Currently, Saturn is about to make it’s last opposition to my natal Mercury in the 9th house. At the first hit, I had massive problems with my web host which meant I had to quickly move my other site to a different server. I spent many hours agonising over what was causing the problem. Eventually things stabilized. At the second hit, I was completely bogged down with writing and extremely stressed. Now at this third hit, I’ve found that Google’s algorithm change on the 21st June has had some serious consequences for this site resulting in a large drop in traffic. This has really knocked me (backwards) but also caused me to reflect on the purpose of this site and what I really want to do.
I love to write – or should I say, I LOVE to write. I’ve been trying to write an astrology book whilst keeping up with this site and rescuing my Lisbon site (which is like my baby)! I want to submit articles for publication but I have little time left over after writing for Lua. Somewhere along the line the scales have dipped and blogging has become a hungry monster that is starving me of time and energy. And amidst all that I have a day job which for most of the year is part time but during the summer time gets very busy and eats more hours of the day.
In all, I’m burned out and tired of trying to tear myself into several different directions at once. I’ve made a very hard decision to stop blogging at Lua for a few weeks. I’m taking the Mercury retrograde time to reflect, work on my book and generally rest. Mercury will be retrograde through my 1st and 12th house so needing time out and a bit of self-reflection is one way to use that energy.
It’s not been an easy decision and I’ve shed a lot of tears in the past 24 hours but I think it’s the best decision for the time being. Lua will still be here and I will be posting from time to time until I figure out the next chapter in the life of Lua Astrology.