SEPTEMBER 6 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThe Moon in Aquarius trines Mercury in Libra in the wee hours before breakfast. You can write some wild and wonderful new ideas then in a pleasing, artistic style. People will believe what you write. But after breakfast is a whole other story. A T-square of confusion and opposition sends your writing way off course. To signal a way to get back on track, a yod at dinner time points to the Sun in Virgo. Get back to reality! How can you bring your unusual ideas down to earth? Don’t stop speculating. Just find a way to make your new ideas believable.

SEPTEMBER 5 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallToday is a day for writing of war deferred, uprisings thwarted and battles blocked before they begin. Peace descends upon a feisty morning, and we find ourselves having tea with enemies over crumpets and jam. Write about peace talks today as Aquarius and Libra come into their full power later in the afternoon. And just like earlier in the week, women’s issues are the underlying concerns. They could also be the deciding factors in whatever you are writing today.

SEPTEMBER 4 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallYou could do some major revisions or changes of direction in your written work today. You could feel quite tense about the way your writing is going. Don’t give up hope. By late afternoon, the Moon moves away from Pluto, and you see the new pattern. You realize that you weren’t looking deep enough, or there were aspects of the work you weren’t seeing. It has something to do with ‘rules’. What rules have you been breaking? Fix those.

SEPTEMBER 3 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallWith Moon trine Venus today, continue on with the topics of women and peace that you wrote yesterday. This afternoon, the Moon enters Capricorn and the focus shifts abruptly toward practical matters of structuring your work. Don’t do line editing this afternoon. Instead, look at the overall structure of your work. Look at the chapter level or the paragraph level, but avoid the tiny details for now. Your muse will give you new ideas while you sleep tonight, which will require more revision tomorrow.

SEPTEMBER 2 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallYou can get some great, dramatic ideas very early this morning, but it might be hard to write them out fully. Just make notes early in the morning, then start writing in earnest around 10am. By the afternoon, your written piece could be going off in unique new directions. There’s a focus on speaking new truths, especially about how women’s issues relate to peace in relationships. This could be in personal relationships, or relations between countries. Depending on whether you write fiction or news, the subjects of women and peace are powerful now.

SEPTEMBER 1 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThe Moon leaves emotional Scorpio by midday and sextiles brainy Mercury in Virgo. You can write like a pro today. Later, as the Moon moves into Sagittarius, you may even get prolific. You can see the patterns and the big picture, and the writing just flows out of you. Tonight, you could lose some momentum as inspirations are hard to reach. Take the night off. Get ready to wake up early tomorrow, to take advantage of some easy writing trines.

AUGUST 31 ~ daily astrology for writers ~ Writing With The Stars

moonclouds_smallYou may be emotionally shaky today, but there is an underlying stability that will help you get your work done. The Sun in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn. There is an earth sign practicality about the day despite fluctuating emotions. While the Moon passes Saturn and Mars in Scorpio, think about your characters and their unusual habit patterns. Get to know their eccentricities, and why they act in strange ways sometimes. Get to the heart of their idiosyncracies. What’s the underlying emotional stimulus? Get to know your characters inside and out. You may even be able to write it all down today, too.

AUGUST 30 ~ daily astrology for writers ~ Writing With The Stars

moonclouds_smallQuincunxes between the slower planets, Jupiter, Pluto, Uranus and Saturn have been making us face certain writing tensions. You can only give your characters wild, original, unusual new actions they can take or directions they can go (Uranus in Aries), by focusing on their deep emotional motivations (Saturn in Scorpio) . You can only transform old, tired, traditional outlining systems or plotting systems (Pluto in Capricorn), by using big, expansive, entertaining, fun, dramatic new ways (Jupiter in Leo).  Today, the Moon moves into intense, deep Scorpio and conjuncts nurturing, healthy Ceres, activating a Neptune/Sun opposition. This shows us a way to tease out those hidden, nebulous, fleeting, nighttime, dreams, and bring them into the bright light of day.