Mon. July 13, 2020: Intent for the Week — Steadiness

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Monday, July 13, 2020
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Mercury DIRECT as of yesterday
Neptune Retrograde

Last week’s intent was “determination.” I dug down and made it through.

This week’s intent is “steadiness.”

I still need to dig down. I still need to use my resources of determination and creativity.

I’m less worried about pace than about the final outcome. I will work steadily, plodding along if need be, toward the goal.

Mercury is direct, which takes off some immediate pressure, but we still have four heavy retrogrades slowing us down.

The hope since the retrogrades started is to use them as positives rather than obstacles. Since we have so much else to deal with, in terms of sheer survival, that’s often difficult, but I’m making the attempt.

What is your intent for the week?

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Mon. June 15, 2020: Intent for the Week — Firm Kindness

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I failed woefully on last week’s intent. It was a rough week.

This week, I will attempt firm kindness.

Holding boundaries, but with kindness.

Let’s hope I have more success than I did last week!

Have a good one, friends.

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Mon. June 8, 2020: Intent for the Week — Directed Calm

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Monday, June 8, 2020
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde

This week’s intent is Directed Calm.

My interpretation of that is that I will not allow anger to derail me.

There is work to be done: personally, professionally, within the local community, within the larger community.

Those who want to stop positive change try to disrupt the focus, usually using distraction, shame, and other tactics of physical and psychologically warfare.

This week, I hope to push them aside and, with cold, directed calm, do what needs to be done.

What are your plans for the week?

 

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Mon. June 1, 2020: Intent for the Week – Solace

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This week I intend to find solace in simple things: yoga, meditation, writing, reading, the garden.

It will be a challenge. Exterior pressures increase.

Others want me to compromise safety and life and calm for their convenience.

I will try to remain quiet and firm.

Maybe I should have chosen “boundaries”?

Maybe that will be next week’s intent, if the challenges keep rising this week!

Peace, friends, and have a good week.

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Mon. May 18, 2020: Intent for the Week — Inner Strength

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Monday, May 18, 2020
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde

I was very discouraged at the end of last week. I don’t want it to carry over into this week.

In addition to doing yoga, meditation, and other things to recognize, release, and move on, I decided that this week would be about inner strength.

We’re learned the harsh reality that too many of those entrusted with our well-being don’t give a damn. It’s time to renew and rebuild our inner strength.

We’ve already had to dig in for the last few months. Let’s renew as well, in ways that serve US, not that are convenient for those around us (providing it doesn’t put them in danger).

Have a great week.

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Mon. March 23, 2020: Intent for the Week–More Healing

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Dark Moon

Even though my surgery was cancelled on Friday, I want to concentrate on healing. We have to take all this day by day. We don’t know what any new day will bring.

One of the biggest challenges in that is keeping other people’s agendas and demands at arm’s length. In some respects, I need to be ruthlessly selfish right now, or I’ll pay for it down the road. My intent is to be both firm and kind. But if my boundaries aren’t respected, it’s the firmness that will take precedence.

What’s your intent for the week?

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Mon. March 16, 2020: Intent for the Week — Preparation

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Monday, March 16, 2020
Waning Moon

My next procedure (an outpatient surgery) is on Friday, the 20th. So this week, I’m preparing, both mentally and physically.

I’m hoping it will be a quiet week at my client’s. I’m trying to keep other stresses to a minimum. I’m leaning on my yoga and meditation practices, trying to keep up my daily writing, and working to keep myself in a good place both mentally and physically.

What is your intent for the week?

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Mon. March 9, 2020: Intent for the Week – Building Strength

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Monday, March 9, 2020
Full Moon
Mercury Goes Direct

 

I’m feeling better, most of the time, but I still need to build strength. Let’s hope the weather is good, so I can do some walking.

I’m also increasing my yoga practice, slowly, trying to work up to what it was before, and then beyond.

I’m eating well, trying to stay out of stressful situations as much as possible, and rest.

I’m behind where I need to be in other areas of my life, so I need to build strength to get back on track.

What’s your intent for the week?

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Mon. Feb. 17, 2020: Intent for the Week: Survival

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Monday, February 17, 2020
Waning Moon
Mercury Retrograde
President’s Day

If you’ve been following the blog, you know I’m currently facing some health issues, and will have surgery later this week. During Mercury Retrograde, which does not make me happy.

Therefore, my intent for the week is: Survival.

Going back to basics here!

What’s your intent?

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Mon. Feb. 3, 2020: Intent for the Week: Rest

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Waxing Moon

 

Last year, I started the year exhausted and disheartened and never really recovered.

I’m in a much better place on multiple levels this year, but still feel run down.

So, this week, my intent is: rest.

Not sleep. Too much sleep is worse for me than not enough, and, most of the time, eight hours is too much.

Rest.

That means not running about needlessly doing this, that, the other.

That means spending time at home not fussing or fretting or worrying.

Whenever I don’t have to be out with a client, or doing work in my office, I will rest. However that decides to manifest itself — Savasana, extra meditation, long walks.

February is always a difficult month for me, and instead of fighting it, I want to flow with it. Go into hermit mode as much as possible.

This week, whenever possible, I will rest.

What is your intent for the week?

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Mon. Jan. 27, 2020: Intent for the Week: Quiet

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Monday, January 27, 2020
Waxing Moon

This does and doesn’t tie into the post over on the Goals, Dreams, and Resolutions site about “Precipice” other than the fact that I feel as though I’m on the edge of one.

My intent for this week is “Quiet” which will be a challenge on every front.

Client work will be busy and chaotic this week. I won’t have exterior quiet, so I will have to work on the interior quiet.

With everything going on politically, there will be even more noise than usual. I will keep up with my trusted sources of information, and back away from a lot of other noise. I need to do some work and make some decisions that can’t be distracted by other people’s noise or agendas.

I will carve out additional time this week for solitude and meditation, extending my morning and evening meditation times.

If the weather is decent, I hope to add in a couple of solitary walks.

I’m fed up and done with situations on several fronts. Rather than be reactive, I want to step back, be quiet and thoughtful, and work on decisions from there.

What is your intent for the week?

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Mon. Jan. 20, 2020: Intent for the Week: Listen

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Monday, January 20, 2020
Waning Moon

I considered multiple intents for this week. The one I really wanted was “Solitude” but that wasn’t going to happen this week, so I decided not to set myself up for failure.

Instead, I chose “listen.”

The Senate trial for removal, post the House’s impeachment of the Narcissistic Sociopath starts this week. I intend to listen. I intend to let my Senators know, each day, what I think of what I’ve heard. I intend to be an additional juror. McConnell has already made it clear he won’t be impartial. The Chief Justice should force him to recuse.

This week will show each Senator for who they are: Whether they will fulfill their Oath to the Constitution, or whether they only care for lining their own pockets and are willing to sell us out and destroy our democracy. The Senators are o trial as much as the defendant.

I will listen to the trial. I will listen to those I encounter who have opinions on the trial and other things. It gives me information I need about them, and listening this week will help me shape my decisions over the next few months. I will listen to what’s not being said, and become aware of subtext.

I will listen to music, to soothe my soul.

I will listen to nature: the wind, the waves, whatever other weather comes our way. I will listen to the way the house creaks and the way the car sounds as it starts.

I will learn from aural cues.

I am hypersensitive to sound anyway, with a rare condition called hyperaccusis, which manifests in strange (and often painful) ways.

But this week, I will listen mindfully, and see how that shapes perceptions and aids me in my decision-making.

What is your intent for the week? How have you used the intents in the past few weeks?

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Mon. Jan. 13, 2020: Intent for the Week: Creativity

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Monday, January 13, 2020
Waning Moon
Uranus Direct (as of the 11th)

Can you believe it? No retrogrades for a brief, shining bit of time. Do we even know how to respond to that?

Hop on over to the Goals, Dreams, and Resolutions site, where I suggest some tools to help you reach your GDRs.

Today is my “Intent Post.” As you can see from the title, the intent for the week is “Creativity.”

What does that mean?

It means different things to different people.

For me, first and foremost, it always means the writing. I want and need to have a creative week when it comes to working on a variety of writing projects including novels and plays, both drafting and editing. It means being creative in the way I approach potential new clients. It means being creative in the way I approach the ongoing client work.

It means being creative in how I approach cleaning out the basement, which I’m trying to break down into small enough daily bits so it doesn’t overwhelm me.

To me, being “creative” means approaching each task with the focus I intended last week, and building on it by looking at it from multiple angles, and not being tied into “the way I always do it.”

It’s time to trade comfort for creativity.

What is your intent for the week?

Did you stick to your intent last week, or did it change as the week unrolled?