AUGUST 9 ~ daily astrology for writers ~ Writing With The Stars

moonclouds_smallThe Moon enters Aquarius this morning giving us inventive ideas about society. If you’re a fantasy or sci-fi writer, you may get some interesting world-building ideas. You can expand those ideas into real dramatic scenes this afternoon and evening. Sun conjunct Mercury, along with Jupiter in Leo all day makes this a day you will want to show off your productions. But Venus in Cancer is trying to get you to stay home. Do a little of both today!

AUGUST 8 ~ daily astrology for writers ~ Writing With The Stars

moonclouds_smallYour wild, inventive side will be fighting with your down-to-earth, practical side early this morning. After breakfast, you see a way to make both of these conflicting forces work together. The key is to allow both the wild inspiration and the concrete order, and funnel them both into fiery drama. Later, you’ll be worn out from all this excitement, but you’ll see how the results were almost destined. Take a break tonight. You need it!

AUGUST 7 ~ daily astrology for writers ~ Writing With The Stars

moonclouds_smallIt’s difficult to get any writing done this morning, as duties to others are taking your attention. If you’re writing about children’s emotions, though, your work is supported. In the late afternoon, Moon in Capricorn allows you to get practical about using these emotions in your work. Your characters’ emotions will show you which way to take the story if you listen to them. Don’t force your characters into acting to a preconceived outline today. Let your characters’ true emotions lead you into new scenes you may never have thought of without them.

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 7

moonclouds_smallVenus squares Chiron this morning disallowing any pretty lies. Only the brutal truth will do today. Waking up with Moon trine Neptune, your dreams may show you those truths early in the morning. Later, Moon sextile Pluto, trine Sun in Cancer allows you to build a solid emotional base to your work through telling those truths. By evening, Moon conjunct Saturn makes for uncomfortable emotions, but extremely healing and honest writing. You can definitely touch people deeply through your words today . . . if you’re brave enough to go there.

June 29

moonclouds_smallWith the Moon moving into Leo, you’ll want to show off your work today. You’ll be extra expressive and dramatic. With Sun trine Neptune, watch that you don’t outshine all sublety and fall into melodrama. Get your work done early in the day. Some hard aspects this afternoon and evening will make it harder to access the muse.