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for Albert Schweitzer [Adb], born on 14 January 1875
Text by Liz Greene, Copyright © Astrodienst AG 2014

I. Introduction

This short extract gives you a taste of your personal "Career and Vocation" horoscope by Liz Greene. The small samples taken from various chapters convey an impression of the complete vocation horoscope (18-25 pages) which can be ordered as an E-Horoscope or a bound book in the AstroShop.

When we are children, people say to us, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" At that age, we usually have dreams. When we are children, we are still capable of hearing the voice of the soul. As we grow older, the questions change. There is no longer time for dreaming; we must now "face reality" and think about how to survive in the big, bad old world.

This astrological report is about your vocation. It is meant to help you get a sense of what you might be good at and what might be good for you, so that your working life has a meaning as well as a pay cheque.

II. How You See the World

This chapter briefly describes your personal perspective on life and explains how you can best express this in your career.

III. Your aptitudes and strengths

This chapter, which contains 8-10 pages, is one of the most comprehensive sections in the "Career and Vocation" horoscope. Here is a short selection of three samples from the numerous aptitudes described in the complete report.

An honest and realistic understanding of your fundamental strengths can help you to orientate yourself in the world and put your energy into areas where you can hope to shine and achieve at least many of your most cherished goals.

[..] You may not be flamboyant about your love of independence; but whether you are introverted or put everything in the shop window for all to see, you love the feeling that you have encountered a hard obstacle and turned it into an opportunity. If you have tried to "fit in" [...]

[..] To get the best from your high levels of energy and determination, you need a fitting opponent, whether this is a group, an ideology, or an individual in the work place who has wronged you or others, or whose stupidity has caused problems. Try to avoid putting yourself in [...]

[..] But you will always want to go your own way, even within such a loose framework; and a support group might be preferable to actual teamwork because you could call on it when you wish. Physical work of a challenging kind might suit you, or strong intellectual challenges such [...]

IV. Know Your Limits

This chapter describes your personal limitations and suggests how you can deal with these in your professional life. In the complete horoscope, this chapter is about 5-7 pages in length. Please click here to read a complete sample report

Recognising your innate limitations can help you to focus your energy in the right direction and get the maximum fulfilment from your work.

[..] Pride can sometimes be a virtue, but it can also be a real handicap if it gets in the way of common sense and the capacity to relate to other humans in your working life. You have no difficulty in accepting responsibility for your own mistakes, but the assistance of others [...]

[..] You may be able to avoid being constantly vulnerable by ensuring that you work independently; but you will not be able to avoid dealing with others in one form or another, even if you pursue a totally self-sufficient path in your work. The key to learning more trust in others [...]

V. Working with Others

The two final chapters of "Career and Vocation" deal with the way you work together with your colleagues in your everyday working life, and what success means to you personally.

One of the most important factors to consider in terms of your direction in life is how you work with others. Everyone has his or her own style of relating in the working environment; everyone has different needs and requirements.

VI. What Success Really Means to You

When people speak of "success", they generally mean a position of importance in the world's eyes, or a job that yields lots of money and all the material pleasures and comforts that implies. But success, in terms of the deeper issue of vocation, is a highly individual thing that means different things to different people.

Career and Vocation, Horoscope by Liz Greene
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