A subscriber asked Mr. Llewellyn George, “Why do the effects of planetary aspects seem to strike some places more than others?“

That is because some places have influences that coincide more with the nature of the aspect while others do not. Each country, city or village has its own horoscope, much the same as human living beings have, and the various lunations, eclipses and other celestial phenomena have effects proportionate to the influences of the stars just like certain people have susceptibility to certain planetary positions or aspects.

Best would be good if we could ascertain the horoscope of a place for its inhabitants, but the problem is the method — no one can decide which is best and works.

Here is an example: Sepharial used the Geodesic method for comparing individuals with the charts of cities for which would be best for their occupation or seeking a marital partner or their health. The Brotherhood of Light and C. C. Zain followed Sepharial with Doris Chase Doane writing a book giving the locations around the globe with attendant charts. You were to use this compendium and narrow down your best places.

But hold on about fifteen to twenty years later she did an about face and determined we should base a city and country’s aspect not on their location but on their incorporation or constitutional ratification. So what happens if you followed the first method, should you now change? Moving is expensive and not every town has jobs for you, or houses you can afford. And maybe the first method worked, then what?

And more recommendations

There are lots of books on the topic, and each one has a slightly different take. Here is a list of the ones I read via interlibrary loans.

  1. Zipporah Dobyns  typed “Planets on the Move: the Astrology of Relocation“;
  2. Jim Lewis wrote the “Astrology of Astro Carto Graphy”;
  3. Dan Furst did “Finding your Best Places”;
  4. Michael Erlewine wrote “Local Space Relocation“;
  5. Emma Belle Donath penned “Relocation”

Each one of the books put me in a different place, or a series of possibles, but places I could not fathom me moving because they did not fit other requirements like air quality, cultural benefits (I’m sorry but I do not consider a sports stadium a cultural institution), and proximity of health care. I did far better using the Best Places website.

So which method is best? And here, like Mr. George writing way back in the 1920s, I recommend, go there and see. That one worked for me, though I still wonder if the grass isn’t greener somewhere else.

Updated on 1 September 2020 basically a grammatical fix.