The third key element in striking the perfect recipe for personal balance is Leverage. Justlike
the planet Jupiter, which is known for expansion, growth, luck, and consequential
productivity, it’s essential to leverage the tools and productivity hacks to work smarter and
get time back. So, I invite you to ponder, where are you spending time needlessly? Are
there tasks that seem to drag on that could be delegated? Or is there perhaps a resource
or tool you could explore to simplify a particularly draining task?
Engage in YOU:
The seventh key element in finding and maintaining your optimum balance is Engagement
in YOU. Just as Mars is the ruling planet of decisive action, it is time for you to take a fiery
step in self-acceptance and love. It’s time to start putting yourself first...guilt free. Let me
say that again, it’s time to put YOU first. NO guilt. So, ask yourself. Where are you putting
others first? What would truly putting you — your needs, your dreams, your wants — first
look like? What boundaries need to be placed to do so? How can you remind yourself to
do this when you forget?
The fifth key element of true, authentic balance is Narration. In addition to rooting out old
ways of thinking and forming new habits (as the Moon + fourth key element instruct us), it’s
essential that we develop and believe in a narrative we can get behind. This can mean
shifting the mission statement of our business, the way we market it, or even the narrative
we tell to ourselves about ourselves and our ability to show-up (both soulfully and
strategically). So, just as Mercury rules over communication, we must be the rulers of our
own stories and tell them to ourselves in others in a way that uplifts, inspires, and
encourages. So, what stories are you currently telling yourself about yourself? How do they
make you feel? And what story is your business currently telling to others? Is it an accurate
The fourth key element in establishing the most rewarding state of personal balance is
Alignment. Just in the way the Moon is said to rule over your intuition, emotions, and
interior landscape, our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs dictate the habits, routines, and
patterns we form. So, if your emotional relationships with any aspects of your life and
business, from money mindset (and the conversations or monetizations associated with it)
to your own personal missions, are mis-aligned, the manifestations of those things will be,
too. This is where it becomes essential to adhere to a mindset that helps you build
positive, self-improving and affirming habits. What areas of your work or life currently feel
misaligned with your dream vision? What habits have you formed that feel a bit self-
sabotaging? What do you think would improve them?
The first key element in achieving a healthy, sustainable state of balance is Boundaries. The
art of saying no helps prevent things like over-commitment, over-extending, and the
consequential overwhelm. Having a strong mindset and approach to your time, like Saturn
(known as the ‘teacher’ planet that imposes strict lessons and strength to carry them
through), can help in both your soulful and strategic endeavours. Journal questions to
explore this further is: Where have I set healthy boundaries? Where do I feel over-
extended? How can I set and enforce boundaries in those areas? What does it feel like
when a boundary is crossed?
The second key element in finding and maintaining your optimum balance is Assessment.
Regular reflection and setting clear mission goals and steps for yourself is at the heart of
turning a dream into a reality. So, just the way the sun shines a light on your day, I invite
you to illuminate your true goal by asking yourself, what does a true state of balance look
like for you? What might it take to get there? How can you break that down further into
actionable steps? And how can you reward yourself for your progress along the way?
The first key element in achieving a healthy, sustainable state of balance is Community.
You might be the sole person running your business, but life (and work) are not meant to
be done in isolation. Just as Venus, planet of love, beauty, and connection, is a symbol of
the importance of finding your tribe, every mentor you admire is a symbol of the great
work that happens when you find the right support and accountability. No success hasever
happened in a vacuum. So whether it’s the soulful or strategic components of your
life and work that need tending, don’t be afraid to actively seek mentorship and
accountability. The right people around you truly make all the difference and give you the
momentum you need to achieve that perfect balance recipe. So, who in your life (or that
you’ve encountered in books or online) makes you feel seen, heard, encouraged? Who
gives you positive energy or keeps you accountable to your goals? How can you
intentionally seek out and surround yourself with more of this type of support?