1 – I figured Mercury retrograde would be a good time to complete a saved draft so here we are.
2 – Sorry I have been slow to respond to comments. Life has been busy and I have had less energy of late.
3 – Take note that I will be planning a blogging challenge in January to coincide with litebeing chronicles 10 year anniversary. I invite you all to take part in this exciting project. Stay tuned!
4 – I am still available for virtual or phone astrology readings. Visit the services page to learn more.
Back in early July I took the LCSW exam. I found myself unusually anxious in the days preceding the exam. While I did well on the practice exams, I was lacking in confidence. So I did what I could to prepare myself for a stressful, high stakes situation. I asked for protection and signs beforehand. I did distance and local reiki also. My daily horoscope for my chart on astro.com based on daily transits had the caption Favorable Results. That seemed promising! I went over all the rules and instructions multiple times. This was a high security operation. I hate being so controlled but had no choice if I wanted to gain this credential.
I planned so well that I arrived about half an hour early ( maybe more but cannot recall exact details now. ) I used the time to really get centered and this was time well spent. I was told we had to be masked for the entire four hours which had me spooked. Apparently this was no longer true so I went mask less. I do not know if wearing the mask would have resulted in a different outcome. I was rather irritated and anxious but somehow muddled through. I picked locker number 7 to store my belongings. The test date was 7/7/22 . When I was reviewing end of the exam and saw that I had 1 hour and 11 minutes remaining ( 111) , I knew it was time to submit my answers. And so I did. At that point I was ready to fully surrender. I did my best. We were given unofficial results at the test center and I passed! I was somewhat in disbelief but was given a form to take home which verified my results. I reviewed it many times once I was home. Somehow a passing thought “What if I get diverticulitis? ” produced a fresh episode days before the exam so I was not at my best. Part of me wonders if I welcomed having more odds against me. I do not know. What I do know is that I was so exhausted that I got lost on the drive home! I quickly recognized my error and drove home. It had been a very long day.
The official notification from the State Board arrived July 13 2022, much faster than anticipated. Eventually the certificate arrived. I began counting hours since January 2016, 6 and a half years years earlier. What a journey this has been. Fast forward to present day and not much has changed. One could say the outcome seems anti – “climb”atic ! I really expected that meeting this challenge would make space for something amazing and new in my career. So far the only change is I have 4 letters after my name instead of 3. I have advertised to do clinical supervision and received a few inquiries but no takers. After the retrograde I will begin looking to join a second practice to see if that may provide me with the expansion I desire. It is truly surprising that reaching this milestone has not seemed to shift much for me. Maybe it needs more time or maybe I haven’t noticed the internal changes. I am finding myself a bit bored at times, wishing to attract more clients who want to focus on self development and intrapersonal growth. Yet I am grateful for those I currently work with because they teach me much . Many seem to be progressing and I am happy to help facilitate this process. Even a few are on the spiritual path to varying degrees. At the end of the day, I have learned that often my ego desires do not match up with what the Higher Self has in mind. And so it is….
I am eager to share another Capricorn mountain song:
This one I may have shared before, but it works in this post. I do have 2 planets in Cap, Venus in the 10th, and several planets ( including the sun ) progressed in Capricorn so I understand the mountain metaphor quite well. This song was the one me and my college ex chose as our song after seeing the film An Officer and a Gentleman. Richard Gere, who starred in this romantic drama, has Sun conjunct Saturn and my ex has Mars in Capricorn.
As the lyrics say, the road is long..
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