One of the things I’ve noticed over the years of working with published authors as a writing coach/editor is how many of them carry Sagittarius energy somewhere in their archetypal makeup.
Nah, I don’t need a birth (natal) chart to discern this–I can tell from the way they speak, how they tell a story, and the dramatic use of prose in their writing…
Often, just when I think such a writer is approaching what used to be known in the literary world as purple prose (I’ll give ya hint–OVER exaggeration!), and soon as I start to doubt that author’s authenticity, she takes it down a notch and it all reads so…well…dramatically realistic!
But not in a too over-the-top way…
Gemini energy is curious, talkative, inquisitive, and social! While the Gemini archetype is concerned with information, it’s not necessarily focused on anything more than gathering that info and passing it on.
Low side Gemini archetype may manifest as a gossip; high side provides information to others for a purpose.
The Gemini Sun opposes this Sagittarius Moon on June 2 to reveal the dichotomy between these two archetypal energies.
As the Gemini Sun casts its light on this Sag Moon, it reveals to us all the difference between collecting information–information that may well remain un-categorized and un-analyzed (for this is the archetype Virgo’s function), and imbuing that information with real meaning.
Attributing collective meaning to bits and pieces of data and information is Sagittarius’ role. Without a greater understanding of the whole, these tidbits become (or remain) meaningless.
So, as you write, understand you are writing on two different levels at all times: The macrocosm, or big picture story (which has a literary theme and fits into a genre); and the details of smaller stories that–when combined in a manuscript–reflect your big picture theme.
It is these shorter stories (i.e., this series of anecdotal microcosms, i.e., chapters and sub-plots) that add up to the sum total of your overall message!
This Sag Full Moon asks us to distinguish between the truth of our smaller stories and the integrity of our bigger themes…
What is the truth?
Do you know? How can you transform your passion for your message into something from which others can benefit?
How can you take your bits and pieces and weave them together into the fabled fabric of a most excellent and gripping narrative?
And can you put aside your beliefs–including ones that no longer serve you–in order to believe in yourself? Can you get it down on paper without judging it?
This Full Moon cries out for integration of polar opposite energies (as do all Full Moons!) and the release of any beliefs that no longer serve you…
Time to jettison the I’m not good enough to write that book belief? Or the one that tells you it’s all been written before? How about the almost-but-not-quite-convincing line: Nobody wants to hear what I have to say!
Might it not be better for you to keep your eye on the prize by not losing sight of the big picture?
Why not gather up your small stories, your colorful microcosms, your bits and pieces, and begin to weave them into that tapestry–the one you’d create with your writing if you simply gave it a try?
As for worrying about the truth of whether you’re a good writer or not, I suggest taking into consideration the words of the character of Pontius Pilate in the rock opera Jesus Christ Super Star when he says:
“But what is truth, is truth a changing law? We both have truths–are mine the same as yours?”
What’s your truth?