If there's one tool that's necessary, crucial and even immensely important for the typical writer, it's the thesaurus. (Yes, I used this exact book to come up with different words to describe important.) The creation of the thesaurus, which was devised by Peter Mark Roget, was rather unexpectedly expected. According to the New York Times, … Continue reading Here’s How to Celebrate National Thesaurus Day
Although it's not technically a thing, I'm going to go ahead and dub this Virgo week. With Mars, Venus and the Sun heading into the earthy sign, it's only right to learn more about what it means to be this sign. Mercury will be joining them next week. When I think of Virgo, I think … Continue reading Practicing the Art of Saying ‘No’
We couldn't let National Picnic Month pass without creating a post about it, especially since picnics make for excellent writing spaces. Also, Mercury (in retrograde) and Venus are forming a peaceful conjunct in Cancer this week, making for a great time to bring people together and enjoy the beauty the world has to share. Just … Continue reading Celebrate National Picnic Month—with a Picnic!
Although the news and local politics might be on the negative side, highlighting what often feels like the demise of many cultural norms and traditions, it’s refreshing to celebrate the opposite of that... a day that shows (albeit a bit sad) the best parts of us—as a country, people and land. Officially made a legal … Continue reading 3 Writerly Things to Do This Weekend: Make It a Good One
Saturn is going retrograde in Capricorn this week. It's been in the shadow already since earlier this year, so we've been feeling the rumblings of its strength and sense of structure, or the need to get things in order, at some point in our lives. When planets are in the pre-shadow phase of the retrograde, … Continue reading Getting to the Top: The Capricorn Discipline
We understand courage for what it is defined to be—strength in the face of pain, fear or grief. It's supposed to be that force (for lack of a better word) that often springs up when we need it, although there are those times when it does not. It's a rather fluid word, really, because what … Continue reading Manifesting Courage in Aries—Maya Angelou
New season, new plans—and somewhat new, clean spaces (or at least ones that feel like it), too. There is something about spring, the fire it brings with Aries, that makes most people want to just blaze a new trail for themselves. It's that fire energy — the warrior, trailblazer, leader — that's just ready to … Continue reading 3 Writerly Things to Do This Weekend: Spring Cleaning