To be honest, I've been more than a little frustrated lately.
Ever since I started my new job, my life has been a ball of stress and paranoia where my mind has been preoccupied almost totally by my job situation and the possibility of losing it over flimsy bullshit. I've also been frustrated by my own "new guy" screw-ups, especially on Friday. On top of all that, my financial situation hasn't really improved. I've still been broke most of the time, mostly because it's been rent time. I really hope I can get things to turn around soon.
"What magical things have you been doing to improve the situation", I hear some of you asking. To start with, I've been deploying field magic at my workplace by deploying things like High John oil in my cubicle, and Commanding oil to strategic areas that my coworkers and boss will walk across and touch. In addition to that, I've resorted to some informational magic by injecting an idea into my boss (That I should keep working there). So far, my principle focus has been my boss, as my coworkers have been much more forgiving of the foibles of a new person, especially since the place I work at has one of those loose, play-it-partly-by-ear IT departments.
However, there are aspects of my own skillset that I've been intensely dissatisfied with (mostly stuff that got rusty with disuse), and with the recent instability of the department I work in. So those are what I'm going to focus on further with more temple work and a little bit more field magic. Financial and economic instability, hindered performance...these are things that are related to the influence of Jupiter and Mercury when they're retrograde, if I'm not mistaken. And Jupiter and Mercury are currently both retrograde, of course.
Things have been complicated further by a recent bout of aimlessness and complete uninspiration with my practices. I'm trying to overcome that and get my engines going again.
On a practical note, in the past few days I came across tech that I think would be useful to me over at Magick of Thought, which I found through the blogroll of the awesome Mr. Black over at Beyond Chaos Magick. Namely, I've been working with the technique of finding and adopting my Mental Posture for working magic. So far I've only given it a limited test run, but it looks promising. I'm looking to do some practical work with it soon and see what happens.