It’s February! I know I say that almost every month. It’s so hard to believe that we can zip through time so quickly. My favorite thing is to enjoy every moment…although I do have to remind myself of that on occasion.
From this thought grew the reason that I began reading Eat That Frog First 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating. It wasn’t so much that I was procrastinating, it was that I didn’t feel organized. I felt that I was continually putting out fires which means dealing with the things that came up in that moment or I was working on things that took time and someone else could do easily such as my website or other tech issues. I wanted to have the time to do the things in my business that I really love.
I love doing readings with clients. I love the coaching part of my business when I get to see how people answer the Now what? question and expand with confidence. I love developing new products and services that help others
This quote from the book really made sense and brought home why I’m reading this book:
“The ability to concentrate single-mindedly on your most important task, to do it well and to finish it completely is the key to great success, respect, status and happiness in life.”
Frog Eating Rule #1:
“If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.” A good one, right? Even if you have two big jobs in front of you, pick the one that’s weighing on you the heaviest and take it one step at a time to finish it…. or eat it one bite at a time until it’s gone.
Frog Eating Rule #2:
“If you have to eat a frog at all, it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for long.” Have you ever kept putting off a project and it got heavier and heavier in your thoughts? It even felt like it was bigger than it actually was when you completed it. This is exactly what this means. The longer you look at the project the bigger and heavier it gets. So, get it done and relieve the anxiety and stress.
This week I’ll talk more about this book and how we “set the table.” For now, just take stock of what’s in front of you that you need to get done.
Let’s face it. It’s February, we’re in the month of Love and we’re ALL looking at tax season!
So, get it done!
ARIES: From the 1st to the 6th, you’re happy sharing with others. You become more introspective after the 7th. The Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius on the 15th is accompanied by several harmonious interplanetary sextiles and followed shortly by other aspects. Carefully consider decisions made during this time avoiding any appearance of any conflict of interest. After the 17th you move into a more relaxed and dreamy space with Pisces influences.
TAURUS: An improvement long wished for begins to seem more realistically doable as the month begins surrounding home and family. Around the 7th you work hard to break a pattern or get out of a rut. After the 10th there could be a change in a relationship and a possible sexy attraction. The Solar Eclipse of the 15th occurs in your social sector. After the 17th, creativity in your outlook and work occurs. Money optimism from the 23rd to the 28th.
GEMINI: As the month begins, an assimilation process is already well under way as you sort through your feelings regarding recent events, 1st-6th. After the 7th, you desire to make a meaningful contribution to work or community. You may be inspired to check out a cooking class or local event. Travel and adventure are on your mind with the New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 15th. The end of the month is for completing responsibilities or jobs.
CANCER: There’s a lot of cosmic activity taking place in your money zone as the month begins, but control impulse buying. The intensity of feelings and passion appeals to you around the 7th. After the 18th, light socializing, relaxed activities with Pisces influences. The Solar Eclipse asks you to muster a detached demeanor. You can blow off the steam after the 17th with the Pisces influence. Communication, trips or fun choices are likely to be deliberate after the 19th.
LEO: The recent Lunar Eclipse in your sign on Jan. 31 is encouraging in your direction. Venus in Pisces opens the door to mystery in affairs of the heart, but may be complicated entanglements, too. The Solar Eclipse on the 15th occurs in your partnership zone. Shifts and changes are going on in your attitude about close relationships. Mercury in Aquarius allows you to assess business and financial opportunities. Stress reduces toward the end of the month.
VIRGO: Intuition or psychic impressions have an amplified role to play as the month begins. As the month advances, you may feel increasingly drawn toward quiet activities. The New Moon Eclipse indicates the value of a process or well-executed plan. Results may not be immediate, but there is a payoff. When the Sun enters Pisces, flirtation and romance might be a part of it. The end of the month could see a surreal and unusual turn of events.
LIBRA: People see and understand your message at the beginning of the month. Business promotion is good. Selflessness looks exceptionally good on you through the first half of Feb. and you’re admired for your ability to be proactive. The Aquarian Eclipse shakes things up in a fellow air sign. A change is afoot after the 23rd. A personal preference could prove meaningful. Keep positive at the end of the month. Nothing is perfect, but we can always see the upside.
SCORPIO: Career prospects are in the spotlight as the month begins. A smooth flow of aspects in your sign, give positive energy to whatever steps are taken career-wise. Where things are working well, it’s evident and where adjustments need to be made, it’s evident as well. Sex and love are key topics of passionate interest during this time as well. You are in a state of transformation. Home, childcare, eldercare or petcare arrangements are changing. Familiar may not be familiar.
SAGITTARIUS: Energetic Mars in your sign this month, gives extra zing to anything you do. After the 7th, it might be more productive to work behind the scenes. Entertaining surroundings likes a festival or moves could be a romantic setting this month. The Eclipse aspects your occupation. You may be called to share your know-how. The urge to give someone or something a second chance is strong to a heavily nostalgic Neptunian influence.
CAPRICORN: With Saturn and Pluto in your sign, you could be dealing with some transformational circumstances this month. Saturn rules your sign. You relish certain aspects of a challenge. After the 7th, there’s cooperation on the job, school or home. The Solar Eclipse in Aquarius reinforces the potential for a turning point to be reached or to start in motion regarding money areas. Be watchful after the 28th.
AQUARIUS: A relationship at work or one in your personal life is a source of concern as the month begins. There’s a state of change or imbalance. Life is busy. After the 10th, your focus is on income and possessions. The Solar Eclipse on the 15th accentuates many of the most individualistic and eccentric of your Aquarian traits. Your creativity is high. Travel the scenic route in all areas. After the 23rd, focus is on travel, entertainment and recreation or romance.
PISCES: Resilience is a key theme for you this month. You’re able to make tremendous progress when you’re free to exercise your creative muscles. After the 7th, desire, anger, jealousy or a sexy attraction runs hot and might have you on edge. Venus after the 10th increases the demands you make of others. The Solar Eclipse reinforces the benefits of striving toward emotional, intellectual and psychological balance. A new romance or friendship is renewed.
ENJOY YOUR FEBRUARY!!