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The Astrological Sun is a primary symbol for the awareness of our unique human Self, and the creative expressions and passionate outpourings that we gift to the world. As Earth beings we circle around the Sun, year after year.
Each house represents a basic facet of human experience from birth to death. The Sun spends about a month highlighting the affairs of each house, completing a full cycle in one year. Use the guide below to cultivate and enrich your Solar aspirations.
From the moment of our first breath, we strengthen in chi, and gradually keep discovering, expressing and becoming more conscious of our greater Selves. (Fire)
We sustain our bodies through the use and appreciation of food, shelter, and material goods for living and thriving. (Earth)
We are curious to understand and delight in the associations we make. Strengthen connections with peers, and team up. (Air)
We create home as a personal base of operation, as well as the psycho-spiritual home we carry within. Nurture deeper emotional expression with attention to family and origin. (Water)
With heartfelt generosity we entertain children of our body and mind, including our inner child. (Fire)
Attend to the health and maintenance of your self and your community. Learn skillful techniques to sort the wheat of life from the chaff. (Earth)
We have honed our best selves through the first six houses. Now we are ready to join in partnership, and polish the art of collaboration. (Air)
As we merge deeply with others we may care passionately, hold tightly, then allow for dissolution to take place. (Water)
As we further our education, we can tap into higher levels of inspiration, unfold in wisdom and develop our social conscience. (Fire)
Todo Tiene su Effecto © Adriana Maria Garcia 2012
Our task here is to take responsibility for building our reputation, and sharing our gifts with meaningful livelihood. (Earth)
Interrelationships with groups and friendships open up the big picture. Choose seed visions for the next Sun cycle and set intentions with imagination and higher purpose. (Air)
Alone, yet intuitively merged with collective identity, we reap our rewards, chase our shadows and accompany our muse. (Water)
Sandra Pastorius © Mother Tongue Ink 2018
From We'Moon 2019
To learn the dates that the Sun enters each of your Houses, refer to your Birth Chart for the Sign and degree on each house cusp, and then use an Ephemeris to find the corresponding date that the Sun enters each of the Houses. You may calculate your chart using: Astro.com or contact Sandra for assistance.
Sandra Pastorius aka Laughing Giraffe (Ashland, OR) has been a practicing Astrologer since 1979, and writing for We'Moon since 1990. Look for her collected We'Moon essays under "Galactic Musings" at wemoon.ws. As a Gemini she delights in blending the playful and the profound. Email her about Birth chart readings and local Astrology Study Groups.
Featured Image: The Golden Ratio © Lisa de St. Croix 2017(Santa Fe, NM) is a metaphysical artist, creator of Tarot De St. Croix and De St. Croix Lenormand. Lisa teaches art and tarot workshops in her studio, globally and as workshops. Decks and info at lisadestcroix.com
The Sun and Moon are in a cycle of relationship, a dance of periodic change. This celestial phenomenon offers us a dynamic mandala for exploring and growing in our own phases of life. We may view and use the Lunation or Moon Phase Cycle as our personal Teaching Wheel and Divining Guide.
The cycle of Lunar phases offers us an inner guidance system for insight into our life experiences. Each lunation cycle consists of eight phases which reflect gradual and distinct perceptual shifts as the Sun/Moon angle changes. Like changing lenses, our subjective Moon views shift every 3.5 days into the next phase.