Which path is best?

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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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Chiron Return and Next Steps

sports-768430_1920Dear Cosmic Career Coach:  Thank you so much for the episode on Redesigning your Career in your 50’s. I held on to every word. I’ve always been an optimistic person, but this Chiron Return has turned my world upside down. In addition, transiting Saturn is conjunct my midheaven. One month ago, I was unexpectedly laid off from my job. Admittedly, it was unfulfilling work, but it paid the bills and gave me–a single person with no other income–stability. I feel this layoff and Chiron Rx time is a “call to authenticity”, yet I’m terrified I’m going to end up as a bag lady. My secret dream is to be a full time astrologer and tarot reading, and perhaps working in hospice or with the dying on the side (in a creative endeavor). But I’m stuck… a lot of this has to do with trying to keep tranquil while wondering how I’m going to pay the bills. And another part feels like this is the perfect kick in the pants to GET REAL. Can you help?  — J.B.

Hi JB,

Thanks very much for your question and our apologies for the delay in responding. We just finished presenting our webinar about how to include coaching in your astrological practice. If anyone is interested, recordings are available at http://www.astrocollege.com.
Yes, transiting Chiron is right on your natal Chiron so you’re in the midst of your return. That’s such an important phase in life that shows your values are shifting. Many people begin a search for more meaning in their careers.
Transiting Jupiter just entered Scorpio today after 13 months in Libra. It’s transiting your natal Mars. This is an excellent time for you to put energy into getting clear about what’s important to you, i.e., your values, talents, likes, dislikes. If you decide you want to get a job to keep money coming in until you get things figured out, now is a great time.
You obviously have a number of professions that appeal to you which is a great place to be. It sounds like your main challenge is whether or not to make the commitment to move forward doing what you want. Your fears are common so it’s important to ask yourself how real are they? Are they just fears or is there something else that needs to be considered?
What is it about astrology or tarot that appeals to you? How do you want to be of service to others and how does being an astrologer fit in with that? What are the similarities between astrology, tarot and hospice that you like? Find the common thread and it will help you move forward. There must be a number of very important core values that could be honored in those professions. Ideally you want to bring your own unique talents into whatever you decide to do in order to feel the most fulfilled.
Okay that brings us to your chart which is quite interesting with your Pisces stellium opposing PL cnj UR. Your chart not only shows a grand water trine but a kite pattern which is not all that common. A kite is called a kite because that’s exactly what it looks like. It occurs when a grand trine has a 4th planet that opposes 1 of the planets in the grand trine. The opposition gives the grand trine some energy and brings it to life. Grand water trines alone are generally quiet, receptive, intuitive, sensitive and indicate a tremendous amount of talent. The beauty of having a kite pattern is that the opposition causes friction which can feel like a tug of war sometimes. The opposing forces challenge you to show your talents to the world. Many times people with grand trines don’t capitalize on their talents because there’s not enough energy to force it. But the kite activates opportunities for creative expression in the world.
Many of your natal planets are pulled into this kite pattern. There are many ways you can express this energy. It’s visionary, intuitive and imaginative. It’s also healing, nurturing and compassionate.
Your natal Chiron is part of this pattern so with transiting Chiron returning to its natal position, it’s no wonder you’re searching for more meaning. Many of the qualities that are resident in this pattern are being triggered by transiting Chiron. Here are a few questions to consider:

• What are your natural talents?
• What is holding you back from showing them to the world?
• How do you want to show them to the world?
• What is the connection to astrology, tarot and hospice?
• If you had everything you needed, what would you do professionally? How can you do it anyway?

I hope this helps you with your decision making about next steps for your career.

Your Cosmic Career Coach,

Tom Chaplin

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Planets on the Midheaven Impact Career

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Your Question: I want to manifest working for myself, in a non-mainstream field (astrology).

I have questions about how to do this, how to start, am I “qualified” ? I don’t have independent money, and work in a job I hate and feel uncomfortable and resentful having to do.

I am going through my second Saturn return.

My question: How to work with a Neptune/Jupiter conjunction on the Midheaven?

Hi,

Great question that also happens to be a perfect lead-in for our upcoming podcast on outer planet connections to the Midheaven. 

As you pointed out, your chart shows two big planets, Jupiter and Neptune, in your 10th house of career conjunct your Midheaven, the most elevated point in the natal chart.  Any planet that is close to the Midheaven in the natal chart becomes highly significant.  Jupiter’s presence shows the career journey and the need to expand your horizons there.  It’s the search for the truth, to find greater meaning in the world and to form a belief system that resonates with you.   Jupiter’s energy can easily be expressed through travel, teaching, lecturing, learning, exploring or publishing.  It’s the need to keep moving, growing and expanding your world. 

Jupiter’s conjunction to Neptune suggests the need to expand your boundaries and search for the truth in the unknown universe.  It’s the path of tremendous curiosity and need to find a greater meaning outside the tangible, physical, familiar world.  Learning about the world through your own experiences shows you’ve accumulated wisdom which you can start teaching to the rest of us.

With this nontraditional career path energy in your 10th house of career, you want to find a way to bring your talents associated with Jupiter and Neptune out into the public.  Neptune is intuitive and rules our dreams.  It’s no wonder it gets credited with creating illusions, such as those that are depicted by artists, photographers, spiritual leaders, sales people and politicians.  Negative Neptune is connected to addiction which besides drugs and alcohol, includes television.   Illusions can also confuse, distort and lead us astray.    

Neptune urges us to transcend the physical, let go of the ego and connect with a higher awareness.  An excellent book on Neptune is The Astrological Neptune and The Quest for Redemption by Liz Greene. 

So what does all this have to do with Neptune on the Midheaven?  All this energy needs to somehow be expressed through the career window.  Jupiter magnifies whatever it touches so when you become disillusioned and disappointed (negative Neptune) with your profession, then you experience those emotions big time!  When you tap into Jupiter’s power of optimism and faith, the opposite can come true.

There are those who will resist their Neptune in the 10th because it’s not a traditional energy that works in the western world.  It’s easy to get off your path and follow what many will tell you is a practical career.   Don’t risk it on being an artist when you can have a secure job in a company.  The artist’s voice inside may be calling but no one is listening.  The result of following a traditional career for Neptune is experienced as a sense of invisibility in the workplace, i.e., being overlooked for promotions and not getting the praise or recognition you’re longing for.  The reason is you’re not expressing your true talents so no one sees how much value you can bring.

Okay back to your question, ‘how do I work with this conjunction on my Midheaven’?    First, let me throw a few questions back at you.  What exactly is it that you don’t like about your job?  How long have you been feeling this level of resentment?  Knowing a bit more would help.   There are 3 reasons why most people don’t like their jobs: 1) money 2) skills 3) environment.  When more than 1 of these is not a match, work can be stressful. 

Keep in mind that Neptune’s highest potential is noncompetitive, peaceful, compassionate, altruistic energy that can also leave us feeling anxious, negative and stressed if we’re in a demanding work environment.  It’s the higher octave of Venus, the planet of love.  Allowing that energy to come forth in a traditional work environment is not always easy, but it is possible. 

Quiet the mind.  Neptune is a peaceful, unhurried journey. It’s incredibly important for you to take time to spend time alone and to reflect.  Create a peaceful, quiet, comfortable space.  Meditate, listen to music, dance, spend time near water, paint, take pictures, write, anything that engages the creative mind.  You have a passion for astrology so follow that dream to see where it takes you.  Your Neptune Jupiter conjunction will help you to intuitively connect with clients while teaching, leading and inspiring them to greatness. 

Get curious about the universe and follow your curiosity through writing about it.  Remember that your journey is the search for the truth and anything that helps you develop an understanding of the universe at a higher level of awareness is worthwhile.  Writing about your own natal chart, or others, would be the ideal approach. 

Some questions you might want to ask yourself:

What is my greatest potential?  What is the meaning of my current work?  How has it helped lead me to where I am now?  How can I release the negative energy around my job?  When I look back on this time 10 years from now, what are the obvious changes I can make right now?  What is holding me back from moving forward?  

If you’re being overly negative, I suspect it’s mostly related to your 2nd Saturn return.  Saturn of course can zap your energy and leave you depressed.  The 2nd Saturn return is when the universe sends out a strong reminder that it’s time to get on your path.  It’s easy to go negative at this time if you’ve wondered too far away.  

Saturn is connected to reality and when it hits our charts, we can no longer avoid the fact that we’re not doing what we want.   We have to face reality.  Saturn is now kicking you into gear.   Saturn is retrograde at the moment so it’s a good time to reassess where you’re headed and what changes you want to make, whether internal or external or both.  Great time to reflect and plan the work that you want to do.  Once Saturn goes direct and moves closer to Capricorn, I imagine you’ll notice a shift where you can start implementing some changes.   

A really good book that I recommend reading is Change Your Questions, Change Your Life by Marilee Adams.  Also be sure to tune in to our upcoming podcast, When Outer Planets Aspect the Midheaven. 

I hope this answers your question.  Good luck!

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Choosing a new direction

Your Question: I have been dealing with and some blocks to financial success in my music career and have been trying to break this pattern of bringing in the amount of money I desire through my passion, as well as overcoming procrastination and fears. I am wondering what is the best way to get my music to my fanbase so that I can become well known on a huge scale. I see this in my chart and in my future.

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Hi Dani,

I hear your natal Saturn speaking loud and clear but I’m initially curious about what you’ve been doing to grow your career.   Saturn makes a very nice aspect to your most elevated career indicator which includes Venus, your chart ruler.  Plus you have three 10th house planets with Venus being the most elevated.  That combined with your Leo energy, suggests a very strong desire to be working closely with the public.  Fears and worries arise from Saturn in Scorpio in your money house, which suggest you could put a lot of pressure on your Scorpio Moon in the 2nd house (emotions and financial security), Leo Sun (creative energy) and Leo Mars (fiercely competitive), to perform more and better.  Saturn likes to point out all the areas that aren’t up to snuff which generally leaves us unsatisfied until we’ve perfected and mastered the perceived weaknesses.

How we feel about Saturn calling us out is up to us but if you’re like so many people, you may sabotage your own progress.  If you were my client, I imagine the coaching would lead us to your Saturn to make sure your self-talk, thoughts and emotions are all in alignment with your ambitions.  Money of course is a big part of the overall equation with Saturn in your 2nd house.   You want money and you want to express yourself creatively, but Saturn forces us to look at every little detail and many times the payoff is delayed.  The Leo energy in your chart is very strong and wants to be noticed. It’s the actor that shows talent, charisma, charm and warmth.   

Anyway, 2017 looks like a significant year for you and it could turn out to be a memorable one.  It’s an important year when you want to make sure you think, imagine and dream big.  The potential is to be in the public eye more so than in the past.  When you put your energy out there in 2017, people will respond and you’ll be noticed.  If you’re not doing things in a big way this year or have a plans for growth in place, you may start feeling trapped by your work, so it’s important to keep your attention focused on your important goals so you can move towards them.

This year also looks like it could be a new beginning of sorts professionally.  Have you been working towards transforming your career, starting something different or simply doing things in a brand new way? This looks like the year when the seeds that you planted start to take root.  If you’ve been exploring various options for growing your career, this is probably a good time for you to get serious and nurture what it is you wish to cultivate.  If you’ve been thinking about moving, your chart shows this could be the year, more than likely for professional reasons.

There’s a solar eclipse next August which happens to land directly on your Leo Sun, the performer in your chart.  Solar eclipses tend to super charge the planet they touch.  So for your career in music, this should be a very important time.  Eclipses can indicate confusion but if that’s the case, it’s only because you’re gaining more insight and wisdom around this time and feel overwhelmed by so much new data.  Clarity will follow and the energy you’ve been putting out there can start to manifest in unexpected ways.   

Another thing that can help with 2017 is to restructure, reorganize, get your finances under control and develop or modify your plan for the future.  Typically, this is the year when you feel the need to buckle down and get serious.  Keeping yourself well organized, structured and freeing yourself of any unnecessary clutter helps.  

Thanks very much for your question.  I hope this helps.  Best of luck with your year. 

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Time for Change

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Question: Am I going to get work in California and a work visa?  I want to relocate there from my country. 

Hi Sophie,

Your chart shows that you have a powerful will and a focused, determination and desire to carve out your own unique niche and take necessary steps, make changes, do whatever it takes to ‘make it happen’.  It also shows that you take a very serious approach to your career that includes a strong commitment and drive to success.  I don’t believe you are someone who let’s things stand in her way. 

Interestingly enough, you’ve entered an important period of growth that shows potentially sweeping changes, most notably in the area of your career.  This will continue for a number of years. With so much activity, it’s best to expect the unexpected and allow life to unfold.  Your life is transforming in a significant way.  You will likely look back on this period and be amazed over all the events that occurred as well as all the new people who entered your life.

The theme for this year has been to ‘do it my way’.  This is the beginning of a new cycle so I would imagine that this year has opened up many new doors and possibilities for you.  This period can manifest in a couple of ways.  Most people tend to experience a powerful inner desire to move on to something new. It sounds as though this may describe your situation.

However, impatience and frustration over things not moving quickly enough can take precedence. Your chart suggests a good possibility of delays and even blocks that slow things down.  This is temporary and should pass by very soon.  The important thing is to not give up, which I don’t believe is in your nature. 

I realize you’re wondering if you’re on the right track and if things are going to work out.  The full Moon that occurs on November 14th is going to bring you some news.  This should be an important time when things start to move forward.  It’s important to remain optimistic, listen to your intuition which is strong and be very careful not to neglect your current responsibilities.  This is the time to finish up tasks, clear the clutter, take care of any obligations in order to lighten your load.  Once you’ve freed yourself from your current responsibilities, the benefits of this transit can be experienced. But remaining optimistic, keeping your sights set on your end goals and taking the action necessary should move you forward towards what you want.  

I also relocated your chart to Los Angeles to see how the energy of that location looks for you.  It appears that you can more easily express your creativity in LA.  For some reason, Munich feels like a location where it’s more difficult to be yourself. It’s as though the environment doesn’t support the outward expression of your personality in a comfortable manner.  But LA does! LA seems to be a place where you can open up and feel more like you.  Your LA chart is a good chart for working with the public or connecting with the public in such a way that they respond well to you. 

I hope this helps. Good luck!

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Job Vacancy: President of the United States

mount-rushmore-902483-1An article in Forbes, 12 Leadership Qualities of an Often Overlooked President, discusses John Adams and his leadership style —   https://goo.gl/QqgKRn.

John Adams was not the most popular president, but he had an impeccable work ethic, clear vision and persistent drive that no one denied was genuine.  He was considered to be an authentic leader who believed in government, law and education.  He also believed in doing the right thing and fighting for what was right.  He always sought common ground with his adversaries.  He was a master at bringing a unified force to most any situation.  He’s not the most celebrated president but he might be the most respected as a leader.

The million dollar question is how do the current list of candidates compare to John Adams? Do we even want someone like John Adams in this political climate? How would he as one of our founding fathers handle the today’s political chaos?  It’s important to get focused and clear on our expectations for the role of President.  Perhaps a good start is to write a job description to use as a guide during the selection process.

Vacancy Announcement – President of the United States (based on President John Adams)

We are currently conducting a nationwide search for a strong Leader with clear vision and integrity to serve the United States over the next 4 years.  To be considered you must clearly demonstrate a sound track record of authentic leadership, commitment to beliefs, sacrifice for others and honesty.  A job description for the President might read something like this:

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication, i.e., speaking, listening, writing. Includes interpersonal and connecting with others.
  • Value education in self and country. Naturally curious. Never stops learning. 
  • Honest/Ethical – strive for excellent reputation
  • Recognize weaknesses
  • Ready to serve the country. Sacrifice whatever necessary.
  • Persistent – don’t give up
  • Does the right thing and fights for what is right regardless of popularity.
  • Demonstrates ability to commit and follow through no matter how hard.
  • Believes in basic human rights for all, i.e., life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

John Adams chart

How does John Adams’ natal chart compare to this description?  There’s a Neptune Uranus opposition, a generational aspect.  However, it conjuncts the MC-IC which makes it a driving force in his life.  His vision, dream and sacrifices he made (Neptune) for freedom (Uranus) must be carried out into the world.

His belief about the world was formed early, Jupiter is in Capricorn in his 4th house.  His father demanded he go to college to study law.  Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, brings a strong sense of morality and ethics to the outer world in the 9th house of higher education and justice.    With Saturn in opposition to Mercury in Scorpio, it was mandatory for him to be well read, educated and smart. He was viewed as an intellectual as was his wife.

His chart shows a mutual reception (MA Libra and Venus Scorpio) which disposes the entire chart.  Each planet is in the other’s sign that it rules, not an easy mutual reception to balance.  He encountered many difficult and challenging people where he had to argue his point relentlessly in order to persuade people to meet him half way.   With Mars in his 1st house, he would fight for what he believed to be fair (Libra).  He fought for basic human rights for the country.

Venus shows the intense people and situations he encountered.  As an attorney, he accepted an unpopular appointment to defend British soldiers.  He accepted the role because he believed in law and that everyone was entitled to a fair trial. As a representative from Massachusetts in the Continental Congress, he argued, debated and eventually persuaded the majority of states to vote for independence.

Donald Trump

Armed with our John Adams inspired job description, how do the current roster of candidates compare?  First, Donald Trump would be making a career change to become President.   Does he have transferrable skills for this role?  What about his innate talents?  Who is this man anyway?  We all feel we know the public Donald Trump, but is that the real Donald?

His chart shows a number of significant stand outs such as Mars on his Leo Ascendant and SU, UR, NN in Gemini in the 10th house.  This suggests a very strong, unique approach to leadership.  This is someone who must be in charge, make his own decisions and fight to defend them.  Does this indicate he’s a great leader?  What other leadership qualities does the chart show?  Does he view leadership as an opportunity to serve the country as President Adams did?

No one would argue the powerful placement of his Mars in Leo on his Ascendant. We watch as he hammers away at any and all adversaries.  His 10th house Sun sends instructions to the warrior planet to guard his reputation and authority by openly attacking those who disagree.  With Mars on the Ascendant, he wants to come out on top in any confrontation.

The trine from Jupiter to Uranus, NN and the Sun exudes confidence, optimism and tremendous faith in himself.   On the negative side, it’s all-knowing with a refusal to listen to differing points of view. Who does he turn to when he needs advice?

A challenging placement in his chart is Saturn conjunct Venus.  Saturn is in detriment in Cancer and exerts tremendous pressure on Venus to work and earn her keep.  Venus must prove her worth through success.  The problem with proving your worth is that it becomes a trap.  Feeling worthy starts within so if this is the case with Trump, he’ll never satisfy himself by looking externally. This pattern fits the addict who needs more and more to feel satisfied. It doesn’t help that Venus rules his MC.

The only planets he has in feminine signs are intercepted in Cancer in the 11th house. The rest of his chart shows extraverted, masculine energy.  Mars in Leo on the Ascendant suggests a strong macho persona.  Chances are good that for whatever reason, the childhood environment did not support or acknowledge the outward expression of his emotional needs.  Of course those needs don’t simply vanish. They become internalized through the interceptions.  Does this mean there’s a softer side to Trump that is reserved for those closest to him or does he deny his emotional needs and project them onto others?  Perhaps he has mastered the art of emotional control which would be one approach to working with this dynamic.  No doubt he connects with his followers on an emotional level.  They claim they feel left out, overlooked and rejected, all typical responses to Saturn conjunct Venus in Cancer in the 11th.   In short, their needs have been denied and they become the recipients for Donald’s projections.  What message of hope and inspiration does he have for the people who don’t relate to this?

Mercury’s job as dispositor of Gemini is to help the Sun carry out its mission.  Therefore, communication is key to advancing Donald’s reputation. Mercury also rules the 11th house from its intercepted position in Cancer.  Neptune in the 2nd house squares Mercury.   Neptune represents our dreams and illusions. Neptune allows us to escape reality and visit the make believe land of our imagination.  In challenging aspect to Mercury, Neptune brings an intoxicating influence to the planet of communication.   In a jam? Here’s a great story that will blow everyone away.  It works like a charm in any type of sales situation because the person doing the selling is able to intuitively connect with what the prospective buyer wants to hear.  He can magically paint a picture with words that is so believable and convincing, the potential buyer feels he’s part of the story.   Mercury supports the overall mission of the 11th house by saying whatever is necessary to gather support for the overall agenda of the Sun.  Trump’s strength is negotiating and acquiring large deals that bring in enormous amounts of money.  His vision for doing so is likely very strong.  Does this make him qualified to step into the role of President?

None of Trump’s natal planets fall in earth signs which in itself indicates an out of balance chart. The lack of earth is a possible red flag that needs to be addressed.   Planets in earth help ground the rest of the chart and point to a focused, committed and responsible individual.  They sometimes point to a strong desire to serve in meaningful ways.

Any chart is a valuable tool to use during the vetting process. It helps the interviewer understand which direction to take with the conversation.  Important points to explore are his beliefs about the world and to understand his highest vision for the country.  How does he resolve differences? Who does he turn to for advice?  Who are his role models?  What is his mission in life?  How will he as President carry out his mission?  How does he relax and take care of himself? How important is education and should it be made affordable?   How ready is Donald Trump to step into the role of President and serve the people of the United States?

Next up, an in depth look at Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.

 

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Prosperity and Resonance

 

mandala-1302804_1920Question: How to incorporate my natural cosmic gifts, and effortless strengths with a deep need for self-empowerment, co-operation in spiritual grown of higher consciousness, freedom from dead, soulless work environments, with financial sustainability and socio-economical modern necessity to earn money (others called it an energy flow)?

 

Answer:   I always wonder where someone happens to be on their path at the time they seek career advice.  We all fall off the path at times and then scramble to climb back on.  I’m curious how you define a dead, soulless work environment?  Is that where you find yourself now? Naturally that has different meaning for everyone.  For some it’s too much repetition. For other it might be lack of growth opportunities while for others it’s the environment that does not support who the employee is.   

Your question prompted me to take a different direction and look at your transiting planets to see what you’re currently experiencing.  I’m glad I did. Transiting Saturn is making a very significant aspect to Mercury, your ruling planet of the 10th house and career. What that suggests is it’s time to do the work in order to make the necessary professional changes.  Saturn is not a short cut planet either.  It is concerned with improvement and its mission is perfection. When Mercury is under the influence of a Saturn transit, it’s time to get it together. For you, it’s directly related to your career identity and becoming clear on what that is.  If you’re already clear then Saturn is making it hard for you to ignore it and wants you to fully utilize it.  

Mercury is naturally a very curious planet.  Standing in the place of curiosity and allowing yourself to become ultra-curious about what else is possible.  What do you long for? When are you most inspired?  Do your research and conduct informational interviews.  Ask questions! Take the action you think will move you forward.  Perhaps that means taking a class or obtaining another degree. 

Regardless of the steps you take, Saturn wants you to go through the motions and do the work.  Since this aspect will continue into August, you may feel a bit as though Saturn is banging you over the head at times.  If you’re currently in a dead, soulless job as you mentioned in your question, Saturn will amplify that sensation to make it crystal clear that you’ve strayed from your path and it’s time to find your way back.     

Transiting Saturn is likely making it obvious that you’re not mentally stimulated in your line of work.  Since Mercury rules your career, it has an important role.  I see your Mercury in Sagittarius as a restless planet that likes to stay intellectually busy, search for answers, speak the truth, come up with solutions, learn and have a greater purpose as well as a high level understanding of the world.   Mercury needs to be Mercury in your case for you to feel your work is meaningful. 

Moving on, your natal Sun was in Scorpio at the time of your birth.  You also happen to have Scorpio on your Ascendant which makes you a double Scorpio.  Scorpio’s ruling planet Mars was also in Scorpio at your birth. What this means is you probably prefer to approach new opportunities with caution rather than impulsively rush in.   Scorpio is a complex sign and sometimes gets a bad reputation because of its tendency to lash out and sting. However, once the emotional side of Scorpio’s shadow has been tamed, Scorpio can easily lead one towards professions focused on inner transformation and healing.   

Your natal Moon is in Gemini which is a much lighter energy than heavy duty Scorpio.  Plus your Moon is in your 7th house which is an ideal placement if you want to work with clients.   Clients will respond well to you and you’ll want to make sure they are well taken care of.  The Moon represents our need to be safe, comfortable and secure.  Your 7th house Moon indicates a natural comfort level working one on one with people.  Stimulating conversations can also be a lot of fun and enjoyable for you.

Chiron (the wounded healer in mythology) is strong in your chart and aspected in such a way that it suggests you had to work through pain in your life.  It’s a challenger for you and challenges you to move forward on your path.  One characteristic of Chiron is that we actually see our wound through another person much easier than we see it in ourselves.  In other words, we project it out into the world.  Through our natal placement of Chiron, we can show others how to heal. That’s the gift of Chiron.

There are many options, e.g., teaching, coaching, counseling, spirituality, chiropractor, psychic, astrologer, massage, reiki, etc. You could even channel this energy into the arts such as music, painting or photography. When Chiron is strong there’s generally a strong pull towards healing in some shape or form. Healing can show up in most any profession. It’s up to you to tap into its energy.  The executive who empowers, inspires, teaches, cultivates and rewards has a transformative and healing nature. It really boils down to how you approach your job.  It is possible to breathe new life into a job that appears to be hopelessly dead-ended. 

I hope this helps. If you’d like to know more about Saturn, I invite you to listen to the Saturn podcast which is posted on this site.  Good luck with your search. 

Tom

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