Writerscopes Weekly Forecast - January 15, 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. 

  • Saturday, 4:30PM - 11PM
  • Monday, 12AM - Tuesday, 2:15AM
  • Thursday, 1AM - 6:30AM

Emotional Weather (Lunar Transits)

The Moon is in Aries until tomorrow night. 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.

The Moon is in Taurus from Saturday to early Tuesday morning. Taurus is the sign of Tolkein-esque fantasy, lyrical poetry, and food writing. After Aries' adventures, start off the week by attending to the senses. Fill your house with the smell of warm bread. Buy an indulgent coffee drink. Take some time on your lunch break to draw your surroundings or visit an art gallery. After you've spent some time with your senses in the real world, return to your current WIP and see if can't bring that sensuality to what you're writing. Or, take a page out of George RR Martin's book and describe the food your characters are eating.

The Moon is in Gemini from Tuesday to Thursday morning. Gemini is the sign most directly connected to writing, but it is also the part of us that is infinitely curious and wants to know about everything. Pay attention to what face of the sign of the twins you're wearing today. Do you want to bury yourself in research? Do you want to get out in the world and see things? Do you feel like you can write forever? Generally, following these impulses is a good thing, but the Moon will be void on Thursday night, so this isn't the best time to pull an all-nighters.

The Moon is in Cancer from Thursday morning to Saturday afternoon. Cancer is the sign of memoir, generational novels, and journaling. The Moon is at home in Cancer, making it easy to tune into our emotions and intuition. These are good days for free writing and feeling into your writing.  

Swiftly Moving Planets (Personal Planet Transits)

On Wednesday, the Sun enters Aquarius. The Sun stays in each sign for approximately a month. When the Sun is in Aquarius, we tend to identify with the part of us that needs independence, freedom, and authenticity. Check your personal horoscope for where the focus of this new season is.

Personal Horoscopes

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

Aries The Sun is entering Aquarius on Wednesday, meaning that you will be feeling strongly your need for independence in community and your goals for freedom. A difficult aspect between Venus in your House of Adventures and Jupiter in your House of Daily Grind on Sunday will introduce some of the themes that you'll be grappling with over the next month: How do you reconcile your conflicting needs for routine and adventure? 

Taurus The Sun is entering Aquarius on Wednesday, meaning that you will be feeling strongly your need to express your personal calling in a way that's authentic. A difficult aspect between Venus in your House of Taboo and Jupiter in your House of Creativity on Sunday will introduce some of the themes that you'll be grappling with over the next month: How do you reconcile your conflicting need to create and have intense personal relationships? How do you know when to accept what you can't control and guiding a creative project through a tough spot? 

Gemini The Sun is entering Aquarius on Wednesday, meaning that you will be feeling strongly your need for the freedom to explore and have adventures. A difficult aspect between Venus in your House of Long Term Relationships and Jupiter in your House of Deep Self on Sunday will introduce some of the themes that you'll be grappling with over the next month: How do you find balance between your close relationships and your need to explore on your own terms? 

Cancer The Sun is entering Aquarius on Wednesday, meaning that you will be feeling strongly your need for freedom and empowerment. A difficult aspect between Venus in your House of Daily Grind and Jupiter in your House of Communication on Sunday will introduce some of the themes that you'll be grappling with over the next month: How do you reconcile your need to speak your truth and keep a day job? Or be free to think and yet honor your need for routine?

Leo The Sun is entering Aquarius on Wednesday, meaning that you will be feeling strongly your need to own freedom that you allow those you are in relationship with but have a hard time owning for yourself. A difficult aspect between Venus in your House of Creativity and Jupiter in your House of Resources on Sunday will introduce some of the themes that you'll be grappling with over the next month: How valuable do you believe your skills and creativity are? Do your closest friends and partners value and respect your work and creativity?  

Virgo The Sun is entering Aquarius on Wednesday, meaning that you will be feeling strongly your need to trust your own wisdom about your health and daily routine. A difficult aspect between Venus in your House of Deep Self and Jupiter in your House of Persona on Sunday will introduce some of the themes that you'll be grappling with over the next month: Is the way you relate to others in alignment with your true self? What can the way others relate to you tell you about your shadow and what you need to heal?

Libra The Sun is entering Aquarius on Wednesday, meaning that you will be feeling strongly your need to express yourself through creativity and play. A difficult aspect between Venus in your House of Communication and Jupiter in your House of Endings on Sunday will introduce some of the themes that you'll be grappling with over the next month: What assumptions do you need to be released in order to perceive the world around you clearly and express what you see in your art? What do you think you need to have the faith to let go of?  

Scorpio The Sun is entering Aquarius on Wednesday, meaning that you will be feeling a need for deep honesty with yourself about who you are. A difficult aspect between Venus in your House of Resources and Jupiter in your House of Community and Goals on Sunday will introduce some of the themes that you'll be grappling with over the next month: Is your true self in alignment with your skilled contribution to the community? What do you believe about your self-worth?

Sagittarius The Sun is entering Aquarius on Wednesday, meaning that you will be feeling strongly your need to freely speak your mind. A difficult aspect between Venus in your House of Persona and Jupiter in your House of Career on Sunday will introduce some of the themes that you'll be grappling with over the next month: Is your appearance and role in the community in alignment with your calling? Do you present yourself in a way that communicates that you have faith in your calling? 

Capricorn The Sun is entering Aquarius on Wednesday, meaning that you will be feeling strongly your need for freedom in how you use your skills . A difficult aspect between Venus in your House of Endings and Jupiter in your House of Adventures on Sunday will introduce some of the themes that you'll be grappling with over the next month: What needs to end in order to allow you to move on to the next adventure? How can your skills support you in the next stage of your life?

Aquarius The Sun is entering Aquarius on Wednesday, meaning that you will be feeling strongly your need for authenticity. A difficult aspect between Venus in your House of Community and Goals and Jupiter in your House of Taboo on Sunday will introduce some of the themes that you'll be grappling with over the next month: Do you feel empowered to share your authentic contribution with the community? Does your role in the community and your goals reflect who you know you really are?

Pisces The Sun is entering Aquarius on Wednesday, meaning that you will be feeling strongly the need for freedom. A difficult aspect between Venus in your Career and Jupiter in your House of Long Term Relationships on Sunday will introduce some of the themes that you'll be grappling with over the next month: Do you have the freedom you need in your relationships? Your career?

All times Los Angeles/PST.