Creativity Prompt: Horoscope Poetry
Some people swear by the messages in the stars, some find them amusing and harmless, and others find them offensive. No matter your take on horoscopes, you can use the daily messages as a poetry prompt, either refuting the message, writing a narrative poem that explores the hidden story, or taking a word or two as a jumping-off point for further poetic explorations.
Here are today’s horoscopes from The Mercury News (September 25, 2018). Try your hand at writing a poem based on or in response to your horoscope, and if the stars are with you (or even if they’re not), send me what you write! I guarantee your poetry will serve me better than my horoscope!
Aries (March 21-April 19): Consider your options before letting your emotions take over. ★★★
Taurus (April 20-May 20): A change will do you good, but it may not please some of the people you work or live with. ★★★
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Get the facts before you help someone looking for a handout. ★★★★
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Stay focused on what you are doing. Let your creativity take over. ★★
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Travel, meetings and educational pursuits are highlighted. ★★★★★
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get out and try something new. A change to the way you live is favored. ★★★
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Emotions can hold you back. You have to think clearly about what you should do next. ★★★
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t let anyone take advantage of you, and don’t pay for someone else’s mistake. ★★★
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A change you make to the way you earn your living or to your arrangement at home will be to your benefit. ★★★★★
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Professionalism at work and diplomacy at home will be in your best interest. ★★
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) : Money matters should be handled smartly. Emotions and joint ventures can lead to loss. ★★★★
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Concentrate on yourself and how to project your very best into whatever you take on. ★★★