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

moonclouds_smallThere is a great rebalancing today as the new replaces the old. A total lunar eclipse, a grand trine and a kite formation herald a huge change in direction. If we have been heeding the stars and bringing in new ideas gradually, it will go easier for us. Truth will out, as Shakespeare said. Let’s hope you’ve been honest with yourself about your writing. By afternoon, emotional revelations are flying. These can either destroy or save your work, depending on whether you have been open to change or not.

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

moonclouds_smallThis morning you’re still lost in daydreams. It’s a good morning for reading fiction. By noon, the Moon moves into Aries and you have much more drive to accomplish some work. You may feel like doing sweet, uncontroversial writing that everyone can feel good about, writing that doesn’t ruffle anyone’s feathers. But the stars are saying, no, you must expand your horizons and get to the truth. What would your characters REALLY do in that situation? Don’t take the obvious route because it’s easier to write. Take the path less traveled.

OCTOBER 6 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallIf you’ve been having problems with your writing, you’ll wake up with solutions this morning. Nagging dramatic complications or plot dilemmas can be cleared up. With the Moon moving through Pisces, you’ll more likely solve these issues through daydreaming rather than through rational thought. Take a break, watch a movie or read a book this afternoon. You’ll come away with answers. This evening will be difficult for writing or relating to anyone. Go to bed early.

OCTOBER 5 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallYou’re going to wake up full of ideas and inspirations. Get ready to write them down. A grand fire trine is distracting you with grandiose dramatic inventions that don’t seem to fit into any current structure. Inspirations will fly by like birds in a stiff wind. The challenge is to capture these raw ideas, even if they don’t make much sense right now. You’ll be able to use some of them later, and you’ll be glad you caught them as they flew past. This evening you’ll get hunches about how these new ideas could fit into the overall structure of your work.

OCTOBER 4 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallA kite formation in the morning allows a free flow of expansive new ideas. Mercury turns retrograde but trines Neptune, so our imagination is easily expressed. But there is a seriousness underlying the day from the Sun/Pluto square that forces responsibility on us. Our writing must reflect the larger world in some way, even if the emotions say “run away!”. How do our characters’ healing journeys reflect the larger social healing or even planetary healing? Even an action thriller can have larger themes of justice, compassion and atonement. Dig deep into those uncomfortable emotions to find the gold buried there.

OCTOBER 3 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallEarly in the morning the Moon moves into Aquarius and trines Venus in Libra. We can communicate with great beauty. Quintiles to Uranus and Saturn/Ceres show new ways to write deep, healing words. Add to that a grand fire trine and our words become more powerful as the day progresses. We will not be able to fall back into old ideas and old clichés. We must find new ways and new words to express new ideas. Late tonight, expressing these new ideas becomes easier.

OCTOBER 2 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallYou wake up just wanting fun, but you’re called up for active duty today. Sun square Pluto lays the foundation for shining light on the whole structure of your writing. Do you really know where you’re going with your work? Do you know the plot? Does it make sense? Mercury is dipping its toe into Scorpio before backtracking into Libra. Now is the time to consider your direction before continuing. Don’t skip along in the dark today. Shine your flashlight onto the path so you can see where you’re going.

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

moonclouds_smallWe get down to business as the Moon moves into Capricorn. History writers will pick up uncanny intuitions about the past. You can really get a handle on the big picture, how past social structures affected your characters. You may not write beautiful prose or poetry today, but you WILL write truth. Just make sure to stay with the facts as you see them, and don’t embellish them too much. You may be tempted to paint things as more pretty than they really are. The raw truth that will affect your readers more. Keep it real today.