“Just wanted to ask for some help on my career house. Being born during the time that everyone had Uranus in conjunction to Neptune, mine is in my 10th house in Capricorn. With my Sun in Pisces (12th house) and moon in Leo (5th house) I’m just having some issues figuring out what I want to do because although I’m 21 and studying at university, I don’t feel a strong enough passion for anything. I was just wondering if there are any strong indicators you could see from looking at my chart that could tell you what areas I could possibly go into? I just feel very stuck at the moment.”
Before I move on to actually answering your question, let me stand things on their heads a little. If you’ve read much of my stuff, you know I’m a fan of Whole Sign Houses. Even if you knew that about me, go read this again, about career guidance and the birth chart of George Lucas.
To me, your chart is a good example of why the interceptions found in Placidus Houses may have some psychological validity, but they aren’t as much use when it comes to practical and observable results. If one only uses modern rulerships, your intercepted Aries leaves your natal Mars sounding half-hearted at best. And yes — already ahead of you on this one — you probably thought you were reasonably intuitive because of Sun and Saturn in Pisces in the 12th House. Well, I say it’s because Mars rules your 12th House and it’s conjunct the Moon. So there, ha!
I’m not too surprised at the lack of direction you’re facing at the moment. Transiting Saturn is conjunct your Jupiter, and you are having your waning Saturn Square, so that whole sense of being in the right place and time in your life is going to be hard to find. Don’t panic though: Saturn will be done messing with you that way by January.
When we look at work/career in your birth chart, BC, there are three main factors to consider:
- The ruler and condition of the 6th House, which is work habits in general,
- The ruler and condition of the 10th House, which is career in general, and
- The Midheaven, which is related to career but has a larger “what are you doing with your life?” vibe going for it (yes, the MC and the 10th House are two different things).
When we look at your chart, here’s what we see about your best possible career path:
-The ruler of your 6th House (Venus) is in your 10th House. This is a good overall indicator that your work habits will support your career well, and that whatever you do will benefit from attention to detail.
-The ruler of your 10th House (Uranus) is in your 9th House. Uranus tends to make things a bit of a wild card whenever it shows up, and since yours isn’t strongly aspected (for good or ill) you may find that ultimately you are best suited to work that gives you a lot of autonomy — or possibly self-employment.
-Your Midheaven ruler (Saturn) is conjunct your Sun in the 11th House. This tends to lead me to the conclusion that working with groups, applying some sort of care and/or compassion to people’s personal issues, and “people skills” in general would all be important to any job you do if it’s going to keep your interest and give you satisfaction.
NEXT TIME: the thrilling conclusion, in which Your Friendly Neighborhood Astrologer puts it all together and comes up with some solid advice.
The Moon in Pisces this Friday and Saturday will make for a happy, sensitive, and caring vibe throughout the weekend, with a couple of temporary glitches. Friday evening the Moon is square Saturn, which could make for a little moping and some hurt feelings. Later that evening/early Saturday morning the Moon’s conjunction with Neptune might make your judgement a little cloudy, but can help smooth any ruffled feathers from the earlier transit to Saturn. Overall, though, Moon in Pisces is great for creative thinking. On Saturday, the Moon is in opposition to Jupiter in Virgo. This could make for some excess, but is fun for partying. Finally, on Sunday, Moon in Aries makes positive aspects to the Sun and Mars that will boost your energy levels.
Have fun with your weekend!
Friday is my last day in Cancer and you couldn’t even be bothered mentioning it. You are a terrible and insensitive person.
Sorry about that. Feel free to write back Saturday when you are in Leo to remind us all that Life on Earth would be impossible without you.
You have given entirely too much credit to Moon in Pisces for its creative powers. Moon in Pisces is a stoner who needs some practical, logical guidance to get anything done.
This is going to be a fantastic weekend! I just got a makeover and some sexy new shoes and I am ready to take it to town!
I recognize your IP address, VenusInLeo. Why did you change your username?
MarsInScorpio was stalking me.
That’s a filthy lie, Venus, you tramp! Stop posting your crap all over the Internet and I’ll stop following you from site to site correcting your terrible lies.
Settle down everyone! Why can’t we all just get along? Have you folks considered that you’re eating too much red meat and that karma is blocking your colons? I have a fantastic quinoa pilaf recipe that could help you with that.
You suck, JupiterInVirgo, and so does your cooking.
Everyone calm down! You’re letting the anonymity of the Internet and your inflated sense of self-importance make you all behave terribly! Can we change the subject here?
My mother in law got laid off from her job last April and now she makes $28,000 a week working from home in her spare time! Write me for details!
Whoa, dude, that’s awesome! Does it involve marketing cannabis oil? Because if it does I’m totally signing up.
You want a proper weekend forecast? Here it is: this weekend, many people all over the world will die. Eventually, you’ll all be dead.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Matthew Currie is unavailable today due to transiting Whatever square his Blahblahblah — hey, he’s an astrologer, we aren’t. In the meantime we would like to present some Sponsored Content. You know, that thing where you’re reading an article on some news site and then you realize it was just a big ad disguised as the usual sort of thing you’d read there? Yeah, that. Pray for Matthew’s speedy recovery from the astrological whatsits that has him down.)
From: Matthew Currie
To: Beliefnet Editorial Staff
Folks, I’m recovering from my transit and should be back to regular blogging shortly. In the meantime, does the sponsored content have to be so negative? A proper astrologer doesn’t go around scaring people in order to drum up business. It makes the rest of us look bad.
From: Beliefnet Editorial Staff
To: Matthew Currie
We’ve reviewed the content, and you’re right… that sort of negativity has no place here. We’ve informed the advertiser, and they have updated their ads with our concerns in mind. Hope you recover from that transit soon!
From: Matthew Currie
To: Beliefnet Editorial Staff
Gah! All right, already! Jeez, I’ll write more often, just stop it!!!
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Matthew Currie is in the hospital, recovering from having an infected Chiron removed. In his absence we present answers to your questions from a guest blogger, astrologer and author of several autobiographies Ilsa Spamalot, who is really very famous and it’s not her fault if you haven’t heard of her.)
I have been in a relationship with a man I really like since last year, and I’m not sure how much he really wants to commit. I have a long history of abandonment issues and being cheated on. The other day I was looking at his birth chart and realized he had Venus in Aquarius. Is he likely to not commit to me or to cheat on me?
Dear Ms. Withheld:
Forget about the idea that your own issues may be causing you to misread this situation. Don’t worry that projecting previous relationship problems onto the new one is a self-fulfilling prophesy. Let’s focus on his Venus in Aquarius, which means that he will never ever commit and be faithful. Never. No no no no no. Astrology has inflexible rules, and one of them is that “Venus in Aquarius is always bad.” Another rule is “all men are dogs.” My husband, like all men, is either a dog and/or a source of amusement (depending on which Sign the Moon is in at the time), and he also has a Venus in his birth chart. The only reason our marriage has lasted over twenty years is that I have some Libra somewhere or other in my birth chart, and knew enough to apply an ankle monitor to him after the second date.
My boyfriend’s Saturn is square my Neptune. My understanding is that this is an very difficult aspect for a relationship. But both his Saturn and my Neptune are well-aspected. Does that make it easier for us to deal with the negative effects of that aspect?
I’m not sure what you’re asking here, so let me simplify this by making it about me.
I let my husband out for his traditional 30 minutes in the yard the other day when he made some unusual grunting noises, indicating he had a question or observation — we’ve been together a long time, so I’ve learned to read those kinds of subtle indicators. When I removed his ball gag, he said “Your Saturn squares my Mars, so you really get off on oppressing me, don’t you?”
I replaced the ball gag and carefully considered his question. After some pondering, I replied: “You’re no astrologer! I’m the astrologer! I understand relationships waaaaaay better than you do! Now shut up, and now you owe me for a reading!” He moaned his usual pathetic moan as I re-attached his collar and dragged him to his cell in the basement. Silly boy.
Please contact me about a reading as soon as you can, Anonymous. Your love life is doomed and only my wisdom can save it.
Please help me. My family is falling apart due to some very deep personal issues. My husband doesn’t like his job anymore, claims our relationship is growing stagnant, and my sixteen year old daughter has gone from a straight-A student to a B-plus student. I am a Cancer, and would die of embarrassment if anyone knew about this, so please don’t print my name.
No Names Please
Dear Janice M. Walpole of 4126 South Walnut Avenue, Bellvue Nebraska:
Your situation sounds like a complex one. Fortunately you can solve all this by doing exactly what I would do under the circumstances. Find a creative outlet for your marital frustrations. You could take up cross stitch and produce some samplers that amusingly point out his flaws. Or take up photography and publish embarrassingly-captioned pictures of him on Instagram. Or you could take up writing a blog where every little burp he produces turns into a pitch for your relationship counseling business.
As for your daughter: she’s almost ready to move out on her own. Keep picking on her so that when she does, she moves far away. Now is the time to start spreading rumors that she is terminally ill. That way, when she does finally leave, you can milk her “death” for maximum sympathy instead of having to face your failings as a parent.
(Ilsa Spamalot is an astrologer and the author of “Me And My Fascinating Teen Years” and “Better Living By Doing It Ilsa’s Way.” She is available for private readings, and if Matthew Currie’s empathy and knowledge aren’t your cup of tea, drop her a line!)