The full moon has risen in the heavens. Its light illuminates the darkness of the night. It is also the point in my New Moon Intentions Ritual when things should fall into place.
I mentioned that this moon’s ritual/process might be difficult. It began with a double dose of darkness, the eclipse adding to the full moon, adding symbolism to the ritual. I am also in the middle of a busy personal time, a couple of visits and a major life milestone are all happening.
Personal time for the self-employed creative
Let me take a moment to talk about personal time. I am a struggling, self-employed creative, trying, and often failing, to make ends meet – and there was you thinking what a perfect life I live. No one has a perfect life, especially the part we see online, and mine certainly isn’t – so personal time is often overlooked. It feels like I am thinking work all the time. There is little chance or motivation, to turn off, and when there is, it is difficult.
But this lunar month I have some deliberately enforced personal time. I didn’t think that I would achieve too much toward my New Moon goal. However, it seems the cosmic powers have conspired in a unique way.
I didn’t share my goal(s) for this cycle, but the headline was to develop how I promote myself, what I do, my brand – for want of a horrible term. For the first half of this New Moon Ritual, I have struggled to see how this could be done. I was juggling pieces, trying to make them fit but unable. With my personal time impinging, I was beginning to consign this moon’s ritual to the didn’t quite work pile.
Then a moment of insight and clarity. I was juggling too many pieces. This is an issue for many, if not all, creative people. We are magpies. We see the shiny. We like the shiny. We go after the shiny.
Following a brief conversation with a friend, I realised that I didn’t need to juggle the pieces. All the pieces could fit together, they could sit alongside and shine as one.
The Full Moon
And when did this revelation occur? Just as the full moon was beginning to exert its influence. Just at the point in my ritual when all the pieces should be in place for me to work at my goal.
I’m not saying that there is some cosmic conspiracy. I am not suggesting that there is causality in the correlation of ritual and the celestial body. What I am saying is that my New Moon Ritual has worked well so far this time.
I think my personal time might be enjoyed for once. I’m still struggling, but not juggling. It’s a difference I am very happy with.