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Head’s Up! February Astrological Almanac

by on Feb.02, 2017, under Forecasts

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Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

February 2017

all times PST

February! We’re ripping through this year. Are you writing as fast? Do it. There’s a lot going on, and a lot to say. We start with the Moon at the start of the Zodiac, in Aries. It’s a Wednesday, Mercury’s day of the week, so we can craft a month of sharp, fiery wit, if we so choose.

Wed Feb 01 the Moon is in Aries all day. Mercury is sextile Chiron. Don’t be afraid to write about what hurts. Don’t be afraid at all. You don’t have to show it to anyone.

Thu Feb 02 the Moon conjoins Uranus in Aries. Be bold and surprise yourself. Look at something from a radically different angle. A few hours later Mercury squares Jupiter. If you think you’ve gone overboard, so what? That’s what editing is all about.

Fri Feb 03 the Moon is in Taurus when Venus leaves Pisces and enters Aries. Aesthetics gets brighter, bolder, sharper, and more realistic. Note that this is Venus’s day of the week, too.

Sat Feb 04 the Moon enters Gemini at 8:44 pm. Heads Up for mercurial activities and greater productivity of all kinds. Don’t waste a minute. Read, write, talk, listen, and network.

Sun Feb 05 the Moon is in Gemini when Jupiter turns stationary retrograde in Libra. This buys us more time to work on relationships, like with agents, writing partners and groups, publishers, you get the idea.

Mon Feb 06 the Moon leaves Gemini at 11:03 pm and enters Cancer. It may have been mostly the weekend, but did you get much done? Did you accumulate more research material? Did you eavesdrop enough? (How is that ever possible for a writer?)

Tue Feb 07 the Moon is in Cancer when Mercury leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius. Thoughts and thought processes may widen in scope and become sharper. The little things can be the big things, and big things little. It’s in the nature of metaphor.

Wed Feb 08 the Moon is in Cancer all day. Do you work at home? Good. If not, do you work with dedication? Good. Remember, all day. A break for tea is permitted.

Fri Feb 10 we have the Full Moon at 22 Leo. It’s also a Lunar Eclipse. Heads Up. Acknowledge the nobility of what you do. You may be speaking for more than just yourself. Your audience is also much bigger than you realize. Make this your mission in the coming lunar month.

Wed Feb 15 the Moon conjoins Jupiter in Libra. Be lucky with writing partners and critique groups. We are having a month of Wednesdays with the Moon in cardinal signs. Start projects, Start some cleanup efforts that complete projects but don’t feel like completions. You know what they say in fiction: every good ending is a beginning.

Fri Feb 17 the Moon is in Scorpio all day. Be serious. If you can’t be serious, be sincere. Today is the last day that the Sun spends in the cool crisp air of Aquarius. Tomorrow the world may seem more murky and emotional. Heads Up.

Sat Feb 18 the Moon is still in Scorpio when the Sun changes signs, leaves Aquarius, and enters Pisces. Heads Up. Feelings get deeper and emotional currents may develop rip tides. Love what you do, and do it with abandon. Sometimes no boundaries can work in your favor. About seven hours later the Moon enters Sagittarius. Don’t isolate yourself. Get out and see what the current mood is.

Mon Feb 20 the Moon conjoins Saturn in Sagittarius. You may not work fast, but you will work anyway. No number of distractions (and they may be several) will stop you.

Tue Feb 21 the Moon is in Capricorn when Mercury makes a trine with Jupiter. Ideas and plot complications fall out of the sky for you today. If you’re not outlining or plotting, take notes for later. You have to be grateful whenever it’s easy.

Wed Feb 22 the Moon is in Capricorn all day. At 1:03 am Mars squares Pluto. Heads Up. It’s a good day to write scenes rich in conflict, disagreement, and clashes of will of all kinds. Try to keep it on the page. At 11:34 am the Moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn. Tighten the seatbelt on your writing chair and don’t let the world knock you sideways. Heads Up.

Thu Feb 23 the Moon is in Aquarius when Mercury makes a sextile with Saturn. A cool, well organized head prevails today and you can fix a lot of structural problems. It’s also not a bad day to copy edit or proofread.

Sat Feb 25 the Moon is in Aquarius when Mercury moves out of Aquarius and enters Pisces at 3:07 pm. Work diligently early in the day and be ahead of the game if the afternoon gets disorganized. At 4:24 pm the Moon enters Pisces. If you’re too easily distracted, take a break and walk away for a bit. At 4:36 pm the Moon conjoins Mercury in Pisces. Heads Up. It’s rarely possible to do or say everything that’s in your mind. It’s also the day before the New Moon. Heads Up for safety’s sake.

Sun Feb 26 we have the New Moon at 08 Pis. It’s also a Solar Eclipse. Heads Up! This eclipse is very close to Neptune, too, so the outside world may be more moody than usual. This is at 6:58 am. At 12:56 pm the Moon conjoins Neptune in Pisces. A dream may try to make its way into the waking world. Make it a constructive dream. At 4:19 pm Mars conjoins Uranus in Aries. Restlessness and recklessness are a dangerous combination. Maybe put off that rewrite for a while. Heads Up.

Mon Feb 27 the Moon is in Pisces when Mars opposes Jupiter. Heads Up. It may not be a great day to do that editing and trimming the word count (although it’s almost always good to kill adverbs on sight). It’s a great day for rereading, though.

Tue Feb 28 the Moon is in Aries all day. The Moon conjoins Venus at 6:55 pm. If the work day was all business, the evening is great for a social escape. It’s Mardi Gras. Let the good times roll in a beautiful way!

It’s a short but serious month, with eclipses and a very active Mars. You can resist kneejerk reactions, impatient decisions, bad tempers, and unfounded anger by keeping your eye on your work. One good thing about Pisces is that it let’s the whole world in without you needing to open the door for it. You can write about anything, and perhaps you should give it a short try if you haven’t already.

There are rules and conventions in writing. The good news is, when you create a fictional world, you make the rules, too. If the outside real world gets unreasonable (like it usually is), you can still keep a grip on the world you are creating. Your characters, and your audience, are counting on you. Heads Up!!

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Heads Up! January 2017 Forecast

by on Jan.01, 2017, under Forecasts

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Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

By Kathy Watts

January 2017

(all times are PST)

Happy New Year! Another year bites the dust, We can make this new one as happy and productive a year as we want and need. The year starts on a Sunday, the Sun’s day of the week. So long as we remember to shine, every day, we can reach out and touch gold. Be the best we can be. Write the best and truest that we can write. That’s the Sun for you.

Sun Jan 01 the Moon is Aquarius all day. Think big, observe more of the big picture, and prepare for a bigger audience. The Moon makes a trine with Jupiter in the morning. Being lucky wants to be easy. Late that night, the Moon conjoins Venus. Prepare to be popular and in demand.

Mon Jan 02 the Moon conjoins Neptune in Pisces. Sweet dreams, sleeping or waking. Two and a half hours later the Moon conjoins Mars. Now here’s motivation. Shortly before midnight, Venus changes signs, leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces. Feel better connected to your work.

Wed Jan 04 the Moon is in Pisces when Mercury retrograde changes signs, slipping out of Capricorn and back into Sagittarius. Keep working hard anyway. There’s no rush.

Thu Jan 05 the Moon conjoins Uranus in Aries. Spot, or invent, a plot twist. Two hours later the Moon makes an opposition to Jupiter. If it’s not working out to your pleasure, pull back a little.

Fri Jan 06 the Moon is in Taurus when the Sun conjoins Pluto in Capricorn. Heads Up. Don’t let anything sudden throw you off balance. Do solid work, and feel secure in your writers’ circle or other literary support group.

Sun Jan 08 the Moon is in Taurus when Mercury goes stationary direct. Heads Up in the best of ways. That wasn’t so bad, was it? And you got a lot of work done. Furthermore, at 2:06 pm the Moon departs from Taurus and enters Gemini. It’s a great start to a Mercurial writing/reading/networking bash that lasts into Tuesday afternoon. It’s another bright Heads Up!

Tue Jan 10 the Moon is still in Gemini when the Sun squares Uranus. Be flexible and don’t expect a recent surprise fix to solve all your problems. At 1:38 pm the Moon opposes Mercury and then goes void of course until the Moon enters Cancer at 2:49 pm. I consider this an excuse for an early tea time.

Wed Jan 11 the Moon is in Cancer all day. Resist constant snacking, although the random work break is perfectly fine.

Thu Jan 12 we have the Full Moon at 22Can. Heads Up. You know what you love to do, and where to do it, and for whom you do it. Hold those thoughts. Two and a half hours later Mercury changes signs and reenters Capricorn. If work ethic has been fading, this will revive it.

Wed Jan 18 the Moon is in Libra all day and conjoins Jupiter near the end, at 11:27 pm. Work with authority and feel lucky all day. Today is also the last day that the Sun spends in the sign of Capricorn. Tomorrow the world may not seem much warmer, but it may seem bigger and brighter.

Thu Jan 19 the Moon is in Libra when the Sun moves out of Capricorn and enters Aquarius. Heads Up. Your audience is bigger than you realize. About a half hour later, the Moon enters Scorpio. Scorpio and Aquarius are two Fixed signs and this can add a lot of stubbornness and persistence to your day. Work through and with it. Heads Up.

Tue Jan 24 the Moon conjoins Saturn in Sagittarius. You can be serious in a sociable, fun way. It’s a good mix of energies for constructive networking.

Wed Jan 25 the Moon is in Capricorn all day. At 3:58 pm the Moon conjoins Mercury. Write on!

Thu Jan 26 the Moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn. Have you gotten serious yet? If not, consider doing so now. This is also the day before the New Moon. Heads Up for safety and being smart in general.

Fri Jan 27 is the New Moon at 08 Aqu. Heads Up. Start something new and big, and not aimed at yourself. At 9:39 pm, Mars changes signs, leaving Pisces and entering its home sign Aries. Heads Up! Jump out of the frying pan of planning and into the flames of creation.

Mon Jan 30 the Moon conjoins Neptune in Pisces. Dreams are powerful. Don’t toss them aside.

Tue Jan 31 the Moon conjoins Venus in Pisces at 9:36 am and goes void of course. Stay emotionally committed to your work, in the biggest way possible.

The Moon enters Aries at 1:46 pm and conjoins Mars in Aries at 6:52 pm. Heads Up for an emotional and active day.

Shortly before the last year ended, there was the most magical conjunction of Mars and Neptune. Neptune is the master dream maker. Mars is the master motivator and is the master of manifesting in the real world. Dream with extreme prejudice what you want for the coming year, and make it happen.

2017 is a brand new year, and it’s ours. No matter what the outside world sends our way, we have control of our inner world. That’s where our best work comes from. Without that, what chance do we have of seeing ourselves for what we are? We control the horizontal. We control the vertical. We do. It’s ours. Every single day. One day at a time. Ours. Make this the best, strongest, brightest year yet. Heads Up!

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Head’s Up! October Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by on Oct.02, 2016, under Forecasts

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Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

By Kathy Watts

October 2016

(all times are PDT)

October starts on a Saturday with the Moon in Libra. Weekends with the Sun in Libra can all be party time, and there’s no bigger party than the one you write. Go out and have some fun, too, okay?

Mon Oct 03 the Moon conjoins Venus in Scorpio. Polish something that you really care about. It doesn’t matter if no one else ever gets to see it.

Wed Oct 05 the Moon enters Sagittarius at 1:26 am. Dream big. Write big. Edit later.

Thu Oct 06 the Moon conjoins Saturn in Sagittarius. Just like yesterday, dream and work big, but now with a bit more control. Skip any critique and edit later.

Fri Oct 07 the Moon is still in Sagittarius when Mercury changes signs, finally leaving Virgo and entering Libra. Thoughts turn to social interactions, fairness and fun, and how to cleverly keep the peace. Now there are some big literary themes. (continue reading…)

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Heads Up! The Writer’s Astrological Almanac June

by on Jun.07, 2016, under Forecasts

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Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

By Kathy Watts

June 2016

(all times are PDT)

June starts on a Wednesday, Mercury’s day of the week. That can keep the little mind active! The Sun itself is in Gemini, too. Do good things with this. Mars, Saturn, and Pluto are all retrograde now. By the middle of the month Neptune will be retrograde, too. Don’t be in too big a rush to do anything. Take your time. Do your best.

Wed Jun 01 the Moon conjoins Uranus in Aries. Heads Up. A frivolous little surprise is always a good excuse for a work break. Don’t let it eat the day.

Fri Jun 03 the Moon conjoins Mercury in Taurus. Work hard and be sociable. Yes, you can do both, although maybe not at the same time. At 8:01 pm the Moon leaves Taurus and enters the sign of Gemini. We have from now until Sunday evening to make the most of our mercurial inclinations and talents. Go for it. It’s also the day before the New Moon. Be safe. Heads Up. (continue reading…)

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Heads Up! The Writer’s Astrological Almanac March 1st-12th

by on Mar.04, 2016, under Forecasts

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Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

March 1st – 7th times are Pacific Standard Time, PST until March 13 when PDT begins.)

March starts on a Tuesday, the day of the week for the planet Mars. Think of it as a high-energy month rather than a blustery contentious month. We have a lot of work that we care about, and nothing can slow us down once we get started.

Tue Mar 01 the Moon conjoins Saturn in Sagittarius. Be disciplined in a big way, and serious in a gentle way.

Wed Mar 02 the Moon is in Sagittarius all day. Is something ready to be submitted and sent out into the world? Do it. Network and query, too. The Moon makes a sextile with Mercury at 6:55 pm and goes void of course. This aspect has been applying all day long and can result in plenty of ideas and works in progress.

Fri Mar 04 the Moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn. Get lost in your work, if need be, and feel good about it all. That night, Mercury squares Mars. Don’t rush to judgment about anything. Let your work settle into itself before thinking about changes or editing. Destroy nothing now. You can always burn it later.

Sat Mar 05 the Moon is in Capricorn when Mercury changes signs and enters Pisces. Thoughts get bigger, more vague and emotional. Write (or read) romances today, or at least things with happy endings. Spiritual projects are probably okay, too. At 8:05 am the Moon sextiles Mars and then goes void of course until entering Aquarius seventeen minutes later at 8:22 am. This may create a stormy beginning but your opinions should rapidly calm down and let you be more objective. That evening at 6:29 pm Mars changes signs, leaving Scorpio and entering Sagittarius. It’s fine to do a few more things for someone else, especially if it furthers everyone’s artistic endeavors. And let’s not overlook the Sun making a square with Saturn at 10:04 pm. If criticism has been harsh today or authority figures have been more visible than usual, now you know why. You can work with this. (continue reading…)

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Head’s Up!Astrological Almanac Jan18-31st

by on Jan.18, 2016, under Forecasts

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Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

January 18th-31st 2016

(times are all Pacific Standard Time, PST)

Mon Jan 18 the Moon is in Taurus all day. At 3:01 am Mars makes a trine with Neptune. There’s magic in this trine, and with Mars in Scorpio, it may not be gentle. It may be a good day to let a character’s emotions run wild, though. Heads Up.

Tue Jan 19 the Moon enters Gemini at 1:13 am. Heads Up for extra writerly and artistic self-indulgence and productivity. This will end early on Thursday, so jump right on it. It goes fast. It’s also the last day of the month that the Sun spends in Capricorn. Tomorrow the world will be bigger if not brighter, with wider perspective.

Wed Jan 20 the Moon is in Gemini when the Sun enters Aquarius at 7:27 am. Heads Up. If it’s been a work-crazed month so far, that might lighten up but the desire to work isn’t going to go away. Mercury retrograde is square Uranus at 10:26 am. This could be a Heads Up if you’re feeling mischievous.

Thu Jan 21 the Moon enters Cancer at 5:28 am. Treat yourself to a nice breakfast and keep working.

Fri Jan 22 the Moon is Cancer when at 1:59 am Mercury retrograde conjoins Pluto at 15 Cap. Alarming thoughts could try to grab hold of your imagination. Let them go. Mercury won’t be retrograde much longer and it’s moving slowly and powerfully through the sky. Heads Up. The Moon conjoins Mercury retrograde at 9:17 am. Your heart may speak more loudly than your head. The Moon then conjoins Pluto at 9:34 am. It’s an intense way to spend the morning, so maybe cut down on the coffee. By the way, the Moon is square Uranus at 11:32 am. Surprises may not be so pleasing now. It’s a sort of Heads Up day. (continue reading…)

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Heads Up!Writer’s Astrological Almanac Dec13-31

by on Dec.13, 2015, under Forecasts

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Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

December 13th-31st 2015

all times PST

Sun Dec 13 the Moon is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Heads Up. You can get through any amount of holiday preparation craziness just be being organized and refusing to be rushed. Besides, you’re probably also thinking about your current project. It’s permitted, so long as you drive safely. It’s St. Lucy’s day. Do you know where your candles are? (continue reading…)

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Heads Up! Writer’s Astrological Almanac Dec 1st-12th

by on Dec.03, 2015, under Forecasts

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Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

December 1st- 12th  2015

all times PST

The year is ending. Let’s finish strong! December starts on Tuesday, the day of the week ruled by Mars, so put in your best effort and use every day! We begin with a Grand Trine in Fire, involving the Moon, Mercury, and Uranus. Light your own fire and surprise yourself!

Wed Dec 02 the Moon spends almost all day in Virgo. Settle down and clean up some previous work, perhaps part of what you did yesterday. It’s already good. Make it better.

Thu Dec 03 the Moon makes a conjunction with Jupiter in Virgo. Be lucky and creative in countless small ways. This also means short words in preference to long.

Fri Dec 04 the Moon is in Libra when Venus changes signs, leave her nocturnal home of Libra and enters Scorpio. Heads Up. If you been holding back on writing those spicier love scenes, now’s the time.

Sat Dec 05 the Moon is conjunct Mars in Libra. Heads Up. Get people to cooperate by not interfering with them. Give that stubborn character a tiny nudge, step back, and watch the whole chapter unfold. (continue reading…)

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Heads Up! The Astrological Almanac November 15-30th

by on Nov.15, 2015, under Forecasts

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Heads Up!The Astrological Almanac for Writers

by Kathy Watts

November 15-30 2015

(all times are PST)

Sun Nov 15 the Moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn. Often, a tense day, you can drown any anxieties in your work and feel good about everything in the end. If people or events get dicey, keep calm, and maybe have another cup of tea. Keep with your program. This too shall pass.

Tue Nov 17 the Moon is in Aquarius when the Sun conjoins Mercury in Scorpio. Don’t worry if your mind wanders off from time to time. Take note of its journeys and consider it research. (continue reading…)

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Heads Up!The Astrological Almanac for Writers Nov 8th – 14th

by on Nov.08, 2015, under Forecasts

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Heads Up!The Astrological Almanac for Writers

by Kathy Watts

November 8th-14th 2015

(all times are PST)

Sun Nov 08 the Moon is in Libra all day. Is this not a social weekend. In the morning, Venus changes signs, leaves Virgo and enters its diurnal home of Libra. Look forward to more fun doing what pleases you.

Mon Nov 09 the Moon is in Libra until entering Scorpio in the evening. Today is the day that the Sun reaches 16Sco and exits the Via Combusta. Heads Up in a good way. The Sun is still in Scorpio but a little more slack may begin to find its way into the world. It’s still appropriate to be serious about what you care about.

Tue Nov 10 the Moon is in Scorpio all day. If that’s not enough of a Heads Up all by itself, today is the day before the New Moon in Scorpio. Heads Up. Play it safe, and pour that intensity into your work.

Wed Nov 11 the Moon is in Scorpio all day. A very dark Moon conjoins Mercury in the very early morning. Your thoughts may be strongly opinionated. Go with it. Late morning, we have the New Moon at 19 Sco. Heads Up. It’s the day of the Kali Puja (or maybe it was yesterday, but the New Moon in Scorpio is special.). It’s also Veterans Day (or, perhaps you know it as Armistice Day). May there be peace on Earth, and may you find some of it in your work. (continue reading…)

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