Writerscopes Weekly Forecast - January 22, 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. 

  • Today, 11:30PM - Tomorrow, 12:30PM
  • Sunday, 8:00PM - Monday, 8:45 PM
  • Wednesday, 5:15PM - Thursday, 8AM

Emotional Weather (Lunar Transits)

The movement of the Moon through the signs corresponds to changes in mood. For more on the impact of lunar transits on mood and writing see Lunar Transits: Writing the Emotional Weather.

Swiftly Moving Planets (Personal Planet Transits)

On Saturday, Venus moves into Capricorn. Venus in grounded Capricorn is all about being responsible, mature, and practical in relationships, art, and self-esteem. Capricorn likes terms like "best practices" and "integrity." It is also associated with the hermit archetype, so you may find yourself asking questions like: Am I acting in a way that I can respect? Does this relationship reflect my values? Am I working with integrity? Do I give credit where credit is due? Does this piece of writing do what I intend it to do?  

On Monday, Mercury goes direct. It is still in its shadow until February 1st, which means that the trickster is still within swiping distance, if you avoided your lessons during the retrograde. This is a good time to transition from the reflective work of the retrograde, process what you learned, and start to think about picking up something new. 

Personal Horoscopes

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

Aries Venus moves into Capricorn tomorrow and your House of Career just a few days before Mercury goes direct in Capricorn, as well. For the past three weeks, you have had the opportunity to see where your approach to your calling can get more practical and pragmatic, but Venus's movement through this sign is a reminder not to forget the human side in the quest for efficiency. How can you bring more practical elegance to your work? What relationships need tending? What resources do you need to flourish? The Full Moon in Leo and your House of Creativity invites you to reflect on how your creative practice has grown over the past few months. What seeds did you plant back in August that are starting to bear fruit now?

Taurus Venus moves into Capricorn tomorrow and your House of Adventures just a few days before Mercury goes direct in Capricorn, as well. For the past three weeks, you have had the opportunity to reflect on about what you know and believe, but Venus's movement through this sign is a reminder not to forget the human side of your upward climb toward truth. The poet Keats said, "Beauty is truth, truth beauty." Can the same be said about your worldview? What are the consequences of your belief system for the people around you? What resources do you need to flourish? The Full Moon in Leo and your House of Deep Self invites you to reflect on how your shadow work has grown over the past few months. What seeds did you plant back in August that are starting to bear fruit now?

Gemini Venus moves into Capricorn tomorrow and your House of Taboo just a few days before Mercury goes direct in Capricorn, as well. For the past three weeks, you have had the opportunity to come to grips with your own limitations, but Venus's movement through this sign is a reminder not to forget what you do have in the quest to make up for what you don't. Over the next week, make a practice of making a list of everything beautiful you can remember from your day each night before you go to sleep. The Full Moon in Leo and your House of Communication invites you to reflect on how your writing practice has grown over the past few months. What seeds did you plant back in August that are starting to bear fruit now?

Cancer Venus moves into Capricorn tomorrow and your House of Long Term Relationships just a few days before Mercury goes direct in Capricorn, as well. For the past three weeks, you have had the opportunity to deal with the communication issues in your closest relationships, but Venus's movement through this sign is an invitation to put working on the relationship aside and reconnect. The Full Moon in Leo and your House of Resources invites you to reflect on how your resources and skills have grown over the past few months. What seeds did you plant back in August that are starting to bear fruit now?

Leo Venus moves into Capricorn tomorrow and your House of Daily Grind just a few days before Mercury goes direct in Capricorn, as well. For the past three weeks, you have had the opportunity to think about what about your health and daily routine isn't working. Now that period is ending. How can you bring more practical elegance to your daily routine? What relationships with your colleagues need tending? What resources do you need to flourish? The Full Moon in Leo and your House of Persona invites you to reflect on how your personal style has gotten more authentic the past few months. What seeds did you plant back in August that are starting to bear fruit now?

Virgo Venus moves into Capricorn tomorrow and your House of Creativity just a few days before Mercury goes direct in Capricorn, as well. For the past three weeks, you have had the opportunity to think about your creative practice and the place of fun in your life, but Venus's movement through this sign is a reminder not to forget the human side in the quest for the perfect schedule. How can you bring more practical elegance to your writing? How can you involve others in your work? What resources do you need to flourish? The Full Moon in Leo and your House of Endings invites you to reflect on your healing work. What seeds did you plant back in August that are starting to bear fruit now?

Libra Venus moves into Capricorn tomorrow and your House of Deep Self just a few days before Mercury goes direct in Capricorn, as well. For the past three weeks, you have had the opportunity to examine your shadow, but Venus's movement through this sign is a reminder not to forget your virtues, too. Spend a little time every day over the next week reflecting on the parts of yourself that are beautiful and whole. The Full Moon in Leo and your House of Community and Goals invites you to reflect on how your role in the community has grown over the past few months. What seeds did you plant back in August that are starting to bear fruit now?

Scorpio Venus moves into Capricorn tomorrow and your House of Communication just a few days before Mercury goes direct in Capricorn, as well. For the past three weeks, you have had the opportunity to face any difficulties you may have communicating, but Venus's movement through this sign is a reminder that communication isn't just about getting your point across. It's about connecting with others. Where do your relationships need tending? The Full Moon in Leo and your House of Career invites you to reflect on how you have grown into your calling over the past few months. What seeds did you plant back in August that are starting to bear fruit now?

Sagittarius Venus moves into Capricorn tomorrow and your House of Resources just a few days before Mercury goes direct in Capricorn, as well. For the past three weeks, you have had the opportunity to think pragmatically about what you have and what you have to offer the world, but Venus's movement through this sign is a reminder not to forget that relationships are a resource, too. How can you show gratitude to the people who love you over the next week? The Full Moon in Leo and your House of Adventures invites you to reflect on what you have learned over the past few months. What seeds did you plant back in August that are starting to bear fruit now?

Capricorn Venus moves into Capricorn tomorrow and your House of Persona just a few days before Mercury goes direct in Capricorn, as well. For the past three weeks, you have had the opportunity to see where your style and bearing can become more practical and pragmatic, but Venus's movement through this sign is a reminder not to forget the human side in the quest for efficiency. How can you bring more practical elegance to your interactions with others? What relationships need tending? What resources do you need to flourish? The Full Moon in Leo and your House of Taboo invites you to reflect on how you have become more empowered over the past few months. What seeds did you plant back in August that are starting to bear fruit now?

Aquarius Venus moves into Capricorn tomorrow and your House of Endings just a few days before Mercury goes direct in Capricorn, as well. For the past three weeks, you have had the opportunity to release things that aren't working, but Venus's movement through this sign is an opportunity to bask in the healing power of beauty. Try to find time to take in some art medicine this week. The Full Moon in Leo and your House of Long Term Relationships invites you to reflect on how your intimacy with those you are closest to has grown over the past few months. What seeds did you plant back in August that are starting to bear fruit now?

Pisces Venus moves into Capricorn tomorrow and your House of Community and Goals just a few days before Mercury goes direct in Capricorn, as well. For the past three weeks, you have had the opportunity to think pragmatically about your role in the community and think practically about your goals, but Venus's movement through this sign is a reminder not to forget the human side. Which of your relationships need tending? What resources do you need to flourish? The Full Moon in Leo and your House of Daily Grind invites you to reflect on how your care for your health has grown over the past few months. What seeds did you plant back in August that are starting to bear fruit now?

All times Los Angeles/PST.