My lunar creativity project is off the rails.
How is yours going?
Tonight at 9:57 pm EDST it is the last quarter of the moon. This is the time of drawing our creative project to a close, getting close to wrapping it up.
Does that describe how your creative project is doing? Because it sure doesn’t describe mine.
I am REALLY behind in mine—in fact, I think I’ve only gotten started. I’m nowhere near even thinking about drawing to a close.
Maybe you’re in the same boat I am. Or maybe you’re stuck. Maybe you’ve even forgotten about your project.1
Does any of this make us wrong? Not at all. Does this make us ill-suited to do creative work? No, it does not.
Rather, this moon-tracking creative exercise serves simply to direct our attention. First, to the cycles of nature that have been repeating since before life on our planet even began.
Secondly, this exercise draws our attention to the life of our creative projects. How do they live and breathe? What is our process like?
These are all good things, no matter how your project might be going. Gentle attention to where we are is exactly the right place to start if it seems like we’d like to head in a different direction.
The morning of October 6th is the new moon, when all things begin anew. As the new moon draws closer, what do you want to do for the next moon cycle—keep working on this one, or pick something new? What new project might intrigue you for this next cycle?
I’d really love to know.
My very best,
And you may ask yourself, “how did I get here?” I ask myself that all the time.