Your task is to be dogged and persistent

I had to share the latest horoscope for Leo from Free Will Astrology, because it so strongly relates to many of the projects I’m working on these days.

Morning Lion

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The marathon is a long-distance footrace with an official length of over 26 miles. Adults who are physically fit and well-trained can finish the course in five hours. But I want to call your attention to a much longer running event: the Self-Transcendence 3100-Mile Race. It begins every June in Queens, a borough of New York, and lasts until August. Those who participate do 3,100 miles’ worth of laps around a single city block, or about 100 laps per day. I think that this is an apt metaphor for the work you now have ahead of you. You must cover a lot of ground as you accomplish a big project, but without traveling far and wide. Your task is to be dogged and persistent as you do a little at a time, never risking exhaustion, always pacing yourself.

There are marathons, and then there are MARATHONS.

2 thoughts on “Your task is to be dogged and persistent

  1. Anne at Shintangle Studio says:

    Hi Rachael: I’m at the opposite end of the horoscope from Leo, but this idea works for me too. In the next five weeks, I have three complex projects to finish for a show at our local art gallery. It’s a struggle even to think that it’s possible to get all this work done before the deadline, but I’m determined. Thanks for a timely dose of inspiration for the frame of mind I need to get through it.

  2. Rachael says:

    It related well to my recent thoughts around working on long term projects. I’ve never run a marathon, but I have worked on projects that require the mental discipline of running one.

    Good luck with your projects. You’ll definitely get them done!

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