So the moon will be heading into it’s latest full moon phase today—Halloween. This should be a very interesting few days—it’s a full moon, Halloween, plus (at least in the US), we have to set our clocks back an hour before heading to bed—then the US presidential elections are a few days later.
This weekend besides the full moon and Halloween—I will also be spending time outside dealing with all the broken branches from the ice storm that we had this week (our poor maple tree is now about half the height it was last week). We will have a nice amount of wood to stack and use next year (since it does take about six months or so for the ‘green’ wood to age).
In terms of some self-reflection during this time, there are some questions one can ask themselves (taken from “Moonology: working with the magic of the lunar cycles” by Yasmin Boland), and they are:
Have I been lazy or overly self indulgent this month?
Have I been too obsessed with money or status symbols?
Have I been stubborn, jealous, or possessive?
Have I been doing too much comfort eating?
Have I done enough exercise?
If I were to number the above questions 1-5, my answers would be:
- I would say this depends on what one considers overly self-indulgent? I haven’t been lazy, but I will admit to probably buying a few too many e-books. I’m going to try to make it through November with minimal purchases.
- I’ve never really been one for status symbols. I may be currently thinking a little more about money—but that is just because I’m on the reboot break during a pandemic and I want to make sure that I don’t totally run through my savings.
- Any and everyone would tell you that I’m stubborn. I freely admit to being stubborn—I think it is the one thing that got me through grad school. I personally can’t think of anything (or anyone) that I’m currently jealous of (unless you count countries that are actually handling the SARS-CoV2 pandemic decently). There is currently nothing that I’m possessive over either.
- Yes, I probably have been doing a little too much comfort eating—it’s the Halloween season, which means candy, candy, and more candy. Also, chocolate seems to be one thing that is really helping me manage this damn pandemic.
- I currently only have about 2 weeks left on the LIIFT4 program (I’m doing it for a second time), and I already have the next year workout schedule planned. I’m using fitness as more of a marker than nutrition currently for judging how I’m doing with certain things.
Then I should also look to see what house it is passing through as well—and for me, Taurus passes through my seventh house—or my “love zone”. This is the time that we spend a little energy on other people, instead of making everything about ourselves.
For me, currently there are no romantic relationships (I’m still trying to get my life in some semblance of order), I’m not working, therefore that means focusing on other relationships—(family, and friends).
In terms of trying to spend time with friends—we’re still in the middle of a pandemic and therefore it isn’t safe to really get together with anyone outside of family. In terms of family—it isn’t safe to try to visit anyone who is living out of state—that means I’m usually just around my parents (and every-so-often my younger brother when he comes into town).
This is a weird year (we’ve been in the grasp of the pandemic since March and truthfully there really isn’t an end in site), and I acknowledge that I’m doing the best that I can—even if it looks like I’m moving backwards in some areas.
So if I were to pick a couple of things to work on during the Taurus full moon period they would be:
Finish up LIIFT4/YBB and then start 10 Rounds/YBB
Start trying to dial in my nutrition a little (try to eat a few more fruits/veggies and a little less candy)
Continue working on my life handbook
Start being a little more active online (commenting, liking, posting) in various groups on Facebook and LinkedIn
Meditating nightly–and hopefully for more than just a minute or two.
While reminding myself: ‘Progress over Perfection’; ‘You can’t start the next chapter of your life, if you keep re-reading the last one’ and ‘Not caring what others people think is the best choice you will ever make’