JANUARY 23 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallToday is all about looking over old issues with a new eye. As much as we would like to just forge ahead and leave the past in the past, we can’t. The best drama written today will be about bringing old issues up to be looked at in a new light. Don’t try to expand your work too much. Instead, go back and look over old material, and see what can be used in a fresh way. What have you overlooked? How can you update that old draft? What tasty morsels lie hidden in an old archive file you’ve forgotten about? This retrieval process will last through early March, so there’s no hurry.

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

moonclouds_smallThere’s been quite a bit of action with writers’ groups this month, and that will continue. Sun sextile Saturn enhances the connection to writerly friends and associations. As the Moon enters Pisces and sextiles Ceres, these associations can be very nurturing and supportive of your dreams. You’ll find this week, that your literary associations are a net benefit, even though they may sometimes interfere with your work. Tonight, your recent writing will gel into a pattern, you’ll see the big picture, and you’ll re-commit to it.

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

moonclouds_smallYour writing can take transformative new directions today. The Moon conjuncts Mercury and Venus in Aquarius, allowing beauty to arise in the most mundane of messages. Expect interruptions from children in the early afternoon, but don’t worry. Your concentration will be excellent right up to midnight. Those writing books about nurturing such as health books, cookbooks, home decoration, yoga or similar subjects will do well today.

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

moonclouds_smallThere’s a New Moon at zero degrees Aquarius, bringing revelations about new ways of doing things. If you’ve been avoiding buying writing software, you should reconsider that today. Any new ideas you get should also be looked at seriously, because they could solidify your work. Health writers are favored today, especially those covering alternative health modalities such as humor therapy or music therapy. Mercury turns retrograde this evening, so go over your old notes and see how they can fit into your new pattern. They may just need dusting off and updating a little in order to be useful.

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

moonclouds_smallThe Moon conjunct Pluto gives a real impetus to transforming our writing projects into something real and concrete. Rough notes and ideas can be brought into focus and a writing plan can begin to gel. Try to incorporate any new ideas that come up. Don’t ignore them just because they don’t seem to fit into a prearranged pattern. If your plan stays flexible, it could expand into something truly unique and powerful. Go with the flow today, and let it lead you where it will.

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

moonclouds_smallWe get pragmatic and down to earth today as the Moon moves into Capricorn. Practical steps are taken in our writing. We see the goal, but are unable to complete it just yet. There are more steps to take before we can achieve our vision. Yet, as Mars nears conjunction with Neptune, it gives us the will and the energy to pursue our dreams. Tend to your writing today. Fertilize and water it. Just keep tending the garden, and know that it will bear fruit another day.

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

moonclouds_smallA grand fire trine with Juno, Uranus and the Moon gives a boost to our commitment to our individual visions this morning. We know where we’re going, we can tell others where we’re going, and we’re proud of where we’re going, too. Your writing may take a strange direction today that you have never thought of before. Yesterday, you may have had doubts about your writing, but today, it seems just right. Go with your unique vision and be proud of it! Today, you will confirm to yourself the value of your writing and why you are the perfect person to write this particular thing.

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

moonclouds_smallWe may wake up from intense dreams in the middle of the night, but by early morning we get much more optimistic. We can glide through the writing process like synchronized swimmers. Unfortunately, we may be gliding through shark infested waters. Our over-optimism can bite us if we fail to watch where we are going. We can end up with a large amount of material, most of which must be severely edited this evening. It’s not a bad writing day, just not the most efficient writing day.