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Relocation chart: Questions and thoughts


Have you ever felt that the place you currently live in drags you down?

Have you ever felt really connected to another location?

Have you simply noticed that when you travel the energies are different?

Do you feel like a whole new person since you moved away?

When we move to a new location, our course of destiny is modified and this can be seen in Astrology through the relocated chart.

Although the planets in your chart don't change signs or aspects, the angles change and therefore you get a new Ascendant, new houses, new rulers and overall new energies. I do a quick interpretation of a relocated chart in this article.

In this blog post, I want to address the most common questions I receive on my Instagram about this.

Does the relocation chart replace the natal chart?

No, it does not. .

The natal chart is going to describe all the patterns you were born with, it can be seen as your DNA print. It describes your story and your environment.

When you decide to move abroad or significantly away from your natal home, you do change your present and your future in terms of opportunities, conditions, environment, challenges, laws, society, culture; and this is reflected through your relocated chart.

The simple fact that you go from being a citizen to an immigrant represents a challenge in itself that shows up in the relocated chart. If you move within your home country, changing from childhood home / environment to a new state, city, province changes a lot of your daily life for sure as well. You get a new identity, and it's reflected in Astrology.

The birth chart is always at play. It's never replaced. However, the new relocation chart shows your new conditions and can show a shift in focus. For example: I have a stellium in the 10th house. In my country of origin, I was obviously very impacted by my family and all the good and bad that came with it (10th house being a family house). I was also very political and concerned with public affairs really. Ever since I moved, my stellium is now relocated in my 2nd house. ALL of my friends are Tauruses, reflecting truly this new energy I have. I also became way more focused on the material plane and definitely lost interest in politics.

I now also have my Jupiter/Venus in the 12th house, and it definitely played as an incredible surge in interest in the spiritual realm and being very comfy with my solitude.

When does a relocation chart start to have effects? Is going on vacations enough to feel the effects of the relocated chart?

A relocation chart indicates a redirection of our life; therefore the question is, when do we change the conditions of our lives?

When we go on vacation for a week or when make a conscious decision to move somewhere else?

There isn't a straight answer, however, what I have noticed is that it does take time to see the relocated chart gaining its full power.

At first, you'll notice the relocated Ascendant, this is the main change of energy you'll notice and it makes sense as it is how you experience the world and how the world experiences you, it's very conscious.

I here some people saying that a relocated chart is mainly about the Ascendant, it's not true. A relocated chart will eventually be in full power and all the planets and houses will have a different color than in the natal chart, but it takes years to see it unravel. The longer you stay in a relocated place the more your relocated chart gains in strength.

See it this way: When you move in a new culture, you don't instantly shed your past habits, values, culture, and as it takes some time for you to become a part of your new society, same goes with your relocated chart: It takes time.

Story time: My mother is a well-travelled woman. She pretty much went on all continents! The first time we went on vacation in Turkey, my mother instantly loved it. She was ecstatic about the people, the food, the landscapes, she just felt so good there. I don't think she would necessarily want to live there because of practical considerations, but she really, really looked forward to going to Turkey and I think we went there 11 years in a row? Turns out, the city we went to in Turkey happens to be her "Jupiter line", meaning it puts Jupiter on her relocated Ascendant! No wonder :)

Should you interpret a relocated chart as a natal chart?

Yes, you should, but you also need to interpret the relocation chart in comparison with the natal chart (see an example of interpretation)

I look at it in two different ways; first I look at it on its own, then I look at it as if I was performing a synastry between the old self and the new self, between the natal chart and the relocation chart. You can study the houses overlays which will give you precious information about the relocation chart. If you don't do this work of comparing the natal and the relocation chart, you miss out on important information that the relocation chart itself doesn't give.

What are the best places to move to?

There are some "objective" good lines and then there are some "subjective good lines." It's typically recommended to move or at least visit locations that we call "Venus line" or "Jupiter line". Usually, if a location puts your Venus or Jupiter on an angle (we do prefer the Ascendant) we tend to say this location is going to feel great to you.

This is true. Now things are never this easy unfortunately and the answer is a bit more layered. The best place for you, just from an astrological standpoint and not from a practical standpoint, is going to depend 1/ on your goals 2/ on your birth chart. If you want to truly feel at home, you'll want to go to a location that highlights your 4th house. Venus, Moon, Sun even Saturn could be good! My mother felt instantly at home in Thailand (weirdly enough because she has zero ties to the country or culture) and this location puts her Saturn on her IC. If you want to promote success, you'd want to choose a location that highlights your MC. Now I'm a big fan too of considering what in the birth chart is lacking or feeling difficult, and choosing a location that offsets the natural tendency.

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