Whether you are a spiritual seeker, businessperson or just want to see where you might flourish Astrocartography is an amazing tool. It allows us to understand how we as individuals respond to different environments on the globe.
Generally in astrology we are looking outside of ourselves, off the earthly plane. We use our place of birth only to cast the original chart and then we look to the heavens. With Astrocartography we put the dimension of Earth back into the mix. Showing us how Earth, our home base, is relevant to our life path.
Dan Furst is an excellent writer. The book is thorough and easy to understand. There are many pictures to illustrate the concepts being explained. The first part of the book is useful not only for people wanting to understand more about Astrocartography but for anyone wanting to understand astrology and the planets better.
The second half of the book offers personal stories, showing us how this tool plays out in real life. Astrocartography is not only a theory, but it also really works, and people really use it to interpret, as well as better their lives.
I have had several Astrocartography readings with Dan Furst, all of them useful in different ways. After reading this book I was able to go back to my own maps and see them in different ways, with deeper understanding from my own perspective. This time looking at aspects that interested me personally after reading other peoples stories.
In this time of great shifts most people are left with the feeling that they are in the wrong place. Astrocartography can give you insights as to where better places might be as well as helping you understand the significance of where you are, and what lessons you are meant to be learning from it.
I live right under my Mars and Jupiter lines and as Dan put it ‘it is a great place for you to grow but you will feel like you never want to leave the house!’. Eloquently put. Grown I have and although I have no intention of moving house I make it a point to travel to other location to ‘go out’ and I use my home as my womb to grow and create. I have learned a lot from this insight, as well as other illuminations about my path from the book and personal readings.
Finding Your Best Places: Using Astrocartography to Navigate Your Life is Dan Furst’s long-awaited first book on today’s hottest astrology topic, the exciting new art and science of Astrocartography.
This word simply means that we take the same information an astrologer uses to create birth charts and horoscopes – that is, a person’s date, time and place of birth – and we use them to create world maps that are personal and unique, and useful in guiding us to our best destinations for jobs and money, health, family, love relationships, creative and spiritual paths, community, travel destinations, whatever matters most to us.
Each astrocartography map has sets of colored lines that have planet symbols in triangles pointing up to the top of the map, or the bottom, or east or west. So the lines show us not only which planet energies are at work in each place, but in which direction they go: to the soul (up), the body (down), our individual goals (east) or relationships (west). The lines also form connections and crossings — just as the planets in our birth charts have meaningful, powerful angles of relationship — so we can easily tell which places in the world are energetically charged for us, whether for success or struggle, and which are neutral “rest areas.”
Joint readings for couples, families and business teams are especially useful for identifying places that are most beneficial for living and working, and for finding important relationships. Astrocartographers often insist, in fact, on reading for both members of a committed couple, in order to highlight places that are good for them both, and avoid locations that are great for one partner, but challenging, at the very least, for the other.
Another crucial point is that astrocartography is not just for helping people find their best places to live and work, though this was the main question when Jim Lewis created his new system 40 years ago. Now second-generation astrocartographers often tell new clients: You Don’t Have to Move! People who are quite happy where they are can still use their astrocartography lines to find the places that best favor them for finding employers, clients, colleagues, healers, publishers, investors and love partners.
Looking at our astrocartography maps as well as our birth charts can now tell us not only the conditions of timing that astrology has always explored, but also, for the first time, the conditions of SPACE as well. While astrologers have long used different ways of connecting zodiac signs with countries and cities, so that, for example, the very theatrical land of Italy may be called a “Leo country,” it is only now that we can see, in precise detail, exactly which places on Earth really favor us, personally and individually, or may have important relationships for us.
There are profound spiritual implications to these locational matters as well, and we may find in time that our tendencies, interests, gifts and challenges may all be reflected in the astro-geography of the sky, and this is why we feel attracted to the spiritual traditions and practices of specific places, and why some places just mysteriously seem to keep calling us.
And what may be most important to many of us, is that astrocartography may show us what places are most important for the fulfilling of our Sacred Contracts, and the challenges and opportunities they offer for the pursuit of our spiritual goals, and our evolution toward enlightenment and freedom.
In the end, what matters is that astrocartography gets more popular every year. It’s not just because we want to find our best places now in very fluid and unpredictable times, or because we’re more mobile and globally connected that ever before in wider, more versatile networks of business, social contacts and bonds of love and spirit.
Astrocartography is hot now because it WORKS. It’s helped thousands of people find their purpose, stoke their passion, ignite their courage and hit their goals.