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Everyday Astrology
September 8, 2021
The Sun

Astrology is a metaphysical language. It speaks in symbols that carry huge amounts of meaning & depth in a few words or in some arcane icons placed mysteriously in the wedges that comprise the circle of a horoscope. When you understand what's behind the words & symbols, you can decode the language. In doing so, you'll find that not even words -- lots of words -- can adequately, accurately convey what everything means.

Let's take the Sun for example. Everyone can agree the Sun is a central player in the lore & structure of Astrology. It means something. It's a pretty big deal -- but, how to define it? People use words like willpower, ambition, consciousness & ego. Those all apply, but they're not exclusive to the Sun. Other planets share in & comprise some of those qualities. Which means you have to make distinctions & explain further.

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Everyday Astrology
August 2, 2021
The Sun

Each planet in your horoscope rules one of the Zodiac signs. (Those signs are displayed on the house cusps.) The characteristics of the two -- the sign & its ruler -- will obviously be similar. They both represent a certain type of managerial, self-aware energy, & rather than being invested all in one place in most cases. it will be scattered in various locations around your horoscope.

These will show where you feel competent & proud & are easily able to function. The house of your horoscope where the Sun resides is one such place. The house with Leo on the cusp is another. There will be a relationship between these two life areas on display in your character & in the way you were designed to function.

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Everyday Astrology
August 2, 2021
The Sun

Each planet in your horoscope rules one of the Zodiac signs. (Those signs are displayed on the house cusps.) The characteristics of the two -- the sign & its ruler -- will obviously be similar. They both represent a certain type of managerial, self-aware energy, & rather than being invested all in one place in most cases. it will be scattered in various locations around your horoscope.

These will show where you feel competent & proud & are easily able to function. The house of your horoscope where the Sun resides is one such place. The house with Leo on the cusp is another. There will be a relationship between these two life areas on display in your character & in the way you were designed to function.

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Everyday Astrology
July 19, 2021
The Sun

The Sun in your horoscope says a lot about you. The fact that not everybody knows this but everybody could is a regrettable fact of life I've learned to live with ... through the years. Ever since I discovered the profound depths of what Astrology can actually do. But in the interests of anyone actually reading this (I know where my betting money is on that), I'll continue.

The Sun in your horoscope is the center of your spiritual blueprint, the center of your personality. It describes your self-identity, your ego, your sense of who you are, your essential being, your divine center. Some of those sound pretty impressive, don't they? Well, they should. You're a unique work of spiritual art & the sooner you recognize that & give yourself credit for it, the more impressive you'll be.

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Everyday Astrology
July 4, 2021
The Sun

The Sun in your horoscope defines the essence of your spiritual being. That's pretty much the standard textbook truth about this fundamental pillar of Astrology. But not all Suns are created equal, & to understand exactly what it reveals about the person or situation you're examining, the art of an accurate interpretation rests in the details.

The Sun Sign -- the sign the Sun occupied when the horoscope began -- the "moment of birth" -- provides a framework of interests & attitudes on display in the personality or character of the entity / situation. These are well-documented, almost permanently enshrined in mainstream culture.

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Everyday Astrology
May 23, 2021
The Sun

The Sun in your horoscope defines you -- your personality & character -- in several important ways. Its strength, accuracy & prominence among the elements in your Inner Family -- the inner selves described by the Sun, Moon & other planets -- explains the dominance & popularity of Sun Sign astrology in mainstream culture. Some people think that's all there is to Astrology itself.

Some think Astrology pigeonholes humanity into twelve groups, when in fact, a true horoscope reveals the unique nature & expression of the person or event it depicts. The Sun symbolizes one of ten inner selves the horoscope contains. The Moon & the eight known planets (Yes, we still include Pluto.) represent the others.

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Everyday Astrology
January 17, 2021
The Sun in Astrology

It's easy to understand why many people see Astrology from the outside, with a casual glance to "get the general idea," & decide it's silly, shallow & even superstitious. Ok. But those of us who really dig in & study it soon realize there's something important here, something that quick flip glance is liable to miss. When you look further you find genuine value, things you want to learn more about & never want to lose.

Newsstand astrology & the daily horoscope frame astrology like a quirky parlor game or one of those witless quizzes in the slick women's magazines. Even there they don't do it justice. Most of it is pretty awful. I don't read it myself. I don't have time to waste on it. And yet knowing Astrology has made me who I am today. The discovery was paradigm-shifting, life-changing ... literally.

Sun Sign Astrology -- the kind most people know -- traces the Sun's annual journey through the Zodiac. Real Astrology does the same ... & also with the Moon & all the planets. It renders a dimensional portrait of you as a spiritual being with details, complexity & a depth of wisdom you really won't find anywhere else. It can save you years of searching, questioning & confusion. But you have to learn to use it.

The Sun as it travels through the Zodiac from Aries in the Spring through Pisces in the Winter describes the process of creation. To know what the Sun in your horoscope reveals about you & how you were designed is to know who you are & how you fit in that story. It's the greatest aid to conscious living I can imagine. The story of your life is written in the stars. Think about that. Talk about a miracle.

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Everyday Astrology
January 3, 2021
The Sun

Astrology divides the Zodiac signs in several different ways, grouping them into classifications based on common traits they share. And there's obvious logic to have the Fire Signs in one group, the Earth Signs in another, Air Signs, Water Signs, etc. The same with Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable signs, although the members of these groups share qualities that cause friction & don't get along so well.

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Everyday Astrology
December 13, 2020
The Sun

There are ten standard celestial elements in every horoscope. Eight of them are the planets in our Solar System excluding the Earth. The other two are the Sun & the Moon, known in Astrology as The Luminaries -- a word that means "Light-givers." This makes sense. The planets in the night sky may appear to shine, but they don't. None of them generate their own light, with the possible exception of Jupiter.

But the Sun shines. It generates its own light & heat. It's a star. The only one in our Solar System -- sitting right at the center. The symbolism carries through into the horoscope. There, the Sun represents your Essential Self, your personality & ego. It's your identity to yourself & to the world.

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Everyday Astrology
September 20, 2020
The Sun

Just as the Sun in the sky is essential to the continuation of Life as we know it, and just as we depend on it showing up everyday on its regular schedule, as it has for billions of years, so the Sun in Astrology is an essential symbol.

It represents a cluster of energy that is fundamentally life-giving, life-affirming, life-fueling. It represents the essence of your personality, a description of who you are as a spiritual being. It is the central feature in your horoscope, the starting point for interpreting you -- to yourself.

Some Astrologers go so far as to proclaim that the actual physical Sun ... the Sun in the sky ... is the presence that projects influence over th affairs of humans -- and shapes the characters of individuals described by the Zodiac signs. As I've explained here, that's not my position. But my respect for Astrology and its wisdom is rock-solid, nevertheless.

So, speaking from the position that the physical Sun in the sky isn't doing anything to you or anyone else, astrologically ... that it simply represents a cycle of energy with which we're all collectively working, let's note that this energy -- your Sun energy -- and what it represents contains information worth knowing. (And when you've studied Astrology -- or know someone who has -- you can decipher it.)

The Sun's Sign tells you what particular cluster of energy you're working with. There are twelve of them. Each is associated with a number of traits, attitudes, characteristics & interests. These are consistent, well-documented & you can find (& learn) them all with a little research. The Sun's house location tells you where, in the vast spectrum of human activities, your Sun energy is designed for investment.

Find that. Start there. Then, branch out.

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Everyday Astrology
July 19, 2020
The Sun

The Sun in Astrology is a powerful symbol. It represents your Essential Being, your spiritual center, the vital life force & energy that defines you. If that sounds pretty important ... it is. It's not your Higher Self. That's Neptune's territory, with its connections to the Divine Source & other realms of consciousness & reality.

The Sun does contain the central information of Sun Sign Astrology. That's what mainstream culture thinks Astrology is. So, many people think Astrology is simple, a glorified game that claims to describe your personality based on your birthday. Ok, that's true, as far as it goes -- which isn't very far, actually. But it's better than nothing. Maybe.

Along with the Moon, the Sun is known as one of the Luminaries -- a word that means "light-giver." That speaks to the Sun's ability to inform, enlighten and enable you to achieve goals & have impact on the world. (Actually it speaks to the energy the Sun represents in you to evolve, understand yourself better, & follow an authentic destiny by being yourself, etc. But you know what I mean.)

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Everyday Astrology
March 15, 2020
The Sun

Just as the Sun is the physical center of our Solar System, so the Sun in Astrology is the center of attention in a horoscope. It provides a starting point for an Astrologer to begin interpreting the essential qualities of a person's character or a situation -- whatever that particular chart happens to examine. The pivotal energy of a person or event starts there -- with the Sun's sign & location.

There is a whole industry based around explaining the Sun Sign ... the sign the Sun was traveling through when a person was born ... as a definition of character. The Sun's stature & importance in Astrology is one reason why such "readings" are often quite accurate. But they are also woefully incomplete. The Sun may be essential & strong, but he's only one of 10 players. That makes him part of a team.

Still, there's no denying the Sun is the best known player in Astrology ... a feature virtually everyone over the age of 10 knows a little something about. The Zodiac sign it was traveling through when you were born is the sign you name when someone asks, "What's your sign?" (How long have you been able to answer that question? I'd bet it's been quite a while.)

The Sun holds this honored position, not only because it does give essential & generally accurate information about someone's personality, but because it's easy to find, easy to keep track of & you can determine it's position without a lot of reference books on hand. (You usually know what month it is -- & approximately what day -- so ... there you go!

The Sun spends about a month in each Zodiac sign. The signs have a set sequence and the Sun moves through each one in turn.

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The Sun in Astrology

* The Sun -- Ruler of Leo -- Symbol of Your Essential Self ---> The Sun, without which life on Earth could not exist as we know it, is the astrological metaphor which symbolizes an individual's basic personality, the underlying canvas upon which all the other colors and elements of his character are co-mingled and combined.

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Sun Aspects

What Do Sun Aspects Show? -- The Presence and Behavior of Your Inner Selves ---> You and your self-expression ---> All aspects to the Sun affect how the person, entity or event you're examining expresses itself ... and how it is perceived. If you have aspects to the Sun in your Natal Chart -- and chances are you do, an unaspected Sun is rare but not impossible -- it shows influences from your family of Inner Selves that affect your self expression. Planets that aspect your Sun shape your sense of who you are -- your self identity.

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The Transiting Sun

* Notes on The Transiting Sun ---> The moving picture of you ---> Aspects that involve the Sun ... whether we're speaking of the Sun in your Natal Chart or the transiting Sun in the sky ... always involve issues of self-identity, personal ambition, your willpower, and ways in which you want to have impact on the world ... and feel important. Wherever the Sun is involved, you are looking to shine.

* Understanding Transiting Sun Energy -- Things to know about the transiting Sun's -- behavior, position and influence ---> The traveling Sun ---> The Sun represents your ego, your basic sense of who you are. In Astrology, the Sun symbolizes your self-image and your self-identity. Your Sun Sign, obviously, tells what sign the Sun was traveling through on the day you were born. The Sun in the sky, however, travels through all twelve signs of the Zodiac in the course of a year.

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From the Blogs, Ezines and Elsewhere

From EDA: The Sun and The Moon ---> Everyday Astrology ---> March 30, 2020 Sun & Moon ---> The Sun in your horoscope represents your Essential Self, the inner part of your character that defines your personality and ego. It is your basic identity to the world as your life unfolds. Arguably it also describes your spiritual purpose ... your sense of who you are and who you are meant to become. It is your present self reaching into the future as you develop your potential and talents.

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