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Planning the next personal and professional development adventures

So the moon should be entering the Capricorn constellation tonight or tomorrow night (depending on where you are in the world), and it will mark the sixth full moon for the year. There are now only six days left in June, and 190 days left in 2021. The summer Olympics start sometime next month (since they had to be postponed from last year), and as much as I like watching them–I’ll porbbaly just catch the highlights on replay (or watch them on the computer).

I’m slowly figuring things out-in terms of what I possibly want to do professionally, but one of the things that I really need to work on (creating and using an editorial calendar) still seems to elude me–may July will be better.

So looking to the book ‘Moonology: working with the magic of lunar cycles’ by Yasmin Boland, what are the questions that can be asked during this time?

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?

Have I 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 1-5, my answers would be as followed:

  1. No, I haven’t been ambitious to the point of ruthlessness. While I’m slowly figuring things out, I also realize that there is enough ‘success’ to go around for everyone. One of the big things I’m trying to do is limit my time around toxic people (and I consider highly ambitious leaning towards ruthless people as toxic people and people to avoid).
  2. Prior to the last year and a half, I would say yes I had been obsessed with work to the detriment of my personal life. Currently, that isn’t a problem since I’m still slightly uncertain about the path I would like to take for my career. Also, I am working on striking harmony in terms of different areas of life–not balance, but just the understanding that at times some things will be a little more focus and while that is okay I need to pay attention to make sure it won’t be going overboard.
  3. Nope, I haven’t been hardheaded, hard nosed, or too hard on others. Mainly because I’m still self isolating for the most part (yes, I have gotten my vaccine but I really don’t trust other people much these days).
  4. In what context? Truthfully, there haven’t been that many decisions to make that would have been a head versus heart type of decision.
  5. No, I haven’t been planning my life enough. While I’m slowly making my way up the ‘staircase’ from the pits of ‘burnout’, I ralize that I do need to try to set some goals–they can be fluid in their ‘timeline’ for completion, but they do need to be written down, and then steps thought of in order to achieve them.

In addition, the Capricorn full moon is traveling through my third house–or my communication zone. This zone deals with verbal communications with people that you would see on a day-to-day basis (more or less): friends, co-workers, and possibly family; but also written communications (including with yourself) such as to-do lists, emails and so forth, in addition to self-expression. While it is a time for communications–the communications are best done when people are in a ‘good’ mood–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 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 unfollowing the particular person).

I’m finding my to-do lists easier to keep up with (especially if I write them up the night before) and I am working on trying to develop an editorial calendar that will work for me.

Therefore what are my goals for the Capricorn full moon period?

Continuing with resistance training (I’m following the schedule for LIIFT4 more or less, but just listening to music as I lift weights instead of trying to stream the program)

Creating a new long-term goal list; since I have a couple of ideas for what I would like to do career wise–I just need to write them down and figure out the ‘timeline’ for different aspects of each of them. The goal would be to have an rough outline for the major goals in different areas: health/fitness, finances, career, personal/professional development, spirituality, hobbies, and living space.

Continue with my personal/professional development journey by completing the following:

Writing my semi-technical document: ‘Troubleshooting Tips for Molecular Cloning’

Reading the following books: ‘Why You’re Stuck’ By Derek Doepker; ‘More of Less’ by Josh Becker; and ‘Master Your Core’ by Dr. Bohdanna Zazulak

Starting (and possibly finishing) at least one copywriting course.

Progress is being made by holding tight to the quote: ‘Progress not Perfection’

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Sagittarius Full Moon Goals

So the moon has transitioned into its full moon phase and is in the Sagittarius constellation. In addition, parts of the world were able to also see a lunar eclipse today as well (this one wasn’t visible from the United States). While the energy of the Sagittarius moon is suppose to be fun energy—I’m thinking that the energy of this particular Sagittarius moon is going to be more deep, reflective, and hopefully somewhat transformative for everyone.

Every month, I turn to “Moonology: working with the magic of lunar cycles” by Yasmin Boland to get questions to reflect on for a day or two that deal with the moon in each zodiac constellation. The questions for the Sagittarius full moon are:

Have I been too flippant, or carefree to the point of being careless, irresponsible, even?

Have I been letting myself down by allowing myself get distracted and bored?

Have I been overconfident to the point of arrogance, or too preachy?

Have I been a commitment-phobe, to my own detriment?

Have I been seeing the bigger picture?

If I were to number the above questions 1-5, my answers would be as follows:

  1. The answer depends on what aspect of life we’re talking about. I will admit to buying way too many e-books last month, one of the many reasons why I’m doing a minimal spending month challenge this month. In terms of other things—I think I’m probably veering towards being to overly cautious, especially since we’re still in the middle of a damn pandemic.
  2. I will have to answer with a yes—I have been letting myself down by getting both distracted and feeling bored at times. I know that I have numerous things to keep me busy during the day that I shouldn’t feel bored—but at times, I start feeling overwhelmed and I will distract myself by re-reading a book, and then I lose track of time.
  3. Nope, I have not been overconfident to the point of arrogance or being too preachy.
  4. This answer again depends on what aspect of life we’re talking about. Am I being a commitment-phobe to myself (i.e. not doing my workouts, eating well, and so forth)? Or a commitment-phobe to someone else? If we’re talking to about the first (myself)—then yes, I have been a commitment-phobe to my own detriment. I’m working on getting better at it though. If we’re talking about being a commitment-phobe to someone else—nope (can’t be a commitment phobe if you’re not in a relationship, and I’m currently not in a relationship).
  5. Which bigger picture are we talking? Trying to figure out my life in say five to twenty years? The current societal picture? The global picture? Right now I’m actually being way to much of a pessimistic and wondering if society is actually going to survive the next few years, to worry about what my life is going to be like in say five to twenty years (and yes, I know that this is something that I need to work on).

In addition to the fact that the moon has entered into Sagittarius, at least for me it has moved into my second house (or the cash, property, and values zone). This full moon brings about feelings of one’s financial security and stability, and self worth.

It means that we’re suppose to find a balance between various aspects of life—are we tired of working for others and wanting to strike out on our own—now would be the time to start planning it, have we been neglecting ourselves and focusing on others??

This zone is popping up at a time when I have the time to do some serious self-reflection. I am trying to lower the bills (i.e. not buy as much and pay off what I am charging), and also thinking of other ways to be earning cash (filling out surveys, selling DVDs back to stores, and other little odds and ends)—though I have also been thinking of possibly trying to start up a freelance business (either writing, photography, or data analysis) as I’m still not certain what the “new normal” will be after we get through this first pandemic wave of SARS-CoV2.

So this is the time to again (or still be) self-reflective, and think about what it is that I want to be doing with my life (job, location, and all those other little details), but at the same time thinking how I can be of help to a changing world—the world won’t heal itself, and unless we start addressing all of the issues, the world won’t be around long to support us.

So the small goal list that I have for the Sagittarius full moon includes:

            Continue to have no-spend days (and stretch those into no-spend weeks and then months). Having to pay off bills, or having standing monthly deliveries, and preorders won’t count against the no-spend challenge. If I do buy something, it will have to meet one of the following criteria:

                        It is for personal/professional development (book or e-course)

            I managed to meet a goal, and I bought (book, CD, movie, hidden objects game) as a reward

            It was something that is needed (say face mask) and it will support a non-profit organization

            Continue trying to develop a schedule for the day/week and an all-encompassing editorial calendar (personal/professional development, fitness/health/mental health/crafts, and various other things)

            Continue working through various e-courses and trying to figure out what it is exactly I want to do with my life.

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