For many of us, our personal life will be intricately tied to work life. If we’re working an 8 hour job, 5 days a week (or more), we’re definitely spending more time at work than we are at home.
When we’re considering Astrological measurements, we’re doing more than labeling a job/career AREA, we’re also taking into consideration how a person needs to behave/conduct themselves at work, how they need to express themselves on the job, as well as what types of vocations are most likely to accept and utilize these behaviors.
So… it’s a combination of what that person can bring to the Vocation, and what that Vocation can do for them in terms of emotional fulfillment.
Keys to look at: Sun/Moon blend, Aspects to The Moon, House position of the Moon, The MC sign + Ruler, as well as aspects to the ruler and the MC.
Also, when a certain planet is prominent (on an angle, ASC, DSC, MC, IC) pay special attention to it as an added vehicle which illustrates something a person really needs in their vocation/employment.
Sun- Work involving leadership, children, drama, entertainment, recreation, park management, community awareness, drawing attention to self-expression.
Moon- Work involving Women, healing/helping/caring (tending to the needs of others), Coaching, counseling, real estate, the public, dining, hotels, cooking, dairy industry, emotional expression.
Mercury- Communications work, travel, sales, bookkeeping, schedule making, accounting, broadcasting, criticism, quality control, editing, nutrition, voice work, writing, public speaking/lecturing, technical writing, putting things in order.
Venus- Women (young), Art, beauty (aesthetics), music, poetry, dance, fashion, mediation, relationships, counseling, cosmetology, makeup, jewelery, bank telling, hairdressing, interior decorating, house painting.
Mars- Law Enforcement, Entrepreneurship, Fire, Military, Athletics, Security, Construction, Mechanical work, Architecture. (Self-Promotion)
Jupiter- Publishing, academia, law, philosophy, religion (clergy), sales (sporting goods), advertising, travel guide, editing, opinions (editorials)
Saturn – Government work, politics, insurance claims (adjusting), working with time (watches/clocks), antiques, geology, construction, earth work,
Uranus- Information technology, cutting edge work, new age/occult (astrology), revolutionary work, liberation work, social services, humanitarianism, the unusual, engineering, aviation, electronics, lighting.
Neptune- healing work (alternative), spiritual work, metaphysics, creative aesthetics, music, art, photography, imaginative work, TV, film,psychology, pharmaceuticals, parapsychology, hypnotism, chemistry, oils, gases.
Pluto- research, government, politics, psychology, investigative work, espionage, detection, psychotherapy, healing, nuclear power, sewage, “unearthing”, medicine, underworld, behind the scenes activities.
Reference: Vocations: The New Midheaven Extension Process by Noel Tyl