As above, so below. In days past,
most people would live out their lives close to where they were born.
This is not always the case today; international travel has become more
commonplace, and we often visit or even make our homes far away from
our place of birth. An AstroLocality map superimposes your birth chart
on a map of the world, the purpose of which is to reveal the astrological
influences you are likely to encounter at these locations. An AstroLocality
map can be an invaluable tool for planning a holiday or business trip,
and particularly when considering a more permanent move to some faraway
place, as lines running through or close to a relocated position will
indicate how that place affects you. For example, a Jupiter line increases
your sense of optimism and chances of success, whereas a Saturn line
is more likely to be hard going and restrictive.
Commonly consulted in relocation questions, the AstroLocality map shows
where the path of each of your natal planets crosses the horizon, the
meridian, and the paths of your other natal planets. AstroLocality maps
are charted using a graphical atlas, with the lines traced by each planet
indicating its apparent movement as viewed from earth. The geographical
locations of the planetary lines indicate where you can expect to experience
the effects and conditions of the planets in your birth chart, either
by going to a location near a planetary line, or by having important
contacts, such as family, romantic interests or career connections there.
The Planets and Their Lines
The Ascendant (A) or Rising Line
The curved planetary line marked with the letter 'A' indicates where
a planet is on the Ascendant, or rising in the East. The Ascendant corresponds
with the cusp of the natal first house and represents personal expression,
the face you show the world, and how you project your personality. In
a relocation chart, a planet on this line describes how you will present
yourself to others at the given location.
The Midheaven (M) or Medium Coeli Line
The vertical planetary line marked with the letter 'M' indicates where
a planet is culminating, that is, moving into position directly overhead.
Culminating planets correspond with the Midheaven or Medium Coeli, which
is usually the tenth house cusp of your birth chart. As the highest
point in the chart, the Midheaven represents personal aspirations and
reputation. Thus, planets on this line describe how career ambitions
and social standing are experienced.
The Descendant (D) or Descending Line
The curved planetary line marked with the letter 'D' indicates where
a planet is on the Descendant, or setting in the West. The Descendant
corresponds with the cusp of the seventh house and represents the types
of energies you attract in the form of relationships, such as partners
or enemies. A planet on this line describes the effects others have
on you, as well as the influence you have on others.
The Imum Coeli (I) or Nadir Line
The vertical planetary line marked with the letter 'I' indicates a planet
on the Nadir or directly below the line location, and corresponds to
the fourth house cusp of the natal chart. Planets on this line represent
family roots, domestic circumstances, the later stages of life, and
indicate how these areas will be experienced at the locations the line
passes through. From a relocation perspective, this line indicates 'grounded-ness',
or how you fit in with the culture.
Planetary Crossings or Parans
The planetary crossings or 'parans' (from the Greek Paranatellonta,
meaning 'rising together') are points where one planet's vertical or
curved line intersects another's on the AstroLocality map. Parans represent
a merging of archetypal energies at the degree of latitude the intersection
occurs. Although a planetary crossing is strongest at the location of
actual intersection, the effects of a paran are experienced around the
globe at that same latitude. Why is this? In the 24 hours that the Earth
takes to make a complete rotation, the areas at the latitude of the
paran pass under and through it to create a band of influence. An example
from history helps to clarify how this works. Former British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher had a natal planetary crossing of the Moon on Imum
Coeli and Saturn on Descendant at 53 degrees and 29 minutes South latitude,
the paran of which is within a degree of the latitude of the Falkland
Islands. Relocation astrology would warn that she'd likely encounter
problems with relationships along this latitude, and might even have
to deal with long-standing disputes at those locations. During Thatcher's
time as Prime Minister, a conflict broke out between Argentina and Britain,
which ultimately manifested in the Falklands War of 1982, a dispute
which remains to this day.
The guide below analyzes the planetary lines and crossings
that are closest, and therefore most relevant, to your chosen location(s)
of interest. Planetary lines are considered to extend their influence
to about 7 degrees (approximately 700 miles or 1130 km) East or West
of a line. Parans are considered to have an influence of about 2 degrees
(which equates to approximately 100 miles or 161 km) North or South
of the latitude of crossing. When determining the potency of influence,
the closer your travels take you to a planetary line or paran latitude,
the more significant will be the effects. Astrology works because of
the inherent symbolism of archetypal patterns; ours is a synchronistic
universe in which everything exists in interlocking harmony - consciousness
creates universe, which in turn recreates us in its image of our image.
The planets are meaningful because existence itself is inherently meaningful.
Here you can see how the living symbols of unitary reality are written
not only in the microcosm of your birth chart, but on the macrocosm of
the world as well.
Vancouver BC, Canada, 123w07 00 49n16 00
A. Mystery, 24 Feb 1986, 1:45:00 PM, MST +07:00:00
Fort Collins CO, USA, 105w05'02, 40n35'07
Relocated Ascendant and Midheaven
Ascendant in Cancer
Your primary concern here is to feel emotionally secure. You relate
to this environment and others with great sensitivity and feeling. You
are receptive to their needs and have an accentuated desire to care
for or protect others. Home is your place of greatest power as well
as your sanctuary. As a counter-balance to your emotional sensitivity,
you'll tend to attract down-to-earth and pragmatic partners, who seem
to know where they are going in life and how they're going to get there.
You'll have strong feelings about this place and your instincts are
sharpened. You could develop a gift for dealing with the public, and
may do well in business, or in the caring and healing fields, as others
will see you as a sensitive person who is receptive to their needs.
You may also become impressionable here, or feel that people get in
your way and try to obstruct your progress. To some extent this may
be true; however you need to get a grip on any suspicious thoughts and
see what's really happening. You may discover that your own insecurities
are being projected onto others. It is important to try and build bridges
with people to gain their trust and confidence. Be true to yourself
first and your relationships will improve.
Midheaven in Pisces
Where you're going and what you're doing here may be a mystery to you
and others. At times, you may lack a clear sense of direction and experience
periods of vocational uncertainty and drifting. The important thing
to hold onto is the faith that your reason for being here will become
clear. Trust your process and you may gain profound insights into yourself
and life as a whole. Simple and modest living arrangements work best
for you here. Uncertainty abides within you here regarding your overall
purpose and vocation, and you may find it difficult to achieve professional
stability and security. However, you should be suited to careers that
express creativity and imagination such as photography and music, or
to work in the service and healing fields. Your reputation is also vulnerable
here, so take care not to damage it through dishonesty or scandalous
behavior. You may have profound realizations about yourself here; personal
or wider memories may get triggered. You tend to think a lot about your
home and family and their influence on your life in the present and
the past. This is a good place to study history, write that book or
to work from home. However, it is unlikely that you will feel inclined
to put down roots here.
Moon on Imum Coeli at 123w34'
Distance: 32 km (20 miles) Strong Influence
At this location, your home is vitally important to your emotional well-being.
Your need to establishment a safe and secure home and family life will
mean you spend a lot of time tending to home matters here. You may tend
to play the parental role within domestic environments, by caring for
and protecting those you live with. Life here will play itself out largely
on an inner plane, as you react to circumstances and situations that
require you to come to terms with your family and ancestral background.
For most, family, race and ethnicity come to define the self more or
less automatically through unquestioned values and snap judgments. However,
this will not work for you in this location, as you strive to tap into,
or at least to understand, not just your own family background, but
that of others in your vicinity as well. You feel a deep longing for
roots here, and one that may never be fulfilled, at least not outwardly.
But if you look beyond the narrow scope of personal definitions and
begin to see yourself as a global citizen of the human tribe, held together
by common needs, you will at least begin to feel that this need can
On a more practical level, and as a result of this search for your
source, family matters, property concerns and home-making may take up
a good deal more of your time and energy than you are accustomed to.
Any comfortable feeling of belonging, however, is balanced by a constant
concern with loss of security. Moves may be frequent, as you search
for privacy and a way of gaining more control over your personal surroundings.
You want to feel at home and in command, but unpredictable things keep
happening, and people keep intruding into your life unexpectedly. You
take on cameleon qualities under this line, blending in and seeming
to belong to any environment despite the ceaseless changes around you.
Above all, you will find that activities connected with your home and
domestic situation carry a high emotional charge, and living here will
definitely enlarge your concept of family.
Venus on Midheaven at 119w14'
Distance: 282 km (175 miles) Strong Influence
At this location, you are socially ambitious and will have the good
fortune to receive just the right sort of help from others. You may
marry well here and enjoy general prosperity and social advantage this
confers. You will find you are well suited to careers that involve the
arts, and if you have artistic talent, you should achieve success and
recognition here. Women can be influential in your life here, and your
line of work may centre on the needs of the female gender. It is also
possible that you may form an attraction to an employer or a superior
in your professional life. This location tends to highlight your public
image, and you may come to be identified in society by what you own,
so that your earning ability may become a major preoccupation, as could
a general temptation to live beyond your means in order to create a
favorable image. If you can rein in these tendencies and make them work
for, rather than against you, this could be one of the best locations
for achieving social recognition.
The arts and aesthetics are likely to be an important part of your
vocation here, and things you acquire tend to appreciate in value, as
you seem to have the sense to know what is and is not a worthwhile investment.
Your social image may be that of a rather indulgent person, but also
one who is adept in the social graces. You may attract people who have
a hedonistic, self-indulgent air about them, which lends a certain panache
to your quest for enviable social status. Others may see you here as
you would like to be seen, and you become known as someone who knows
how to go about getting what you want. At this location you enjoy more,
and seem to enjoy it more often and more obviously than most. Relationships
may also figure into your occupation here, or you could become known
for your relationship with someone. Alternatively, you may work in counseling,
law, or another industry directly involved in the relationships of others.
In any case, as long as you keep relations friendly, this location should
have the affect of keeping the good things in life flowing to you from
Neptune on Descendant
Distance: 315 km (196 miles) Moderate Influence
At this location, you tend to have an idealistic attitude in relationships
and may expect too much of others or partners. Others may let you down,
deceive or disappoint you in some way, and difficulties are likely in
marriage through misunderstandings or unclear boundaries. Escapism in
some form may also feature in your associations here, so try to be discriminating
in your choice of partners. An ideal partner for you here would be someone
who understands and respects your need for spiritual unity. Relationships
seem to promise the realization of long-held dreams and fantasies here,
but they will rarely fulfill your expectations. They represent an amorphous
yearning for something deeper that you are projecting outward, and you
could too easy blame others for a lack of commitment on your part. Just
when you think you’ve found a firm footing in relationships, you
could find yourself in a struggle that feels much like fighting underwater.
Your unions will only be happy here when you can give your partner the
freedom to come and go, and to be who they really are rather than your
Vocationally, you could find yourself involved in working with the
underprivileged, the confused, or others in need of help, perhaps as
a counselor or therapist. Try to avoid legal confrontations at all costs
in this locale, as opponents will tend to use underhanded tactics to
damage your position, and even professionals such as lawyers will tend
to give you erroneous advice. You don’t have to treat everyone
with suspicion, but try not to take anyone at face value either. Any
falsehoods or incompleteness that you experience in your dealings with
others here are reflections of your own need to define and crystallize
a strong identity, so realize that, while helping them, you are really
helping yourself. Any chronic health problems that you already have
or that occur here could fail to respond to treatment, often because
they are being exacerbated by environmental influences, the identification
of which may prove elusive. Relocation could be the only way of ameliorating
such problems. Finding and becoming involved with a group of like-minded
supportive peers will help you to sustain yourself while living here.
Sun on Midheaven at 127w57'
Distance: 350 km (217 miles) Moderate Influence
This is an ideal place to further your career, as you will surely shine
here and gain recognition and improve your chances of promotion. You
are ambitious here and could rise to a position of importance, either
in public life or within your own social circles. You could also receive
professional honors or favors, and may be best suited to self-employment
or employing others, as you are likely to experience difficulties adjusting
to subordinate roles. You may also develop an interest in politics here.
The growth, change and redirection of your inner processes are apt to
be motivated by how others react to your emerging public persona. You
find yourself on an inner journey to selfhood, urged on by an image
of yourself as socially admired and appreciated, awarded and praised
in some enviable field. Because you expect to be looked up to by others,
you are likely to be preferred in career situations involving promotions,
public relations, performing or the creative arts. Working in an obscure,
ordinary or anonymous profession is not likely to appeal to you here
unless you can manage to shine in some way.
What people think could be over-important to you here, but this could
also spur you on to achieve higher social status. However, too much
concern with appearances could interfere with joyful, spontaneous creativity
and self-expression. Your striving is rewarded with at least the trappings
of success, so that here, more than anywhere else, you are likely to
find fame. The ever present danger under a Sun line of any kind though
is narcissism, which could lead you to surrender true self-expression
for empty acclaim as you try too hard to be all things to all people.
Underlying your self-actualization at this locale is your relationship
with your parents, which you must come to terms with, lest you become
driven by the fear that no one will want to care for or protect you
in time of need, or that others’ regard for you is merely superficial.
After donning various masks and social roles, particularly in the early
stages of living here, you will pursue a quest for self-discovery and
mastery, and could even assume the role of guide or teacher to others
who are seeking their own true identities through deeper self-knowledge.
Jupiter on Midheaven at 132w20'
Distance: 667 km (414 miles) Mild Influence
This may be one of the best places in the world for you to get ahead
in your career. You have the professional ambition which should help
you to rise to a prominent position, and are well suited to managerial
roles and public life. You also have a strong sense of justice and others
will tend to look up to you and trust your decisions and actions. You
could receive the favor of those who are in a position to assist your
own advancement. Still, you need to guard against arrogance or the abuse
of power as these could lead to a fall from grace. You tend to rise
socially, and may find this the optimal location for your business matters.
Personal status increases, and you could end up in public office, or
at least in a position of power and influence in your own corner of
the world. Publicity should also come easily to you, so most of your
accomplishments receive a lot of heartening attention and support. Some
of your life's outstanding triumphs could take place at this location,
as you enjoy vocational accomplishments and generally gain the credentials
that make you a more sought after authority in your chosen field.
Success here will come from playing within the system, and you will
find it most often in situations where the reward is the admiration
and approval of others. This is also a positive location for work in
music, and in the helping professions, especially medicine or counseling.
You could also develop a personal tendency to be somewhat ostentatious,
perhaps flaunting your superiority, and may feel the need to belong
to all the right professional circles and societies, or even to start
one yourself. The problems you will experience here are the ones of
success, and there is a danger you could become insulated from the harsher
realities of life and lose touch with the majority; these are the excesses
of pride usually foreshadow a fall. While this is a very good location
to progress in legal, spiritual, social and business concerns, there
is always a danger of selling out or abandoning your higher principles
as life becomes easier. Those who lack social maturity may have some
hard lessons to learn here.
Mercury on Midheaven at 112w06'
Distance: 798 km (496 miles) Mild Influence
Vocational matters are of primary intellectual importance here, and
your career successes depend upon careful planning and strategic thinking
on your part. You are professionally ambitious here and seek recognition.
This location is well suited to business, academic work, writing, journalism,
politics and the communication industries. Any organizational skills
or leadership capabilities you have will really come to the fore here.
You will enjoy variety in your occupation and may hold down more than
one job or seek a career that constantly challenges your flexibility.
Your quest for social status is also strong under this line, and you
find work easily, especially in the areas mentioned above. Any education
you undertake here will have an ambitious purpose to it, as you concentrate
on creating a good public image through advertising new skills. You
may even become something of an intellectual social climber. Scholarly
work, teaching, educational concerns, and even side interests prosper
here. Your sense of competition is also keen, leading you to pursue
success as a sort of game. Developing social and diplomatic skills will
lead to advancement, and your ability to express yourself could bring
opportunities to participate in politics.
Writing is the most influential of your capacities under this line,
so publication and acceptance of your ideas could well be the way by
which you attain social status. Books, articles and research succeed
here, particularly if they promote new ideas, theories or simply new
ways of thinking. Along with the potential for publicity, you are likely
to feel a growing sense of social responsibility mixed with a gamesmanship
that keeps you ever watchful of your position on the local social ladder.
You quickly learn the rules for achieving success here, and play them
with skill, but you also watch the game with a detached amusement and
are able to see it with cool, rational fascination. This sort of attitude
would do very well in the worlds of academia and employment in particular,
and you soon learn how to get your name and ideas to the right people
so that prosperity can follow.
Saturn on the Imum Coeli crosses Venus on the Descendant at
Distance: 26 km (16 miles) 0 14' of latitude Strong Influence
At this latitude, people generally need to earn your trust before you
allow them to get too close, yet once trust is achieved you are very
loyal and steadfast. However, there may be difficulties in expressing
affection and discomfort with intimacy. You may be inhibited and lack
self-confidence in love, resulting in periods of loneliness or forced
abstinence. Estrangements and separations in love are likely here, though
attachments to people older than yourself can work well. This can be
a challenging place for people who are heavily dependent on their relationships,
as these concerns are liable to meet with much frustration and delay.
Friends disappoint you, social situations do not measure up to expectations,
or you may find yourself deeply involved with or attracted to people
that others find burdensome or disagreeable. On the positive side, prudence,
discipline and self-control can be developed here, which makes the area
a good one for learning and doing detailed or other painstaking work,
or for overcoming bad habits. Through such difficulties, you can prove
much to yourself, and develop self-reliance.
Saturn on the Descendant crosses Pluto on the Descendant at
Distance: 28 km (17 miles) 0 15' of latitude Strong Influence
At this locality, life can get quite tough and, in extreme cases, even
dangerous. You may be exposed to criminal elements or conditions that
threaten your physical well-being. Some people have been known to confront
their own mortality within geographical range of this planetary crossing.
There may also be an inclination toward extreme forms of asceticism,
isolation and withdrawal, and the recognition of personal powerlessness
in the face of tyrannical forces or fate. Your experiences here will
tend to be serious, and concerned with problems of responsibility and
mortality. Here is where you can weigh your own soul and make decisions
for the rest of your life. You may be humbled by forces beyond your
control and come face to face with your own frailty and humanity. But
you also have tremendous power in this location, which stems from an
intuitive awareness that concepts of death, transformation and mortality
must be incorporated into society for its own good. Destruction and
transformation are inevitable consequences of life, and endings always
contain within them the seeds of new beginnings.
Sun on the Midheaven crosses Neptune on the Descendant at 48n56'
Distance: 36 km (22 miles) 0 20' of latitude Strong Influence
At this latitude, you are highly sensitive and impressionable. You may
have spiritual inclinations, coupled with a fascination for metaphysical
or esoteric subjects. Your inner life will be very active, and you may
express creativity through music, painting, photography or drama. Alternatively,
you could be prone to recycling periods of low vitality and physical
frailty, with a susceptibility to self-deception and moodiness, or seducing
influences that can lead to scandals. The ego is weak here, and your
personal relationships will tend to have an element of victimization
and mutual dependency about them. You seem possessed of true psychic
ability here, though it will be difficult to control. Following your
intuition and tuning into what the public wants could bring success
in business. But success has its own problems, and it could stimulate
a messianic impulse in you. More positively, you could function as a
guide and source of inspiration for others. Though you may seem a little
mad to some, and perhaps tend to be ignored because of it, go right
on living in accordance with the principles, rhythms and inspirations
that you perceive to be so potent here. This can be a place of illuminated
imagination where a spiritual path is found, and life-altering enlightenment
elevates you to extraordinary awareness.
Uranus on the Imum Coeli crosses Mercury on the Descendant
Distance: 74 km (46 miles) 0 40' of latitude Strong Influence
At this latitude, you are independently minded and intellectually versatile.
You’ll have reformatory views and will be prepared to challenge
the status quo. Your mind is sharp and you’ll comprehend things
quickly. You may even have flashes of brilliance; certainly you’ll
develop your intuition and an ability to process intellectual concepts.
You may become an inventor or entrepreneur here, especially in the fields
of science, mathematics or technology. Revolutionary ideas will dominate,
and you may want to change the world. In extreme cases, your views may
be too far out, which could isolate you socially or make you appear
eccentric or anarchistic. In any case, your mind seems to be racing
ahead of its time, drawn to theories and concepts that are yet to be
taken up by the mainstream. Individualistic ideas and perceptions command
your attention, as you become more articulate, innovative and able to
see through the sham of unquestioned social beliefs. You will also demand
intellectual freedom, even in the face of the inevitable social criticism
that comes to those at this planetary crossing. Working for others is
difficult under this line, so self-employment may be the inevitable
Moon on the Descendant crosses Mercury on the Ascendant at
Distance: 96 km ( 60 miles ) 0 52' of latitude Strong Influence
You are mentally switched on here. At this latitude, your thoughts are
more inclined to be influenced by your feelings than elsewhere, but
you also understand things quickly and instinctively, and your mind
is fertile and hungry for knowledge. You are highly perceptive and can
easily sense the moods and feelings of others, but your mind is also
overly-imaginative, and so you may be inclined to change your views
and opinions, or become too critical of others. This is an interesting
combination in which sensitivity and logic are linked, and this could
be the place where you come up against your past conditioning with regard
to family concerns and try to break away from habitual patterns. You
could perhaps find that you have a quick grasp of local opportunities
and ideas that bring you to the public’s attention. Your mind
is like a sponge here, absorbing everything, and this should help you
to synthesize new ideas and concepts, and seek out opportunities that
challenge the older structures of your life. Life here is full of quick
changes, new people, but also plenty of turbulence, though it is a good
place for researching genealogy, and generally developing your mental
talents and capacities.
Mars on the Descendant crosses Pluto on the Descendant at 50n23'
Distance: 125 km (78 miles) 1 08' of latitude Moderate Influence
There are two quite distinct things that can happen to you at this location:
you either express your energies in a positive and constructive manner,
or in a willful and destructive one. Either way, you are a force to
be reckoned with here. More positively, you have extraordinary powers
of endurance, coupled with the capability to work to the point of physical
exhaustion. Negatively, there will be a desire to dominate, influence
or manipulate situations or people, which can backfire and create power
struggles or confrontations. Everything here seems to be a contest in
a dangerously inflated quest for power. Indeed, power - its use, abuse,
and effects on relationships - is a major concern in this part of the
world, where you will encounter extreme situations involving domination,
control, and matters of a death-and-rebirth theme. In extreme circumstances,
you may even be the perpetrator of violence, or its recipient. The lesson
of this locale is not to waste energy on the manipulation of things
beyond your control, but channel it towards personal ends. As a result,
you can learn to stand on your own and make great strides towards independence
Report covers up to three locations, so guide length will vary