Ask the Astrologer: Apr 11-17 — Be heard now

I would like to know when would be the best time for me to submit my query/manuscript to a publisher or agency. My birthdate is January 27, 1965.

The best time is NOW, because you’re undergoing some very important planetary transits in your horoscope that pertain to publishing. You were born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius so you have two Ruling Planets—Saturn and Uranus. Right now Uranus is currently in the sign of Pisces. That in and of itself wouldn’t be too interesting except for the fact that Neptune, the planet that rules Pisces, happens to be in your sign, Aquarius. This is called a mutual reception in Astrology and it’s really quite powerful. Now this mutual reception has been going on for years and again that doesn’t really look like much except for two things that relate directly to your question. The first is that your Ruling Planet Uranus will reach 28 degrees Pisces on April 12, 2010 which is the same day that Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, will be at 28 degrees Aquarius. This creates a hotspot in your horoscope so that whatever planet passes over this degree next will trigger this latent energy. Well, Jupiter will be passing over 28 degrees Pisces on May 24, 2010. This is important because Jupiter is the co-ruler of Pisces (which strengthens the mutual reception) and because Jupiter is also the planet of publishing. This looks to me like a window of opportunity opening. But keep in mind that Jupiter passes over 28 degrees Pisces two more times. It retrogrades back down over 28 degrees Pisces on September 24, 2010, changes direction and then makes its final direct pass over 28 degrees Pisces on January 11, 2011. This reads to me like a timetable and this is how I would break it down for you. First get an agent. Most big publishing houses won’t look at a query or a manuscript unless it comes through an agent. Start searching for one now and you will probably find some interested takers by June. Next idea? Jupiter turns retrograde on July 23, 2010. A retrograde is the astrological equivalent of a “do-over” so I expect that you’ll have to do some intense reworking of your piece in order to sell it and this will probably take a few months. Should you persevere (and I hope that you do) then this would make January 11, 2011 the prime time for selling to a publisher because you will be “in season”. You are in season when the Sun passes through any Saturn sign. January and February are both Saturn ruled months which means that January 11, 2011 corresponds to that time of year when your energy peaks. Now just because I mapped all of this out doesn’t mean it will happen on its own. It’s up to you to do the grunt work. But if you get things prepped and ready to go according to the timetable that I mapped out then it should work like unfurling a sail to catch the rising wind and with any luck the combination of planetary energies will send you speeding towards your destination.