Last week, I let you know that the hallmark energetic event of the year occurred--the first of three times in 2021 when Saturn (the planet of structure and traditions) will be squaring (challenging) Uranus (the planet of rebellion, awakening, and radical change).
My guess is you are still feeling the ripple effects of that event, whether consciously or unconsciously. So I'm here to do a supportive check-in.
On the one hand, this is a fantastic cosmic event that is providing us the energetic oomph needed to make the big change that will create the empowered story we want to live in for the next 2-3 decades of our lives.
On the other hand, it is intense, electric, and perhaps invigorating and scary at the same time. Squares often involve conflict and friction (uncomfortable!) that we empowered human beings can transform into opportunities and resolution (victory!)
So, I am here to offer you two tools to ease the challenges of this journey as well as to help you maximize the potential benefits of this journey.
#1: Self-Care to the Rescue
First, I strongly encourage you to find a way to rejuvenate regularly, even if it's for short pockets of time, as 2021 (like 2020) is not for the faint of heart. Quality and consistency are the name of the game.
You know what works for you and be creative about stepping into it even for a short time.
Carve out time for a little exercise--up and down the stairs, walk around the block, do 10 air squats or sit ups--a little goes a long way. Take a 20-minute power nap, or drink a cup of a healthy beverage with 10 minutes of joyful reading--even if you have to lock yourself in your bedroom to keep the noise at bay.
What activity brings you peace and joy that you can do in a 10-20 minute chunk most days?
Saying you don't have time is no longer an option. Would you tell your car you can't stop by the gas station when it's running on empty?
Lastly, don't forget to ask your soul for help if you feel blocked, and pay attention so as to notice the answer in the days that follow.
#2: Ask the Right Question
Now that you are taking care of your mind, body, and spirit, continue to ask yourself this signature 2021 question:
What structures, traditions, or responsibilities in my life do I need to change to allow myself more freedom to be my authentic self?
This is the question that Saturn square Uranus will be urging us to address throughout 2021.
Did you catch the meaning? It's a two-parter, so let me break it down a bit further.
1. What old structures, traditions, responsibilities, and routines in my life are begging to be deconstructed and rebuilt anew?
2. How will doing so allow me to experience personal freedom, joy in being me, and an opportunity to fulfill my life’s true purpose?
I encourage you to print this article out and schedule some time on your calendar to answer it. Or pose it to your soul right now, and let the magic unfold.
The energies of the year are pulling you in this direction anyway. All the better if you can manage them consciously!