In last week’s blog, I talked about two ways that astrology can help you in your business including looking at your money signature and your entrepreneurial promise.
Today I want to look at another great way Astrology can help you in your business and that is through creating a business astrology chart.
Creating a business astrology chart
Creating a chart for your business is not dissimilar to creating and reading a birth chart. Your business has an energy and life force all of its own and like you, it has a ‘natal promise’ of what it is meant to do, be and achieve.
What will the date & time be for your business chart?
For some of us we might clearly remember the exact date and time our business became real but for others, it might have been a slow transition with many separate events. Here are some of the key dates you could use for your chart.
The date and approx. time (or just use 12pm) that you:
- registered your business name
- Went live with your website
- Had your first paying customer
- Had your initial vision for your business
You’ll notice that there is no absolute best date to choose so what I recommend is feel into which of the above events feels like the true start of your business. Which do you feel most connected to?
Using myself as an example I remember that my first real thought about starting a business was around November 2011 when I decided to study life coaching. I pick a business name (Reverie Coaching) and set up my website over the next couple of months but for me what felt like the official start of my first business was when I registered my business name on 1 March 2012.
However, a number of years later we incorporated as a company and my husband became a director and I moved to a personal brand. This was official when we signed the documents in my accounts office on the 3rd June 2015. I remember this was in the afternoon and we went out for dinner afterwards so my best guess of the time is around 4pm.
So this is what my business chart is based on. Can you see how I really felt into the energy of when it felt official?
How to create your business chart
Once you have the date and time chosen then head on over to astro.com and create a chart for an event as shown below.
Now that you have your business astrology chart what should you do with it?
There are a number of things you can do with your business chart including:
- Look at the chart and feel into the heart and soul of your business
- Compare your business chart to your birth chart using a synastry chart to understand how your personal energy interacts with that of your business
- Run the chart with transits to see what is coming up in the next 3-12 months likely to impact your business
I’ll be creating a guide on the signs, houses and planets to help you interpreting charts but for now, check out the helpful infographics over on my astrology pinterest board.
The heart and soul of your business
Here are some things to look for to feel into the heart and soul of your business:
- What is the sun sign of your business chart – this is where your business is destined to shine so look for the sign and house
- What is the moon sign of your business chart – this is how your business can be nurtured and its instinctive nature so look for the sign and house
- What is the relationship between the sun & the moon (look for the aspect between them)
- What is the rising sign or ascendant of your business – this is how your business meets the world and can also be referred to as its soul sign
- Where is the north node (sign and house)? This provides insights into the soul purpose of your business.
- Where is Mars (sign and house)? This shows how your business takes action and can be brave.
- Where is Mercury (sign and house)? This indicates how you can best communicate through your business.
- Where is Saturn (sign and house)? This will show where your business needs structure and discipline.
- Where is Jupiter (sign and house)? This will show where you will find success, luck and expansion and yes money!
- What planets are in your 2nd and 8th houses and what aspects are made with your Jupiter? This will indicate the energy around money in your business.
- Do you have clusters of planets in specific houses or zodiac signs? Reflect on what this house or sign means for your business.
Now, of course, there is a lot more to look at in your business astrology chart such as the angles and aspects of the chart but this will give you a good sense of the energy of your business.
Example using my business
Gemini Sun in the 7th conjunct Mars & Mercury
It doesn’t surprise me that the sun is in Gemini in my business chart as on my natal chart my 10th house of career is in Gemini. Gemini is ruled by Mercury the planet of communications and so much of what I do is about written communications and training so this feels perfect.
The sun is in the 7th house and this speaks to the fact that this business is set up as a family trust, with my husband as a director. This business has created both amazing experiences for us as a couple and family as well as placed stress on our relationship during the not so great times but ultimately we see my business as the vehicle for our long term wealth.
My sun in this chart is also sextile Jupiter in the 10th house of career making a beautiful easeful contact from my house of marriage and partnerships to house of career.
My sun in my business chart is also conjunct my mars and mercury meaning that how I shine and expand in my business is intrinsically linked to how I take action and how I communicate. The three things are ultimately making up a powerhouse trio
Sagittarius Moon on cusp of 1st & 2nd house
My moon in my business chart is in Sagittarius (my sun sign in my natal chart) on the cusp of the 1st and 2nd house. When a planet is on the cusp like this it is worth feeling into the energy of both houses to determine if one feels more aligned, alternatively, it might be that each house amplifies each other.
Our moon is our instinctual nature and what nurtures us and Sagittarius is the guide, wisdom and knowledge seeker and an adventurer. Through my business, my endless search for knowledge is nurtured and it has allowed me to travel and explore things that would have been hard to initially justify without my business.
So when I feel into my moon in my business chart it feels more 1st house – an intrinsic part of who I am and therefore who my business is.
Sun & Moon opposition
Exploring the relationship between your sun and moon is really important. When related to your business chart your moon is your businesses instinctive nature and your sun is how your business will shine and expand.
If your sun and moon are conjunct, sextile or trine then they have a happy and ultimately complimentary relationship. However, in my business chart, my sun and moon are in opposition.
I think of this and how my moon in my first house just wants to learn, travel and explore and ultimately it to be all about me. But then my sun in Gemini in the 7th is about the business creating a solid foundation within my marriage and to pass on knowledge to know my clients.
So ultimately, there is a push and pull between what I want and need and what my partnership and clients’ needs are which will ultimately help the business (and my relationship!) to shine.
Scorpio is a deep intense sign and through my business, particularly over the last 3 years, I’ve been called to depth in more soulful areas. It wasn’t enough any more to sit on the surface teaching online strategy – I was being called to something more transformational.
Our rising sign is often thought of as our soul sign and many astrologers feel it is more significant than our sun (commonly known as zodiac) sign.
In our business, our rising sign is about how our business appears to the world, not necessarily how we would want it to be seen or perceived. In a sense, it is kind of like our business brand because it is what people say about us when we are not in the room.
Scorpio is a sign of integration, healing and transformation and it does not surprise me that it is my business rising sign.
My business has multiple times now felt like a phoenix rising from the ashes. I’ve reinvented myself and my business multiple times and I know I will again. And I’m sure there are plenty of people on their outside thinking to themselves that I’ve drunk the cool-aid.
Having Scorpio here feels like a nod to my soulful focus because Scorpio is about transformation and healing – or even transformation through healing.
Scorpio is all about the battle for our soul and more and more I find myself as a guide on this journey with my clients of rediscovering their soul and their soul purpose.
Even when I think about the act of launching – I see that this act and my work guiding others through it, as a true surrender of ego and devotion to soul. There are no guarantees in launching and our ego is often not stroked in the process, but we need to decide – what lengths are we willing to go for our soul?
North Node in Libra 11/12 house
In natal astrology we see the north node being our soul purpose and the south node being what we have done and mastered in previous lifetimes.
When looking at a business chart I prefer to take the approach of what is the ultimate purpose of the business and where is its comfort zone or even potential for stagnancy.
It is interesting that from a house perspective that my business north node is at a very similar location (within 2 degrees) to my natal chart on the cusp of the 11th & 12th houses.
With a North Node in Libra I have a business purpose of cultivating strong relationships and potentially through being in partnership through my business. With it sitting on the cusp of the 11th (Community) and 12th (retreat) houses I see that this is meant to be lived out both through large presence and visibility and also through intimate 1:1 transformational work and soulful retreats.
My south node is in Aries, the warrior and fierce action taker. This to me is a warning that my place of stagnancy in my business is in not building relationships and not connecting with others (an introverted trait I have). I’m also a natural action taker and the warrior is an archetype that comes naturally to me – it is a comfort zone but my path of expansion through my business is by taking a more libran relationship centred approach.
It is interesting because I have a cluster of planets in Libra in my natal chart so this feel like another confirmation to me.
Mars in the 7th conjunct sun and mercury
My 7th house in my business chart is very prominent with my sun, mercury and mars all conjunct (or amplifying each other).
With Mars in Gemini I think about how a large part of the work I do involves communication and how I take action is through writing, creating, teaching, training and mentoring.
My action or work in my business is almost always in partnership whether that is with a group through an e-Course or through a 1:1 relationship through coaching and mentoring. Communication (mercury) is intrinsically linked with the way I take action in my business and the way my business thrives and shines (sun).
I also think about Mars as the brave warrior and how Gemini (the twins) can often be like two personalities. I think my warrior energy in my business (and my action taking) can tend to oscillate between highly charged, passionate and somewhat impulsive and then also can be measured, purposeful and slow. I can get very fired up but I also have the ability to put my coach hat on and be very empathetic and compassionate. There is a lesson here about taking time to feel into what is needed and controlling those dual personalities rather than letting them control me (and my business).
Mercury in the 7th conjunct sun and mars
My Mercury is in the 7th in Gemini conjunct my sun and mars. Having mercury in its home sign of Gemini gives me the sense that communication is absolutely integral to my business.
When I think of mercury in the 7th house of marriage and partnership I think of my business communications being intimate conversations. My communication style in my business is part of what makes my business shine and expand and it is also integral to how I take action – I write blogs, I teach, I coach and mentor, I write product and programs, I record videos. Communication is the lifeblood of my business.
This is an interesting thought because whenever I have tried to take a break from blogs or newsletters or even social media it doesn’t feel natural. Communicating with my audience, with my clients and e-Course communities is my natural state.
I have at times outsourced my marketing and communications to team members (really wonderful team members) but looking at this sun-mars-mercury conjunction makes me realise how it really needs to come from me – this is my lifeblood in my business and no-one can be me.
Saturn in Sagittarius in the 1st
Saturn relates to our sense of responsibility and structure and also our big work. With Saturn in the 1st house of outward appearance, I reflect on how over the years what my clients have been drawn to is my structure, systems and organised nature but the Sagittarius personality overlaying this brings my approach that we should always evolve, realign and flow within these structures.
Jupiter in the 10th
What a lucky placement in a business chart! I think anyone who knows a thing or two about astrology would be delighted to see Jupiter the sign of luck, expansion and abundance in the 10th house of career! Jupiter is in Leo the sign of shining your light, optimism and exuberance and notably in my birth chart my north node (soul purpose) is in Leo within 3 degrees of this Jupiter placement meaning that they are conjunct and amplifying each other. It’s also interesting to see that Jupiter has no bad aspects in this chart and connects in a harmonious way with the majority of planets.
What planets are in your 2nd and 8th houses and what aspects are made with your Jupiter – this will indicate the energy around money in your business
Interestingly in my business chart there are no planets in my 2nd & 8th houses, however, the abundance of Jupiter aspects more than make up for this.
Notably, I have a harmonious Jupiter-Mars aspect which can relate to the ability to make money fast as well as a harmonious Jupiter Uranus aspect relating to sudden luck and unexpected money. To read more about money aspects check out my previous blog.
Cluster in the 7th in Gemini
There is a cluster or ‘stellium’ of planets in my 7th house in Gemini. The 7th house is the house of marriage and partnerships and this feels significant for a number of reasons.
Firstly the date this chart was run for was when my husband and I met at our accountant’s office to sign the documents to incorporate as a company, set up a family trust and make him a director of the company.
Secondly, a lot of my business success and revenue has come from affiliate partnerships – whether I am promoting their programs or I am promoting theirs.
I am also exploring a partnership relationship of some sort with a friend/mentor. We don’t know how this might look yet and we are just feeling into it but I wouldn’t be surprised if my business future involves a formal partnership of some sort.
There is much more that could be evaluated looking at my business chart such as the major aspects, the angles, progressions and transits as well as a synastry chart (comparison of my natal and business chart). This is the type of detail that my Mistressmind clients can access so jump on over here if this appeals.
It’s not all sunshine and roses
I’ve mostly written about the positive aspects in this chart but it is important to note that there are plenty of challenges in it too. Challenges or “negative aspects” in our chart (denoted by red lines and including squares and oppositions) are just as important as the “positive” ones (conjunctions, sextiles and trines) as they push us to evolve and grow and find our true potential.
For example, the aspect between the sun in the 7th and Neptune in the 5th (house of creativity and pleasure) denotes a sense of feeling lost, of disillusionment with the true identity or purpose of the business. My business has been through substantial change moving from a traditional online strategy business to incorporating aspects such as soul medicine and astrology (very Neptunian methods!). This has impacted both my own sense of identity and how my business is perceived by others.
In fact, Neptune has had this impact on my mercury (communications) and mars (ability to take action) as well. The strong Gemini energy combined with Neptune impacting my sun, mercury and mars can mean that the business can be (or seem) unfocused, even lost, pursuing too many things and I have absolutely felt this on and off over the last few years. It is an ongoing challenge.
There is also a major challenging aspect involving my sun, moon and Neptune, a T-square that has a significant impact but which I don’t have scope to discuss in this blog.
So what does this all mean and why does it matter?
Understanding our business chart can help us to tune into the full potential and core purpose of our business. Combine that with knowledge of your natal chart and you can understand how your purpose and your business purpose interact. Not all businesses have to be all of us. Some are for short periods of time and some are more permanent, some are personal brands and others can be more separated from our own identity. Some fulfil all our needs and other just an aspect of them.
Being armed with this knowledge about your business helps you to align, focus and achieve its full potential and also know when it’s time to complete.
Want to explore your business astrology chart?
If you would like an official business chart reading we cover this in the Soulful Biz Mistressmind so come on over and check it out.