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Heads Up! June Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by on Jun.05, 2017, under Forecasts

Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

June 2017

All times are PDT.

It’s June! The Sun is still in Gemini, moving north in the sky but not for long. Summer is coming (in the northern hemisphere, anyway). Get ready for the hot times ahead.

Thu June 01 the Moon is in Virgo all day. The Venus-Saturn trine in Fire signs should spice up whatever plans you think you have. Work slowly if you must, but keep at it.

Sat June 03 the Moon is in Libra when the Sun is trine Jupiter at 9:12 am. Later at 6:44 pm the Moon is conjoined Jupiter. Heads up. This could potentially be a very lucky and agreeable day and night. Pleasant artistic conversations are available to everyone.

Sun June 04 the Moon is in Libra when Mars changes signs, to leave Gemini and enter Cancer. Heads Up. Mars is out of bounds now, and sparks could fly. Write those conflict scenes and do it fast.

Tue June 06 the Moon is in Scorpio when Venus changes signs, departing Aries and entering her home sign Taurus. Heads Up, especially for romance and food writers.

Wed June 07 the Moon enters Sagittarius at 3:59 pm. If the morning and early afternoon are intense, the rest of the day could brighten. It may be less productive but a good time to network, though.

Fri June 09 is the Full Moon at 18 Sag, happening at 6:10 am. Heads Up. Feel big, create big, and produce big throughout the coming lunar month. At 7:03 am Jupiter stations at 13 Lib and begins to go direct. Heads Up. This is a celestial tide to raise all boats. Stay calm and don’t get too exuberant too quickly. Write more. At 6:19 pm the Moon conjoins Saturn in Sagittarius. This can slow the pace and let you be productive in the evening. Preparing for tomorrow counts as being productive.

Sun June 11 the Moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn. Don’t be afraid to get serious about what matters to you. Don’t get belligerent, though, if you can help it.

Tue June 13 the Moon is in Aquarius all day. It’s easy to keep a level head. At 8:45 am, Mercury makes a trine with Jupiter. Think up all sorts of things in the morning. At 8:29 pm Mercury makes a square with Neptune. It may be hard to decide which ideas worked the least well. At 8:56 pm the Moon is trine Mercury. The day may have its ups and downs, but that sounds like a happy ending to me.

Wed June 14 the Moon is in Aquarius all day. Address a bigger audience and maybe tackle a bigger project.

Thu June 15 the Moon is in Pisces when the Sun makes an opposition to Saturn. Heads Up. Don’t let emotions be the deciding factor in a power struggle. Now there’s plot material for you.

Fri June 16 the Moon conjoins Neptune in Pisces. If you can dream it, it’s possible that you’re not the only one. Heck, someone may have already done it. Pay attention and take notes.

Sun June 18 the Moon is in Aries when Mercury makes an opposition to Saturn. Heads Up. You never have patience when you need it the most. You can still get a lot accomplished. Hang in there.

Mon June 19 the Moon conjoins Uranus in Aries. Surprises are plentiful. Your characters are probably full of them. This is also the last day of the year that the Sun is in effervescent playful Gemini. Tomorrow the world may seem a bit slower, withdrawn, and cautious. Heads Up.

Tue June 20 the Moon conjoins Venus in Taurus at 3:4 pm. Good manners and well-chosen words can give you an advantage. At 9:24 pm the Sun changes signs, leaving curious Gemini and entering more traditional-minded Cancer. Heads Up. From now until late July, the Sun is a guest in the Moon’s house. Emotions and matters may mean more now than before. Attention, writers of historical fiction and poetry. You could also cast an ingress chart for a peek at what the next three months will be like, if you want to know, that is.

Wed June 21 the Moon is in Taurus when Mercury changes signs, leaving its home sign Gemini and entering Cancer. Heads Up. Thoughts take a more traditional and maybe domestic turn. At 7:14 am the Sun conjoins Mercury in very early Cancer. Heads Up. If you can’t think straight, you can still sense what’s in the air. At 3:44 pm, the Moon enters Gemini. Heads Up for a powerful few days of mercurial, creative energy, regardless of Mercury’s recent departure. We have from now until Friday afternoon to express our communicative urges of all sorts. Play nice.

Thu June 22 the Moon is in Gemini all day. Use every moment. Also, this the day before the New Moon, and that’s an automatic Heads Up. Be safe, whatever you do and wherever you are.

Fri June 23 the Moon leaves Gemini and enters Cancer at 3:07 pm. That’s close enough to teatime for me. At 7:31 pm is the New Moon at 02 Can. Heads Up to improve domestic and emotional conditions of all sorts. Do you need a new coffee mug to keep you at your desk? Well, there you are.

Sat June 24 the Moon conjoins Mercury in Cancer at 1:13 am. If a dream wakes you up, write it down. Or maybe you’re still awake. The Moon conjoins Mars in Cancer at 12:09 pm. Tempers may rise but you can channel that into your writing. At 11:07 pm Mars makes a square with Jupiter. Don’t go to bed angry.

Sun June 25 the Moon is in Leo when Mars makes a trine with Neptune. No matter how the weekend has gone (or hasn’t), you could have a magical insight to kick start the coming writing week.

Tue June 27 the Moon is in Leo when Mercury makes a square with Jupiter at 11:21 am. No one likes to be told no, especially when you’re telling yourself. Later, at 5:22 pm Mercury makes a trine with Neptune. This is only nineteen minutes before the Moon moves from Leo into Virgo. Heads Up. Hopes and wishes could bloom all out of proportion to what’s possible.

Wed June 28 the Moon is in Virgo all day. Get some work done. This may be hard, because at 12:50 pm Mercury conjoins Mars in Cancer. Heads Up. Hide those snacks, avoid bickering with relatives, and stay strapped in the writing chair.

Thu June 29 the Moon is still in Virgo all day. Keep working, if only on the details. At 5:36 pm Mercury opposes Pluto. Heads Up. A sudden comment or perception can change the whole landscape.

Mercury and Mars rock this month, but that can be a very good thing. Don’t hold yourself back while doing the first drafts. Brainstorm only with trusted friends. Stay fired up. Make this one of the most productive months so far this year. The more you’ve done, the more you know how to do, and the more you can do. I’m not arguing with that. This may not be the most polished of months but you need something to polish in the first place, right? Heads Up!

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Heads Up! May Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by on May.04, 2017, under Forecasts

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Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

May 2017

All times are PDT.

Even if April has not gone out like a lamb, it’s still the merry and mighty month of May. Sharpen your people skills (it’s a Monday, after all) and work on what is near and dear to your heart and home. Convey what you’re feeling, and win hearts. Mercury is retrograde, but only for the first few days. Stay careful, and see good results all month long.

Mon May 01 the Moon is in Cancer most of the day. The busy Moon has some problematic aspects (opposed Pluto, square Mercury, square Uranus) but at 9:12 pm the Moon enters glorious Leo and any rough spots will be far behind you. Do your best all day and don’t look back.

Wed May 03 the Moon is in Leo when Mercury goes stationary direct at 24 Ari. The retrograde is over! Don’t be in too big a rush to start things. Give yourself time. It’s prime editing season.

Sun May 07 the Moon conjoins Jupiter retrograde in Libra. Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are the only retrograde planets right now. Look for subtle good luck , as in a critical person being less so and possibly constructive now.

Tue May 09 the Moon is in Scorpio when the Sun trines Pluto. Heads up. Some sort of improvement is in the works. Also, at 10:20 pm Mercury conjoins Uranus. Heads Up. Wild and crazy events or characters in a dream could turn up in your work tomorrow.

Wed May 10 the Moon is in Scorpio all day. We have Full Moon at 20 Sco. Heads Up. Decide to spend the month working on only non-negotiable subjects that excite you.

Thu May 11 the Moon is in Sagittarius when Mercury makes a trine to Saturn. Something that filled you with doubt may be well received. You may not be the best judge of your own work.

Sat May 14 the Moon conjoins Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius. Take responsibility for what you write, mean what you say and say what you mean. Don’t be afraid to say or write a lot.

Mon May 15 the Moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn. A little anxiety can make for more careful writing, so long as it’s only a little and doesn’t shut you down. At 9:07 pm Mercury changes signs, leaving Aries to enter Taurus. Thoughts become more practical but also more beautiful.

Wed May 17 the Moon is in Aquarius all day. You can think more skillfully about bigger projects and plots. Don’t let anything intimidate you.

Fri May 19 the Moon conjoins Neptune in Pisces. Feelings may lead you in many different directions. Entertain the prospects. It’s also the last day that the Sun spends in the sign of Taurus. Tomorrow the world may seem more spirited and spry. Heads Up.

Sat May 20 the Moon is in Pisces when the Sun changes signs, exchanging Taurus for Gemini. Heads Up in the happiest, most prolific of ways. If people keep you too busy to write as much as you would like, consider the experiences to be research. Take notes all month long. Turn on the recorder and dictate.

Mon May 22 the Moon conjoins Venus in Aries. Let your work be bold and beautiful. Seductive is okay, too. Later, the Moon conjoins Uranus in Aries. Experiment with a new form, be it free verse, stream of consciousness, or sestina.

Tue May 23 the Moon conjoins Mercury in Taurus. If your work is getting wordy and cluttered, so what? It’s easier to cut away what doesn’t belong than it is to add what is missing.

Wed May 24 the Moon is in Taurus all day. We are having a month of Wednesdays with the Moon in Fixed signs. Stick to your guns and work on what matters to you. Let the rest fall where it may. Today is also the day before the New Moon. Heads Up. Use extra caution and safety where you want it most.

Thu May 25 a very dark Moon enters Gemini at 5:15 am. At 12:44 pm we have the New Moon at 04 Gem. You can start whatever pleases you most. And you can abandon it and start something else. Heads Up, and keep it fun. The Moon is in Gemini until very early on Saturday May 27. Don’t waste any time.

Fri May 26 the Moon conjoins Mars in Gemini. Be ambitious. productive, and proud.

It may seem like a calm month, but it is also a very mercurial month. Get as much done as you can, and don’t worry about changing any of it later. Network and get as many of your ideas out into the world as you deem are ready. Don’t think big time or small time. Think ready and think now. Mercury doesn’t like delays.

You’re up and running and ready to go. Gentlemen, start your engines. Heads Up!

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Heads Up! The Writer’s April Astrological Almanac

by on Apr.05, 2017, under Forecasts

Happy Spring!

Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

April 2017

All times are PDT.

It’s April, and no fooling! The month starts on a Saturday, Saturn’s day of the week, so skip the fooling around and get a jump on your work load and on whatever works for you.

Sat Apr 01 the Moon is in Gemini, and trine Jupiter retrograde. Write as much as you can. Or, get out and socialize as much as you can and gather material.

Sun Apr 02 the Moon in Gemini opposes Saturn at 7:43 am and goes void of course until 11:27 am when the Moon enters Cancer. Lunch time! Did you get a lot done? At 5:25 pm Venus retrograde changes signs and enters Pisces by the back door. Heads Up, especially for romance writers.

Wed Apr 5 the Moon is in Leo all day. Sit up straight and know that what you write really rocks. Saturn goes retrograde at 10:06 pm. Heads Up. It may be a bit harder to resist interruptions.

Fri Apr 7 the Moon is in Virgo when the Sun opposes Jupiter retrograde. Jupiter is at its brightest and will be high in the night sky around 1 am. Go out and look if you can. Heads Up. Take a good look at how lucky you really are, and appreciate it all. Submit work today, and keep in touch with agents, editors, and your writing critique buddies.

Sat Apr 8 the Moon is in Virgo all day. The big news is, tomorrow starts the second Mercury retrograde period of the year. Heads Up. Keep calm and get organized and systematic. Do you know where your phone is? Good.

Sun Apr 9 the Moon is in Libra when Mercury goes stationary retrograde at 4 Tau. Heads Up. Stay organized at work, keep your home finances organized, drive safely, and you’re good. If this retrograde slows down your productivity, don’t fret. The retrograde will end in Aries and you’ll more than make up for it.

Mon Apr 10 the Moon conjoins Jupiter retrograde at 3:58 pm. You should have luck contacting people now. We have the Full Moon at 21 Lib later at 11:08 pm. It’s a month to love and be loved. Love what you’re working on, too. Passover begins.

Wed Apr 12 the Moon is in Scorpio all day. Nothing can discourage you from your work, except perhaps yourself. Just do it and don’t look back.

Thu Apr 13 the Moon is in Scorpio when the Sun conjoins Uranus in in Aries at 10:30 pm. Heads Up. Write surprising events that have serious consequences.

Sat Apr 15 the Moon is in Sagittarius all day. The big news is that Venus goes stationary direct at 26 Pis at 3:18 am. Heads Up. Write something secret and show it to no one. From April 15 through April 19 we have “only” three planets retrograde. Can you tell the difference? (continue reading…)

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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. (continue reading…)

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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. (continue reading…)

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Head’s Up! October Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by on Oct.02, 2016, under Forecasts

Fall

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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