(From the post on April 28.)
Relocation astrology is trending. Although in comparison to the millions of people in the world (and hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S.) who take astrology passionately there are a relative few who even know what relocation astrology or astrocartography even is, this is something that is becoming more widely known and will continue to be one of the faster growing subsets — if you think solely in terms of money, the number of people who will be having their relocation charts cast or a relocation reading done for a fee (the ‘market’) is a growing percentage of the approximately $2.2 billion spent annually in the U.S. for “mystical services” (which includes astrology, tarot, psychic readings, etc.)
To what degree relocation astrology “hits it big” in the future, and how soon, is unknown, but this is probably a good time to be, even to specialize as, a relocation astrologer. There will likely be, as it were, enough work to go around.
(As I like to relate, I had my first astrocartography reading in 1999. It wasn’t really a consultation. Due to the primitive nature of the internet, I received an Astro Map, with nothing else other than a few words telling me to be watch out on the West Coast, and paid $90 for the privilege. You’ll get a lot more than I did back then no matter who you consult with.)
There are many astrologers who are generalists and who do relocation astrology as one of their things. There are also a number of people, like me, who specialize in relocation astrology. Each of us has our own approach, and, given that for whatever topic or issue there are “many strands of truth,” each of us tends to take one (or a few) of these strands of truth and that’s about all that we do. There are relocation astrologers who also focus on the birth chart and transits while doing the reading.
Just to drop a few names, Moses Siregar, David Cochrane, Heather Eland, Glenn Mitchell are just a few and each takes their own approach. It makes sense for an astrologer of any kind, as part of their continuing education, to survey the approaches of these astrologers and understand the truth that they speak.
The philosophy behind the approach is important. What are the astrologer’s priorities?
A lot of what I do (but certainly not all) has to do with character. At some point I want to ask and answer the question:
How is the location you move to going to change you? Not the outside world, but you yourself. Are you going to develop the character qualities that you want?
It stems, perhaps in part, from the memes that motivational speakers like Anthony Robbins came up with thirty years ago. “Awaken the Giant Within” was one of his early books. What, or who, do you want to be? Is it possible that you will be this person in this location?
If that interests you, you’ve come to the right place. If that doesn’t interest you, then you haven’t come to the right place and there are other relocation astrologers, or astrologers in general, that might serve you better.
It’s revolutionary enough to say that this new location will change you. Some astrologers don’t agree.
A lot of what I offer is words. Language acquisition is a powerful thing, and can be self-fulfilling (in a good way!) To say a place allows you to have ‘self-knowledge’ or ‘positive attitude’ or ‘love of difficulties’ or to be ‘tender-hearted’ or ‘progressive’ or ‘materialistic’ (I could go on for several pages) brings us to the place where language intersects with psychology. If you have the words in your consciousness, it prepares you to take the biggest advantage of your new location or, rather, to mitigate anything negative that is there.
That’s powerful. But it leaves something very important and much more mundane out. And that, simply, is, what are people like there? What is life like there?
And that’s the cautionary tale. All the self-knowledge, progressiveness, capability, growing strength is not going to do you the most good if that location can’t be in a city and you only do well in cities, or the opposite, the location is in a city and you’re a country person at heart. Or if the geographic location is overseas and you don’t want to leave the country. Or if the geographic location is on the East Coast and you just escaped the East Coast for good after living there too long.
I’m writing an E-book, and have already written the best locations for the different zodiac signs. It takes up almost four pages of the E-book, so I’m not going to include it in this post, but I will include it in a future blog post. I borrow heavily from David Cochrane’s research in coming to an understanding of what the zodiac signs prioritize and therefore what locations are more favorable for each sign, all else being equal.
Keep in mind that this doesn’t have to be your Sun sign. If you have the Ascendant, Moon or a few inner planets in the same sign, that zodiac sign is going to have a fair amount of applicability to you. One can have a Sagittarius Sun but a stronger Capricorn, and so forth.
I am going to include Taurus, today, just so you have an idea of how this works:
Someone with a strong Taurus in their chart is interested in nature, which mostly involves plants rather than animals. They also want to unfold from within, which explains their affinity for plants. An environment that is not chaotic and without sudden interruptions or blaring sounds. They therefore tend to not like cities.
Taurus wants to develop gradually, consistently, and become perfected. They will benefit from workshops, practice, discipline, routine, libraries, parks, tools, and resources needed to grow their vision. They will need their sudden adherence to their goals. The rural environment does not necessarily provide these needed resources, and Taurus looks for convenience. Taurus may be willing to work long days at an enterprise to fulfill their vision, and it’s a kind of meditative work. Routines should be developed from within. Thinking, deciding, weighing options are not consistent with unfolding.
All else is never equal and so generally there can be trade-offs between the geographic qualities of the location and, as I mentioned before, your qualities in the location.