You may write a lot of words this morning, but those words may not make a whole lot of sense. Something is interfering with the muse. By late morning, you realize that you need to reassess the basic underlying structure of the work. A yod this evening points to the problem. You’re playing it too safe! You need to inject some shock value or an unconventional element to take the work deeper. Don’t stay with obvious, cliché, surface writing. Brainstorm some wild new alternatives!
Mercury in Virgo gives us the ability to write anything today, but we’ll be drawn to deeper, emotional topics. Ceres in Scorpio trine Neptune gives us easy access to these deep emotional waters. With Mars sextile Pluto, what we write today can force us to make big changes in the overall structure of the work. This evening, as the Moon moves into Gemini, words will flow out of us easily. Maybe too easily! We’ll definitely have to edit them later.
If you have a sex scene in your story, or any physically intimate or passionate scene, write it today. This is the day to write the murder scene, the accident scene, the fight scene. Later, as Mercury sextiles Ceres, you could also write the hospital scene, the bandaging scene, or the shamanic healer scene. You can put your characters through physical intensity today, but, by the end of the day, you will be healing them.
You’ll be fired up to write very early this morning. This is the day you can add all the tiny details you may have left out. It is a perfect day for editing. You’ll be tired of all the emotional depths you’ve been writing about, and you’re ready to concentrate on the minutiae. Go over old scenes and paint in the decorative scenic items you may have missed. It’s a great day to describe the physical surroundings or your characters’ appearance. Or try giving one of your characters a small, but meaningful gesture that would add depth to the scene.
Write scenes where your characters are frustrated today. They are irritated, but don’t know why. They are anxious, but can’t put their finger on the exact cause. These are the pacing-around-the-room-with-worry scenes. The scratching-their-head-trying-to-fit-the-puzzle-together scenes. Don’t let them solve the problem too quickly. Let them stew awhile. Later, a detail from the past could be the key that fixes everything.
You can pick up where you left off yesterday with that romance scene. The emotions get feisty and passionate as the Moon enters Aries. Maybe a lover’s spat? With Moon trine Jupiter, your characters are heating up. They may fall into a passionate embrace. They may just as easily get angry, stomp out of the room, and slam the door behind them. Either way, today’s writing waters will be at an emotional full boil.
Today we’re channelling information from the past. You may come across historical details that spark your interest and add flavor to your writing. If you write ghost stories, historical novels or period pieces of any kind, new details can come to light. As Venus enters Leo later today trining Ceres in Scorpio, write that love scene and don’t hold back on the romance!
This morning you will be sensitive to your characters’ emotions. Moon trine Ceres supports writing about emotional healing. As the Moon moves into Pisces, human compassion becomes the mainstay of today’s writing. If you know you will need a scene of intimate communication, today is the day to write it. This evening, the writing we have done today forces changes in the plot. Adjust your outline accordingly.