What an Astro Map on Sirius looks like

For the clients I have, the report I write goes in three stages, in this order:

  • I start with the Midpoint Analysis for each location – I get the midpoints from Time Passages, and use Parkers’ Astrology to analyze them. It averages about 30 midpoints per location, but there is great variation — I’ve had as many as 45 and as few as 14.
  • I do an Astro Map analysis, largely centered on Treasure Maps. This is using Sirius III software.
  • I do a planet-in-houses analysis, including where the ascendant and midheaven land at a location as part of a matrix of which house each planet is in for each location. Once that’s done, I use descriptions from the Round Art of Astrology, for both the planetary houses and ALSO which planets are in aspect to the ascendant and midheaven location.

Something that is not in the report but is part of the reading and given separately to the client is the Mapping Your Travels and Relocation report. This also does planet-in-house and also planets aspecting the Ascendant and Midheaven in each location. So it uses the same data I plug into the Round Art, but the interpretations are a bit different, both in terms of verbiage style as well as content.

I might do other alternative things in the reading if I consider them appropriate.

I want to focus on Astro Maps today. I haven’t done too much of that, although there’s a January 5 post (‘How to interpret an Astrological Map‘) where I go into both Time Passages interpretations and Sirius III interpretations. I want to focus on the Sirius III interpretations today, particularly the Treasure Maps, as that’s explicitly one of the things you’re going to get in a consultation from me.

If you have access to the software, you would click “Maps” about halfway through the blocks near the top of the page.

One type of setting for a Sirius III Astro Map, though the map isn’t being shown yet. This is on the Treasure Maps setting; if I were to click OK, it would show the Treasure Map for the Imagination & Inspiration category, which will involve Neptune lines.

Clicking “OK” on the map brings us here.

These Treasure Maps take a conglomerate view of the planets appropriate to it. This particular one is under Imagination & Inspiration and involve Neptune aspects to the four angles or “lines” — Ascendant, Nadir, Descendant, & Midheaven. There’s a lot more information here, more than just the four lines.

I would like to emphasize that I use Treasure Maps, covered earlier, in both my Basic Astro Maps as well as the detailed consultations. The Treasure Maps encompass the following, in the following order:

  • Love & Romance
  • Vocation & Career
  • Friendship & Family
  • Imagination & Inspiration
  • Excitement & Instability
  • Friendship & Family, detailed
  • Education & Communication
  • Culture & Creativity
  • Optimism & Opportunity
  • Responsibility & Focus

In consultations, I automatically cover all of the first six by default except for Imagination & Inspiration, at a bare minimum. I cover any of the other ones when it is or seems warranted based on the situation that the client presents.

So I want to cover all ten maps, except for Imagination & Inspiration, which we covered above. Underneath each of the nine remaining maps will have a caption that explains what has to happen for a place to be shaded in on the map and therefore active.

Before I do that, I will say in the consultation, I do the maps in the report and consultation in the following order:

  • Friendship & Family
  • Friendship & Family, detailed
  • Excitement & Instability
  • Love & Romance
  • Vocation & Career

I do it in that order because the most crucial stuff is at the top. If you are in a Friendship & Family shaded area, you almost have it made. If you are NOT in a Friendship & Family, detailed shaded area (remember – about 90% of the map in Friendship & Family, detailed is going to be shaded in), then you are not likely to have the resources you need to do well, and it’s a location you should almost definitely avoid.

I then do Excitement & Instability. This is going to be more important for some people than others. If you have instability in your life already or are an unstable person, you’d want to avoid the location. Even if you don’t have these problems, I would tend to avoid the location unless there is a lot of other good stuff in the area in question (of which we’d determine through the whole consultation, not just through Astro Maps).

That’s why I do those three before I do Love & Romance or Vocation & Career.

So, let’s get started, in the order they’re listed on the Map settings, NOT in the order that I prioritize. Here’s a Love & Romance map:

These always involve Venus, or the midpoint between Venus and another planet, being in aspect to one of the four angles.  Noviles and quintiles are allowable aspects, as are squares.  These do about what you’d expect, and if you’re already in a relationship, being in or moving to this location will enhance your experience with your significant other in this realm. Living on a Venus line will be attractive because it is beautiful to the person. 

Here’s a Vocation & Career map:

This does what you’d expect, and involve Mars, Jupiter or Pluto.  Only direct conjunction to one of the four angles are allowed.

Here’s Friendship & Family:

This generally indicates locations that are very comfortable for the person on a personal level, as areas affected have either Moon or Venus involved, especially in novile aspect to an angle (40, 80, 120, 160 degrees from Midheaven, Ascendant, IC, or Descendant).  Only a small proportion of a map is influenced.
(Again, living on a Venus line will be attractive because it is beautiful to the person.  People often move to a Venus 9-vibration.  Venus sextile the Ascendant will mean it is trine the Descendant line.  A novile, in this case indicates ease with the community or environment.  As the Venus is sextile the ascendant in Pittsburgh, it is trine the descendant, and trine is technically a trinovile (120 = 40 x 3), meaning the same sorts of things.  People often end up living on their Venus 9-vibration line.
A Moon line will have a sense of family, history, or nostalgia.)

Skipping over Imagination & Inspiration, since we did that, we finally get to Excitement & Instability:

These are areas that on balance you’d probably want to avoid unless there are compelling reasons to stay (e.g. very positive influences in most other respects).  These will always involve Uranus, which can be a destabilizing planet and can be novile, septile (sevenths of 360 degrees), or quintile (multiples of 72).

Moving to Friendship & Family, detailed:

This indicates locations that are very comfortable on a business level.  Day to day life will be made easier.  These include ALL planets in some novile aspect and therefore take up most of the map.

Everything that’s from here on out are things I typically do not cover in a consultation. Here’s a typical Education & Communication map:

These always involved Mercury, often as the midpoint of Mercury and some other planet being on an angular cusps. If ONLY Mercury is involved, it can be an aspect to an angle, like trine or sextile; if it’s the midpoint between Mercury and another planet, it will have to be directly on the angle. To quote directly David Cochrane’s explanation on Sirius, it “indicates that this is a place where you are likely to take classes and learn new things. You will find yourself in situations where you are speaking or writing, and sharing ideas with others.”

Moving along to Culture & Creativity:

These will always be quintile aspects to one of the four angles. Every planet can be involved. David Cochrane puts it as follows: it “is especially important for artists and lovers of the arts. A high score in this category indicates that you become involved in creative and interesting ways of doing things and you pay more attention to the creative, playful, and entertaining sides of life than you do in most other places.”

Optimism & Opportunity looks like this:

In order for an area to be shaded in, Jupiter has to be involved — either as one planet in a midpoint to one of the four angles, or on its own on one of the four angles. Only direct angles, no trines, sextiles, etc. According to David Cochrane in his Sirius software, it “indicates that you are likely to have many enjoyable experiences in this area, to have an active social life, and explore different things. You are likely to mix with different kinds of people and this larger social network and range of activities does bring some welcome opportunities. A score of zero in this category indicates that you are likely to be highly focused on the things that you are commited to and relatively undistracted; unexpected good luck is not likely to come to you here.

The Responsibility & Focus map looks as follows:

Saturn has to be involved. It can either be at an aspect to or directly on an angle, on its own. If there’s a midpoint between Saturn and another planet, it can only directly be on an angle. Again, according to Cochrane, it “indicates that you are likely to be given important responsibilities in this area and you take life seriously here. You are likely to feel inspired to get involved in an exercise program, improve your skills, get your financial situation in order, be especially responsible at work. A score of zero in this category indicates that you are not likely to feel burdened down by responsibilities and even your own conscience while here. A score of zero here is good if this is a place that you are planning to visit for a vacation or relaxation.”

That covers the ten categories. I will leave you with an offer: knowing what you now know, if you choose to do a consultation with me and would like to cover one of the five maps that I don’t typically do (Imagination & Inspiration, Education & Communication, Culture & Creativity, Optimism & Opportunity, or Responsibility & Focus), please ask me to cover it, and I will.

By David Muir

David Muir recieved his PAC as a 2020 graduate of the Avalon School in Vibrational Astrology. He has been a practicing astrologer having studied astrology since 1997. He specializes in relocation astrology, particularly in terms of how both one's character and external influences change in a new location. He has interests in compatibility, and just generally “getting the necessary information out there for you,” which can entail personology as well as different interpretations in general. David writes a 2x/weekly blog in both relocation astrology and other astrological topics of interest, on

David received a BA from Carlow University in 2011 with concentrations in philosophy, writing, and political science. He does a 2x/month radio show and has lived in Denver, CO since 2016.

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