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.
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.
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.
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.
I used the opening day as the business birthday. Seemed perfect.