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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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Photography Challenge: Day 1

So I’m going to be trying to restart my photography challenge–that means taking a picture everyday for at least the next 365 days (I’m aiming at trying to complete a one year challenge to begin with). The subject of the photos will vary either daily or hopefully weekly. Also depending on my schedule I may end up doing a weekly review if I run out of time in the evenings trying to post them on the different social media pages (or they may even vary on the different platforms).

One of the photography subjects is going to be tarot/oracle cards. Currently I have six different decks (not counting the three or four that I have in my storage unit). I’m thinking that I’m going to do daily (or every other day) readings for a month from each set–though around the full moon, I might do the readings from a particular deck (even if it isn’t that decks “month”). I’m also going to be doing two readings at the end of this month with two different decks.

The first deck that I’m using is the Enchanted Spell Oracle Deck. Tonight I decided to do a crescent moon reading to get an idea of things to come both this month and in the coming year. The cards that I pulled for the reading are telling me that I need to figure out creative ways of generating abundance–though I need to figure out what I consider abundance first, I also need to guard against draining energies of other people, and to have patience and to know that change is coming.

I’m glad that when I’ve been doing readings over the last few months (though not as often lately as I should have been doing) and that no matter what deck I’ve been using–rebirth and change have been a common theme. This means that changing directions in my career is the correct decision–now I just need to figure out what that directional change is going to be.

I open myself up for guidance from the universe and it’s teachers (be they unicorns, dragons, or other mystical creatures). 2019 will be the year of change, and new adventures and dreams.

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Overview of Tarot & Oracle Card Readings

I’ve been getting back into trying to do a daily evening reading using one of my current oracle or tarot card decks. I know that some people like to do it in the morning—but I barely give myself enough time to get ready and out the door in the morning, and I don’t really want to rush doing a reading.

I cycle between the different decks (as you know if you also follow me on instagram) though I might use the same deck for two or three days before going to a different one.

I’ve been trying to be more honest and true to myself, and therefore have been doing these readings—this is my form of “praying”—to where I’m asking the universe what are my options going forward. I know that these cards are just “suggestions” and ones that I can chose to ignore (though that means staying stagnant) or listening to and growing.

So I’ve decided that I’d share some of the readings that I’ve done over the past week or so.

When I did a reading using the #wildunknowntarot deck, I drew cards that corresponded to change, positive energy, and contentment being on the horizon. Basically stating that forward is the direction to go, no matter how scary that unknown journey is going to be–I need to find the joy and excitement in the journey.

Reading from The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck

 

I’d done a similar reading using the #wildwoodtarot deck, to where I was pointed to walking through a gateway onto a new path, goals will be reached (through commitment and focus), and continuation of my path back to my spiritual truth.

Reading from The Wild Wood Tarot Deck

 

Earlier in the month I did a #mooncyclespread using the #flowersofthenightoracle deck on the night of the #virgonewmoon. I know that I need to listen to my inner voice and feel more self confident in the planning of my job transition. One door will soon be closed, and then I just need to look for the one that will be opening. I’ve decided it’s time to start moving on and exploring other scientific job opportunities outside of academia.

Reading from the Flowers of the Night Oracle Deck

 

When I used the #enchantedspelloracle deck–I saw that I needed to really think of switching directions, as being at the bench is basically behind me–though it could also mean that academic research is behind me, and I can still do bench work in industry. But I do need to figure out which direction I should be turning to figure out what is ahead of me.

Reading from The Enchanted Spell Oracle Deck

 

And finally, when I drew a card from the #chakrawisdomoracle deck–I drew a card for the #browchakra. Which was fitting as I’m slowly stepping into the unknown as I work on my career transition from academia to industry.

Card drawn from the Charka Wisdom Oracle Deck

 

So in conclusion—I’m not crazy for wanting change–staying in the same place where you don’t grow is crazy. This is something I’ve been guilty of doing over the years because I always feared the change more than the stagnant position. But as I am looking at my birthday coming up in a few days, I’ve realized that I need to start embracing change and stepping outside of my comfort zone every now and then. By doing so I can slowly start achieving things that I’ve been too scared to try to do before hand.

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