Feral- maybe look at this cycle as a chance to prepare rather than actually TTC? You know... start the vitamins, revamp the diet/exercise/meditation/sleep routine if necessary, and get yourself into the right physical, emotional, and spiritual space for TTC? Maybe even use the rising energy of Yule (mother, child, rebirth, returning light, playfulness, hope, beauty, glitter, etc) to add some extra oomph to the process?
medical- well, after calling various places I finally got an appointment for dd3 using an online appointment tool. Sigh. It's with a large practice (dh goes there and likes it) but it's about 45 minutes by car from our house and it's very impersonal. :( Oh well, it's part of the Guthrie system so at least we should be able to get referals as needed and it's a one-stop-shop in terms of in-house specialists. Still, we've been with our current practice for 7 years and change is hard. In fact, THEY called ME today because an upcoming appointment time was moving up by 15 minutes and they wanted to apologize and explain! I'm gonna make them cookies and a cross-stitch for the office wall as a thank you. (they had a cross-stitch I'd made as a thank you after dd1's birth, but when our dr left the practice last summer she took it with her)
cleansing- I'm a big fan of opening the windows/doors and then making LOTS of noise and the kids love it too. I have the kids clap, stomp, bang pot lids, ring bells, and shout as we march around the house. Then I clean (mop/dust the floor, walls, light fixtures, windows, and so on using salt water with a little citrus oil or other "bright" scent in it, sprinkle baking soda/salt/dried herbs like rosemary on carpets and vacuum it up). After I've cleaned I stand at the door, invite positive spirits/beings back into the house, and close it up. Final step is to light a candle and carry it through the house. When we lived in a really hostile neighborhood I also warded the entrances of our home (windows, doors, air registers, computer, faucets, tv, phones, etc) by hanging crystals, windchimes, and plants where possible to guard the entrances or by drawing symbols (in chalk or oil) on or near them. There are some beautiful visual charms for thresholds! I've always wanted to make a tile mosaic using one of those patterns as an entrance patio... wouldn't that be awsome?
Anyway... green plants, windchimes, reflecting crystals, bundles of dried herbs, symbols of health/happiness can all help energy in a space stay bright. Scents that uplift or sooth (mints, citrus, herbaceous like rosemary can uplift while rose, vanilla, musk, and similar soft scents can soothe) are another option, as are making sure your light fixtures are super clean and then using aromatherapy rings on them. Changing the light shade color can shift the energy too, or changing to a full spectrum bulb. And perhaps create a home for a house spirit? Many different religions have traditions about home guardians so there may be something that speaks to your path specifically.
Making chili for dinner... the house smells so yummy! Rice is ready, the chili (4 different mason jars from the pantry all mixed together and simmered for a few hours plus the leftover corn from lunch) is ready, now I just need dh to get home with the big girls. :)