Finally, A Simple Way to Find True North on Your Inner Compass
hen I finished college I felt really unsure about what I wanted to do. I had a degree in Business Administration, but didn’t want to work in a bank or do anything related to finance. Instead of making a decision I thought it would be easier to go back to school, so I enrolled in a graduate program and earned a Master’s degree in Information Science. I was fortunate, way back in 1994, that the economy was on the upswing. Jobs were plentiful and I quickly received an offer for a opening in my field. But after seven years of working for a company I was ready for a change. My family thought I was foolish for leaving a good company with a regular paycheck- people of their generation often stayed in the same job their whole life!
Times have changed and it’s not uncommon for someone to hold more than a dozen jobs by the time he or she turns 40 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). While most of those jobs are held during college and into the early 20′s we do find that job longevity tends to lengthen as one ages. However, longevity does not always mean you’ll be happy with your job.
How can you find a vocation that is the right fit for your unique personality and interests? Do you have a vision for your life, but often make choices based on what others want you to do? Would like to understand where you fit in the bigger picture?
In ancient Greece the daimon was that part of you that is “essentially” you- the infinite, eternal spirit that enlivens you and reveals your purpose. Through an examination of the natal chart we can tease out what you may be here to do. I’ll put that information into practical terms for you and give you time frames that you can actually work with.
A brief examination of my own natal chart may illuminate a few of these principles for you. In astrology we look to the top of the chart for information about one’s vocation. In my case I have Virgo ruling the top of my chart. Straightaway I know that whatever I do will encompass work that deals with service, systems, or making things more efficient. Mercury, the ruler of Virgo is found in my third house- communication, writing, blogging, teaching, learning.
Therefore, I will serve through those types of activities in some capacity. Still further we can see that the planet Uranus is right on the top of my chart as well. Uranus represents things like technology, astrology, the future, electronics, etc. As I mentioned above I earned an advanced degree in Information Science (which is a combination of computer science, cognitive psychology, and information theory) and worked as a usability engineer making software and websites easier to navigate, read, and generally use. Pluto is also found at the top of my chart. In one repsect I believe Pluto to represent the large companies I have worked for in the past (FedEx, Motorola, and Citrix for example).
And it was when transiting Uranus made a specific aspect to that same part of my chart that I began to seriously study astrology. Now, eleven years later I do both astrology and tech work, as symbolized by having the planet Uranus at the top of my chart.
Still further we would examine aspects the other planets may make to this part of the natal chart to get a clearer sense of how one may live out his or her combination of drives, talents, and energies that combine to form the vocation. But the point is that the natal chart can reveal a great deal about one’s talents, abilities, and destiny.
When you give yourself a natal astrology reading you’ll can uncover your potentials, adjust your self-perceptions, and get a sense of your true calling.
If you have a question about a specific aspect of your career then we can cast a horary chart to find an answer. Examples of career horary questions could include:
- Will I get the job I applied for last week?
- My boss is considering me for a promotion. Will I get it?
- Will I close the big sale within the next two months?
- Is this the right time to go back to school or look for another job?
- If I move will I find the job that I want?
- Will this job pay me what I’m worth?