The Full Moon in Pisces Opposing The Sun in Virgo
From Sep 2002*
The Full Moon in Pisces opposing the Sun in Virgo brings to center stage the tension between your work life and your need to be of service to others -- and your need for time to yourself, time spent in seclusion with your own thoughts and in the repair of your inner self. It represents the polarity between the requirement to accomplish physical work and the psychological necessity to restore your creative spirit in order to keep on going.
It also depicts the disparity between practical attainment and intuitive dreaminess -- which, unfortunately, gets put down a lot for being "impractical." That quiet time of reflection and solitude, when the inner mind is at work, nourishing things that aren't yet ready to come out in public, is an essential part of creativity's cycle, however, just as pregnancy is an essential step between conception -- and the production of a living, independent, separate being. Without that, conception itself is useless. Nothing results.
Let this truth be part of your awareness for the next few weeks. Realize that each element of this equation is crucial to the realization of the other. Incubation is necessary for production. Construction is necessary to realization -- making something tangible and useful from an wonderful inspiration.
See this process and your management of these ingredients at work in your own life. Then either pat yourself on the back, or make the adjustments you see that would help it operate more smoothly for you. Reflection and action: they are both indispensable. Just like that.
* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.
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