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03 November 2009 @ 07:35 pm
Now *that* is a thought-provoking horoscope...  
This week Brezsny tells the Gemini:

Nature's rhythm is cyclical. Everything alive waxes and wanes. If you're smart, you honor that flow by periodically letting parts of your world wither or go to sleep. If you're not so smart, you set yourself up for needless pain by indulging in the delusion that you can enjoy uninterrupted growth. According to my reading of the astrological omens, Gemini, this is your time to explore the creative possibilities of ebbing and slackening. Ask yourself the following question, which I've borrowed from the Jungian author Clarissa Pinkola Estes: "What must I allow to die today in order to generate more life tomorrow?"

Relatedly, he says to Leo, my moon sign:

It might be tempting to turn your home into a womb-like sanctuary and explore the mysteries of doing absolutely nothing while clad in your pajamas. And frankly, this might be a good idea. After the risks you've taken to reach out to the other side, after the bridges you've built in the midst of the storms, after the skirmishes you've fought in the Gossip Wars, you have every right to retreat and get your homebody persona humming at a higher vibration. So I say: Be meticulously leisurely as you celebrate the deep pleasures of self-care.

These things, taken together, suggest that maybe it's time to slow down on the whole six technical tasks a week task that I set myself back in April, and am suddenly having trouble continuing at full bore with the new job.

It's like my desperate scramble to ferociously learn new and interesting things is harder now that I'm doing that at my job too...

Alternately, maybe some of that but less than six. Six a week felt unreasonable when I made the goal, and probably was. But I did it anyway, so I'm glad I picked something unreasonable :-)

So yeah. It's probably time for me to back off on that kind of self-development for a bit, and treat work as being a lot of my allowance for it. Because realistically, it will be.

But that only answers some of the question. I'm sure that's not the only thing in that category, even if it definitely qualifies.
msde on November 4th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
It sounds like you can use work-related tasks to hit your goal now. Maybe you can still hit it just by keeping better notes at work...
Noahangelbob on November 4th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
I can do some of that, but I feel a little weird posting about stuff I do at work on my personal development blog.

Basically, posting significant details about more involved problems is kinda dubious, legally speaking.
rbusrbus on November 6th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)

Nine technical tasks a week!

GO GO GO!!!!!!