©2001, 2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
On one list that ranked stresses and the level of difficulty in living through them, relocation was listed at 4 out of 5 possible points—and that study was done in times that aren’t nearly as challenging as they are right now. Our current economic crisis is forcing many families to move quickly under intense pressures like job loss, forced cross-country transfers due to branch closings, and even foreclosures.
A series of tough aspects between Uranus, Saturn, and Pluto that will culminate in a cardinal t-square are the signatures of this global and personal crisis. As you’ll learn here, astrology can help you make wise choices as to location and timing for a move, and flower essences can help you weather the storm.
Locational Astrology—Making the Right Move at the Right Time
Relocation is serious business and can cost a great deal financially, emotionally, and even physically. Fortunately astrologers have tools to use to help you select optional locations and optimal times to move there. Let me emphasize that astrolocality is a specialty and one that requires study and preparation to advise clients in a responsible manner.
A primary tool, Astro*Carto*Graphy takes the chart from the heavens, lays it over a map of the world, and draws lines showing the places on Earth where each planet of the chart is on one of the four angles of the chart. You can find a list of those certified in this specialty at Continuum, along with an online library of over 50 articles on this topic.
Especially if you have no idea where you want to live, this map can help you find optimal locations for business, love, home life, health, and travel. It can also help you avoid really serious relocation mistakes, like moving to a place where Neptune or Pluto falls on an angle.
When considering a move based on your map, it is important to refer to the birth chart for interpretation and timing. Timing is also important when moving to a positive location. Don’t move when nothing is happening to your Moon, IC, or fourth house planets, or when Neptune or Saturn is aspecting them. If you do, you could just sit and spin your wheels for a costly year or two.
Flower Essences to Make your Move Less Stressful
My observations of people who make major moves suggest that it takes about a year of concentrated effort to get your feet under you in a new location. A major geographic change generally requires a big readjustment for everyone in the household, one that may take as long as a year. In times of upheaval like these, the adjustment may be even more stressful.
There are a number of flower remedies to keep you on an even keel as you cope with the stresses of moving. For those of you who aren’t familiar with flower essences, I’ve uploaded the introductory chapter of my ebook, Flower Remedies—How Plants’ Energies Can Heal Us here: flower essence information-ch1. (You can order the book itself here: http://www.moonmavenpublications.com/mysteries.html.)
A Bach Flower Remedy that is practically a lifeline in that disorienting month before and up to six months after the move is Walnut, available in health food stores almost anywhere you go. It clears the brain and seems to grounds you at a point when the very earth seems to be moving under their feet. If you find yourself spacing out and having a hard time functioning, refresh your dosage bottle of Walnut, and you may be amazed at how much clearer you feel.
Bach himself saw Walnut as a remedy for those who are too vulnerable to outside influences in times of change. When we move, we are bombarded with new people and surroundings. In our uncertainty about how to operate in a new territory, we are prone to losing our boundaries, no matter how solid they are in normal times.
Packing for the move and then unpacking as you settle in can be overwhelming–so many details to consider. What should you keep, and what should you get rid of? Did you remember to shut off all the utilities in the old place, and will they be turned on in time in the new? Did you notify everyone who ought to know, and have you sent change of address cards to all the right people and places?
The chaos can fairly make your head swim! The Flower Essence Society’s Filaree helps put petty details and worries in perspective, so you keep track of what’s really important. Their Dill can smooth out a brain bombarded with stimuli and choices, and their Blackberry can help you focus long enough to get the job done. However, the premier remedy for overwhelm has got to be Bach’s Elm a.k.a. Over-Elm. Seldom would anyone in the throes of resettling lose by having a bottle of Elm handy!
Though handling the details of the physical move can be both physically and mentally challenging, by far the hardest part of a move has to be the folks we leave behind. We can miss our friends, relatives, neighbors, and even coworkers a great deal. Even if we know some people in the new location, they don’t replace close and continued contact with those we loved in the old place.
If some members of the household are homesick, especially to the point of having difficulty getting involved in new activities, Honeysuckle may be indicated. For heartache over losses, you might want to use our on-site search engine to find the numerous articles we have already published on loss and on healing the heart.
As you can see, flower essences are a major tool for people who are undergoing a move. No doubt about it, moving can be very stressful, but by using essences to ease the stress and by using astrology to help you plan well, you can keep the emotional wear and tear of a move under pressures like these to a minimum.
Relocation and Astro*Carto*Graphy Articles:
- Cosmic Piñata #7: Astro*Carto*Graphy Angles
- Chart Patterns for Relocation—What’s Yours?
- Can Relocation Help the Outer Planet Person?
Other Related Articles on this Blog:
- Saturn Transits—What do They Mean to your Career?
- Transits to the Vocational Houses–Temp Job or Career Departure?
- Pluto-Saturn Preparedness Kit #1—Houses & Areas of Life Affected
- Pluto-Saturn Preparedness Kit #3: How to Use these Energies Well
- Surviving the Pluto-Saturn Square—5 Helpful Articles
- Hope for Those in the Dark Night of the Soul
- Healing Tools For Plutonians: Transforming The Self And Others
- Uranus In The Career Houses—“You’re Not The Boss Of Me!”
- Career Challenges for the Pluto-Uranus in Virgo Generation
- Life Patterns of People Born with Uranus-Saturn Aspects
This article is featured in Uranus in Aries: Claiming a Self-Reliant Future, a collection of articles about Uranus transits published March 21 as Part of the 2010 International Astrology Day Blogathon. The purpose of this web-based event is to create a permanent library of articles about how to deal with the stresses of the Cardinal T-Square of Pluto, Saturn and Uranus. The main page for the Blogathon collections is at The Cardinal T-Square of 2010: Saturn, Uranus, Pluto.
About the Author: Donna Cunningham is an internationally-respected author of books, articles, and columns about astrology, flower essences and other metaphysical topics. She now has an award-winning blog at http://skywriter.wordpress.com and teaches writing seminars. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University and over 40 years of experience in working with people. Her ebooks can be found at Moon Maven Publications (http://www.moonmavenpublications.com).
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