Seeking your guidance -- yearning to move into creative/communications field -- writing, marketing, etc., but have 20 years in government service (had to raise a child). How can I summon courage to move into new field or should I just make the best of things the way they are?
Charlene Lichtenstein: You have Sun in Taurus, Mercury in Aries and Mars in Cancer. You are steady and loyal in general but you are also an aggressive communicator and make your point in no uncertain terms! You fight with your heart and not your head -- can be an emotional fighter.
Possibly Leo rising which places Taurus on the cusp of your 10th house of career. Taurus is a slow and steady energy. You get on a track and keep on going and going like that energizer bunny. And it it hard to change course.
But Taurus is also ruled by Venus. As practical and directioned as Taurus is, the sign also yearns for art and beauty. So that is where that creative tug is coming from. Taurus on the 10th means carefull and risk adverse Capricorn on the 6th house of work. So you really feel a sense of duty (Capricorn) and a sense of being on a course that cannot change (Taurus).
Astrology tells you the energies at work. It is up to you to take action to overcome or enhance what you have working here. If you are unhappy, want a change and can afford to do so, start to look around and see what can give you what you need.
That Capricorn energy may suggest that you hedge your bets by trying something on an after work volunteer basis so you can see if it is really what you want or not.