(Updated May 13, 2022) – It’s been a month since I last posted. I’ve been sitting with the idea of this blog, wondering if it was really the direction I wanted to take. I know I want to do something to use my skills to benefit others. Yes, we are at a time when “Jack of All Trades” is no longer a derogatory term used for career generalists. It’s an asset now to have multiple skills as your career foundation, and although specialized skills are still important and in high demand, so too are the Jack and Jill of All Trades.
This is why I wanted to write about multitasking in modern times. The ability to multitask is a skill many people lack but, I think, need to survive in today’s economy. However, these last few “COVID years” have changed many things about me, and astrology has led the way in teaching me about myself and the world around me in new ways. This has been the gift in the midst of so much grief and uncertainty. In fact, I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say that nothing teaches compassion and tolerance quite like astrology, which is something I intend to explain in this blog at another time.
My Life Started Changing Before COVID
In 2019, I stopped drinking alcohol and eating meat. In 2020, when COVID hit and I lost both of my jobs, I spent my time discovering plant-based cooking, experimenting with tasty teas and mocktails, and studying astrology.
Astrology has taught me how and where to watch myself, my motivations and inner machinations, and the world around me. Seeing myself under this light has changed my life for the better in ways that are unbelievable until you experience it yourself. This is what I want to share, my journey through astrology. I hope that these insights can inspire and encourage others to discover things about themselves through the personal blueprint astrology offers.
My goal is to offer a bridge to astrology by connecting readers with basic resources, beginning with well-known and popular sites that offer free natal charts requiring only the time, place, and date of your birth (included in my next post). I will share the podcasts I listen to and love, the books I have read and am reading, the magazines and newsletters I subscribe to, the youtube channels I watch, and anything else I think you’ll find helpful. I will also explain why I selected what I did and what you don’t have to spend money on.
As for Life in Harmony, that is still this blog’s theme. For me, life in harmony means a healthy balance between work, recreation, and solitude. As I emerge from COVID, appreciating life and welcoming spring, I realize how much my attitude about life has changed over these past few years. Balance is a top priority for me now, instead of running myself like a machine as I used to do.
Recreation means a lot of different things to different people. The key is to identify whatever helps you to relax and feel at rest. For me, it’s time in nature – walking, hiking, camping, boating, picnics, swimming, fireside chats, and such. Find what makes you feel most at peace and schedule it into your life if you have to, but don’t deny yourself the much-needed energy and joy that follows a truly restful state.
And that’s where solitude comes in. Never have I appreciated solitude so much, and now I can’t live without it. I don’t want or intend to become a hermit (I’m a Sagittarius, after all), but I have come to understand how necessary being silent and alone is to my personal development. Prolonged solitude together with astrology put me in deep connection with myself and opened my world in ways I will describe in this blog as I go along. For now, I’ll stop here.
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