Which path is best?

Hi Kate,child-1721906_19202
Thanks very much for your career question. Healthcare in general looks like a good fit. But I’m wondering what the underlying motivator is. Key words that jump out of your chart are: compassion, dedicated worker, strong values and work ethic, deep inner healing, spirituality, social consciousness, making the world a better place, independence, healing in general, original, passionate. There’s also a nice flow of creative inspiration throughout your chart that could appear in the form of inspired leadership, teaching or art.

You said you love many aspects of mental health therapy but what exactly is motivating you to make a change? That profession aligns with so many aspects of your chart. I want to point out, however, that there’s a lot of 7th house action this year that suggests searching for new ways to work with your clients or reevaluating other important 1 on 1 relationships. While Saturn transits your 7th house, he aspects Neptune which could easily be asking you to look at the vision you hold for yourself and how does it align with where I am in my life right now. There are many possible manifestations of this transit but it is important to consider your decision carefully. Neptune more often than not will lead us astray when we think the grass is greener somewhere else.

Pluto is also transiting the 7th and you just completed your Mars return in the 7th which points to a new beginning of some type. So there’s lots of activity in that area of your life which makes me wonder what is motivating you to explore new opportunities? Picture yourself in both occupations and ask yourself, ‘what do you have now that you didn’t have before?’ How does this relate to your long term professional goals?

You have a natural ability to look deeply at any issue, step outside the box and be very original with your ideas and thoughts. This seems to fit the research position well and I can definitely see the attraction to it in your chart. Physicians Assistant is a good possibility too, but what is most important to consider is how either one of these occupations line up with your long term goals. Whatever you decide, you’ll need a certain degree of autonomy, and the freedom to be creative, imaginative and original.

One more thing, this year is extra important for you. It’s a high potential year where you can reach for something big and make it happen. So I would suggest that if there’s something that’s really calling you, this year is probably the year to listen. It doesn’t have to be related to your profession either but it’s a year when your energy is strong.
Hopefully this gives you some helpful insights.

Good luck with your decision,

Your Cosmic Career Coaches

Tom

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Rethinking Career Path

tanner-larson-298283-unsplashQuestion:  Hello, Cosmic Career Coach! I’m wondering if you can see in my birth chart anything regarding my current career path. I’m a holistic health coach (formerly massage therapist then a teacher). After I had my son in 2010, I was working from home as a holistic coach but feel that path is limited and perhaps coming to a close (or just a re-vamping in how I present it?). I feel passionate about healing and am particularly intuitive/sensitive/psychic to the collective consciousness and have a deep connection with nature. I’ve been working with shamanism for several decades.

In any case, thanks so much for considering my question!
Sincerely,
Jen

Answer: Hi Jen, thanks so much for reaching out. This is a fantastic year astrologically to be considering these questions.

Your chart shows strong signatures for your intuitive and psychic gifts, as well as your penchant for healing and nature.  Yours is also the chart of someone to whom it is important to share these gifts out in the world in a transformational way.

From now until the end of the year, the astrological energies asking you to vision, refine and expand your contribution.

Some questions to ask yourself:

  • What foundations or structures do you need in place to support your work?
  • Are there challenges calling your name?
  • To what kind of depths do you want to go with people?
  • What’s your ideal use of your intuitive talents?
  • Are you getting signs about direction?
  • What are you really committed to in your work life?
  • What was happening in the Fall of 2006? (there could be good information to apply to your situation now)

Overall, this can be a time of slow movement, with the path ahead being a little unclear.  Things will get clearer with time, effort and reflection.

Sending good thoughts your way as you discover what is next!

If we can be of any additional help, feel free to reach out to me or Tom. 

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Torn Between Work and Family

yeshi-kangrang-325341Dear Cosmic Career Coaches:

I am currently pretty confused about what direction my career should take?
I was working right out of graduation in a government job which I quit after having babies as I did not enjoy the job being too administrative. I imagine that I would enjoy a more dynamic job that allows me to travel abroad , however with young children now, my options are limited.

In order to have a career and yet have time for my kids , I’m wondering if I should consider a job in real estate sales that offers flexible schedule? However I’m not sure if I can make it in sales? and I’m more drawn towards the arts and a career that has more meaning. I am also interested in astrology and counseling but that requires me to further study for the relevant knowledge and skill set as right now I only have a generic business degree.

Another sensible option would be a shift job as a childhood teacher, that would match well with my current stage in life, however I have a feeling that I won’t have enough patience for young children (also the reason why I decide that I can’t be a full-time housewife looking after my kids ).

Marriage and family is very important to me so I feel torn between work and family. I am not certain of what talents or skills I can value add to a workplace, but I just know that I need an identity outside of marriage for me to stay sane. Really appreciate any advice or insights you can offer me from looking at my chart.

Thanks, Confused

Hi Confused, many thanks for reaching out.  I can sense the tension that’s happening for you!  It is clear that you need work outside the the house that challenges your mind, supports your understanding of yourself as an independent person and feels meaningful.  It is also clear you have family commitments that require this chapter of your work life be flexible and doesn’t necessarily require further education.

From your chart and from your note, I gather that choosing work solely for the schedule will not suffice and that as innately good at being a mom that you are, there’s a strong drive in you to contribute in additional ways.  In situations like these, I think you are on a helpful track to think about what talents and needs you have.  Here are a few I notice in your chart:

Contributions

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Giving of yourself generously
  • Investigating, research – finding what is really going on
  • Taking on challenges, leadership
  • Coming up with new ways of approaching things
  • Focus on things that feel deeply important

Logistical Needs

  • Autonomy, independence and freedom to set your own agenda and act on it
  • Variety of input and information
  • Mental stimulation
  • Expansive, broadening your experience of the world
  • Environment of trust

yuxiang-zhang-437423Could you be a great counselor (astrology or otherwise)?  Absolutely!  Could you also excel in real estate and other relationship based sales careers?  Totally!   Often when there seems like many options for what roles/titles you could do and it is confusing which one would be the best fit (for now and the future), I suggest looking through a different lens to alleviate some of the stuckness.

One such lens is looking at your search first through the eyes of sector.  While travel is difficult at this stage, perhaps focus on work that will bring an expansiveness to your mind.  Consider working at a local educational institution where you can be close to learning, take advantage of free lectures.

Another lens is to think about culture and mission.  What organizations are doing really innovative work that is helping people?  Are there places where you can really get behind their mission?

Looking at your chart, this upcoming year is a great time to look at these kinds of questions – how does you work life need to change?  When you get right down to it, what is at the core of what you want and need?

Sending good thoughts your way as you uncover what’s next!

If we can be of any additional help, feel free to reach out to me or Tom!

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