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New Moon Intentions: June

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Moon Vibes Tribe

 

Happy Gemini season!! As a fellow Gemini, I couldn't be happier that my Gemini twins are all celebrating their birthdays. Even this month's new moon was in Gemini. This zodiac sign is ruled by Mercury which is in charge of all communication and critical thinking. In true Gemini fashion, I've been in my head a lot lately which can be a good and a bad thing, but before we get into all of that let me tell you the happenings! Every month on the new moon, I like to tell you what personal and professional intentions I’ve set and I invite you to share yours too. I'm a little tiny bit late seeing as the new moon was on the 13th, but better late than never! Also, check out my Pinterest pin board here and send me a request so you can join in on the fun and post your intentions too!


Previous New Moon Intentions

 

  • Complete the big project I was designing
  • Journal everyday
  • Make and edit a video to share on YouTube

One of the lessons I learned last month was, everything doesn't have to turn out perfectly and can change into something else entirely. When I've set goals in the past, if they didn't turn out to be exactly as I pictured them, then I was not a happy camper. I would feel like a downright failure, which as any perfectionist will tell you is unacceptable! In an attempt to show myself some grace, no matter how my intentions turned out to be, I decided to be okay with it. I realized it wasn't really about reaching the goal (altho I did want to be successful), it was more about actually giving it the old college try instead of sitting around and waiting for it to happen. 

As far as the intentions that I set last month, here is the update: I was working on a project unlike I had ever worked on before, because I was trying to design something I was unsure of how to make. I would work it up, just to take it all apart again and again. At some point, I understood that it just wasn't meant to be right now. I'm not giving up on it, but I did set it to the side to be worked on at a later date and I'm okay with that. I wanted to journal every. single. day. for at least a month and altho that didn't happen, because I made the effort to journal whenever I could, I did end up feeling much less stressed and more clear headed for it. And the ever looming YouTube quest.. I made a video. A couple videos actually. Didn't post them to YouTube. (haha!) What I did do though was learn how to edit my videos, understand that I don't need to pay for editing software at this time, and one of the videos I made did get posted to Instagram! So ta-daaaa! 

How did you do with your intentions last month?


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1. Setting time limits - It's not that I mean to procrastinate, it's just that I will be faced with a task that I'm unsure of how to do (or let's be honest, don't want to do) and then next thing you know an hour has passed and nothing has gotten done. I've always been one who needed time to think and plot out exactly what my moves will be, but.... sometimes that turns into procrastination. Here's the cycle: "I have a task, but I'm not sure where to start. Let's look at examples for inspiration. Ooh look! This other thing over here looks super interesting.. Oh wait.. what was I supposed to be doing again?? Oh yeah, that task I was unsure of. Dammit! It's time to do _______. Guess I'll pick this back up tomorrow." Knowing myself as I do, I know that setting time limits to get things done is a really good motivator for me to pull some magic out of my ass. So that my friends, is the way I plan on helping myself stay on task and be more consistent.

2. Read till my eyes fall out - Not really, but I would like to make time to do more reading. I have bought numerous books off of Amazon and have only attempted to read one or two. I'm in the midst of reading 'Braving the Wilderness', by Brene Brown and by golly I am going to finish it before the month is out!!


So Tribe, Do You Or Have You Ever Wanted To Set Intentions On The New Moon?

I invite you to share your intentions or monthly goals with me here! Or if you’re a blogger and would like to get in the fun, follow me on Pinterest and you can join my New Moon Intentions group board! Comment with your Pinterest name or email address and I will add you to the board so you can start pinning! Have a wonderful week!

Until the next time..

Light & Love,

Ariana

New Moon Intentions: May

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Moon Vibes Tribe

Oh happy day! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been taking a much needed break. I got spring cleaning fever really bad so I’ve taken to cleaning up all of the things that I’ve neglected over the busy winter season. Now it’s time to open up the windows, sage to bring in good energies, and plan, plan, and plan some more for the next busy season. Every month on the new moon, I like to tell you what personal and professional intentions I’ve set and share them on Pinterest. Check out the pin board here and send me a request so you can join in on the fun and share your intentions too!


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1. Complete My Frankenstein! – Since taking my break, I’ve had a super big burst of creativity (which I’m loving!!) and I’ve got about 4-5 drawings of things I want to make. First on the list is going to be a new take on a shawl. I got the idea from always being cold at work and wanting something to just cover my upper body without it being as old-fashioned and cumbersome as a shawl. I’ve already started it, frogged it, and started it again to make it look like the image in my head. The goal is to set a due date (05/31) to finish it, write up a pattern for it, and notate any changes that I want to make. I’m so excited about seeing the finished product, but I plan on adding some really fun and badass elements!

2. Write all the Things – A few weeks ago after being completely exhausted and burnt out I realized that the pace I was trying to keep just wasn’t working for me. I needed to find a way to slow down and do things in my own way. I was feeling lost and out of place and whenever I feel that way I try to revert back to my basics. Simply put, journaling. A big stress reliever for me is writing out all of my problems. I used to write almost every day and I think that helped to keep me sane! So my goal now through the next new moon in June is to write. Write everything! The good, the bad, the joys, the tears, the fears, and the triumphs. All of it. I can’t run a business if I’m not mentally healthy, right?

3. Learn YouTube (Finally) – I’ve been talking (to myself mainly) about really sitting down and figuring out how to edit my videos so I can start a YouTube Channel. I think I’ve just been in my head about it too much. In my mind it needs to look professional, which means it should look as clear as possible, have music, an intro, and outro, words that pop up, slides, clips of vlogging, and not to mention all around perfection. Haha.. Perfection is not really possible and I’ve discovered that I’ve been overthinking things a bit! So the goal here is to do what I gotta do it get it edited and published by May 18th! The butterflies… they are a dancing.


So Tribe, do you or have you ever wanted to set intentions on the new moon?

I invite you to share your intentions or monthly goals with me here! Or if you’re a blogger and would like to get in the fun, follow me on Pinterest and you can join my New Moon Intentions group board! Comment with your Pinterest name or email address and I will add you to the board so you can start pinning! Have a wonderful week!

Until the next time..

Light & Love,

Ariana

New Moon Intentions: March

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New Moon Intentions| Let's talk about new moon intentions! I'm sharing my goals to find inspiration and be more creative. Come share yours too! www.TheUrbanCountess.com

|Under the New Moon|

Greetings Tribe!

You know that girl who likes tarot cards, burns sage to smudge her house, and wears crystals all of the time? Yeah well, I’m that friend. Friends like that also are really into the moon. Looking at the moon, wearing moon jewelry, and living by the moons phases too, and I am no different. So we’re here to talk about setting intentions for the new moon or what some call the dark moon today. Setting intentions or goals around this time is perfect, because energies are calm and your mind has a chance to be clear unlike during a full moon. Ever heard of people going bananas during a full moon? Yeah well, it’s true. Even I have a hard time sleeping when the full moon is near with all of its “go go let’s do and analyze all the things” energies. Everyone sets goals and intentions for themselves and I like to set mine monthly, so here are a few of the one’s I’m wanting to concentrate on for my small handmade business.


|Good Vibes Only|

Giving Myself Permission – When trying to get your business where you want it to go, it’s really easy to get caught up in doing nothing but business tasks and only leaving a small tiny bit of time for actually making the things you love. Which as you can guess, leaves zero time for reading books and looking at the things that really inspire you! I recently went through a creative block for the simple fact that I had forgotten to pour inspiration into myself. So, I hereby give myself permission to take time to relax, read, and do all the things that bring me joy. Adulting is hard period, so this will be a twofold treat!

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Explore New Crafty Lands – Have you ever noticed that creative people are never just creative in one way? I know that when running a business, the so called “best practice” is to stick to one thing and do that really well. But, I don’t really like that rule! What’s wrong with having a few options? Hell, department stores and Wal-Mart sell a little bit of everything so why can’t I?! {SIDEBAR: Did you know that Wal-Mart sells coffins of all things???} I said all that to say, I’m ready to explore new crafts that I’m interested in like embroidery or cross-stitch. Have you some of the amazing embroidery artist on IG? Their work is phenomenal and I’m so in love with it! So who knows what the future may hold. If nothing else, I will have fun and find inspiration from it.


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So Tribe, do you or have you ever wanted to set intentions on the new moon? I invite you to share your intentions or monthly goals with me here! Or if you’re a blogger and would like to get in the fun, follow me on Pinterest and you can join my New Moon Intentions group board! Comment (it's at the top of this page) with your Pinterest name or emails address and I will add you to the board so you can start pinning! Have a wonderful week!

Until the next time..

Light & Love,

A.C.