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Writer (source: The New Yorker)

I found this image when I Googled “writer’s block.” It led me to an article on “The New Yorker” (click the link above) that really didn’t help me much because I don’t actually believe that I am experiencing writer’s block. My brain is full of brilliant ideas! The problem is that I just don’t feel like writing lately. It’s more like a self-imposed writing moratorium than the creative standstill most people would associate with writer’s block.

I hope that I snap out of this phase soon. Looking at my chart, I can see the problem. Saturn is still within ninety minutes of my natal sun, and although it’s recent return to direct motion has me feeling strong and productive again, I’m just not feeling the urge to express myself. It’s a rather repressive transit, which is a shame because I’ve finally got Jupiter in my communicative third house and both the sun and Mars in my imaginative twelfth house.

In other words, Saturn’s direct motion has me feeling as if I can take charge of my destiny once again, but I’m still not ready and/or willing to sit at this computer a moment longer than I need to.

Looking ahead, the ringed planet moves onto the other side of my natal sun in mid-November. Until then, I’m going to continue to try to get through this hiatus by forcing myself to do a little work every day. I’m also not going to beat myself up for feeling as if my energy can be used in a more productive fashion somewhere else.

Perhaps giving myself permission to shut up once in a while is a good thing, anyway. Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something. Hmm . . .

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