○ Virgo New Moon Musings ●
Sunday, September 09, 2018 at 2:01 PM EST
M U D or M O O N
Sometimes I feel like I’m stuck in the mud, other times flying to the moon. As of late I’ve been climbing mountains in my life, redecorating my apartment with my beloved, clearing out all my joyless junk, and working on tons of projects. “The Art of Living” has become my daily mantra. Yet creating the life you love isn’t always easy, its grueling cleaning up years of neglect and misdirection. For weeks I’ve been confronting my hoarding tendencies. I woke up to find I was living in a castle of stuff that had no value in the pursuit of who I truly was. My “stuff” was literally getting in the way of everything, my job, my relationships, my dreams. The material messiness of my home was a daily reminder that I wasn’t taking care of myself. I felt ashamed. I had invented a logical excuse to disguise my laziness - that’s just how artists lived - in creative chaos. In reality I craved order and simplicity. I wanted to bust out my “Art of Tidying” up skills like Marie Kondo. I’d read it before, attempted and failed, but this time I was relentless and cleaned out every drawer in every room of the house. Got rid of the functional reasonable things, and the not so friendly skinny jeans, and replaced them with beautiful things I love and feel good in. After finding place for everything to fit nicely away, my once too small apartment became a palace with the perfect amount of space.
But that’s only one victory, there’s more to come. I’ve now moved onto the mountain of shifting and organizing my workload. How to work smarter not harder. This Virgo new moon is about setting intentions regarding our daily habits. The daily grind, how do we make our workload smoother so we aren’t getting ground to a pulp? How do we clean up our relationships and get closer, so we can leave out the expectations and add more affection? How do we add 5% percent more love to ourselves each day? How can we do what needs to be done so that we can live everyday artfully?
For the first time in my life I’ve decided to hire an assistant/apprentice.
For the first time in my life my partner and I are making a vision board about our relationship, our shared collective dream for everyday living.
And for the hundredth time I’m gonna try to take care of myself honestly, and meditate more so that I can maintain my lotus in the craziness.