A sunny gal from Cali living in France. I adore slow living, the cosmos, and celebrating the simple joys of daily life. I’m a Disney nerd, obsessed with cats and hot cocoa and living in different places in the world, and you can often find me swimming with the fishies in the salty sea or looking up astro transits, making secret world predictions. Come along and enjoy the magic, the simple joys of life with me...
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Never before have we had the ability to travel to new countries as easily as we do today. While we are still sadly living during these weird pandemic times, hopping on a plane to go to a new place halfway around the world is still something our grandparents couldn’t fathom!
And thanks to Jim Lewis, who discovered astrocartography in the 1970s and coined / trademarked the term, we now can plan to relocate or travel to places that would most beneficially serve us on an energetic, soul level.
I’ve been studying birth charts and astrology for over ten years, but it wasn’t until after I lived on four different planetary lines across the globe from San Diego to NYC, Egypt to Bali and Virginia and then ultimately France in 2018. It was while living in France on my Venuc IC line that my interest for reading natal charts very quickly turned to an exciting, small niche in astrology, that most captivated my love for travel: astrocartography.
Astrocartography is the astrology of place.
Originally known as locational astrology, it’s also known as relocation astrology and astro-locality. My preferred astrology website Astro.com calls it “astro click travel.” I like to call it “astrogeography” because the name astrocartography is trademarked.
Based on your natal chart in astrology, there is a map that corresponds to where the different planets were at different points on the map at the specific time you were born.
Just as there are supportive planets and challenging planets, there are more supportive and challenging places in the world for you.
I follow the stoic notion that nothing in life is good or bad; things are either preferable or unpreferable, but certainly some places in the world hold more challenging energies for us.
The challenging places (Mars, Saturn, Pluto) are areas of growth. Venturing to planetary lines that are more difficult are areas to learn lessons and focus in on those particular energies in our lives.
When you pull up your astrocartography map, by going to astro.com < astro click travel, you’ll find that your map is covered in longitudinal lines. The closer you are to a line, the closer you feel the energy of that planet.
Even if you aren’t directly on a planetary line, you’ll still feel the orb of influence of that line up to 400 miles. Vibrationally, the energy lessons the farther you move away from the planetary line.
There are also crossing points when longitudinal and latitudinal lines cross and points that target on a specific point on your astrocartography map. When planetary lines are close or are directly crossing one another, they create an entity.
When multiple lines are together, they tell a deeper story. I’ve been studying astrology for 12 years and astrocartography for four years and now offer astrogeography readings to suit your personal needs and interests, as well as to dive deeper into your unique soul’s history in the world. You can learn more about my offerings here, but let’s get back to understanding your map!
As a general rule of thumb (look to your natal chart for specifics), for career and public success of recognition, you want to ideally move to a Jupiter MC or a Sun MC.
Venus Descending lines are especially supportive for creative artists and also for getting recognition from others for artistic endeavors.
If you’re looking for a peaceful home and family life, Jupiter IC, Moon IC or Venus IC is lovely (I currently live on a Venus IC line in France).
When lines are directly on top of each other, such as on an intersection, they merge to tell a more nuanced and detailed story of a person’s life there.
You don’t want to live in a place where there are too many lines; it’s just far too much energy for one to take in.
If there are no lines around a place, that means the energy in that place isn’t supportive or challenging. It’s a respite of sorts, but it also translates to no growth or expansion. Personally, I think it’s better to travel or relocate to a more supportive planetary line to receive the maximum benefit.
Astrology is complicated. It’s not as simple as knowing your sun, moon or rising sign. We are so much more than just our rising sign. We many planets telling a story in our natal chart. How you communicate with others (mercury) may not appear anything like your sun sign. There are various houses (areas of life), rulers of planets and aspects that tell a deeper story of how the planets relate to one another.
It’s always important for me to note that astrology is a system of correlations; it’s not causal. The stars don’t cause us to do things or tell us to behave in a certain way. Rather, astrology is a reflection, a window of your karmic unfolding. Astrology is a language, and when you begin to study the language of astrology, you start to understand the symbols, the glyphics, the lines and their meanings.
Reading a full chart can then be like reading a book of a person’s life…which is why I love zodiacal releasing – an ancient Hellenistic timing technique that divides a person’s life into positive and challenging “peak periods” which can help with planning purposes.
Essentially, astrology is the language of life. If you don’t speak the language, of course, you’re not going to understand it. But by working one-on-one with astrologers, reading books (I recommend this one to get started learning the basics) or learning the basic planets/aspects, which I’ve included down below, astrology can be easily learned with time and dedication.
Astrology isn’t a psychic or intuitive practice. It’s simply looking at what the chart says and simply acting as a messenger.
I love studying the chapters and places of a person’s destiny. And I’m far more fascinated by other people’s charts than my own. That’s why I love giving client readings. I’ve been passionately studying astrology for over 12 years but I uniquely specialize in astrogeography (or travel and relocation astrology) and zodiacal releasing as travel and time / life chapter are my favorite topics to explore in a person’s life biography. As a storyteller and seeker, I feel most at home uncovering the truth within a chart. And I’m so thrilled to be sharing what I’ve learned with you.
If you’d like to book a personalized one-on-one reading with me, where we go deeper on the map of your soul’s blueprint and look at the detailed themes that will emerge for you in those specific places in the world. You can learn more details and book an astrogeography reading with me here.
I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about your natal chart, zodiacal releasing or travel/relocation astrology map here on Hey Hero! Send me your questions and I’ll look up your chart and send you a unique, personalized video answering your questions!
Sun: Most positive luminary. It’s where we shine and are seen! It’s our will and spirit.
Moon: Feminine, nurturing, emotions and desires, inner needs and nourishment
Neptune: Spiritual, unconscious, the unseen, the mysteries of life
Mars: Aggression, achievement, drive, stamina, motivation
Mercury: Communication, writing, technology
Jupiter: Fortune, blessings, luck, abundance. This planet is expansive!
Venus: Visual beauty, love, affection, style, art, partnership.
Uranus: Surprises, rebellious energy, changing society, instability
Saturn: challenge, discipline, hard work, order, delay, isolation, limitation
Pluto: transformation, death, rebirth, corruption, power, intensity
Ascending (AS) – Self / adopting the appearance and energy of that particular planet. Self-focused.
Imum Coeli (IC) – A sense of home and belonging, you will feel centered through the energies of this planet. More private.
Midheaven (MC) – Career, public reputation. How you are affected socially and in your career. More public.
Descendant (DS) – Relations. What you are drawn to in others and how others impact you. (partner, relationships, community)
Lunar Node – This special point shows a karmic connection. South nodes indicate a feeling of deja vu or familiarity, having come from. The North Node is your focus, obsession and the direction you’re heading toward.
I'm Helena, your new kindred spirit.
Free-spirit, writer, astrologer and all around creative in love with documenting the simple joys of life. I am passionate about noticing light and truth around me and reflecting it back to others.