Need a fresh start? Astrocartography can help you find the best place to grow
Astrology is a powerful tool that can be useful in many areas of our life. While the stars can be blamed for our feelings, did you know that they also impact us based on our location? Known as astrocartography, this niche practice within astrology can help you understand how certain places impact your birth chart, which in turn affects how you navigate the world.
Astrocartography can be used to identify where you will be most successful or even find true love. It sounds fun, but astrocartography is a complex field that requires a lot of analysis and planning. POPSUGAR turned to astrologers Aliza Kelly and Ivana Naskova to learn more about astrocartography and how to incorporate it into your life.
What is astrocartography?
“Astrocartography takes astrology one step further by mapping the position of stars and planets from the time you were born,” Naskova explains. “So, for example, the sun could be setting when you were born, but it was rising somewhere else. It has a completely different influence on your life depending on where you are physically in the world, and that’s it. .idea of astrocartography.”
So while you have your birth chart, the energies of the planets can affect you differently when you travel on vacation or move to a new city. “Astrocartography can show how an environment will reflect different attributes of the self that could be incorporated into the birth chart,” Kelly told POPSUGAR. “Different dimensions of a person are going to be amplified, while other aspects are going to be quieted as that person moves through the world.”
How to make your own astrocartography map
In order to create your own astrocartography chart, you need the same information as your birth chart, as well as internet access. Since astrocartography maps also take into account new locations, you’ll want to know which places you want to explore. You can then go to the AstroClick Travel tab of astro.com or AstroSeek to enter your birth information and get your own astrocartography map.
Once you have entered your birth chart information, you will see a map of the world covered in many intersecting and wavy colored lines. Be warned: the map feels a bit overwhelming at first. However, with time and practice, interpreting it will become less elusive. The websites are interactive and can also help explain what all the different lines mean just by clicking on them.
The lines each correspond to the planets and four other astrological markers: the ascendant, the descendent, the imuni coeli and the medi coeli, all of which represent different locations on the chart. The lines show where the energy of these astrological aspects is most potent for you.
What each line means on an astrocartography chart
Depending on the lines you end up on on your astrocartography chart, you might be in an area where you’re likely to find more success at work (if you’re in an advantageous spot on your Jupiter line, for example) or somewhere hand challenges are likely to appear (if you are near Pluto’s hard line). Here’s what each line means in astrocartography, according to Naskova.
Ascending: Your upline reveals your personality, individuality, and self-expression. It can help you find out what all these things are with more clarity.
Descending: Your downline takes care of your environment and how you interact with those around you. This will help you clarify your relationships with others.
Immunocoeli: Your imuni-coeli line shows how you connect to the world. It helps with internal reflection and finding a greater sense of belonging.
Medicoeli: Your medi-coeli line represents your perception of the world. It helps you plan your future.
Sun: Your solar line treats with confidence. It shows you where you will feel most comfortable and good about yourself.
Moon: Your moon line amplifies your emotions. It might make you feel a bit more sensitive and vulnerable.
Mercury: Your Mercury line brings out your creative side. Traveling along this line will help you reflect, communicate and find inspiration.
Venus: Your Venus line makes you more charming and attractive. It is also where you are most likely to find love.
March: Your Mars line gives you the ability to tap into your bravery and courage. However, it could also bring out your impulsiveness and angry mood.
Jupiter: Jupiter is considered your lucky line. It can bring you fortune, abundance and positive energy.
Saturn: Your Saturn line helps you find security and balance. It can also bring you stability.
Uranus: The Uranus lineage shakes things up. The rebellious and unpredictable planet could influence significant life changes.
Neptune: Your Neptune line guides your dreams, hopes, and fantasies. It’s a great place to escape reality.
Pluto: Your Pluto line represents rebirth and regeneration. If you’re looking for a fresh start, this is the line to aim for.
Chiron: Your Chiron line deals with pain. However, it can also help you heal yourself and those around you.
North and South Nodes: Your north and south nodes reveal your destiny and your karma. Being around them can help you make sense of your past and the lessons you’ve learned.
Even though astrocartography can give us insight into how different places can affect us, these places cannot replace our birth charts. “It’s not as easy as following your Jupiter line for fortune or following your Venus line for love,” Kelly explains. “At the end of the day, you always work from your birth chart, which is your main astrological document.”
How to get the most out of your astrocartography map
If you hope to use astrocartography to maximize your luck, your love life, or your career, you may want to work with an astrocartographer because of the complexity of this practice. When an astrocartographer looks at a map, he is not looking at just one line; rather, they are looking at a much bigger picture.
Kelly explains that you need to consider the relationships between the many lines to find the best locations. “It’s a really amazing visual tool to deepen your astrological practice,” Kelly told POPSUGAR. “But unless you’re feeling really sassy, I’d leave all major decisions to a professional.”
Although you can use astrocartography to find new places to go, Kelly adds that drawing your astrocartography map after your trip is also a good way to strengthen your understanding of astrology. By locating our maps on the map and thinking about where we just went, we can study the impacts of travel near certain lines.
Astrocartography isn’t just about moving to another location, especially when that isn’t always possible. You don’t have to travel to use astrocartography to your advantage. Like all other types of astrology, astrocartography is a reflective tool that gives us celestial information to help us understand ourselves and make sense of our circumstances.
“Just as you check the weather forecast when you decide to travel, you can rely on your astrocartography map to help you decide whether you should move and live in another city or to help you understand why you feel dissatisfied with the current life events and what can you do to change that,” Naskova says. “The bottom line is that you can use the wisdom you gain from it to help you live your best life and find your own happiness. “