As an example of an intersection of business and astrology, this is how I picked the launch date for this blog. Once I became clear that I wanted to write this blog, I was fired up with enthusiasm about the project. I visited websites (special thanks to www.problogger.net), signed up for training (with www.blogmastermind.com), wrote an intention, and sat down to write my first entry. Instead of writing, though, I looked at the astrology for the day. It was the day after the full moon, a good day personally for clarity, but not the optimal date to launch a new endeavor.

Even though the day after the full moon can be good for disseminating information and teaching, ancient wisdom deems the next two weeks a waning time, good for research and laying roots and foundations, but not good for launching something you hope will grow and flower in the exterior world. So I looked up the planetary positions for the next new moon. The day after the new moon is a good time to begin a new endeavor and the next new moon would be in Cancer, which is compatible with my personal horoscope.

So here is the strategy I devised with the help of astrology: develop the technical knowledge I needed about the website and blogging in the two weeks before the new moon, and then launch the blog the day after the new moon. In the two weeks of preparation, I recognized the sense in waiting; there was a lot of work to do before I was ready to post my first blog! Looking at the astrology helped me to tune in to the wisdom that was hiding beneath my enthusiasm.

In other words, I took advantage of the ancient wisdom of astrology to more successfully approach a professional situation. This is a simple place to start. Many calendars show the new and full moon. Next time you have a new beginning, opening a store, hiring a new employee, launching a new product, try to coordinate it to occur within a day or two after the new moon. As farmers have known for centuries, this simple timing can insure that your endeavors are coordinated with the lunar cycle and this alignment alone will support your success.