Many people dream of being writers, but when is a good time to actually do it? Astrologically, writing is ruled by Mercury, Gemini, and the 3rd house. It can be helpful to write with the transit (moving) Sun, Mercury, Venus or Mars in your 3rd house. The Sun, Mercury, and Venus are in this house for about one month once per year, giving you a solid writing period. Mars is in the 3rd house for about two months every two years, and you can get a surge in energy and drive for writing.
Jupiter is in the 3rd house for one year every 10-12 years, and can give you a prolonged period of opportunity to write. Saturn in the 3rd house might make it take longer or zap your inspiration, but it can be good if you’ve been working on a writing project for a long time and doing right by it. Uranus can make inspiration come and go in spurts; Neptune can be good for imagination but requires more discipline; and Pluto brings a serious attitude about it. The Moon is in your 3rd house for 2-3 days each month and can give you a more emotional connection to your writing.
A progressed planet entering Gemini, your natal or progressed 3rd house, or conjunct, sextile, or trine your natal or progressed Mercury, natal or progressed 3rd house cusp, or natal or progressed 3rd house ruler can also brings excellent periods for writing, and it might be a reflection of where you are at the moment.
A new moon in the 3rd house or conjunct Mercury can be good for starting a writing venture, while a full moon in the 3rd house or conjunct Mercury can be good for finishing. Sextiles and trines to your 3rd house ruler and cusp can also be excellent, as well as to your natal Mercury.
You can also see all of these aspects with your Jupiter, 9th house, or Sagittarius since these rule publishing, so writing under a Jupiter/9th house/Sagittarius aspect can be for the purpose of getting published at some point, or can show getting your writing out there.
(originally in the August 2016 newsletter)
January 2019 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Sagittarius: November 2018 - December 2019
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026