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* Things to Know About The Sun in Astrology
Reflections on The Sun
in no particular order

by Rebecca Brents

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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.

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In Astrology, The Sun reflects your essential personality, your ego, your central spirit. It gives information through many factors -- like sign position, house position and aspects -- about what makes you unique, how you as an individual are different from all others. The Sun also describes your capacity for self-expression, your creative talents, and your ability to attract attention and promote yourself.

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The Sun moves through all twelve signs of the Zodiac every year and spends about a month in each sign. Each new circle of the Zodiac takes you to another spiral on your spiritual journey, a more sophisticated level of wisdom and experience. Each spiral brings you events and experience that help you become the person you were meant to be.

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The Sun rules `Zodiac sign Leo ... and the 5th House in the natural Zodiac. However the sign where it is found in your Natal Chart -- your horoscope -- depends on the day you were born, and the house it occupies in your Natal Chart depends on the time of day you were born.

This is why the month, day, year, place and time of your birth are all needed to cast a valid Natal Chart. Without an accurate birth time -- which can be hard to come by -- important pieces of the Natal Chart are simply missing. They can't be determined any other way.

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The Sun's rulership of Leo pairs it with a Zodiac sign whose qualities of self-expression, self-confidence and pride are right in line with Sun energy's natural traits. Leo likes to show off, to attract attention and make a spectacular impression. Sun energy in any sign can get behind those goals all day long.

The Sun's rulership of the natural 5th House puts it in charge of a life area what deals with creative development, risk-taking, fun and leisure, children and brain-children and heightened self-awareness. Again, these are familiar Sun energy interests.

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The Sun in Astrology
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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.

* The Luminaries in Astrology -- The Sun and The Moon -- What are they ... and what's the difference? ---> The Light-givers ---> The Luminaries -- This term refers to The Sun and The Moon in a horoscope -- distinguishing them from the other common elements ... the eight known planets, excluding the Earth. The term luminary suggests The Sun and The Moon are both sources of light ....

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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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