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Libra Full Moon Goals and wishing everyone a Happy Spring Equinox

So the next full moon is happening today (March 20), which is also the spring equinox.  It is the time to transition between seasons (winter to spring), though I’m sure that there will still be one or two snowstorms across the country during the next few weeks. So the moon is transitioning through Libra over the next few days, and as such there are several questions that one can ask themselves during this time (questions are taken from “Moonology: working with the magic of lunar cycles” by Yasmin Boland). So depending on your sign that you associate most with (rising, star, or moon), this period may be easy on you or it could be difficult on you. For me personally, my rising sign is Scorpio, my star sign is Virgo, and my moon sign is Pisces—none of which usually have an easy time under the Libra full moons. So I won’t be too surprised if I have a hard couple of days this week.

The questions from the book are:

            Have I been too concerned with appearances in general?

            Have I been thinking too much about others and neglecting my own needs?

            Have I been too easily influenced, gullible, or unable to decide for myself?

            Have I been living my life through someone else?

            Have I spent enough time beautifying my life?

So if I were to number the questions 1-5, my answers would be as followed:

  1. I can confidently say that I have not been concerned with appearances in general lately (or really ever). I have always been one to dress for comfort and while I will try to look presentable when needed—I don’t go with the latest trends. I’m much more comfortable in jeans and sneakers than I am dressing up in dress clothes, and even then I will usually try to match the clothes with low heeled shoes as I don’t care for wearing high heels. I also don’t care for wearing makeup either (and probably other than needing to ensure that when I go on job interviews [and possibly even informational interviews] to remember to have my nails done, and may wear a light foundation).
  2. In terms of this one, I have been know at times to always try to be a team player and probably to the sacrifice of my own needs. This is something I’m trying to work on—striking a balance between helping others and putting myself first at times.
  3. I don’t think that I’m easily influenced or gullible. Unable to make decisions about certain things—yes, I have been know (and still do) overthink things to a point where I don’t make the decision (or just let someone else make the decision and follow along). I am trying to get better at this—especially with my job search and transition.
  4. Do book characters count? I know that there is more to life than just working—but I was brought up to have a strong work ethic and I know that at times becomes a problem for me trying to convince myself to take some time off. I realize that I need to figure out what I want out of life and start living the life I want—not the life that others think I should be living.
  5. I probably could do with more plants in my life. I am currently trying to slowly declutter what I own as I realize that most of the stuff probably won’t make me happy in thirty or forty years. I also know that when I move, I’ll be back in a decent size apartment—and I had way to much stuff living in Boston, and therefore I need to cut back on stuff (mainly movies and clothes).

The Libra constellation also coincides with my 12th house (according to my rising sign Scorpio), and is also known as the secrets zone. This is marks another time of reflection, where one can sit and think back on things during the past few months—what worked, what didn’t, and what corrections/fixes/changes can one do to help them move towards their goals.

            For me this means looking back on my transition plan, making notes of where I feel like I made progress, and where I could do more. I also know that I could go back through it and reread some of the questions and possibly expand or add additional insights to my answers. I know that I should update my digital vision board (I’m keeping it digital as it makes it easier to store and I can look at it on my computer daily). I should also look at how my fitness/nutrition journey is going and make notes on how I can improve on that portion of my life as well.

So my goal list of the Libra full moon period includes:

            Rereading and modifying my transition plan as needed.

            Continue making the lists/goals for the set of job titles that I’ve initially chosen so that I can narrow it down to say three to four (out of the seven).

            Rework my fitness/nutrition plan/goals and make another long-term list (including rewards for hitting certain benchmarks).

This is a short list—but that increases the chances of being able to accomplish all three goals over the next few weeks (in addition to goals set for the month of March, and then the new goals that will getting set for the month of April next weekend).

As the days start to get longer, that will hopefully mean more time outside doing things and at the same time hopefully more energy to get other things done as well.

Happy Spring Equinox to everyone, and enjoy the longer days outside and the nicer temperatures that will hopefully be accompanying the daylight.

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Review of my Virgo Full Moon goals

So we’re almost a quarter of the way through the year. The moon should be transitioning into Libra tomorrow, and it will also mark the spring equinox. Therefore we will in theory be leaving winter behind and entering spring (though I’m sure that there will still be one or two spring snowstorms to hit somewhere in the US during the end of March & the early part of April). So now is time to look back on the goals that I had set for the period of the Virgo full moon.

So my goals for the last full moon included:

            Networking more on linkedin (add value to current connections, and then also strategically expand my network as well).

            Getting together with local friends more often (either for lunch, coffee, or maybe walking around Boomer Lake).

            Reaching out to friends that I haven’t talked to in awhile and catch up either through email or instant messaging.

            Then also continue working on my transition plan and also trying to develop a balance between “free time” and everything else that I need to be doing.

So how did I do with each one?

In terms of being more active on linkedin, this is still slow going. This is due to several things: 1) I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do, and until I do so I don’t want to go in half-hearted with adding value (though adding value to connections is never a bad thing); 2) I will need to look at people’s profiles to be able to figure out what “value” to add (as I haven’t had face-to-face interactions with probably ninety-eight percent of them); and 3) I really just need to schedule in time in a calendar to where I’m a) looking at people’s profiles and taking notes, b) commenting on people’s posts (one way of adding in value) and then c) communicating more with my network. So as usually this is an on-going task.

In terms of getting together with local friends more often—this hasn’t happened. Currently I usually try to get together with a friend for lunch once a month on the weekends (works best for both of us that way). So this is still something that I should be working on as well (as you never know where that lucky job referral will be coming from).

Reaching out to friends, this has been slow going as well. I’m thinking that these are tasks that I actually need to schedule into my calendar so that I know that I’ve set aside a specific time to be doing this.

In terms of working on my transition plan, I have an general idea of the type of professional lifestyle that I would like to have (if it can be on the bench that would be great, but at the same time I’m willing to start slowly migrating away from the bench), and I’ve come up with a list of job titles that also could be a match, though now there is more work that needs to be done to both narrow down the list and see which ones could be the best match for my desired professional lifestyle.

So I didn’t get a huge amount of each task completed this month. I seem to have the cycle where I manage to get a lot done, and then I get from just a little to maybe two-thirds completed. These are general things that will probably be kept on the outskirts of all other tasks over the next few months (if not making it back onto a list—depending on the sign and house that the moon is transitioning through).

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Virgo Full Moon Goals: February’s Super Snow Moon

Tonight’s moon is suppose to be the brightest for the year….

Well today marks the second full moon of the year, and technically the brightest one as well. Which figures, since as I’m writing this, the sky is overcast and there is suppose to be a winter storm coming into the state sometime today (which means that sky will probably be overcast tonight as well and I won’t be able to see the full moon). Today marks the second time this month that schools have closed due to winter weather (we already had an ice day earlier this month), but we will have to see what comes through today in terms of this winter storm.

So the moon will be (or has already) entered the Virgo constellation today. So if I look to Yasmin Boland’s book: “Moonology: working with the magic of the lunar cycles”, I will find a series of five questions that one can reflect on during this time.  The questions for the Virgo full moon are:

            Have I been too picky, pedantic, or critical of myself or anyone else?

            Have I been humble to the point of underrating myself?

            Have I been of service to others enough this month?

            Have I been worrying and complaining too much, and thus attracting negativity?

            Have I paid enough attention to the details that I need to this month?

So if I were to number the questions 1-5, I think that my answers would be as follow:

  1. I don’t think that I’ve been picky, pedantic, or critical of others or myself this month. And I will admit to learning the definition of a new word (pedantic—someone is showing off book learning or trivia, especially in a negative way) this month; which is funny since I’ve read (and re-read) this book numerous times and this is the first time that word popped out at me. I’m trying to keep the mindset that I do my best each day, and at the end of the day I let everything go and start fresh the next day. While this mindset is still a work in progress for me (especially when I’m at work & realize that if things aren’t close to perfect, I will get some criticism from my boss; and it isn’t always constructive).
  2. I probably have been at times a little too humble to where I’ve underrated myself and allowed others to take credit for things that I’ve done. This is something that again I’m trying to work on more (speaking up for myself and taking credit when due).
  3. Yes, I think I’ve been of service to others this month (as that is a key part of my 9-5 job). Though, I might not have been of service enough to others through the blog, but that is again something that I’m trying to work on being better at.
  4. Of the two traits that can attract negativity, I will admit to worrying too much, and at times complaining about things. The complaining usually is directed towards the current political atmosphere of the planet, and other then exercising my right to vote (and hope that it leads to beneficial change), I know that there is little I can do (I could try to get involved in politics, but I currently lack the disposition for it—I’d be calling too many people idiots to their faces in terms of those that don’t believe in basic science concepts (such as the world is round, climate change is real, GMOs are beneficial to the world, and vaccines don’t cause autism or other topics). So I know that I need to try to worry less about things (my main worry right now is trying to figure out the proper positions to try to transition into, where I would be moving, getting there (which includes figuring out the best way of acclimating an almost 10 year old cat to yet another new place). Also I know that I need to complain less about the current state of politics, but at the same time this one will be a very hard one to break.
  5. In terms of wondering if I paid enough attention to the details I need to this month, I would say I’ve been fifty-fifty in this area. I try to be mindful when I’m at work on my tasks (as I’ve been told numerous times that I need to watch what my hands are doing), so that in theory I don’t make that many mistakes (but I am human after all, and mistakes will be made). In terms of working on my transition plan, I’ve made a little more headway, though I still have quite a ways to go before I’m able to try to set up informational interviews. Then in terms of personal development & having a work/home balance I’m still working on this as well.

Asides being in the Virgo constellation, this is also my 11th house (according to my rising sign—which is Scorpio), and is also known as the friend zone. This is also the time to focus on putting a little more work into your social life and spending time with friends and family. This is also a time when one can try to put a little more work and effort into their networking schemes as well.

That is one thing that I know I need to work on—which is adding value to my numerous connections on the different social platforms I’m on (but especially linkedin, as that is a main one for trying to transition into industry). I know that I need to add value to relationships before I can inquire about having an informational interview to learn more about how they moved into their current position and how they like it.

So if I were to make another small goal list for the Virgo full moon, those goals would include the following:

            Networking more on linkedin (add value to current connections, and then also strategically expand my network as well).

            Getting together with local friends more often (either for lunch, coffee, or maybe walking around Boomer Lake).

            Reaching out to friends that I haven’t talked to in awhile and catch up either through email or instant messaging.

            Then also continue working on my transition plan and also trying to develop a balance between “free time” and everything else that I need to be doing.

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Leo Full Moon Goals: A Review of January’s full moon

So we’re well into the year—tomorrow marks the second full moon (and depending on whom you listen to, it will either be back through the Leo constellation or entering the Virgo constellation). I’m going to go with the assumption that the moon is transitioning through each constellation during both the new moon and the full moon periods. That means that tomorrow, the moon should be entering the Virgo constellation.

So that means, that it is time to look back at the goals that were set for the Leo full moon period last month, and determine how I did with each goal.

So my goals for the last full moon were:

  1. Continue to try to workout daily
  2. Continue working on my transition plan. I more or less have part of my why down (why I’m in science and research in general)—I just need to work on why I want to leave academia for industry, figure out the companies, interact more on linkedin and so forth.
  3. Start working on some craft again (whether it’s photography, knitting, starting to make jewelry, or just coloring in a coloring book).
  4. Mediate nightly, and remember that if I keep putting one foot in front of the other, change will come—but I have to work towards the change and not wait for it to come to me.

So how did I do with each one?

In terms of working out daily, I have more or less managed this with the one or two rest days on the weekends. I haven’t totally gotten to where I do a different workout each day (I have realized that if I haven’t hit my step goal for the day, I’m going to put on a workout program that will allow me to almost hit the goal by the end of the workout (or surpass it)), and then I know that by bedtime I should have my steps in. I am going to try to start varying the workouts again (especially to get in more strength training), as I continue to try to be a little better than yesterday in terms of fitness.

In terms of my transition plan, I’ve realized that I have been letting indecision and fear of failure keep me spinning in circles. I have an idea of at least one biotech hub (mainly Boston) that I wouldn’t mind moving back to. I’m also thinking of possibly St. Louis or Indianapolis for the Midwest area, and then also possibly Washington DC. I know there are hubs on the west coast—but they’re about double the price of being in Boston or Washington DC—so I think I may stick east of the Rocky Mountains.

In terms of crafting, this is something that I’ve fallen behind on. I’ve been trying to do my daily photography challenge, but with cold weather and it barely getting light by the time I leave to catch the bus this has been difficult (since I decided that I shouldn’t just be posting pictures of the animals or tarot cards all the time [though yes I know that is basically my instagram posts right now]). I may try to continue working on my afghan as I would like to have that finished before I possibly move in the summer/fall/winter.

I have been trying to mediate nightly, though at times it may just be laying on the acupuncture mat for 3-5 minutes trying to clear my mind and relieve the tension in my back and shoulders before going to bed. There may gave only been one night this past month that I didn’t mediate, and that was due to be extremely sore my workout and I wasn’t sure if I could a) get down to the floor, and if I could get down b) I wasn’t sure I could get off the floor.

So out of the four goals, the only one that I really didn’t make a lot of progress on was the crafting goal. This will probably always be on the list (either on a full/new moon list or working it’s way back into a weekly habit tracker list), that way I can have a daily reminder that there should be a balance between life and work, and relaxing is actually something that is good for me.

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Leo Full Moon Goals

So we are well into January and 2019. Today (or tomorrow depending on where one lives) makes the first full moon of the year, and a lunar eclipse as well. The lunar eclipse will be visible possibly from where I live (depending on the clouds), but since I’m not really a night owl I don’t know if I’m going to be awake to see it or not. Aside from that little tidbit, the moon has also moved into the Leo constellation, so what does that mean for us?

There are several things that one can do during this time, and that includes partaking in some self-reflection. One of the books that I love that has good questions is: “Moonology: working with the magic of the lunar cycles” by Yasmin Boland. This book is where I grab the questions that I reflect back on during the evening of the full moon (or the day before or after, depending on my schedule).

Top questions one can ask themselves during this time (taken from “Moonology: working with the magic of the lunar cycles” by Yasmin Boland) include:

            Have I been too self-centered, egotistical or proud?

            Have I been treating the people around me like minions?

            Have I been arrogant, vain, pushy or pompous?

            Have I been expressing myself creatively enough?

            Have I shown myself enough self-love?

So if I were to number the questions 1-5, I think that my answers would be as follow:

  1. I don’t think that I’ve been self-centered, egotistical or proud lately. There is nothing like realizing that you’ve only made baby steps (but progress none the less) on certain goals that you set out for yourself the year before. I’m someone who is happier sitting in the background and observing people than being at the forefront (though I know I will need to get use to that if I want to slightly climb the ladder in industry).
  2. Nope, as much as I’d like to have my own minions—cats don’t take orders very well. It’s easier to do stuff at work on my own (I ask for help if I know I’m going to be out—either sick or taking time off), and everyone at home would love to minions around to do the cleaning I think. But—nope, no treating other humans like minions.
  3. This can also go back to #1. I have more tendency to downplay my accomplishments then to play them up (which I’ve realized is problematic when trying to write a resume, and you can only think of one or two highlights about a position that you’ve held for over a year). Also it’s much easier to ask for forgiveness than permission at times when doing something.
  4. This is something that I don’t spend enough time doing. I realize that I miss my morning walks at Boomer Lake (it has been either really cold or rainy or some other form of winter weather in the morning), and need to get out and do my morning photography shots again. Also I need to spend some time working on my afghan—I’m hoping to have it finished this year. In addition I want to start making my own jewelry as well this year. Both as something fun to keep me occupied, but also as a potential source of income as well.
  5. This is one area that I will probably always be fifty-fifty on (and only if I listen to the more negative voices in my head). I realize that with fitness it will take quite a bit of time for me to lose the weight that I keep gaining back (had been doing good for awhile, then October hit, depression sank in for a while and now I’m slowly trying to climb back out the hole). I just have to be kind to myself and realize that it’s okay not to hit goals set every day (like not hitting the step goal today), but as long as I don’t keep doing that day in and day out, things will start to get better. All it takes is a small step in front the other to start the journey.

When the moon enters the Leo constellation it is also entering my 10th house or my career zone. This is the time when one can reflect back on how things are going with your career and where you want to go next with it. It is also the period to try to figure out how to have a work/life balance (something that a lot of people now a days are lacking—and at times I’m one of them).

If I were to reflect back on my career—it definitely hasn’t gone in the direction that I thought it would. After getting my PhD, and still being on the fence about staying in academia, I did two postdoc positions, but then instead of taking enough time to really figure out what I wanted to do, I have taken two staff positions within my alma mater.

I have realized over the past year or so that I need to figure out what I want instead of just floating through a series of different jobs and trying to hold out until Friday and the weekend. One thing that I have realized is that I want to get back into research and that I’ve actually started to miss it a little. So, now I just need to decide (or pick a couple of companies in both) if I’m going to stay in biomedical research or switch to say agricultural or maybe go cosmetics. I realize that there are different paths for everyone and that I need to start re-forging mine to get back on the path that I should be on.

So what are my goals then for the Leo full moon period?

  1. Continue to try to workout daily
  2. Continue working on my transition plan. I more or less have part of my why down (why I’m in science and research in general)—I just need to work on why I want to leave academia for industry, figure out the companies, interact more on linkedin and so forth.
  3. Start working on some craft again (whether it’s photography, knitting, starting to make jewelry, or just coloring in a coloring book).
  4. Mediate nightly, and remember that if I keep putting one foot in front of the other, change will come—but I have to work towards the change and not wait for it to come to me.

Change is necessary for growth, and can be scary–one just needs to take it a day at a time, and remember that there will be days that one slides backwards, but they just need to stand back up and continue forging ahead.

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Review of Cancer Full Moon Goals

Well January is off and running. Today and tomorrow (depending on where you are in the world) marks the first full moon of the year—and a lunar eclipse as well. Now the lunar eclipse is suppose to be visible from North America, which is great—but when the temps are dipping down into the teens around the time the eclipse is suppose to take effect—I’m probably going to sleep this one through and wait another four years for the next one. Now I know that’s not the way one really should be doing things—but I haven’t played with my camera on a tripod (which I would need to use in the dark)—so until I have better practice with it—I’ll just like everyone else’s pictures.

So looking back at the full moon from last month (which was right around the time of the winter solstice), I had made a small set of goals for the ringing in the New Year. Tonight is the time to look back at them and reflect on how I did with each one.

So my goals for the this full moon period will include:

  1. Do both a nightly tarot card reading and meditate nightly (even if it’s only two or three minutes).
  2. Update various goal posts (101 goals in 1001 days; Level 10 life)
  3. Start planning out my transition plan for the spring
  4. Read at least one more personal/professional development book
  5. Get through at least one more mini personal/professional development courses
  6. Renew at least two professional memberships

How did I do with each one?

1—In terms of doing a nightly tarot card reading, I think there may have only been one or two nights during the holiday break that I didn’t do one. I’ve been pretty good this month in doing a tarot/oracle reading. In fact I’m planning on posting at least one update on the blog on my tarot card readings (since this month I’ve switched and am using the Oracle of the Unicorn deck instead of the Enchanted Spell Oracle deck). I have been doing a nightly mediation session (which right now mainly consists of lying on my acupuncture mat and quieting my thoughts).

2—I did update both my Level 10 life goal and the 101 goals in 1001 days post at the beginning of the month. I actually should look back at both and see how I’m doing in terms of meeting the different areas of life.

3—I have been slowly working on my transition plan. I need to get a little better at actually planning things out, but I’ve made a little momentum forward in terms of figuring out my why, and starting to figure out the most logical ways for networking.

4—I’ve actually managed to finish a couple of books so far this month:

            Move Your Æ Ash: Know, Grow, & Show Your Career Value by Paul Carney

Anti Goals: Find Success by Knowing what to avoid by Kevin Wagonfoot

Power Up Your Self Talk: 6 Simple Habits to Stop Beating Yourself Up and Reclaim Your Life by Michal Stawicki

Anti-Debt: A guide to personal finance, getting out debt and building a money plan for our life by Kevin Wagonfoot

5—I’ve made it through one of the “courses” that I bought on Udemy in terms of trying to figure out the best strategy for job searching. There was one useful thing that I got out of the course that I am going to start trying to implement in my job search (mainly in terms of trying to figure out “stories” to have on the interviews to show case having the skills that they want).

6—This was one that I haven’t gotten around to doing yet. One reason is that with the government shutdown—I’m leery of travel, mainly because I don’t want to add to the headache of the people who have to work without being paid. Also with it being the beginning of the year—I’m trying to pay down the credit cards and not really add a huge amount to them, and lets face it professional membership prices aren’t cheap.

I’m proud that I’ve managed to meet most of the goals that I made during the winter solstice last month. I know that I’m not perfect, and going forward I need to be asking myself: How is this helping me—is it mentally, physically, spiritually, or financially helping or could it be more of a hindrance. 2019 needs to be the year of change, and growth—which means slowly stepping outside of my comfort zone to become the person that I know I can become.

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Review of Full Moon Goals

The moon has now entered its last “full” phase for the year today. I’ve decided that it would be a good time to reflect back on the all the different full moon goals that I’d tried to fulfill throughout 2018. I missed the full moon last month—so I managed to do eleven out of the twelve full moons this year (this means that I only missed one & I only missed one new moon—so I managed to get 91% at least written out and pledged—I might not have hit every goal, but I at least managed to think of goals at least once a month all year).

Similar to the new moon goals, the full moon goals varied a little month to month (again depending on what constellation and what house the moon was traveling through). The goals can be divided up into the following categories:

Personal, Professional, Finances, Spiritual, and Other.

Personal Goals:

            Getting my nutrition and fitness back on track

            Staying away from sweets (namely candy and cookies)

            Trying to find happiness daily

            Realize that it is okay to occasionally slip in the fitness/nutrition journey

            Start trying to read more of the books on the personal/professional development list (and possibly add more to it as well)

Professional Goals:

            Figuring out what type of positions I want to go after in industry.

            Deciding on whether or not I want to stay within research or step away and try something else.

            More networking (adding value to connections)

            Renew professional memberships

            Work on the transition plan

Financial Goals:

            Setting up a monthly budget

            Keeping track of credit card purchases

Spiritual Goals:

            Meditate nightly

            Nightly tarot card reading (and posting [at least every other] night on instagram)

Other Goals:

            Meeting up with friends for either lunch or walking around Boomer Lake.

            Reorganize the storage unit

            Not checking work email on the weekends or holidays

            Working on crafts (photography challenge or starting to make my own jewelry).

            Weekly postings to the blog

While the lists aren’t that long—the goals were repeated frequently over the past year. I won’t say that I was perfect with the goals (because I wasn’t)—but I was at least consistent in what I was trying to accomplish that I keep having it on the list (in some variation, depending on what house the moon is passing through).

The goals for the coming year are probably going to be almost identical, especially since I want 2019 to be both the year that I transition into an industry position, and the year that I get my nutrition and fitness under control and I can start checking off some other goals as well.

The planning for 2019 is actually going to be starting this week—I’m also going to break the goals down to easier tasks (like can I start five conversations on linkedin—even it it’s just a belated thank you to an connection; or can I spend 30 minutes learning (and taking notes) on programing or learning a foreign language).

2019 is going to be the year of change, new adventures, and new stories. Work has to be done, but with planning and also the acceptance that I’m human and will make mistakes and slide backwards—but as long as I continue to forage ahead—I can reach the goal of transitioning into an industry position in 2019.

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Goals for the Cancer Full Moon

Well there is basically just a week and a half left in the year—yesterday was the winter solstice, and today is the last full moon of the year. I realized that I totally forgot to do my full moon goals last month, so there aren’t any reflections this year.

So the full moon today is within the Cancer constellation. Looking within “Moonology: working with the magic of lunar cycles” by Yasmin Boland, there are several questions that one can ask themselves during this time:

Have I been insecure, clingy, and no fun this month?

Have I been coming at what I want sideways instead of tackling it head-on?

Have I been sulky, moody, brooding, or manipulative?

Have I been secretive and possibly even a tad paranoid?

Have I had enough family time, or time with people who feel like family?

Well, if I numbered the questions 1-5, I think that my answers would be as follow:

  • Depending on what aspect of life one is talking about, I would have to say that I have been a little down (no fun) in terms of the fact that I haven’t gotten into the holiday spirit this year. I basically couldn’t think of anything that I wanted for Christmas (I basically gave an idea of a sweater or just cash), and trying to think of things for others as well. In terms of being insecure—I will admit that I do feel a little insecure in terms of my job transition/search. I haven’t been clingy at all at this time.
  • Yes, I have been coming at what I want sideways instead of tackling it head-on (job search/transition into industry).
  • I have been moody for the last two months (but losing two dogs within four days is a acceptable answer).
  • I don’t think that I’ve been secretive or paranoid.
  • I do have enough family time, though I do need to try to get together with friends more often that what I’ve been doing.

In addition to the above questions, the full moon in Cancer is also entering my ninth house (based on my rising sign). The ninth house is your “Big Picture” zone. Basically this is the time deal with things in terms of personal growth, professional growth, travel, religion and philosophy, and so forth.

This is the time (especially since the moon is following the winter solstice) to reflect back on the year and to plan for the future (surprise, it’s also about a week and a half before the new year).

So I think that my goals for the this full moon period will include:

  1. Do both a nightly tarot card reading and meditate nightly (even if it’s only two or three minutes).
  2. Update various goal posts (101 goals in 1001 days; Level 10 life)
  3. Start planning out my transition plan for the spring
  4. Read at least one more personal/professional development book
  5. Get through at least one more mini personal/professional development courses
  6. Renew at least two professional memberships

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Scorpio New Moon Goals

So this is a day late, as the “new moon” as yesterday in the morning hours.  I’m going to try to get back in the habit of posting hopefully at least once a week (a photography review of my instagram posts), but hopefully more often than that. All I can say is that this fall has been a struggle in numerous ways, but I’m finding my way back.

So the moon has entered into the Scorpio constellation yesterday, and is also in it’s “new moon” phase. This means that there are only two full moon phases and one more new moon phase left for the year before we enter 2019.

What are some of the things that one can do during the time of the Scorpio new moon?

Get Sexy.

Invest wisely.

Make Inner Peace.

Breathe.

Drop grudges.

 

So the new moon in Scorpio is also passing through my 1st house (as I’ve been doing these predictions off my rising sign which is Scorpio; my star/birth sign is actually Virgo). The first house is our image zone (so the moon passes through it twice a year—and actually passes through each house twice a year). This is a period to work towards a new beginning, better self-image and self-direction.

 

This is something I’ve been working on all year (not just when the moon goes through my 1st house), and I’m going to use the coming two weeks to try to really focus and plan out the things I want to try to accomplish over the next few months.

 

So some of the things that you can do during this time include (according to “Moonology: working with the magic of the lunar cycles” by Yasmin Boland):

 

Surprise friends with the “new you”.

Throw out all your old makeup and start again.

Meet someone new (or plan the next stage with your significant other)

Move somewhere new

Splurge on something in a vibrant color

Have a facial

Get your sight checked

So if I looked at the above list, some of the items could be doable, others not at this time, and yet others I don’t do at all. For example—I don’t wear makeup (I work in a lab all day, and I’ve never felt the need to put on makeup. Plus I probably would forget to either wash my face, or I’d rub my eyes [as I do when my allergies are acting up] and smear mascara all over my face—no thank you). Also I’ve already had my vision checked this year, so I’m good on that point for a few more months.

So my goals for this Scorpio period are:

  • Get back into a meditation routine at night. This goes with the Scorpio mood of making inner peace & breathing.
  • Work on my transition plan—try to figure out both my “why” (or purpose) and my professional lifestyle that I want to live.
  • Continue with the second round of LIIFT4; and then finally
  • Work on ideas for more blog posts (and pages) for the website.
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Taurus Full Moon Goals

             Taurus Full Moon Goals

 

Well next week is Halloween, Day of the Dead, and the fact that there are only two months left in the year. I won’t be sorry to see the end of this month (though Halloween has always been a favorite holiday). The moon has transitioned into Taurus today, and also has entered it “full” stage as well.

 

So looking at “Moonology: working with the magic of lunar cycles” by Yasmin Boland there are some questions that one can ask themselves during this time:

 

Have I been lazy or overly self-indulgent this month?

 

Have I been too obsessed with money or status symbols?

 

Have I been stubborn, jealous, or possessive?

 

Have I been doing too much comfort eating?

 

Have I done enough exercise?

 

 

So if I number the questions again 1-5, my answers would be as following:

 

  • I don’t think that I have been too overly self-indulgent or lazy this past month. I’ve been trying to ensure that I meet steps (hopefully at least 10K a day—though I know that there are quite a few days this month that I haven’t hit 10K).
  • No I haven’t been obsessed with money or status symbols. I’m trying to make sure that my credit debt is in the controllable range. I know that it has gone up this month, due to my trip out to Boston, and then the unexpected vet bill for Chewi.
  • No I haven’t been stubborn, jealous, or possessive.
  • Yes, I probably have been doing a little too much comfort eating this month. This has been a hard month since we lost two dogs within four days of each other. This has led me to eating more sweets, and also buying lunch occasionally on campus (when I had been doing good in terms of limiting spending on campus).
  • No, I have fallen down a little on my workout routine this month (again in part to losing two dogs within four days of each other and then traveling out to Boston). I know that I can go to either the gym in the hotel or just pull up a workout on the computer (yoga or pilates; something that doesn’t require bouncing). So once I’m back home, it will be time to start working out and sticking with a schedule.

So the moon is also passing through my 7th house, or the “love zone”. This can also be considered another relationship zone (especially if you aren’t in a romantic relationship). This is the time, when we try to focus on other people a little more—making sure that we are actually adding value and helping the other people in our lives.

So my goals for this full moon period are:

  • Start back up on a workout program (probably start an second round of LIIFT4 once I get home from my mini-trip); though while I’m out in Boston—walking (which I will be doing a lot of tomorrow).
  • Continue working on my transition plan—really try to figure out the what the hell I want to do with my life, so I can focus on finding the title and company that I would be a match with (I’ve signed up for another career counseling course last night).
  • Really try to get back into nightly meditations.
  • Get back to trying to post at least every other day on the blog.
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