Chart Your Course Through the Stars: Introduction

Summary: As you make resolutions for the new year, why not use astrology as a planning tool? This ancient science can help you plot a career path, pinpoint what you want in a job, suggest fields you haven’t considered. and even find a great place to live.

As you make resolutions for the new year, why not use astrology as a planning tool? This ancient science can help you plot a career path, pinpoint what you want in a job, suggest fields you haven’t considered. and even find a great place to live.

You won’t find answers this specific in a sun sign astrology column. Instead, have a professional astrologer analyze your natal chart, which shows the positions of the planets at your birth. You’ll need to provide your date, place and time of birth. The time is important; if you don’t know it, ask older relatives, order a birth certificate or see if your astrologer can rectify your chart (a process that compares possible charts against major events in your life).

Astrology in a Nutshell

When you get your chart, you’ll see that it’s a wheel with 12 compartments. Each compartment is called a house, and each house is associated with an area of life. (They’re read counter-clockwise, starting with the 9:00 position.) Planets indicate types of energies, which are expressed through the houses and zodiac signs they fall in. Don’t worry about an empty house; it doesn’t mean that nothing will happen to you in that area, because other things — like current planetary movements — can activate it.

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Choosing a Career: Vocational Astrology

Choosing a Career: Your Astrological Work Style 

Where in the World Do You Want to Be? Locational Astrology