not add value to your writing. By midday, you find a new sense of purpose. What you thought was interfering with your writing, now seems to stimulate it. New ideas emerge for scenes, characters and methods of editing that can take your work to new places. Pluto has been creeping forward over the last few days, tugging us along, urging us to create new forms. It’s only this afternoon that we really feel that pull, lifting our writing to whole new levels.

SEPTEMBER 24 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThe Sun and Moon in Libra are quincunx Neptune. It will be hard to relate to anyone this morning. Today is best for dreaming and letting the ideas simmer in the subconscious. By late afternoon, Moon sextile Mars allows us to get at least SOME work done, but not much. Our writing is dogged by a Moon square Pluto this evening, and it gets worse as the night wears on. Don’t worry if you can’t write today. Tomorrow, inspirational words will flow out of you. Today, just prepare the notebook and pen with which you’ll catch them.

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

moonclouds_smallAs we move further into the fall equinox period, the Moon conjuncts Venus in Virgo giving our emotional expression great beauty. This is reinforced as the Sun and Mercury are both in beauty loving Libra. With a sextile to Saturn in Scorpio, this means deep, profound beauty, not the surface make-up kind. A complex aspect pattern between Jupiter in dramatic Leo, Uranus in energetic Aries, and nurturing, healing, Chiron and Ceres, points to writing the type of literature that can actually heal.

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

moonclouds_smallPluto stations today before moving direct. Get ready to take those projects forward and make them a concrete reality. Pluto trine Moon in Virgo gives you the emotional ability to get down to some serious work. You may get some unique ideas out of the blue as you listen to the radio, read, or dream. Messages that can enhance your work may come from unexpected places today. This is the fall equinox as the Sun moves into Libra this evening. We are poised at the balance point between what we have sown in the past and what we will reap from that as we move forward.

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

moonclouds_smallIn the morning, continue writing the harmony of opposites you were working on yesterday. Early in the afternoon, the Moon moves into Virgo further enhancing your ability to balance emotion and reason. But by mid-afternoon you hit a brick wall. A T-square between the Moon, Neptune and Mars stops forward progress. You are being forced to look at the deeper meaning of your work. Take the evening off to ponder the big picture. Have a tea and think about your overall theme. How can you bring that theme into the work in a concrete way?