Keywords: serious, sober, preoccupied
Frequency: Once a year. Duration: 10 Days ( 1 deg. per day average)
This is a serious day. Self-discipline and ambition are peaking; hard work now pays off in spades -- later. People arent in the mood for frivolity; theres too much to do!
Individual responsibility is key. Were more focused now than usual, self-managing and ready to tackle mundane tasks that we ordinarily avoid. No one wants to squander energy, so just about everyone will make it a point to work hard and do a good job. Working by ourselves is more effective than trying to work with others. Business meetings are fine, though, because were able to articulate goals and formulate a plan and time frame for achieving them, one step at a time. The results of todays labor will be practical, high-quality and long-lasting. Serious consideration leads to profound realizations. Focus on staying grounded and aware. We may feel pessimistic or cynical today, but we shouldnt permit ourselves to look exclusively at the dark side.