8 PERSONAL YEAR
1 Personal Month
This is an amazingly dynamic month for you. So much is coming to fruition. So much is coming together. So much is rewarding you for the concerted effort you’ve put forth this year. Bask in it! Enjoy it. The power you’re feeling right now can’t be surpassed. If you’ve struggled this year, know that you have many opportunities to change directions. If you’ve folded under the weight and pressure of stepping into your power, know that life will provide more moments to step up, to engage, and to succeed.
The power you’re feeling right now can’t be surpassed.
Repetition isn’t a failure—it’s a learning grid. Every time you repeat something—an unhealthy relationship, an addiction, debilitating lack of confidence, or [fill in the blank]—you’re given opportunities to master what is obviously a life lesson for you. So be gentle with yourself. We’re all repeating things—we’re all learning something. I hear it over and over again: “I can’t believe I married a woman with the same issues as my former wife.” Or: “How come I sabotage myself every time I almost get my dream job?” That sort of thing. Do you experience this? If so, just know that these are expansive issues that don’t go away overnight. Did you learn to write in complete sentences in one school day? No. You didn’t. It’s the same for the other issues that reoccur. We don’t learn and master the lesson by going to one class. And in order to be a great or even a good writer, for example, we must practice writing all our life. The same goes for repeating issues. So don’t berate yourself. You’re working at your own pace. Yet when you’ve been in your game this year, November will feel expansive.
Did you learn to write in complete sentences in one school day? No. You didn’t. It’s the same for the other issues that reoccur. We don’t learn and master the lesson by going to one class.
From November 3rd to 18th, take advantage of new opportunities to expand and develop some of your enterprises. You may be reaping some financial rewards and benefits right now, particularly during the week of November 7th. Now’s the time to make the most of any publicity or recognition you receive. Don’t be a wallflower. Step into the spotlight. Say “Thank you so much” and mean it.
Be as organized and businesslike as possible in order to make the most of what’s coming your way. As you move ahead with your ongoing projects, recognize that you’re also heading toward a significant transition period in the coming year. With that in mind, you’ll begin feeling that some of your current projects and relationships are likely to be phased out and replaced with very different enterprises heading in completely different directions. Yet don’t jump the gun. All will unfold as it should. Enjoy the moment.
From November 25th to the end of the month, begin to look into some new avenues that might be of particular interest in the coming year. More and more, you’ll feel the need to start a meaningful new phase of exploration in your life. Think about it this way—you’ll benefit immensely from engaging in what Buddhists call “Beginner’s Mind.” You’ve amassed an amazing amount of experience and knowledge during your life. Yet can you step back and look at life anew? Can you investigate something from a fresh perspective? Can you come to your relationships and your work as an active learner, listener, and participant?
You’ll benefit immensely from engaging in what Buddhists call “Beginner’s Mind.” You’ve amassed an amazing amount of experience and knowledge during your life. Yet can you step back and look at life anew? Can you investigate something from a fresh perspective?
Your feelings of independence, individuality, and self-acceptance are at a peak in November. There’s emphasis on your own unique sense of things, your ability to be innovative and empowered. Keep moving in this direction. Bring together your higher sense of yourself and the world into the material realm. Expertly collide your spirituality and your authentic self with your work and achievement in the world. This year has been more business-minded and achievement oriented. You’re feeling the move into the coming year—which is more emotional and about finding the delicate balance between letting go and active participation in your destiny.