say that we take a closer look at the astrological Sun?
the Sun’s Zodiac sign placement is probably the one part of
your birth chart that you're already at least quasi-aware of (unless
you happen to be one of those folks born at the very beginning or
end of a sign).
because, in part, the Zodiac sign of the Sun is easy to locate...
however, it's also because the Sun is the very heart of your birth
been endlessly told at this site, there is much, much more to astrology
than your Sun Sign... astrology is not simply comprised of the broad
character descriptions of the 12 Zodiac signs and/or daily horoscopes.
the same time, gaining a better understanding of the heart energies
of your Sun Sign placement is nevertheless a great place to start!
Signs: Aries (March 21-April 19) // Taurus (April 20-May
20) // Gemini (May 21-June 20) // Cancer (June 21-July 22) // Leo
(July 23-August 22) // Virgo (August 23-September 22) // Libra (September
23-October 22) // Scorpio (October 23-November 21) // Sagittarius
(November 22-December 21)/ / Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
// Aquarius (January 20-February 18) // Pisces (February 19-March
20) (Dates given are only approximate. The exact beginning or end
of the different signs can and does vary from year to year.)
Think for just a moment about some of the words and/or concepts
that are generally associated with the archetypal energies of the
Sun: Glowing, warmth, powerful, heat, dependable, shining, cheery,
life-giving, new growth, fiery, new beginnings, sunshine, bright
skies, center of our galaxy...
mythology, the Sun is further associated with the great sky god, the
Great Father (as well as our own earthly father), gold and other treasures.
birth chart, the Sun symbolizes the role of the Royal Ruler and
the Hero... and in astrology, the Sun is the main character in your
adventure and quest through this lifetime.
Your birth Sun is the Royal Ruler and Hero of your mythic journey
through this lifetime. However - contrary to a commonly held belief
and misunderstanding - not everyone lets their Sun shine out.
don't... not everyone expresses the energies contained in their
birth Sun Sign. I confess that astrologers (including myself) are
much to blame for this common misunderstanding, because we [astrologers]
often get lazy and make comments like: "with the Sun in Gemini
you are blah... blah... blah..."
to the much esteemed astrologer Dane Rudhyar (The Astrological
Houses), the Sun (along with the rest of your chart) contains
"celestial instructions" that indicate the most authentic
way [in my terminology] "to be who you are meant to be."
Astrologer Howard Sasportas put it in a similar, but slightly different
way (The Inner Planets), that your Zodiac sign placements
are your "dharma" in this life. They are your authentic
dharma [authentic pathway] is to buzz. A lion's dharma is to roar.
An artistic person's dharma is to create. And, according to Sasportas,
we would all think it more than a wee bit odd if all of the lions
in the world suddenly decided that they'd be much happier if they
buzzed and then all of the flies chose to start roaring.
Sign's energies are your dharma and are meant to be consciously
developed over the course of your lifetime. The Sun's energies (along
with the rest of your chart) are your most authentic pathway. The
astrological Sun reflects those heartfelt energies that will - sooner
or later - need to be explored, developed and experienced in order
for you to be more fully, wholly "you."
this even further... you'll be a much happier camper if you can
get in touch with and give expression to your Sun Sign's unique
Your Sun Shine
For some folks, letting their Sun shine out is not an easy task.
Yep... for some folks, letting their Sun shine out appears to be
an outright heroic task. For all of us it is a journey taking a
full lifetime to complete.
here's the better, more accurate, way to say it:
the Sun in Gemini your dharma [authentic pathway] is to develop
and move toward the energies of blah... blah... blah..."
Sun Sign at Astrology with Dr Z:
(March 21-April 19) // Taurus
(April 20-May 20) // Gemini
(May 21-June 20) // Cancer
(June 21-July 22) // Leo
(July 23-Aug 22) // Virgo
(Aug 23-Sept 22) // Libra
(Sept 23-Oct 22) // Scorpio
(Oct 23-Nov 21) // Sagittarius
(Nov 22-Dec 21)/ / Capricorn
(Dec 22-Jan 19) // Aquarius
(Jan 20-Feb 18) // Pisces
(Feb 19-March 20) (Dates given are only approximate. The exact beginning
or end of the different signs can and does vary from year to year.)
About the Sun at the Zodiac Master:
of Interest at Amazon
Signs: Want to know even more about your Sun Sign
Deeper - Other Books mentioned in this article: These are
not Sun Sign Books and are not recommended for folks simply wanting
to know more about their Sun Sign.