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.
Which method did/will you use for your biz 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.
When the news broke about the technical error that stopped the NYSE in its tracks, I had to delve deeper into the astrology behind it.
Once the dust settled, the NYSE reported that the halt came from a glitch with a software update. Judging by the NYSE’s natal Mercury being retrograde, it’s paramount that they stay on top of their software updates and their communication overall. Perhaps after this, they’ll stay vigilant about their tech updates.