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

moonclouds_smallThis can be a fun writing day as long as you concentrate on the beauty of the words themselves. You’ve already brought in the new ideas over the last few days. Now you can polish them into poetic, pleasing prose. The Moon moving through Leo conjuncts Lilith promising a balance between male and female, yin and yang, anima and animus, action and reflection. Neither one will be able to dominate the other. Your writing achieves balance. But this is not a boring compromise. It is a true harmony of opposites.

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

moonclouds_smallHigh drama and comedy beats quiet reflection this morning. After lunch, you can take stock and assess the editing priorities. You may be conflicted trying to push your writing into structured outlines, plot points, or preset forms. But this is fresh new material that won’t be bullied into submission! It’s the outline that has to change, not the raw material. If in doubt, go with the drama, the jokes, the entertaining tidbits. They will refresh your work and make it better in the long run.

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

moonclouds_smallIt will be almost impossible to write fluff today. Moon trine Saturn in Scorpio takes us deep into the hidden. Unconscious impulses are only perceived through emotion and the body, not through the mind. Therefore, write the raw feelings today, even if they are uncomfortable. By evening, we will be able to articulate the feelings into understandable thoughts and concepts through the editing process. The potential is that we will discover new ways of looking at the everyday world that have never even been considered before.

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

moonclouds_smallA grand trine in water signs points to a day of writing about anything to do with nurturing, compassion or innocence. Writers of children’s literature will have another great writing day. Poets, too could find the perfect words for describing the indescribable today. There is a way to blend the traditional, the familiar, the tried and true with the new, the wild and the speculative. Harmonizing those polarities is the writing goal for today.

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

moonclouds_smallHarmonic angles in the early morning point to the ability to discern when your writing is getting too melodramatic. There’s a fine line between developing those wonderful new ideas, and going over the top. Today, you can navigate that line like a tightrope walker. In the evening, anyone writing fantasy for small children will have the muse on their side. Any scenes of innocence or nice, homey family scenes will almost write themselves.

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

moonclouds_smallAfter our doubts of yesterday, we can now discern our path forward. We realize that our doubts were groundless. We were just afraid. Now, as the Moon trines the North Node and Mercury in Libra, writing becomes a joy again. We gain confidence and direction because we survived yesterday’s fears and came out unscathed. We now know that, even though doubts will arise, we can persevere and move past them as easily as stepping over pebbles in our path.

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

moonclouds_smallThe Moon moves into communicative Gemini, and Mars moves into intellectually expansive Sagittarius. Today, our writing ability should open up like a flower, but there are a few problems. First, we have to deal with anxieties about our direction. Then we have to deal with some unconscious doubts about our abilities. Then, in the afternoon, we’re fretting about whether or not our writing measures up to what’s already out there in society. After a day of doubts and fears, we are back where we started. Just put one word after the next and keep on going.

Astrology and the English Language

astrology_chart_4Here’s an interesting article I found:

Astrological Terms Hiding Everywhere in Plain Sight

Written by: Frank Piechoski

The English Language has many words whose etymology is derived from astrology

Is it lunacy to consider that the flu disaster chronology has anything to do with astrology – even on a Sunday?

In case you missed them, the above sentence contains six astrology-derived words in addition to the word astrology itself.  . . . more at Astrology News Service