Astrology And Destiny: What Were You Born To Do

I write a lot. I talk a lot. I move around all the time and exercise for the same reason. If I don’t, I’ve got big trouble. My energy backs up and I get kind of crazy. I feel a lot of angst.

We’re all responsible for managing our energy so that it doesn’t impact others in negative ways.  I feel like a thoroughbred race horse. The horse is born to run; this is reason it’s here. The horse’s life consists of getting ready to run, running and then recovering from running.

If you take a horse like that or a person like me and you tie them down, you’re killing the horse and perverting nature. That horse is not going to thrive.

This reflects the 9th house Mars Mercury conjunction in my chart as well as Jupiter’s placement. But what about you?

What are you supposed to do in this world?



Astrology And Destiny: What Were You Born To Do — 69 Comments

  1. I’m looking for this purpose! But I know I don’t feel “complete” unless I’ve made a sort of contribution to the world – using my creativity… I guess you can say I’m still finding that out (and it’s causing me NIGHTS of insomnia right now 🙁 )

  2. I sometimes think I am supposed to be just one big breast! I nurture anyone and everyone who lets me! Even when I was working my nickname was “Mum”.

  3. I think I’m supposed to make stuff. Which I do, so okay then. But right now I am not making stuff for the public/a purpose, and I don’t know how, so that’s a problem.

  4. I used to think I ‘knew.’ Then everything changed and someone handed me a pair of high heels and said I was supposed to wear them now and not my other comfy shoes, so I’ve been teetering around on them, going down one path and then the next, looking, looking, breathlessly (to borrow a line from Castaneda).

    Though some things haven’t changed: compassion for others, service to others, a need to say what I’ve got to say . . .and that’s all good.

  5. I hear ya, Lis. I am a creative person and creative talents are absolutely useless for pay, especially right now. I am totally expendable and I get thrown out first in a budget cut. I cannot think of anything I have to offer that’s necessary and can’t be thrown out.

  6. “Maybe I’m just hibernating”

    exactly, jilly. i am an artist and i frame my periods of silence as conceptualizing. and i don’t think i’d be able to produce the work i am now, say, 5 years ago. knowledge/experience has a HUGE impact in the creative world.

    As for what I’m supposed to do, I am doing it. I am exactly where I need to be at all times.

  7. hey, my comment got eaten…but i realized i wrote one bit wrong: i meant knowledge/experience has a huge impact on creative expression. i was reading jennifer’s comment at the same i was writing, OOPS!

  8. Pixie, you can ask that question on the beginner board and it might be less likely to get lost. I’d answer it myself but have no idea what chart / system you are using and no familiarity with which I guess most use – but others do!

    Usually the aspects are listed somewhere but not knowing what you are looking at makes it impossible to help… er, you could put up a pic on the board, or a link..

  9. Yeah I think creativity is cyclical/recharges. But I quit playing music after being a musician for a long time so who knows? (THough Nept sq Nept is making me think about picking it up again.)

  10. “yes, where can we see this in our chart?”

    The sign on the MC is a good start along with aspects to it. Also, any planets in the 10th house is a good indication.

    For example, Mars close to the MC suggests someone interested in sports, mercury conjunct could mean a writer etc etc.

    Hope that helps.

  11. I have no idea.

    something that is creative and helps people would be my guess but anything more specific than that I am COMPLETELY lost on.

  12. ok, will do later. Checked the board out briefly and haven’t signed in. Plus I will have to put up my pic with a funky sombrero that i have on my home computer.

  13. Any thoughts on what Venus & Jupiter conjunct the MC might mean in this context? The sign on the MC is Aries. I don’t have much other fire in my chart so I wonder if I don’t know how to utilize this energy.

  14. PixieDust – on the Bob Marks astrologer site, under astrology lessons, there is a “What are aspects” lesson that lists the symbols for all the aspects.
    I used that list of aspect symbols to read the aspects grid that shows up just under your chart at It’s a graph on which you see the aspect symbols. The symbol appears on the grid at the intersection of the 2 planets to which it relates.
    I’ve probably made it clear as mud! Hope this is responsive to what you are wondering about.

  15. Well, I figure I have to wait it out for years until things change again. I don’t WANT to, mind you, but I’m just plain stumped and I’ve never exactly had a knack with a business plan (Neptune in 2nd) in the first place. It is a big haze. I just got through reading another one of those self-help books and they were all, “Find some way to make yourself useful,” but I have nothing useful except typing (which is what I do for pay). I can’t help but think sometimes this mountain is too darn high and hard and fogged up to climb.

    Hah, I have Mars on the MC and I have never been into sports.

    Venus and Jupiter on the MC sounds good…love plus luck? Hm. Modeling? (hah) Advice counselor? Romance novelist?

  16. My MC doesn’t have anything to do with what I do for a living, which I don’t equate with what I’m supposed to do in the world.

    Though I have at times been a major workaholic with what I do for a living….

  17. Mercury conjunct MC, square Uranus in 6th. Definitely comes through: I communicate, connect, translate, write, serve as devil’s advocate and move around quite a bit. Plenty of space and intellectual freedom, learning, don’t have to sit still or be bored. Makes my Gemini ASC happy 🙂

  18. ‘take responsibility for managing our energy ‘- i love that elsa!!! it makes me think of how awesome oppositions can be in a chart- having both energies mixing. so, managing our energy means we are at the wheel- and it means there is no such thing as a bad chart. you either make static energy or kinetic… spin your wheels or drive. sorry, i am rambler, i just really like your concept!

  19. My progressed sun finally went into Cancer about 10 days ago, and my progressed moon is still in cancer for another month after which I will have a progressed lunar return.

    The most surprising and unexpected thing in the world has happened to me. All of a sudden, I want a house full of kids. I am talking about adopting older kids out of the American foster care system. I am already in love with two girls and 3 sets of sibling groups. I want five kids.

    I want to wake up every morning and make breakfast for my kids and take them to school and take them everywhere they need to go.

    I would be adopting as a single parent on the old side, but that is OK! There are so many older kids and sibling groups needing to be adopted out of the foster care system.

    Everyone (astrologers) kept telling me something SHOCKING was going to happen to me…anyone who has known me at all, nothing could be more shocking…I have never wanted kids in my life.

    Now I want five, and I want to devote the remainder of my life to being a mom.

  20. hmmm, venus jup in aries on mc
    – running a fat kids camp as a weight loss instructor.
    -travel guide in a hot air balloon over the nordic countries, getting lostin /exploring new territory
    -doctor/ nurse or selling to hospitals / involved in prost.limbs to men/or soldiers-

  21. That’s really fascinating, Loonsounds! I hope you’ll keep posting on this. I’ve never really been very maternal, despite being a Cancer ascendant. Much more loving with animals than kids, to be honest.

    Jennifer & aml – thanks for your thoughts re: my Jupiter/Venus conjunction with MC. I have no idea how you guys are coming up with these but it’s interesting/entertaining & appreciated.

  22. I will do that bew. I alway thought my whole life would just be me and however many dogs I have (usually three, right now two). But this is a very, very strong desire I am experiencing, and when I look at the US foster kids needing adopting, there are SO MANY! And, over a certain age, no one wants them. Well, I do if it is God’s will. I also trust God to connect me with the right kids for me, and the ones who will derive the greatest benefit from what I have to offer. I will be an interesting mom. I can’t imagine being strict, stern, or imposing very many rules, and they will each have their own room (up to three anyway ;-). I have a lot of love to give! Why restrict it to dogs when there are adolescent humans needing love and homes! Hit me like a ton of bricks!

  23. Ooo Loonsounds, let us know what happens! I know some people who were thinking about adopting, and their concern was that they would be older parents and that it might not be ideal. The answer to all those concerns is that the kids would obviously be better with someone who wants them and who can take care of them, offering them a much better life than they would have otherwise– who cares about age??

    I hope it works out for you, I really do!

  24. That is a good question. Since I’m not working right now, this is something I think about often.

    I realized recently that I love to shift people’s perspective. Whether it is training them on a software package, or writing a poem that makes them think a little differently, it just feels like that is what I do naturally.

    How that translates into this world/economy time will tell. For now, I’m focused on my life with my hubby, my garden and caring for my doggie who is in his golden years. I suppose that is plenty really.

  25. ps. This news will ‘shock’ everyone I have ever known (and me too, I am shocked!!!) and supposedly will change my entire identity in a big way (I never thought I’d be “mom” to anyone but a dog).

    Here’s more astrology:

    T. Uranus will conjunct my AC (shocking new identity), opp. saturn (responsibility) and Venus is going back and forth over my AC (love and money) and T venus is going back and forth over my Venus (Venus return X 3!), and, like I said, lunar return coming also.

    I kept reading something surprising might happen, but in a zillion years, I would never have guessed THIS!!!

  26. Yes pixiedust, and I am willing to take kids up to age 14 or so, especially if they are part of a sibling group. I can’t believe all of the beautiful sibling groups I am seeing available on the US foster care system. If they are older or a sib. group, there usually is not much in the way of special needs. I applaud people who can take health care special needs, but I can’t, I know myself. I can do a certain level of mental health special needs though. They are all going to have grieving and loss experiences. But it is so amazing and awful to see things like “shaken baby syndrome.” These babies tend to be brain damaged forever, So sad! But I can help with the older kids. Can’t wait! Jup/Uranus conjunct within 1 degree in the 5th house…when I do something, I do it in a BIG way which can sometimes be very Shocking and Abrupt!

    Thanks for your good wishes!

  27. Yuck Jilly ouch! Hope it didn’t do any long term harm.

    I didn’t get them yet! I want some girls for sure. I could be happy with all girls. But I didn’t get them yet. But thanks for the early grats! I will take that as hopeful./

  28. I was put here to write, make books, and make love. I’ve done quite a bit of all three and hope I’m not done yet 😉

    Loonsounds what you are planning is tremendously valuable and rewarding but be prepared for a lot of heartbreak too: these kids can be very damaged indeed and are almost all very challenging. Two friends of mine have done this for many years, and even with all their experience it’s with mixed success. One has even had to deal with a suicide (the girl was already into drugs when she arrived). I wish you strength and faith for the task ahead.

  29. mostly ditto, Elsa.

    but i’ve got mars mercury in aqua 11th and jup rising.

    this horse keeps running…. and running….

    i’m not exactly sure what i was put here to do, but i think it has to do with learning and teaching cross-culturally.

    i also feel i might be able to communicate “non-traditionally” due the 12th h. pisces sun/asc/jup. i don’t know if i want to do that, though.

    then there’s my moon/chiron/venus in 1st H aries. might be some healing or using my courage to heal. i think i am missing this key. i don’t know what to do with my aries stellium. i just can’t figure out which animal it is.

    hopefully, life will give me enought time and insight to figure it out.

  30. “I write all the time. I have to express / communicate or the energy backs up on me. I exercise for the same reason. If I don’t I’ve got big trouble. The energy backs up on me and I get.. crazy. I feel a lot of angst”
    wow, that sounds like me!

    I have MC in Sag conj Neptune. LOL, I have no idea.

  31. I have always known I would be an artist and thats what I am- over the yrs it has evolved and now I am looking forward to having my characters/brand come to life soon.

    People always told me my art makes them smile- so I guess I am here to put a smile on everyones face! I remember when I got married and my husband’s mother said to me ” oh great now you can stop working.” First of all his salary cannot sustain us but second of all I told her ” I will never stop working- its who I am !”

    I don’t think artists of any kind can ever stop doing what they do- its like eating! Without it you will die!

  32. I always thought that I was supposed to be an artist, to volunteer/help when I could, to work with animals, and to love the people in my life, and treat them with respect – and receive that in return. I was naturally determined, but for the most part, not in a competitive way – just loving to try new things, learn and have fun. I wanted to partner with someone fun and stable, who would understand if I was up most of the night painting, and be good to me and my family (no bad boys). I also wanted to dance, and to travel, but not live out of a suitcase. When I was nineteen, I also talked to my mother about taking in foster children.

    Exercise used to help me, too, but I’ve had health problems, and the last time I tried, my hip bothered me, and sent shooting pains up my back again, with it threatening to go out on me. I’ve always taken responsibility for my energy, and sorted myself out, it just isn’t that simple right now, for me.

    “ha ha ha, I cannot sign into my blog at the moment… left a comment like one of you guys and it went straight into the spam filter.. ::snort::”

    that made me laugh. 🙂

  33. Be in nature, find kindred spirits, and share my artistic creativity with the world. I’m falling down on all three these days. I need to start paying attention.

  34. Jilly, I always saw writing like a wheel, you have to have ‘down/reflection’ time between writing periods. I definitely think you’re a poet as well 🙂

    Elsa post #21, how humbling, lol!

    I get the part about being here to nuture and care for my kids (and learn how not to suffocate them). Other than that, I’m not exactly sure,

  35. Maybe I am here to ask questions.
    Sometimes to ask questions which makes you feel uncomfortable and awkward. And something else, which is still hiding!

  36. I’m still struggling with this at 60. Saturn 3 degrees from MC in Scorpio, opposing Taurus Venus at IC, sextile Virgo Moon in 8th, wide sextile (7 degrees) Cap Mars in 12th. Home-restorer? Been trying that, stressed out! Home-wrecker? Wrecked my own years ago. I dig obsessively for obscure stuff by habit — history, mystery, vintage, off-the-beaten-path places, etc. Enjoy people, travel, did well with massage therapy. Any ideas, observations, advice? Please, anything!

  37. I’m predominately a storyteller and writer but I have that Gemini moon need to multitask in order to get the creative process and my finished work to completion. I am a singer songwriter and put out three records in the early part of this century and mid to late 90s. When in had a stroke in the middle of the )ast decade, I took the photography thatvinjad dabblefcuj my whole life as a …hobby seems like such a shitty way to word what was really more of an indulgent vice. I forgot who just posted that art is like eating to them, there’s no way they could survive for very long without being able to do it…that is something that makes sense to me too because I’m compulsively creating one thing or another even if its not completely in my conscious awareness. Like breathing. In the front line reporter for my particular era of life on earth. A historian of future nostalgia for the exquisite that hides within the ordinary. It wilake more sense one day when it seems like a time capsule let some cargo loose. Its the world of the ordinary that I find most beautiful and mysterious.

  38. Sun Sun
    Capricorn 22°13′
    6th House Moon Moon
    Taurus 4°28′
    10th House Mercury Mercury
    Capricorn 21°04′
    6th House Venus Venus
    Capricorn 18°08′
    6th House Mars Mars
    Scorpio 14°00′
    4th House
    Jupiter Jupiter
    Gemini 17°45’Retrograde
    11th House Saturn Saturn
    Scorpio 8°17′
    4th House Uranus Uranus
    Cancer 21°01’Retrograde
    12th House Neptune Neptune
    Libra 26°00′
    4th House Pluto Pluto
    Leo 24°31’Retrograde
    1st House
    Ascendant Ascendant
    Leo 7°18′
    1st House Midheaven Midheaven
    Aries 23°47′
    10th House North Node North Node
    Capricorn 24°00’Retrograde
    6th House

    I wish that I knew what I was born to do? Life has been beyond challenging, fraught with jealousy, any advice?

  39. Daydream and imagine. Live mostly in my own interior world. Cancer Moon (6th)trine my Venus conjunct Neptune in Scorpio (9th),

  40. I’m an artist and a storyteller with a knack for shifting my peers’ perspective. 8H Taurus mars opposite pluto. I need intense, regular exercise to burn off angry energy or I bottle it up and explode on someone.

  41. Sing sad songs (merc in capricorn square moon in 12th house – venus in 10th) and Love Love Love!!! Paint it, write about it, sing about it, talk about it, rage about it, know it, investigate it (pluto trine mercury / stellium in 5th including pluto conjunct uranus / uranus conjunct jupiter square sun in 8th house / mars trine venus . . .

  42. I also wished I knew. It seemed so clear. Not always, but a long time. Circumstances of my life guided me into a certain direction. My natal chart did only confirm it (Jupiter in Ten and ruling Ten, MC in Sagittarius, although Jupiter in Capricorn). But now all seems blown away, not even any of my alternative plans (I always had some when I didn’t need them) left, although my natal chart hasn’t changed. I’m somehow expecting Saturn transiting over my MC to repair something, but this is hardly Saturn’s nature. I also have the impression that my karma and personal development is in conflict with my vocation. This is perhaps because Saturn is transiting over my MC this year, only one conjunction left, while my natal Saturn is quincunx North Node. Somehow an attempt to bring karma and vocation together. But no idea how to do that and the time and energy for it are also missing.
    Vocation is certainly not some simple beginners stuff. There are different methods from Ptolemy’s to that of the Magi astrologers. Some people use the whole chart and after that you’re more confused than before. But worse is that all the methods are used successfully, although they give different results. For example Ptolemy’s complicated method (most work is making sure that you don’t belong to an exception, then searching the planet, that rose before the Sun) gives me as result that I should do something, that is ruled by Mars. Would I certainly have done in Ptolemy’s time. Learning to defend myself against bullies would probably have led directly into a career. During elementary school I was all the time completely sure that I would become a policeman. I was so confident in this that my grandparents were convinced too. But I gave up this idea immediately after elementary school. Other methods show other plans. During university (also already before) I wanted to become an university professor as indicated by my Jupiter in Ten and MC in Sagittarius. As I entered university, professors said that they spend a third of their time with bureaucracy. I found that acceptable. As I left university, professors said that they spend ninety percent of their time only with bureaucracy. Considering the trend, I found this no longer acceptable. Now I’m simply where my family needs me (Moon in Four, Moon and South Node in Cancer), but this can hardly have anything to do with vocation, rather with karma or even lack of development. And next?

  43. I used to think I had a very special destiny. But I’ve failed and fallen on my ass so many times that I’ve really been worried that whatever it is I’ve missed it. Blockages and obstacles and so many kinds of “no.” A counselor told me that if you stop trying you curl up and die, and I took it to heart. Finding as I age that some of the harsh aspects give me fight and grit to keep going. At the new moon I had a “Twist” moment and realized I could give new form to a project that hasn’t succeeded so I have a sharp, short-term plan to realize that. I have serious concerns about health and descending into poverty. It’s really helping to read Catherine Ponder on how a flood of negative experiences can be a healing and lead to rebirth of prosperous circumstances. Some of her affirmations are online.

    I am trying to believe I can achieve true success later in life. I don’t know if that’s my destiny but I believe that success is our birthright if we really want it and persevere.

    I watch a lot of Frasier lately, there’s a lot of wisdom and emotion in that show underlying the delightful farce. Restarting in midlife or later when paths you thought you were on take a turn.

    • You gave me some new hope. Lasted until I looked up Catherine Ponder.
      Your wealth is already decided by you natal chart. In matters of success I still believe that there can be a mismatch between vocation and karma. Both also shown in the natal chart.

      • Wonder what problem is with Catherine Ponder? You don’t have to be into Bible, I change wording of affirmations sometimes. But I find her history interesting, she was a widow and single parent and worked through a lot of scarcity beliefs in her own life. Not waving a magic wand but it’s interesting to challenge limitations. Could be karmic and hard wired, could be self imposed and destiny is to overcome.

        • There exist many personality coaches of this type. They have phases in their life, when they are coincidentially successful. Then they teach and preach. Then they have phases in their life, when they don’t have any success. Then they shut up. Very much the same as stock exchange gurus, who are first hyped and then go bankrupt. That ends their career. It is just coincidence, when a personality coach is successful. They never even try to change a fate, which is shown in a natal chart.

  44. Lets see…
    Virgo sun, uranus in 12th, jupiter in piscies in 6th, mars in Cancer in 10th.
    Healer I would guess. Wish I knew which kind….

      • Its in cancer tho
        Kinda goes with with where Ive been.Ive been in insurance for 20 years as a claims person. I LOVE going out to disasters and working the claims. Getting people back on their feet. Working with disaster services creating order out of chaos. A soldier of sorts….buth thats where my cancer comes in.

        • Yes, Mars is weak in Cancer, so rather not the very typical Mars professions. But insurance isn’t healing? And why did you seem unsure if did it for already twenty years and loved it? By the way, I would never have expected that somebody would love this type of job.

  45. Jupiter in Scorpio conjunct the Moon in Sag (loosely). My Mars is conjunct Venus and Uranus In Leo. I think I am emotionally and physically restless. I identify with that energy “backing up” you mentioned. I’m always on the move even while sleeping!

  46. I am mother of 2 grown sons
    I listen and want to bite my tongue
    They are men
    We see differently
    When asked
    At this time I am completely honest
    But no editing no adding in
    Unless begged
    Love how it is, biting my tongue

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