Peace from the comforts of my couch and plant-filled living room. It’s a work from home kind of afternoon, and I’m enjoying some fruit + crushed up Nature Valley granola + yogurt for breakfast as Veronica Mars plays in the background. I’ve been thinking a lot about millennial self-starterdom, post college blues and how to break out of the creative ruts I’ve been experiencing.
This sidereal gemini season has been firing up my creative mind like a cookout grill. With every day comes a new set of ideas, what-if’s and plans of action. Now that I’m out of school, the success of my creative endeavors is completely up to me. I don’t have a predetermined structure of my days, deadlines to keep me on track, or guaranteed and designated time to invest in my art. There’s a sense of overwhelming helplessness in this newly earned freedom.
Gemini energy is meant to be approached with an optimism and an open mind. I’ve learned it serves my creative process best when I don’t sabotage it with visions of every idea falling flat. Let those ideas flow, no matter how unrealistic or impossible they seem. There’s an element of sensual indulgence when you allow yourself to freely explore your creative ‘fantasies,’ not unlike the revered Audre Lorde text ‘Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power.’ Much like my house plants, who flourish when they are placed within ‘talking’ distance of each other, my what-if’s take on more meaning when they are bountiful. The more ideas and the more infinity mirrors we can create within ourselves, the better!
We still have a couple more weeks of sidereal Gemini season and I intend to engage in every point of inspiration disguised as an obstacle to my fullest capability.
May your creative mind take you into uncharted depths, and your house plans continue to thrive.