AUGUST 29 ~ daily astrology for writers ~ Writing With The Stars

moonclouds_smallToday is the day for journalists to shine. The spotlight is on current events writing. Write articles or news, or blog about present occurrences in entertainment, politics, the economy, international relations or other social issues. With Moon conjunct the North Node, you will tap into the current zeitgeist. In fiction, have one of your characters comment about the way their society is heading. Harmonious Venus in Leo sextiles the Moon in Libra. Recent tensions release early this morning and the whole day is free for writing. The square to Mars gives just enough opposition to give the writing some spark.

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

moonclouds_smallThe Moon in Libra sextiles Jupiter in Leo today. Do some free writing, unconstrained by your plot outline. Dramatic scenes, especially romantic scenes can be well written today. Let your characters take the lead. Don’t constrain them to behave the way the plot dictates. Let your characters surprise you. They may start out being romantic and end in an argument, or vice versa. Jupiter quincunx Pluto gives tension between plot and dramatic freedom. Let freedom win until the end of September. At that time, you can whip the plot back into shape.

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

moonclouds_smallWrite about women today. Women from the past, women in conversation, or women working together. Listen to what women are saying today, and write it down. You’re tying up loose ends this morning. Information comes in, and you have to deal with it right away. It interferes with the writing you meant to do, but it can’t be ignored. Later, the Moon moves into sociable Libra. This evening has the potential for deep communication.

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

moonclouds_smallEarly in the morning, your mind is set free of upsets and worries from the past. You may still feel slightly anxious, but you can write your thoughts down easily. After supper, the Moon joins Mercury, and your emotions are freed up as well. This gives you the ability to write anything you want to write, and do it well. Why not tackle those problem scenes that didn’t work out before? They just might write themselves tonight!

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

moonclouds_smallThere’s a New Moon in Virgo this morning. It’s time to tidy up and get organized. It’s a confusing time as you juggle other people’s needs and wants. You may not even get to do any writing until after supper. By later this evening, things are easing up. You get great ideas for streamlining your working system tonight. It’s been a week of having your foot on the gas and the brake at the same time. Just ride it out and stay calm. It gets easier tomorrow.

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

moonclouds_smallThere’s serious conflict today between staying with the tried and true, or breaking away in a whole new direction. Most of the day will be spent in a pendulum swing between the past and a possible future direction. The new direction looks good, but you’re somehow stuck in with the past. How frustrating! The best use of this energy is to write a scene where your character is undecided, and frustrated about being undecided! Make them take a step in one direction, then change their mind and backtrack. Then do it all over again, back and forth, up and down, never getting anywhere. The drama is in the tension of opposites. Write that today.

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

moonclouds_smallYou probably had nightmares last night and woke up edgy. You really want to capture some of this angst for your writing, but may find it difficult. Today, be satisfied with writing notes to yourself about interesting things to write at a later date. These ideas you are getting are extremely ‘outside the box’. Don’t even try to write completed prose today. Just grab those ideas any way you can, , even by voice recording, then write them later. Some of these ideas will be ‘over the top’, but others could rejuvenate your work. Grab ’em now. Decide later.

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

moonclouds_smallIt will be a little frustrating this morning. You have new ideas, but can’t write them down. You are being forced to deal with structural issues, or maybe your computer is giving you trouble. The best thing to do is to deal with the systemic details even if it means doing it on paper. Later in the afternoon, the Moon moves into Leo, and you start to have confidence again that you can actually get this project done. Venus trine Uranus relieves the annoying technical problems, and you can finally get some forward momentum.