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Time to focus on self care, meditation/mindfulness, & those e-courses: Scorpio New Moon Goals

So the moon is going to be transitioning through it’s new phase last night–I’m a day late in posting this, and it is moving through the Scorpio constellation. We’re halfway through November, and that means there are only about 47 days left in 2020. While I’m almost joyful that the year is ending (and the fact that the 2020 election went the way I wanted)—I’m also slightly wary to see what 2021 is going to be bringing. I mean in terms of the pandemic, the world is currently over 54 million total cases, the US is over 11 million cases and there are over 1.3 million dead from this damn virus. There should hopefully be a vaccine available sometime next year (but when it will be available to the general population—that is a good question).

So as the moon moves through Scorpio, there are several things that one can do during this time (according to “Moonology: working with the magic of lunar cycles” by Yasmin Boland), and they are:

            Get sexy.

            Invest wisely.

            Make inner peace.

            B-r-e-a-t-h-e

            Drop grudges

This moon is also moving through my first house or my image zone (how one presents themselves to the world). While Aries is the start of the zodiac calendar—when the moon (either full or new) passes through your first house, it can also seem as the start of a “new year” (we can have a “new start” twice a year if necessary).

So what are some of the things that one can do during this time?

            Surprise friends with the ‘new you’

            Throw out all your old make-up and start again

            Get married or meet someone new

            Good time to move

            Splurge on something in a vibrant color

            Have a facial

            Get your sight checked

For me, this particular new moon period is guiding me to focus on myself, and remind myself that I’m worth whatever work I put into my future—in other words no one else is going to do the work for me. This is a future that is going to take awhile to create (in part to the pandemic), but also because I realize that there are quite a few issues that I still need to work on, but never the less: a new future is going to be made—and I’m the only one that can make it what I want, if I do nothing—others decide my future.

Looking at the above two lists there are few things that are crossed off (getting sexy, throwing out make-up, getting married or meeting someone new, and currently moving). These are only crossed off because 1) I currently don’t wear makeup; 2) I’m not in a relationship or looking to be in a relationship; and 3) in order to move I have to have an idea of where to move to—and that is up in the air; in addition to a pandemic (so no moving yet).

A few other things are being crossed off this year as well: Getting my sight checked (pandemic is still around, and I don’t want to be going places if I can avoid it); surprise friends with the ‘new me’—the new me is still a work in progress, and gatherings are currently again a no-no.

But if I were to make a short list of goals for the Scorpio New Moon they’d include:

            Meditating and/or B-R-E-A-T-H-E; I had it as a goal last month as well—I’ve realized that the best way to possibly do it is to hook up the iPod to the mini-speaker and try to play some nature music (or make use of the white noise maker). But also realize that if I can only manage a few minutes at a time that is still a win. Possibly also work through a couple of courses on mindfulness as well.

            Start working through one or two of the finance courses that I’ve purchased so that I can possibly start thinking of investing some money at some point in 2021.

            Start the 10 rounds workout program (this this a six week program and should take me to Christmas). Also I need to give the program an honest try–therefore I am committing to the six weeks and doing one round (any additional rounds will depend on what I think of the program at the end).

And as I head into the last few weeks of November and then December, I need to remind myself to keep the following phrases/quotes front and center as well:

“Progress over Perfection”, “You can’t start the next chapter of your life, if you keep reading the last one”, and “Not caring what other people think is the best choice you will ever make”.

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February Full Moon 2020

So tonight is the second full moon of 2020—I totally missed last month’s full moon. I will fully admit that I told myself that I would get it done—I got it started, but never got it finished (and probably this was also due to the fact that I missed the full moon in December 2019 as well. So now, I’m going to recommit to my spirituality journey. I know that I’m never going to be perfect in my path—but it will be my path, and will be uniquely me.

The moon has moved through the Cancer constellation last month, and this month it is transitioning through the Leo constellation. So with going into 2020 (we’re almost a third-or halfway depending on the day, since it’s a leap year and Feb has an extra day), I’m going to recommit to different areas of my life—slowly, but I’m going to start moving out of the fear zone and into the learning zone.

What are some questions to reflect on during the first few days of the full moon?

Have I been too self-centered, egotistical, or proud?

Have I been treating the people around me like minions?

Have I been arrogant, vain, pushy, or pompous?

Have I been expressing myself creatively enough?

Have I shown myself enough self-love?

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

  1. Depending on what one considers being self-centered, egotistical, or proud? In terms of say my fitness and health—no I’m none of the above, I’m actually quite upset/depressed/irritated with myself for letting myself gain all the weight back. In terms of my career—again no, I would say that I’m only “self-centered” in the fact that I thought I knew what I was doing—with only realizing recently that I’ve been stuck in the “fear zone” for the past few years.
  2. No I have not been treating the people around me like minions—mainly because I’m at home, but when I work I treat everyone with respect (even if I’m not getting respect from them).
  3. No, I have not been feeling arrogant, vain, pushy, or pompous lately. Truthfully I have been feeling more pessimistic, down, and barely optimistic about everything.
  4. No I haven’t been expressing myself creatively, I’m going to work on improving this over the next couple of months (photography, knitting, doodling, jewelry making, and cross-stitching).
  5.  Again, no I haven’t been showing myself enough self-love. I’ve realized over the past few weeks that while I do some “self-care”—but I need to show myself more “self-love”—which is to make sure that I’m doing a workout daily, and also having my shakeology daily.

So with being truthful with myself—“self-love” is going to start with doing a workout daily (varying between Barre Blend, LIIFT4, Morning Meltdown 100, Yoga Booty Ballet), have my shakeology daily, and reading at least 1 hour a day of non-fiction, plus listening to podcasts.

Looking at my chart—the Leo full moon is going through my 10th house, which is also my career zone. Now this is a interesting area, since I’m in my reboot break and trying to figure out what it is exactly I want to be doing during the second half of my life.

I’ve been looking at my transition plan and notes, and realized that I need to try to focus on determining the path that will let me focus on my strengths (learner, intellection, input, achiever, deliberative/ideation, curiosity, appreciation of beauty and excellence, fairness, and creativity), while also trying to improve several of my “lower” strengths and also build a life around some values: vitality, synergy, flexibility, adroitness, cognizance, dignity, openness, creativity, evolution, relationships, intuition, and empathy.

So what are my goals for the Leo Full Moon?

  1. Getting back into a workout routine
  2. Working on my transition plan for moving into industry from academia
  3. Spend time working on crafts (knitting, photography, and doodling)
  4. Meditate, tarot/oracle readings—getting back on track with my spirituality.

And of course remembering: “Progress over Perfection”

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