of business and careers is complex and challenging. Most of us travel
many paths before deciding on what really seems to fit our life script.
Some of the interim journeys can be quite painful, but when the breakthroughs
emerge, there is considerable recognition and reward.
in this article that you enjoy your work and are happy with the career
field you have chosen. You may have done considerable soul searching before
finding the perfect fit to integrate your skills. Performance feedback
suggests your contributions are improving the quality of life in the work
place. The boss is complimentary. While you appreciate the pats on the
back, you want something more, like a nice promotion and a fatter paycheck.
Where would you look for evidence that your star is rising?
Look to the
outer planets to make contact in the career and work houses (Tenth House and
Sixth House, respectively) of your chart when you are looking for
a promotion or a raise. By outer planets we mean the current positions
of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. These planets
move at a slower rate than the more personal planets—Moon, Mercury, Venus,
and Mars—so their influence on any of the success houses may be significant.
a planet means a relationship or aspect that forms between two or more
planets or house cusps. One aspect of high impact is called a conjunction,
and is formed when an outer planet moves to the same degree as a natal
planet or house cusp. Squares (aspects that form 90-degree angles from
one another) are hard drivers that often force you to rethink your strategies,
and ultimately make you more marketable. You may get the promotion but
you will work for it every inch of the way.
aspects are trines (120 degrees) and sextiles (60 degrees) that make harmonious
aspects to planets in your success houses or their cusps. Good luck seems
to breeze right in and you seem to be at the right place at the right
the planet most often associated with promotions. Individuals who have
Jupiter aspecting the key work and money houses often find themselves
moving up the career ladder with a much-desired promotion. This planet
changes signs approximately every twelve months. This year, it moved rapidly
through the sign Taurus, and as of July 1 entered the sign of intellect
and education, Gemini. Beneficiaries of this transit may find themselves
enrolled in long-term developmental training or degree programs paid by
Saturn traveling through these houses brings more responsibility and generally
new work dynamics. Saturn often means a rise to the top if it forms a
relationship to your Tenth House of career or the planets that reside
sudden changes in the workplace. Often an unplanned promotion comes your
way when a shakeup of the status quo occurs. Movement of individuals in
and out of the work environment creates new opportunities. It is not unusual
for individuals with planets making contact with Uranus to be promoted
or change jobs multiple times during the planet’s seven-year cycle.
plays a role in your promotion, it usually brings a creative or philosophical
influence to the work itself. You’ll experience more inner satisfaction
than you will a major salary increase.
under a Pluto transit mean you have made a deeply significant breakthrough
in your attitude toward earned income. Those experiencing a Pluto transit
to the career or work houses often evaluate those stuck places, snap out
of ruts and embrace a new career field that pays more money.
to the Sixth and Tenth, there are other astrological houses that give
information about your career. Briefly, the Second House shows your personal
preference for marketing your talent and earning money. This house also
holds clues about how you like to spend that salary and your attitude
toward material resources.
House shows how you demonstrate creativity and entrepreneurial skills.
With prompting from the right array of planets, you may gamble, win lotteries
and try a bit of risk-taking on for size.
Look to the
Sixth House, not only for work itself, but for the type of work environment
that promotes your best performance and opportunity for continuous improvement.
If you have
a business partner, the Eighth House indicates the financial wellness
and support of the pooled resources and any significant investments that
bless the union.
to being the “career house,” the Tenth House describes your boss, your
profession and how you are recognized as an expert in your field. Concentrated
ambition attracts the attention you desire in your climb to the top.
the Eleventh House promises the distribution of benefits, raises, bonuses,
awards and acclaim that come to you as a member of the company, once a
Tenth House authority recognizes your achievement.
that you must have some activity in one or more of those money and career
houses to activate a promotion cycle. Transits bring the energy that trigger
desired changes. No action means the timing is off, regardless of your
wishes. Stagnation is not good for you from a professional standpoint.
Sometimes the promotion is not meant to come from within the firm.
you have been in limbo regarding career advancement, perhaps you need
advice from a qualified mentor or consultant. It’s also possible that
you are in the wrong organization and would sail to the top in a work
environment that offers a more enticing career ladder. Have confidence
in your talent and experience. Act like a winner! Update your resume and
send it to supportive networks. Before long you’ll have the headhunters
presenting multiple offers. I see a promotion in your future.