Istock 000000047414xsmall
Western Astrology

Message in a Bottle



by Jo Tracey June 21, 2012 02:10 AM EST
Message in a Bottle Photo Credit: geckophoto for istock

 Since I no longer go and work in a partition every day, I’m reinventing myself as a writer.

Aside from pitching for articles (and a couple of other projects), I’m also writing two books- a chick lit manuscript and an Astro book. I’m a new writer, and have no contacts in the publishing industry so have no advances. In other words, I am writing in a sort of “build it and they will come” way.

Not only does that take a lot of faith and optimism, but also a huge commitment to the task/s ahead. Being so heavily influenced by Jupiter and Neptune, I have plenty of the former. Being so weakly influenced by Saturn, I have a multitude of problems with the latter.

As a Piscean not only does it not occur to me that this won’t work, but the reality of what I like to call the “message in a bottle” syndrome also didn’t occur to me- you know, when you feel like you are on a desert island throwing bottles with messages into the water, hoping that the tide will take one to someone who needs to read it.

So, how do I do it? How does someone like me tackle a 85,000 word piece of fiction or a 20 chapter non fiction project when there is absolutely no guarantee of success at the end of the day?

The “just keep going” or “keep your eye on the prize” or “one foot in front of the other” does not work for me. When it comes to goals, for me to succeed two things need to happen:

·      My Saturn is in Aries, so I have to keep deadlines within short sight and celebrate every single short-term achievement. Aries doesn’t have the patience to maintain the focus unless the end is in sight. Lots of little beginnings work.

·      Use the best of your opposite. My Sun is in Virgo, so I break the goal down. In terms of my writing goals, I set a deadline for the completion of the first draft of my fiction, decided how many days a week I would work on it, and then did the maths to get a daily target.

How do you manage goals? Do you have a mantra or an image? Do you relish the suffering or give up at the wall? I’d love to know…

Share a free sample The Goddess Within. Express your potential and desires from a woman's point of view. Learn about your personal power and how to express it!

 

 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
The Stars This Week: March 2-8, 2015
The Stars This Week: February 23 - March 1, 2015
The Stars This Week: February 16-22, 2015
The Stars This Week: February 9-15, 2015
Monthly Summary for October 2014
Monthly Summary for September 2014
Monthly Summary for August 2014
Monthly Summary for July 2014

Astrology On the Go

ASTROLOGY NEWSLETTERS

Wake Up to Your Horoscope
in Your Inbox

Start your day with a dose of the cosmos -- get your daily horoscope delivered straight to your email!

related articles
 
Creative Ideas Take Flight: Venus in Aries Trines Saturn in Sagittarius
Creative Ideas Take Flight: Venus in Aries Trines Saturn in Sagittarius

Prepare to harness your genius this week! The stars are making you passionately creative, but... read more »

 
Mars in Aries: Seeing Red
Mars in Aries: Seeing Red

“The best fighter is never angry.” -- Lao Tzu Mars is moving out of the watery... read more »

 
Mercury Direct in Aquarius: Fast Forward Future Planning
Mercury Direct in Aquarius: Fast Forward Future Planning

Mercury Retrograde, the much-dreaded planetary phase that comes three times a year, thankfully just... read more »

 
New astro forecast sheep 300x250

featured bloggers


Marjorie Orr


Marjorie Orr
Marjorie Orr has an M.A. (Hons) in English Literature and Philosophy from Glasgow University, and was a current affairs journalist, award-winning BBC TV documentary producer and then a psychotherapist. She has a worldwide following for her astrology... read more

Astrology.com videos
4082136315001
4082137033001
4082138134001
4082133641001
4082138122001
4082138128001
4082133652001
4082138110001
4082138150001
4082137054001
4082137054001
4082138145001
4082138147001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
Today's Cosmic Calendar
 
Today's Planetary Forecast

During the past 3+ decades of writing this calendar, it seems more often than not that a really terrific sky... read more »

 
The Stars This Week!
 
The Stars This Week

Socialize! Your life opens up in positive ways this week as Jupiter in Leo trines Uranus in Aries on March 3! Then, your... read more »