Forecast for Friday, August 14th
Gemini/Cancer Balsamic Moon

★Oracular Overview—there are many, many ways to get to the goal…

Mercury is the trickster, the messenger, and the Word itself… and today the Geminian moon, to reference shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera, is a Teacher’s Moon.

Where the sun was moving through the apex point between Jupiter and Neptune only days ago, Mercury now moves through these designated degrees, although, instead of clarity of purpose, or meaning—Mercury’s influence here suggests a struggle in focus.

As Mercury is traditionally associated with the mind, it is easy to understand how the term ‘monkey mind’ came to be—distractions are kind of Mercury’s thing.

With today’s Geminian moon and Mars influence of separating from its square to Pluto still lingering and even possibly strengthening as Mars continues to move forward, applying a square to Saturn—exact August 24th—it is important to not only remain centered, but mindfully motivated, manifesting toward the appropriate details within your goals, ambitions, and ideals.

❝Computer programmer Garry Hamilton articulated the following “Game Rules” to use in Life toward any circumstance: 1. If the game is rigged so you can’t win, find another game or invent your own. 2. If you’re not winning because you don’t know the rules, learn the rules. 3. If you know the rules but aren’t willing to follow them, there’s either something wrong with the game or you need to change something in yourself. 4. Don’t play the game in a half-baked way; either get all the way in or all the way out. 5. It shouldn’t be necessary for others to lose in order for you to win; if others have to lose, re-evaluate the game’s goals.❞
——Rob Brezny

In ‘19 Highly Effective Ways to Stay Motivated’ by Lolly Daskal at inc.com, Daskal lists a handful of guiding strategies to find your motivation from within—allow me to share them with you…

1. Understand your why; sometimes it’s not so much the what or the how that matters, but your why—the purpose behind what you’re doing—being clear about what you’re working for can give you the stimulus to stay on course.

2. Define your goal—defined goals put your ideas into action mode—it’s the vital step between planning and doing.

3. Create a clear vision; if you want to succeed, you must create a clear compelling vision, something that you can relate to and resonate with—if it doesn’t speak to your heart, it won’t motivate you to stay on target… create the highest grandest vision possible, because you can achieve only what you see.

4. Produce a plan; once you have a goal in place, a plan will take your vision and break down the steps you need to get it done—a goal without a plan, as we know, is just a dream.

5. Look for the bigger picture; when you have to stay motivated, think of the bigger picture: how does this relate not only to yourself but to others; how will it contribute to something important?; where will this make a difference?—to accomplish more, think bigger.

6. Keep it positive; positive thoughts lead to positive actions, and self-affirming statements will help you to achieve your best—take control of how you think, how you feel, how you act—positivity will help you make the choices that lead to accomplishment.

7. Approach tasks in new ways; sometimes just getting started might be the problem—a different approach might give you a new perspective and more energy.

8. Break goals into manageable tasks; one important key to your success will be your ability to break down your goals into shorter-term and smaller single tasks—keep things manageable.

9. Get organized; make sure your workplace is uncluttered so your mind can be organized—a calm environment gives you a better chance of being more efficient and productive.

10. Tackle procrastination head on; don’t make excuses or waste time rationalizing why you haven’t already started—instead, try to uncover the real reason for the delay and get to work immediately… the best way to begin something is just to begin.

11. Seize the power of deadlines—setting a time limit for an activity will enable you to assemble your resources and materials toward accomplishing things you might not otherwise get done.

12. Stop multitasking; don’t divide your attention but give your full and undivided self to the task at hand—when you do, your chances for success go way up.

13. Starve your distractions; do what you need to do to stop being distracted by people, tasks, or electronics—devise strategies to help you start and complete tasks without any distractions or interruptions.

14. Stay in the zone; your best and most productive work is usually done when you’re in the zone—ask yourself how to create the perfect environment for you to do your best work and keep at it until you’re done.

15. Choose success; choose to be successful, then stick to your choice and see it through to a conclusion—by creating a mental picture of yourself successfully completing a job, you can increase your chances of success.

16. Keep it fun; if you seriously want to stay motivated, find a way to make it fun—fun is not the enemy but a great motivator.

17. Harness the power of optimism; belief that you can accomplish something is essential to your ability to do it—optimism is the foundation of progress.

18. Reward yourself; learn what it takes to get yourself to complete dreaded tasks and set up a system of rewards for completion.

19. Visualize yourself succeeding; visualization is a powerful technique that can help you to focus, stay motivated and achieve your goals—by creating a mental picture of yourself successfully completing a job, even the worsts tasks can feel like part of achieving something big.

Hopefully these encouragements provide you some necessary reprieve or ease, or inspiration—your bluer than blue horizons are waiting for you.

❝Experiment is the sole source of truth. It alone can teach us something new; it alone can give us certainty.❞
——Henri Poincaré

★It’s that time of year again—when we tidy up end-of-the-year goals and begin preparing for the next year’s goals… that’s where I come in—to help you strategize 2021—message me directly to book your reading

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