Astro*Carto*Graphy is a form of locational astrology developed by astrologer Jim Lewis. The name Astro*Carto*Graphy is trademarked by Mr. Lewis, but other astrologers practice similar forms of astrology, often called locational astrology, relocational astrology, or astrolocality. Cyril Fagan is also credited with doing some work on the subject in the mid 20th Century.

The method, first articulated in Mr. Lewis’s book, The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy, utilizes the natal chart and superimposes planetary longitudinal lines over a map of the world. The lines demonstrate where the planets are “angular,” i.e. where they are conjunct one of the angles (the M.C., I.C., Ascendant or Descendant). These maps help identify what might be a more or less optimal geographic location for the native.

In general, living on or near the line of a benefic planet will usually be experienced as more subjectively positive by the native than a malefic planet. Traveling to or living on or near a particular planet’s line may bring up themes or opportunities for growth related to the significations of that planet. Additionally, close proximity to a planetary line may increase the intensity of the planetary influences experienced in particular location, for better or worse.


Further Listening:

The Astrology Podcast, Episode 123, Locational Astrology: The Astrology of Where You Live, Chris Brennan & Moses Siregar, September 12, 2017.


Article Information

  • Author(s): Claire Rootjes
  • Editing or additional contributions: Chris Brennan
  • Originally published: December 1, 2020
  • Last updated: December 1, 2020
  • Cite this article: Claire Rootjes, “Astro*Carto*Graphy,” The Astrology Dictionary, December 1, 2020, ‎