What all writers have in common is the Moon. But it’s the Moon in combination with one of three other planets; Mercury, Venus or Jupiter that actually produces a writer.
The Moon can be in one of the signs ruled by Mercury, Jupiter or Venus, such Virgo, Gemini, Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius or Pisces.
Or, the Moon can be with, or aspected by, Mercury, Venus or Jupiter in the main birth chart, or in the Navamsa, the 9th divisional chart. These writer signatures can show up in other divisional charts too.
There are particular houses in the birth chart required to be a writer too. The 3rd house is the hard work of writing (grammar & the mechanics of writing), so this house HAS to be involved in some way. The 5th house is the house of creativity and the 9th house is the house of teaching and telling tales. For fiction writers, the 5th and 9th houses must be involved.
For technical writers, such as software engineers, the 3rd house is a must not only for writing but for engineering, but the other two houses are not mandatory, though having the Moon and Mercury, Venus or Jupiter connected to your career planets and signs are required. Rahu represents technology and needs to be involved too.
Then, the energy between these planets and houses needs to be free-flowing. Any blockages are revealed by the houses that the relevant planets are placed in as they relate to each other.
For instance, if you have the Moon in the 3rd house, but have Rahu in the 11th house, then the Moon is blocked. If you write while sitting with a group of people who are also writing, this is a good way to get around Rahu in the 11th blocking the Moon in the 3rd.
When I was studying Jaimini astrology, I discovered the reason why I sometimes couldn’t get myself to write anything no matter what I did. The Moon in my 3rd house of writing is blocked by Rahu in the 11th house (it’s called a bondage yoga).
So I joined a writing group called Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write. I drove about 30 minutes to get to it once a week because it really helped me to sit with a group of people (11th house) all writing along with me. I got a lot of my articles written in that group.
We would get there at 7:00 pm, socialize for an hour, and then the leader would tell us when it was 8:00 by tapping the watch on his wrist. That was our que to ‘shut-up’ and write for an hour.
The leader was Richard Milner, the author of The Vessel of Kali (available on Amazon), a Dark Fantasy/Gothic genre Fiction book. There are some fascinating aspects in Richard’s birth chart that explain exactly why he wrote the book that he did. This is the podcast I did with him as the guest: http://divinetimeastrology.com/2014/04/dta-episode-11-astrology-authors-with-guest-richard-milner-new-author-of-the-vessel-of-kali/
We talked about his book and his birth chart and the various ways the book shows up there. If you’re interested in being a writer, you will find our conversation about it fascinating too.
Next week I’ll show you the birth charts of some writers and how to figure out if you are a writer and even what kind of writing you are most likely to be successful at.
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