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.

JANUARY 15 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallIt’s one of those days when you wake up with a head full of profound dreams that you immediately forget. Keep a notebook and pen beside your bed to capture those fleeting inspirations. It’s a day when we are caught between confusion and concentration. We know what we want to do, but can’t seem to get it done. Do you have a character who holds himself back from accomplishing his goals because he hasn’t dealt with his deep subconscious emotional issues? Today, think about how he sabotages himself, and why. Then write it all out late this afternoon and early evening when the Sun sextiles the Moon.

JANUARY 14 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThere’s a sense of future mission today. There is idealism mixed with realism and emotional commitment. Today, write about characters who stand up and fight for their vision in the face of opposition. Write about the idealists, the believers, the activists. Explore their passion and their optimism. What forces are lined up against them? How are those forces also passionate and optimistic? Get into the fray of the battle today in your writing, but make sure to look at both sides.

JANUARY 13 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallYou may have a hard time getting up to speed early this morning. You’ll just feel like relaxing in bed. Surprisingly, this may be the most productive thing to do, as inspirations will come out of the blue. Mercury conjuncts Venus in Aquarius giving our relaxed thoughts a certain spark of creativity. The less you try to think, the more ideas you may get. By noon you’ll be filled with enthusiasm for transforming your writing into something wonderful. As the Moon moves into Scorpio tonight and trines Mars in Pisces, you’ll see how potent those morning daydreams actually were. So much so, that you may find it hard to stop writing tonight.

JANUARY 12 ~ Writing With The Stars ~ daily astrology for writers

moonclouds_smallThe Moon moving through Libra activates some powerful aspects today. On one hand, we have the possibility of massive upheaval, and on the other hand we have a magnificent, mighty commitment to compassion. This is the day to write about your theme. Think about that BIG scene, maybe the one near the end, where everything is in a state of crisis and opportunity all at once. Try writing a draft of the most important scene of your novel, or write a statement to yourself about the overarching significance of your article. This is an extremely potent day. Make sure your writing reflects that.