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