Just My Type explores the ways our personality, fears and motivations impact our writing and, using personality types, provides suggestions for tailoring your writing practice to who you are as a unique, creative human.
The sun sign is the first thing most people learn about astrology, but there are a lot of other aspects that go into a birth chart, including the moon sign. Your moon sign represents your internal self, such as your emotions and moods.
As a writer, creating a routine that you can stick with long term can be difficult. Knowing your moon sign can be helpful because ultimately, your moon sign can tell you about your emotional energy and what environments and routines help you thrive, so you can build a writing routine that is more sustainable and inspiring for you.
Aries moons are known as fiery, spontaneous and temperamental. For Aries moons, keep your writing routine exciting by changing things up regularly. Alternate the time of day you write or start your writing time off with a different prompt everyday. Try to plan things out as little as possible and just go with the flow and write what feels right each day.
Taurus moons are creatures of habit. They thrive with stability and love a cozy and luxurious environment. Set a certain time each day to write and build or find yourself a cozy space where you feel comfortable. Stick to your routine as often as possible to keep the momentum going.
Gemini moons are social and love attention. They are gifted communicators and always seeking outlets to express themselves. Try to find a way to incorporate socializing into your writing routine. Maybe that’s meeting up with a friend to write together at a cafe or joining a class or workshop.
Cancer is ruled by the moon, so those born with the moon in Cancer are impacted most by the phases of the moon and their emotions are frequently changing and are easily impacted by their environment. Cancer moons thrive with a feeling of safety and support. Make your writing space and time safe and supportive by carving out dedicated time every day and allowing yourself to let your emotions out through free writing before you start working on a project. Try to write in private to prevent yourself from being affected by anyone else around you.
Leo moons are creative, generous and love to share their gifts. They thrive with attention and an audience. Find a writing partner or workshop to incorporate into your writing week and share your work with. Live classes or groups are great for Leo moons, who will enjoy being able to share their creative gifts and get feedback immediately.
Virgo moons are analytical and logical. They love organizing and thrive with structure and systems. Virgo moons can also deal with anxiety because their minds are constantly running. When creating a writing routine, try to plan out as much as you can and organize your writing ahead of time, whether with an outline or just creating a schedule of what you’ll write when. To prevent anxiety and distracting thoughts, try incorporating a short meditation before you begin writing.
Libra moons are excellent at creating peace and harmony. They thrive working in a partnership, but it’s also important for them to not seek external validation. Try finding an accountability partner who you can share your writing goals and accomplishments with, but don’t focus too much on sharing your work. An accountability partnership is great for sticking with a routine and continuing to make progress even when you struggle with motivation.
Scorpio moons can have volatile and intense emotions. They often look for deep connections and emotional intimacy with others, but they also like to protect their privacy. They can struggle with their mental health and setting boundaries. Create a writing space that feels safe and private for you and before you begin writing, take some time to focus on your mental health by journaling or freewriting. Don’t censor yourself here. When you’re honest with yourself first, it can be easier to know what to share in your public-facing writing and where to set boundaries.
Sagittarius moons are curious and love to explore the unknown, whether that’s through traveling the world or learning a new skill. Take time during your writing routine to explore and try new things, whether that’s through the writing itself, like trying a new genre, or by writing in a new environment.
Capricorn moons are known for their hard work. They thrive when they have a goal and feel most fulfilled when they have achieved their goals. When creating a writing routine, try to always have a goal you’re working toward, whether that’s focusing on a specific story, completing a course or improving a certain skill. Capricorn moons are dedicated, but it helps them to be working toward something rather than writing aimlessly.
Aquarius moons feel emotionally connected to and affected by those around them. They are humanitarians looking to contribute to the greater good. It can be beneficial to Aquarius moons to think about how their writing can benefit others. Find a workshop or writing group where you can both share your work and provide feedback to others, or set a specific time during your writing routine to journal about what you hope to accomplish with a certain project or how you’d like it to reach or impact others.
Pisces moons are extremely empathetic and absorb the energy and emotions around them. Use this to your advantage in your writing routine and try to change up the environment you write in or time of day you write based on what you hope to accomplish. If you’re in need of focused writing or editing time, maybe try writing in the morning in the quiet and stillness of your home. If you’re looking for inspiration, try writing in a lively, bustling environment like a cafe where you can absorb the upbeat energy around you.