care jobs are one of today's fastest growing areas of employment. With
a wide variety of available occupations, job hunters may wonder whether
they are well suited for a particular line of work. Astrology can shed
some light on such career decisions because it has a long tradition of
providing vocational counseling. Certain planetary configurations in a
birth chart can suggest the natural inclination or potential in a person
to be satisfied or successful in a specific type of profession.
the broadest definition, the healing professions are said to be ruled
by Virgo and the Sixth House, while human health in general is indicated
by the Sun and the First House. The details of one's own career, employment,
vocation or "calling" are shown in the birth chart by the Sixth
and Tenth Houses, the signs on their cusps, the ruling planets of those
signs and any planets located within those houses. This apparent complexity
of astrological factors merely reflects the numerous considerations you
must make in choosing a career.
Career Indicators in Your Chart
at some examples may help to illustrate how certain professions are represented
by a combination of astrological factors. Suppose you wish to consider
a job in one of the creative therapies such as art, music or dance therapy.
While therapy by itself is indicated by Pluto, Scorpio and the Eighth
House, the creative arts are represented by Venus, Neptune,
Taurus, Libra and Pisces. An interest in art therapy will be suggested by a combination
of these factors in your birth chart, such as a Venus-Pluto
conjunction in Libra in the Eighth House. Working in family planning or birth control
would combine the rulers of conception (Venus), control (Saturn) and parenthood
(Fourth and Tenth Houses).
Astrology of Anatomy
clue to some kinds of health work is found in the anatomical rulers in
astrology. For instance, the bones and teeth are ruled by Saturn and Capricorn,
so these factors are associated with a job in chiropractic or dentistry.
Hearing problems are expressed by Saturn and Mercury, which would be prominent
in charts of audiologists. Vision and the eyes are ruled by Aries and
the Sun, symbols that point to optometry and iridology. Massage, physical
therapy and similar "hands-on" bodywork involve the planets
ruling muscles (Mars) and the hands (Mercury).
heart is ruled by the Sun and Leo, blood by Mars and circulation by Aquarius—all
symbols that are associated with cardiovascular careers. Gynecology and
midwifery involve the planets of birth (Pluto) and babies (Moon). The
skin is ruled by Saturn, a planet prominent in dermatology. Careers involving
the nervous system, such as neurologist, are ruled by Mercury and Uranus.
Brain wave (EEG) technology would be indicated by the rulers of the brain
(Moon, Aries and Mercury), while foot reflexology would involve Pisces,
ruler of the feet.
jobs of dietician and nutritionist are represented by the astrological
rulers of food, such as Virgo, the Moon and Cancer, as well as vitamins,
ruled by the Sun, and minerals (Saturn). Dietary work that concerns weight
loss would involve the planets of fat (Jupiter) and fasting (Saturn).
Work with terminal patients involves the symbols for death (Pluto/Scorpio/Eighth
House) and compassion (Neptune, Pisces).
emergency medical technician needs the quick reactions of fast-moving
Mars or Aries. A pharmacist or an anesthesiologist works with drugs, which
are ruled by Neptune, Pisces, and the Twelfth. Crisis intervention is
ruled by the great disturber/intruder, Uranus. Working with the aged or
with chronic health conditions is represented by the slow-moving ruler
of time, Saturn, and his sign Capricorn. The hospital environment is associated
with Neptune, Pisces, the Twelfth House, plus Saturn (confinement). Working
with animals is shown by a strong Virgo, Sixth House, Leo and Moon. Dream
therapy is an appropriate career for those with strong Moon or Neptune.
is ruled by Uranus/Aquarius and Virgo, which will be prominent in the
charts of medical technicians who work with X-rays or EKG equipment. Nuclear
medicine jobs will feature Pluto. If measurement is part of your health
job, you need a strong Saturn. If photography is involved, Neptune is
indicated. Surgery requires emphasis on Mars/Aries, Pluto/Scorpio or the
Eighth House. All nursing work and assistive personal care is ruled by
Virgo, the Moon, Cancer, Neptune and the Sixth and Twelfth Houses.
alternative health fields have astrological rulers as well. Magnetic healing,
which works with subtle vibrations, can be shown by a prominent Neptune.
Energetic healing involves the Sun and Mars with Pluto. Healing with meditation,
hypnosis or past life regression is shown by a strong connection of Saturn
with Neptune or the Twelfth House. Aromatherapy and flower essence therapy
are associated with Taurus and Venus. Applied kinesiology involves muscle
testing, which is a Mars-Saturn combination. Prayer therapy is indicated
by Jupiter, Sagittarius and the Ninth House.
the serious study of astrology, you can learn to identify the planets,
signs and houses in your birth chart that match the "rulers" of various
types of health work. Astrology can be useful in career decisions, but
one must always remember the ancient advice, "the stars incline, they
do not compel." When in doubt, it is best to consult an experienced,
professional astrologer who specializes in vocational counseling.