So the moon is transitioning into its second full moon phase of 2023 tomorrow—moving into Leo, and that means before looking ahead to the Leo full moon and hopefully setting a set of reasonable goals—it’s time to look back at the goals I set for the Cancer full moon and see how I did with them.
What were the goals that I set for the Leo full moon? They included:
- Continuing with my nightly meditations and oracle card drawings, and trying to work in at least one morning meditation sesssion
- Draft a three-to-five year plan (with breakdowns-yearly/quarterly/monthly/biweekly/daily)
- Finish at least one more non-fiction book
- Start working through (or watch) at least part of another personal/professional development e-course
So how did I do with each of them?
In terms of meditation:
I’ve been fairly consistent with meditating at least a few minutes every night—and usually would finish listening to the meditation while doing an oracle card drawing.
I haven’t been that good at trying to do morning meditation sessions—something to work on this year—cause I need all the little moments of zen I can grab.
In terms of non-fiction reading this year:
I’ve finished ‘Creativity: A Short & Cheerful Guide’ by John Cleese, and am probably about halfway through ‘Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman’ by Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson.
It’s been one of those years so far (and we’re only on February 3rd) where I’m falling back on favorite series to read or playing mindless games on the kindle (somewhat bad habits for avoiding various tasks that I need to be doing).
In terms of personal/professional e-courses:
I did watch a couple of short courses on skillshare during the full moon period and they were:
The Art of Planning, Master Time Management, and Increase Productivity
Planning a life you love: Creating, organizing, and utilizing a agenda
I just need to actually start utilizing information from both short courses—and that ties in with the next goal:
Drafting a three-to-five year plan:
Well—right now my main goal is to get through each day without having a breakdown. I haven’t been nearly as productive as I need to be…I avoid being on the computer most of the day for the past week or so—enjoying the digital detox—but at the same time feeling a little ‘guilty’ that I wasn’t doing any work.
So—this goal wasn’t accomplished, and will be worked into future new/full moon goals. In addition—I really need to try to figure out where I would like to settle within a few years (I’m willing to do possibly one more big move)—cause, I’m getting tired of being in this particular state.
So there it is: sixty percent of the Leo full moon goals accomplished: nightly meditation & oracle card drawings; working through an e-course, and continuing to read a non-fiction book.
Fleshing out long-term goals has always fallen slightly short of being completed—mainly because I either throw everything down on to paper for every category of life—or I’m not realistic in the time frame for accomplishing said goal. Something to work on this year.
But progress is being made–especially when I can acknowledge where some of my time ‘wasters’ are….
Therefore I know that I need to remove the games from the phone and kindle..find a good time management app to download onto the computer (to help keep me off social media)–and also to be totally realistic in the timeframes that I initially come up with for the three-to-five year plan. Some goals may be accomplished quicker than others…and there may be some major setbacks as well…just have to remember to breath in and breath out.
How did the Leo full moon treat you?