August 24, 2008 by Nina Gryphon
I am petitioning to work as a nurse in California. Can you see when I will be back in the US? And will I be able to shift to medicine (I’m a graduate of nursing and medicine) and be a doctor when I am there?
The horary chart for your question is pretty clear; that is what happens when you have a clear question (other free reading requesters, take note 🙂). The astrological chart is below:
You are ruled by Saturn, ruler of the first house of self, and by the Moon. We see that the benefic North node is just inside the ascendant, which is a generally positive indication, though not the final word. Saturn is hanging out in the seventh house, trine Jupiter, but not making any immediate aspects. We do notice that the Sun has just moved into Virgo, and Saturn is now combust. This can indicate that you do not see clearly in the situation; it may be that you do not get updates on the application process, so you really know where you stand. You may also not know exactly what is involved in becoming certified as a doctor in the US as compared to your home country.
We see that the Moon is translating light between Saturn and Venus. It looks as though Venus conjunct Mercury in Virgo in the seventh house represents the United States. The seventh house can indicate “over there,” and with Venus so strongly influenced by Mercury both by sign and by aspect, there is a definite medical flavored to Venus. The Moon applies to Venus by a square aspect, indicating delays, obstacles, and struggles. However, you should be able to get back to the US sooner or later. The aspect between the Moon and Venus will perfect in about 6 1/2 degrees; because we are dealing with double signs, we could be looking at your returning seven or eight months from now. This could actually be weeks, but that seems a little rapid for what a bureaucratic process.
Will you be able to be a doctor in the US? Of course you are able to; all you have to do is just pass a bunch of exams. I think this will be a little trickier, though, because you are represented by Saturn in Virgo, which is in the detriment of Jupiter, the planet governing your career. You might not be focusing enough on what it takes to make your American M.D. credentials happen. If you want to be a doctor here, it is absolutely essential that you focus on getting the right qualifications, which I am told is not easy or simple. The medical profession protects itself, so you must prove your worth.
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September 19, 2007 by admin
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?
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:
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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May 28, 2007 by admin
My boyfriend in America is seriously ill with no nobody to help. There is only a slim chance of a tourist visa, but I am looking for a way to be there for him. It is a long shot due to poor finances. We have been fighting over it and he does not believe me when I say it’s hard for me to be there. Will I get approved for a K-1 [fiancee] visa?
The late degree on the ascendant indicates that you are feeling desperate or out of options. You are symbolized by two planets, Venus, ruler of the first house of self, and the Moon, which is your co-significator. I will look at this question in two ways; first, I will see whether you’ll get your visa, and then we can see whether you will go see your boyfriend in America, looking at the larger picture.
Since you’re not American, the ninth house represents the US, because it is the house of foreign countries. The American government, which is the party granting you the visa, is going to be the 10th house from the ninth, or the radical sixth. This house is ruled by Mars, which is in Aries. In Aries, Mars is in the detriment of Venus, so we see that the government does not like you/your application. If it does not like you, it will likely not grant you the visa for which are applying. We also see that the Moon is void of course, which means that it will not make additional aspects in its current sign. In the absence of other favorable evidence, this can confirm our suspicion that nothing will happen in the situation. But there are other ways to examine this question, and we can see whether another approach might be more favorable.
I was hoping to see an applying aspect between the ruler of the ninth house, Mercury, which rules foreign journeys, and one of your significators. Such an aspect is not in evidence; in fact, we see a separating aspect between the Moon and Mercury, indicating you and the journey moving farther apart, not closer.
Your boyfriend is also ruled by Mars, with his co-significator being the Sun. Unfortunately, we do not see and applying aspect between your planets (Venus, the Moon) and his, which would indicate an upcoming reunion between the two. I am concerned that getting this visa is going to be an uphill battle. Please keep me posted, and let me know how it turns out.
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