How To Use Astrocartography To Find Out Exactly Where You Belong In The World

What does the universe have in store for you?

Last updated on Jul 19, 2022

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Ever wonder where in the world you would be happy? Like where you should live or even where your next vacation spot should be?

Well, if you’re having trouble deciding, astrocartography is a great way to narrow down your decision. 

What is astrocartography? 

Pioneered by astrologer Jim Lewis in the early 1970s, astrocartography is the theory that different places in the world have certain energies that influence you based on your unique astrological makeup.


Otherwise known as locational astrology, astrocartography projects your birth chart over a map to determine which cities around the world are best for career success, romantic relationships, and spiritual growth.

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People who believe in astrology use astrocartography to predict the influence that a particular spot on earth might have on you.

For example, if you're looking to fulfill a certain aspect of your life, you can take a look at your unique astrocartography map to see where in the world you would be most likely to do so.

You can also use it to find out why you might have experienced a miserable or unlucky time in a place where you traveled to in the past or previously lived.

How to Find Your Personal Astrocartography Map

You first must know the exact date that you were born, including the time and the location, and then you can use an Astro map generator to create your own map.


Have fun and get ready to discover new things about yourself before you choose your next place to travel to. 

How to Read an Astrocartography Map

The lines on the map are called planetary lines, which have different cardinal points associated with them. The planetary lines indicate the areas in the world that were influenced by planets at the time of your birth and impact how you relate to that specific longitude and latitude.

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The different planetary lines include The Sun, The Moon, Venus, Saturn, Pluto, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Mercury, and Jupiter.

There are also four angles associated with astrocartography, which are the cardinal points. Those include The Ascendant, The IC (Imuni Coeli), The Descendant, and The MC (Medi-Coeli/midheaven). 

Sun Line

The Sun represents your energy and where you’ll be the most in sync with your feelings and sense of self. You’ll feel as things are going in the direction you want them to and you’ll feel really creative here.

This is a good location to have a great career and to find your destiny, even paternal connections. 

Your sun line is all about uplifting energy. By traveling or living in places where your sun line is, you’ll feel more in sync with yourself and at ease. You’ll feel more in control of your own destiny wherever your sun line draws over. 


Moon Line

The Moon represents a place where you are vulnerable and sensitive.

Wherever this line is drawn, you will want to find familiar connections and seek a place to go to constantly to feel comfortable. The places along this line could also be where your past lives have lived.

Venus Line

Venus represents the emphasis on relationships. 

Your venus line is your love line that deals with partnerships, friendships, and situationships. It allows you to be introspective about intimacy and companionship. Beauty and sensuality can also be found on this line. 

Along this line, you might find a new relationship, or your current relationship will blossom. Love and marriage can be found among the line as well as opportunities where you can be intimate with others. 


Saturn Line

Saturn represents a place where you will be working really hard to prove yourself or reach your goals. This makes living under the Saturn line hard for some because they find it very negative.

However, if you work hard under pressure and see the importance of resolving situations and evolving then this is the best spot. 

Pluto Line

Pluto represents confusion and difficulty. When living or visiting a spot near Pluto you feel as if you’re going to explode because of all the issues that are coming up.

On the plus side, you can do a lot of soul-searching in this area. 

Mars Line

Mars represents a negative place for women to live because you might need to fight off unwanted men and use your combative skills in this area. However, you could feel passion and energy here that’s never dull. 


Uranus Line

Uranus represents energy but also nerves. Living under this line you could feel restricted and this leads to a feeling of rebellion and wanting to free yourself. The constant change could make you feel nervous and it could be too much for you in this area. 

Neptune Line

Neptune represents zen, calmness, and a happy place. Living near your Neptune line can bring about romanticism, art, and music into your life and soft energy.

However, Neptune also means that you don’t have a clear head on what you want to do or where you want to go in life. You might have gained a lazy and addictive attitude here, so be careful. 

Mercury Line

Mercury represents your mind flowing and learning. You could be very social and creative in this place and mentally stimulated. You will learn how to verbally connect with others on a higher level here. 


Jupiter Line

Jupiter represents prosperity, success, and fun. Living under Jupiter you can have great success and fun in your life. You will find that it has a lot of what you need and want here, more than you ever dreamed. 

Your Jupiter line is all about your future success, prosperity, and fame. You’ll have more social acceptance and become more well-known and successful in life.



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Interpreting the Four Cardinal Points in an Astrocartography Chart

The Ascendant

The Ascendant represents the energy in your outward personality and expression towards others. Your personality takes on the sort of planetary energy that the ascendant is located near. 

The IC (Imuni Coeli)

The Imuni Coeli is the energy that resides deep in the perceived environment you’re living in and the surrounding conditions. This energy helps you learn and build a strong foundation within yourself.

Wherever this energy resides you will have a connection to home and family. The planet that this energy is close to represents your security and attachment.

The Descendant

The Descendant energy represents the projected planet energy, where you will have to deal with situations and learn new responses. You will feel the energy of the planet that is closest to the descendant and assimilate to the qualities of that planet. 


The MC (Medi-Coeli/Midheaven)

The Midheaven energy represents how we perceive ourselves and what we put out into the world. This area also represents a profession and career. Whatever planet near this point will play out that energy with your chosen career. 

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Megan Hatch is a writer at YourTango who covers zodiac, horoscope, and pop-culture news.