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.
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).
So this morning as I was walking to the bus stop, I noticed how the moon was sliding in and out behind some clouds, and giving off a halo effect. So I decided to see how well I could capture it with my phone’s camera. I think I did a pretty decent job capturing it, though the halo looked a lot brighter and larger, but that is how things go at times–you aren’t able to capture all the aspects on film.
Going back to the topic of the full moon from yesterday, I’ve decided that while I want to deal with the issues in both houses (10th and 12th), I wouldn’t get that much accomplished, so I’m going to focus the 10th house for now (which is my career zone). That’s not to say I’m going to ignore self-care, because I’m not. I’m just saying that I’m going to focus on determine how I want to transition into industry, while at the same time making sure that I’m maintaining proper self-care. The 12th house will be coming up again with my rising sign, but the 10th house in terms of my birth sign, is still a ways off–and I don’t want to fall any further behind in obtaining my goals than I already have.
I couldn’t see the moon yesterday to get a picture of it. I managed to get one this morning while I was waiting for the bus. I like how it looked through the trees.
One of the things I’ve been trying to do is work more on my spirituality. I know for a lot of people, that means promising to go to church more, or read more scriptures, or something to that effect. Well–that isn’t me. Not to say that I don’t believe in a higher power (I do), but I just don’t follow any of the three major western faiths. Depending on my mood, I can vary between being an atheist and a wiccan/pagan (also it depends on which could irritate the person talking to me more–if the topic has anything to do with religion).
Lately I’ve been more in an wiccan/pagan type mood. One of the books that I’d read last fall was Moonology by Yasmin Boland. Basically this book talked about the two major phases of the moon (full and new) within each zodiac sign, and also the twelve different houses. I learned that depending on when you were born, and depending on whether you went with your sun sign or your rising sign, they (the new moon and full moon) could be in two totally different houses. Read More