At breakfast time, inspire yourself with uplifting thoughts. The dark cloud that has been hanging over us lately can be lifted. What previously seemed like a utopian dream now looks practical and do-able. The problem lies in putting it all into words. Mercury conjunct Saturn in Scorpio over the next few days will make writing seem like wading through peanut butter, not an easy slog. The ideas? No problem. The vision? Easy as pie. But the words? Not so much. The benefit of all this is that you will have time to ponder about what you want to say, and how you want to say it. You’ll write it much better in a day or two than you would if you tried to rush ahead now. The next few days are for note taking, outlining and deep thinking.
Chiron turns direct in Pisces very late this evening. Tonight’s dreams could be significant for your writing. In the meantime, planets in Sagittarius have us philosophizing, studying or writing travel columns. Write about big ideas, big dreams, big animals or far-off places. This evening, you see where those adventurous scribblings can be used in the larger structure of your work. You may even find a great joke or two in the mix. Despite the long term, upsetting square between Pluto and Uranus, things are lightening up a little today. Take a notepad to bed tonight. You’ll want to write down those dreams!
The New Moon conjuncts the Sun just as they both enter Sagittarius this morning. We should be taking a huge leap forward with our writing. But a series of square aspects are holding us back. There’s something we need to review first. It’s like we’re almost finished the jigsaw puzzle, but there’s one piece still missing. Look around for that missing piece today. Go over your notes. Maybe you forgot to add that one thing (or remove that one thing) that would make your writing perfect. Look under your desk. Maybe that missing piece (or missing note) literally dropped to the floor!
As the Moon conjuncts Mercury this morning, our emotions line up with our thoughts. Those new ideas we’ve been having don’t sound so crazy anymore. The only danger is in going too far with them this afternoon. We can get too emotional, melodramatic or arrogant. To avoid this, use the afternoon for research or delving into the history or backstory. This tendency toward too much drama and forcing our opinions will be with us for a week or so with Mars quincunx Jupiter. Allow the new ideas in, but temper them with calm, thoughtful analysis.
It’s a great morning for interacting with other people. But that could mean one of two things for writers. Either it’s a great morning to do character development, or it’s a great morning for your writing to be interrupted by socializing. You choose. This afternoon we tap into the zeitgeist of social change, advancing our opinions and ideas. Try writing a scene between an idealist and a rationalist. Give them both good arguments and see how the conversation goes. Allow them to get into a debate, then bring them to an accord as they start to understand each other’s point of view.
The Moon conjuncts the North Node in Libra today, and it’s as if you can finally get back on track with your writing. Discipline and stamina come easily this afternoon with Moon semi-sextile Sun/Saturn in Scorpio. Early in the evening, a Mercury/Uranus quintile gives you that extra ‘oomph’ to get the job done. Tonight, you’re feeling good about where your work is going. You see a new level of depth that makes all your recent hard work well worth the effort.
You’d love to just write without worrying about where it’s all going. You’d love to be inspired by the muse and expand into beautiful images and language. But today, the astrology is asking you to identify where all these words are going. What is their larger purpose? There is a pull toward making it all count, making it all matter. Somehow, those beautiful words are in service to a higher cause. Identify where your writing fits in to a larger meaning today, whatever form that takes for you, personally.
This morning, all the details become clear, and you can line up your ideas in a way that makes sense. But this will only happen if you have released rigid control over your writing project, and have embraced the changes that have been wanting to happen. This afternoon, as the Moon enters Libra and sextiles Venus in Sagittarius, your writing goes smoothly as long as you’re not trying to force it into that old structure. By now, you should have made overarching structural changes to the work. If you haven’t, go back and do that now. It will make things so much easier later.