4 PERSONAL YEAR
3 Personal Month
If you thought that the year wasn’t going to let up, you’ll be happy to hear that August offers you a tiny oasis within your year of work, work, and more work. Finally, some opportunities for a break in the routine will present themselves to you for the taking. The trick is: You have to take them! Don’t keep yourself confined in your own little box—it’s time get out and stretch your legs. Remember the word “Fun?” (Close your eyes—think, think, think . . .) Yes, I’m here to tell you that fun still exists and you’re not immune to its charms! Part of having order and working hard to meet your goal(s) is then having the freedom to enjoy them.
It’s a great time to carve out a day off (or two) and find some time to recharge your batteries.
The number 3 energy of your month points toward focusing on the lighter side of life. It’s ripe for getting out and living a little—for social activities, creative endeavors, and entertainment. It’s a great time to carve out a day off (or two) and find some time to recharge your batteries. If there’s a month marked for a vacation, it’s August. If you can possibly set aside the time to get outta’ Dodge, do it. If you just can’t manage to take a “real” vacation, then please pencil in some short breaks and perhaps a long weekend where you get out and enjoy nature, socialize with friends, or partake in the arts.
Understand that some of your projects are likely to undergo expansion or a change of direction this month. Yet you might hold on to the old game plan for dear life and not see the ways in which your old plan or way of doing things might be outdated and actually standing in the way of your ultimate success.
One of the primary lessons you’re engaged with in this 4 Year is understanding the meaning of limitation.
One of the primary lessons you’re engaged with in this 4 Year is understanding the meaning of limitation. Certainly you’ve noticed that the year has offered you more than your fair share of limitation on a platter. Or has it? Part of the process of working with the energy of the 4 is to know this: If you want to reduce the limitation you feel you have in your life, you must step outside of your own way and stop limiting yourself. Often the restrictions we feel foisted upon us are actually self-imposed. Have a bad back? Go to a chiropractor or acupuncturist on a regular basis, lose those 15 extra pounds, and seek out a proper yoga class. Hate your job? Start mixing and mingling with people who might have connections with an industry that you find interesting. Brush up your resume and start setting up some intentions to hook up with your dream job. Take a class (or two, or three) in order to brush up on skills or learn something totally new that might lead you to a more authentic and satisfying career.
You get the picture. You can say that it’s genetic that you have a bad back = limitations outside of yourself. You can say that the company you work for doesn’t appreciate you = limitations outside of yourself. Not that we don’t have to deal with external limitations. It’s just a matter of not allowing those limitations to fully limit us. And yet your message for the month: Take the reins and take control of your life. It’s time to get beyond drudgery and step into your sense of empowerment. I know it’s not easy. Yet the simple act of seeing where we limit ourselves is a huge step in making choices that might end up giving ourselves permission to do something differently. Your creative input or verbal abilities may play a significant role in the shifts that take place in August, so step up to the plate.
Time to say “Ciao” to some attitudes or beliefs that have sucked the fun out of your life for too long now. This entire year has proven to be an obstacle course that has the capacity to change and alter your outlook as you know it.
There may be an opportunity to experience some profound breakthroughs of all kinds if you tap into—and trust—your creative impulses. An idea you’ve been thinking about for several months may come into play, particularly on or about August 3rd. Between August 9th and 21st, you may meet a new friend or potential business partner who provides some vital input or leads you to some deal-breaking information. The funny thing is, as you lighten your grip on the “shoulds,” work (work and work) and anti-fun tendencies, you’ll be able to watch the obstacles and blockages—that have been a mainstay of your year so far—dissolve, mutate, and lose their power over you. Time to say “Ciao” to some attitudes or beliefs that have sucked the fun out of your life for too long now. This entire year has proven to be an obstacle course that has the capacity to change and alter your outlook as you know it. You’ve been forced—through hell and high water—to look at things from different angles than you’re used to, while simultaneously allowing you a view from a totally different perspective and vantage point.
Don’t be surprised if there’s more work now than you anticipated because of all the adjustments that need to be made because of the alternation of “Plan A” (old plan) to “Plan B” (new plan). Hang on to optimism. If there’s one thing the energy of the 3 month brings to your door is the opportunity not to take everything so darned seriously and to live a little! You might enjoy a little shopping splurge or some other form of self-care or self-improvement. August brings a shift to the way in which you’re going to continue to pursue your goals for the year. You may even decide on a new goal altogether. Yet the point is: You’ve gone up against a lot this year already. You might say that you’ve been staring “reality” in the face and attempting to gain control over your corner of your world. Get your creative juices flowing and act upon your ideas—you’re heading for a big breakthrough—it’s just starting to percolate right now.