For those individuals genuinely interested in astrology, there’s often an uneasy confusion due to the variety and quality levels of information that are available. Distinguishing well-written, in depth and quality astrological analysis from shoddy journalism fakin’ the funk as life-changing zodiac forecasts becomes increasingly perplexing.
I can’t speak for everyone. However, for myself, the journey of astrological discovery began with the desire to learn more about my “sign”, also known as my sun sign.
So my words won’t prove to be confusing:
the term “sun sign” is used because it’s indicative of the placement of the sun on the day and at the time of your birth.
When astrologers refer to sun signs, in lay people’s language that means: “who you attractin’ with that line, what’s your name, what’s your sign?”
Got it? Good.
The astrological writings which present our zodiac signs as a set of ready made, microwave, “just add water” characteristics are plentiful. However, this article will not be representative of that train of thought.
More and more every day, I’m arriving at the realization that our sun signs are more of a state of awareness than a pre-assigned set of personality traits.
Our signs represent our cosmic homework and life purpose. They’re symbolic of the destination we need to arrive at in order to release our creative potential and self-expression most effectively.
Being born under a certain zodiac sign doesn’t automatically “make” us anything. However, becoming aware of the experiences we need to undergo in order to fulfill specific aims based on the symbolic energy of the signs is a whole new ball game.
For example, the fact that you’re a Scorpio doesn’t instantly make you sexy, passionate, jealous, and intense.
However, as a Scorpio, you may need to align yourself with certain experiences which will allow you to develop your sexual magnetism, transcend feelings of vindictiveness or incite deep drives and passions.
As a result, these crises may prove to be quite intense and lead to a transformation in your fundamental nature. Which, in turn, aids in your personal development.
There are many of us who don’t “feel” like our signs. This could be due to a number of factors. It could be that there’s a significant influence from other signs’ energy within our birth charts. Or, it could also be that we haven’t grasped this fact:
We must claim our sun signs.
The sun is not something that’s just handed over to us on a silver platter.The act of living consciously, with keen awareness is required if we plan on embodying the most evolved version of our signs. We must discover and work in tune with our cosmic homework.
Aries: Pursuing independence. Gaining the courage to stare adversity straight in the face and forcing it blink first. It’s okay to give yourself permission to go where no Woman or Man has gone before. It’s also okay to not give a damn about those who challenge your right to be absolutely, positively YOURSELF. You can do this in an enlightened way by peeping Libra’s diplomacy.
Taurus: Establish security and building wealth. Yes, I know seeing a big bank balance is cool, but life won’t work if you’re financially stable, yet morally and spiritually bankrupt.
Root yourself in life’s natural processes. Keep it simple, but remember: the only constant is change.Take a page out of Scorpio’s book of passion and that will give you just the jolt that you need.
Gemini: Intellectual inquiry. I hope you can sit still long enough to read this!! You require experiences which pique your endless curiosity. Diversity, variety, and multi- anything suits you. The devil is in the details, but you might want to check out how Sagittarius grasps the parts and weaves them into a holistic, meaningful philosophy.
Cancer: If you’re walking the sideways path of the Crab, gaining emotional intelligence is vital. Cancer requires experiences where they can thrust themselves into the nurturing, caring role.
Thereby employing their deep and acute sensitivity as a mechanism to support themselves and others. In addition, to fulfill your potential, it’s essential that you establish a family,whether by blood or ideology. People with whom you can enjoy healthy human interaction out of choice and not dependence. Study Capricorn for clues on incorporating an ample dose of objectivity into your intuitive world.
Leo: You need experiences which will get you noticed. Your ruler, the sun radiates, shines and illuminates. This particular brand of glistening must be incorporated into your life in order to obtain wholeness.
It’s highly beneficial for you to receive individual recognition for your creative efforts and talents. However, observe and take note of Aquarius’ ability to incorporate others into their activity and creating a win-win for everyone involved. Use your mind as well as your heart.
Virgo: The fuel that feeds you consists of experiences which will allow you to establish authentic priorities. Endeavors that clearly distinguish the essential from the trivial and unimportant. Events which will test your wisdom surrounding your ability, or inability to use your discriminating powers of the intellect in a wise and productive fashion.Yes, flaunt your mental craftsmanship!
Rest assured, whatever situation you find yourself in, you can improve it. The question is: will you? Turn to Pisces for lessons in empathy and compassion. To help remind you that humans aren’t a statistic or flow chart. No “system” replaces the personal touch.
Libra: Collaborative experiences which serve as a your mirror are right up your alley. Teamwork, “full cooperation and total attention”, partnerships which require shared responsibilities.
That’s your language. Internal and external harmonizing which allows your beauty and creativity to flow into the world irrespective of the specific endeavor. This is your balance. You might want to holla at Aries for guidance on retaining a solid individuality within group dynamics.
Scorpio: You need the raw, gut level, instinctive truth. The experiences which will provide the intensity that you need to enhance your life force can’t be found in re-runs of “leave it to beaver”.
The psychological underworld in which you need to participate goes deeper than Eddie Haskell’ shenanigans. To feel alive, you must see through the veils of life’s illusions and confront it’s taboos.
What gives you the opportunity to do this better than delving into matters of a sexual nature? Or, digging deep into the recesses of psychology, the occult, and the study of power. As to not allow passions to totally consume you, take a page out of Taurus’ book on the calm life. Sometimes, an even keel can work for you.
Sagittarius: Do you have your mental, physical and spiritual passports ready? You must participate in the quest for higher, expansive and all- inclusive thought. Whether this search requires you to obtain a stamp on your visa or the inside of a library book, you have to embark.
Experiences in which you can educate yourself and others and make your world just that much bigger is what your cosmic homework requires. The discussion and transmission of ideas, concepts and philosophies is music to your ears and food for your soul.
You have a friend in Gemini, who won’t allow you to become too grandiose. Incorporating a variety of viewpoints will help you to remember that YOUR truth and discoveries are just that. You can leave your “converter” at home.
Capricorn: Your cosmic homework is to accomplish and achieve while using your integrity as both a foundation and a guidepost. You require experiences that will allow you to make your mark in this world through your ability to build mental and physical structures which stand the test of time.
Hard work, dedication and focus are resources which you can summon in abundance. When you’re able to participate in activities which activate your organizational skills, you’re well on your way to devising strategy for the completion of short and long term goals.
Ultimately, worldly honors, prestige and status await you. However, take heed to Cancer’s example of self-care and nurturing to put the icing on the cake.
Aquarius: You need a revolution. It doesn’t have to be one which consists of calling friends for bail money after your protest went awry, but in a matter of speaking, it’s about continuous revolt against the implanted voice of authority within yourself. It’s required that you undergo experiences which will usurp the pseudo- police and put the real you back in charge.
As a result, you will be in a position to serve humanity a catalyst. Asking others the important, shocking questions regarding just who they’re listening to when making life-changing decisions. Is it family, race, culture, gender…. or is YOURSELF? Yes, you’ve worn these shoes, so you’ll know precisely where on the path most are treading, but look to Leo to remind you of the warmth required for such important work.
Pisces: Create. Dream. Visualize. You must participate in experiences which will allow you access to the realm which bypasses the physical senses. After all, it’s your natural habitat. Once you stake your claim here, you have the potential to make significant spiritual progress.
The use of intermittent periods of solitude to participate in this world is strongly suggested. Upon entering, call on Virgo’s highly tuned powers of discrimination to prevent your mind from gathering wool. The precision of thought will help reduce cloudy logic and allow you to enjoy the marriage of intellect and intuition.