Life Purpose, Career Purpose

weathervaneQuestion: How do I know my life purpose and how it interacts with my career? – Den

Answer: Great question Den! Thank you for asking it. Our life purpose is actually a huge mystery to so many of us. It’s a constant pull that guides us forward as we wander on and off our path. When you’re not aligned with your path, you know it. You’ll be stressed, frustrated and unhappy with whatever the situation is. More than likely you’ll adopt a victim mentality. When you’re living your life purpose, your work resonates with you at an internal, soul level. You feel alive and passionate about what you do. The benefit is more fulfillment and greater feelings of satisfaction. Many people will tell you their life purpose is so rewarding that it doesn’t even feel like work.

Life purpose of course does not need to be limited to only one focus. The life purpose is an energy or calling that can be expressed multiple ways. Many people choose to express it one way their entire lives. Others have multiple careers and occupations that all reflect who they are. A few things that stand out in your chart are compassion for others (we’ll come back to this), playfulness and strong communication. People more than likely see you as someone who is spontaneous, energetic and ready for action. You can thank your Aries Ascendant for the latter traits.

Your Moon is in Capricorn in the 10th house shows a highly responsible nature that leads to professional success. You become an authority in your field! You can write, teach, lead or train. Much of your path is about learning from your own experience and constructing your own philosophies, beliefs and approaches that can be shared with others.

Now back to compassion! Cancer is on your 5th house cusp which is compassion for children. In whatever way you can work with kids, you’ll be expressing your energy. Your own childhood wound is healed and transformed when you direct your compassion out into the world. Your compassion may be directed towards those who feel different or somehow excluded. They feel drawn to you because of your ability to empathize. I say this because Chiron is in Aquarius in the 11th.   Aquarius is the sign of inclusion and Chiron shows the wound around this as well as the healing takes place.

Everything so far has led up to this: If you have been wondering whether or not you’re on your path, there’s a very strong indicator in your chart that says you are a great teacher and leader of humanity. You can actually lift others up through your compassion and inspiration. If this does not resonate with you, you may feel as though you’re trapped by the day to day, routine responsibilities and tasks of your job. If that’s the case, you can make a choice at any time to align fully with your path. It’s all up to you.

Good luck! I hope this answers your question.

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