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I’m always fascinated how the business blogs mirror the current planetary configurations.  Today was a great example.  With the Sun in Virgo and the Moon in Pisces, I read an article by Peter Bregman of Bregman Partners, Inc., a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review blog.  The article was titled, “Why Not Having a Plan Can Be the Best Plan of All.”  Even the title is a perfect reflection of this Virgo/Pisces Full Moon.

The Virgo energy generally lives by the motto, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”  Pisces can tend more to “if you know what you’re looking for, you look for only what you know.”  This Full Moon can bring this dichotomy to the surface; shine a light on it so we can see where we stand.  And the Full Moon always asks us to balance two opposing viewpoints, to find the still point at which two seeming dualities merge into unity.

Do you tend more to Virgo or more to Pisces?  If Virgo, you would be more inclined to plan every step of your day, your year, and your life.  You feel productive and safe when every penny is accounted for and every task scheduled.  You probably knew what you wanted to be when you grew up, whether or not your life unfolded that way.

If you’re more of a Piscean type, you may tend to dream your way through life, following your inner urgings and watching for signs and signals for what to do next.  Perhaps you’re more like Mark Zuckerberg who had no plan when he started Facebook or Larry Page and Sergey Brin who had no idea in 1996 where Google would eventually go.  A Piscean business approach sees experimentation and meandering as a valid and often successful strategy.

The Full Moon urges us to recognize that each of these approaches works best in service to the other.  Dreaming in service to planning.  Planning in service to dreaming.  Thinking in service to intuition.  Intuition in service to thinking.  Scheduling in service to spontaneity.  Spontaneity in service to scheduling.  If you’re over-weighted in one or the other, can you see a way to bring these into a more constructive alliance?

Here are some quotes that seem to perfectly balance the Virgo/Pisces dichotomy from inspirational writer Napoleon Hill (1883-1970).  Hill was a Scorpio with a Virgo Moon heavily influenced by Neptune, the ruler of Pisces.

  • A goal is a dream with a deadline.
  • Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
  • First comes thought; then organization of that thought into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
  • Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
  • Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Work on integration today!

P.S. Even David Allen, the guru of productive living, sent out his newsletter today with the title, “Let the Lists Fall Where They May!” Seems like he’s under the influence of this Virgo/Pisces Full Moon himself!

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