So, the moon is going to be transitioning through the Gemini constellation tonight—marking either the first new moon (or second) for May. I say first or second—depending on when the Taurus new moon was—it happened around April 30th or May 1st. Looking back at what I’d written last year—I didn’t set any goals for the new moon in 2020, but did set some for 2021.
The new moon is marking the end of May (and I’m truthfully ready for it be like December), but I’ll talk all about that in a day or two in my ‘May in Review’ post.
So what are some of the things that one can focus on during the Gemini new moon?
- Think about how you communicate with others.
- Socialize more
- See your siblings
- Read more
Well, since we’re still in the middle of a pandemic—I’ll have to stick with online socializing (LinkedIn and Facebook), possibly having ‘zoom’ coffee chats. I see my younger brother quite frequently (since he moved back to town last year), but the older sibling is out in CA—so won’t be visiting for a while.
I read frequently, and I’m trying to get back into a meditation routine (elderly pets have been problematic with meditation mats). I’m also working on ways to improve my communication skills (specifically oral, written, presentations, among others).
But then I should also look to see what house the new Gemini moon is moving through as well. So the new moon in Gemini is also moving through my eighth house, or my “sex and shared finances”. This zone can also be referred to as the money & relationship zone (or at least that is how I think of it). So what are some of the things that one can do during this time in regards to the eighth house?
- Pay off a loan (or take one out)
- Open a savings account and make your first deposit
- Cancel a credit card you know you can’t afford
- Ask for a pay raise (but really only if you believe you might get it)
- Refinance your mortgage
- Talk ‘dirty’ to your partner
- Try a sexual position for the first time
Still not in the market for a relationship—for several reasons: 1) we’re still in a pandemic; 2) I need to focus on me and my own issues currently; and 3) I still don’t have the time or energy to even think of entering the dating scene and finding someone. I’m that odd duckling—that happens not to mind being unattached and single.
So in terms of things one can do for the eighth house:
- I currently have a savings account (with a little money in it), which I’m going to work on trying to increase the balance
- There are a couple of ‘high’ balance credit cards that I’m going to be working at paying off over the next six-to-twelve months (Long time–but currently without a job)
- I don’t own a house–so looking to refinance is not necessary
- I don’t have any loans (and currently not thinking of taking one out)
- No pay raise (not until I’m in a job for at least three-to-eight months; or start working for myself) as I’ve been on a ‘reboot’ break for over two years now
- And finally, I’m still not in a relationship (nor looking for one)–so the last two things aren’t even on my radar.
So what are my goals for the Gemini new moon? They include:
- The creation of a multi-prong personal/professional development plans (including health/fitness, finances, spirituality, career, and hobbies/crafts), as I’m confident in the direction I want to pivot in, and I’m not getting any younger. This will also tie in with my personal/professional development game (creating different types of content based on the ‘square’ I landed on).
- Continue with my daily intentional movements and nightly meditations/sitting quietly moments.
- Start getting out of my comfort zone and interacting more on different sites (LinkedIn for example). I’m great at ‘lurking’, but need to start trying to interact and comment on what others post; and possibly start trying to do more ‘zoom coffee chats’
- As always—reading, reading, and more reading.
As I’d mentioned in a post on LinkedIn, I’d spent the past two years reconnecting to my strengths and values:
Strengths: Learner, Intellection, Input, Achiever, and Deliberative (my top five Clifton Strengths)
Values: Knowledge, Creativity, Curiosity, Spirituality, and Evolution/Transformation
I’ve realized over the past two years—that I had the tendency to ‘sacrifice’ or ‘down-play’ strengths/values to either not make waves or to stay in the background (I’m not really an attention seeker). But now—I’m making sure that those strengths and values are front and center for any and every decision I make going forward in terms of personal/professional development, career trajectory, and just overall happiness.
I know that for the multi-prong personal/professional development plans—I will need to be very specific in the goals, and then have different ‘plans’ for breaking them down to monthly/weekly/daily goals—which is usually where I ‘falter’ in the design scheme.
Being repetitive in goal setting until they become habit is a good thing (as long as you’re making some type of progress on the goal). That is why most of my goals (that are repetitive) focus on personal and professional development—my progress is slow, but it is there. Others might not see it, but then I also don’t share everything all the time.
What goals are you repetitive with?