I really have to stop using ‘smiley’ faces, to inject warmth when communicating sensitive matter, in personal and professional email. I think it can come off as condescending, sarcastic, and a myriad of other negative things I do not intend. In person, it disarms. In email, it arms. And it lacks a seriousness that I very much have when discussing difficult topics. Ah, the wicked smiley face!
Want to learn about various personality disorders, with Narcissism as the feature? Check out Sam Vaknin on YouTube. He’s not a mental health professional but carries himself well, has a Ph.D in Philosophy, and seems to know what he’s talking about. I would love to see his natal chart! :D
Awhile ago I was having immense trouble with my Mars Square Saturn aspect and getting stuff done. I was frustrated, overwhelmed, and my work was imbalanced.
No matter what I got done, I felt it wasn’t enough and that stuff was being left out. So I decided, enough was enough, and set out to create solutions for this problem.
Recently I found out, through Leah Whitehorse, that one of the solutions actually has a name and formal process to it. It’s called Timeboxing – a time management technique, can turn a Mars-Saturn, in hard aspect, to a harmonious one.
If you or your client experiences work related frustration, delays, overwork, etc. consider mentioning Timeboxing (if you don’t already).
For myself, I rotate tasks and jobs throughout the month, and I do a variety of things throughout the day without the expectation that I will complete any of them by the end of day. Some I will and some I won’t and that’s okay because I have a “plan”. :D
Note that I have Gemini on my 6th house cusp and variety is essentially within my day-to-day tasks and how I manage my time.
Somehow I get more done, feel more accomplished and relaxed, don’t neglect one thing for another, and feel less frustrated because I’m getting somewhere — I can see the results.
Hope this helps for someone else. Cheers!
Originally published May 4, 2011
Thanks Nancy Schorr
“There’s money in mystery.” Abella Arthur