The trades and professions which each planet govern are so confusing that it would be utterly impossible for any astrologer to say just what one a person will choose, although it is comparatively easy to see in what lines one could have good success.
No author has thus far given us an accurate rule to follow, in deciding what business or profession one will follow for a living, but have given many indications to form an opinion from. These indications are constantly changing, and many of the old instructions are useless. In judging what one is adapted for, the nature and capacity of the mind must be considered, and this is shown by the ascending sign and general aspects between the ruling planet and others, the native seldom has any regular business or profeseion, is changing from one thing to another if no aspect is formed.
Each sign of the Zodiac has a tendency to produce an employment or profession according to the nature of the sign and the slgn in which the ruling planet is placed. Thus:-
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius produce employment ainong metal workers, machinists, builders.
Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are scientitic signs and produce clerks, writers and literary or soientific pursuits, such as electricians, surveyors, etc.
Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, produce brewers, hotel keepers, butchers, dealers in wine, liquors, etc.
Virgo and Sagittarius produce dealers, booksellers, printers, engravers, artificers, etc.
Each planet has a certain significance, and will regulate the business or profession according as it may be placed in the horoscope.
The Moon inclines one to a common business, depending upon what aspects it forms, and the nature of the planet and aspect.
Mercury inclines the mind to literature, science, mathematical work, such as bookkeping, or writing, typewriting, etc.
Venus inclines to music, art, decorating, painting, drama, dealing in dry goods.
Mars gives all mechanical employments. Often surgery or dentistry.
Jupiter takes one into the higher walks of life, such as judges, lawyers, ministers, doctors; or, in merchandise on a large scale.
Saturn causes one to choose a profession requiring considerable mental work, such as drudge, chemicals. etc.
Uranus inclines to the antiquarian, mystical, the old and curious; all things out of the ordinary.
Neptune tends to navigation, and all professions connected with traveling upon the ocean; sea captains, those high in the navy, etc.
In judging what profession the planet will produce notice carefully whether a planet is in its exalted house or in its fall and how aspected. Thus: -Jupiter signifies those in high places, but if Jupiter be in ite fall or afflicted, the native is but a clerk of some kind. Saturn well placed and aspected may give a fine mind and prominent position, but if weak and afflicted, the native has hard and dirty work.
To judge what the native is best adapted for judge as follows:
The ruler of ascendant, how placed and aspectcd, choose the profession indicated by the planet which is best placed and which the ruler of ascendant forms the best aspect with.
The ruling planet well aspected to Jupiter, and Jupiter in the ascendant, 7th or 10th house, exalted or in its own house, would be a good indication of success as a lawyer, public person, or for dealing with the public.
Uranus strongly placed in the mid-heaven or ascendant, is favorable for all studies coming under the head of Occultism, providing that there are good aspects of the other planets to Uranus. To be fortunate financially in the practice of Occultism, the ruler of the 2d house should be well aspected to Uranus.
As a general thing, the planet highest in the horoscope or nearest the mid-heaven will indicate what the professional tendency is, but must be considered in connection with the ascendant and ruler.
Thus: -The author of this has Uranus in the mid-heaven. Venus, ruler of the 1st in 9th sextile to Mars, Mercury and Moon, all placed in the 7th.
l’he ruler of the 1st in the 6th, well aspected to a planet in 10th, would give success as a doctor.
From Guide to Astrology by Fredrick White
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