Besides all this,
in January, you entered the Balsamic phase
(the final eighth) of the progressed lunation
This 30-year cycle measures
the ever-changing relationship of your progressed
Moon to your progressed Sun, defining the unique
structure of your life. The Balsamic phase
is the time to contemplate and honor your past,
while cleaning out your metaphorical closets
in preparation for the new beginning that you
long for — your Progressed New Moon — in
Now, don’t panic. You won’t have to wait
till then for things to shift. A sense of how you might
redirect your career should begin to emerge next spring,
at the waning semi-sextile (the progressed Moon is
30 degrees behind the progressed Sun). Meanwhile, immerse
yourself in your process and ponder the possibilities.
The isolation of your current employment can actually
support you now; know that this won’t last forever.
Think of this temporary discomfort like sore muscles
after a good workout, allowing yourself to be transformed
from the inside out.
Use the next year creatively. Form a personal support
network, mine for possibilities online, find a spiritual
mentor, work with a therapist or a life coach. Do whatever
works best for you. Meanwhile, percolate on the question, “What
was I born to do?” A creative solution will eventually
emerge from within that will feel just plain right.
And when that time comes, it will seem as elegant and
as effortless as the moment when Dorothy discovered
she could simply click her ruby slippers together three
times to find her way home.