In these times of double-digit unemployment numbers (the real ones, not the ones the goverment cooks and bakes to create the illusion that economic recovery—in the midst of the US Pluto return—is right around the corner), employment horaries are front-and-center. But even employed people are looking to bail when the time and opportunity are right.
In the example below, the querent interviewed for a different position with his current employer (a technical college) four days prior to the time of question, and wanted to know if he'd be hired for the job. The querent works administratively in the college's auto mechanic training department, and the position inquired about was for a shipping and receiving (Mercury) supervisor in another department. As most of you know, the 6th house is unskilled labor (i.e. McDonald's), and the 10th is skilled labor a la careers and profession. So the 10th house is the quesited in this case.
|Chart courtesy of Matrix Software|
You don't even remotely need to be a horary expert to see what this chart is saying. With 29 degreees on all of the angles, and the querent's ruler Mercury in detriment and intercepted in the 10th, it was over before he'd even walked out the door from the interview. No need to even bother with what the Moon is doing, or anything else (asteroids, TNOs). The answer is a resounding no; case closed. The querent was satisfied with the "no" answer as he had suspected as much, and found out the day after the horary question was posed and answered that indeed he had not been selected. However, like most people, he wanted to know why as consolation (Neptune conjunct MC). So for the sake of detail and instruction, here's an autopsy on this overtly dead horary chart.
Mercury in detriment in Pisces and separating from Chiron in the 10th shows the querent was not mentally focused. He simply wasn't sharp that day and his answers during the interview reflected that. This was due to a recent bout with the flu (Pisces) that he hadn't yet recovered from (Mercury-Chiron). Moon in the 9th in the same sign as the MC shows that the job was for another position at the same college the querent works at. The ruler of the 10th, Uranus, is at an early degree in Aries, and in its natural home in the 11th house. The manager is looking for someone new who is "at home" with shipping and receiving experience, not transferring from another division without those skills.
Neptune conjunct the MC as Mercury's dispositor shows that it's too early right now for the querent to make a move. This is affirmed by the Moon parallels to Saturn and Mercury, with the Moon's last aspect a trine to retrograde Saturn (delays) before going void-of-course. This means matters don't work out, but the trine takes the sting out of the disappointment (Sun-Neptune combustion), as does the Moon's applying quintile to Jupiter and applying septile to Venus. With the Sun-Neptune combustion conjunct the MC, and Mercury applying to oppose intercepted Mars retrograde in Virgo, the querent isn't clear about what he wants to do or where he wants to go career-wise, and therefore can't take appropriate action or logical steps until he figures out that direction. The attempt at this position was more of a swing-and-hope type strategy to get out of his current situation he feels trapped in (Mercury intercepted), and clearly, with Neptune and Pisces, the querent missed and needs to go back to the drawing board and rethink and re-strategize his career path.