Category: Full Moon Goals

Scorpio Full Moon Goals: The First House

So the month of April is winding down, and the moon has moved through various constellations over the last two weeks (the last new moon was in Aries), and now it is entering the constellation Scorpio. So with sticking with the theme of going with my rising sign (and not my star/sun sign)—this full moon has entered my 1st house, or my image zone.

So what this means, is that over the next two week I should also be focusing on myself and what I need. This is a time, where if I need help I shouldn’t be afraid to ask for it; also I shouldn’t be afraid to say no either—if I’m super busy I can calmly tell people that sorry, can’t help today maybe some other time. I also need to focus on my health and fitness—this may be the time where I order some new workout clothes, or go and get a haircut (just doing something for me for no other reason than its for me).

So some goals for this particular period are:

 

To find happiness daily (it could be seeing a wild animal on the walk to the bus stop, flowers opening, clouds in the sky). Also practice happiness—try not to complain about things that I can’t change.

To continue working on getting my health and fitness routine back on track, but also forgive myself for the times that I slip.

To finalize my choices for the type of industry positions that I want to be possibly trying to transition into by the fall.

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Libra Full Moon Goals: Update

So the full moon has traveled through Libra constellation. During this time, it was on my 12th house (or the secret zone). I had told myself that I was going to reflect on both why I want to transition from academia into industry, and why I’ve allowed my health and fitness routines to fall by the wayside and me falling back onto bad habits.

 

So why do I want to move from academia to industry? One reason is that there are more jobs in industry that pay a lot better than jobs within academia. Yes there is still the pressure to get results, but within industry bad results are even viewed as positive (in that you may have saved the company thousands of dollars by proving that the assay won’t work). There is also a better chance of the results of your research having a direct impact on society (instead of possibly ten or twenty years down the road in academia, if you can still get enough funding year after year for your project). And finally you’re valued as a member of a team, and not just as another pair of hands that can do something to make the principle investigator look good.

I’m tired of having to job hop due to academic funding running out (both post-doc positions ended because of funding running out, and it’s quite possible that both of the staff positions I’ve had are also going to end due to funding issues as well [though it is a little hard to tell with my current one right now; as I still have six months left on the contract]. Basically I want a stable job that gives a good salary, one where I’m constantly learning, engaged, and excited about showing up to work.

 

So why have I let my health and fitness slide backwards? I had been doing so good when I first started off with T25 a couple of years ago—I managed to lose quite a bit of weight with that program and then followed it up with CLX & 21DF. I think the starting sliding point was both being unemployed for a couple of months after my second post-doc position ended, coupled with my bike accident where I bruised the hell out of my left leg, and couldn’t work out for about three months until everything healed. During that time, I was barely watching what I was eating, and then I fell into a spring/summer funk to where I didn’t feel like having my shake in the morning—and things just spiraled from there.

Currently I have managed to lose two pounds during the month of April, bringing the yearly total to just a little over six pounds. It’s a goal to try to drop another four to five pounds during May to get down to (or below) 190. I know that when I get home in the evenings and after feeding the dogs, fish, and outside birds, I need to just do my workout and not sit around and relax and then try to do it (relaxing can come after the workout).

 

So what I’ve managed to unearth about myself, is that I need to (1) stop sitting on my butt and do my workouts in the evenings; (2) stay away from the sweets [fruits are okay; some granola bars are okay—cookies are not]; and (3) I need to focus on the job search [networking, and researching the different sectors/companies that I think I could be a good fit with].

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Libra Full Moon Goals

Well March ended yesterday, and it also brought about the blue moon (or the second full moon of the month). The moon has traveled through the Virgo constellation and has now entered the Libra constellation. Going with my rising sign, this means the moon has now entered my 12th house, or the secret zone.

Basically, this is the time that is best spent on reflecting on oneself. So for example, I should spend the time during the next two weeks to reflect on why I want to transition into industry from academia, also I need to reflect on why I’ve allowed my health and fitness routines to fall by the wayside and why I’ve fallen back into bad habits.

So my goals for period of the Libra full moon (which is about two weeks) is to sit and take a good look at myself (both personally & professionally) and journal on the two main topics: my desire to change my career path, and then my regression on my health and fitness routine.

I know that in order for things to change, I first have to identify the areas that are in need of change, and to do that I need to sit and reflect back on everything in my life up to this point.

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Update on March Virgo Full Moon Goals

So the first full moon in March was traveling through the Virgo constellation, and I decided that I was going to stick with my rising sign, therefore this moon was traveling through my eleventh house (or my friend zone). So I had stated that I was going to start (1) networking more [both adding more value to my current network and work on expanding it as well]; (2) try to get together with local friends for either lunch or walking around Boomer Lake on the weekend at least once; and then (3) reconnect with friends on facebook that I haven’t talked to in awhile to see what is new with them.

Well I managed only a little bit of what I wanted to accomplish this full moon (again I will blame it on having the flu). I did manage to meet up with a friend for lunch this month (though a couple of weeks later than originally planned), I networked a little more (not to the degree that I needed, but it was a start), and also talked to a friend or two via facebook. I’ve realized that I need to push myself a little more on the whole talking to other people outside of work time. While I am more than willing to stay at home all the time, when I’m not at work, that doesn’t do much for social interactions (which is something that I need to work on). Therefore I’m going to continue trying to work on the friend zone (even when the moon has moved into a different house).

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Virgo Full Moon Goals

So today’s full moon is within the Virgo constellation, which depending on the sign I go with (star–Virgo or rising–Scorpio), is either in the first or eleventh house. Since I’ve gone with my rising sign for the past few new and full moons, I’m going to stick with that tradition for this one as well.

So the eleventh house, is your friend zone. This is a time where one works on their relationships, and networks. So in an way, the universe is trying to push me into getting my butt in gear and trying to get that industry position. So with focusing on the friend zone for the next full moon cycle, I’m going to start (1) networking more [both adding more value to my current network and work on expanding it as well]; (2) try to get together with local friends for either lunch or walking around Boomer Lake on the weekend at least once; and then (3) reconnect with friends on facebook that I haven’t talked to in awhile to see what is new with them.

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