Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Using the New Moon in Taurus To Get Back To Yourself

New Moon In Taurus

The New Moon is always a great time for a fresh start and setting goals, and with everything going on right now, the moon coming into Taurus is a perfect opportunity for us to get grounded and come home to ourselves in the midst of all the madness.

Taurus is an Earth sign, and with this new moon falling on Earth Day it's a really amazing energy, one that we can use to our advantage to reset and refresh.

This is a chance for us to go inward, come home to ourselves and take things slow for a couple days. Taurus is a practical and grounded sign, so now's a great time to make plans and set goals that are realistic and achievable - something that will require patience but be really rewarding in the long run.

If you've been tempted to do some online shopping recently, today is a great day to purchase any practical items, or something you know will last you a long time and serve you well. Taurus is a sensual sign, so the new moon is a really nice time to tap into these senses and give yourself a self-care day - cook your favourite meal, go for a walk in nature, light your favourite candle etc.

Taurus rules the throat, so try opening your throat chakra by speaking your goals into existence rather than keeping them inside, and maybe opening up to someone will free you from energy that is holding you down.

With Taurus conjunct Uranus there's a little bit of opposing energy, as Uranus is a planet of change and unexpected outcomes, but I think that this can be a great lesson for us to accept the unpredictability of our current circumstances and teach us to stay grounded within ourselves - we always have ourselves to come home to.

Happy new moon!

Monday, 20 April 2020

i have no idea what i'm doing.

I was going to try and write this in a more poetic way but I think at this point a train of thought works better, so apologies in advance for any cursing.

I'm sure you've noticed that this platform has gone AWOL the last few months which is probably a bit confusing saying as there's been no real explanation as to why. I was going to write a big apology and explanation but then I thought fuck it, I'm not actually sorry. I've wasted so much of my life apologising for things I have no need to be sorry for just because I thought it was what other people wanted to hear.

A few months ago I probably would've shared something personal that I wasn't ready to, but now I realise that keeping my mental health in check is the most important thing and that at the end of the day, this website really isn't about me at all.

I created Starry Eyed for the complete purpose of that. Before this I had a blog and youtube channel for a few years but gradually realised that I actually hated being the centre of attention, but I thought that's how I had to do it in order to be able to do all the 'behind the scenes' stuff that I found fun - editing, video concepts etc.

I've always been more interested in what other people have to say, and that's why I love this platform - it's not about ego or a competition, it's just a fun wee site where people can share their art! I think especially with everything going on at the minute, something simple and light hearted like this is what we need.

Originally I felt really inclined to keep posting as if everything was normal, and force myself to do this just to keep up with content but I'm honestly so glad I didn't. I don't want to pretend that I have my shit together when I don't in reality. But realistically, do any of us?

I think for people in their teens and twenties especially, this pressure to keep up appearances on social media is fucking ridiculous. Everyone's comparing their life to someone they know solely based by what they post on instagram.. 'she's got two kids and bought a house and I'm still living at home' or 'he's just started a high-up job in a company and I'm only starting to study now'.

We're all guilty of it. It's so easy to forget that everyone has their own shit going on, even when it doesn't seem like it from a perfectly curated insta feed. I'm just going to admit now that I have no idea what I'm doing. But i'm pretty sure you don't as well. And that's fine!! We've got so many years to figure shit out so I just think we should all admit that we're as clueless as each other and embrace it.

That's my two cents for the day.
Sorry  thank you for listening to my existential ramble if you made it this far!

All the best,
Orlagh xx

Monday, 13 April 2020

'My Nature Is You' by Keilan Colville

art by Xingye Jin

my nature is you

as i gaze out at fields and mountains
that are ever                distant
i think of the
every curve its own incline
that i am glad to climb
you exist in the soil of my mind
each day with you
                        i’ll sow
                             i’ll sow
                                 i’ll sow
and everyday
                    you grow
                          you grow
                               you grow

- Keilan Colville


Monday, 6 April 2020

The Pick Me Up Playlist - Feel Good Tunes for Instant Postivity

I think we can all agree that self-isolation can feel a bit daunting. Not being able to have our usual routine can get a frustrating, and perhaps being stuck at home is having an impact on your mental health.

Whilst it's so easy to fall into negative thinking during this time, it's important to view it as a great opportunity to work on self growth. We need to make the best out of this weird situation! If you're feeling a little unmotivated or getting cabin fever, music can be a great medicine to help you feel better, and this pick me up playlist is perfect for getting your mood up!

Whether you're struggling to get up in the mornings or need a break from work, stick this playlist on and have a sing or dance! It doesn't matter if you're tone deaf or have two left feet, just focus on how good it makes you feel. I promise you'll feel a million times better.

Stay safe,

Orlagh xx

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