Struggling against our own inclinations makes no sense at all. Instead of rigidly scheduling ourselves we need to practice astro time management. Let’s explore this a little more deeply.
When we practice astro time management we become attuned to the energies at play in our lives. Instead of trying to force ourselves to do what we feel we should do, we listen to and honour our inclinations. In doing so we begin to flow with life rather than struggling against it.
This doesn’t mean that we ignore or neglect our commitments. Some things just have to be done. For me child caring is one of these things, as is all the little tasks of household management and family life. I can’t just leave the dishes to pile up indefinitely because I don’t feel like doing them, however I can postpone that deep clean of the laundry, perhaps until Mars is in Virgo :)
Astro time management is difficult because our society runs by the clock and the calendar, both of which are based on uniform units of time. We are expected to show up at work Monday through Friday at 9am on the dot and there’s very little room to move within this structure.
Still, there are subtle ways we can integrate astro time management into our daily life. Certainly in our leisure time we are free to follow our natural tendencies, but even at work most of us have some choice as to which activities we focus on and when.
On a more macro level, looking at outer planet transits can give us clues as to the right timing of major decisions and the implementation of big projects. For example, it would be unwise to start a new business when Saturn is square to natal Mars and passing through the 3rd House. On the other hand, a Jupiter transit to the mid-heaven and sextile to natal Venus would be an ideal time to kick off that new endeavour.
To apply this knowledge to your own life you’ll need your own birth chart which you can get for free at astro.com. If you already have your chart but are still figuring out how to track the transits you might enjoy my ebook The Language of Astrology. It’s free to download.
Astro time management shouldn’t become an obsession. We all have responsibilities and sometime you just have to suck it up. But becoming more aware of the planetary energies and working with them can make life easier and more fulfilling. Learning to flow with these energies supports our well-being and makes it easier to achieve our goals.
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