Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Event Charts for Job Interviews: When Significators Change Direction, So Do Circumstances

With the perpetually lousy U.S. economy, employment horary and event charts are far outnumbering relationship charts, which usually grab the lead. In the recent case study below, a job interview event chart with a twist reflects the very active current transits, particularly of significators changing direction.

The job was for a travel agent position with a financial services firm. The chart is radical with Venus, the querent's ruler, conjunct Jupiter at home in the 9th house of travel.

In this case, you don't have to look very deep for the obvious outcome. The following items stand out immediately in the chart:

1)  Early cardinal angles. Action and activity are premature.

2)  Venus, the querent's ruler, is intercepted, retrograde and stalled, getting ready to station direct, and therefore won't make the conjunction to Jupiter in the 9th. Additionally, the South Node is on the Venus-Jupiter midpoint.

3)  Makemake in separating conjunction from the ASC and in partile conjunction to Mars in the twelfth. The querent has been on the job sidelines in repose (12th/Makemake) for four years. Unemployment is affirmed by Moon in 12th as ruler of MC.

4)  Sun in the 10th house disposits to the Moon and is in an applying T-square to Uranus-Pluto, with the outlet leg in the 1st house.

5)  Saturn in the 1st house just stationed direct a few hours prior to the time of the question, and is conjunct Haumea. The querent has non job-related responsibilities in his personal life (1st house) that are distracting him and moving him in a different direction entirely (Haumea).

So if that wasn't enough to tell you this job wasn't happening for the querent, the kicker is Mercury at the dead degree of Cancer, and about to drop into its fall in Leo. Moon and Venus, rulers of the querent (1st house) and the job (MC), both disposit to Mercury.

So what was the outcome? Venus' station is the dead giveaway. The querent changed his mind about the position to focus on taking care of some personal business causing strife in his life (Moon-Mars in the 12th) and called to cancel the interview (Pluto in 4th--elimination from consideration). The querent also didn't like the long commute required (Pluto as ruler of the 3rd quincunx Venus/the querent) with gas prices near $4 a gallon. Moon's last Ptolemaic aspect as a conjunction to Mars, the ruler of the 7th house of other candidates, shows someone else entirely was obviously chosen for the position.

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In another event chart, this time for a car rental, note that when the ASC is a moving target, so are the querent's circumstances. In this case, the querent needed to rent a minivan to move some cargo from storage in one state to a neighboring state. The event chart is based on the rental agreement start time of 8 a.m. to pick up the vehicle:

Note the dead degree ASC, and Mercury square to Saturn, with Mercury in the 12th house ruling the 3rd house of vehicles. The rental agent took the querent to a base-model, low-end minivan with "Store and Go" seats. The querent didn't like that the van was so basic, wasn't very clean, and had New Jersey license plates on it, but didn't say anything to the rental agent. As the agent was putting the seats in "Store and Go" mode, the last seat refused to store and was clearly broken. Minutes passed, the chart progressed, and the agent finally had no choice but to label the minivan "defective" (Saturn retrograde) and give the querent another vehicle entirely. So look at the event chart for the time of the new vehicle assignment:

The only other minivan available on the lot that would meet the querent's rental agreement requirements was a deluxe-model with DVD players, leather seats, clean interior, seats that stored without a problem, and more gizmos, bells and whistles in it than the querent could possibly use. Not to mention his destination state's license plates, which wouldn't attract attention as a rental. The querent was assigned the deluxe vehicle at no extra charge. Leo rising "flash" in a vehicle (Sun in Gemini) indeed!