Have your ever wondered why your favorite horoscopes often ring true? There IS a method to creating Sun Sign Astrology Columns. In most cases (thanks to the tropical Zodiac), if you know a person's birthday you know her Sun sign. Couple that with the fact that the Sun is a major player in everyone's birthchart (it signifies our personal will) then you have a great recipe for generating meaningful astrological insights with such little information.
In Sun sign columns the astrologer first makes your Sun the 1st house of the astrological chart and then each preceding sign becomes the next house in order. This is important because in astrology the houses tell us what area of life (including: home, career, finances, sex) are effected by the planetary placements. Next, the astrologer uses the current time period's planetary configurations to see how they are effecting your Sun and...Viola! You get meaningful and often times useful delineations catered to one aspect of your birth chart.
Often Sun sign columns and horoscopes are ridiculed as generalized, useless scams...and that's me sugar coating it. Like anything not all horoscopes are created equal and I've been questioning and looking into their usefulness since (November 2014). I've learned they are useful. But I also know they need to be both better understood by the public and could be approached more professionally by the creators.
Sun Sign Astrologers do their best to give their readers useful insights working with what little information they have but readers must remember two things. 1. The Sun is only one important body in a person’s birth chat. 2. Sun Sign astrology is not all there is to astrology.
If you really want to explore the full benefits of astrology you’d need to have your natal chart read with an astrologer. This requires knowing the exact: Day, Year, Time (as found on birth certificate), City and State of your birth.
Astrology describes basic human behavior through the three modalities. These three flavors are: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable.
I myself am a mash up of Cardinal and Mutable energy. Reflecting on my average work day I realized that I hit the gate running with my Cardinal side. I wake up. I do my pushups, I meditate, I pull my tarot cards, I journal and set up my Evernote files. Boom Go! Go! Go! no time for distraction. No wavering.
This gusto is great at setting the general tone for my day but sometime between 2:30-4pm and 7-9:30pm I get into my "Mutable phase."
Knowing this about myself allows me to organically organize to MY natural tendencies and strengths. I know that I should not do concentrated meaningful work (like write a blog) during my mutable time. I also know that If I find myself wandering from thing to thing that I should be easy on myself and allow the mutable side to step in.
Having these astrology words (Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable) as a sort of internal software affords me great insights about my day and how to realistically set expectation. From this information, I also know that I would benefit from learning from people of a fixed nature because that is a modality somewhat lacking in my birth chart.
I glean all of these understandings by inviting three simple words (Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable) into my life and it doesn't even require my birth chart (though my birth chart would confirm these observations).
Astrology brings clarity to my life and it allows me to work better with what IS...And that's why I love Astrology.
You have the power of fire on your side. Your life is dictated by action and you're not about to let the moment get past you. Your passions reign supreme and you just find yourself in situations without much thought of how you got there.
The fiery clan is essential in this world in order make things happen. Y'all are the shakers/movers and hustlers that get the ball rolling for the rest of us. You have the energy that needs to burn everyday but this can come at a price of triggering adversarial social situations around you. Some of the pitfalls can be lack of long-term vision, unwillingness to work at other people's pace/intensity and a short-term memory that can make others feel unimportant. Your gift is power but your lesson is tact. Unlike most, you can manifest to great heights by your sheer will alone but you'd rise to more fulfilling heights if you used your power to inspire the loyalty of a supportive team.
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