Welcome to July, aka eclipse + retrograde season! July is also a great check-in month which is perfect timing given the energies of retrogrades, eclipses, and heat waves.
We are past the half way mark for the year and it’s time to make sure we’re on track with where we want to go. As life happens, all of those new year plans are likely a passing memory. Not because you couldn’t do it but because planning is an illusion when it comes to life.
Work-life balance means something different to each of us. For some this means clocking out at 5pm while for others this means turning off the cell phone on Sundays. Balance is however you want to define it and July is the month to bring that to the forefront.
We’re in the middle of a season. We start off the month with nurturing Cancer and close it out with creative Leo. How does one get from the relaxing beach to the savanna? We can’t really walk. We have to hop on a plane and TAKE FLIGHT.
If June was about seeking adventures, July is about using that experience and getting way TF out of your comfort zone. Don’t get it twisted. Not all leaps of faith require you to hop on a plane to Santorini, although a girl can dream!
Sometimes your flights of fancy are about taking a journey within.
We are familiar with this conscious world that we’ve learned how to master and thrive in. The waking world is familiar. The inner world is not. You don’t know what you don’t know and that often includes yourself.
In the US, this is the season of BBQs and beach weekends, fireworks at 9pm and fireflies, hazy weather and naps at 3pm.
This is the time to relax and a reminder to enjoy the moment. When you can quiet your hustle you give space for creative ideas to light up your imagination.
When you can slow down you can reconnect with your inner self and have that much needed heart-to-heart because things change, your passions shift, and your purpose evolves.
Those one-on-one services might not light you up as much as they used to which is great insight to have since now you have answers, now you have focus, and now you have a direction to shift away from.
One way you can evolve your hustle is by creating digital products and virtual offerings like downloads, guides, online courses, webinars, and all that jazz.
Before you pivot into the unknown, let’s spend some time reflecting on 2019 so that you can align your story to be consistent with how you continue to rest of the year.
Pick a day this month to track your year up to now. Assign a theme to each month from January through June. These themes serve as the chapter for the book of 2019.
What do you notice when you look back? Have you completely shifted your vision? Are you still aligned? Do you feel accomplished by all of the milestones you’ve reached? Are you second guessing everything because you’re not where you expected to be?
This is your opportunity to apply 20/20 hindsight into memories that seemed final. You’re not rewriting the past. You’re adding context to your story. Go on this writing journey so you can improve how you share your story.