The clouds have been obscuring much of the sky since yesterday; the hours just before my alarm were punctuated with thunderclaps and lightning flashes. My lunar phase stickers in my planner tell me there's no moon viewing to be had, anyway. It's the week of the new moon.
New moon days are for taking stock of what is and planning for what we'd like to be. I find myself taking a harder look at my home (cluttered), my finances (stretched), and my health (diet and exercise routine derailed). I feel the urge to make changes; the challenge lies in making attainable goals with specific deadlines. Both are hard for this Piscean dreamer, as I tend to overplan activities and underestimate the time it takes to get things done.
Paying attention to the lunar cycle seems to help, when I remember to look at those moon stickers. There's something comforting in tapping into the monthly rhythm of planning (new moon), doing (waxing moon), celebrating completion (full moon), and resting (waning moon). My planner has space for doing end-of-month reviews and next-month planning, but tying that in with the new moon near the end of each month makes the process seem more holistic.
I believe women, in general, are drawn to cyclical patterns by virtue of our biology. Now that I am in my crone years, I can let the moon be my guide.
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