Astrology Insight: What Career Should I Have?

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You’ve seen Barry Kerr’s work on before through his introductions to the basics of astrology. In this series, Astrology Insight, we’re inviting St. Louis to ask Barry questions about life, love, work and astrology. Armed with your birthday, location and birth time, each month Barry will read your chart to find the answers. Submit your questions to Astrology Insight.

Financially Insecure: What specific position in a career should I have to make the most money in the shortest amount of time and be fulfilled?

Financially Insecure

Dear FI,

Looking at your birth chart, it’s not surprising you would be asking this question. Astrology can’t pinpoint a “specific position” in anyone’s career, but it can give insights into what kinds of positions are good fits. First of all, most of your planets fall in Earth signs, giving your personality a strong tendency toward material-world pragmatism. Do you see that blue equilateral triangle at the center of your chart? Lucky for you, that means your planets are aligned to support your ability to achieve abundance and comfort, though you’ll need to work for it and not expect a free ride.

Fortunately, with your Moon (emotions) and Mars (will) in Virgo in your 6th house, you have abundant energy and an emotional affinity for work and for embracing any details and routines required. Pluto and Uranus add an intuitive depth to that mix.

Your Mercury sits in Capricorn in your 10th house, close to your career line, indicating a strong capacity for communication and intellect in your chosen profession. You need stimulation or you get bored and distracted. With Venus at this same spot, you also have strong people skills, bringing warmth and charm to your professional relationships.  These placements also create a need in you to feel successful and recognized.

Writing, teaching, lecturing, coaching, research and politics are possible strengths. You may excel in sales and marketing where you can fully utilize your gift for chatting with customers and colleagues. Whatever your chosen career, the key element is that it keeps you interested and engaged with others. You are likely to get into mischief if your main occupation is boring or lonely. You need to live by your wits, maintain your interest in your work but you also need to learn a little self-discipline. You’ll do well to remember the long-term benefits that sometimes accompany short-term discomfort. Then you are likely to excel in any chosen profession.

At the third point in that blue triangle sits Jupiter, planet of opportunity and abundance. It’s in Taurus, the sign of material security, money and values. This combination of archetypes is the epitome of abundance. However, in your 1st house, it tends to cause you to identify your self with what you own … or lack. (A full birth chart readings would expand on these dynamics).

So, FI, a key for you to learn in this lifetime is “How much is enough to feel abundant and secure?” What’s the rush with making “the most money in the shortest amount of time”? Is that really the path to your fulfillment?

Other, more challenging parts of your birth chart point to a need to feel your way past the illusions of “lack” in this physical world and trust that the universe will always provide whatever you need in life. You’ve spent many past lifetimes seeking to understand that truth intellectually. In this life, your challenge is to apply that abstract wisdom in practical ways. By using your communication and people skills to share your wiser, more secure self, you will find that money is never a problem and more importantly, you will feel truly fulfilled.

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Barry Kerr is a soul-based, evolutionary astrologer and life coach, with 35 years of experience and an international clientele. He and his wife, Kristine Gay, a licensed therapist, are owners and practitioners at Choose Conscious Living in Madison, Wisconsin. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. They offer healing, coaching, therapy and astrology services. Barry offers astrology readings, coaching and healing by phone or Skype. Want more information? Contact Barry at

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