How can you use astrology to help you find the best place to live or travel?
Astrocartography is a method of Locational Astrology developed by the late astrologer Jim Lewis. It basically shows you the greatest and not so greatest places for you on Earth. It’s like looking at your natal chart on a map!
Want to give it a go? Head on over to Astrodienst and click on Free Horoscopes to find Astro Click Travel. Once there, you can click on any continent you want, or my favorite, the ever-handy Scalable Google Map!
When you select the Map of your choice, you’ll notice brightly colored lines weaving throughout. These are the Planetary Lines. Each line shows where a planet hits on a specific angle in your chart – thus putting the focus on that particular planet.
For instance, find a line and follow it off the map. You should see a planetary glyph and either MC, AC, IC, or DC next to it. These are the angles.
The MC is the Midheaven or the 10th house cusp. So planets that hit this particular angle affect your Career and Public Reputation. AC is your Ascendant, the 1st house cusp. Planets that align here in your chart affect your persona and image. IC is your 4th house cusp and brings planets to your home and domestic realm. DC is your 7th house cusp. Planets here bring energy into your partnership area.
So lets take a look at the Map of North America below. This chart has a lot of planetary aspects here! See that Pink line? That’s Jupiter on the IC. This means this area in the world would be a wonderful place to live! Jupiter, Venus, and the Sun are the BEST lines to travel or live near. But you don’t have to relocate to get the benefit of a line.
John Lennon’s Venus line runs through Tokyo where Yoko Ono is from. So just coming into contact with people from a prominent line is huge! Also, Yoko’s Venus line runs through John’s hometown in England.
Ok, so back to the map below. See how Mars and Sun cross near Denver, Colorado? This is a powerful place where this person can be daring, incredibly self-confident and more of a go-getter! When planet lines cross it is extra potent.
Sometimes your best lines are in not so great places or the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Ah, such is life! It’s ok; remember the lines aren’t a magical fix to your problems. And we ALL have those!
Though looking at where the lines fall is great, it’s better to compare with your natal chart and transits. So if you want to travel to say your Mercury line, but natally your Mercury is square Pluto and Saturn happens to be transiting on your natal Mercury, these are helpful to know.
Ok, so Pluto, Saturn, Uranus, and Mars are supposedly “hard lines”. I live on my Saturn line, lived 2 years on my Mars line, and just recently traveled to my Uranus line – which I LOVED. All my GOOD lines (Venus, Jupiter, Sun) land in the middle of nowhere!
Here’s a rundown on planetary lines:
Sun Line is where you SHINE! You have heaps of confidence, creativity, and physically, you can feel really good here.
Moon Line feels homey and comfortable but like the nurturing Moon, you can find yourself taking care of everyone else too. An emotional and sensitive place. The IC line is similar. It is where you feel automatically at home.
Mercury Line is a place where communication rules. A very social place in which you can easily express yourself and your intelligence. Brilliant for writing and writers.
Venus Line is one of the BEST places to be. It’s easy and you’re incredibly attractive here. This line is all about LOVE.
Mars Line is place where you’re full of vim and vigor! You may be slightly hot-headed here but also strong and assertive.
Jupiter Line is an incredibly lucky place! If you have one near you, GO. Also – I may be jealous.
Saturn Line is a place where hard work and responsibility reign. It can feel heavy but also really grounded. This is where you mature.
Uranus Line is fantastic if you are bored or need a change. Life is never dull here, but watch out for your inner teenager to emerge. You can be rebellious here too.
Neptune Line is like a great escape. It’s creative and sensitive but you don’t like to deal with reality here. Perfect vacation!
Pluto Line is INTENSE. Most astrologers advise you not to go here, but I’ve known a few odd souls who love it. Not for the faint of heart! A deep and transformative place.
Chiron Line is healing and one where you’ll be more of a maverick. You will do things differently here than other people. Not to rebel, but to be more authentic to yourself.
The North Node Line is destiny central. These places remind us that the root word of “destination” is destiny, after all.
So where are your lines? Anyone live on a so-called “hard line”?
Which lucky one of you lives on their Venus or Jupiter?!
Let me know!