JANUARY 26 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallEarly this morning, quintiles to Mercury align your ideas, your concentration and your drive. Much can be accomplished. Not only that, but the words will come out with great beauty as well. As the Moon enters Taurus, the artistry of your words will be enhanced even more. This is a day for poets to shine. Dip your cup into the still pool, and lift out the perfect words with ease. Whatever you write today will have a healing effect on people. You may stray far away from your current project today, but the journey will be fruitful.

JANUARY 25 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallDespite a high level of commitment to your writing project, interferences can occur today that throw you off track. Friends, groups and others can distract you from getting the words written down. After lunch, things become slightly easier, as a trine to Jupiter allows some forward movement. But don’t expect too much of yourself today. You will be swimming against the tide. It would be better to take a few deep breaths, relax, and just tread water today.

JANUARY 24 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallIf you have a scene that involves irritation, argument, debate, or any heated intellectual exchange, write it before noon. Later, you have great ability to concentrate. This is a day when you can really get into the flow of your writing. You can enter that trance state where ideas pop up out of nowhere, and the fingers fly across the keyboard just trying to keep up. The only problem you may have today is overworking. Your pen will run out of ink, your pencil will need sharpening often, and your keyboard will take a real pounding!

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.