Vocation Report

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The Vocation Report is a computerized report that focuses on vocational aptitudes as revealed in the birth chart. It includes a color birth chart wheel.

A Considered Vocation

Fulfillment in the world is more a product of who we are, not what we do. Our vocational nature implies a path of individuation, a road ‘less traveled by’, and in some ways, a road still under construction. Hopefully this astrological consideration of your vocational potentialities has helped you reflect on a fulfilling career path.

Astrological consideration of a vocation also needs to be placed in the context of the life cycle. Adolescents greatly benefit from a traditional examination of the vocational patterns in the horoscope to help confirm and inspire their career plans.

However in adult years, especially when on the verge of mid-life (36+), the urge to find meaning and purpose through vocation is more the issue. Vocation is a lifelong task and one that is at the heart of the individuation process and the lenses through which we view vocation need to be re-examined and rechecked at every new stage of the life cycle.”

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The Vocation Report is a computerized report that focuses on vocational aptitudes as revealed in the birth chart. It includes a color birth chart wheel.

A Considered Vocation

Fulfillment in the world is more a product of who we are, not what we do. Our vocational nature implies a path of individuation, a road ‘less traveled by’, and in some ways, a road still under construction.

Hopefully this astrological consideration of your vocational potentialities has helped you reflect on a fulfilling career path. Astrological consideration of a vocation also needs to be placed in the context of the life cycle. Adolescents greatly benefit from a traditional examination of the vocational patterns in the horoscope to help confirm and inspire their career plans.

However in adult years, especially when on the verge of mid-life (36+), the urge to find meaning and purpose through vocation is more the issue. Vocation is a lifelong task and one that is at the heart of the individuation process and the lenses through which we view vocation need to be re-examined and rechecked at every new stage of the life cycle.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brian Clark is the co-founder of the Chiron Centre, a multi-disciplinary centre in Melbourne, Australia where he is one of the main tutors of a four year program in applied astrology. This comprehensive program is also available by distance learning (www.AstroSynthesis.com.au). He has written numerous articles on psychology, mythology and astrology, is a contributing author to Intimate Relationships (Llewellyn: 1991), the author of The Sibling Constellation (Penguin: 1999) and Celestial Tarot (U.S. Games, Inc. 2006), as well as a series of astrological publications for students published by Astro*Synthesis. His books and articles have been translated into Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.

Brian also teaches mythology for the Nexus program, co teaches a course on Tarot and leads tours to the sacred sites of ancient Greece through Odyssey. Brian also lectures internationally. He has a private counseling practice utilizing astrology from a psychological perspective. He has his Masters in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Melbourne.”

This report interprets the Lunar Nodes, the Ascendant and Angular planets, the Sun and the Moon, and the second, sixth, and tenth houses.

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Excerpt from a Vocation report for Oprah Winfrey:

“The North Node is in Capricorn
You were born with the North Node in Capricorn and the South Node in Cancer indicating that unconditional qualities like caring, sympathy and empathy are second nature to you. However your challenge is to accept the invitation to be responsible and authoritative in the leadership of others. No sense being reserved or shy about it or the dragon of complacency will win. You might like to slip back to the time when you were the one taken care of; however providence decrees it is your turn to be the parent in the driver’s seat. In developing your autonomy and focus you recognise that you are well supported and protected in your worldly endeavours. You have the gift of support, whether that is from a wide family circle, a clan of colleagues or a tribe of friends. Because you are so well loved and cared for it is the time to make your mark on the world. Your destiny waits in the world and it is necessary to respond to the call. While your vocation may lie outside in the wider world you have an innate sense of belonging wherever you go. It is because you belong that you are able to leave to find your destiny.

Vocationally tradition and the past need to be honoured yet not to the extent of imprisoning a new order which needs to emerge. Well-defined boundaries and responsibilities are imperative on your career path. You need to have a well-defined job description so you can focus on what needs to be done to maximise your performance. In other words goals, objectives and plans are part of an important process for you to consider. Well defined boundaries are also important so you do not try to over achieve or take on responsibility for others’ work, which you might try to do. Structure is very important as is a job description and outlining the expectations for job performance. These may help address the perfectionist streak and tendency to set unrealistic goals. You need to battle the dragon of feeling parental for the whole system, as this will impede your own ability to do well. You have an innate instinct to be helpful but this now needs to be used discriminately in order not to get enmeshed in other’s needs.

The opportunity to advance ‘up the corporate ladder’ taking each step at a time along with a hierarchical culture in the workplace is probably appealing to you. The possibility of advancement and rewards for dedication and hard work and having a sense of your own place at work is important. Being identified, responsible for your own area, having a title, approval and feedback, regular reviews and mentoring are all helpful in finding security on your vocational path. If too much pressure to succeed was placed upon your young shoulders you may recognise that the path you have taken into the world was designed by others’ needs and expectations, not yours. Your invitation is to develop your autonomy and authority over what you do in the world, knowing you will support and nurture yourself in the right direction.

The North Node is in the 1st House
In your horoscope your North Node is in the 1st House and your South Node is in the 7th House. This is the axis of self and other, which suggests there is a delicate balance between being focused exclusively on yourself as opposed to following in someone else’s footsteps and losing your personal focus. On one hand you are very comfortable compromising your position to fit in with others, yet it does not work to your best advantage. This tug-of-war between what you want and what others’ desire is an embedded feature of your vocation. Your chart suggests that the scales may instinctually tip to the side of others; therefore it is imperative that you know your own mind and become clear about what you want. On your path through life it is necessary to construct your own game plan, forge a streak of independence and accept that others are naturally supportive of you, no matter what you decide to do. Therefore it is best that your vibrant personality reflects your desires and is not shaped by the expectations and requests of others.

You are discovering who you are on a very individual basis. Personal development becomes vital in feeling that you are fulfilling your life purpose. Bringing your inherent understanding of others and your fluency in social situations to your state of affairs, all the time focusing on your goals will help reconstruct relationships in a renewed and more fulfilling way. Building your life around another will keep you fixed in a pattern that is not fulfilling, increasing your anxiety and feelings of despair. In order to be more fulfilled your task is to focus on the self without fear of compromise or recrimination from others, specifically your partners, friends and siblings. Vocationally you need to strike out on your own, knowing that your significant others are backing you completely. With this awareness become a crusader for others and allow yourself to take advantage of all the support offered you. Ironically the more you assert yourself and voice your point of view, the more you gain in terms of partnerships and relationships.

Chiron is Conjunct The North Node
Chiron, in close proximity to your North Node, invites you to understand the complex nature of healing. One way this is possible is through the journey into understanding our own wounds whether those are mental or physical. In antiquity, wounding and healing were considered to be the domain of the gods; neither could be separated from the other. To the pre-rational mind wounding and healing belonged to the sphere of the mysterious, the department of the divine. While we are more sophisticated today, the wisdom is the same; healing is possible when we engage in the mystery of the self and participate in understanding the contents of the unconscious. Chiron’s placement is an indication you have the ability to know this truth, able to read symptoms and diagnose the heart of the discontent.

A serious disease or difficult prognosis is often the voice that calls us away from the course of an unreflective life into a more meaningful and soulful pathway. In your case there may be other triggers that lead you to your own unique path of self exploration. What is important to recognize that you are summonsed onto a healing pathway, because of your own depth of understanding. Therefore vocationally it is important to consider how you might integrate education, well being and self understanding into your chosen field. It is important to know that the amalgam of both traditional and complementary methods is necessary for you to be successful. Chiron is the archetypal force that initiates us into understanding and accepting aspects of self that are misshapen and marginal. And it is this disenfranchised characteristics that are essential to accept to insure a fulfilling vocation.

Uranus is Conjunct The South Node
With Uranus electrifying your South Node you know what it is like to be different. Deep inside there is a knowing that you cannot accept rules that have no truth or boundaries that are unfair. You are infused with the spirit of Prometheus, the Awakener, who crossed the boundary between man and god to bring the divine spirit of fire to mortals so they could make progress. And it was this civil disobedience that got him into big trouble. Therefore it is with wisdom that you must disseminate your rebellious spirit. However, with integrity, truth and the spirit of reform you are a natural trend setter and voice of the future.

It is this spirit that is needed in politics. You are democratic at heart, an equalitarian and moved by the plight of the underprivileged. Therefore in your profession you are unable to tolerate rules for the sake of rules and will speak out against any injustice or unfairness in the workplace. In this way you are highly political; however you are also very independent and need a lot of freedom and space to do your own thing in any career. Therefore it is important to recognise when anarchy is not working for you and being the rebel is keeping you off track. Vocationally you are called to help liberate the workplace but first you must feel free enough not to get enmeshed or trapped in work politics. You have a gift of being able to do your own thing in the corporate world and therefore it is important to unpack this in your working life. You can do this by being the independent consultant, the self-employed IT expert, the clever scientist or the unconventional rock star. Find the place where you feel free enough to express your ideas and beliefs and you will find yourself making a difference. The more you are able to be independent in your vocation the more you feel you are contributing.

Neptune is Square The North Node
In your horoscope Neptune forms a right angle to the Nodal Axis. Traditionally this is often a testing aspect; however, when aspecting the Nodal Axis, Neptune has a unique function to play in terms of your vocation. An established way to think about this aspect is to place Neptune at the bending in the cycle, a time when a change of course is imminent. Therefore in terms of the course of your vocation it is necessary to face your own spiritual and creative needs.

This suggests that you will be challenged to continuously re-imagine your vocation in order to feel fulfilled by what you do. When your life direction becomes run of the mill or you feel your vocational path does not provided enough creative sparks or spiritual sustenance you will feel moved to seek out some soulful nourishment. While it may be difficult to inject some creativity or spirituality into your job, it is necessary for you to introduce this into your life or you will feel haunted by a sensation of purposelessness. This can be done in numerous ways; a few suggestions might be volunteer work for the needy or underprivileged, an art or photography class, playing music, following a spiritual discipline, a rendezvous with the imagination through dream work or Tarot, or an engagement with the soul through a form of devotion. When you feel fulfilled in this aspect of your life you are better able to know how to infuse your work with meaning and soul. However you invite the creative spirit into your life is not the issue; it is the fact that you need to in order to find fulfillment that is critical. And once you are able to do that you feel that you have turned a corner in your life, bending towards a more authentic way to follow your life path. It is important that you channel your creative imagination, as without a structure for it you may find that you are bypassing your vocation.
VOCATION AND DIRECTION

Many are called, few are chosen: many have talent, few have the character that can realise the talent. Character is the mystery, and it is individual.
– James Hillman

The Ascendant and Angular Planets

From the moment of your first breath, your fate was sealed. The Fates that spun the thread also measured its length and then cut the cord to free the spirit. The patterns woven at birth by the Fates were embedded in the soul and it is these soulful designs that have become the template for your human journey. Your genesis is a map for your life. This map is the horoscope, a vibrant multi-layered design of character, potentialities and persuasions.

This moment of birth has defined your orientation to life through four directions known as the angles of the horoscope. Like a compass pointing you along the right path, each one of the four angles plays a major role in defining the direction of your life. Direction and vocation are entwined as along the angles we find the course of our lives.

Your four angles form two planes of experience. The first plane of experience is your individual and personal orientation to the world detailing your personality, your outlook on life and your natural inclination towards partnership. This is the angle of the ascendant, the degree of the zodiac rising at the moment of your birth. This helps describe your motivation to life and therefore what personal traits you can bring to your vocation. The polar position on this plane is known as the descendant, the degree of the zodiac setting on the horizon when the Fates cut the cord. Here the astrologer reads the patterns and potentialities of merging your personality with a soul mate. In a vocational analysis this is also important to read in terms of co-operation with others.

The second plane of experience is an inherited view of the world, shaped by ancestry and familial lines. Along this polarity of angles you experience the impact of your family or origin on your direction as well as the expectations and influences placed upon you. Embedded in this plane of experience are familial patterns and fate shaping your direction and vocation. The angle of the IC reveals the atmospheric conditions of your early familial experiences while the opposite angle suggests your destiny in the world, strongly influenced by parental and societal expectations.

Therefore to familiarise yourself with these influences will add to your understanding of vocation. The ascendant marks the birth point and is metaphoric of your natural disposition and outer image. This describes your natural outreach and personality traits that are spontaneous; in fact this is the person we first meet, the face turned out towards the world. However in the natural wheel of the horoscope the sign on the ascendant is at odds with the signs that rule the cusps of the houses that describe vocation. Therefore as a more integrated self begins to emerge we often experience what we do in the world to be in conflict with whom we feel we are. This is a human challenge to learn to adapt your personality to your vocation. Following is a description of the signs on this axis. Reflect on how these qualities might need to be utilised and adapted to your vocation. If you have a planet that was rising or setting at your birth then this energy needs to be acknowledged as a powerful guide and influence on your vocational path.

Each angular planet could be seen as a guiding force, a daimon or soul force seeking expression through you. If you have more than one angular planet they will have different needs and likely will contradict or conflict with one another. The key as always is to find the right time and venue to be able to express both as fully as possible.

1st House Cusp is in Sagittarius
Sagittarius was rising at your birth suggesting that you view the world with optimism and faith. In some ways you are a born idealist, as you can find a positive meaning in every circumstance. Everything has a reason if you look hard enough and you do. As an imaginative thinker you are able to see what others can’t see. You have a knack of seeing the metaphor of the situation and reading the signs and omens that bring meaning to life’s experiences. Buoyed by enthusiasm and certainty people are attracted to your ideas and the way that you view the world. Your personality is well suited for inspiring others, educating and bringing consciousness into the world. You have an innate knowledge and an intuitive flair that draws people to you. Vocationally you are asked to structure and document your ideas, be more disciplined and grounded and become more discerning and analytical. When you marry together wisdom and hard work your beliefs and ideas take on a more pragmatic form that can be applied and utilised. In some ways your career experiences help you channel and express what you already know. Your personality may take some time to adjust to routine and structure, so in the earlier phases of life you might wander, travel, experiment, take vows and sign up for many courses all in the spirit of your finding your niche in the world.

Along the way, with Gemini on the Descendant, you will meet others who help you find the missing pieces of your theories, lend you the right book, teach you important information, introduce you to the right teacher; all assisting you along your vocational path. You are attracted to other’s turn of phrase, their ideas and stories, their brightness and through your interactions with them you are better able to shape your own ideas. Interestingly you might find that you become a colleague and friend to the teachers who inspired you, becoming an equal in the world of ideas and understanding. Your vocational path helps forge and shape your instinctive knowledge, improve the way you express your ideas which in turn contribute to a greater understanding of being human.
VOCATION AND CHARACTER

Character is fate.
– Heraclitus

Considering the Sun and Moon

Whatever Heraclitus meant two and a half millennia ago is a mystery. However, this phrase has captured philosophical attention ever since, as its truth is evident. We do contribute to our fate through forging our character. It is that personal mix of our habits, rituals, values, beliefs, ideals and morals that all inform our character and contribute to our deeper layers of personality. Through time these become forged into who we are; our character becoming our fate. While the world may acknowledge our achievements from work well done, our greatest success lies in self-fulfillment and the satisfaction of a life well lived

Again the astrological horoscope becomes a useful guide to understanding personality characteristics that shape character. Astrologically the three aspects of your horoscope, which are the most relevant in considering your own individual character, are the Ascendant, which we have explored in the last section of this report, and the Sun and Moon. Character is fate and expressed through our life journey. Through examining your Sun and Moon it becomes clearer what you need to identify with and need on your vocational path, and therefore what is necessary to develop and nurture in character. Your Sun sign reveals the virtues that are part of your potential character while the Moon sign suggest what needs are important for you to feel safe in the world. Each individual’s character is unique and your description of the Sun and Moon sign will be personalised through other astrological factors. However this is an entrée to begin to consider the virtues and needs of your character.

THE SUN: Virtues of the Essential Self

In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.
– C.G. Jung

The Sun is the central focus of its system and therefore represents a multi-dimensional symbol. On one level it is the essential self and the twelve signs of the zodiac, which mark its apparent path through the heavens, represent spiritual concepts and virtues. Each sign characterises qualities of the human spirit. To the ancients the path of the Sun in the sky was akin to the hero’s journey and each sign designated a heroic labour. Astrologically we can present a case for each one of the twelve signs represents a soul state. Therefore when we are in touch with the virtues underpinning our Sun sign we become closer to its spiritual essence and feel closer to the true self. Psychologically this suggests a more soulful and meaningful experience of who we are.

On the other level the Sun is symbolic of our identity, the passport of the self. Of course one of the important considerations of identity besides sex, age and nationality is profession. The Sun is essentially what we might identify as important, what helps us feel vital and good about ourselves. The Sun suggests what we may be skilled at. It might not be easy at first, but as we grow we naturally become more aware of our solar impulse. Therefore in many ways the Sun sign helps shape the vocation, as it hints at what is important to be identified with and qualities that help us excel.

The Sun is in Aquarius
In contemporary astrology the zodiacal image of Aquarius has been transformed from its ancient counterpart through the discovery of Uranus, the first planet sighted beyond the seven classical ones of antiquity. As Uranus replaced Saturn as the modern ruler it brought the collective values of parity, liberality, consensus and social equality to the zodiacal territory of Aquarius. When the stage production of Hair opened in the 60’s its leading anthem was called Aquarius, a revolutionary ode to world peace. With your Sun in Aquarius, you sense the winds of change and want to be carried away by the new spirit of freedom and equality for all. Aquarius is the archetypal essence that reminds us that world peace and equal opportunity are not only ideals, but also human values that can be achieved through a humanitarian spirit.

Your Aquarian virtue of freedom is not only the urge for unity in your external environment but your inner experience of independence which inspires you to strive for the rights and liberty of others. It is the freedom of your spirit that strengthens you to be liberated from the herd, to make your own choices, create an unconventional lifestyle, assess a situation independently, evaluate freely and be politically incorrect. All these are essential to your lifestyle and vocation. As a result you may enjoy exploring advanced and ground-breaking professional avenues in science, technology, astrology, electronics, aeronautics, or multi-media.

You are drawn to feats of humanitarianism that lessen mass suffering, improve living conditions and help in time of crisis and catastrophe. You celebrate the communal spirit that forges trustworthy communities and establishes socially responsible organisations. You embrace the individuality of each person but exist for the good of the whole. Brotherhood and Sisterhood is your ideal and it is here where you encounter your spiritual siblings; they are your friends, allies and colleagues, kindred spirits who share your inner spirit of freedom, individuality and human values. Your freedom of expression for the shared passions and enthusiasm is your link to your friends and colleagues. Friendship and the experience of being accepted for just being who you are is like returning home to a sense of congeniality and an enjoyment of the shared spirit of life. You need to experience the sense of belonging to a larger family and have your individuality acknowledged within the larger collective.

Your task is to learn the value of inner freedom, no longer being enslaved to wanting what others have or feeling the need to be like others. You yearn to be valued as an equal individual within the group. Equality is not having the same as everyone else or being like everyone else, but embracing your individual needs, desires and tastes. Freedom to be outside the herd, to broaden your perceptions and admire your own uniqueness is your vocation. To find your vitality and spirit and to feel soulful in the world, you need to strive to be altruistic, broadminded, detached, friendly and original. Let your humanitarianism be your guiding impulse.

THE MOON: Caring for Your Soul

Care of the soul asks us to observe its needs continually, to give them our wholehearted attention.
-Thomas Moore

The Moon is the archetype of care and nurture. From a general overview the Moon reveals what needs are important to satisfy in our vocation. The Moon sign can help to identify what basic requirements are necessary to care for the soul at work. In a vocational capacity the Moon corresponds with the nurturing professions and if the individual is drawn to one of these professions, the Moon sign helps to differentiate what kind of caring could suit its temperament. The planetary sign acts as a filter for the archetypal urge when it seeks expression through the vocation.

The Moon is in Sagittarius
Your Moon in Sagittarius reflects your strong need to learn and be inspired. You are a natural student. However your school is generally not the classroom where you feel bored and restless, but the university of life where you are experientially engaged in understanding other cultures, other languages and other ways of being. It might be quite natural for you to travel, even spend some time living abroad in your quest for answers. The Moon reflects your home and in Sagittarius this implies that your home is beyond the familial horizon. To care for your soul you need to venture farther afield and search for meaning. You love freedom whether it is being in nature, a wide horizon, open spaces or travel, as being involved with other cultures or with nature is conducive to your temperament. Both travel and study are important for you. If you are not explorative then you will not have the marriage of knowledge and experience, leaving dry theory and opinions to replace wisdom.

As a youngster you might have been called to adventure, imagining faraway places like Shangri-La or Mount Everest. You are still a keen explorer and whether you do this physically or intellectually you still feel stirred by the urge to adventure. Human values, ethics, morals and ideals are important to you and you need to become involved in pursuits you believe in and can recommend to others. You need to fully express yourself and pursue your goals openly and honestly. You have a positive and optimistic nature that inspires others and often draws you towards social education and reform.

In nurturing professions the Moon in Sagittarius is inspirational, a natural educator, coach and trainer. You intuitively know the role of faith in healing and therefore contemporary priestly roles like pastoral counsellor, religious advisor, a psychotherapist or spiritual mentor may appeal to you.

INCOME

The worth of someone is deeply tied to images of destiny, the twists and turns of fate, and the wheels of fortune. The same is true of money. Our relation to money is our relation to fate.
– Russell A. Lockhart

The Rich Resources of Your Life

Traditionally the 2nd House is associated with money and the accumulation of assets. In a vocational sense the 2nd house details our earning capacity, income and resources. Psychologically this is the sphere where self esteem and personal values are shaped by our early experiences. It is where we learn what is ‘mine’, how to share, trade and exchange articles of value. Self worth, the impact of familial values, the substance and significance we place upon our efforts, income received or value returned are all intimately interwoven into the fabric of this house. In the modern climate of the corporate world, pay replaces satisfaction in the workplace; yet the secret of the 2nd house is that fulfilment is intimately tied to the expression of our skills and resources, not wages. Having found the wellspring of our talent, money follows. Pleasure is experienced through apprenticeship and mastery of our skills and talents, not through economic management.

The 2nd House suggests innate resources, which can be developed and valued. In a literal sense these are ‘traded’ for income or other rewards which support us in the world. This area suggests our innate strengths, skills and talents that must be utilized in earning our living. Psychologically these are our personal assets and resources, which sustain and support us in our career. Talent not only refers to our natural abilities and capacity for success, but also in ancient times was a weight of gold or a monetary unit. The secret of the 2nd house is to recognize that it is our innate talents and skills that bring our wealth and living. This house also describes what we value and also what gives us value. In a way it describes what we like to do. Consider what you appreciate and desire. Your 2nd house is indicative of what you desire and planets in this house reveal what you might attract because of your values and desires.

The sign on the cusp of the house symbolizes aspects of the assets you need to use in a resourceful way. The sign suggests what needs to be valued in your vocation, the natural style of earning an income, as well as your attitudes towards wages and money. 2nd house planets reveal the earning style and literally may suggest how you earn your living or your patterns and relationship to money and possessions. These are the archetypal urges needing to be expressed in a skillful and resourceful way in your career. Planets here are the forces that shape your sense of worth and value and help you tap into your innate resources. It is important that you use these skills and resources in supporting your own sense of self-esteem. Symbolically, understanding this archetypal presence in your life can help unravel any damaging patterns that support an impoverished sense of self or a disapproving attitude towards money and possessions. Forging an alliance with this energy helps you create a supportive and positive approach to your sense of worth which in turn influences the way the world values you.

2nd House Cusp is in Aquarius
Aquarius is on the cusp of your 2nd house, revealing ways to enhance self-esteem and personal worth. Following on from the conservative sign of Capricorn, Aquarius is progressive and future orientated, looking to what is ingenious and cutting-edge to establish its sense of worth and value. On the cusp of the 2nd house, Aquarius suggests that you need to capitalise on your progressive, electric, altruistic and technological talents. It also suggests that you derive pleasure from being inventive and individualistic. Therefore it is quite likely that you will find yourself working and earning your living in a radically different way than you had ever imagined. In order to free yourself for this possibility you need to co-operate with the conservative side of your nature that can criticise your progress and reform. You need to value change and reform in order to feel satisfied in what you do. Ironically, the more freedom and space you feel and the more detached you are from the need to be acknowledged, the more successful and valued you become.

Your self-esteem is intimately connected to your ability to work independently, take responsibility your own opinions and support your own values. Therefore it is important to recognise that being your own person is more an asset than following tradition for the sake of it. This could suggest you might at times be embroiled in political manoeuvres and changes, but is also important to know that you can detach from these when there is nothing in it for you. Your resources are going to be mined on the road less travelled, not on the well-trodden path of conservative values. As long as you feel independent and in charge of your own space you are able to work in a corporate or collective environment. Taking a risk with your skills and talents pays off. Investing in and appreciating your intellectual skills is also relevant to bolstering self-esteem.

Vocationally you are well suited to a variety of innovative, scientific, technological and/or intellectual endeavours that pay off. You also do well when engaged in humanistic and political reforms and when you recognise that your social and personal skills are an asset. Ecological, environmental and humanitarian pursuits also bring your skills to the forefront. Remember you are eclectic and it is in your character to earn your income in bizarre or out-of-the-ordinary ways. Value your differences and take pleasure in your humanism and you will find that others support and reward your unique and independent contributions…”

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CAN I ORDER A SOLAR RETURN (OR OTHER FORECAST REPORT) FOR A YEAR IN THE FUTURE/PAST?
Yes, absolutely. The start date of a report can be any date in the past or the future.

In the case of a Solar Return, the start date will be on or in the two days surrounding the birth month and day due to the nature of this type of forecasting technique, but the year of the report can be any year in the future or past.

In the case of the Time Line report, the software only allows the start date to be the first of any given month, for example, May 1st, 2017.

DO I NEED TO PAY WITH A PAYPAL BALANCE TO PLACE AN ORDER?
No, the shopping cart used on the site is run by Paypal, but all the usual payment options are included so that you can use credit cards, debit cards, and the like. There are different shopping cart technologies available to sellers, and Cafe Astrology has selected the Paypal shopping cart as its solution. All payment details are sent to Paypal and not to Cafe Astrology. Paypal sends Cafe Astrology an email with each order that lists the order details and email address, not any payment information. We are not set up as a merchant at this time.

WHY ARE THE PLANETS’ TRANSITS OF THE HOUSES IN MY REPORT NOT THE SAME AS THOSE OF YOUR HOROSCOPES?
Reports are based on your birth time, while horoscopes are based on solar charts. A solar chart places the Sun’s sign on the Ascendant, and most people don’t have the same Sun and Ascendant in their natal charts. While a solar chart is a valid chart and certainly has its merits, the natal chart should be the first you look at.

WHICH HOUSE SYSTEM DO YOU USE?
For reports, the default house system used is Placidus. However, you can request another house system for your order (example, Koch, Equal, Whole Sign, etc.).

WHY DO MY RESULTS DIFFER FROM THOSE FROM OTHER SOURCES?
It’s important to note that there are many different valid methods for arriving at various astrology calculations, including the Zodiac (Sidereal or Tropical), system of houses used, method of progressing the houses in the case of progressions, use of current or birth location for certain forecasting techniques, and many more. It’s rare that an astrology software program is making wrong calculations. Typically, discrepancies have to do with different systems and not about one or the other being “wrong.” When the Ascendant differs, it’s usually about an ambiguous time zone since we must use the time zone that was in effect at the time of birth and historical time zone information is not perfect. It is simply not true that any one particular software program has every historical time zone correct, although many efforts are made to get them right.

If you receive unexpected results, please send an email to Kristen who can look into the matter and explain the reasons for it, such as an ambiguous time zone or a particular calculation method. It’s important to provide as many details as possible.

WHY IS THE DATE OF MY SOLAR RETURN NOT THE SAME AS MY BIRTHDAY?
The Solar Return chart is drawn for the date and time of the return of the Sun to its exact position at birth, and not to the birthday itself. The Sun returns to its birth position once a year on or near the day of birth, and rarely coincides with the time of birth. For example, if my birthday is September 2nd, 1970 @ 5:00 PM, my Solar Return could be September 1st, 2016, @ 4:24 AM one year, September 2nd, 2017, @ 1:22 AM the next, and so forth. If the birth data is entered correctly on the report, you can expect the Solar Return date and time to be accurate.

HOW CAN I GET MY REPORT ORDER QUICKLY?
Report orders are promised within approximately 24 hours from the time of order placement and complete information required to create the report. Kristen sends out reports by email and she is at the report computer typically eight hours a day. Because orders and responses come in from all around the world at all hours of the day and night, rush orders are not possible. However, to prevent delays, making certain that you’ve included all information requested and that it’s accurate will prevent the need for email back and forths that will cause delays.

Typically orders are emailed out within 12 hours or so, but they do sometimes come closer to 24 hours. The most common reason is a sudden influx of orders. There are times when more than the usual number of orders come in and it takes much longer to complete orders.

WHEN DO I RECEIVE MY REPORT?
Within 24 hours of order placement, you should receive an email from Kristen, either as a request for further information or clarification if there is missing/unclear information or with a report attachment. If the information is incomplete, Kristen will request it from you and you will receive your order within 24 hours of receipt of the full information necessary to create your report.

DO I HAVE TO ENTER MY BIRTH DATA FOR EACH REPORT THAT I WANT TO ORDER?
If you are buying more than one report in one order, you can enter birth information only once if you prefer. However, it’s important to note that some reports require different or additional information, so be sure to supply all that is needed to create your reports.