Writing Love Letters

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love-letters-onlyI wrote a book in third grade. I decided that I wanted to be a writer, but then I decided that I wasn’t clever enough to be a writer, and eventually after that I realized compulsive writing is being a writer.

I write my thoughts down d. I have notes (reflective of my Virgo Ascendant, I think), two blogs, a few social network memberships, and a separate dream journal.

I used to write short stories, and the occasional poem, but not in a while. Writing this blog made me realize how rusty my skills are after not writing for an audience in 10 years. I broke up with my first serious boyfriend, for many reasons, but one was that he had no paper or pens lying around his house. I can’t imagine being with someone who doesn’t enjoy reading and writing.

I haven’t written a love letter in so long, I mailed the first letter yesterday. To my surprise, when I opened my email, I saw that my boyfriend sent me a tender, email love letter this morning, though he has not received my first letter yet.

Although Mercury in Capricorn wants everyone to be business- minded, it travels through my 5th house of love, romance and creativity. It seems appropriate that the sudden urge to get serious about writing love letters coincides with Mercury’s retrograde through ♑ and the 5th house.

  • Dec 26th- retro at 21 Capricorn 46’
  • Jan 15th- direct at 5 Capricorn 35’
  • Feb 10th- enters Aquarius

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  • Robin Joy Dore

    In Koch/Equal I have Mercury in my 5th house.

    That’s how I express my feelings the best is through writing,so yes, I’ve written short little love letters and poems, or I used to anyway.  Though supposedly having moon in 3rd house makes for a good writer as well, I dunno. ^_^

    • Michelle

      Moon in the 3rd is perfect for writing sweet notes and love letters.

      • Robin Joy Dore

        =-)

  • Anonymous

    “…compulsive writing is being a writer…” – that’s a cool point, and I do hope there’s some truth behind it!!! =D

    I’ve been experiencing this compulsive need to write since my early childhood – in fact, I started writing down my thoughts as soon as I actually learnt to read and write about the age of 4-5 – I still remember my first notes about various animals and plants I was “studying” back then (one of my earliest dreams was to become a biologist)!

    Later, I wrote diaries, autobiographical novels about my pets, some love and erotic stories, and also a couple of funny, goofy and absurd poems – but I was always sure I couldn’t fully express myself by the means of words…
    I could never succeed in my own eyes writing too seriously, even about the loftiest things, because any attempts into this direction seemed to be so pathetically ridiculous to me afterwards – so I preferred to write in a more humorous, ironical or sarcastic manner.

    Up to these days, the urge to write is present, although I’m still rather doubtful about my abilities in this area (probably due to Mercury square Saturn), and have a blurred vision of what I should better be writing about (Neptune in the 3rd)…
    Sometimes it’s just the opposite sutuation – I think that at certain points, I overestimate my writing skills, and cross the thin line between a genuine talent and some unhealthy graphomania…
    The laziness is also there, so even if I do have a certain writing gift, I don’t find enough patience and determination to fully develop it and transform into something more…

    But with the time, I also gain more self-confidence and belief in myself, so maybe I should become more optimistic about writing and not be afraid of exploring this area! ;o)

    • Michelle

      I do hope there’s some truth behind it!!! =D
      I think there is 😀

      I also have Mercury square Saturn too. I think we are so hard on ourselves that there is no option except to improve.

      “Graphomania” ! love it.

  • I’ve started lots of blogs in the past couple of months, but I haven’t really written anything in any of ’emIt’s fun, isn’t it? It’s hard to keep up though and to consistently write semi-interesting content that people might want to read (unless it’s a completely narcissistic endeavor- nothing wrong with that either).I never feel like I can just “read” for pleasure. I can’t sit down and enjoy the flow of a story. I write notes, I underline. I’m a very slow reader, and I am constantly interacting with my thoughts. I have a tendency to read factual books for pleasure (I think I mentioned this before). I have a hard time being patient when I’m reading fiction, even though I love it, and I go through phases of reading a lot of fiction, then long droughts of not reading any. Mercury/Aries/8H opposing Uranus/Scorpio/3H makes me read really fast and I tend to skip around, yet I manage to read deeply and retain information anyway. One problem with fiction is that I can’t skip around and read the parts I want to read first and go back to the others later. Aries- instant gratification and all that.I also underline, in all of my books while I’m reading- and I space-out (Mercury sesquiquadrate Neptune?) for periods of time thinking about whatever I read last. When I write, I have a few different methods. Sometimes I take notes and assimilate them into more of an ‘article’ in a structured way, but other times I write directly into the post window and continuously edit and save drafts in a more direct and intuitive way.Wanting to be a writer is a very NN in Scorpio in 3rd house kind of thing. You mentioned that you’re a compulsive writer. You didn’t mention your natal Uranus in the 3rd, but do you think that has anything to do with it? I don’t know if Uranus has anything to do with compulsiveness, I think that’s more likely the result of Scorpio on the 3rd house cusp and Mercury in the 8th. I think that your Neptune in the 3rd would give you an ability to write in a poetic style, or to write actual poetry, or fantasy fiction. Do you have Sag on your 3rd cusp? Are Uranus and Neptune both in Capricorn? I think that Uranus in the 3rd can give intuitive flashes and insight when it comes to daily writing, but it can also be scattered at times with an inability to synthesize information into an actual post.

  • Christine

    Mercury’s retrograding through my 3rd house. I don’t know if it will make any conjunctions with my Uranus or Neptune in the 3rd, but I think that would be helpful. I’ve been thinking about writing a lot, too, but I don’t know where to start. I’ve started lots of blogs in the past couple of months, but I haven’t really written anything in any of ’em. I have a bad follow-up problem. But, I’ve decided that I want to write every day. It’s something I truly enjoy doing. You should post some of your short stories, Michelle.

    Wanting to be a writer is a very NN in Scorpio in 3rd house kind of thing. You mentioned that you’re a compulsive writer. You didn’t mention your natal Uranus in the 3rd, but do you think that has anything to do with it? I have that aspect, too, and I think about it a lot. I do write — creatively — and I happen to think I’m good at it, but I think with a few other Mercury aspects, I’m unfortunately kind of “contained” with my writing, and I’m not as compulsive as Uranus in the 3rd could suggest. With Uranus in the house of reading and writing, I never feel like I can just “read” for pleasure. I can’t sit down and enjoy the flow of a story. I write notes, I underline. I’m a very slow reader, and I am constantly interacting with my thoughts. I’m like this while I’m writing, too, and I think it probably has something to do with why I don’t actually turn out very much work.

    Anyway, what do you think about Uranus in the 3rd?