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The Writer’s Astrological Almanac
Welcome to the flowery fantastic month of April. The way this year’s going, it may still have some snow and rain, too.
Mon 01 Apr the Moon is void of course in Sagittarius most of the day. You may have a zillion plans in mind and people to call. Relax. You don’t have to do everything instantly. The Sun makes a sextile to Jupiter, a nice touch for the start of month. Late that night, the Moon enters Capricorn. Serious attention to work kicks in tomorrow. Sleep while you can.
Tue 02 Apr the Moon conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. Keep the intensity under control and you can be extremely productive.
Wed 03 Apr the Moon is in Capricorn all day. We do get a nice little Moon sextile Mercury aspect in the profoundly early hours, before the Moon goes void of course in Capricorn. We can work with that, though. Think intensity of feeling that can be expressed with a light touch.
Sat 06 Apr the Moon conjuncts Neptune in Pisces. This can be one dreamy weekend. Have fun but be safe. Can you feel the temperature of the universe rising? It’s because tonight Venus conjuncts Mars. Heads Up. Go long on deep passionate appreciation and go short on anger and impatience.
Sun 07Apr the Moon conjuncts Mercury in Pisces. If there’s a need for any ‘kiss and make up” from yesterday, this aspect will not help. Say as little as possible and listen as much as you can.
Tue 09 Apr the Moon conjuncts Uranus in Aries. Surprise yourself, and try to keep surprise small and close to home. Also, it’s the day before the New Moon. Automatic Heads Up. Today and tomorrow are not good days to take any unnecessary risks.
Wed 10 Apr we have the New Moon at 20Ari. Heads Up. This might be your big chance to launch some major project near and dear to your heart. Four hours later, the Moon conjuncts Mars in Aries. It may be hard to rein yourself in, so if wild horses are dragging you off somewhere, try have it be somewhere good. Three and a half hours after that, the Moon conjuncts Venus in Aries. This is a little sweeter and gentler, but don’t totally trust your judgment or any self-criticism, since you’ll likely just love everything that you’re doing. Remember, Venus and Mars were conjunct just a few days ago. Yes, Venus moves that fast. We’re getting another month of Wednesdays with the Moon mostly in cardinal signs. (A few hours later today when the Moon moves into Taurus is the only non-cardinal Wednesday time we get.)
Fri 12 Apr the Moon is in Taurus when Pluto goes stationary retrograde. Why am I even mentioning this? Some people think Pluto’s not even a planet. Old habits die hard.
Sat 13 Apr the Moon enters Gemini. Heads up in the most writerly of ways. We have from now till late on Monday to make the most of our word count, our submissions, networking, and all the research we can squeeze in. Seven hours into this, Mercury changes signs, leaving Pisces and entering Aries. See if you find yourself writing, or at least talking, faster. (The signs Aries and Gemini are sextile to one another and it’s not all that hard for an Aries spark to start a fire in Gemini. See what you can do with it.)
Sun 14 Apr the Moon conjuncts Jupiter in Gemini. You may be working on something big, or you may be partying and networking (or eavesdropping and researching) in high gear. Of course, it’s also a good day to read yourself into the ground.
Mon 15 Apr the Moon is in Gemini when Venus changes signs and enters Taurus. You may be more inclined to stop and smell the roses. Venus rules Taurus, by the way, and everybody might be wanting more beauty (and just plain old more of everything) in their lives. Write long and luscious. This evening the Moon enters Cancer. It’s hard to get softer and deeper than this. Heads up for tomorrow, though, because this marshmallow could just get toasted.
Wed 17 Apr the Sun conjuncts Mars in Aries. This is a lot of heat and flame. Heads Up. It’s a good day to lock yourself in your writing office, write the most inflammatory personal emotional outrageous stuff you can, and let the rest of the world go its own way until tomorrow, as much as the world will permit you. If you get a rejection or negative reply or exchange of any kind, take a deep breath, keep smiling, and keep all murderous thoughts to yourself, since this will all defuse itself and pass rapidly. Have a cup of tea. A hot cup of tea. Don’t spill it.
Thu 18 Apr the Moon is in Leo most of the day. You may be compelled to show somebody some work before it’s really ready. You know what you can share with whom. Before the day ends, the Moon makes a trine to Mercury. Apply this to sensible plans for tomorrow and don’t hash over anything you did today. That’s done. This is also the last day of the month that the Sun spends in the sign of Aries, and this could lend a slightly manic feel to your work. Tomorrow will be vibrant and bright in a totally different way. Relax and sleep well. You’ve earned it.
Fri 19 Apr the Moon is void of course in Leo when the Sun changes signs and moves into Taurus. The Sun and Moon are both in fixed signs, and people may be less willing to change their plans or their opinions. There could be a slight control-freak feeling to the day. Be happy that Taurus is ruled by gracious, seductive Venus.
Sat 20 Apr the Moon is still void of course in Leo when Mercury conjuncts Uranus. Wonky ideas may have a longer shelf-life today. Two hours later Mars changes signs and enters Taurus. This should slow things down some but don’t expect a lot of mellowness. This can have a lot of ‘work hard, play hard’ energy, and that can create one of those weekend you need to recover from.
Tue 23 Apr the Moon is in Libra when Mercury makes a sextile to Jupiter. You should be able to listen better today, but you’ll still have to pay attention to hear what’s really being said. This makes a great character flaw or quality, by the way.
Wed 24 Apr the Moon is in Libra all day, though most of the time it’s void of course. Take a breather and let yourself settle down into something pleasant that deserves a chunk of focused time and energy. (Venus rules Libra, too, so pleasantness counts.) Heads up for tomorrow, though.
Thu 25 Apr is the Full Moon at 05Sco. Scorpio full moons are always intense, so just stay calm and work on the small but crucial details, even it it’s only grammar and punctuation. If that’s too big, choose to work on only commas or breaking up run-on sentences. This full moon is also a lunar eclipse. Heads Up. Resolve to fix one basic flaw or eliminate one bad (or unproductive) habit this month. Four hours later the Moon conjuncts Saturn in Scorpio. You can’t do things too slowly or too carefully today. Be happy, after the mania and mad rush of the previous month.
Tue 30 Apr the Moon conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. Isn’t this pretty much how the month started? Given all that Scorpio and Saturn energy yesterday, today we’re buttoning down of the last button left open from yesterday. Embrace the narrow focus, the intensity, and the dedication to perfection, even if it’s only one small item. One by one, those small things add up. Don’t be too hard on yourself, though. Be sane, reasonable, and forgiving, especially of yourself. Things aren’t always this restrained.
It’s a super high-energy month and we can get a lot of work done. We can also fritter away a lot of time, so pay attention day by day to where your time and energy are going. We’re also up to our horns in passion, too, with the Venus Mars conjunction and also the Sun Mars conjunction. Go with constructive rather than destructive when you can, but we all know, sometimes you just have to pitch that manuscript into the fireplace, get a drink, and start afresh. Mar is also about having the courage to start afresh. You can’t be a wimp and write (or do any art), but you already know that.
And so onward we go, into the spring and into a year that looks to be rampant in creativity. Grow and nurture your share! Heads Up!
Here comes March comes howling in!
Fri 01 Mar the Moon enters Scorpio. Serious stuff, this, and good thing. We have serious work to do. That it’s Venus’s day of the week may grant us all a little grace throughout the month. (continue reading…)
Heads Up! The Writer’s Astrological Almanac
Welcome to short and sweet February. (It might be cold, too.) We start on the sweet Venus day of Friday with the Moon in Libra (one of the two signs ruled by Venus). Go for pleasantness and nice manners all month long. It can take you further than you suspect. (continue reading…)
The Writer’s Astrological Almanac
by Kathy Watts
Here we go into the sunny month of August, most of which has the Sun at home in the sign of Leo the Lion. Shine on! We also start the month with a Full Moon in Aquarius. It’s hard to get bigger and brighter than this! (continue reading…)
Wed Feb 01 gives us the Moon moving into Gemini. We start the month off with a writing bash that lasts until Friday evening. Put on that extra sweater, socks, maybe turn up the heat, or cuddle closer to your laptop, and indulge your writing passion while the outside world does its chill winter thing (assuming you’re in the northern hemisphere or not in the tropics, Hawaii or Key West or some other classic writer refuge). Also today, Venus exactly opposes Mars retrograde. Ah, Love on the tips of both horns. Perhaps paper (or bytes) are the best place to put passions today.
Thu Feb 02 the Moon trines Mercury, a nice touch to add when the Moon is already in Mercury’s home sign of Gemini. Ideas should be in generous supply today. Take notes. (continue reading…)
The Writer’s Astrological Almanac
by Kathy Watts
Happy Spring! Congratulations on weathering the storms of March. May there be more sun, warmth, and green growing things in our immediate future! Mercury may be retrograde, but that can be a good thing (yes, you heard me right). Think clearly, carefully, perhaps a bit more slowly (although with Mercury in Aries, how slow can it be?), and deeply. Be grateful for a bit of restraint and a slight curb on what otherwise might be shameless mental mania.
April starts off on a Friday, the day of the week special to Venus and all things charming and lovely. The Moon is void of course in Pisces (and not yet in Aries, for better or worse) when Mars changes signs and enters his home sign of Aries. In a month like this, we could set the world on fire, so be careful and make good choices all month long!
Sat Apr 02 the Moon conjuncts Mars in Aries. Be primed for a high-energy weekend, and remember to take notes, as there may be little time to compose it all properly. Not quite a couple of hours later, the Moon conjuncts Uranus in Aries. This can be more high-energy surprises, some of which best belong in fiction. Don’t let the stunning stuff pass by unnoticed. Writers are notorious for being observant, after all. It’s also the day before the New Moon (yes, in combustible Aries). Drive safely, especially if you’re in a little red car. Be cautious but not paranoid. Heads Up.
Sun Apr 03 is the New Moon at 13Ari. Inspiration is a form of high energy. If you’re not already fired up about your work, perhaps now’s the time to ask for that. Midday, the Moon conjuncts Jupiter, in Aries. This conjunction so close to a new moon makes it even more powerful. Be wide open to massive good luck, and don’t narrowly dictate what form it takes. Two hours later Mars conjuncts Uranus, in Aries. Mars on his alone is combustible. With Uranus, things can be explosive. In Aries (ruled by Mars, don’t forget) it can be more high-yield than “usual” (not that anything about Uranus is usual). I may stay in today and work on my disaster novel. (continue reading…)
by Kathy Watts
Tue Feb 23 the Moon is still in Gemini when the Sun sextiles Pluto. There are some changes that just need to be made, and there are gracious ways of making them. Then the Moon enters Cancer. Everything seems to hit closer to home. You do not have to spill coffee on your desk. Wed
Feb 24 the Moon is in Cancer, but, as always, it reaches out and touches someone, lots of someones. Today the Moon trines the Sun (self-confidence improves), then the Moon trines Jupiter (give if not also get some good luck), then the Moon trines Venus (adds a touch of charm to everything—-so appreciate it). That’s a lot of gentle touches. Stay concentrated on your work, but Heads Up in a good way.
Thu Feb 25 the Moon conjuncts Mars retrograde in Leo. Heads Up. Channel this away from anger and into being a little nobler in the daily routine. Be willing to cheerfully do something that someone else won’t. Worse case, hole up and write like a demon.
Sat Feb 27 the Moon is still in Leo when Mercury conjuncts Neptune. Magic can happen today. Make it beneficent magic, because before midnight, the Moon opposes Neptune, then Mercury, and all plots and scheming may be revealed. (This might be a useful scenario in the writing of a fantasy novel.)
Sun Feb 28 the Sun conjuncts Jupiter. Contemplate general good luck. About five hours later, the Moon opposes Jupiter. Consider that something lucky may have happened but you’ve overlooked it. Let the Moon shine its light on whatever good is available to you. Eighteen whole minutes later comes the Full Moon at 09Vir. Patiently perfect the many small things that are nonetheless important to you. This is heady stuff on which to end the month. Heads Up for sure. The month ending on a Full Moon is quite a gift. It’s a brilliance to be taken into the coming month. Be brilliant, too, full of plans and projects for the future, and full of energy for the present. Be a light that shines for everyone. Writers work hard with passion and deserve to be heard and read. This means you! Have a stunning month. Heads Up! *********