There have been so many changes in the last 2 years in the world, and one we've been hearing a lot about it how so many people are leaving working for someone else and deciding to work for themselves. So what can show you doing this astrologically?
Self-Employment in the Natal Chart
In your natal chart, some positions that may show you being self-employed at some point are:
- the 2nd, 6th, or 10th house cusps in Aries, Sagittarius, or Aquarius
- the 2nd, 6th, or 10th house rulers in Aries, Sagittarius, or Aquarius
- the 2nd, 6th, or 10th house rulers conjunct (aligned with) Mars, Jupiter, or Uranus
- Mars, Jupiter, or Uranus in the 2nd, 6th, or 10th houses
- Saturn in the 1st or 11th houses, or Aries or Aquarius
- Saturn conjunct, sextile, or trine Mars, Jupiter, or Uranus
The 2nd house is the house of money, showing how you make money, the 6th house is the house of work, showing the kind of jobs you work and work environment you need; and the 10th house is the house of career, showing what kind of career you need. Meanwhile Aries, Sagittarius, and Aquarius are the most independent of the Zodiac signs, so when they are present with your professional houses, this can show you wanting or needing to work independently (on your own!).
Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus connect with Aries, Sagittarius, and Aquarius since Mars is ruler of Aries, Jupiter is ruler of Sagittarius, and Uranus is ruler of Aquarius. This is why if they're involved with the 2nd, 6th, or 10th houses, this can also show working for yourself.
Saturn is the natural ruler of career, and in the 1st house, may show you're someone who can work on your own (since the 1st house rules the self). Aries naturally connects to the 1st house. In the 11th house, this naturally connects to Aquarius and Uranus.
Aries is the pioneer, Sagittarius is the entrepreneur, and Aquarius is the inventor.
Aquarius and Uranus can also show you may not only work for yourself, but online in some capacity since they rule the internet. They may impact the professional houses or your natal Saturn in some way.
Transits for Self-Employment
The best times to start working for yourself will usually come with transit (moving) Mars, the planet of energy and drive, Jupiter, the planet of expansion and opportunity, or solar eclipses, which trigger new beginnings, in your professional houses, or in the 1st house (ruling new beginnings and taking initiative).
Mercury retrogrades can also trigger this sometimes when you get fed up with what you're doing and decide to break free and change it. It can be a little less smooth under Mercury retrograde, but ultimately can work out.
There may also sometimes be transit Uranus aspects to your natal 2nd, 6th, or 10th house cusps or ruler, or to your natal Sun, Moon, or Ascendant. This is because Uranus is the planet of change, and can really push you to make the change needed. This can be the case under any aspect, including the hard ones.
Suggested Reading: Astrology of Changing Careers