Will I be able to get a permit to stay in this country?
April 1st 2015, 11:52 a.m. EED, Herzliyya, Israel
"Will I be able to get a permit to stay in this country?"
The person asking this question had been living in a foreign country with a residence permit that had to be renewed every year. But she was separated from her husband, who was a national of that country and the basis of her right to be there. She wanted to know if she would be able to extend her permission to stay. She consulted a lawyer, who said that applying for asylum was the only way.
In this chart, the querent is signified by the Moon. The immigration office is signified by Jupiter, and what the querent wants, the "gift from the king", the permit to stay, is signified by Venus.
What's happening in the chart?
The position of the Moon (querent) shows that she dislikes both Jupiter (the immigration office) and Venus (the residence permit). It also shows that the querent would love to go back home. She said that she would indeed love to, but the employment situation there was so bad that she preferred to stay in the country where she was now.
The placement of Jupiter (the immigration office) shows that it is indifferent to the Moon (querent). But this is not a cause of concern: we should expect to see immigration having an interest in her only if she were a big fish that they were hoping to entice to stay. Venus (the permit) likes the Moon lots, which is a very positive testimony. The Moon will make an aspect to Venus. But it must travel some distance to do this: it’s not happening soon. Also important is that the Moon is not applying to an aspect with Mercury: this shows that the querent is not going back to her homeland.
The position of the Sun, which signifies the lawyer, shows that he is interested in himself, rather than in the visa or the querent, and therefore will not do anything to speed things up.
My answer to the querent was that she would get the permit to stay, but that it would take the usual amount of time, and not any faster.
On going with the lawyer to the immigration office, she was told that because she'd been living in the country for so long, she could get citizenship despite being separated from her husband – but that the process would take a while.
A happy outcome for the querent!