Thursday, February 28, 2013
Heads Up! The Writer’s Astrological Almanac
By Kathy Watts ~ March 2013
Here comes March comes howling in!
Fri 01 Mar the Moon enters Scorpio. Serious stuff, this, and good
thing. We have serious work to do. That it's Venus's day of the week
may grant us all a little grace throughout the month.
Sat 02 Mar the Moon conjuncts Saturn in Scorpio. Be respectful and
determine to have a pleasant time. Work and socialize with sincerity.
Mon 04 Mar the Moon is in Sagittarius when the Sun conjuncts Mercury
retrograde. Get introspective in a big way, and think about publishing
Wed 06 Mar the Moon is in Capricorn all day. Well, good, it's a work
day. The Moon conjuncts Pluto. Make it intense work. It doesn't have
to be for long. Nine hour later Mercury retrograde conjuncts Venus.
Formulate some personal internal notion of beauty. Two and a half
hours later, Mercury retrograde trines Saturn. You may not act on this
instantly, but some practical smart work can come out of it later.
Sat 09 Mar the Moon is void of course in Aquarius when Mercury
retrograde squares Jupiter. This could put a chill on being social,
but warm up the independent work drive.
Sun 10 Mar the Moon conjuncts Neptune in Pisces. Dream time can be the
best down time. About eight hour later the Moon conjuncts Mercury
retrograde. Thoughts may come and go, never surfacing into the world.
Take notes anyway. The big news is, it's the day before the New Moon.
Heads Up. (Or, you may think that the real big news is, Daylight
Savings Time begins.) Be your normal safe self and be conservative in
any physical risk-taking.
Mon 11 Mar the Moon conjuncts Venus in Pisces. You could share that
dream in your writing. Eight and a half hours or so later, is the New
Moon at 21Pis. Dream big for everyone, even if it's mostly in the
form of meditation (which is what most writing is). Just before
midnight (if you're on the left coast of the US), Mars changes signs,
escaping Pisces and entering its home sign of Aries. Maybe this rates
a Heads Up. It may be hard to stay in bed as late tomorrow.
Tue 12 Mar the Moon conjuncts Mars in Aries. It's Mars's day of the
week, too. Be busy, as much of your own choosing as you can manage.
Thirteen and a half hours later the Moon conjuncts Uranus. Your own
feelings may surprise you, and this can be a good thing for a writer.
This is a hot and heavy day for the Moon. I say, Heads Up.
Wed 13 Mar the Moon is void of course in Aries just about all day.
It's a do your own thing kind of day, even if it's just setting your
own schedule. Deadlines still matter, of course, but they’re your
deadlines after all. We are getting a month of Wednesdays with the
Moon in cardinal signs. Even if we can't finish a whole lot, we should
at least be able to start a few nice new projects.
Sat 16 Mar the Moon enters Gemini late in the evening. We have all of
Sunday and Monday, and Tuesday morning to do those Geminian things.
Don't let the Mercury retrograde get you down. It's ending, anyway.
Can't you feel Mercury grinding to a halt, preparing to go stationary
direct? Well, it is. Our prime editing time is running low. Heads Up.
Sun 17 Mar the Moon is in Mercury's home sign Gemini when Mercury at
last goes stationary direct at 05Pis. Not quite six hours later, the
Moon conjuncts Jupiter. Erin Go Bragh. (This doesn't mean you have to
have a pint of Guinness for supper, but it doesn't mean you can't.)
Mon 18 Mar the Moon is in Gemini all day. Mercury is direct now,
moving very slowly. Write as slowly or as rapidly as you please.
Tue 19 Mar the Moon is void of course in Gemini all morning, entering
Cancer in the afternoon. It's also the last day of the month with the
Sun in the sign of Pisces. Tomorrow the Sun enters Aries and begins a
brand new zodiacal cycle. May we all see things with fresh eye, and
with not too combustible an outlook. The mood of the whole world will
different tomorrow. Heads Up.
Wed 20 Mar the Moon is in Cancer when the Sun enters Aries. Happy
Vernal Equinox. Cast yourself an ingress chart for a peek at how the
next three months may unfold around you. It's a first quarter moon,
with the Moon in her own home. Family, home, and what you can do for
it (as well as get from it) are perpetually fascinating topics to put
into your work.
Thu 21 Mar the Moon is still void of course in Cancer when Venus
leaves the sign Pisces and enters Aries. Beauty may become less dreamy
and romantic, and more conspicuous and vivacious. Write accordingly.
Not quite four hours later the Moon moves on into the bright fiery
solar sign of Leo. It might be hard to sleep tonight.
Fri 22 Mar the Moon is in Leo when Mars conjuncts Uranus in Aries.
Heads Up. Let me try that again. HEADS UP. These are two planets that
get along perhaps a little too well together, and they're doing it in
Mars's home sign Aries. This is a lot of fire. Plus, the Moon is in
Leo. Did I mention that the Sun itself has just entered Aries and is
with range of applying to this conjunction? We can do a lot of good
with this. Just pay attention, buckle down and focus, and curb any
temper and impatience. Drive nicely. Keep fingers out of electric
sockets, and keep appliances out of water. Think and perform random
acts of kindness. Uranus should appreciate random anythings.
Wed 27 Mar is the Full Moon at 06Lib. Spend some of the next month
working on improving personal style, and being less shy about getting
your work out into the world. Consider how you can better cooperate
(without total compromise or cave-in) for the benefit of getting your
work out into the world.
Thu 28 Mar the Moon is void of course in Libra when Mercury trines
Saturn. If you work at less than break-neck speed, you will probably
need less editing than usual. Seven hours later the Sun conjuncts
Venus in Aries. You may be briefly blinded by your own vision, or
light, but something good may still come of it. Six hours after that,
Venus conjuncts Uranus in Aries. Something odd may appeal to you, a
favorite new odd word, a lucky writing undergarment, something. And,
an hour and a half later, the Sun conjuncts Uranus in Aries. The Sun,
Venus, and Uranus. Today's the day to write the kinky romance
sequence, the one with the happy ending. Heads Up.
Fri 29 Mar the Moon conjuncts Saturn in Scorpio. It somehow seems
fitting that after yesterday's fiery festival of conjunctions in
Aries, we get a slam of frozen water with Scorpio and Saturn today.
Heads Up. This could trigger a major mood swing. If this dampens the
writing urge, take a short walk or do something else briefly to
restore perspective and refocus the eyes. End this week sweetly and
First, I want to say something not only personal but grammatical. I'm
aware that the prevalent verb form of the word 'conjunction' is the
word 'conjoin'. Well, perhaps this is an Aries snit, but I really hate
the sound of 'Venus conjoining Uranus' or that 'the Moon conjoins
Mercury.' Sorry. Won't do it. My ear won't let me.
This is one hot month, and I'm not talking climate change. Mars and
Uranus are extremely active, and doing most of it in Aries. Spring
has not just sprung. It has sort of kind of exploded. Some years it
does that. We're writers, though, and we're not timid. We may feel
sometimes beaten down but we are never never down for the count. Take
hold of that celestial spark, transform it into a flame, and then feed
the flame with all the passion and creativity you can bring to bear.
Be safe, be respectful, be gracious and helpful and, above all, be
you. There is only one you in all of time and space. To try and be
someone else is to rob the universe of the only you that there will
ever be. This is part of what Aries is all about. Go for it! Heads
Michael Talbot- Synchronicity and the Holographic Universe
Terence McKenna- Time and the I-Ching