By Jade Emory
Oahu Island News, December 2001

Job Options

In times of economic uncertainty, such as the present, one's birth chart may indicate new job options.

ARIES, or its ruling planet, Mars within a prosperity house suggests one is creative, an "idea" person or executive who starts projects, but who may need others to complete them. Soldiers, advocates and activists are typical of Aries warriors.

TAURUS, or its ruling planet Venus influencing a prosperity house suggests one may work well in such fields as art, music, aesthetics, architecture, building or construction, fields which combine practical function and beauty.

GEMINI, or its ruling planet Mercury implies a mental orientation: teaching, writing, machinery operation, travel or communications.

CANCER or the moon indicates a sensitive nurturing profession, such as psychological counseling. Other potentials are jewelry, real-estate, mining, food preparation or service. If in the 6th house, one may have particular expertise in the healing power of gems.

LEO or the sun in a prosperity house promotes star quality and a love of applause. Theatre, dance, recreation, sports, speculation and work with children are excellent outlets for this charismatic influence.

VIRGO, also ruled by Mercury excels with organization and precise details, especially in medical or veterinary work, crafts and service-related positions, health-foods, nutrition and herbal healing.

LIBRA in a prosperity house is a peacemaker, often working as a counselor or mediator. Libra also has exceptionally refined taste and thus often excels in interior design and fashion. Since Libra is easily influenced by others, often indecisive on its own, it may not make the best executive, unless counterbalanced by more assertive placements.

SCORPIO and its rulers Mars and Pluto suggest career involvement with other people's money: insurance, banking, accounting. Scorpio and Pluto can suggest jobs involving sexuality, such as midwifery, obstetrics or gynecology. Funeral directors, grief counselors, surgeons and occultists are also typical Scorpio professions.

SAGITTARIUS and its ruler Jupiter encourage careers involving courts, long-distance travel, religious ministry, philosophy, university education, and publishing.

CAPRICORN or its ruler Saturn suggests work within government, politics, big business and historical preservation, as in museum curating or archeology. If in the 6th house, one may have a calling to be a chiropractor or dentist.

AQUARIUS or its ruler Uranus encourages work with electromagnetism, computers, acupuncture, inventions, philanthropy, uplifting masses of society, cultural anthropology and social activism.

PISCES or its ruler Neptune is most often an indicator of a helping profession- nursing or rehab counseling. Other options are zoology, cinematography, physical therapy or podiatry.

If the current economic climate has eliminated your former job, your birth chart may point to a brand new career with which you will feel very comfortable.

Oahu Island News Contributing Editor Jade Emory holds degrees in psychology and education, has taught in American and Canadian universities and has been a counselor since 1970. She may be reached at 808-429-2411 or by email at

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