So, we’re going to be heading into another ‘new moon’ phase this weekend (and I’m probably going to be a day late in posting).
We’re entering Virgo season…I should be counting down the days until my birthday—but I’m not (and that’s another story for another day)…
So what are some of the things that one can do during the Virgo new moon?
- Take an inventory of your life. Figure out what is working and what isn’t and then figure out what needs to change for the things that aren’t working.
- Be of service—help out more at work (if able), do the little things that can help make someone else’s day a little more bearable.
- Be healthy—see what is and isn’t working in your health and fitness routines and then figure out what to fix—what new habits to start working on.
- Avoid nitpicking—this is where the motto “progress over perfection” really comes into play
- Get organized—pay bills, figure out the monthly schedule (workout, eating, so forth)—things that can make life a little more bearable going forward
While most would think that the new moon would be moving through my first house (since my star sign is Virgo), it actually moving through my 11th house (or friends’ zone), since I’ve been going with my rising sign (which is Scorpio).
Looking back at what I wrote over the past two years—my ‘new normal’ is still social distancing (with a some exceptions), wearing a mask, and really just being considerate of others…
Some of the things one can do in regards to their 11th house include:
- Sign up for an evening class in something you’ve always wanted to do
- Ask your friends to introduce to friends of theirs you’ve never met
- Wish on a star every night for a month
- Introduce a childhood pal to a friend from your life now
- Say ‘Hi’ to someone you see nearly every day but never talk to
- Thank your best friend for being there for you
Well, besides the fact that we’re still in the middle of a pandemic/epidemic—I’m not getting out that much still. Therefore, there are still several things that I probably won’t be doing in regards to my 11th house.
I’d say that there are probably only two things that I could do in regards to my 11th house: wish on a star every night for a month, or thank my best friend for being around still. I am starting to do more virtual ‘coffee/water’ chats as well.
I had lunch with a college classmate a few weeks ago, and may try to get together again sometime in September (but it depends on a whole slew of other things).
So, since I’m still in semi self-isolation, my goals for the Virgo New Moon period will include:
- Take inventory of various aspects of life (research/writing/editing, crafts/hobbies, fitness, and mental health/spirituality) and try to develop a working schedule that will allow me be both productive, but at the same time enjoying time outside as well.
- Continue with daily workouts (alternate between weight lifting and shadow-boxing).
- In combination with #1—organize the schedule, and block out periods of time (or set certain days to certain tasks) and see if that helps improve my productivity
- Work on the outlines/drafts for the following items:
- My LinkedIn oncology post series
- The follow-up(s) to my LinkedIn molecular cloning series: Introduction to biofuels, Introduction to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and Introduction to vaccine development
- Digestion, absorption of nutrients, and the nucleic acid biosynthesis pathways
- Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences
- Antibiotics and the rise of Antibiotic Resistant Microbes
- Continue with the evening meditations
Since the next few months are going to be extremely crazy (and that’s putting things nicely)…my motto is going to be ‘progress over perfection’…which means I need to spend a little time each week working on my other blog, doing research and starting to write on various topics (see fourth goal above). I also am not going to let the opinions of others deter me from the path that I’m starting on, as I know it will be a windy and bumpy road.
How do you handle things when everything seems to be going to hell?