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Elsa
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What did you want to be when you grew up?  Are you anything near what you dreamed?

Do you think this is a "sun" function? The 11th house, wishes hopes and dreams?

What happened to get you or not get you, where you wanted to be?

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Satsun
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Interesting question! I'm always in awe at people who have (or had) ideas about what they wanted to do/be when grown up.

I never had any ideas at all!

As it turns out, I think I'm in a better spot than I could ever have imagined - coulda been much, much worse. It seems it all happened "just like that", and I was like a spectator to my own life.

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I wanted to be a vet. I've always had such strong need to advocate for creatures that cannot speak for themselves. However, the thought of not being able to save some animals/take away their pain broke my heart, and I knew I could never put myself through that day-to-day.

I don't think this relates to my sun, BUT my 11th house is Sag (I believe sags are very fond of nature/animals?), with Neptune right in the middle. Funny thing is, these days, I seem to have a connection with wild animals that I never did before - birds will come right up to me for food - I can hand-feed some of them, same with squirrels, hedgehogs, and I feel like I almost communicate with them ? It is so life-enriching, and pleases my Pisces moon no end!

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I wanted to do the kind of job that I do now (a helping profession.) I have a list I wrote at 9 and on the top of the list it said 'to be of service to others.'

I also wanted to be in acting and to do creative things. My job allows me to do these things too in a way.

Got derailed for years as I followed parental expectations and culture: the Sun rules my MC and Saturn rules my 4th house and IC. Both planets trine in my chart so I was easily (trine) derailed by parental wishes, lol.

It took a long set of Neptune transits first and then an Uranus transit to go back to basics.

The Sun is in my 5th house and my career reflects that placement 100%. 

One has to live one's Sun, its house placement and its planetary  aspects daily, I think, to feel fulfilled. 

The 11th house is ruled by Mercury in my chart. This planet is prominent and angular in my case. Communications are central to what I do at work.

Astrology helped me enormously to figure outhow to live my chart professionally. Vocation Astrology was an obsession at one point for me - got all the books.

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A teacher and a mother. I was a professional teacher for under a decade and now I am a homeschooling mother Smile

11th house ruled by Aquarius/my 7th house Uranus, but I chalk this up to my nurturing Cancerian instincts.

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When I was still in primary school, our teacher asked us what we'd like to be when we grew up. This was back in the 60s. Most of the kids came up with the usual: the boys all wanted to be firemen, astronauts and policemen, and the girls wanted to be nurses, teachers or mothers. I was a fairly odd kid back then - a bit on the dark side - very 'Wednesday Addams' (Pluto-Mars in the 12th). Anyway, I stuck up my hand and said I wanted to be a spy. Spies were all the rage back then, films and TV shows like James Bond, Mission Impossible and Get Smart were very popular and it all seemed very glamourous. Unfortunately for me, the teacher didn't like my choice one bit and got really, really angry, saying it was an evil choice and that I was a very bad person. I was forced to backtrack quickly and say 'oceanographer' instead, just to get her to calm down. I never did like school.

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What a horrible teacher!

I'd have said Spy also -- same era childhood!  Initially I wanted to be Nancy Drew, later Emma Peel.  I still do!

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@warped-by-wuthering-heights

I thought the same.

It's unfortunate that every now and then some school students encounter teachers who have very very limited views of what's ok (based on culture, socialisation, stereotypes, religious views...) and also very limited views about what's possible.

I also find that teacher very disrespectful of Eleanor D.

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