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His Majesty ... The Sun
The Center of Our Solar System

by Serenity Chappell

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The first marker of time

The Sun is perhaps the most rudimentary and reliable chronometer ... "measure or marker of time" ... we have. It is certainly the most obvious. It rises every morning ... and sets every evening. It has been doing so for millions of years. It will continue this rhythm past the time limits any human mind can imagine. It sets a schedule for the pace of life on earth ... and is a fundamental part of all life.

It provides light and heat. It is an element in the process of plant photosynthesis. It plays a part in the production of Vitamin D -- which provides us with stronger bones and healthier bodies. It even wards off the depressing, debilitating effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder ... a malady linked to full-light-spectrum deprivation.

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It is absolutely vital

We and the world we know literally could not exist without The Sun, its presence, and its gifts. Its rhythm and appearance with each new dawn even brings a psychological lift as it banishes the gloom of darkness ... and promises a new and better day in the hours ahead.

Without the presence of the Sun, the Earth would be a cold, dead rock ... for life as we know it would not exist here. There would be no center to hold the planets in their orbits as they revolve.

Instead, the planets would be so much space debris, floating aimlessly until something ... some other star perhaps pulled its mass into its gravitational field ... or until it was absorbed by one of the many black holes in space. Who's to say what happens from there ... in either case. We certainly wouldn't be around to care.

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And yet we take it for granted

And yet we take the Sun for granted. It's one of those background features that make up "just the way life is." We don't have to think about it. We certainly can't control it. We can only control its effects ... with things like air conditioning, sun glasses, sunscreen, and shade!! The Sun, more ancient, more powerful, more indispensable than anything we can even envision is considered commonplace ... when, in fact, it is nothing short of miraculous.

It is part of our language, our art, our cultural consciousness. In the magic of its vital warmth and brilliance, plants grow, flowers bloom ... and life in its infinite variety stirs and begins to move ... each day and as the seasons change. Amazingly, The Sun also provides a starting point, a place of reference around which the horoscope of a new person or event can be built ... and there, the unfolding destiny of this new creation appears for anyone with the knowledge and interest to see.

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And it's mighty impressive

For a thing that amounts to a gigantic ball of flaming gas ... a nuclear explosion that has been progressing for millions of years along its own path of life, death, and destiny ... this is a mighty impressive list of benefits and responsibilities.

No wonder the Sun as a deity formed the core of some of Earth's earliest religions as humans began to reach out with their minds, imaginations, ceremonies, and attempts to influence their lives toward something they perceived as greater than themselves. And, naturally one of the first candidates in line for this post ... and this kind of attention and reverence ... was the Sun.

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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.

* You Are Your Sunshine -- Sun Energy in your horoscope ... -- what it is and what it does ---> The center of it all ---> In Astronomy, the planets in our Solar System revolve around the Sun ... the celestial body at the center of it all ... keeping things together and sustaining life as we know it. In Astrology, your Sun energy defines your life purpose, your central essence ... the power that fashions and expresses the character that is completely, uniquely you.

* Interpreting the Sun in Your Horoscope ---> The Sun ---> Represents the inner self Your inherent sense of purpose, destiny or importance in life Ego, drive, willpower, ambition Your individual self-expression Your sense of personal identity What you strive to be How you seek to gain attention ---> The Sun expressing positively ---> Ambitious, confident, creative, dignified, dynamic, generous, honorable, influential, loyal, noble, a leader ....

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More about the Sun

* Sun Power -- Sun energy in your horoscope and personality -- What does the Sun represent in Astrology -- and why is it important? ---> It's complicated -- and so are you ---> Astrology understands your personality is a complex, integrated structure. It's composed of different parts, different Inner Selves, that theoretically work together as a whole. Of course that's not always true. (I called it "theoretical" for a reason.) Inner conflict is a huge part of being human.

* Things to Know About The Sun in Astrology -- Reflections on The Sun -- in no particular order ---> Let's start here ---> The Sun itself is the central feature and the only star in our solar system. In Astrology, The Sun, along with The Moon, is considered one of the "luminaries" -- a word that means "light source." The Sun, however, is the only one that generates its own light. The Moon's light is actually reflected light from the Sun. The Moon's position in the sky and its ability to reflect different amounts of light accounts for The Moon's changing "phases" though the month. In Astrology, The Sun reflects your essential personality, ....

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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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The Sun & Moon in Astrology

* The Sun and Moon in Your Natal Chart -- Two powerful descriptions of you ---> Your two most important Inner Selves ---> Even in the more subtle, introverted signs, like Scorpio, Virgo and Pisces, The Sun's energy in your horoscope is considered powerful, masculine and demonstrative. Its expression can be overwhelmed and disguised by other factors or afflictions in the horoscope, but not easily.

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The Sun in Astrology
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From EDA: The Sun -- From Everyday Astrology ---> 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 ....

From EDA: The Sun and The Moon -- From Everyday Astrology ---> Everyday Astrology May 24, 2021 The Sun & Moon ---> The Sun and The Moon each have constant, predictable rhythms that form a natural, celestial-based clock that living things, including us ... human beings, feel & respond to. The Sun has an annual schedule, moving into a new Zodiac sign & a new energy about once a month. The Moon follows a monthly schedule, touching base with a new sign every 2 1/2 days. If you get the impression of cycles within cycles, you'd be right. The Sun symbolizes your essential, outward, primary character. The Moon symbolizes your inner world ....

From EDA: The Transiting Sun in Astrology ---> Everyday Astrology April 4, 2021 The Transiting Sun ---> The Sun travels through the 360° circle of the Zodiac every year, a trip that takes about a year. So the Sun moves about 1° a day. The Astrological year begins on the first day of Spring -- the vernal equinox -- at the moment the Sun enters Aries. From there it transits each subsequent sign in turn ... Taurus, Gemini, Cancer ... finishing finally at the close of Winter in Pisces. On this journey it forms angles -- called aspects -- with other planets. Other planets in the sky.

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