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January Astrology for Writers
Enjoy your astrological sign with other writers around the world
Michael Lomas (lomas)     Print Article 
Published 2007-01-01 12:42 (KST)   
ARIES (March 21 - April 19):
Jong-Gee Je [PDF] is a South Korean who has written some excellent non-fiction with great authority on environmental matters. He was born March 21, 1955 under the same sign as you. He would be a good example for you to emulate in 2007.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20):
The German Karl Marx (b. May 5, 1818) shares the Taurus sign with you. A prolific writer, he is recognized as founder of modern communism. Communism hasn't had a very good track record (ask anyone Russian or Chinese) but maybe it is not his fault but the way they interpreted him. Right?

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20):
If Martin Wickramasinghe was alive today he might well have been a citizen reporter for OhmyNews. A Gemini like you, born May 29, 1890 in Sri Lanka (when the British colonialists called it Ceylon), his writings preached tolerance and he fought with his pen against oppression. You could do well to follow in his path.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22):
American writer Ernest Hemingway (b. July 21 -- a fellow Cancer of yours) was a great one for cooking up intriguing titles such as The Torrents of Spring, The Sun Also Rises, Death in the Afternoon, A Moveable Feast, The Old Man and the Sea, et cetera. Next time you get stuck for a title, look to him for inspiration.

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22):
You share your Leo sign with Henrik Pontoppidan! (b. July 24, 1857). A successful Danish writer, he won a Nobel Prize for literature. He was noted for his ability to write with a refreshing realism about peasants and farmers. Maybe that should be your approach to writing?

VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22):
Thought by some to have been born on Aug. 28, 551 BC, Confucius may share your Virgo sign. A Chinese philosopher and writer his worldwide influence has been and continues to be extraordinary. Look him up on the Internet at Wikipedia. He could be your guiding light in everything you write throughout your literary life.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22):
The Russian writer and dissident Vladimir Nikolayevich Voinovich (a Libran born Sept. 26, 1932) is much admired for his ability to expose the daily absurdities of the totalitarian regime. Do you, fellow Libran, have any absurdities you should be exposing through your writing? Go for it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21):
If you were born under the sign of Scorpio, look to Dylan Thomas for inspiration. He was born in Wales on Oct. 27, 1914. (Where's Wales? That's the last bastion of the original Britons -- north and west of London). In one of his poems he wrote "The sun shone on the butter/And the butter ran." Brilliant!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21):
Ask a Russian, Briton, American and Chinese person who was Rewi Alley. It is more than likely the Chinese person will be first with an answer. Alley, a New Zealander born under the Sagittarius sign on Dec. 2 1897, was a close friend of China, author of 66 books, and excelled as a poet, translator, industrialist, potter and soldier. What an inspiration for you!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19):
Marcus Cicero, born Jan. 3, 106 BC, was a prolific writer, orator, lawyer, politician and philosopher. An observer of the fall of the Roman Republic, he once said "If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third place." Keep that in mind as you aspire in 2007.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18):
Charles Dickens an Aquarius born Feb. 7, 1812. He was author of many classics including The Pickwick Papers, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. He wrote from firsthand experience. But you don't have to suffer his early poverty and hunger. Just read him for pure enjoyment and inspiration.

PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20):
The Swiss don't just make good watches and cheese. On March 4, 1743 Johann David Wyss was born in that mountain fairyland. A folklorist and fiction writer, he created the adventure tale Swiss Family Robinson. Maybe writing a non-fiction story about a family overcoming adversity could be your big 2007 assignment?
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