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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!

Tue Aug 01 the Moon starts off in Scorpio but moves into fiery but more friendly Sagittarius in the early morning. The Moon trines Mars at 9:30 pm. Get your list in order, and then blast through it. A short list is fine.

Wed Aug 02 the Moon is in Sagittarius all day. It could be a lunch appointment with your agent or your critique group. It could be a “get that ms in the mail” (which probably means email) day. Uranus goes stationary retrograde today, still in Aries. What else is new? Uranus is retrograde five out of twelve months this year, starting now through the end of the year. Sometimes life is a bit less unpredictable but it can be hard to tell.

Thu Aug 03 the Moon conjoins Saturn in Sagittarius shortly after midnight. It’s nice to have some discipline to your day and work schedule.

Fri Aug 04 the Moon is in Capricorn when Jupiter perfects its square with Pluto. Heads Up. This has been building for a long time, and it will be a long time diffusing, too, if even in our lifetime. Let your enthusiasm for your writing continue to grow, and grow, and grow.

Sat Aug 05 the Moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn. Don’t let anxiety ruin a perfectly good social time. If you get antsy, though, politely skip out, go home, read and or write.

Mon Aug 07 we have the Full Moon at 15 Aqu. Heads Up. Face your work and face the audience that it is preparing to meet. This is also a lunar eclipse. Be on guard for more emotional responses from people. Maintain some objectivity, and remember that it’s all good character research, right?

Wed Aug 09 the Moon is in Pisces all day. The Moon conjoins Neptune in Pisces at 4:14 pm. Write your ideal scene, sketch out your ideal plot outline, and don’t fret if you lapse into a daydream in the afternoon. Take notes.

Fri Aug 11 the Moon is in Aries all day. It could be a busy weekend. Venus trines Neptune at 10:17 pm. It could also be a profoundly romantic evening. Play Berlioz. Let someone else play Puccini. The big news is that tomorrow Mercury goes stationary retrograde in Virgo. Heads Up to get prioritized and organized. This includes thought processes as well as all things mechanical and electronic.

Sat Aug 12 the Moon is in Aries all day. At 6:00 pm Mercury goes stationary retrograde in Virgo. Heads Up and make it good. Mercury retro in Virgo is prime editing season on my planet, by the way.

Tue Aug 15 the Moon leaves Taurus and enters Gemini at 7:06 am. Heads Up for intensified creative communicating and networking from now until Thursday morning. You may need to make allowances for the Mercury retrograde, but otherwise don’t hold back.

Wed Aug 16 the Moon is in Gemini all day. How is your word count going?

Thu Aug 17 the Moon leaves Gemini and enters Cancer at 9:13 am. Did you get a lot done? Maybe it’s time for a second breakfast.

Fri Aug 18 the Moon conjoins Venus in Cancer. If you’re not in the mood to dress up yourself or your work, consider scrutinizing what could make your work more popular.

Sun Aug 20 the Moon conjoins Mars in Leo. It’s the Sun’s day of the week, by the way. Get passionate about your own stuff and let it shine. It’s also the day before the New Moon, which happens to also be a total solar eclipse that cuts across North America from Oregon to South Carolina. Heads Up. Do you know where your eclipse goggles are? Heads Up for all the usual reasons, plus some.

Mon Aug 21 we have the New Moon at 28 Leo at 11:30 am. Heads Up for conspicuous and hopefully glorious changes in the world, literary and otherwise. If you are in the US and can witness this as a total eclipse, do it! Don’t miss the experience of a lifetime. Can you say bucket list? It’s that spectacular. If not in the zone of totality, if you can observe it locally, protect your eyes. Even a tiny bit of the Sun’s photosphere is bright enough to damage your vision. The Moon kindly goes void of course immediately after. At 1:25 pm the Moon enters cooler, calmer, and probably unfazed Virgo. The royal star Regulus has progressed into the beginning of Virgo (for us tropical zodiac types). Take some time and write your powerful heroine scene now. Also, today is the last day that the Sun spends in flamboyant Leo. Tomorrow the world may seem a bit slower and more mundane if not saner. We can hope.

Tue Aug 22 the Moon conjoins Mercury retrograde in Virgo. Heads Up in the best of ways. Do you have enough red pen and pencils? At 3:20 pm the Sun exits Leo and enters Virgo. Heads Up for a double dose of practicality if not pragmatism. Don’t waste a drop of it.

Wed Aug 23 the Moon is in Virgo for most of the day. You can get a lot done, even if most of it is bits and pieces. At 6:05 pm the Moon enters agreeable Libra. It may be less easy to get much work done in the evening. We’ve had a month of Wednesdays with the Moon mostly in the mutable signs. It’s a good thing that people like to read about people, isn’t it?

Fri Aug 25 the Moon is in Libra when Saturn goes stationary direct. Saturn has been retrograde since April 5, and a retrograde Saturn can sometimes be a kinder, gentler Saturn so it’s easy to lapse and forget to notice. Nonetheless, Saturn is still a guest in the house of Jupiter so all its saturnine claws are not out after it has gone direct. Heads Up anyway. Also at 9:30 pm Venus changes signs, leaving tender-hearted Cancer and entering glamorous Leo. Now’s the time to punch up your work.

Sat Aug 26 the Moon is in Scorpio when the Sun conjoins Mercury retrograde in Virgo. Heads Up. If you were organized before, it may take a bit more effort to stay that way now. Don’t fret if it isn’t easy.

Wed Aug 31 the Moon is in Sagittarius all day. The month goes out on a fiery, mutable note. It’s a good day to submit work and to get good news back from publishers and agents.

To say that changes are in the air is a gross understatement. We are swimming in change. We are saturated in big change. Let these changes take you in the direction that you want to go. The Sun and Mars provide the integrity, self-motivation, spark, and passion to start and not stop until you decide that it is time.

To end the month in Virgo is a great blessing. We can screw our heads back on straight and get back to basics. We can tend to daily matters with skill and precision. The month ends with Mercury retrograde, and this can get us to downshift out of manic city and work at our own pace.

No matter what is happening in the outside world, we control the horizontal and vertical of our own world. Of course we need to interface the two worlds from time to time, but we have some control over that, too.

Hang on, and Heads Up!

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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

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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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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

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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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WEATHER FORECAST FOR TAMPA – ST PETE FL

by on Oct.10, 2016, under Forecasts

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Sept & Oct 2016 WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST PETERSBURG, FL

September 22, 2016 Ingress

Stormy weather could portend difficult conditions for this season as a whole. (Saturn conjunct 4th cusp, Neptune square 4th cusp)

September 23, 2016 Last Quarter Moon

Storms at night (Mercury trine Pluto)

September 26, 2016 Waning Crescent Moon

Warm with two clearning days.

October 1, 2016 New Moon

Windy and wet.(Venus trine Neptune )

October 5, 2016 Crescent Moon, Apogee

Clouds clear by 10:00 am

October 9, 2016 First Quarter Moon

Windy (Venus semisquare 4th cusp)

October13, 2016 Waxing Gibbous Moon on Equator

Foggy

October 16, 2016 Full Moon Perigee

Hurricane potential (Mercury square Pluto in 4h and 7th cusps)

October 19, 2016 Waning Gibbous Moon

Electrical disturbances (Mercury opposite Uranus)

October 22, 2016 Last Quarter Moon

Storms at night with much lightening (Sun semisquare Mercury)

October 26, 2016 Waning Crescent Moon

Warm until noon

 

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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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