Solstice Sun in Soft X-Rays
The Sun rules the sign of Leo
What is a Sun Sign?
From our viewpoint here on earth, the Sun travels around the earth once each year. Within the space of that year the Sun moves through all twelve signs of the Zodiac, spending approximately one month in each sign. The sign that the Sun was transiting at the time of your birth is your Sun sign.
The Sun is our most powerful planet. (In astrological terms, the Sun is referred to as a planet even though it, like the Moon, is actually a luminary.) It gives us life, warmth, energy, and food. It is the force that sustains us on earth. The Sun is also the most important and pervasive influence in your horoscope, and in many ways determines how others see you. The position of the Sun in your birth chart governs your individuality, your distinctive style, and your drive to fulfill your goals in life.
Your horoscope is like a painting of you. The characteristics of your Sun sign are the broad strokes that the artist first lays down on the canvas. The artist outlines your general shape, the planes and angles of your face, the way in which you hold your body. In the same way, your Sun sign delineates your general character. The answers to your personality may be found in a study of your Sun sign.
Remember, the Sun sign is just the start of your portrait, the broad strokes. You also have a Moon in your birth chart, and it's probably in a different sign from the one the Sun is in. You have planets in your birth chart, and each may be in a different sign.
Astrology is a fascinating tool for the study of human nature. The Sun sign merely gives you an edge, an extra insight which you would not otherwise possess. Most important of all, an understanding of your own Sun sign will give you an added measure of self-knowledge, a deeper insight into the stranger that is yourself.
The Sun indicates the psychological bias that will dominate your actions. What you see, and why, is told in the reading for your Sun. The Sun also shows the basic energy patterns of your body and psyche. In many ways, the Sun is the dominant force in your horoscope and your life. Other influences, especially that of the Moon, may modify the Sun's influence, but nothing will cause you to depart very far from the basic solar pattern. Always keep in mind the basic influence of the Sun and remember all other influences must be interpreted in terms of it, especially insofar as they play a visible role in your life. You may think, dream, imagine, and hope a thousand things, according to your Moon and your other planets, but the Sun is what you are. To be your best self in terms of your Sun is to cause your energies to work along the path in which they will have maximum help from planetary vibrations.
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Last here: Midnight 3 January 2010
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