So, I woke up this morning with a ton of energy and the idea in my head that today would be a good day to figure out what to do with myself. Should I be waiting for the gym where I work to reopen, or should I be looking for something else to do?
Anyway, I’ve been through this before. In fact, my blog posts for the past two years on this exact day detail my struggles with finding suitable employment, and the fact that I don’t mind a change of course. I know that a lot of people want to do just one thing with their lives, but I get bored with forty-hours-a-week of the same old, same old.
Of course, there’s a lot of planetary action in my tenth house right now. The sun in Leo is virtually right in the middle of my expansive Placidus tenth house, forming an opposition to my Venus/Mars conjunction in Aquarius.
Curiously, I had a look back to 1986 when I first became certified to become a group fitness instructor. Both the sun and Mercury were in my tenth house, and Mercury actually stationed very close to my midheaven the weekend I attended the three-day workshop that changed my life. The only consistency in my professional life over the last thirty-four years is that I’ve never stopped leading fitness classes for more than a few weeks at a time.
The reason that I’m noticing these patterns is that I’m getting the feeling that maybe I should try to find more work in the fitness business again, rather than looking for something in retail during what has been described as the “retail apocalypse.” I was signed-up to get a YMCA yoga instructor certification before the pandemic arrived, but that didn’t happen. Although it’s a dream of mine, I haven’t pursued the 200-hour yoga instructor course that would allow me to make some real money leading yoga classes because I haven’t had the time it requires to enroll in one of those programs.
However, my employment insurance ends in a couple of weeks. The Federal Government here in Canada is launching all sorts of training initiatives to get Canadians working again once things return to normal after the pandemic subsides. Maybe there’s a chance I can receive the training I desire without feeling as if I’m going to be thrown out on the streets for not working. While I was receiving EI, I was not allowed to attend full-time training simultaneously. The powers-that-be insist that you choose a lane.
Anyway, it’s something I need to look into. I don’t mind a shift in my career direction because I’m so accustomed to being a Jack-of-all-trades. I just don’t know if pursuing a new career at this point in my life is going to lead me down another dead end. I seem to have a knack for finding employment in positions that eventually disappear from the market altogether. Perhaps that’s why I’m weathering the storm caused by COVID-19 a little better than people who have never been through this bullshit before.
So, with the planets currently in positions that indicate a positive change, and future astrological trends that encourage a shift, I’m going to explore this new pathway. Really, what else do I have to do?