So, there seems to be, at the moment, a soft rebellion, against the workplace, in America. It seems that the masses are tired of workplace politics, the being laid off, the being treated as less than in some instances, and the anxious ridden, uncertainty of what’s going to happen to the job market, the economy, as well as Covid-19, during this choppy pandemic.
So, millions (3.6 million to 4 million) according to most sources, state that millions in the US are striking back, by resigning, quitting, or just plain taking step back, from working, for awhile. The unsteady and insecure nature of the state of the world, along with the office nepotism (and favoritism), probably played a part in people’s burnt out impression of the modern workplace.
The exhausting and sometimes, humiliating, journey, of jumping through millions of hoops, just to get a decent paying job has some people resenting the workplace, and its tireless rules.
In astrology, work, and the work place is related to Virgo and Capricorn. It also is related to the 6th and 10th house. So, astrologically, this whole Great Resignation, if you believe that is what it is, and what it should be called, is probably related to Pluto in Capricorn, but also Neptune in Pisces.
Any astrologer would know why Neptune in Pisces is related. Pisces is the opposite of Virgo’s strong and frenetic work ethic. Virgo’s fast, anxious, and hair-splitting speed is compatible and in alignment with the workplace, the ‘real world’ as people would like to call it, and the practical paper-heavy vibes of the office. Pisces, the opposite, sign, is the total opposite of Virgo’s neurotic lifestyle. Pisces is laid back, blissfully peaceful, and of a slower pace. In short, it is the energy of rest and sleep, as well as the energy of just being. Pisces, along with Taurus, in my opinion, are two of the signs that are the greatest at ‘being’, they are the yin energy of just sitting and waiting for things that are in your vibrational account to come to you.
Pisces just sits there and rests, while things that are in alignment with their vibration comes to them. Of course, Pisces being the intuitive type, will sit and wait for these feelings of intuitive pulls and urges to tell them where to bank next for their employment. Virgo will voraciously search for the newspapers and job boards to see where they are headed next, while Pisces might still peek, but will go where the ‘flow’, and emotional urges lead them. Pisces could learn from the fact finding and action-oriented lifestyle of Virgo, of course, because intuition also comes from action, observation, and living. In an ideal work, a mix of these two signs’s (Virgo and Pisces) energies will serve a person greatly, instead of leaning too far one way, or the other.
So now that we know know why Neptune in Pisces is related to The Great Resignation, it’s good to know why, practicality, are doing what they do. It seems that Employers sometimes overplay their hand (though most of the time it may not be on purpose or consciously), and it smells of Pluto in Capricorn’s influence: Abuse of power (Pluto) by some employers (Capricorn).
There’s also the government’s need to control other people’s lives, and beliefs, in some countries halfway around the world. And in some of those places, they are passively protesting this overplay of power. In some Eastern Countries, they call it Wu Wei.
So, it seems, in some places, that people are going into a rebellion mode against the iron fists of some employers, and governments. You can see this in some countries. This mini-rebellion, might not even be anything to do with the employers, or the government, but just a sort of general malaise against the insecurity of the pandemic and future. Not every rebellion is personal, or even warranted. Employers, on the other hand, sometimes forget the pressure they put on their employees, and how overwhelming it can be. So, are both sides just projecting an invisible enemy? Employers also play into the quotas and own subjective measuring sticks that they make up, and they forget to think of the points of views of the employees, and future employees. Employers are also playing along with the system, and the government, also, so who’s the villain here? The Employer, the employee (s), the government, or the whole system?
We could point the finger at anyone, and the answer is at least, partly, that some people are just worn out. Some people hate their job, and they just need an outlet, a break, and/or a reason for going on in their job. This is where Wu Wei comes into play. Wu Wei is the art and philosophy that means ‘non-doing’ or ‘doing nothing’. This, could, unfortunately, be taken out of context!
Wu Wei is more accurately described as being in flow, going with the stream of life, and making effortless action, while at the same time, being at peace, doing the most tedious, frenetic, and consuming, tasks. Perhaps the more Western phrase is ‘inspired action’?
It is also the subtle realization that the world takes care of itself, and has its own system, while, at the same time, it is the art of letting things happen. For example, our breathing happens unconsciously, without our conscious intervention. And another way to look at it, is that the Earth has its own system in the water system, that involves manifestations such as rain, evaporation, and condensation. Us humans do not have to ‘put our hands on it’ and ‘control’ it. The Earth and its water has its own system, and rain cycle.
Wu Wei is our related Pisces’s philosophy of ‘letting things be’ or ‘inspired action’. Again, in an idea world, the energies of Virgo and Pisces would be used in moderation. Piscean energy, and Wu Wei energy, taken to an extreme, or a dark place, leads to apathy, slothfulness, and toxic passivity. So, of course any sign, or energy, has a dark manifestation of it.
All in all, people are anxious about the future, leading to some to passively rebel against the work force, and even their government. At the least, these people will have gained some refreshed energies, and minds. Perhaps this is the upside of the Covid-19 pandemic? At the most, some have found that they make a great employee at home.
Sometimes a human body just needs rest, which is where Piscean energies comes in. And sometimes, a person just needs a break.