Relocation Charts: Place and Psyche

Soul loves particularity, and often particular places. Most of us have experienced that different locations seem to call forward different dimensions of ourselves. An astrological way of saying that different creatures in our own Circle of Animals (‘zodiac’) find habitat in different places.

As with so much astrology, relocation is often framed as ‘good’ and ‘bad’ places, or through dismembered fragments of the local sky such as ‘my Jupiter line’ and so on. But a more soul-oriented, psychological, and fuller exploration of the local sky also invites us to more interesting and complex stories waiting to be discovered and told.

In this talk we will contemplate the images of one method of relocation astrology, that of the ‘relocation chart’ which shows us what the sky over a particular place looked like at the moment of our birth. We will explore how Psyche and Place are in ongoing dialogue with one another and co-create one another. Attending to this relationship can enrich and dimensionalize our experience of ourselves and other people’s experience of us. It can also help us into a deeper and or meaningful relationship to particular Places we live and visit, weaving us into more reciprocal and conscious relationship with land all those who live in and on it.

This video is taken from a live online webinar given for the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA) by Jason Holley in 2024. (Unfortunately there were problems with Jason’s internet connection which meant we had to turn off his video to improve the sound. The quality is not of the usual standard that we like for our recordings. We hope the content of the topic makes up for the technical difficulties experienced.) Duration: 2 hours 11 minutes