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Join Date: 04 Jun 2005
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horoscope writing

Hello! I write a horoscope column for a newsletter that comes out 4 times a year. I am allowed 50-75 words per sign. The audience consists of writers and illustrators of children's books. This is obviously "Sun sign astrology" -- with all its limitations -- and the purpose is largely entertainment.

The first three issues covered 2 or 3 months each. However, the next issue covers 4 months (Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.)

What I have done in past issues is note the position of each sign's ruling planet(s) during the timeframe being covered and transits by those planets with respect to the natal Sun's position. I also look at the placement of Mercury for all writers and Venus for all illustrators. After collecting this information, I note what I consider to be "strong" and "weak" time periods for each sign, along with issues I feel might come to the fore, then write my 50-75 words per sign from that, along with a few glib remarks.

I feel that I need to come up with a different approach in order to address 4 months "in one blow," considering the word limit.

If any practicing/professional astrologers in the forum have any suggestions or ideas, I'd love to hear them. I feel that even if I try to hit only the highlights, it would be almost impossible to distill 4 months of planetary movements and aspects into 50-75 words per sign.

I hope I have explained all of this clearly enough. If not, let me know. Thank you in advance for any thoughts you may have.
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