Astrological Forecasts

Heads Up! The Writer’s November Astrological Almanac

by on Nov.08, 2017, under Forecasts

Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

November 2017

All times are PDT until 2 am November 5, after which all times are PST.

November! The year is not winding down. It’s preparing for a strong finish. That’s the attitude you want now. The month starts on a Wednesday, the day ruled by Mercury, so you can think whatever and however you like, and make it happen if you stay on top of things.

Wed Nov 01 the Moon is in Aries all day. A Mercury-Chiron trine should keep you on your toes.

Thu Nov 02 the Moon conjoins Uranus in Aries. Make some surprises or innovations, you know, just to see how they turn out.

Fri Nov 03 the Moon is in Taurus when the Sun trines Neptune. Fantasies may not survive this, but aspirations and ideals that touch your heart will do just fine. At 10:23 pm we have the Full Moon in Taurus. Settle down and get comfortable with yourself and your current project. A nice cup of tea won’t hurt. You cannot be moved.

Sun Nov 04 the Moon opposes Mercury at 1:29 am and goes void of course. You don’t have to rethink anything, but the desire may be great. Daylight savings time ends at 2 am. Ahhhh. At 2:29 am the Moon enters Gemini. Ramp up your creative, mercurial talents, and get a lot done in the next couple of days. At 11:19 am, Mercury changes signs, leaves Scorpio, and enters Sagittarius. Heads Up for bigger thoughts and grander settings and scenarios.

Tue Nov 07 the Moon leaves Gemini and enters Cancer at 2:45 am. Sweet dreams. At 3:38 am, Venus changes signs, leaving her home Libra and entering Scorpio. Heads Up. Romance gets secretive and perhaps sensational, all at the same time. What are you writing these days?

Wed Nov 08 the Moon is in Cancer all day. Stay home and write, if you can. Write and cook. Today is also when the Sun moves out of the Via Combusta, entering 16 Sco. Life does not instantly become a breeze, but you may feel a little less pressure.

Sat Nov 11 is a day of trines. The Moon in late Leo trines both Saturn and Uranus at 12:55 am and then goes void of course. It may be hard to sleep with so much happening in the end of Leo. Saturn itself trines Uranus at 1:45 am. At 8:41 am, the Moon enters Virgo and everything changes. You could get a lot done today, even with a lot of socializing.

Mon Nov 13 the Moon is in Virgo when Venus and Jupiter conjoin in Scorpio. Popularity and good luck can come by methodical actions. Tell that to your characters. At 2:48 pm Mercury squares Neptune. A good trick can always be bettered. Tell that to your characters, too.

Tue Nov 14 the Moon conjoins Mars in Libra. A difficult situation or discussion can be handled with more diplomacy. I bet there’s a place in your plot line for that.

Wed Nov 15 the Moon is in Libra all day. No matter how sociable, there will be no casual conversations today. Everything can inform your work.

Thu Nov 16 the Moon is in Scorpio all day. At 7:21 am Venus trines Neptune. You may have more wonderful schemes than you can ever hope to attempt. But you can still dream. At 4:02 pm the Sun conjoins Jupiter. In Scorpio. There could be a big breakthrough in a fundamental problem that greatly simplifies an unmanageable project.

Fri Nov 17 the Moon conjoins Venus 12:17 am. It’s a people person’s kind of day. It’s also the day before the New Moon. Heads Up. Be safe and careful in all the ways that count.

Sat Nov 18 12 we have the New Moon at 3:42 am at 26 Sco. Heads Up. If you’re serious about it, you can do it this month. The Moon then goes void of course until 10:59 am.

Sun Nov 19 the Moon is in Sagittarius when Mars squares Pluto. Heads Up. People may want to socialize, but they may also want to cause trouble. This is something else to tell your characters, should they be in need of plot complication. Bad tempers are also possible today.

Mon Nov 20 the Moon in Sagittarius conjoins Mercury at 2:37 am. Sleep if you can, otherwise the mind may whirl. The Moon then conjoins Saturn at 4:26 pm and goes void of course. That can help you hit the brakes, if you’re not already tired out. It’s also the last day that the Sun spends in secretive, seductive Scorpio. Tomorrow the world may seem to lighten up. Heads Up!

Tue Nov 22 the Moon is in Capricorn when the Sun changes signs, leaves Scorpio and enters the party animal sign Sagittarius. The holidays are looming, complete with deadlines. Neptune turns stationary direct today at 6:21 am. Mind you, Neptune has been retrograde since June 16 (outer planets spend a lot of time retrograde, in case you haven’t noticed) and we’ve no doubt gotten used to it. Now fantasy time may increase even more. Heads Up.

Wed Nov 23 the Moon is in Capricorn all day. At 11:00 am the Moon conjoins Pluto. Get a lot of work done, no matter what the world throws at you.

Sat Nov 25 the Moon is in Aquarius when Mercury trines Uranus at 2:56 am. If you keep a dream journal, prepare for some strange ones.

Sun Nov 26 the Moon conjoins Neptune in Pisces. It’s not a bad day to hide out at home and read or write.

Mon Nov 27 the Moon is in Pisces when at 10:58 pm Mercury conjoins Saturn in Sagittarius. Heads Up. Few things go as fast as we would like, except for those things that we can’t slow down. Be consistent if you can, and don’t look for instant gratification. Not today.

Wed Nov 29 the Moon is in Aries all day. We’ve had a month of Wednesdays with the Moon in cardinal signs. Have you started something new? Maybe more than one?

Thu Nov 30 the Moon conjoins Uranus in Aries. Experimentation is almost always worth the time and effort, in writing at least.

Scorpio does more stress than most signs, not that it likes stress any better. On the upside, Venus is busy this month, smoothing ruffled feathers where needed. Jupiter is in Scorpio now, too. Keep your eye on the prize that matters the most and you could be greatly rewarded. Be sure that you’re sincere.

There is still a lot of 2017 left, even though 2018 is looming. Don’t let up. There’s a saying in boxing that no matter how the fight is going, be sure to finish strong. We’re not done with this year yet. Heads Up!

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Heads Up! The Writer’s October Astrological Almanac

by on Oct.03, 2017, under Forecasts

Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

October 2017

All times are PDT.

October at last! Summer is really over now (although not hurricane season). We are in the heart of pumpkin season. Earlier efforts may be bearing fruit, and that’s great, but it’s almost secondary to the continuing growth of the work in hand. This can be a very productive month. Stick with it!

Sun Oct 01 the Moon is in Aquarius all day. It’s the Sun’s day of the week. And, we start the month with a Mars-Pluto trine in the earth signs. We can accomplish a lot all month long if we remember to pursue our true passions and be willing to rock the boat if necessary.

Tue Oct 3 the Moon is in Pisces all day and conjoins Neptune at 5:45 am. Wake with dreams that are worth writing about.

Wed Oct 04 the Moon is in Pisces half the day, and in the Aries for the second half. If you dream away the first half, you’ll more than make up for it in the second.

Thu Oct 05 is the Full Moon at 12 Ari, at 11:40 am. Yes, it is not September and the fall equinox is long gone, but this is the Harvest Moon. Characters may be working overtime to forge fine relationships with each other but in the end, self-interest will probably win out. Now there’s a classic plot complication.

Fri Oct 06 the Moon conjoins Uranus in Aries. Don’t shy away from the off the wall comment or the bolt out of the blue action or gesture. This can make socializing or networking challenging but at least it’s authentic.

Sun Oct 08 the Moon is in Taurus when the Sun conjoins Mercury in Libra. Heads Up. Aesthetic appreciation will only improve. Go for what is beautiful. Also, today the Sun reaches 15 Lib and enters the Via Combusta, what traditionally are the least friendly thirty degrees of the zodiac. Heads Up and watch your p’s and q’s. Later, at 6:44 pm the Moon leaves Taurus and enters Gemini. Heads Up for all the clever, communicative, creative mischief that only Mercury can deliver. We have from now until Tuesday evening to be as productive as possible. Jump on it!

Tue Oct 10 the Moon is in Gemini when Jupiter concludes its year-long stay in Libra, changes signs and moves into more serious Scorpio at 6:20 am. Heads Up. Luck and generosity may be less festive, but they will still exist. In the evening, the Moon leaves Gemini and enters Cancer at 8:38 pm. Did you get a lot done?

Wed Oct 11 the Moon is in domestic but dedicated Cancer all day long. Focus on traditional themes and try to not snack all day. It’s hard, I know.

Sat Oct 14 the Moon is in Leo when Venus changes signs, leaves Virgo, and goes to her nocturnal home of Libra. Heads Up. The desire for more cultured work can lead to better writing. The desire for a wider market can lead to more practical business thinking. Remember, Venus likes to be popular.

Sun Oct 15 the Moon is in the end of Leo when Mercury makes an opposition to Uranus. Heads Up. That brilliant plot twist may come untwisted under sharper scrutiny.

Tue Oct 17 the Moon is in Virgo when Mercury changes signs, leaves Libra, and enters Scorpio at 12:59 am. Heads Up. Focus on the fundamentals. Also, maybe write more murder mysteries. The Moon then conjoins Mars. Get engrossed in something you’ve loved for a long time but perhaps set aside. That’s quite a busy morning. Later at 6:57 pm the Moon conjoins Venus. Relax, have a hot bath, a nice drink, and rethink how to make something more appealing to more people.

Wed Oct 18 the Moon is in Libra all day. At 1:54 am Mercury conjoins Jupiter in Scorpio. Think big about a deep subject. It’s also the day before the New Moon. Heads Up with all the usual precautions and warnings. Be safe in all ways.

Thu Oct 19 the Sun in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries at 10:35 am. If you feel uncertain or displeased with something new, trust your feelings. At 12:04 pm the extremely dark Moon opposes Uranus. Heads Up. Don’t get too upset about anything. The New Moon arrives at 12:12 pm at 26 Lib and goes void of course. The coming lunar month can be as full of lovely work as you are prepared to create. The Moon enters Scorpio at 6:41 pm and conjoins Jupiter at 10:41 pm. Heads Up. Feel good about what is going right and don’t fret about any of the other stuff.

Fri Oct 20 the Moon conjoins Mercury in Scorpio. Sometimes cleverness is not enough for a character to salvage a situation.

Sat Oct 21 the Moon in Scorpio trines the asteroid Chiron in Pisces. Yes, sometimes a social misstep can lead to a sharp lesson. The real news is that today is the last day that the Sun spends in festive, charming Libra. Tomorrow the world may seem more serious, intense, and less outgoing. Heads Up.

Sun Oct 22 the Moon is in Sagittarius when Mars changes signs, leaves Virgo, and enters Libra. Passion gets more diplomatic and polite. The Sun enters Scorpio at 10:27 pm. Heads Up. We are now in the heart of the Via Combusta, the Fiery Road where there is negative slack and little forgiveness for minor infractions. Choose words, written and spoken, with greater care.

Tue Oct 24 the Moon conjoins Saturn in Sagittarius at 4:55 am. Be less critical of your work, unless you’re showing it to others. Don’t be critical at all of any first drafts. At 8:55 am Mercury makes a trine to Neptune. Everything is going to look great now so maybe just write flat out and save judgments for later.

Wed Oct 25 the Moon is in Capricorn all day. Do you have your list of work assignments?

Thu Oct 26 the Moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn at 3:49 am. If you wake feeling anxious, this too shall pass. At 11:09 am the Sun conjoins Jupiter in Scorpio. Heads Up. Feel lucky about what is most important to you. It may be subtle but there is nothing superficial about it.

Mon Oct 30 the Moon is in Pisces all day. The Moon trines Jupiter in water signs at 12:54 am. Have an emotionally powerful dream, whether you remember it or not. At 2:32 pm the Moon conjoins Neptune. If you’re writing romance, today is your day.

Halloween, October 31, is the third harvest of the year. The first was August 1, Lammas. The second was the Harvest Moon, the full moon with the Sun in Libra (often in September but not this year). Halloween is the third and last. Tradition has it that what has not been harvested by Halloween now belongs to the faeries. If you haven’t harvested it by October 31, then don’t touch it. It’s not yours anymore. No one wants to anger the faeries. Now that’s deep.

October is deep. Scorpio is deep. That’s fine. Writers are deep. It’s where we live and what we do. Sometimes what sounds the most light-hearted, the most humorous, even what is aimed at the most juvenile of readers, those works may be the deepest of all. Truth is like that, and that’s what we’re after, ultimately.

Keep turning over, digging deeper, and going farther into the fall. And be respectful of the faeries. Heads Up!

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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. (continue reading…)

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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! The July Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by on Jul.01, 2017, under Forecasts

 

Heads Up!

The Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by Kathy Watts

July 2017

All times are PDT.

July! Get ready for fireworks, hopefully of your own making. The month is full of big luck, big society, and big business. And, it starts on Saturn’s day of the week, so get serious in a big way. The Sun will soon be going home and will meet Mars there. Get inspired, then perspire and pump it out!

Sat July 1 the Moon is in Libra all day and conjoins Jupiter in the wee smalls. Get lucky with your friends and decompress a bit. You can write about it later. (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! May Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by on May.04, 2017, under Forecasts

may turkey

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. (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

Erin Go Bra!

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

gung hay fat choy!

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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