Another year has passed, and I find myself beginning to emerge from a bit of a turning inward.

I’m reluctant to ascribe it to (yet another) after-effect of having cancer, but I won’t deny the possibility: I stopped doing anything public except a bare minimum of writing, and got pretty shallow with my offerings in that arena. My coven has suffered from my inattention, and I’m trying to not beat myself up for having failed my mythical public. I turned inward, but I wasn’t particularly introspective. At least, not energetically or with purpose.

But then my solar return came and with it a sudden resurgence in energy for projects. In the last few days I’ve sold an article to Llewellyn’s 2017 Herbal Almanac, thought of several ideas to write and pitch in spring next year for several other almanacs, written an article (being edited as we speak) for an anthology on Pagan Leadership, started doing more advanced postings for the coven, and submitted two presentations for Pantheacon 2015.

I don’t often look at Rob Brezny’s Free Will Astrology, but yesterday I did and found this:

As you know, real confidence has no bluster or bombast. It’s not rooted in a desire to seem better than everyone else and it’s not driven by a fear of appearing weak. Real confidence settles in when you have a clear vision of exactly what you need to do. Real confidence blooms as you wield the skills and power you have built through your hard work and discipline. And as I think you already sense, Virgo, the time has come for you to claim a generous new share of real confidence. You are ready to be a bolder and crisper version of yourself.

So here I am, stepping out into a new year. Thanks Rob.

Oh, and I’ll be sharing a pic or two of my new ‘do in the next post.

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