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How to find the best career in your natal chart? A Scorpio Case

What career do you see here?

Is it possible for an astrologer to tell what career would suite you? Yes! Today I will show you how it can be done. Contrary to some circulating beliefs the entire chart needs to be considered to reach any conclusions. It does not make sense to only consider the 6th and 10th house or several aspects and reach a verdict. You want the person to be happy and to thrive at work but life is complex…Sometimes what brings a person the most money is not the best job for them and vice versa – their dream job may make them happy but not pay the rent. The work of the astrologer is always nuanced and requires finding solutions for all the complexities of an individual person. So, step number one would be to take into account that you are a unique human being and you need to make choices. You need to really define what the goal is and what comes first in your life. The second step is going to be reading your natal chart.

Below I outline a simplified but very efficient way you can do this. I am using a random natal chart as an example for this process. Please take into account that in a “real” reading many more details and considerations are required during the process. 

“Who am I in the world?” This step requires looking at your natal chart as a whole. Are the planets located below or above the horizon? Is there a stellium that stands out? What about the chart ruler? Where is the Sun located?

These questions can give you a general direction about your personality type. In the chart we are looking at today we can note that the person has a Scorpio stelium in conjunction with Pluto that effects both the first and second house. This alone already tells us this is a person with strong will-power, opinions and ambition. They are also very connected to their desires and physical body. This is not a person who would be happy to be lazy or in service to something they do not feel passion towards. Even their Moon is ruled by Mars – the traditional ruler of Scorpio. The Moon is in Aries points to a very powerful impact of Mars/Pluto on their sense of Self. When a stellium is strong we can always note the opposite house of the individual. The 8th/9th house opposite Scorpio tells us this person is forced to grow via crisis and change. Gemini on the cusp would suggest that changes are swift and often hard to predict. It also tells us changes in their life can relate to information (Mercury). For example, they may be going on their marry way in life only to receive sudden news or gossip that changes everything…They can attract information about upcoming changes.

This theme requires the person to have a certain flexible nature about them. They learn to react fast to change and to continue on their journey. They know hardships and change. They also have lot of energy that needs outlet.  This person is not only very energetic but very sensitive and reactive. The Moon in Aries would add child-like energy and passion but also a hyper sensitivity to certain things. The Moon is on the descendent so we can say they are very sensitive and drained by the emotional demands of other people. They would prefer to take action than to sit through painful emotional displays. 

We can also note this person has Libra ascendant opposite their Aries Moon which adds inner conflict regarding how they relate their own fiery will-power to the needs of others or to the requirements society makes of them.  

We can also note this person is charismatic, attractive and makes an impact when they enter a room. This quick overview allows us to consider who we are dealing with and what type of career direction can suite them. So, for example, at this point we can say this person needs a job that is not boring, requires a lot of energy and taking action and allows them independence so they can express their strong will-power. The Libra ascendant tells us that they may use diplomacy and charm to win people to their cause…Not that they are soft and unyielding in personality. This means that although they are very good at getting along with people using nuanced and behind the scenes actions (Venus in Scorpio, Moon on Descendent ) – it drains them and is not their natural personality expression. 

However, it is too early to make any verdicts about the best job for this Scorpio. Time for step number two.

What am I into?” This part is where you ask yourself what interests you have and what gets you working. The chart we are looking at today is of a Plutonic personality. Because even Venus here is in Scorpio, we can safely say that we should be looking at Mars as the prime motivator of the individual. If the person had a different chart, we may have needed to look at another planet. Pluto is conjunct Mercury which rules their Mars in Gemini. We can therefore say their work motivation is related to: Being in charge of change, crisis, important secrets, physical work with sharp tools, mechanics, risk taking around important papers and contracts.

Mercury/Mars in impact can rule not only sharp tools or secret documents but also the physical body and breathing. This tells us that…The person can work somewhere where having a commanding voice is of merit. 

We can note that Mars does not make direct contact with their Scorpio Self at all. Instead, Mars is part of a grand-trine. This configuration reflects talents they have and can always count on. Because they are a ‘Plutonic’ personality we absolutely want to lean on any strengths and easy support we can find in the chart. The reason we are doing this step and looking at easy aspects is because we want to find positive support.  I encourage you to not neglect the talents you are gifted with (undeveloped they may be). Many times, astrologers over-focus on the hard aspects people have and sort of assume the easy aspects will come through. The reality is that “easy aspects” suck. People tend to ignore what they are born with and become over focused on their problems and trauma. This is especially true for people who tend to encounter the pain of Pluto and Saturn. The natal chart below is of a person who knows that life is about survival. Scorpio is always fearful and with such a stellium in the 1/2nd house they will be hyper aware of any dangers. However, they have a wonderfully supported Mars (the traditional ruler of Scorpio) that can give clues to how they get outside the mode of “life is hard” and find their passion in life. In addition, we can say this person would not want a boring job and their work needs to have energy to it. Mars in Gemini confirms this observation which we already made in step one. 

Gemini thrives on something dynamic, flexible, fast paced, exciting, interesting and youthful. Mars is also a “young” and playful planet and it rules the Aries Moon. We can confirm that our person needs a job that is flexible and dynamic. We can also suggest they need the option to change pace at work and do something different every day. The Scorpio stellium tells us that not only must the job be dynamic and fast but the stakes must be high to keep them interested. This means they must feel they are overcoming mountains and challenges. This is a person who would be super successful at navigating high stakes and risks. They would not do as well if they had to sit in peace and push papers. Scorpio/Aries needs not only risks but fast results. They will not wait for their project to be done over months and months. They would rather be unemployed.

We can conclude the job needs high risk management, fast results, interesting daily activity and the option to be flexible and change the pace if they get tired. Why? Because this person has a Libra ascendant and a Moon opposite it. They would work to death if people demand it but they will burn out fast. The Gemini Mars confirms the need for a “work hard play hard” type of career. Earth signs can sustain energy for a long time but fiery Plutonic types tend to work better in short bursts of intense energy.

See? Already we know the type of careers we can discount for this individual and what makes them successful. Step 3 will require a deeper look into the exact profession they can choose. 

We can next note the individual has Saturn conjunct their IC and square Aries Moon/7th house. We can say that the person had one or two parents who held authority and were rather strict. We can also say that expressing emotions in an open way was not something they could do at home. Saturn makes us mature in positive ways but also shows our fears. Here the person is very fearful of enticing negative reactions from people. They often had to deal with negative emotion and passive-aggressive anger from their family. As a result, they became stoic and learned that by showing less emotion (Saturn) they could avoid the volcano and onslaught of other people’s needy reactions (Moon).  

There is a lot more to be said about this aspect but for our purposes we can say this person learned to restrain their emotional needs. Saturn offers much needed discipline and structure to their expression and it adds clues about ways to direct their will-power. Mars/Pluto in and of itself can lack stamina and works in short-term explosions of energy. It is also not so good at sports or anything to do with physical discipline over long periods of time. Saturn here offers our strong Scorpio much needed maturity and ability to stay focused. At the same time, it tells us they better build a strong foundation they can stand on. They need their own home and sense of security to help offset the negative reactions of others. Saturn squares are very common in charts of people who take the hardest jobs like emergency doctors, first responders and criminal profilers etc.

The 6th house here is also ruled by Mars which once again points towards a career that must relate to crisis and fast-paced response. I would also consider the Neptune/Uranus in Capricorn in the 3rd (Gemini) to suggest that our Scorpio wants to be of service via the information they give to others.  The MC is ruled by Aries Moon on the DSC which once again tells us they need to share information with a lot of people. Cancer is about crowds and relating to the emotions of society. The Gemini influence on all the Mars/Pluto ruled planets in the natal chart relates to having a voice and being heard.

The Scorpio stellium is square Leo Jupiter in the 10thhouse which tells us they must be on some sort of stage or out in public solving a crisis or preaching to people about something to do with: Power, survival, broken social values, fears, trauma and even corrupt government structures. The Moon on the DSC tells us they will be impacting the emotions of people who are in danger of some sort but they do so by moving through/communicating in hard situations. They will also need the diplomacy of Venus to get the job done and the control of Saturn to avoid their own emotions on the job. The key components of their career are: 

They have a dangerous dynamic job, they have a voice, they are heard by a large audience, they are communicating about something that needs fixing, they control their emotions, they are famous for taking risks, they help people by being of service with their information, they entice the emotions of anger, fear and justice in other people. 

Best career?

War Correspondent 

Government Reporter

Business Risk Manager

Emergency Management Policy Advisor

What you want is what is takes: Natal Mars in Aries

Mars is not given enough credit. It is the fire in our soul that propels us forward towards our goals. If Mars is sleeping our energy is low and our willpower dormant.

Mars is at home in the first sign of Aries, although in my experience, it is not really all that at ease here because the energy is so high and hard to direct towards work. Regardless, Mars in Aries is amazingly powerful not only for itself but for others around the person. Why? In part, because the shadow side of Aries is the sign of Libra, which is all about other people. Therefore, Mars in Aries has an energy that can motivate others and make them follow. If your Mars is in Aries, you are a pioneer at heart and someone with very passionate wants and desires. Your own passion is contagious because it is so pure and earnest that others cannot help but be swept away by your will. You have a way of making other people aware of what they want and were afraid to pursue. This ability makes Mars in Aries an excellent leader who can convince people to get up and move. Mars in Aries is all about “think first act later,” and because the action comes first, there is very little place for fear. In many ways you have the courage that comes with not taking the time to think of the dangers of your actions. This is not a criticism but something to consider if you feel that your actions go against your long-term plans. Aries is all about starting projects and pioneering ideas and not so much about the details of the result. Your Mars will thrive at starting things and leading others to take care of the long hours or details of the project. One reason for this is that your physical energy comes out in bursts of tremendous power that burns out really fast. You can exert a lot of energy but only for short periods. The tenacity of an earthy Mars is not here. This is important to keep in mind when choosing a profession so that you are allowed to work hard but with many breaks in between. In addition, your physical reserves are directly tied to your libido drive. This means that a lot of your motivation comes from what you want. You see something you desire and you act. You cannot act unless there is something you desire. Freudian psychology is not accepted any longer but the idea that human beings are propelled by desire rings true for this Mars. 

This can be a strength because you can learn how to motivate yourself from within. You must always have something that you really want but feel like you can’t have. You must feel like a hunter for a treasure to get yourself off the couch. This is fire energy and it needs to air. Air might not be what one thinks of when thinking desire but you can imagine it as the wind that stirs the ship that is the heavy and child-like Aries Mars. Because here is the thing with desires: there must be selfishness for it to even exist. Selfish is not a bad word because our selfish needs can be used for good. Mars in Aries must be selfish or it becomes truly difficult. An Aries Mars that is trying to hide away rom what it wants starts to get into all sorts of trouble in the from of anger and conflicts with people. He will start to find others very annoying because he will project his own selfish needs onto others. He will attract all sorts of very irresponsible and impulsive people to remind him that he needs to finally take action. Because in addition to desire, you are motivated by the need to fight against something. This is true even if you re the most gentle and unaggressive person. The need to have an enemy to battle is there for you and can be expressed as fighting for a cause or debating people. It depends on the chart and the house Mars is playing in. 

Aries is the baby of the zodiac and it is like a young James Dean on a motorcycle. It needs to be on the move and likes speed. Your Mars can propel you forwards if you want something or if you have to fight someone. Otherwise, this Mars, like the child he is, is pretty tame and easy to get along with. You have sparks of energy and moments of excitement that are unbelievably powerful but the rest of the time you keep this energy to yourself. This also applies to your anger which can be almost playful, like a puppy learning to bite. I am not saying you are not secretly a wolf…But you fight for something before you learn you even have teeth that can hurt others. You have no awareness of your own strength until you use it. That is why sometimes this Mars has fears around its own strength and around taking action.

There can be situations when you are younger when you underestimated your powers and someone got hurt. This can happen during a game, a competition or just a moment of anger. It will take maturity and time before you can know how you impact other people. Aries is the child and like any child, he is not always aware that his actions can be separate from others and really make a mess. That is why this Mars can really use some form of sports or games that allow him to learn how to use it’s strength with an awareness of the results so they can learn how to calculate their aim before they act. The stereotype that Mars in Aries is always into sports is not always true. Still, they can always use some form of playful competition or group activity to exercise their passion without any real-life consequences. However, this Mars will still have bursts of physical energy that need an outlet in some form, even if it hates sports. 

Mars in Aries makes a wonderful friend in times of depression because he can cheerlead even during an apocalypse. Mars is related to vitality and it can breath life even into a dead idea or project. As a friend this Mars will always be quick to forget any grievances and there to encourage you to take risks. He will breath life into your sleeping dreams and remind you to be fearless. Sometimes if there is nothing to do or if all it’s efforts are in vain this Mars can become a waling bomb of irritation. Luckily, it is easy enough to resolve once he has leeway to play or express enthusiasm. It is really important to never tell Mars in Aries what to do. Although it does not react well to orders it does react well to challenges. Want Mars in Aires to do something? Tell them they can’t do it or it is too risky. Most of the times they will try and prove you wrong. Strangely enough positive encouragement can be very toxic for Mars in Aries. They may feel it is pointless to put in effort if already everyone is happy with the result. They don’t; see the point of extorting energy towards something unless there is some element of pioneering or excitement involved. Ideally, there is a responsible boss that challenges them to get a team of people to put in effort toward something creative and fun. Mars in Aries is very independent but it also needs some level of behind-the scenes guidance. It needs either an enemy or a prize at the end of the journey to strive for.

In romantic relationships, Mars in Aries is very earnest and straightforward. It likes to feel like the other person is willing to “play” and even compete with them, just as long it is still a respectful and fair competition. This is true of both genders, who like to feel like they can experience their strength through interaction with the other person. They need to respect you and know you can stand up to them and not let them walk all over you. They want an equal partner in crime to join them in a team effort towards their dreams. In fact, they would really enjoy it if you both feel like criminals on the run against the world. It is the kind of scenario they find attractive. They can also challenge you or start debates to feel the passion coming to life. You need to feel at ease and know they don’t mean you any harm. They just want to play. You can constantly challenge them to stop starting things if you want them to stop. Just tell them they can’t do it and watch Mars in Aries become a peaceful dragon.

Appearance wise Mars in fire tends to give a glowing skin that seems to stretch over the muscles and strong eyebrows or jaw-line. Mars in Aries can be into sports and have an impressive physique but they can also lose motivation and have periods of being in-active.

Needs: To act fast while the passion is there, independence, small daily challenges and movement.

Hates: Slow and leading to nowhere plans and dishonest interactions where anger is under the surface.

Loves: Excitement, speed, chasing and hunting for something. Open war fare that ends up in friendship and love.

Famous Mars in Aries:

Prince famous for his raw sexuality and music. Mars rules his creativity and romantic relationships.

A Gemini Sun in the 8th house with Mars in Aries and Pluto on the MC. Pluto and Mars rule creative career and show crisis around that area.

Angelina Julie famous fro her action roles

Mars rules her 10th house and public image, Mars is conjunct Moon and Jupiter so indicates fighting against injustice and being a fierce mother.

The Complex art of Compatibility Charts

Today I am going to walk you through the first steps in reading a compatibility chart. Probably one of the most sought after readings in Astrology, because at the end of the day we all want the same thing- love, intimacy, friendship.

What they don’t tell you is how complicated such a reading can be. The amount of information and possibilities seen is no joke. The same aspects and sign placements can mean many different things. Nevertheless, some rules do apply and you can find out a great deal from such a chart about your relationship with the other person. Personally, I know more about Birth charts and Solar returns then this type of practice. Yet even I am not immune to its charms and practical use. Here too the Birth Chart is central if you want to figure things out, there are two main methods you can try:

 A. Look at the chart as if it’s the Birth chart of your relationship to each other. Just reading it according to the usual method.

B. Say you  are dating someone new and you want to know if this is a good relationship or not. What you need to do is study your chart and then his/her chart separately and then combine what you learn and compare it to the Compatibility Chart.

As you can guess I prefer the second method, it’s just more correct in my opinion. You don’t need to be a pro to do this- all you need is basic natal knowledge and the tools to apply it.

To help you here are some questions that can guide the process. First, find out what the relationship is like in style. For some background let’s say we have Jake and Mary and they are dating for a short period of time. They don’t know much about each other, but they both really want this to work.  Jake is an Aries with a Virgo Moon and Mary is a Capricorn with a Pisces Moon.  You look at the Chart and you see the Sun falls into Leo in 10th house and the Moon is in Virgo in the 6th. Though the rest of the chart should be considered in terms of style you already know that it’s more of a “work” relationship than a “romantic” one. This doesn’t mean they can’t fall in love and marry – not at all! It just means that the relationship is going to be more about working together and making goals and a daily routine then about fun adventures.

It is also very important to compare the signs to the Birth charts of the couple.  We know that Aries and Capricorn are worlds apart, but here we have opposite Moon’s In Virgo and Pisces. So Jake and Mary may feel that the other one has qualities that they wish they had. Jake may wish he could let go of analyzing his emotions and just feel and Mary may wish she could be less sensitive to criticism. The combined chart (as I call it) has a Moon in Virgo in the 6th house. Because Jake is a Virgo moon then a power struggle to have the relationship as he wants it to be may become a problem. You see- he may fall in love with Mary and feel amazing with her, but she may find it a bit harder to feel good. Unless they “work” on their emotions and home together or build a project that would enhance their careers. Emotionally this is not an easy partnership.

But let’s not give up and keep looking some more. Sun in Leo is somewhat fun and gives both of them time to breath- as long as they take pride in who they are by doing work. Next Venus and Mars are very important. Jake has his Venus in Taurus making him sensual and giving in love, but most importantly it makes him want women that are stable, practical, and classy- Just like Mary! Who is such a Capricorn that she does have some of these qualities: she is classy and practical, and Jake would like that about her. Jakes Mars is in Cancer which gets along amazingly with the opposite Capricorn in a sexual relationship.  So things are not as bad as a first glance would make you think. They might date and not get along at first but eventually over time they will enjoy each other.  What about Mary?  She had her Mars in Leo; she likes a partner who is confident, creative, energetic and maybe a little bossy. But most importantly she likes him to be open and have a big heart. Jake is an Aries and he is very much that- open, honest and proud. His very analytical nature would be forgiven as it helps Mary overcome her fears and deal with her dreams, turning them into reality. As a Capricorn she would like that very much. They both can have a nice business together maybe at home (Moon in the 10th house) and if they work as a team then this can be a very loving partnership.

This is just a very little example- but as you can see so many things need to be taken into account when trying to understand a relationship.

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Here is a check list that would help you:

Is the chart more about feelings? Planets in the 4th, 8th and 12th house. or Is it more about ideals? the 9th house or perhaps all about fun? look for planets In the 5th house.

Is it a harmonious relationship? Lots of Trines and sextiles, or a challenging one? Many squares and opposing planets.

Is Saturn well aspected? If yes it will be a long lasting relationship.  

Uranus may show you if a breaking up is a danger.  

Is it a soul-mate relationship- planets in the 7th house,8th and sometimes 12th. 

Does any of the partners have anger issues (Mars) or substance abuse (Neptune)?

I hope this helps, please remember that even a difficult chart can with some extra work signify a great relationship. It’s all about learning the weak and strong points for a better version of the chart.

Wish you love.

Lee

Descendent in Aries

The Descendent is the opposite sign of your Ascendant, if it is ruled by Aries then you are a Libra rising. What does it mean if your 7th house is ruled by Aries? Remember this is the house of relationships, not just any kind but those that (like Libra) require partnership. For example, the 11th house is associated with your group activities, your 4th house is all about your relationships with family and so the 7th house is in between. Astrologers call it the house of marriage and this is true because marriage is a partnership of two close people. The sign here will show what kind of people you attract into your life or what kind of people you want. Interestingly, it is always the opposite sign to your rising sign that is the one we are attracted to.

Aries descendant people tend to attract a type of person who is: very direct, impulsive, aggressive, honest, simple minded and confident. In other words, they attract people that are ruled by Mars qualities. The Libra rising finds making decisions hard because they need to follow social norms or pleas others, they are always looking for a balance before taking action. Naturally, people that can come into their lives and make it easy to take action are very attractive. The Mars person allows the Libra rising to just relax and stop going up and down in their emotions and thoughts.

The problem is that no one likes to be bossed around-even the Libra person. At some point, you are going to just stand up and say: “Enough! I can’t take this anymore, you never listen to my opinions, my emotions, it is always all about you you you!”

And this is the really secret of the 7th house- it teaches us a lesson. The Libra rising is secretly tired of pleasing others but unable to make it stop, and so they need someone to challenge them and allow them be true to themselves. Then they find out how strong they are- stronger then the Mars friend, girlfriend or husband. They find out that diplomacy is a gift and that they are clever and know how to make the best moves.

The trick is to stand up for who you are and believe in yourself. But what happens in a relationship like marriage? Well allot of passion and  arguments- but most of the time its for the better, The Aries person learns to take it slow and be a little more polite to others and the Libra person learns to speak up and be more aggressive.

Either way this is one of the most beautiful couples because they can work as a team and reach the stars together.

Just remember its all about changing yourself and not your partner.