Free Astrology Readings: Horary Astrology – “Should I move to England?”

September 19, 2007 by  

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Horary Astrology Question:

Just last week I resigned from my going nowhere administrative job and now am unemployed. I am at a crossroads and my mind is flying in many different directions. One conventional path is steering me to pursue a Master’s degree in Education near my home town, but the thought is boring, yet responsible.

The other path I am considering is moving overseas to England, which sounds more appealing and especially exciting. Am I kidding myself or could this move prove beneficial?


Nina Gryphon:

Dear L.,

Thanks for writing to me. These types of questions are interesting; it never occurred to me until I started doing horary astrology, that most of the time there isn’t much of a difference between here and there. The vast majority of the time, the chart shows that circumstances will be similar whether we make the change or not. I suppose this is because we take our natal horoscope wherever we go, and its inherent luck or lack thereof travels with us. Below is a horary chart set for the time I understood your question:

Horary Astrology  – “Should I move to England?”

The first house shows what happens if you stay where you are, and we see that its ruler is Saturn in the eighth house. Saturn’s recent transition into Virgo indicates you leaving your job; the fact that Leo is the sign of Saturn’s detriment shows that the change was likely positive. However, the fact remains that Saturn is in the malefic eighth House, and it will shortly conjoin the malefic South node. So there are definite problems if you stay, possibly stemming from financial issues, as the eighth represents other people’s money.

The seven house, representing England, looks more problematic. It is shown by the Moon, which is currently in Sagittarius, but will very shortly enter Capricorn, the sign of its detriment. More than this, the seventh house cusp is afflicted by the antiscion of Mars. This is not good either. The interesting thing is that both planets (Saturn and the Moon) are fine where they are at the moment, but they will soon run into trouble. This tells me that in the very short term, whatever you choose will be fine, but you may experience difficulties later.

As far as the Master’s in education, this could be beneficial, though I would exercise some caution, again related to finances. We see that the ruler of the ninth house of higher knowledge is Mercury in Libra, the exaltation of Saturn. So this degree program could really help you. I don’t like the fact that if we hypothetically drop Saturn just inside the ninth house to see how you will do at school, it is combust. This is a major debility for planet. So it may be worthwhile investigating other programs, degrees, or schools, before deciding on this one.

I wish the news were better, L., but I hope this at least gives you some sense of what to expect – better to be prepared.

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Horary Astrology: Free Horary Reading – “Moscow or Bogotá?”

July 7, 2007 by  

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Horary Question:

How good is for me to move from Bogota, Colombia to Moscow, Russia and establish my home there? I’m unhappy where I was born and live now. The professional prospects seem good but I don’t feel part of the community. Also I don’t find it atractive or interesting.


Nina Gryphon:

Dear M.,

Thank you for writing to me; I find horary to be very helpful in helping people decide whether to move. Though, often, the answer is: “It doesn’t matter a whole lot.” But let’s see what your horoscope says. I cast the horoscope for the moment that I understood your question, which is a method known as horary astrology. The horary chart for your question is below:

Free Horary Reading -“Moscow or Bogotá?”

In this horary chart, the place where you currently live is represented by Mercury, ruler of the first house. Moscow, as the prospective home, is shown by Jupiter. Now Mercury is weak by sign, as it is in Cancer, and it is retrograde as well. However, it is angular, and in your house of career, so you are right, job opportunities may be better, though it’s far from ideal.

Moscow is not without its problems, but, on the whole, it looks better than Bogotá. Jupiter is in Sagittarius, so it’s in its own sign, and it is on the cusp of the fourth house, so there is a sense that Moscow could feel like home for you. Seeing it on the cusp of the fourth made me wonder if you have some ancestors or relatives from there. In any case, even though Jupiter is not as well-positioned, it is still inherently stronger than Mercury, so that is one argument for moving to Moscow. The fact that Jupiter is in a double sign suggests that you may do well splitting your time between the two places (perhaps going to Colombia in winter?).

I also like to look at the Moon in these situations. We see that it has just separated from a square to the Sun, which is not particularly strong by sign, due to its location in Cancer. With the Sun ruling your 12th house, I wonder if you have decided to make a clean break with the past for some reason.

The Moon next applies to a sextile with the Part of Fortune, which seems very positive, and argues for moving to Moscow.

To sum up, I believe that moving to Moscow would be somewhat better for you. The chart is not overwhelmingly positive in that direction, but there is enough difference between the two options that Moscow comes out ahead by a good margin. Whatever you do, good luck, and don’t forget to write!

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Free Astrology Advice – Horary Astrology: Should We Relocate?

September 23, 2006 by  

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My husband and I are seriously thinking about relocating to another state, where my family is. We are also seriously low on money. He lost his job last year and has been working as a contractor doing home repairs and remodeling. We are holding it together, but just barely.

My brother and his wife have been taking care of my elderly mother and my sister (who doesn’t drive), but he may be transferred to another state next year. Either he will have to uproot my mom and sister and take them with him, or my husband and I can go there and the four of us can move in together (the only way we could afford to do it), Since their house is too small for all of us, we’ll all have to sell our houses and find one bigger – and we need some acreage.

I’m terrified. Not only are the logistics of this overwhelming me, but I will have to find another job – and I’m 57 years old. My steady income has definitely helped keep us afloat and I’m not sure how good a job I can get, going into a new town and being in a field dominated by people half my age.

So my question is this. Should we make the move? Are we biting off more than we can chew? If things go wrong and we go down, we’ll take my sister and mother with us. On the other hand, it could be the answer we all need.


Nina Gryphon:

Dear P.,

These tough dilemmas never present a clear-cut answer – if it was obvious which course of action was right, you would not have to ask the question in the first place. The horoscopes for these types of questions reflect the situation and will often given both pro and con testimony. The challenge is to tease out what the advantages and disadvantages would be and the relative merits of staying or moving. The answer is often “it doesn’t matter which option you choose,” or the pro/con testimony is very finely balanced indeed.

Below is the horary chart I cast for the moment I understood your question:

Free Astrology Advice - Horary Astrology - Should We Relocate?

We must first see what is going on with the 1st house ruler (you). You are ruled by Mercury, which is in Virgo, the sign of its domicile and exaltation. So Mercury is pretty good where it is. We do notice that it has recently conjoined the malefic South Node, which most likely refers to your recent financial strains. The good news, of course, is that the worst is past.

In this kinds of questions, we will often find the person’s significator on the verge of changing signs. This reflects the situation at hand: the person is about to move into a new place (sign). So the current sign shows “here” and the upcoming sign shows “there.” Here, Mercury will shortly move into Libra out of Virgo. Mercury is a lot happier here in Virgo than in Libra, where it has little essential strength. More than that, shortly after entering Libra, Mercury will conjoin a highly unpleasant Mars in Libra (the sign of Mars’s detriment), which may well symbolize your husband’s difficult money situation being exacerbated in this new area and afflicting your own well-being. It may be that you may be forced to rely on his earnings in the new location, but the earnings will not be good. Mars rules the 8th house of the spouse’s money. So far, the testimony skews pretty strongly toward staying put.

We can also look at the 1st house as “here,” and the 7th house as “there.” The 1st house is afflicted by the presence of the South Node (and of course, the 7th house is blessed by the presence of the benefic North Node), which normally would argue for moving. However, as I said above, you have already experienced the difficulty of the South Node in the past, so its power to afflict you is largely moot. The 1st house ruler, as simply showing “here,” is this strong Mercury. The 7th house ruler, showing “there,” is a peregrine and cadent Jupiter, which is not strong either by sign, or by house placement. Again, this shows a pretty strong testimony for staying. OVerall, I would have to recommend that you stay where you are. The worst is behind you and the options for moving are not appealing.