So the moon will be entering the Capricorn constellation tonight (or possibly last night depending on where you are in the world), and it will mark the seventh full moon of the year, but it is also a super moon, and is also known as the buck full moon. We only have 18 days left in the month, and then five months left in 2022.
I have various ideas of what I would like to do professionally (such as science/medical/health communications, creating (and selling) e-courses, e-books, workbooks (and so forth), creating crafts (jewelry, cross-stitching, scarfs, afghans and so forth) to sell on etsy, educational consulting, professional coaching, blogging, setting up a podcast and YouTube channel, and photography)…now I just need to make the ‘map’ that will blend all of them together (honoring my strengths and values).
So looking to book “Moonology: working with the magic of lunar cycles” by Yasmin Boland—what are the questions that can be asked during the Capricorn full moon??
Have I been ambitious to the point of ruthlessness?
Have I been obsessed with work to the detriment of my personal life?
Have I been hard-headed, hard-nosed, or just too hard on others?
I have allowed my head to overrule my heart?
Have I been planning my life enough? Or have I been planning it too much?
If I were to number the above questions one-to-five, my answers would be as followed:
- No, I haven’t been ambitious to the point of ruthlessness. There is enough success to go around, and not everyone is going to try to be a science/medical communicator is who also creating molecular cloning workbooks, jewelry, and launching a self-developed coffee table photography book. Also being ambitious to the point of ruthlessness—is also a sign poor leadership, and people being severely toxic (and I’ve been trying to avoid those types of people the past couple of years).
- We’re still in a pandemic (or epidemic)…basically we’re still having to deal with the damn SARS-CoV2 virus…therefore I really don’t have much of a personal life (in regards to being out in public). While I would say that I’m becoming ‘slightly’ obsessed (I do need to get things up and running) in terms of my career—I’m not obsessed to the point of ignoring other aspects of my life.
- Nope, I haven’t been hardheaded, hard-nosed or too hard on others. Again, I’m still basically self-isolating…I have gotten the vaccine (but since I don’t go places—I haven’t gotten the booster), and I just haven’t had the need to be around others (in-person). Also I’m trying to stay ‘removed’ from discussions that will probably not lead anywhere.
- I’m going to stick with last years answer: In what context? Truthfully, there haven’t been that may decisions to make that would have been a head versus heart type of decision.
- No, I have not been planning my life enough. Part of the problem—I either set deadlines that are ‘too soon’ or ‘too far out’ in terms of the goal, and I haven’t quite figured out the best ways of breaking those really big goals into doable smaller goals. I’m also still making my way up the ‘staircase’ from the pits of ‘burnout’. I think I’m close to the third ‘level’…finding enjoyment again in areas I’d forgotten (such as reading, doing research [not at the bench], writing, and brainstorming). Will be working on those long-term goals and figuring out how to make the shorter ones not so ‘unattainable’.
So the Capricorn full moon is also going to be traveling through my third house—or the communication zone. This zone deals with both communications with people that you would see on a day-to-day basis (more or less): friends, co-workers, and possibly family; but it also deals with other things as well: to-do lists, self-expression, and so forth. While it is a time for communications—the communications are best done when people are in “good” moods—you don’t want things to spiral out of control and a disagreement started because someone took something you said the wrong way.
Currently, I’m not in the middle of any type of major disagreement with people that I talk to on a day-to-day basis, which since I’m still self-isolating are basically just my parents (and my younger brother every so often). I’m trying to avoid getting into ‘disagreements’ on-line (usually by just hiding the posts or un-following the particular person).
I’m finding my to-do lists easier to keep up with (especially if I write up them up the night before), and am working on the editorial calendars.
So what are my goals for the Capricorn full moon period? They will include:
- Get back into some type of intentional movement routine (lifting weights, doing yoga, dancing in the room)…just something…
- Work on creating a new long-term goal list. Since I’ve listed out numerous ideas at the being of this post in terms of what I’d like to do career wise—I now need to figure out how to weave them together, plus have goals for other areas of life: health/fitness, finances, personal/professional development, spirituality, living space, and crafts/hobbies).
- Continuing on my ‘personal/professional development’ journey, by starting (and finishing) the following:
- Continue working on my ‘molecular cloning’ writing project (short posts on LinkedIn, and fleshing them out more for the blog)
- Reading: ‘Dinosaurs Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution in Paleontology’ by Michael J. Benton’; ‘INNERCISE’ by John Assaraf; and ‘HUSH MONEY’ by Jacquie Abram
- Finishing up the podcast course, and starting a writing (or possibly business) course
- Evening meditations
- Start another small needlepoint project
- Restart my 90-day content research/development project
Basically, I’m hitting ‘restart’ on certain areas of things (content research/development for example), and also taking the pause and really think on long-term goals (knowing full well, that they’ll be evolving as soon as I write them down). By relearning how to embrace my learner’s mindset (along with the values of knowledge, creativity, and curiosity)–I’ll figure out the best way to develop the fluid goals.
What is one goal you’re setting this Capricorn season?