How to Choose the Best Business Birthday

 

Your business has a birthday. Yes, you read that correctly.

I’m sure that’s not something you hear often, but in my line of work, it’s necessary info. In astrology, we use charts for relationships and events, so it makes sense that we can use them for a business.

Your business has a personality. It has things it wants to do, and you may not always agree with it. My business has a Leo Moon, which means it loves to be in the spotlight for the public to see. I have an Aquarius Moon—Leo’s opposite sign—which is famously anxious, shies away from the spotlight, but whip smart.

Knowing that my business requires me to step out of my head and get in touch with the more bold, courageous, and creative side of myself is daunting, but I appreciate having something to go on. Getting your company’s chart read is a transformative experience, but you won’t be able to learn your business’s astrology unless you pin down the date and time of birth.

Here are a few ways you can choose a birthday and birth time for your business:

First Sale or Client

In my Capricorn Mom’s opinion, you’re not in business until you’re making money. I can’t help but agree with her (don’t ever tell her I said this). Thus, I based my business birthday on the moment I made my first sale. I felt a sense of pride when I saw that money come in from something I made and that’s when I felt my business was real.

Go back through your PayPal or email account and find the time of your first sale and use it for your business’s birth chart.

Paperwork

Your business could have become the real deal when you filed to become an LLC. It could be when you received your Articles of Incorporation in the mail. If you’re someone who believes it when everything’s legal, this may be the best choice for you.

Opening Day

If you have a brick and mortar business, this is a natural choice for your biz birthday. The moment you open(ed) the doors to your storefront is major, and I’m sure it’s a feeling you never forget.

Noon

In corporate charts, noon is the usual birth time. This usually places the Sun in the 10th House of career, public recognition, and the governing body of the business, which is the highest point of the chart. This doesn’t make the chart any better or worse, it simply places the emphasis on the leadership or owners of your company.

 

Which method did/will you use for your biz birthday? 

Views from the 6 God’s Astrology

Photo Credit: Fader Magazine

photo credit: Fader Magazine

Note [4.7.16 @ 11:50 AM EST]: I’m writing this before Views from the 6 drops. I’ll update once the album is released.

What does Drake’s astrology have to say about his upcoming album Views from the 6?

 

I’m a Drake fan. Always have been. Probably always will be, given he doesn’t do anything that’s unforgivable. Since he’s released a few tracks to whet our appetites, I noticed a few folks saying that he’d lost some steam. I’m a loyal but objective fan, and something tells me that all may not be what it seems. Let’s look at the chart.

 

Drake’s Natal Chart – Astrotheme.com

 

First thing I notice is that Drake’s natal Mars in Aquarius (a placement Jay-Z also shares) is being sextiled exactly by transit Mars which has stationed at 8° Sagittarius. Mars is the planet of energy, action, drive, and aggression. Sextiles are considered to be harmonious, but there must be a conscious effort. They require you to take action. Sextiles can bring you opportunities or ideas, but you have to do the work if you want to realize your goals.

Drake’s efforts are going to be called into question over the course of this Mars Retrograde (Rx). Mars wants him to review the way he’s been going about things in his personal life and how he’s communicating with the women in his life, especially his mother.

Drake’s Moon is in Cancer in his 11th House of the money you make from your career. The Moon rules the public and women as a collective. Quite literally, Drake makes his money based on how women-at-large feel about him.

If he wants things to improve in his life, he needs to tap back into the Divine Feminine, but he has to do it with respect. I think Drake will be challenged on what he really feels and believes about women. This could be a make or break moment for his career over the summer.

Transit Mars is also going to backtrack over his natal Saturn at 7° Sagittarius in early May. When Mars & Saturn meet, it can feel like your work flow slows down to a maddening crawl. This transit sometimes manifests as the signal of the beginning of a project that can do very well if you stay calm, focused, and take care of yourself.

Looking at his chart, I wonder if Drake is releasing throwaway tracks to make people think he’s fallen off. I wouldn’t put it past him. His Aquarius Mars never does things the way you think they should. Aquarius Mars folks tend to make moves that look erratic and non-sensical to others, but when everything falls into place for them, they don’t seem so crazy—they seem like a genius.

One could be worried that he could falter under the upcoming Mars Rx going from Sagittarius into Scorpio, but like all of astrology, that depends on him. His Taurus MC (destined for a career using his voice) answers to his retrograde Venus (the planet of love, attraction, relationships, prosperity) in Scorpio—he’s no stranger to retrograde Scorpio energy. He really is the Bane of this Scorpio energy game, so he has no problem waiting in the shadows watching his scheme unfold or using his relationships for profit.

He strategizes like no other thanks to his Scorpio stellium in 3rd House of communication & thought process, as evidenced by him putting Meek Mill on the OVO Fest screen. Like I said, he has to heal his relationships with the women in his life, and he may also need to mend things with Nicki Minaj once and for all.

Transit Uranus is exactly on his North Node (the path for your soul to follow in this life) in 20° Aries, which is happening in his 9th House of public relations, marketing, and professional speaking—it’s the engine that drives his career. The 9th House also deals with your philosophy, beliefs, vision for the future. Hello, VIEWS from the 6. The transit Sun in Aries is approaching the same degree of his North Node, so if he was thinking about releasing Views from the 6 on Friday, April 8, that would be the smartest thing he could do. This album could be his best yet, IF he’s done the work. We will soon see if Saturn—the planet of reputation, hard work, and effort—is pleased.

On top of all of that, if he releases it on April 8, he’s under the light of the Aries New Moon. New Moons are perfect for launching new projects, setting intentions, and giving yourself a fresh start. This Aries New Moon is pushing Drake to change what he believes about himself so that he can give his career a new beginning. Who does Drake think he is? This album could be a key to us (him and the rest of the world) finding out.

Once he puts this album out, it’d behoove him to take some time to do something outside of the norm and spend as much time as possible with those he considers to be his family until Memorial Day. By then, Mercury won’t be in it’s shadow and it will be in the same sign as his Taurus MC, giving him a sense of clarity and resoluteness about his career and the direction it’s heading in, leaving him free to feel secure with all of the women in his life.

To My Business on Her First Birthday

 

To My (Capricorn Sun, Leo Moon, Cancer Rising) Business on Her 1st Birthday,

I can’t believe how much you’ve grown! It seems like yesterday when that first transaction appeared in my PayPal and you were born.

Seeing you as a viable business for the first time filled me with so much joy. I had a lot to learn in a short amount of time, and I’m still learning. To be honest, I wasn’t always the best entrepreneur. You are my first real business, and I admit I didn’t know what to do with you. No entrepreneur is truly ready for their first business. Even though I wasn’t ready for you, I can’t imagine my life without you.

It hasn’t been easy giving you the attention you need (you’ve got a Leo Moon, hello!) because doing that calls for me to put you—really myself—in the spotlight.

Fighting for you has helped me fight for myself. You saved me at a time when I didn’t know who I was. Some say I should separate myself from you emotionally, but you are made of me. My desires, ideas, beliefs, karma, and destiny are all wrapped up in you.

You challenge me to communicate my thoughts and feelings (eek!) to my friends and family, which is something I’ve shied away from for far too long. You push me to use my voice to amplify yours because somebody needs to hear it.

You motivate people—including me—to be the best version of themselves. You open others up to be comfortable with who they are. You don’t do ordinary, and that is why I love you so much because I’m the same way.

Today on your first birthday, I set the intention to be a more committed and confident entrepreneur to help you reach your full potential. Nothing about you is average, and you deserve the best because your Capricorn Sun won’t bear cutting corners.

Despite my fear, fumbles, and unfailing humanity, I am determined to help you grow into the empire I know you can be. Fortune favors your boldness, and I thank you for choosing me to bring you to life.

Smash your cake, love. Let’s fuck up the world.

Love,
Ashleigh <3

Get Over Yourself for Your Own Sake

 

“You really have to get over yourself for your own sake,” my friend said.

I could have said ouch, but they made too much sense. I’ve said variations of the same to other folks when asked for my insight to their self-created confusion and here I was, thigh deep in my own bullshit.

Even as an astrologer, I’m not immune. I’ve got blocks and fears that keep me in tough spaces. When you’ve grown up identifying as intelligent, it’s frustrating when there’s a concept you’re not grasping—especially one that’s of your own creation.

One of the most difficult things for a human being to do is get out of their own way. We’re so scared of our own shadow that we forget that we made the damn thing.

There’s light and dark to everything. Positive and negative. It depends on where you fall on the spectrum and how you feel about it. Your perspective makes the difference between a situation being an inferno and a campfire.

Transformation—a Scorpio concept—can be gruesome or it can be beautiful. The dictionary says transformation is: a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. Scorpio also rules:

  • sex
  • rebirth
  • destruction
  • rebuilding things
  • other people’s resources
  • merging of assets
  • taxes, inheritances, insurance
  • death

Death is a transformation that requires you to leave your former self behind. You have technically died several times. You have been reborn even more. You will do this 1,000 times over.

You’re no longer the smart kid teased for being a goody two-shoes. You’re no longer an awkward teen with glasses and an orange bubble coat. You’re no longer that lost college student suffering through depression. You’re no longer that naive lover who neglects their intuition.

After surviving all of that, you’re being made new—accept it.

 

What’s the hardest part of the transformation you’re making right now?

Weekly Wisdom – 8.24.15

Week at a Glance

This week is a fresh start. Take note of the things that occur pertaining to your dreams this week—this is what the next year will be about.

Spend some time Monday learning and exploring your daily habits. Are the contributing to your health and well-being? Are they increasing your bank account? If not, it’s time to change for the better.

On Wednesday, the Virgo Sun links up for its annual meeting with Jupiter, giving us all a five-star lucky day. You’ll be in the spirit of expanding your mind, life, and daily experience. Virgo is the sign of your habits and daily work. Jupiter expands whatever it touches, so while it’s in Virgo, you’e gaining knowledge and wisdom about your health, daily routine, habits, and planning. Jupiter wants to give you abundance, blessings, and opportunities. Virgo wants you to get organized and get to work.  The reward (Jupiter) comes from the daily effort (Virgo) you put in.

Anne Ortelee called the next 12 months “The Year of the To-Do List”, and I couldn’t have said it better myself. Stock up on back to school supplies because you are getting schooled until next September. Write your plans/schedule/dreams down and put them somewhere you can see it regularly. You need that daily reminder of what you’re working toward.

Mercury shifts into Libra on Thursday 8/27, shifting your thoughts and communication to creating harmonious, balanced, and diplomatic solutions. You’ll be in a better position to work on agreements and realize that disagreements are okay as long as everyone remains respectful. Mercury will be in Libra for an extended time thanks to the retrograde that goes down on 9/17. We’re already in Mercury’s shadow, so start backing things up on your electronic devices and making travel plans sooner than later.


 

[All times in EDT]

Moon entered Sagittarius | Sat. 8/22 @ 4:41 PM

Early Monday morning, the Sagittarius Moon harmonizes with Uranus, giving you a spark to get things done and to connect with some new people. Pay attention to your network and where it needs a dose of innovation.

Monday evening, the Moon challenges Mercury, leaving you with a need to communicate how you feel about the people in your world. If there’s an issue that needs to be hashed out, do it with tact and facts—Virgo Mercury deals in details & accuracy.

This Moon is asking you to go beyond your (perceived) limitations and start making consistent and smart work a part of your daily life. The reward (Jupiter) comes from the daily effort (Virgo) you put in.

Moon enters Capricorn | Tues. 8/25 @ 12:22 AM

Tuesday morning, the Moon enters Capricorn. Under this business-minded Moon, you can get plenty accomplished. You’re feeling more comfortable with the pace of the work you’re doing and you’re figuring out how to make this newfound discipline stick.

Luck is on your side if you ground those new healthy habits on Tuesday. Stick to your schedule/plan and it will pay off big time. Tuesday afternoon, the Moon chats with Neptune asking you to take action to add structure (Capricorn) to the to the dreams (Pisces/Neptune) you’ve started to revise (Neptune is retrograde).

Wednesday, you may wake up on the wrong side of the bed when it comes to partnerships (romantic, business, personal). You’ll also be doing some healing around your work ethic so you can make your dreams into something tangible and real.

This Moon is providing the space for you to do your work without emotions getting in the way as you clear out bad habits. You could feel ashamed for not changing that horrid habit that kept you sick, sad, or broke way before now, but don’t dwell on that. All that matters is that you’re DOING something to change it. The work doesn’t care how you feel—it just needs to get done. It will be especially important to tap into that calm in a crisis spirit when the Moon challenges rebellious Uranus (which is in impulsive + brash Aries). Don’t make a bad situation worse. No knee jerk reactions.

Moon enters Aquarius | Thu. 8/27 @ 4:03 AM

First thing Thursday morning, write down your dreams from the night before. Aquarius loves a good idea, and thanks to the Capricorn Moon harmonizing with Mercury in whip-smart Virgo, your dreams could contain some savvy, actionable, and profitable details for your business/career.

Under the spiteful Aquarius Moon, you could find yourself not in the mood to stick to that workhorse schedule you were on earlier in the week. Revamp the way you work by having a brainstorming breakfast with your business BFF. Up the ante by having a breakfast with people in your network so you can bounce some ideas around. Make innovative adjustments to get your work done. You may also be wondering if this new and improved You can really be the real You. Find the bright side of all these changes you’re making.

Friday is much like Thursday in that you’re still likely to feel tension when it comes to work and you need to connect with your network or friends. This time, do a long lunch with some interesting people. Try a restaurant that has family style dining.

If there’s an issue you’re having in one of your relationships, do your best not to argue for no reason because it could blow up and end things for good. There’s a strong ending energy to the end of the week, so it’d behoove you to refrain from talking with a slick mouth.

Moon enters Pisces | Sat. 8/29 @ 4:51 AM

Saturday morning the Moon moves into sentimental Pisces. You’ll be in tune with your dreams (which Pisces rules) and you may have a hard time—in your head—balancing your relationships with your dreams. The key is that you can’t keep them completely separate; one informs the other. Make room in your busy schedule for the things (and people) that you want to share those dreams with.

This Moon could have you feeling sensitive, but good. You’ll be considering if your goals match you spiritually. You may realize that your work needs to be emotionally and spiritually healthy for you.

Saturday night, you’ll experience the Pisces Full Moon, which is wrapping up the story from the Pisces New Moon from 3/20 earlier this year. What have you manifested from the intentions you set back in March? What do you want to release under this Full Moon? Write it down.

If you plan on doing a Full Moon ritual, spend your evening solo or with folks that are guaranteed to be positive. Pisces is highly sympathetic and it soaks up the emotional energy of whomever is in its environment. This is a very potent Full Moon since it’s answering to Neptune in Pisces. What do you need to let go of or release so you can transcend into the next phase of your life? Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, so whatever you leave now, is gone. To have a Pisces Full Moon near the end of Saturn’s time in Scorpio, you could be hearing about a great deal of loss, deaths, endings, and goodbyes.

You may wake up Sunday with the energy to deal with your wounds. This is truly a #SuperSoulSunday if there ever was one. Meditate, do something artistic, curl up with a book or a movie, whatever you can do to be in touch with your spirit.

 

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