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Heads Up! The Writer’s September Astrological Almanac

by on Sep.02, 2017, under Forecasts

Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

September 2017

All times are PDT.

September! The Sun is in less hysterical Virgo, Mercury is still retrograde, and the solar eclipse is behind us, mostly. The month starts on a Friday, the day of the week for Venus. Stay cheerful, keep working, and it will be autumn and Libra season before we know it. This is no time to slack.

Fri Sept 01 the Moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn. End the week serious about a project you love. Happiness is visible progress, however little or much.

Sun Sept 03 the Moon is in Aquarius when Mercury retrograde conjoins Mars in Leo. This happens at 28 Leo, the same degree as last month’s solar eclipse. Heads Up. The end of Leo is powerful, even without the lingering effects of a solar eclipse. Take your work in hand and be a king or queen for the day.

Mon Sept 04 the Moon in Aquarius opposes Mercury retrograde at 7:33 pm. You can fix something minor that makes a major improvement. At 10:18 pm the Moon opposes Mars and goes void of course. It’s fine to put down the pen or turn off the computer and pause. When not writing, reading is always good. The Moon is still void of course when the Sun opposes Neptune at 10:28 pm. (My computer’s ephemeris thinks that the Moon enters Pisces at 10:28 pm and the Sun-Neptune opposition is at 10:36 pm with the Moon already at 00 Pis 04. Go figure.) Regardless, in the US, it’s Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer. Share a hot dog or hamburger with a friend, or a fan.

Tue Sept 05 the Moon is in Pisces when Mars changes signs, leaving Leo at last and enters Virgo. Motivation returns to getting the daily work done, or caught up. At 4:29 am Mercury goes stationary direct at 28 Leo, the degree of the solar eclipse. Heads Up. If you’ve felt that there has been something important that has escaped you, you have a good chance of seeing and understanding it now. At 10:07 pm the Moon conjoins Neptune in Pisces. Dreams may help solve a plot tangle or a character complication.

Wed Sept 06 we have the Full Moon at 12:03 am at 13 Pis. Heads Up. This is virtually on top of Neptune. Dreams don’t get much more powerful or evocative than this. If you want to meditate or sit quietly for part of today and see what comes to you, that could be good.

Sat Sept 09 the Moon conjoins Uranus in Aries. This is always good for getting out and contacting new people or having them contact you. The Moon is in Taurus when Mercury changes signs, exits Leo and enters its nocturnal home Virgo. Heads Up for all good editorial things. Mercury is direct now. Write fresh material perhaps about a new topic. Keep it to a manageable size, for the time being.

Mon Sept 11 the Moon enters Gemini at 12:29 pm. Heads Up for all your favorite mercurial activities that further your writing work. Write, read, converse, chat, email, text away. You get the idea. You know that this window of opportunity isn’t open for long.

Wed Sept 13 the Moon in Gemini sextiles Uranus at 11:35 am and goes void of course. Is there an off the wall idea that you haven’t yet pursued? Time is short. At 3:12 pm the Moon leaves Gemini and enters Cancer. It is so tea time!

Sat Sept 16 the Moon is in Leo when Mercury conjoins Mars in Virgo. This conjunction should be way different from the one on Sept. 03. Heads Up for all good things. With the Moon in Leo, there could still be some eclipse repercussions but work life and social life are approaching normal, sort of. This Mercury-Mars conjunction should have less second-guessing or self-criticisms. Grab an idea, and go for it.

Sun Sept 17 the Moon conjoins Venus in Leo. This is a formula for fun. You deserve it.

Mon Sept 18 the Moon conjoins Mars in Virgo at 12:48 pm. If you didn’t get much done over the weekend, you can play catch-up now. Then, the Moon conjoins Mercury at 4:20 pm. Take notes, if nothing else. It’s also the day before the New Moon. Automatic Heads Up. Be practical, cautious, and safe.

Tue Sept 19 the very dark Moon is in Virgo when Venus changes signs at 6:15 pm and enters Virgo. Heads Up. Work gets less flashy but more substantial. Modest can be powerful and good. At 8:50 pm Mercury makes an exact opposition to Neptune. Inspiration is strong, and so is clearer vision about what is possible or impossible. We have the New Moon at 10:30 pm at 27 Vir, and the Moon promptly goes void of course. Heads Up. Look forward to a lunar month of solid progress, with few loose ends at the end to slow you down later. Feel good about it all.

Wed Sept 20 the Moon enters Libra at 3:06 am. it could be a good day for your writing critique group to meet. Chat with your co-author, or agent, or prospective publisher. Or, make a fresh pot of tea and write that polite political commentary piece.

Thu Sept 21 the Moon is in Libra all day. More interesting is that today is the last day that the Sun spends in meticulous Virgo. Tomorrow the world may seem a bit more loose, casual, and agreeable. Heads Up.

Fri Sept 22 the Moon conjoins Jupiter in Libra at 3:27 am. Wake up feeling lucky and grateful for past generosities. The Moon has moved into Scorpio when Mercury makes a trine with Pluto at 11:01 am. You can pull off that outrageous plot twist and make it look like destiny. At 1:02 pm the Sun leaves Virgo and enters the more sociable and diplomatic sign of Libra. Heads Up. For a peek at the next three months, you could cast an ingress chart. (I’m normally too lazy and prefer being surprised, but’s natal Mars in Libra for you.)

Sun Sept 24 the Moon is still in Scorpio when Mars makes a magical if problematic opposition to Neptune. Heads Up. This is celestial mischief like little else. A brilliant, daring idea may backfire, so act accordingly. This has plot possibilities, does it not?

Tue Sept 26 the Moon conjoins Saturn in Sagittarius. You can be the voice of reason in the loudest gathering. Reflect on this for possible use in a scene or for character development.

Wed Sept 27 the Moon in Sagittarius trines Uranus in Aries and then goes void of course at 4:08 am. A trine in Fire is usually good for a kick-start if motivation has been sagging. The Moon enters Capricorn at 9:24 am. At 9:23 pm Jupiter in Libra makes an opposition with Uranus in Aries. If this is a Heads Up, it has been and will be a heads up for a long time. If something big has been started, it can gain momentum now. If there is only the seed of an idea for something big, there is plenty of time to plant it and get it growing. You don’t have to write the next War and Peace, but you get the idea.

Thu Sept 28 the Moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn at 7:27 pm. If you would rather write than socialize, it’s understandable. Earlier, at 12:36 pm Pluto goes stationary direct. Pluto has been retrograde since April 20. This is the classic outer planet case of “did you miss me?”

Fri Sept 29 the Moon is in Capricorn when Mercury changes signs, leaves Virgo and enters Libra. The month ends on a cheerful and optimistic note. You could also fall in love with your characters all over again.

September is about much more than just rebound and recovery from August and the eclipse. We are slowly leaving behind the late Leo incendiary conditions. The royal star Regulus has been strafed by a solar eclipse and global political conditions may reflect this for some time to come.

Let’s also remember that Regulus has precessed out of Leo and into the beginning of Virgo. Perhaps the clearest indication of this to me, speaking of the spiritual community, is that Louise Hay, the great queen of affirmations, has died and is now on the other side of the veil. It’s often hard to know what is a good thing or a bad thing. Being positive and objective strikes me as a better approach than being pessimistic, however realistic.

I write astrology in the spirit of affirmations, which is different from vacuous optimism and positive adages. Every day is a good day for something, ah, but for what? Sometimes it’s a good day for staying in bed, right?

Blast on through all obstacles, or pause and figure out a smarter way to proceed. With the Sun in Libra, we can commiserate, learn from one another, and take pleasure in the journey.

Heads Up!

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Heads Up! The Writer’s August Astrological Almanac

by on Aug.06, 2017, under Forecasts

 

Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

August 2017

All times are PDT.

August, full of Sun, Mars, and eclipses. How hot is that? We shall see. The month starts on a Tuesday, the day of the week associated with Mars. Now how can that be a coincidence? Not. And, let’s toss in a Mercury retrograde while we’re at it. Ready or not, here August comes! (continue reading…)

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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. (continue reading…)

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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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Heads Up! The Writer’s March Astrological Almanac

by on Mar.05, 2017, under Forecasts

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Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

March 2017

times are PST through March 11. From March 12 on, times are PDT.

March on! We start on a Wednesday, Mercury’s day of the week, and we all know how hard it is for Mercury to sit still for long. Up and at ’em!

Wed Mar 01 the Moon is in Aries all day. The very busy Moon squares Pluto in the wee hours. A rocky dream could knock free a sticking point in a story. The Moon conjoins Uranus at 10:27 am and then opposes Jupiter at 10:43 am. Heads Up. Surprises rarely make everybody happy. The Moon next conjoins Mars at 1:48 pm. Heads Up. Don’t get frustrated. Get working. The Moon then trines Saturn and goes void of course at 6:18 pm. Have a calmer, better organized evening. In case you haven’t had enough stimulation for one day, the Sun conjoins Neptune in Pisces at 6:44 pm. Heads Up. Very few things are going to be what they seem. What else is new? (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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Head’s Up! September Forecast

by on Sep.02, 2016, under Forecasts

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Birth of Venus by Botticelli

Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

By Kathy Watts

September 2016

(all times are PDT)

Like New Moons? Like Solar Eclipses? Happy September 1! Start the month with a fresh approach, and a fresh feeling. Autumn is not that far off. And remember, Mercury is retrograde.

Thu Sep 01 is the New Moon and Solar Eclipse at 9 Vir. Heads Up. It’s pretty much opposed Neptune, too. Be safe and work on the small important stuff first. In the evening the Sun squares Saturn. Don’t judge what you wrote today. You’ll like it better tomorrow.

Fri Sep 02 the Sun makes an opposition to Neptune at 9:38 am. Let the dreamy fog dissolve and see things more clearly. At 10:18 am Mercury retrograde conjoins Jupiter in Virgo. Trust your first impression, write fast, and edit later. At 3:00 pm the Moon conjoins Mercury, and at 3:13 pm the Moon conjoins Jupiter and goes void of course. Write fast, write a lot and don’t worry about how much of it may make the cut. At long last the Moon enters Libra at 5:55 pm. Now go have a pleasant evening.

Sat Sep 03 the Moon conjoins Venus in Libra. Hold your head up high and smile. You’re writing. You don’t even have to tell anybody about it. (continue reading…)

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Heads Up! August Astrological Almanac

by on Aug.08, 2016, under Forecasts

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(all times are PDT)

August starts on a Monday with the Moon in Cancer until the evening. Feelings are high but they may also be tender. It’s also the day before the New Moon in Leo. Heads Up!

Tue Aug 02 the Moon is very dark in Leo when Mars changes signs, leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. About two hours later is the New Moon at 10 Leo. Things should really brighten up now. Don’t let anything get you down.

Wed Aug 03 the Moon is in Leo all day. Write like the champion you are. In the evening the Moon conjoins Venus in Leo and then goes void of course. Don’t worry about making anything look or sound better. Do that later.

Thu Aug 04 the Moon conjoins Mercury in Virgo at 1:43 am. Want to take a closer look at what you did yesterday? Go ahead but don’t be harsh. At night at 9:57 pm the Moon opposes Neptune. You can change your opinion about something but don’t act on it until tomorrow.

Fri Aug 05 the Moon is in Virgo when Venus changes signs and enters Virgo. Aesthetics remain refined but details matter more. Think little pearl buttons, all buttoned down. About twelve hours later the Moon conjoins Jupiter in Virgo and goes void of course. You may not feel that you’re doing enough, but that’s just the big picture talking. Stay on track, do little things, but maybe more of them. (continue reading…)

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