in_the_blue: (aeris and zack's big adventure)
Talking with [livejournal.com profile] rirenec got me thinking. What do I do for fun? People ask me that a lot. My parents, especially, ask me that on a regular basis. All my answers sound trite when I tell them, so let me put it into a list.

Writing. This is perhaps the most fun I have. I'm a compulsive writer and yes, I write every day. I don't have a set word count in my head that I must get to or anything. I just... write. My own stuff mostly, but also fanfiction sometimes and roleplay sometimes, although not much of either of those last two lately.

Photography. I go through phases where I'm every bit as avid about this as I am about writing, where I practice every single day. Lately I've been neglecting photography, so that means it's time to make sure the battery's charged and go take advantage of the day's sunshine and experiment a bit.

Reading. This is another thing I do every day. I recently joined Goodreads, that helps me keep track of all the things I've started and haven't yet finished. I'm usually in the middle of two or three or four books at once (I can thank astrology for that). I also love to do research! Sometimes it's even random research.

Exercise. Yes, every day, or as many days as I can. Sometimes life is too busy with work and appointments early in the day, but I do my best to reserve mornings for exercise. I know myself well enough to know if I don't do this first thing, I probably won't do it at all. What types? I am currently using a stationary for bike anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes of hills (or intervals, just to shake things up). Then sit-ups (right now I'm on 100 every day), then I lift weights. I wish I had a hot tub for some hydrotherapy after, but I just have to make do.

Then I have my personal bolt-holes: driving (I will drive anywhere just to do it, with some good tunes playing and a cup of coffee). This sometimes leads me to the beach, which is my favorite place in the world for decompressing and relaxing. I think if I lived at the beach I would finally be able to get good at meditating. When I had access to a pool, I would go swimming every day. That's a good meditative sport too, not to mention so great for toning our bodies. But no pool access any more, so I only get to swim when I'm at places like Little St. Simon's Island. I grew up at the beach and have a long-standing love affair with the ocean. I would be there every day if I could.

So tell me, what do you do for R&R? The moon's in Pisces, so I'm in a reflective mood and also wearing rainbows of semi-precious stones on my wrist. I'm chakra-based these days.
in_the_blue: (jeff is sad)
OK, so I was away over the weekend and busy today, but in the wee hours of Sunday morning, the moon moved from Aquarius (bye, all you lovely crazy dreams) to Pisces. What does it mean, what does it mean?

You ever known you know something, but you don't know how you know it? It's just gut, just intuition? That's the moon transiting Pisces. You ever feel emotions running under your feet like a fast-moving stream? That's moon in Pisces. You ever feel psychic? That's moon in Pisces. You ever feel in tune with deep dark mystical things? That's moon in Pisces, starting to get the picture?

This is a time when we really have to pay attention to our feelings and to those of others. We'll actually be a lot more open to other peoples' feelings and want to help. We might be feeling magnanimous, generous to a fault, self-sacrificing. Emotional much more than logical, and very imaginative! There's an enhanced sensitivity to drugs and alcohol during this transit. We might go out of our way to be near the water (I was in Seattle, looking right out at Elliott Bay), or to meditate, or to be involved in creative pursuits like theater or film. Anything spiritually-based will catch our attention during this transit.

Pisces rules the twelfth house, which is the house of the subconscious and of the spiritual. Of dreams and intuition. So pay attention to dreams and to gut feel during this transit.

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