©8-8-2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
I’ve been in the middle of a move myself lately, though just from one apartment to another. Though I’m still surrounded by towers of cartons, my new life is taking shape. I can see that the Universe has outdone itself this time and created an ideal environment for my senior years.
This move is a manifestation of the most blessed placement in my astrology chart—Jupiter in its best sign and house, in Cancer in the 12th. Sure, it has its drawbacks, as you may have read in Jupiter in the 12th—When Does Good Luck Turn Bad? When moving day comes around, however, it really comes through for me. I always live in a good neighborhood for far better rent than market value.
My usual signature for a move—and you may be getting the picture that there have been many—is Uranus transits to the Moon or the MC/IC axis. That sets off a natal Uranus semisquare to the Moon and Midheaven, with a sesquiquadrate to the IC. Those transits work—as that contrary cuss, Uranus often does—almost to the minute of exactness, so I’ve been nearly always been able to predict when I’ll move. Until now.
One time, after a dizzying, cross-country move from New York City to San Francisco and back, I wound up living communally in a Brooklyn brownstone with three other therapists and a snotty 6 year old. Never live with three therapists—the processing over trivia like who left a dish in the sink is endless.
Seeing the 3rd and last of a series of Uranus transits to my Moon coming up, I gave them a month’s notice, using the date of the exact aspect. They asked whether I didn’t want to wait until I knew for sure where I’d be living. Ballsy astrologer that I am, I declined, saying I knew exactly when I would move.
And precisely on the predicted date, I went to see an apartment in the home of another writer, we clicked immediately, and I lived there quite happily for seven years.
Typical Chart Patterns for a Move
What’s your Moving Signature? A typical astrological signature for a move is a major transit to the Moon, the IC, or 4th house planets.
Under Saturn transits, you may buy and/or sell a home, move due to a career event or an addition to the family, and possibly downsize.
Under Uranus transits, you may move suddenly under what seems like a wild impulse (even a wild hair!), and you may find yourself moving several times before you settle.
Under Neptune transits, you’d be likely to yearn for MORE from your living situation, feel incredibly stuck and yet paralyzed to change the situation, and then may move into a place that has serious hidden flaws. (NOT a recommended time to move!)
Under Pluto transits, you could be making a huge and permanent life change that requires moving, often at a great distance. It may come about due to a financial boon like an inheritance or major career departure for better or worse . Avoid taking on inflated mortgages.
Readers, if, like me, you’re a bit of a nomad and have moved more than twice in your life, have you detected any pattern to it? If not, what were the transits for your most recent move? It may be a pattern that reflects natal aspects to the Moon or IC, as Uranus does in my case. I’d be curious to hear what you’ve observed, so do write about it in the comment section. (Scroll down below this article.)
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