Writerscopes Weekly Forecast - 8 January 2016

Break Time (Moon Void of Course)

Every two days or so, the Moon goes Void of Course. These are natural pauses in the emotional cycle and are best used for editing, researching, idea generating, reading, and napping. 

  • Sunday, 10:40AM - 1:30PM
  • Monday, 6PM - Tuesday, 5PM
  • Thursday, 9:30AM - 8PM

Emotional Weather (Lunar Transits)

Today, tomorrow, and Sunday morning, the Moon will be in Capricorn. The Moon will be New in Capricorn on Saturday night. New Moons are the beginning of new emotional cycles and a great time to set intentions in the area of your chart that is in Capricorn. Check your personal horoscope to see how this New Moon effects you. In general, Capricorn is the part of all of us that wants to be successful. When the Moon is in Capricorn we feel like taking care of business and moving toward things that take us closer to our goals--or we feel painfully aware of the ways in which we don't live up to our own standards. Taking some time on Sunday morning and early afternoon to move an in-progress project forward will probably feel really good.

Sunday afternoon to Tuesday evening, the Moon will be in Aquarius. Aquarius is the sign of cyberpunk, futurism, and YA. Aquarius is the part of us that needs to be authentic more than anything else. When the Moon is in Aquarius, we have no tolerance for phoniness in ourselves or others. With the Moon void Monday evening and most of the day on Tuesday, these are good days to read over your current project and ask yourself, "Do I really believe this?" (But only if you want to know the truth!)

Tuesday evening to Thursday night, the Moon will be in Pisces. Pisces is the sign of spiritual literature, poetry, and beach reads. Pisces is the part of us that loves to sit with a cup of something hot and stare out the window, content to be part of the scenery. After a few days of Capricorn and Aquarius's intensity, spend some time getting in touch with your feelings on Thursday. Stop pushing. Go with the flow. Allow inspiration to come to you.

Thursday night to Saturday night, the Moon will be in Aries. Aries is the sign of heroic epics, war stories, and adventure stories. It is the part of us that needs to dive into the unknown and be brave. This weekend is a good time to do something new that scares you. Tell a story in a genre you've never attempted before. Reach out to an expert in something you want to write about and ask them for an interview. Better yet, become your own expert in something you've been too afraid to try.

Swiftly Moving Planets (Personal Planet Transits)

This afternoon Mercury retrograde returns to Capricorn. When Mercury is in Capricorn, our thoughts and words become more practical. With Mercury retrograde in Capricorn, we're being asked how practical we really are!  

Personal Horoscopes

For best results, read for your ascendant/rising sign. If you don't know your ascendant, you can calculate it here.

Aries This is a big week in Capricorn, which means that the focus is on your House of Career. Mercury falling back into your House of Career this afternoon offers the opportunity for a new perspective on your calling just before the New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday. This is a great time to think deeply about what "calling" means to you and set intentions for what you would like to embody over the next few months. 

Taurus This is a big week in Capricorn, which means that the focus is on your House of Adventures. Mercury falling back into your House of Adventures this afternoon offers the opportunity to reflect just before the New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday. This is a great time to think deeply about what on what you know, what you want to know, and how to open your mind before setting intentions for what you would like to learn over the next few months.

Gemini This is a big week in Capricorn, which means that the focus is on your House of Taboo. Mercury falling back into your Taboo this afternoon offers the opportunity to reflect just before the New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday. This is a great time to think deeply about the hard stuff like sex, death, and other things you can't control before setting intentions for places in your life where you want to learn to surrender (or, at least, have more serenity) over the next few months.

Cancer This is a big week in Capricorn, which means that the focus is on your House of Long Term Relationships. Mercury falling back into your House of Long Term Relationships this afternoon offers the opportunity to reflect just before the New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday. This is a great time to think deeply about your closest relationships before setting intentions for for the next few months.

Leo This is a big week in Capricorn, which means that the focus is on your House of Daily Grind. Mercury falling back into your House of Daily Grind this afternoon offers the opportunity to reflect just before the New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday. This is a great time to think deeply about your health, your day job, and your daily routine before setting intentions for new habits you would like to develop over the next few months.

Virgo This is a big week in Capricorn, which means that the focus is on your House of Creativity. Mercury falling back into your House of Creativity this afternoon offers the opportunity to reflect just before the New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday. This is a great time to think deeply about play and your creative practice before setting intentions for structures you would like to build to support your creative practice and set aside time for things that give you pleasure over the next few months.

Libra This is a big week in Capricorn, which means that the focus is on your House of Deep Self. Mercury falling back into your House of Deep Self this afternoon offers the opportunity to reflect just before the New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday. This is a great time to think deeply about your shadow before setting intentions for what abandoned parts of yourself you would like to reclaim over the next few months.

Scorpio This is a big week in Capricorn, which means that the focus is on your House of Communication. Mercury falling back into your House of Communication this afternoon offers the opportunity to reflect just before the New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday. This is a great time to think deeply about your writing before setting intentions for what you would like to accomplish over the next few months.

Sagittarius This is a big week in Capricorn, which means that the focus is on your House of Resources. Mercury falling back into your House of Resources this afternoon offers the opportunity to reflect just before the New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday. This is a great time to think deeply about what resources and skills you have before setting intentions for what you would like to learn and earn over the next few months.

Capricorn This is a big week in Capricorn, which means that the focus is on your House of Persona. Mercury falling back into your House of Persona this afternoon offers the opportunity to reflect just before the New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday. This is a great time to think deeply about the way you present yourself before setting intentions for what you would like to change about your appearance and behavior over the next few months.

Aquarius This is a big week in Capricorn, which means that the focus is on your House of Endings. Mercury falling back into your House of Endings this afternoon offers the opportunity to reflect just before the New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday. This is a great time to think deeply about what isn't serving you anymore before setting intentions for what you would like to release over the next few months.

Pisces This is a big week in Capricorn, which means that the focus is on your House of Community and Goals. Mercury falling back into your House of Community and Goals this afternoon offers the opportunity to reflect just before the New Moon in Capricorn on Saturday. This is a great time to think deeply about what on what you want for the future before setting intentions for what you would like to accomplish over the next few months.

All times Los Angeles/PST.