We were born with free will and the choice of doing things. Many of us have no idea what we are here to do – never mind where we should spend our birthdays. I did choose not to go to India for my birthday in 2007 because I was dealing with a lot of stress at the time and was very tired and exhausted. I felt that, had I gone to India, it would have made me worse. However, Alan and I have plans for a visit there further down the path of our work. We know we will go, but for now it is not important to our work at this time.
I once had a friend who went to Mexico from California just because it moved one planet in her chart from one house to another and thus avoided a lot of friction with her partner during the following year. For the last 5 years I have had Neptune in the 2nd house in my chart. The 2nd house involves money matters and assets, and Neptune is about illusion. When Neptune is in the 2nd house of a solar return chart, one usually does not know how much income one will earn during that year. There can be an illusion over what thinks they will earn and what they actually do earn. For me it meant that I did not know how much I would be earning. Year after year it was the same. I was working but did not know how much I would earn. I am lucky to have money saved and, as such, I did not need money to survive. However, after 5 years with Neptune there and the situation being that way, I desire change. Next year Jupiter is placed in my 2nd house, and as I have positive aspects there, financially things are destined to change in a positive way – all because I chose a different location for my birthday.