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

moonclouds_smallYou probably had nightmares last night and woke up edgy. You really want to capture some of this angst for your writing, but may find it difficult. Today, be satisfied with writing notes to yourself about interesting things to write at a later date. These ideas you are getting are extremely ‘outside the box’. Don’t even try to write completed prose today. Just grab those ideas any way you can, , even by voice recording, then write them later. Some of these ideas will be ‘over the top’, but others could rejuvenate your work. Grab ’em now. Decide later.

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

moonclouds_smallIt will be a little frustrating this morning. You have new ideas, but can’t write them down. You are being forced to deal with structural issues, or maybe your computer is giving you trouble. The best thing to do is to deal with the systemic details even if it means doing it on paper. Later in the afternoon, the Moon moves into Leo, and you start to have confidence again that you can actually get this project done. Venus trine Uranus relieves the annoying technical problems, and you can finally get some forward momentum.

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

moonclouds_smallThe Moon makes a new grand trine today that allows you to perfect those emotional scenes you wrote yesterday. You’ll be able to get the emotional tone of your characters just right today. You’ll see what makes your characters tick. They may even surprise you and show you connections you never thought of. With Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto, you can be coldly objective as you write your characters into huge life upheavals. Don’t be timid with angry scenes or scenes that are uncomfortable to write. Go boldly into the dark places. You’ll have your readers on the edge of their seats!

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

moonclouds_smallThe Moon enters Cancer today, its home sign. This gives an innocent, playful ability to access your characters’ feelings. These are not the deep, reflective feelings so much as the surface, reactive feelings. This is the infatuation, not the enduring love. It is the immediate tantrum, not the long held grudge. Moon in Cancer nurtures, but, unlike Virgo, she may give you cupcakes instead of healthy granola. After noon, though, a grand water trine with Neptune and Ceres allows you to access these deeper feelings and write some powerful, emotional scenes.

The Astrological Henry Miller

moonclouds_smallHenry Miller was a devotee of astrology. He employed astrological imagery in his writing for expressive purposes, and he relied on astrology when faced with important decisions in his personal life. Miller viewed astrology metaphorically, as a system of correspondences between the inner world of the psyche and the soul and the outer world of the planets and the stars — between the microcosm and the macrocosm. And because Miller wished to lead an astrological life marrying his own personal rhythms to the larger rhythms of the universe, he looked to astrology for guidance through personal difficulties. . . More of this article at Huffington Post:

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

moonclouds_smallHistory writers will be able to bring their research into their writing in a believable way today. Any writing concerning the past will sound realistic and authentic, even if it’s fantasy fiction. Jupiter has been conjuncting Venus in Leo, so pleasant words have been coming easily. The structural issues have been a concern, though. Moon in Gemini sextile Sun in Leo gives you a burst of confidence tonight, especially in romantic, dramatic scenes. Later, you begin to see how the details fit into the overall structure.

What Type of Writer are You?

moonclouds_smallTaurus in the Third House: You are a slow, deliberate writer. You may take a long time to write a work. Novels and other long forms of writing are the most natural for you. You are a sensual writer. You like to describe the scenery, the smells, the tastes, the sounds, and how something feels to the touch. This can be an advantage in making your writing a rich, sensual experience for the reader. Just make sure you don’t get lost in the scenery, over-describing things at the expense of the forward motion of the story. A sensual style of poetry can also be a natural form for you.

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

moonclouds_smallYou 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!