The Moon is in Pisces today and my focus has flown off for the duration.
Today I have been unproductive and even more easily distracted than usual (my boss isn’t reading this is he?). I spent the day looking at the same spreadsheet I opened at 7am and the longer I looked at it the less the numbers made sense & the more they started to blur into each other.
I have updated Facebook with more useless drivel than I usually do, and faffed around with bits and pieces that haven’t actually contributed much to anything. I have jumped at every ding from my laptop that could mean an email or instant message or something else that could distract me from what I am supposed to be doing.
I updated minutes and risk registers and recorded a few pre-emptive Talking Toms’ to Five Foot Nothing (FFN) “Don’t forget to clean out the dishwasher”, “Stop annoying the dog” and “stop watching episodes of Bondi Rescue & do your homework.” I sent some virtual and dreadfully sincere sympathy to a friend in need of some TLC and cleaned out the pod-casts on my ipod.
At lunch time I had scheduled myself to complete tomorrows piece on Venus/Neptune aspects but instead went for a walk around IKEA. (It was raining here in Sydney & the IKEA store near my work has miles and miles of arrowed paths…) I did get some inspiration for book cases, though.
When it got really bad, I sketched out the changes that I want to make to the site (I will probably find it in my computer bag in another 3 months & wonder what it is), started to think about re-aligning post frequency and categories eg Venus posts on Fridays, Mercury ones on Wednesdays etc. But, after plotting out the schedule on some draft calendars it all looked like way too much hard work…and I still have a manuscript to procrastinate over finishing.
Then Mercury stepped into the fold for some fun. During the school holidays I am doing a mini road trip through the South Island of New Zealand with FFN and Ms Sparkles (a fellow astrologer- you would think I would know better than to travel during a Mercury retrograde with a Gemini!). We had pre-booked a ferry crossing at the end of our time to take us to Wellington in the North Island from where we would be (separately) flying out. The good people at InterIslander have cancelled our crossing which means FFN and I won’t make our flight. This is actually a good thing because it means I get to catch up with another dear friend in Wellington that I otherwise wouldn’t have seen. See, Mercury retrograde can work in your favour!
Now home, I have been attempting to complete this blog entry for over an hour. In between I have checked FFNs maths homework, supervised a noisy turf dispute between Kali the killer cocker spaniel & my parents’ royal corgi the Tynester, and sorted out FFNs swimming championships entry for tomorrow night where she inadvertently entered some O35 years races.
Obviously the Universe is telling me that I am trying too hard to get in touch with my Virgo opposite & should just give into the Pisces within. So I have just poured a glass of pinot noir. Perhaps if I had done that earlier today I may have actually got something finished that I was meant to get finished. And yes, that spreadsheet with all those nasty numbers will still be there tomorrow…right where I left it.
Oh and the sky? Take today and repeat.