Writerscopes Weekly Forecast - March 11, 2015

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 10:24 AM - 11:44 AM
  • Sunday 1:47 AM - 2:04 PM
  • Tuesday 10:04 AM - Tuesday 5:57 PM
  • Thursday 9:09 PM - Friday 12:55 AM

Emotional Weather (Lunar Transits)

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

  • Aries: - Today 11:45 AM
  • Taurus: Today 11:45 AM - Sunday 2:00 AM
  • Gemini: Sunday 2:00 AM - Tuesday 6:00 PM
  • Cancer: Tuesday 6:00 PM - Friday 1:00 AM

Personal Horoscopes

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

Aries You're going through a period over the next month or so that supports spring cleaning in your writing practice. What habits, genres, publishing markets, and projects feel outworn to you? Get specific. Make a list. Then eliminate as many of those things from your life as you can. The goal here isn't just to create empty space for its own sake. It's to make room in your life for new projects that will help you mature your approach to publishing and expand the daily habits that support your practice. If you haven't published yet, now is a good time to get your work good enough to put it out there. If you've been hanging out in safe markets that don't require your best work, stretch yourself to move up a tier. You may need to participate in some writing workshops, take a class on mechanics or craft, or work with a mentor or coach to get where you want to go, but you're in a place right now where your writing will really benefit from on any work you do or investments you make in improving your craft.  

Taurus Since 2008, you've been doing a lot of heavy work around education and publishing. Any wounds that you have in these areas are coming to the fore, and you may be collecting some new ones, as well. You may have gotten some harsh criticism in workshops or a high number of rejection letters. You may have invested your career in the old publishing world only to watch it crash down around your ears. You may wonder if you're foolish for thinking you have a chance at publishing at all or believe that you'll never find someone who sees what you're capable of. If any of that resonates with you, you're more likely than usual to get triggered this week, but you can also use this time to make great strides in healing. Dream big about your writing goals. Make detailed plans for how to carry them out. The more specific you are in your intentions, the easier it will be to make your dreams come true. And when you're not dreaming, take some time to engage in creative play. Make a game of publishing. Write for a submissions call that is laughably unusual for you. You might be surprised by the progress you make.  

Gemini Since 2011 or so, you've been going through an intense time with your career or calling. If you are a spiritual writer or view writing as part of your spiritual practice, you're likely feeling as though that aspect of your work is turned up to 11. Or, you may find that your beliefs about your calling are starting to dissolve. You lack energy and motivation and want to spend all your time dreaming. You're likely to feel this way for a long time, but it's likely to feel extra intense over the next month or so. That doesn't mean you're condemned to foggy confusion, though. You can take advantage of this time to get some clarity around what's really important to you. If you found out you were going to die in three months, what would you scramble to do before the end comes? What would you regret? Are there writing projects that you've been avoiding that you would be disappointed not to finish? Let death be your teacher and try to find space in your schedule to pick away at these things.  

Cancer Since 2011 or so, you've been going through a cosmic reboot around publishing. If you've been traditionally publishing your work for a long time, it's likely that you're finding the old way of doing things isn't working for you anymore. If structures you relied on aren't actively dissolving, you're likely to feel a vague dissatisfaction with the work you've been doing. If you are relatively new to publishing or publish your work yourself, you may be finding it difficult to motivate yourself, or you may feel a push pull between the desire to be mature and stick to a schedule and the desire to trust the process and go with the flow. Over the next month or so, any issues you're having in this area are likely to feel pretty intense, especially with opportunities to expand your writing practice coming your way. If you feel like you're being pulled in a zillion different directions, now is a good time to go inward. Take a writing retreat if you can get one and spend some time writing things that heal, restore order, and resonate with your soul.

Leo Since last summer, you've been going through an opportunity period to expand the business side of your writing. If you're a freelancer, you may have opportunities to take on more or higher paying projects, or you may take a gamble on using your writing to promote some other skill. At the same time, you've been doing a lot of long-term work around your daily routine. Bad habits and beliefs about the best uses for your time that don't serve you are being brought to the fore. If you've seen issues in these areas and not known what to do about them, now is a good time to reach out to a mentor and ask for their advice. It may be difficult. Lions aren't the best at swallowing their pride, after all, but if you can humble yourself and listen, you're in a great place right now to make major strides.

Virgo This week you may be feeling torn between spending extra time on your writing and easing up a little bit and focusing on your relationships. Since last summer, you've been going through a time of personal expansion. Attempts to take a leap of faith and put yourself out there and get into leadership positions have generally been supported, and this week any growth you've been experiencing in this area will harmonize with your evolving creativity, making this a knockout time to take a risk in expressing yourself through your writing. At the same time, there's a lot going on around relationships for you, and any work you do in this area is likely to go far, too. If you can, try to balance these two things this week. Take some extra time for writing and take some extra time for your relationships. If you can find a way to do both, you might be surprised how much your relationships and your writing can support each other.

Libra This week is likely to bring challenges around your daily routine when it comes to your writing practice. Lately, you've been going through a time when you can get a lot of mileage from a disciplined approach to your writing practice, but any work you're trying to do in that area is being challenged this month. You may find that you're having a hard time focusing, and you may be feeling resistance to building structures in your daily routine that support that discipline. At the same time, you may find yourself craving a lot of dream-time, and the feeling that you need to Get Stuff Done is killing your buzz. Finding a way to integrate these inner voices is extremely difficult, but if you can find a way to make friends with both of them this week (instead of choosing one over the other), your effort will be rewarded with more inspired work.

Scorpio Your writing has been going through a years-long period of growth and transformation, Scorpio. This week you have an opportunity to make great strides in this work, if you're willing to relax a little bit and engage in some creative play. It might be difficult, but if you can integrate anything you've been learning about craft into that play--without making it not be play anymore!--you'll get the most out of what this week has to offer.

Sagittarius You've been going through a time since last summer when any attempts to step into your calling in a bigger way are generally supported. If writing is your calling, this week would be a good time to support your work by investing in the craft side of writing. It may be hard to take advantage of this, though, because you're probably also feeling a strong pull to spend a lot of time going inward, staying home, and dreaming. Fortunately, a good way to reconcile these opposing forces is through writing, especially writing that allows you to work on your craft and engage in some intense introspection at the same time. Maybe it's time to break out one of those risky personal essays you've been meaning to do. 

Capricorn If you aren't clawing at the walls, dying to spend all your time writing this week, Capricorn, I would be shocked. If you can do it, do it! There is so much energy out there to support it. Unfortunately, though, there are a lot of other things going on in the sky, too. Since last summer, you've been going through a time when investing in the publishing side is generally rewarded, and you may find that work you have to do editing or prepping for publishing eats into your writing time. You've also got a lot of personal healing work to do that wants to show up in your work, which may be hard if you have deadlines to meet. If you can find a way to write the hard stuff this week, though, this has the potential to transform and deepen the way you show up as a writer in the world. 

Aquarius Since 2011, you've been going through a time when you have the opportunity to really come into your own as a writer, individuate, and express who you really are. At the same time, you've been going through an extended period of transformative healing work. This week, that healing work is coming to the fore. If you pay attention, you'll notice places in your life where that work is starting to pay off, particularly through growth or expansion in your most intimate relationships. Do what you can to take some time away from all that this week and get what you've learned down in writing. 

Pisces You're going through a period right now where any structures you can put in place to mature as a writer are likely to pay massive dividends. Unfortunately, you're likely to have a difficult time this week using those structures to get any actual writing done. It will help, if you can be absolutely ruthless about making sure that your goals are keeping up with your personal growth, and, if you can, you're more likely to get by with a little help from your friends.

All times Los Angeles/PST.