At the peak of my Saturn Return, I moved to Los Angeles. I packed up the life I’d been building for nearly 12 years in NYC into a 2010 Toyota Prius and tried not to look back. It was an impulsive decision—“flippant” is what I say when I tell the story now—but at the time, I was feeling empowered by my choices. I was seeking freedom. The problem is: I’d tried to move to Los Angeles before, just after graduating from college, and I hated it. So why was I making another attempt? Something had always drawn me to the city, and it was more than just the intrigue of Hollywood and the promise of endless summer. It was something more primal. A magnetic pull. You see, Los Angeles is on my Mars line. Mars is heat, passion, action, fire, libido. Los Angeles is a place that inspires me to get moving, even if it also inspires me to leave as quickly as I arrive. I lasted eight months in the City of Angels on that second attempt, before speeding back across the country on a return road trip—my Prius’ hatchback trunk filled to the brim, blocking any regrets I might have from the rearview.
Have you ever felt pulled to a city in this way—like it was your geographical twin flame? What about that dreamy, romantic weekend you had on a business trip to Ottawa? Was that just a fluke? And why did it feel like you could just never settle down in your college town? There is an explanation for all of this. It’s called locational astrology. Want to know where you need to move to boost your career or finally find your soulmate? Here’s a primer on everything you need to know about this intriguing technique.