More and more people contact me these days for an astrology reading because they want a new lease on life. That new lease could include a better place to live, start a home business, earn money, or retire.
Sometimes they’re just fed up with the area they live in, the people they work or associate with, themselves from staying there too long, the quality of life or lack thereof, and they want to get out of Dodge NOW.
Astrology is a perspective to find your best city, location or place here or abroad. It’s not the only one. I want to point that out. Checking your daily horoscope for entertainment is one thing, making a major life change is another story.
This article is from notes recently taken from a conversation between relocation astrologer Cait Benten, that’s me, and my friend Christine Troward.
Cait, what can people expect from a relocation astrology reading?
When you contact me, I know you want to find your best city or location to work, have a successful career, maybe start a home-based business, raise your family safely, or retire, so one of the first questions I ask What I usually ask is: “What is relocation astrology? What do you do for a living?”
What information do you need to do a relocation astrology reading?
Relocation astrology begins with your natal chart, what we astrologers call your natal chart. Where were you born? What was the EXACT time of his birth? Check your birth certificate. I spend long hours moving around your natal chart to find what seem to be your best places in the world to live. It is a long, demanding and tedious process, and it takes many hours to find the best places that match your birth chart.
What about those inexpensive computer programs? What are your limitations?
A computer program is not going to find what I’m looking for when I work on your birth chart. There are too many variables and the computer programs are not intuitive. That is why I interview you and ask you what you are looking for in your life, all this happens before your astrology reading begins, which I record and send to you. You listen, then we continue with a session where you ask me all your questions.
As I understand it, your astrology readings do not tell people that they have to move to a certain place to be successful.
I’ll tell you up front that even your most favorable location will present its own unique set of challenges. Oh that life was perfect! Before visiting or moving to a certain place, I encourage you to count the costs.
Relocation astrology is not about packing up and moving just because I tell you, “This seems like your most favorable location.” I encourage you to COUNT THE COSTS before you move. Are you ready for what will be a big life change? Every move I have made has required a period of adaptation and adjustment and I am sure this will be true for you as well.
Moving requires a lot of planning and thought before you pack your things and go somewhere, doesn’t it? Moving becomes even more complicated if you move abroad, although more and more Americans are retiring abroad.
You’ve already moved! Settling in your new area is just the first phase of many new things to deal with, including a decision that may include buying a house, registering your vehicles, finding out where the schools are, and it’s much easier if, when you move, you already have a job lined up, unless you are retired. If you are retired, how much will you miss seeing your children or grandchildren? Some handle this problem better than others.
Do you use astrocartography or Vedic relocation astrology in your work? I realize that many people like to get their Astrocartography chart done.
I know both systems but over the years I have incorporated the best techniques I have found. However, I trust my intuition and higher wisdom when looking at a difficult chart. That is the only way to overcome what seems like an insurmountable obstacle in a person’s astrology reading.
Have you ever had the feeling that people want you to make the decision about what they do for them?
I will not do that and neither will any other reputable relocation astrologer. Check out my disclaimer page at http:www.astro-earth-relocation.com and you will see where I am being honest in saying that “WHEREVER we move, our EMOTIONAL SELF travels with us”. Some people, more than others, will need medical, financial and emotional counseling and I encourage you to use these professional resources if your life situation requires such assistance.
The other day a woman said to me, “I want you to send us to a place where my husband no longer uses drugs.” I gently but firmly had to tell her, “Your husband makes his own decisions in life. I refuse to be responsible for whether or not your marriage works.”
As a relocation astrologer, I will tell you that our lives, no matter where we live, become what we determine to do with them. The wonder of an area depends as much on you and how you treat others as it does on how you are treated. Wherever I go, there you are.
However, a new location can give you a new lease on life. Maybe it’s time, after all these years, to get out of Dodge City and find a place you cherish and be cherished.
Do you find that some people fixate on their shapes and resist any suggestions, which is what they are, just suggestions, that you see as a good placement on your chart?
When you call me for a relocation astrology session, I will use everything I know to help you find your best place or city. I’ve had a handful of clients who, after searching and searching for days to find a match for them based on the movement of their natal chart or natal chart, would say, “I don’t like that place.” “My kids won’t like it.” My husband says that the people of Tucson are not friendly.” I’ve heard people make judgments about places they’ve never been, a case of being too opinionated about areas they know nothing about.
It’s weird to hear a relocation astrologer admit this, but there have been a handful of people I’ve charted for and there is NO better place for them to live and I’ve told them that. Maybe there’s a second or third best place where they’d have a pretty good life, so I’ll be honest with you about my findings.
If I tell you that Santa Barbara looks favorable based on your natal or birth chart and you say, “Not Santa Barbara” or “Oh no, not Austin, Texas,” then after pointing out all of your best geographic areas, I’ll say : “Use your intuition then. There are no other places I know of to send you.”
Why do you think relocation astrology is a valuable tool, even though you’ve told me before that it’s just one of many tools that might be useful to a person looking for the next place to call home?
Even though I am a bit more expensive than other astrologers, I have been incredibly busy since I started Astro-Earth-Relocation five years ago, so I no longer solicit or advertise for clients.
Is reputation everything?
It helps, but you only build a reputation by doing great work for your clients. Most of my business now consists of word of mouth recommendations from former clients.
Do you tell people that they must move to find success or love, make money or be happy?
No. Nor do I tell them that they have to make that move on that date. I tell my clients to ask themselves, “What if you were happy right now and didn’t move at all? Would that disappoint you?” Some people are unsettled by change. That is not a good reason to move. Happiness is an inside job; you must provide your own interior cabin pressure no matter where you live.
I’ll close my article on relocation astrology, which I hope you’ll be curious to try, just to experience this kind of unique astrology reading, with a quote from my friend James Clayton Napier that he uses to open his wonderful Business and Career article. : Meet your ruling star, which you can read about on the web:
“Meet your Ruling Star. A man [or woman] he is better received by one nation than another, or he is welcomed by one city than another. You find more luck in one office or position than in another, even if your qualifications are the same or even identical. Let every man know his lot as well as his talents. Follow your guiding star and help her without confusing any other with her. Learn how to transplant yourself. There are nations with which one must cross their borders to make their worth felt.”
– Baltasar Gracian, (Spain, 1600’s)