Writerscopes Weekly Forecast - January 29, 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 5:35 PM - Tomorrow 7:51 PM
  • Monday 4:36 PM - Tuesday 7:50 Am
  • Thursday 2:04 AM - 4:45 PM

Emotional Weather (Lunar Transits)

For more on the impact of lunar transits on mood and writing see Lunar Transits: Writing the Emotional Weather.

Personal Horoscopes

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

Aries Mercury, the planet of communication, is meeting up with Pluto, the planet of extreme healing in your House of Career. Right now Pluto is in Capricorn, which means that power is under the microscope. Tomorrow, is a good time to ask who or what has power in your life. How do you deal with power in your work? Do you have the courage to speak the truth to power?When Mercury squares Uranus in your House of Persona on Sunday, the questions fall on you: Where do you have power as a writer? How did you get that power? Are you using that power with integrity? 

Taurus With Mercury and Pluto meeting up in Capricorn tomorrow and squaring Uranus on Sunday, you are being invited to examine your beliefs about freedom and exploration. What limits your freedom, Taurus? Who sets the rules? What structures need to be knocked down to allow you to stretch out and have some space? Where would you explore if you dared? What experiences would you have? 

Gemini Pluto's presence in your House of Taboo over the past few years has been a giant clean-out of your psychic basement. Mercury, the planet that rules your chart, is joining the party tomorrow making this an excellent day to process the Plutonian lessons you've been learning in writing. On Sunday, Mercury makes a tense square with Uranus in your House of Community and Goals, encouraging you to look to the future. What's the point of making all this space in your head, if you're not going to use it?

Cancer Pluto has been moving through your House of Long Term Relationships the past few years, and you have been cleaning house in your closest relationships. Tomorrow Mercury meets up with Pluto making it an excellent night to talk through the things you've been going through with someone you love. On Sunday, Mercury will be making a tense square with Uranus, the planet of individuation in your House of Career asking: How can you apply what you've been learning about relationships to your calling, Cancer? 

Leo The heat is on in your House of Daily Grind this week, Leo. Mercury and Pluto meet up there tomorrow, making this an ideal time to think about work. How much power does work have over your life? How much of what you do is guided by routine rather than integrity? On Sunday, Uranus is squaring Mercury in your House of Adventures making this the perfect time to declare your independence and arrange your time to better reflect your own priorities.

Virgo Pluto has been remodeling your creative practice the past few years, Virgo, and your ruling planet Mercury is meeting up with Pluto tomorrow to check in with how the work is doing. What do you think about your creative practice? Where is there room for improvement? When Mercury squares Uranus in your House of Taboo on Sunday, you may find yourself muttering the Serenity Prayer, but if you embrace this energy, you'll have a clearer idea of where best to focus your energy.

Libra Pluto has been tearing apart your House of Deep Self the past few years, Libra. Tomorrow, Mercury gets in on the act encouraging you to step back and take stock of how you've been changing lately. On Sunday, Mercury squares off with Uranus in your House of Relationships, and it will be a good time to think about whether the person you are growing into is visible in your closest relationships.

Scorpio It's been a hard day's night in your House of Writing the past few years, hasn't it, Scorpio? Tomorrow Mercury will be meeting up with Pluto inviting you to do some lens adjustments. As the psychologist of the Zodiac, your ability to see and understand the people around you is one of your greatest assets--if you are aware of your influences. Who controls what you see? What assumptions shade your judgements? When Mercury squares off with Uranus in your House of Daily Grind, it's a good time to examine your routine. What do you read? Who do you listen to? Do these influences reflect who you really are?

Sagittarius For the past few years, Pluto has been cleaning out your House of Resources. When Mercury meets up with Pluto tomorrow, it's a good time to take stock of your skills and assets. What do you have? Really? What do you know? What can you do? You will want to be clear on what you can afford to celebrate on Sunday when Mercury squares off with Uranus in your House of Creativity, urging you to play.  

Capricorn Pluto has been in your House of Persona the past few years, Capricorn, and you may feel like you've been undergoing psychic plastic surgery. When Mercury teams up with Pluto tomorrow, I encourage you to spend a minute in front of the mirror and see what you think. Do you look like you? If you're less than impressed, Sunday is a good time to spruce things up. With Uranus squaring off with Mercury in your House of Deep Self, any changes you make (if you have the courage to make them) are likely to reflect changes that have been happening deep within. 

Aquarius Pluto is getting all the attention again this week, Aquarius. The god who kindly shares his name with Plutonium has been tearing through your back closets, preparing your psyche for major existential change. Pluto (unlike Plutonium) is a very slow mover, so the pressure is on some times more than others. This is one of those "on" weeks with Mercury meeting up with Pluto tomorrow. If negotiating with the Lord of the Underworld is ever going to work, this is the time. Start by making a list of all the things you'd be glad to get rid of.

Pisces Pluto has been tearing through your House of Community and Goals the past few years, Pisces, completely rewriting the script of who you are and where you're going. Now is a good time to get intentional with your future. With Uranus in your House of Resources on Sunday, you're in the perfect place to figure out what you have and how to get to where you're going.

All times Los Angeles/PST.