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Cat Rose is on a mission to explore the big questions in life, and encourage you to do the same. This is a podcast for those wishing to deepen their understanding of traditional western astrology, discover why they are here and what path they are being called to walk in this life. Cat Rose is a practicing astrologer who specialises in the personal daimon. She has authored two books, and you can find her work at https://www.catroseastrology.com/
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 30, 2018

If you’ve been following along on this Enneagram series so far, you’ll know exactly what the heck I’m talking about and are ready for this instalment where I go through the final 3 types 8,9,1 of the Enneagram.

If not, don’t worry! You’ll want to go back to the first episode in this series, which you can find here.

Ok so last week I spoke about the Thinking triad: that is the three personality types, described by the enneagram that are types 5,6,7.

Today we’re onto the Instinctive triad: so we have three more personality types to dig into.

Apr 27, 2018

What what - an introvert at a conference!?

I know - but remember I do like a challenge...

This was an unexpectedly fun part of my week, and my conclusion for why this was is... FOCUS.

My funk last week, I believe, is down to a lack of focus.

A feeling that is definitely disturbing to type-A MUST BE ACHIEVING folk like myself.

Focussing on a speaker at a conference is much like the equivalent of watching a film at the cinema vs. watching Netflix at home. Your focus is increased. I bet you aren't scrolling through Instagram at the cinema.

Fun rating: 7.5/10

I did leave at lunchtime (6 speakers is quite enough for me, thank you) but I feel that was the perfect dose of though-provoking information, lots of tips and a lot of people to carry me into the weekend!

(NOTE: This is also the first ever off-the-cuff podcast I've recorded, so if you want the full low down - word fluff and all - definitely listen to the full episode.)

 

Apr 23, 2018

If you’ve been following along on this Enneagram series so far, you’ll know exactly what the heck I’m talking about and are ready for this instalment where I go through the types 5,6,7 of the Enneagram.

If not, don’t worry! You’ll want to go back to the first episode in this series, which you can find here.

Ok so last week I spoke about the Feeling triad: that is the three personality types, described by the enneagram that are types 2,3,4.

Today we’re onto the Thinking triad: so we have three more personality types to dig into.

Apr 20, 2018

I've been in a bit of a funk lately... nothing serious, just a bit of apathy that I know will pass.

What's weird is that things that might have excited me and challenged me and delighted me in the past, aren't quite doing the job this time.

Do you ever experience this? I'm sure, if you're human, you do. It's not a feeling that says something's wrong, or even that there's a problem to solve. In some ways, I'd love a problem to solve - as long as it means I can get fired up about it.

Instead, I'm left with a vague sense of impatience and craving, but without any real drive to take wholehearted action - which is odd, because I've historically been a very action-oriented, head strong type.

So this apathy can range from day to day activities, certain coffee shops I love (or have loved) to work in, bits and bobs for the Creative Introvert and how I choose to spend my free time - including many of the activities I've put in my Jar of Fun.

But what does this all meeeean??

Well, that's the question I've been asking. i've been journalling about it, discussing it with my pals, sending intentions out to the universe to answer me: what is this slump all about?

If something isn't fun anymore... What's changed?

If the activity hasn't changed... And my circumstances are still the same - and on the whole, very good - I guess it's me that's the culprit of this change.

Now I embrace change, or at least I attempt to.

Particularly personal change - heck, I wouldn't have started this Creative Introvert business if I wasn't a personal development junkie myself.

But I can't deny this has made me feel a bit like an awkward chrysalis (by the way, have you seen the process of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly? That sh*t is crazy) somewhere between my former caterpillar self, wiggling around and munching on everything in it's path, and the incredible butterfly that soars all around your garden.

It's not entirely pleasant, but I'll take it if it means the butterfly stage is coming.

I'm also using this caterpillar butterfly metaphor to explain - to myself as well as you - the change we all go through at various stages of life, over and over again, as we shed our former self that may be limiting us in some way, and become what we're destined to be.

I'm using the word 'destined' lightly, because I'm not sold on the idea of fate or destiny currently, but I am a big believer in their being a True Self, or a more authentic, genuine self, that we're possibly always subconsciously aware of... and are always getting steered towards from within... if we listen carefully.

Ok so esoteric stuff aside, what does this mean for the Year of Fun?

Well, I've decided to take an approach which I've been doing more and more over the recent year or so, but my former caterpillar self would absolutely balk at.

I've been looking at my to-do list and only picking out what I want to do in that moment.

If something feels uninspiring, I leave it for a time when I'm feeling more up to it.

Of course, I still keep my appointments and scheduled calls, but I haven't been acting on something just because it's in my Asana calendar.

Now there are times when this approach might not be a good idea, and of course I'm in a position where I'm under very little external pressure or responsibilities, but on the whole: I think each and every one of us could stand to pay attention to the way we feel about the day-to-day tasks we demand of ourselves.

We go into autopilot, and this isn't necessarily a bad thing. But it can be limiting you becoming your butterfly self. When you stop and pay attention to how you really feel about things in your life that were once serving you but now may be aren't... that's when you can usher in real change.

Of course, this is especially applicable to this little Year of Fun project. Part of me - the INTJ - the thinker, the finisher, the doer, the analyser - wants to turn everything into a science experiment with rules and controls and a method and an aim and... I'm not sure that's helping me find my FUN.

 

Full show notes: https://wp.me/p5bc9S-2li

Apr 16, 2018

Last week I introduced this series which is all about the Enneagram: a system for describing nine personality types.

Like I said, I see this as just one more way of learning about yourself, and it’s a fun tool to geek out on.

Today we’re going to be looking at three of the nine types, which all fall under the Feeling triad.

The two, also known as the helper, the three, also known as the Achiever and the Four, also known as the Romantic.

When these three types are at their best, they’re in touch with their feelings, their emotions, they’re compassionate and considerate of others - they’re basically the nurturing ones we need in our life.

But when they’re at their worst, they can get out of touch with their feelings, suppressing them in order to conform or be liked by others, rejecting their own identity in the belief that they’ll be more lovable if they act in another way: creating a false self image.

 

 

Links mentioned:

The Myers Briggs Typology

Personality Types by Don Richard Riso

The Enneagram Made Easy by Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele

The Enneagram Test

Patreon rewards

Apr 12, 2018

Here we are - the 13th week of Fun in the year.

Since we last spoke I had a birthday, exited my twenties - with some trepidation, some relief. 

I was planning to use my birthday as the subject of this week’s podcast but if I’m honest, there was little to say other than, I had a nice time with my best friends, basically on a pub crawl around my beloved Brighton.

But that’s a very short episode and I figured you deserved something more substantial.

Fortunately, my quest to find something else fun to do this week to tell you about resulted in some interesting self reflection, and that’s really what I want to tell you about.

Sure, I made a collage, which was in my jar of fun, a safe option, and something I really should do more often. I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to magazines, which is understandable when the ones I buy can cost up to £10 or so.

But cutting them up and making an interesting collage from them makes me feel a bit more justified in my hoarding.

Weirdly, my favourite part of making a collage is the cutting. I love the process of flicking through a magazine or catalogue and finding images or words that speak to me. The actual assembly part is much of a muchness.

Anyway, back to my revelation.

When I pulled ‘make a collage’ from the jar of fun, I was a bit disappointed. I’ve mentioned before about my need for challenge, so I suppose that ws missing. But there was another element: people.

Recently, I’ve had some really really fun times with people. Not randoms either, I mean people I consider my very good friends.

And whilst I still enjoy my solo cinema trips or an hour spent cutting and sticking for a collage, there’s part of me that is really craving that sense of a shared experience.

Improv wouldn’t have been as fun if I didn’t have my accomplice, thank you Rachel. That cottage weekend was fun entirely because of the company I was in.

This realisation definitely put me in a bit of a tailspin.

Am I questioning my introversion?

No, actually. Because I know where my boundaries lie. I know that a shared activity doesn’t mean doing something with strangers - like the Charleston episode. It’s doing things with people I know and love.

It also doesn’t mean partying late into the night - groups above 5-6 become substantially more draining for me.

It just means making time, regularly, to do things for fun whilst also considering asking a friend or two to come along. I’m very rarely the one to ask someone to ‘do something’ with me. I get the invites, I say yay or nay. That’s been my comfort zone for these 30 years.

But now, I’m wondering if embracing my idea of fun means being the inviter, not just the invitee. Which also means getting used to the idea of hearing no, i’m busy. Or no, not for me. Yikes. Is this how extroverts feel?

Anyway, that’s all for today - I’m going to send out some invites this weekend to see if I can recruit anyone to partake in a fun activity with me - and I will let you know how I get on. Wish me luck! 

Apr 9, 2018

People are weird.

Right?

l don't know about you but understanding myself is hard enough, let alone the behaviour of others.

This is one of the reasons I'm a self-confessed junkie of personality type testing.

If you listened to any of the Self Knowledge Series - the 10 part series that l published at the tail end of 2017, you might be familiar with some of my favourite typologies or at least the ones I've found most helpful in my personal life and my creative business career.

If you missed it, you can scroll back through the archives or download my free, 68-page handbook that takes you through each of the type tests and explains how to use them in a practical way.

Find that here.

That said, the series is by no means complete. There are MANY more typologies out there, some more useful than others, but plenty worth checking out.

The one that has most recently got me excited is definitely not new, and I'm sure many of you will be familiar with it, and that's the Enneagram.

So... what IS the Enneagram? And why do you need to know about yet ANOTHER typology?

Well that's what I'll be covering in today's podcast, and over the next several weeks.

 

Links mentioned:

The Myers Briggs Typology

Self Knowledge Handbook

Meetings with Remarkable Men

Matthew Campling's 12-Type Enneagram (example of the numerology stuff)

Personality Types by Don Richard Riso

The Enneagram Test

Patreon rewards

 

Apr 5, 2018

A little back story for today’s Fun recap, which is a bit of a yearly tradition. Around the Easter break, myself and 5 very dear friends have a habit of going away. We’ve been to Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, and they’ve all been some of my favourite holidays ever.

This holiday however, we all stayed in one rather large house in the English countryside, somewhere near Godalming I believe. My slight concern was that there wouldn’t really be any chance of me having some solo time, other than at night, especially when the weather is a bit pants and the idea of going for a little walk on my own was less appealing than going to an all night rave.

 

 Full show notes: https://wp.me/p5bc9S-2kv

Apr 2, 2018

Do you feel like you’re ready to quit?

Do you feel like you’re flogging a dead horse and beginning to look like a creazy person to you fam and friends?

Do you have an iron-clad grip on a project or pursuit that is costing you time, money and energy - and your sanity?

Then OH BOY do I have a podcast for you!

 

Shownotes >> https://wp.me/p5bc9S-2bL

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