A Look at Alamak’s Career

The cusp of Alamak’s 10th house is in Pisces. So, it’s ruled by Jupiter according to traditional astrology. For the folks that uses modern psychology, Pisces is ruled by Neptune. For those who takes the middle path, Pisces is co-ruled by both Jupiter and Neptune. For simplicity, let’s say Alamak’s career is ruled by Jupiter.

Based on my suspicions, Alamak’s professional and personal future are “best” when Jupiter is traversing through Sagittarius, Pisces and Cancer. It’s not doing so well when it’s travelling through Gemini, Virgo and Capricorn.

Career/Future was Supposedly Doing Well

Jupiter in Pisces

  • February 1998 to February 1999 – Alamak completed his GCE O Level exams in 1997. He started and dropped out of high school, enrolled in a vocational college, dropped out of it and returned to high school in March/April 1999.
  • January 2010 to June 2010, September 2010 to January 2011 – He started a new job in January 2010. He was very valued and appreciated in the new company.

Jupiter in Cancer

  • July 2001 to July 2002 – One of the best times in his life. He was assigned to an army in May/June 2001 unit that he doesn’t mind.
  • June 2013 to July 2014 – Alamak started an 3 or 4 month contract in June (or July) 2013. He had an offer to extend his contract when the initial contract ended. He wasn’t happy with the offer and declined it. He subsequently received two very attractive offers and accepted one of them. However, he didn’t do well in the new position and was at the risk of being terminated in May 2014.

Jupiter in Sagittarius

  • November 2006 to December 2007 – He switched departments in January 2007, was assigned to the worst manager in the department, stood up to her in mid-2007 and was assigned to other managers since then. The former manager badmouthed Alamak and nobody wanted to take him up until January 2008 when another manager had to due to resource constraints. [Note: Alamak’s career certainly wasn’t doing well during this time. A look at transits, progressions and directions may be warranted. Okay, a quick look indicates that transiting Uranus was stationing and conjunct his natal 10th house cusp during this period.]

Career/Future was Supposedly Doing Not Too Well

Jupiter in Gemini

  • July 2000 to July 2001 – He took his GCE A level exams and was enlisted in the army in early 2001 which he found incredibly tough.
  • June 2012 to June 2013 – Alamak was unhappy in his job and researched other career options. He had a depression and was very vulnerable. He left his employment in October 2012, took a career break and started another in June 2013.

Jupiter in Virgo

  • August 2003 to September 2004 – Alamak started college in July 2003. His results were okay, not spectacular.
  • August 2015 to September 2016 – Alamak confided to me that he was getting nowhere in his career. He was looked over by his superiors for important projects and landed the insignificant ones. He managed to secure an employment offer with another company but eventually switched department within the period.

Jupiter in Capricorn

  • December 2007 to January 2009 – An extremely tough and challenging time in his career where he worked 80 hour work week for six months and 60 hour work week otherwise.

Based on the above, it does appear that there’s a correlation between Alamak’s professional life and the sign of his transiting MC ruler.


A Time for Everything

I read John Frawley’s article on electional astrology many Moons ago. Electional astrology is the magical art of choosing a time to do something to produce an outcome desired by you. For example, couples can come to me and ask for the best date and time for their wedding that promises marital bliss, children and etc.Read More »

Progressed Moon Square MC

Saw this on a client’s chart. Coincided exactly on the day that she tendered her letter of resignation. Wow given that progressed Moon is supposed to show the inner evolution of a person’s emotional self. Unless that inner transformation shows itself as an external event.

Pisces MC or Neptune-MC Aspects

Here are some thoughts on a Pisces Midheaven or Neptune aspecting it, especially involving conjunctions.

The zodiac sign Pisces is that of two fish bounded together, heading towards two different directions. It’s almost as if there’s a conflict of some kind and even a struggle between the two. Eventually, to get to somewhere, anywhere, one of the fish has to let go, surrender and be led by the other fish. So, this description could apply to your  vocational direction, future goals, future, the qualities that will help you to impress the world and crave out a reputation for yourself. You might have to give up something in pursuit of your desires – material security, ego, relationship, etc. But its seems that the law of nature is that you gain by losing. Maybe reframe “losing” as an exchange. You are exchanging “(what you have to surrender)” for “(what you desire)”.

Interestingly, it seems that your vocational direction isn’t something that you actively pursue. It’s like you are living life and you happen to stumble across it. Or it’s a product, a metamorphosis of what you have been doing. This is due to the mutable nature of Pisces. Which may also mean that, especially when you are younger, you are never too certain of your future. There’s this haziness, fuzziness, ineffability to your future, your vocation direction, your public self, public face or even your social standing. With the infinite possibilities to what you can and could do, you could be uncertain or even confused about your final destination, if there’s one and even if you have made up your mind on one. This would be particularly frustrating to type A personalities who would prefer something definite and defined when it comes to their future. Perhaps, just go for what you want and trust, have faith that the future would turn out fine. Live life including your future one day at a time. Be present amidst the uncertainty. Take a step at one time in the fog of your vocational life.

Listen to the yearnings of the soul. You could decide that fame, money or stability is more important to you, logically and/or practically speaking. You might command the fish of logic/ego/practical concerns to take control of the fish of soul/heart. But somehow along the line, you may feel that you are not fulfilling your potential. You yearn for something different that satisfies, fills your heart, your soul, not just your bank account, family or society’s expectations of you, etc.

What’s the benefits of following your path? I wish I could say that material benefits always follow, if that’s important to you, when you commit to your Pisces Midheaven. But, I can’t offer you a guarantee on that although some people do become billionaires by following their visions. By consciously following your Pisces MC or taking Neptune into account, you could potentially:

  • Fulfill your potential if you believe in destiny, fate, your seed potential, etc
  • Be famous, recognised and leave a name for your in society and/or in the world
  • Live a life of few or fewer regrets
  • Benefit humanity, mankind by your imagination, compassion, healing, spirituality, etc



In the “Wrong” Profession

It was most encouraging to hear my thoughts echoed by a client “You tell me. Haven’t I wasted most of my life by being in this line of work which my mother and society told me is the right work to do?” The client is his sixties and is looking forward to his retirement. He has instinctively known that his work doesn’t satisfy or fulfills him. But he kept at it as it’s safe and predictable.

Don’t get him wrong. He puts in tremendous effort and hours into his work. He’s responsible and dependable. He does all the “right” things. But still, he’s stagnant at his job, isn’t recognised for his contributions and isn’t happy.

I wonder whether that’s because he hasn’t realised the potentials of his chart – his Midheaven, the MC ruler and the aspects involved. It’s like a person who’s more suited to be an actor based on his natal chart but decides to be an accountant for security and predictability.

I just think it’s a shame to have work tirelessly at a work and still be stagnant at it. I’m not saying that people who have realised or realising the potentials of their chart aren’t immune to stagnation or the lack of progress in their profession. But it’s less likely for them to do so, I think.



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