NOVEMBER 22 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThe 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!

NOVEMBER 21 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallAs 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.

NOVEMBER 20 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallIt’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.

NOVEMBER 19 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThe 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.

NOVEMBER 18 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallYou’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.

NOVEMBER 17 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThis 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.

NOVEMBER 16 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallAs the Moon trines Mars this morning, you can be very discerning about your writing. You can weed out clichés, passive voice, and boring description. Later, Venus enters Sagittarius, and you see exactly where you are going. Your creative trajectory becomes clear. It’s not all rosy, though, because it will require some changes to the plot or outline that may be annoying. It may appear as nit-picking and too much focus on the details. These details, however, will make or break your writing. Just get them done.

Character Skills and Talents: Astrological Divination

solar_system_astrologyAs writers, we want to make our characters as unique and interesting as possible. One way to do this is to give your character a special skill or talent that sets him apart from other people. This might be something small, like having a green thumb or being good with animals, to a larger and more competitive talent like stock car racing or being an award-winning film producer.

When choosing a talent or skill, think about the personality of your character, his range of experiences and who his role models might have been. Some talents might be genetically imparted while others are created through exposure (such as a character talented at fixing watches from growing up in his father’s watch shop) or grow out of interest (archery, wakeboarding, or magic). Don’t be afraid to be creative and make sure the skill or talent is something that works with the scope of the story.

Description: exploring the study of the placement of stars, planets and constellations, to determine how astrological structure can affect personality and influence life events. A character who has studied astrology extensively can chart an individual’s celestial path by using the date and hour of their birth. This information can offer unique insight into their. . . see more of this interesting post written by Angela Ackerman at Writers Helping Writers