Writerscopes Weekly Forecast - March 4, 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 08:06 AM - 08:23 AM
  • Monday 12:47 AM - 11:09 AM
  • Tuesday 5:55 PM - Wednesday 11:41 AM

Emotional Weather (Lunar Transits)

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

  • Capricorn: - Tomorrow 8:20 AM
  • Aquarius: Tomorrow 8:20 AM - Monday 11:10 AM
  • Pisces: Monday 11:10 AM - Wednesday 11:40 AM
  • Aries: Wednesday 11:40 AM - Friday 11:45 AM

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 week of big changes. Mercury, the planet that rules writing, is finally ending its tour of Aquarius and your House of Community and Goals after an extended stay. Today, before Mercury moves into Pisces, it will be making a tense aspect with Mars in your House of Taboo, reminding you that being a worker bee and good citizen and making neat little plans for the future isn't the only thing there is. What risks are you taking? What risks would you take if you were going to die tomorrow? Ponder these questions today. They're meant to prepare you for a major change of pace tomorrow when Mercury moves into Pisces and your House of Endings and Mars moves into Sagittarius and your House of Adventures. When that happens, you'll want to be sure you know exactly what you're ready to let go of to make space for all of the new adventures that are coming your way. Together with the New Moon in Pisces on Tuesday, the involvement of the planet of writing and the planet of passion, anger, and sex adds intensity to the ongoing conversation between Saturn and Neptune in those signs.  

Taurus The past few months have been intense for you, Taurus, but the energy is about to change. After an extended tour of Aquarius and your House of Career, Mercury is moving into Pisces and your House of Community and Goals, and Mars is leaving your House of Long Term Relationships for your House of Taboo. Before they leave, though, they will be making a tense aspect with Mars in your House of Long Term Relationships, asking you one last time what you need to do to find balance between your writing and your loved ones. After that, the focus will be on the tension between your role in the community and the need to make your life count and do the things that are really important to you, a question you may already be thinking about with the ongoing interaction between Saturn and Neptune in these signs.

Gemini Mercury, your chart ruler, has been spending extra time in Aquarius and your House of Adventures this year, giving you extra opportunities to learn and experience new things. Now it is leaving the House of Adventures for your House of Career, and it's time to put down the books and start sharing what you've learned with your community. Before it changes signs, though, Mercury will be making a tense aspect with Mars in your House of Daily Grind, giving you a golden chance to think carefully about whether or not your day job and routine match your deepest priorities. After this, Mars' focus shifts to your Long Term Relationships, and you'll be grateful if you've gotten your schedule in order. 

Cancer Mercury is leaving your House of Taboo for your House of Adventures tomorrow, which makes this a great time to get out of your shell. (Sorry. I had to!) Before it goes, though, it makes a tense aspect with Mars in your House of Creativity, giving you a chance to wrap it up with the dark stuff and make room in your routine for exploration and learning. With the ongoing Saturn-Neptune square, making exploring part of your routine is an important task for you. Writing isn't just about putting words on the page. You know that. The best writing comes from experiences that have touched your heart. 

Leo After an extended tour of your House of Long Term Relationships, Mercury is moving into your House of Taboo tomorrow. Before it leaves, though, it will make a tense aspect with Mars in your House of Deep Self, asking, "Are you bringing your true self to your most important relationships?" This is an important question for you, Leo, since the House of Taboo is, in many ways, a deepening of the House of Long Term Relationships since one of the things it rules is relationships bound by sex. But you already know that since you've already been swimming in those deep waters with that ongoing Saturn-Neptune square. With Mars moving into your House of Creativity tomorrow, you're in a perfect place to let your recent experiences inspire your writing.

Virgo After an extended stay in your House of Daily Grind, Mercury is getting ready to switch gears tomorrow and enter your House of Long Term Relationships. Before it goes, though, it will be making a tense aspect with Mars in your House of Writing. Does your routine support your writing practice, Virgo? If not, you may want to sit down with your date book and shuffle things around. The ongoing Saturn-Neptune square in your House of Deep Self and your House of Long Term Relationships will shift your attention to the relationship between your closest relationships and your true self. With fiery Mars getting in on the conversation tomorrow, you may not get as much time to organize as you'd like, so you'll be happy if you have all your ducks in a row.

Libra Mercury has been in your House of Creativity for most of the year so far, longer than usual because of the retrograde period last month. Starting tomorrow, though, it will be in Pisces and your House of Daily Grind. Before it leaves, it will be making a tense aspect with Mars in your House of Resources. This is a good opportunity to note any motivation or inspiration you've gathered from creativity, pleasure, and play this month and consider how you can make space in your routine for these things. Your routine will be a major focus for you most of this year with the ongoing Saturn-Neptune square, but this month in particular with several planets in Pisces. With Saturn in your House of Writing and now Mars, you're being asked to find a balance between doing the work of writing and surrendering to the mysterious ways of the creative process.

Scorpio Mercury is leaving your House of Deep Self tomorrow and entering your House of Creativity. This will be a lighter, more playful energy for you. Before this happens, though, Mercury will be making a tense aspect with Mars in your House of Persona, giving you one last chance to make sure that the stories you tell about who you are resonate with your passion and motivation. You'll want to make sure you're clear about what you want, though. One of the major themes this year with the ongoing Saturn-Neptune square is finding the balance between money and play. Saturn in your House of Resources is encouraging you to develop maturity around your resources and skills while Mercury, Neptune, and Chiron (maybe) want to party. One of these things (working hard or playing hard) is likely to be more difficult for you. With all the work you've been doing in your House of Deep Self, I bet you know which one. 

Sagittarius Mercury has been spending a lot of extra time in your House of Writing lately, and tomorrow that time comes to an end when it moves into Pisces and your House of Deep Self. Before it leaves, though, it will be making a tense aspect with Mars in your House of Endings, giving you the opportunity to say good bye to passions that were fueling your writing that no longer serve you, preparing you to spend more time doing the inner work that makes good writing good. This year is likely to be an intense one for you, Sagg. With the ongoing Saturn-Neptune square in your House of Persona and your House of Deep Self, this is a good time to step back, dream up a whole new you, and do the work of making those dreams reality. With so much stuff going on in Pisces right now, I suggest you focus on spending a lot more time with your dreams and reading this post by Dena DeCastro, if you haven't read it.

Capricorn Mercury is ending its extended stay in your House of Resources tomorrow and is getting ready to join the party that's getting started in your House of Writing. Before it leaves, though, it will make a tense aspect with Mars in your House of Community and Goals, giving you a last chance to look over your writing goals before you spend some serious time working with the ongoing Saturn-Neptune square in your House of Writing and your House of Endings. During this transit, you're being invited to dream up new directions for your writing and release old things that no longer serve you, so you'll do well to have a general idea of where you're headed before then.

Aquarius Mercury is leaving your House of Persona tomorrow, and you'll likely find your writerly focus shifting from yourself and how you move through the world to taking a dreamy inventory of your House of Resources. Before Mercury leaves that house, though, it makes a tense aspect with Mars in your House of Calling, giving you one last chance to harmonize your presentation and your calling before Mercury and Mars move on tomorrow, activating the ongoing Saturn-Neptune square. After that, you'll be thinking about how to get the resources to meet your goals, so you'll want to be clear on what you want to do and who's doing the doing.

Pisces Mercury is ending its longterm stay in your House of Endings, and the focus will shift to being all about you, you, you, Pisces. Oi is it ever about you. There's a regular party in your sign, and Mercury is getting in on the action now with Venus to follow next week. Before Mercury leaves for your sign, though, it makes one last tense aspect with Mars in your House of Adventures, marking the end of your current round of adventures, preparing you for a time of focus on yourself and your calling. With the ongoing Saturn-Neptune square in your House of Persona and your House of Calling, you're in a time when you're being asked to find a way to express your calling in the way you present yourself to the world and make sure your calling represents you. If you do the work of this transit, you'll find yourself feeling much more harmonious at the end of the year. 

All times Los Angeles/PST.