How does relocation far from your birthplace affect a chart reading? Is an equal house system chart more revealing once you’ve relocated?
I may not be the best person to answer this question but I’ll take a shot at it and other people can weigh in. I work with a lot of people all over the world. Many of them have relocated ’round the world. I use their natal chart without modification because I feel “wherever you go, there you are”. You’re still you!
But beyond my feelings, this method works. For example, people who visit other countries invariably have a strong Jupiter placement. If they move to another country, Jupiter is found mashed with the 4th house or perhaps the moon.
Now if you were to change the chart for the new location, the houses would change and something would be lost. I would no longer see this person who is inclined to live in a foreign land. I can’t tell you if something might be gained by altering the chart because I don’t have experience. This is my method and my reasons for it.
As for Equal Houses, I feel they are the Gold Standard. When I state that, keep in mind, your Equal House chart may be the same or the nearly the same as with your Preferred house system so I am not dissing anyone. I came to this conclusion after about a decade of comparing Koch, Placidus and Equal house chart, every time for all those years, until it was clear to me.
I have never thought of Equal Houses to be “more revealing”. I just found in practice – lots of practice – Equal houses never fail.
It’s possible they work for me, because my focus is always to help. For that purpose, Equal houses are unparalleled in my experience.
I say this because of the “revealing” comment. I’m not looking at a chart to find a person’s secrets. I don’t even necessarily think they are there to be found. It’s more likely the astrologer is projecting if they try to tell you what your secrets are. I’m sorry but people are wrong as rain on a regular basis.
You see why I am the wrong person to answer this but here’s my answer anyay.
How would you answer this question?