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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

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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. (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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