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

moonclouds_smallOkay, let’s face it. We don’t wake up in the best mood today. Squares between Jupiter, Mercury and Mars are making us growly. Unfortunately, the afternoon doesn’t get much better (despite the grand water trine). The absolute best we can do today is to be kind to ourselves. If you get some editing done, consider yourself a hero. If you get any actual writing done, you are a SUPERHERO! If you get any GOOD writing done today, you are nothing less than a Master of the Writing Universe!

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

moonclouds_smallWake up early and get some work done before the social world draws you away from your writing. It’s a good day for building your author’s platform with the Moon in social Libra and Mercury in Cancer. Late tonight, Mercury moves into Leo giving you confidence to write those bold scenes. Instead of blowing your own horn too loudly on social media, use that confidence to write about your more bombastic characters.

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

moonclouds_smallThis morning, your heart is in the details and writing goes well. You are devising a new structure or system for your writing. Around lunch time, a grand water trine has you falling in love with that new system as you see how it can help your writing. But you’re worried it’s a little unorthodox. Don’t worry about doing things old way or the “right” way. Use whatever system works for you. It may even be better than the old ways!

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

moonclouds_smallThis morning, it might be easier to just attend to those chores you’ve been neglecting lately. This afternoon, you get some bright ideas about structuring your writing to make it even better. Nail down those ideas this evening. Moon in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn. You could transform your work with a few well-placed structural changes. Editing is brilliant tonight!

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

moonclouds_smallToday, you can reassess the bold writing adventures of yesterday and keep what’s best. There is a need to return to more peaceful waters today. Balance your virtuoso performance of yesterday with a real sense of what will entertain your readers. By evening, as the Moon enters Virgo, and sextiles Mars, you’ll see the value of recent experiments.

Was Shakespeare a Fan of Astrology?

moonclouds_smallI couldn’t resist reblogging a link to this article about some of my favorite subjects, writing, Shakespeare and astrology:

“The Bard used astrological nuance to move along his plots and refine his characters, astrologer says.”

In the final act of Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony describes Brutus, the man who came not to praise Caesar but to bury him, in these glowing terms:

“His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world, this was a man!”

This is rare praise indeed for an assassin.  But Brutus had dispatched a megalomaniac (Caesar) whose ambitions threatened the cherished way citizens governed themselves in ancient Rome.

Unlike most modern theatre-goers, those sitting in the Globe Theatre audience when the play was first performed 450 years ago would have been much more likely to pick up on the fact that the “elements” Anthony refers to are the astrological elements medieval astrologers considered when making judgments about the temperamental qualities inherent in man’s nature.  Most in the audience would have brought to the theatre at least a fundamental awareness of the concepts involved. . . More of this article (by Edward Snow, Managing Editor of the Astrology News Service) at  http://astrologynewsservice.com/news/was-shakespeare-a-fan-of-astrology/

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

moonclouds_smallThe grand trine of yesterday continues to bless your writing this morning. By the afternoon, Mars has moved into the intense sign of Scorpio adding a depth of emotion to your work. Tonight you are torn between being wild and original, or trying to please everyone. You could be torn between writing what you love, or writing what is socially acceptable. Neptune favours writing what you love. With the New Moon in Leo, be bold!