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SUN in Capricorn ☀ (December 21st, 2018 to January 19th, 2019)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

Steady and sure-footed, you have fun while climbing to the pinnacle of success. You're like an ambitious mountain goat, with keen foresight and strategic savvy.

Fairness and honesty are your natural modus operandi in business and your life goals. Having obligations to fulfill fuels your ambitious nature, and puts you on the path of prestige, honor and success in public achievement.

You're a born leader in the marketplace of life. Prudent and hard-working, you can drive a hard bargain, but always with fair play and integrity. Others may be fooled by your apparent mild-mannered meekness, and that famous Capricorn humor, but underneath is a deep seriousness.

Capricorn is the sign of the Supreme Court Justice who successfully troubleshoots the most difficult of problems. If your friends would post signs of appreciation along your path, you would be a friend who goes the distance with them.

Capricorn is Cardinal-Earth, and rules the bones, skin and knees. Its ruling planet is Serious Saturn.

SUN in Sagittarius ☀

(November 22nd to December 20th, 2018)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

With your Sun in Sagittarius fire, you have a gift for philosophy and for traveling in foreign realms— either on this planet or in the higher realms of your mind.

You embody the archetype of Plato's Philosopher King— a leader who has a love of knowledge and the intelligence and reliability to use it well on behalf of living a simple yet profound life. In Plato’s words:

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

Straightforward and honest fly the arrows of truth from a free-spirited Sagittarian like yourself. Add to that your natural ability to utilize the power of positive thinking, and you see why you are an enthusiastic explorer of life.

Wether in your mind or on the earth, the nature of your Sagittarius fire is a wildfire— quick to start, fast to travel on to new fuel, and hot with the friction from abrupt transformations. Thus you life path is one adventure after another. And you’d prefer to do it all with 76 Trombones & a Big Parade.

In its highest manifestation your Sagittarius energy motivates you to be a tell-it-like-it-is crusader--an evangelist for whatever cause captures your spirit. If you become “possessed” by egotism, you can be a convincing snake oil salesman! Either way, you’ll quickly pull out your soap box.

You're rarely subtle about anything, and usually quite outspoken about the truth.

Aided by Jovial Jupiter, the mythological god of good fortune (and plain ol' dumb luck!), you'll always have a benefactor bringing you eleventh-hour help to achieve your goals.

Occasionally impulsive, you jump to conclusions, but this often lands you smack dab in the middle of an insight that can be quite prophetic.

You love to travel, especially to foreign lands, and you may end up married to someone from another country. You love adventure and you guard you own freedom above all.

Your tagline for life might be, "Don't Fence Me In."

 

SUN in Scorpio ☀

[October 23rd - November 21st, 2018]

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It's the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

With your Sun in Scorpio you wield enormous power through your keenly penetrating insight and your personal magnetism.

Issues of sexuality, transformation, death and rebirth--all the deepest mysteries of life--are your domain.

Intense desires and tremendous emotional force power the way you interact with others--particularly in romance. You are never superficial. And nobody keeps a secret better than you do!

Scorpio is the sign of the quintessential sleuth. You're like the cloaked Scotland Yard detective who stops at nothing until you get to the bottom line. The whole truth and nothing but the truth! However, you don’t automatically share what you know.

Scorpio is a water sign, therefore you swim in very deep, sometimes icy, emotional waters. You can be quite reserved, and your true feelings are not seen by others. They must wait for you to tell them. Others see only the calm surface covering the unfathomable depths of your feelings and intuitive powers.

You have a gift for being attentive to the subtlest of clues. You possess a potent resourcefulness for understanding both the light and the dark in human nature.

With a mystical understanding of death and rebirth, you plumb the depths of existence.

When you decide to express your ideas, it is with an penetrating truthfulness. Pluto, the mythological lord of the underworld, is the "muse" for Scorpio. You are at home in the symbolic realms of the unconscious mind.

Scorpio functions as the guardian at the gates of clairvoyant knowledge.

SUN in Libra ☀

[September 22nd - October 23rd, 2018]

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It's the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

Your Libra Sun sign has Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, as its muse.

Relationships have prime time in your Libra mind. You're happiest when you're in a committed partnership, either in romance or business.

With your Sun in airy Libra you are built for grace, not speed. You're known for your good taste, elegance and charm.

Peace, please! You are a gifted diplomat, always counseling cooperation. You'll often bend over backwards to please others, to the point of sacrificing your truth in order to avoid conflict. Your need to have a relationship work is so strong that you'll tip those scales of justice and give up on your balancing act between His-needs Her-needs.

However this tilting of the scales will wear on your sweet disposition--then your strong (but usually hidden) leadership skills come into play, "that’s enough!"

People won't see this coming, which is why you've earned the reputation as a Velvet Hand covering an Iron Fist.

Beautiful surroundings contribute to your peace of mind, and conversely you do not function well in a discordant environment.

"On the other hand..." is your mental mechanism for making decisions. You are a master at weighing both sides of any issue, making it appear that you're indecisive. Actually, you're just looking for the fairest outcome in the land.

A close friend might figure out that when a quick decision is needed, the best way to interrupt your constant balancing of both sides is to tell you what to do. If someone else tries to make up your mind for you, you'll instantly let them know exactly what you want to do!

A natural peacemaker, you enjoy using your skilled diplomacy to find justice in any situation--unless the conflict gets ugly, then you're out.

You seek harmony and balance in all things, including the art you create. You have a natural gift for fashion and interior decorating.

The Sun begins his stay in Libra at the Autumn Equinox, when there is an equal balance of day and night, of light and darkness. Perfect balance! The Libra dream come true!

SUN in Virgo ☀

[August 22nd - September 21st, 2018]

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It's the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

Efficiency, good health, and a brilliant performance of your duties mark the methodicalness of your Virgo Sun.

You are a helping healer who loves to be of service to others.

Microscopic analysis occasionally causes you to have tunnel vision, so keep your eyes on the horizon.

Perfectionism is both a curse and a blessing. On the one hand, you take your jobs too seriously and tend to overwork. However, you know on a spiritual level that perfection is possible and that vision inspires your drive for perfection. And it is the key to your healing abilities.

Step back on occasion and get a higher perspective that looks past the day to day grind.

Your symbol, the virgin, signifies that your high standards can override your attraction to love's adventures. Add a lightheartedness to your romances, lest you decide no one is good enough (including yourself!).

As a Virgo, you are known for being an intelligent, industrious worker. It is through your service to others that you harvest the wisdom from your life experiences.

Virgo is a Mutable-Earth sign. It rules the digestive system. Your ruling planet [Muse] is Messenger Mercury, giving you easy access to all realms.

Virgo is the sign of the harvest, the gathering of the fruits of the material world for practical use. 

You have a reputation for neatness which can border on obsession, and for nervousness and a concern over issues of health. Caution--you can get consumed with worry. 

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is the pursuit of excellence. And the ability to see the perfection in all living things. 

 

SUN in Leo ☀

[July 22nd - August 21st, 2018]

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It's the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

You are born under the sign of generosity and nobility of spirit, the fire sign of Leo. As a Leo you get your courage and solar power from the Sun, giving you strong yang energy to get what you want in life.

Courage is your key word in this lifetime, from the old French word corage meaning heart--hence your nickname, "Lionhearted."

Like the Sun, you shine with an inherent authority as a natural leader. Magnanimous and regal, you never fight unfairly.

You are loyal to those you love and fiercely protective of your family. Your roots lie in the tribal home, and in the dignity of your own personal independence.

You are truly a compassionate monarch, self-confident, creative and born to enjoy being the center of attention--on stage and off.

It's been said, "you've never been loved 'til you've been loved by a Leo."

You may recognize the regal Lions and Lionesses in these famous Leos: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Henry Ford, Aldous Huxley, Barack Obama, Mick Jagger, Neil Armstrong, Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, Robert De Niro, Woody Harrelson and Tony Bennett.

Bonne courage!

 

SUN in Cancer ☀

[June 21st - July 21st, 2018]

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It's the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

"Home sweet lavish home" is Cancer's nurturing motto. Driven to protect and nurture those you love,  you are a homebody and lover of family.

It’s raining feelings! Big sensitive ones--even if you don't show them to others (remember the crab's hard shell?).

Cancer is a water sign, and therefore your emotions are likely to be changeable and as big as the oceans! However you may be too much of an expert at keeping your true feelings hidden and repressed--even from your own self. You're often operating below the surface.

You definitely have strong leadership abilities, but you may keep your own personal goals secreted away, sidestepping questions that are too direct or probing. Others may think you're hard to get to know because of this. You don't mean to be secretive, you're just protecting your vulnerability.  And for this you need to withdraw occasionally from the maddening crowd (even your own beloved family).

You have a marvelously fertile imagination. Both men and women with this sign are usually very good and creative cooks and enjoy feeding others.

You're sympathetic, kind, protective and cautious.

Take time to get to know your ancestry. It grounds you. Acknowledging the deep roots of family ties can satisfy your strong desire to belong, to be part of the whole. Your role as a concerned parent, or the role of your parents toward you, are foremost in your mind. You are the family man, the best of nurturing parents. 

It's easy for you to feel like others are stepping on your most sensitive toe! Deeply sensitive, just like the watery crab when she's molting, you withdraw in defensive resistance when you feel insecure or uncomfortable.

Ruled by the Moon, your moods are variable and reversible, coming and going like the tides, changing from quiet introversion to bubbly extraversion.

You have uncanny instincts for sensing what is needed in any situation. You're a natural leader, particularly in business, since you understand the marketplace and the world as one big family.

 

 

SUN in GEMINI ☀ (MAY 20th - JUNE 20th)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

With your Sun in the intellectual air of Gemini, you have the gift of curiosity. This calls you to travel into the higher realms of thought and to deliver the wisdom you find there to the rest of us.

You have a kaleidoscopic view of the world. Mixing and mashing it up comes naturally to you. You appreciate the You see the world and the people in it as colorful and constantly changing--just the way you like it.


You’re a walking think tank, and a natural communicator.

You are not comfortable coloring inside the box. In fact, you tend to throw out the box completely.  t and to bring back the wisdom you collect and apply it to the Variety is the spice of your life, and your insatiable curiosity has you continually looking for new ideas and new words and ways to communicate.

You're a multi-tasking nonconformist who is easily bored! You can literally juggle many ideas at one time and engage in several projects at once.

Your ingenuity and inventive imagination make you a talented writer. You're a swift communicator because Mercury, the messenger planet, is your muse. Like that winged messenger, you are thirsty for knowledge and deliver your ideas with a flourish.

You're probably known for having a large library, and being a voracious reader. You're meant to be well educated, as this helps to fulfill your life goals.

Even in your youth you loved being in a debate. You enjoyed winning but that’s not the point. You are attracted to the stimulation of the intellectual challenge it affords you. You probably signed up early for the high school debating team.

Highly adaptable and changeable, your Gemini Sun gives you mental agility and sociability that insures your success and popularity.

Gemini is an air sign, meaning it’s focus is the intellect. Gemini functions as a Mediator with an easy ability to “argue” any side in a dispute.

You love to ride the roller coaster hands free and high in the air. Yet you can also be flighty and your easy change in direction can frustrate those close to you.

Variety is the spice of your life. You like to engage in varied experiences in order to stimulate your mind and to ward off boredom!

You’re witty and have a good sense of humor. You’d make a good teacher.

You’re the master of nervous breakthroughs! But in order to avoid a nervous breakdown, you need to settle on one idea or one task once in awhile. You have a highly developed nervous system that is prone to adrenal exhaustion. When you have it under control, you have tremendous intellectual and artistic possibilities.

You’ll never make sitting still part of your routine. If fact you’re likely to avoid having a routine!


 

 

SUN in TAURUS ☀ (April 20th - May 20th)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

Handsome Taurus, you have a Rock of Gibraltar steadiness that sustains your course in life and makes you a valued companion for others. Your way of being in the world is purposeful and undaunted.

Your muse is Venus, the goddess of love and art. She bestows allure, creativity and love both to your physical body and to your relationships. You have the chiseled Greek beauty and powerful determination of a David against Goliath, and the artistry of Bernini who gave us the sculpture of David that depicts your steadied heroic strength.

That's not to say you don't appreciate sensuous earthly delights -- like Balsamic Fig Truffles from your favorite chocolatiere waiting on your fluffed down pillow at the end of the day. And ,sleeping-in on those golden thread 1000 count sheets. Breakfast in bed is a given ~ with Tupelo Honey for your tea.

With Venus as your primary influence and muse, you are fond of comfort, pleasure, and the erotic way of life. You will quite naturally surround yourself with luxury, which is a necessity for you! You enjoy collecting things that are of value, either financially or aesthetically.  

Have you noticed that the symbol of Wall Street is your Taurus Bull? "The oversize sculpture depicts a bull, the symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity, leaning back on its haunches with its head lowered as if ready to charge." Your Taurus Sun gives you an inclination toward the practical, down-to-earth matters of life, making you good with finances--especially other people's money. However greed is not your motivation for accumulating wealth, which you undoubtedly will. Your real purpose for wanting money is the security it brings.

Loyal and possessive, particularly in relationships, you have a powerful emotional nature. You have your own way of doing things, and people who are close to you would be wise not to interfere with the Taurus bull. You're strong willed, and you can really dig your heels in when you think you're being pushed. You can be quite stubborn, as well as being steady, loyal, and kind.

You face the world with unarmored faith, and you draw your strength and inspiration from the luscious gardens of mother nature's cornucopia. Your focus in life is the cultivation and accumulation of resources, which you will grow with your famous Green Thumb. You provide a purposeful, productive and stabilizing influence for yourself, those close to you, and for society at large. Most of all, you life your life fully immersed in beauty! 

Spiritual Strength of Taurus

If your Sun or Ascendant is in the sign of Taurus, your purpose is to teach, and therefore learn, how profound the human need is for beauty--that deep longing mankind feels for the nameless aesthetic that animates and inspires the spirit. For you that often manifests through physical form--through the body.

Through the loving and magnetic touch of your soles to the soil, you experience the natural way you are connected to the world wide web of roots seeking nutrients -- the intricate network that connects and supports the growth of all living things.

You're no ordinary gardener. You are drawing up the wisdom of Gaia to save our planet in its hour of need. If you accept this spiritual challenge, you can work at the razor's edge of needed reforms.  What a perfect time for you to have taken birth, just as a renewed surge of honoring the power of Mother Nature is finding expression . New fields like Biomimicry are taking root.

"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground." Rumi

 

SUN in Aries ☀ (March 20th to April 19th, 2018)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

With your Sun in fiery Aries, the first of the twelve zodiac signs, you're the pioneer who blazes the trail for others.

Fueled by fire, initiative, and daring, you’re the quintessential entrepreneur. Like a modern day Johnny Appleseed, you plant the seeds of new growth for the rest of us to tend and harvest.

You meet life head-on! You're the assertive, often headstrong, Ram who leads the way with undaunted enthusiasm and a tremendous drive to make things happen. You're full of creative energy and zest for life.

Expansive, exciting, and truly heroic, you aggressively initiate new activities, and almost as quickly move on to the next challenge.  Since Aries is ruled by Mars, the god of war, you have the nature of a conqueror, one who loves to win and usually does!

You're a sprinter. You'll always have the spontaneity of a teenager, no matter what your age. Aries is Cardinal-Fire, and rules the head. You're meant to be a leader, face paced and never looking back.  Others may think you're reckless, but to you it's the thrill of spontaneity. 

The phrase “Move fast and break things” was coined by fellow Sun in Aries Mark Zuckerberg. It well symbolizes the energy of the Sun in Aries: you can be headstrong, too convinced of your own opinion, not spending enough time integrating viewpoints from others. 

You are quick to smile, and you're loaded with charismatic charm. Early in life you valued being self-reliant. You have a youthful, direct manner that sees what it wants and goes for it; without any malice in your intent, and never a backward glance!

Mentally ingenious, loaded with originality, you will guard your “right” to do things your own way. You're a born revolutionary!

 

SUN in Pisces ☀ (February 18th to March 19th, 2018)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

For Mystics and Dreamers only! With your Sun in the oceans of Pisces, you have a deep compassion and responsiveness to the feelings of others, which makes you one of the world’s poets, musicians, and dreamers.

Pisces is a water sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths. You can be moody and introspective because just below the level of consciousness you carry a vague sense that you are not at home in this world. And indeed you're not. You've come back to bring the rest of us with you.

As the chameleon of the zodiac, you are a talented actor and versatile thinker. You’re under the influence of visionary Neptune, god of the sea and symbol of the collective consciousness. This gives you a psychic sensitivity to the whole of human suffering, creating in you an other-worldly kindness and tenderness.

You’d prefer to drift on calm waters rather than struggle to fight for your own rights. It’s a fine line that steers you away from martyrdom and self-sacrifice. You must heed the advice of putting on your own oxygen mask first, even if it feels “selfish.”

Mystical and deeply empathic, you are a gentle soul and a savior at heart. You have a soft, considerate, tender touch. If you can learn to give your deep compassion to yourself, you can heal and be healed while dancing beautifully across the stage of life.

 

SUN in Aquarius ☀ (January 19th to February 17th, 2018)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

As an airy Aquarian, you are born in the intellectual sign of the great humanitarians for mankind.

Aquarius functions as a guardian for the rights and equality of others. You are forward-thinking, scientifically minded and quite logical. Heartfelt connection and sympathy for human problems are part of your purpose in this lifetime and a delightful part of your charm. You're never lonely because your friendships are marked by unwavering loyalty, equality and unconditional love.

With Uranus the god of lightning as the "ruler" of Aquarius, you have originality as you muse. You refuse to be predictable or to succumb to conventionally--rebellion is in your bones! So is the need for freedom. You are the originator of "don't fence me in!"

You have the ability to combine your brilliant intellect with the pure expression of your heart in order to give others an objective vision of a different world, a new reality.

Although you are quite noble in your goals, you can also be cooly critical at times. You value logic and the discovery of life's mysteries so highly that you can dismiss your feelings in order to enjoy the heights of your intellectual ideals--this is where Aquarians get the reputation for being aloof.

You are a rebellious spirit and a committed advocate for freedom of self-expression. You will even fight for your right to be unreceptive to other people’s ideas!

 

SUN in Capricorn ☀ (December 22nd to January  18th, 2018)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

Steady and sure-footed, you have fun while climbing to the pinnacle of success. You're like an ambitious mountain goat, with keen foresight and strategic savvy.

Fairness and honesty are your natural modus operandi in business and your life goals. Having obligations to fulfill fuels your ambitious nature, and puts you on the path of prestige, honor and success in public achievement.

You're a born leader in the marketplace of life. Prudent and hard-working, you can drive a hard bargain, but always with fair play and integrity. Others may be fooled by your apparent mild-mannered meekness, and that famous Capricorn humor, but underneath is a deep seriousness.

Capricorn is the sign of the Supreme Court Justice who successfully troubleshoots the most difficult of problems. If your friends would post signs of appreciation along your path, you would be a friend who goes the distance with them.

Capricorn is Cardinal-Earth, and rules the bones, skin and knees. Its ruling planet is Serious Saturn.

 

 

 

SUN in Scorpio ☀ (October 22nd to November 21st, 2017)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

With your Sun in Scorpio you wield enormous power through your keenly penetrating insight and personal magnetism. Issues of sexuality, death, rebirth and transformation -- all the deepest mysteries of life -- are your domain. Intense desires, and a sometimes intimidating emotional force-field, power the way you interact with others--particularly when it comes to romance. You are never superficial. 

Nobody keeps a secret better than you do! Scorpio is the sign of the quintessential sleuth. You're like the detective who stops at nothing until you get to the bottom line. And while you're getting there, gathering the clues, you keep your investigations cloaked. 

You swim in very deep, sometimes icy, emotional waters. You can be quite reserved about sharing both your thoughts and feelings. This makes it nearly impossible, and often frustrating, for others to "read" you. Scorpio is a water sign, indicating that you hold in your emotions. Metaphorically it's the water of a deep cool lake with a calm surface that belies its unfathomable depths. Likewise, others see your calm surface, but only get to know you intimately if you let them in.

Which is just fine for you, until it gets between you and your partner. Just remember, you may think you're open and showing your feelings but likely that's not the case.  Your friends and partners must wait for you to tell them.

When you decide to express your ideas, it is with an penetrating truthfulness. You have a gift for being attentive to the subtlest of clues. You possess a potent resourcefulness for understanding both the light and the dark in human nature.

With a mystical understanding of death and rebirth, you plumb the depths of existence. Pluto, the mythological lord of the underworld, is the "muse" for Scorpio, therefore you are at home in the mystical realms of the unconscious mind. Scorpio functions as a fixed Guardian of mystical knowledge.

The archetype spawned by Scorpio takes many forms, shapeshifting like the sorcerer Scorpio can be. Most recently he showed up on the world stage as  Darth Vader in Star Wars, and as the Artistic Director in Black Swan. But the classic manifestation of the archetype is Dracula, in Nosferatu the 1922 film by Bram Stoker (Stoker had both Sun and Moon in Scorpio). 

Pluto/Hades is the archetype activated in the Dracula dramas. Whenever there is obsession, compulsion and possessiveness, you can bet it's coming from the lord of the underworld. In mythology, not even Zeus can overrule him.

Dracula is obsessed with his victim, thinking of nothing else except how to possess her -- completely. He doesn’t share well with others. Dracula doesn’t get into power struggles. His power is absolute, unchallenged. Losing never crosses his mind.

Halloween is Scorpio’s party. It’s sexier than you might have imagined. Scorpio’s muse is the lord of the underworld (Pluto/Hades), the home of Dracula. When he sinks his fangs into the soft flesh of a woman (what a blatant metaphor!), she’s possessed by him forever. Does she mind? Or is she an unwitting accomplice? Check out the Silver Bullet Band with Bob Seger singing what could be Dracula’s lusty theme song: “Night Moves”  

But that's only half the Scorpio story! The duality of Scorpio is death and resurrection. 

It's true that some Scorpio's like Charles Manson or Sylvia Plath never make the turn to the Light.  As we saw when Luke unmasked Darth Vader, some people are so scarred, so wounded that they can't remember their inner Light. 

Others, like Indira Gandhi, Voltaire, Joni Mitchell, Carl Sagan, Monet, Rodin, took dark subjects and held them to the light. This is the resurrection story at the end of Nosferatu. Dracula's bride holds him lovingly in her arms to keep him until the sunrise, when Dracula dissolves and the man he possessed reappears. 

Whether the dark or light side,  no Scorpio lives a vanilla life. 

 

 

SUN in Libra ☀ (September 22nd - October 22nd)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

Peace, please! 

The Sun begins his stay in Libra at the Autumn Equinox, when the Sun crosses the equator there is an equal number of hours of daylight and darkness. Perfect balance! The Libra dream come true! 

Almost a dream come true...technically we earthlings are riding on a tilt-a-whirl planet. Because of the wobbling angle, the exact date of equal daylight and darkness varies depending on your geographic location. For example, in San Francisco sunset on September 25th is 7:01 PM PDT and sunrise on September 26th is 7:01 AM PDT.  Balance! You can look up the sunrise sunset table for your city here

The Libra zodiac sign is ruled by the planet Venus, named for the goddess of love, art, beauty and most of all--coupling.  Relationships have prime time in your Libra mind, and you're happiest when you're in a committed partnership.

With your Sun in airy Libra you are built for grace, not speed. You're known for your good taste, elegance, charm and beauty. Nowhere is this quality of Venus better captured than in the work of Botticelli,  The Birth of Venus.

Beautiful surroundings contribute to your peace of mind, and you do not function well in discord or mess. You seek harmony and balance in all things, including the art you create. You have wonderful taste in clothing, and decorating. 

"On the other hand..." is the eternal conflict in your mind.  You are a master at weighing both sides of any decision, making it appear that you're indecisive. Actually you're just looking for the fairest outcome in the land.  What if you need to get your Libra friend to make a quick decision? Just try telling her what to do. She'll let you know in no uncertain terms exactly what she wants.

A natural peacemaker, Librans are masters of cooperation. You enjoy using your skilled diplomacy to find justice in any situation--unless the conflict gets ugly, then you're out. The most challenging aspect of the Libran temperament is people-pleasing in order to avoid conflict. Librans will bend over backwards trying to keep the peace, sometimes a great cost to themselves. 

Libra is an intellectual air sign that functions through leadership.

Libra lives in the 7th House

The Seventh House represents marriage and partnerships of all kinds, as well as talents and style of relating to other people. Planets in this house often indicate the type of marriage partner you will seek. Being opposite to the Aries First House of pioneering independence and self-identity, Libra is meant to integrate the individualism of Aires with the Libran need for relationship. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, named for the mythological god of war and the primary lover of Venus. Venus never married, but she did give birth to Eros, also known as the mischevieous Cupid. 

 

 

SUN in Virgo ☀ (August 22nd - September 22nd)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

Efficiency, good health, and a brilliant performance of your duties mark the methodicalness of your Virgo Sun. You are a helping healer who loves to be of service to others.

As a Virgo, you are known for being an intelligent, industrious worker. Some would say that you are the CEO of the universe because of your excellent organizational and analytical skills.

Can't see the forest for the trees? Microscopic analysis occasionally causes you to have tunnel vision. Look through the trees and keep your eyes on the horizon.

Perfectionism is both a curse and a blessing for you. On the one hand, you take your jobs too seriously and tend to overwork. However, you know on a spiritual level that perfection is possible. That vision inspires you and drives you. It is the key to your success. 

Let's face it, you can be picky! You true gift is discernment, separating the wheat from the chaff. Therefore your lessons in this lifetime will center around this ability to focus on what is important and let the trivial things in life fall to the wayside.  Instead of not seeing the forest for the trees, you can learn to see through the trees to the forest.

Step back on occasion and get a higher perspective that overlooks the day to day grind. Your symbol, the virgin, signifies your impenetrable high standards that can override your attraction to love's adventures--which you might consider frivolous! Add a lightheartedness to your romance, lest you decide no one is good enough (including yourself!).

You love to dance, and if you think you can't dance, try it anyway. Your opposite zodiac sign is Pisces, and that's the energy you want to integrate. Pisces rules the feet and loves beautiful music. Pisces is also the compassionate energy you carry quite naturally within yourself. However Pisces is boundaryless like the oceans, so your caring can not only be selfless, it can also be martyrdom. You can lose your own identity, overlook your own needs, in service to others. You want to integrate the Pisces sympathy with the Virgo practicality. You must take care of yourself first so that you have the health and strength to take care of others without it being a drain on you.

It is through your service to others that you will harvest the wisdom from your life experiences. Harvest is a keyword for you. You gift as a healer comes through the gathering and dissemination of the fruits of the material world.

Virgo is a stabilizing earth sign, and rules the digestive system. When you develop symptoms there, it's your indicator that stress is too high.

Your ruling planet is Mercury, which gives you analytical ability as well as an organized mentality. Virgos have a reputation for neatness which can border on obsession, and for nervousness and concern over issues of health. Keep yourself aware of those times when you're being overly critical.

Your mission is the purification of your activities in pursuit of your goals, which you accomplish with the inherent love of excellence in all you strive to do. When you are still, when you rest from the busyness of doing, you know deep within your true Self that perfect is possible. In that place where you transcend ego, you find your destiny. You are here to teach us that we live in a perfect world of divine love. In the process of teaching, you learn that you are perfect just as you are. You need do nothing. You are everything, You are everyone. 

 

 

SUN in Leo ☀ (July 23rd - August 22nd)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

Like the Sun, Leo shines with an inherent authority as a natural leader. If you were born under the fire sign of Leo, you inherited a generosity of spirit and a sense of nobility. As a Leo, you get your natural strength and solar power from the Sun, giving you strong yang energy to go out and get what you want in life.

Courage is your key word in this lifetime. Taken from the old French word corage, meaning heart, Leo was pinned with the tag line, "Lionhearted." Paradoxically, Leos may not know their own strength. Like the archetypal story of Cowardly Lion in Wizard of Oz (1939), it may not be until you perform your first heroic act that you find out how courageous you really are.  Such a powerful archetype will have synchronicities surrounding its appearances--it's not just an amazing coincidence that the part of Cowardly Lion was originally played by Bert Lahr, born  August 13, 1895, a Leo!

Magnanimous and regal, you never fight unfairly. You are loyal to those you love and fiercely protective. Your roots lie in the tribal home, and in the dignity of your own personal independence.

You are truly a compassionate monarch. You're self-confident, creative and born to enjoy being the center of attention--on stage and off. It's been said by many, "you've never been loved 'til you've been loved by a Leo."

You may recognize the regal Lions and Lionesses in these famous Leos: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Henry Ford, Aldous Huxley, Barack Obama, Mick Jagger, Neil Armstrong, Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, Robert De Niro, Woody Harrelson and Tony Bennett. This list could go on and on!

 

Leo's Are Lovers

Second only to the enthusiastic greeting you get from your Golden Retriever, there's nothing as satisfying as the big hug you get from your devoted Leo. Deeply loving, fiercely loyal, sympathetic and protective of loved ones, a Leo can win your heart without even trying!

They shine with a forceful power and a fierceness of character that naturally attracts people to them. They don't grab or compete for power, they simply own it by divine right. Therefore they have a relaxed sense of being in charge of all they survey. (This is not open for discussion).

If you are in a relationship with a Leo (lucky you!) the topic of who rules will never come up. It's a given. However, their regal devotion and loyalty to you is worth the occasional need to bow or curtsy to their authority and their need for attention. Their hearts are huge and in the right place. Their love for you is gianormous! (King of beasts and all that).

If you've never been loved by a Leo and would like to find one in the crowd, there's a quick tell. Their hair is more like a lion's mane than a do.

 

Leo's Zodiac Home is the 5th House

The 5th House is the home for Leo Lions and Lionesses who protect all who enter here. It is "ruled" by the Sun and therefore adds light and shine to whatever occurs within its realm. It is the environment for creativity, spontaneous self-expression and the birthplace for children. If you have any planets in your natal 5th House, they will express their energies with the passionate fire of Leo.

The 5th House is the perfect atmosphere for romance. It's characterized by devotion and loyalty to your tribe. The 5th House is warmed by a gathering of family and friends around a campfire where affection and playfulness are encouraged.

Following the home base of operations represented by the 4th House, the 5th House represents the arena in which your personal creative energies can be released into the world. It is the house of giving birth--to children or to your creative and artistic expression. This is the home off the great actor, playwright, storyteller, musician or artist.

Bonne courage!

 

 

SUN in Cancer ☀ (June 20th - July 21st)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

"Home sweet lavish home" is Cancer's nurturing motto. Driven to protect and nurture those you love, you are a homebody and a lover of family. Cancer is a water sign, and therefore your emotions are likely to be changeable like the tides and as big as the oceans! However you may be too much of an expert at keeping your true feelings hidden and repressed--even from your own self, often operating below the surface.

You definitely have strong leadership abilities but you may keep your own personal goals secreted away, sidestepping questions that are too direct or probing. Others may think you're hard to get to know because of this. You don't mean to be secretive, you're just protecting your vulnerability.

You have a marvelously fertile imagination. Both men and women with this sign are usually very good cooks and enjoy feeding others. You're sympathetic, kind, protective and cautions.

Acknowledging the deep roots of family ties can satisfy your strong desire to belong, to be part of the whole. Your role as a concerned parent, or the role of your parents toward you, are foremost in your mind.

It’s raining feelings! Big sensitive ones--even if you don't show them to others (remember the crab's hard shell?). It's easy for you to feel like others are stepping on your most sensitive toe. Deeply sensitive, just like the watery crab, you withdraw in defensive resistance when you feel insecure or uncomfortable.

Cancer is  the home sign for the Moon--she loves to be in Cancer more than any other zodiac sign. She rules! She rules your moods, which are variable and reversible, coming and going like the tides, changing from quiet introversion to bubbly extraversion.

You have uncanny instincts for sensing what is needed in any situation. You're a natural leader, particularly in business, since you understand the marketplace and the world as one big family.

Keywords: Sensitive, Tenacious, Leader

 

SUN in TAURUS ☀ (April 20th - May 20th)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime.

Handsome Taurus, you have a Rock of Gibraltar steadiness that sustains your course in life and makes you a valued companion for others. Your muse is Venus, the goddess of love and art. She bestows allure, creativity and love both to your physical body, and to your relationships. You have the chiseled Greek beauty and powerful determination of a David against Goliath, and the artistry of Bernini who gave us the sculpture of David that depicts your steadied heroic strength. Your way of being in the world is purposeful and undaunted.

That's not to say you're above some sensuous earthly delights -- like Balsamic Fig Truffles from Forte Artisan Chocolates while you sleep-in on those golden thread 1000 count sheets ~ and all the while having your tea with Tupelo Honey. With Venus as your primary influence and muse, you are fond of comfort, pleasure, and the sensual delights. You will quite naturally surround yourself with luxury (actually you would call it necessity!). You're likely to collect things that are of value, either financially or aesthetically.  

Your Taurus Sun gives you an inclination toward the practical, down-to-earth matters of life, making you good with finances--especially other people's money. Notice that the symbol of Wall Street is your Taurus Bull: "The oversize sculpture depicts a bull, the symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity, leaning back on its haunches and with its head lowered as if ready to charge." However greed is not your motivation for accumulating wealth, which you undoubtedly will. Your real purpose for wanting money is for the security it brings.

Loyal and possessive, particularly in relationships, you have a powerful emotional nature. You have your own way of doing things, and people who are close to you would be wise not to interfere with the Taurus bull. You have a powerful will, and can really dig your heels in when you think you're being pushed. You can be quite stubborn, as well as being steady, loyal, and kind. You face the world with unarmored faith and you draw your strength and inspiration from the luscious gardens of mother nature's cornucopia. Your focus in life is the cultivation and accumulation of resources, which you will grow with your famous Green Thumb. You provide a purposeful, productive and stabilizing influence for yourself, those close to you, and for society at large. Most of all, you are fully immersed in beauty! 

Spiritual Strength of Taurus

If your Sun or Ascendant is in the sign of Taurus, your purpose is to teach and therefore learn how profound the human need is for beauty--the deep longing mankind feels for that nameless aesthetic that animates and inspires the spirit that manifests through form--through the body. Through the loving and magnetic touch of your soles to the soil, you experience the natural way you are connected to the world wide web of roots seeking nutrients -- the intricate network that connects and supports the growth of all living things.

You are drawing up the wisdom of Gaia to save our planet in its hour of need. If you accept this spiritual challenge, you can be on the razor's edge of salvation.  What a perfect time for you to have taken birth, just as the renewed surge of honoring the power of Mother Nature, Biomimicry, is taking root.

"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground." Rumi

 

SUN in ARIES ☀ (March 21-April 19)

Your Sun Sign is how you shine in the world. It provides the solar power for your purpose in this  lifetime. With your Sun in fiery Aries, the first of the twelve zodiac signs, you're the pioneer who blazes the trail for others. Fueled by fire, initiative, and daring, you’re the quintessential entrepreneur. Like a modern day Johnny Appleseed, you plant the seeds of new growth for the rest of us to tend and harvest.

You're the assertive, often headstrong, aggressive Ram who leads the way with undaunted enthusiasm and a tremendous drive to make things happen--and you not afraid to butt heads! You're full of creative energy and zest for life. You meet challenges head-on! Expansive, exciting, and truly heroic, you aggressively initiate new activities, and almost as quickly move on to the next thing that grabs your attention. Since Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, the mythical god of war, you have the nature of a conqueror--one who loves to win and usually does! You'll always have the spontaneity of a teenager, no matter what your age. 

 

Ascendant in Aries

Your Ascendant is the constellation rising on the eastern horizon at the moment and in the place of your birth. It is your sunrise, your personal dawning of a new day. If your Ascendant/Rising Sign is Aries, the way in which you express yourself in the world is direct and quick. Your first instinct is to do, rather than think. Planning ahead? Forget it. Aries rising simply charges forward without much ado.

You love action, and you're often trying to stir up some activity--or controversy! Your strengths lie in your enterprising ways. Finishing things you start does not always come easily, unless your ruler, the planet Mars, is placed in a more tenacious sign such as Taurus or Scorpio. You are quick to smile, and you possess a youthful charm throughout life. You learned early on to be self-reliant, probably stemming from your early childhood experiences. You have a youthful, direct manner that sees what it wants and goes for it; without any malice in your intent, and never a backward glance!

 

Spiritual Strength of Aries

Whether you have your Sun or your Ascendant in Aries, your spiritual strength is innocence. You may be quick to anger and eager to argue, but you never hold a grudge. You don't have much need for forgiveness because you rarely collect grievances! How?  Because you never look back.

You fight, you win (99% of the time), you're done, you've moved on. Your opponent however may be still steaming and thinks you've abandoned the "discussion" prematurely, before they feel  it's resolved (especially if they are an earth or water sign). They may expect you're still angry too, but they'll be wrong. You'll greet them the next time with complete innocence, a clean slate for both of you. Could this be the secret of your unwrinkled brow and youthful countenance? 

The First House holds the energy of your self-expression, self-confidence and self-identity. It's predominant in the first half of your life, more so than your Sun sign which you mature into as you glean the wisdom from life experiences. The First House always has the characteristics of Aries, even if your Ascendant is another zodiac sign. Likewise, any planets you have in the First House will be flavored by the Aries characteristics of self-expression and self-confidence. Because the First House is begins at the point of your Ascendant, it is one of the most significant points in the birthchart. The Rising Sign influences your personal appearance and self-image, and is sometimes referred to as the mask which we present to the world. Planets in the First House strongly affect your personality--your persona--and their characteristics are a keynote of the way you express yourself to others. 

For 2017, Uranus the god of lightning is still in your sign, so sudden changes and 180 degree reversals in direction are a natural part of your life. Keep your entrepreneurial gaze on the sunrise, the dawning of a fresh new year uncluttered by the past. In fact, one reason you’ll be such a winner in 2017 is that you’ll move on and never look back. With Mars as your muse, you’re always looking for Venus! Love at first sight, your modus operandi, comes when Venus shifts into retrograde gear March 4th while she's in Aries, keeping the goddess of love in your sign until June 5th. What might have been a sweet flirtation, unexpectedly lasts. Each 7 year cycle of Uranus, the guy who inspires the 7-year-itch for change, is meant to occur at progressively higher octaves as you glean the lessons of the one that went before. Uranus went into Aries in March, 2011, the beginning of the Arab Spring. He will go into practical Taurus in 2018, meaning whatever you plant in 2017 will grow under Taurus’ green thumb.

So 2017 is your wrapup year for blazing a new trail. You’ve had some heady responsibility in the past, but now Saturn in fiery Sagittarius has brought back your natural desire for adventure and spontaneity. You can take risks and know you’ll be held by the arms of Angels. There are great triumphs in leadership ahead for you, but for now keep yourself in the middle of your tribe so that as you ascend the ladder of success, you won’t end up being lonely at the top. Your dreams come true in surprising ways. You can see how all the changes you’ve made in the past three years have kept your life very interesting and at the same time brought a certain orderliness. In that process you learned to mix inspiration with patience. Enthusiasm with discipline. These are the alchemical ingredients for winning the gold.

Remember, you’re a sprinter. But now you can wait your turn in the relay races. Halt and catch your breath! Look for a major reboot during the time of the Great American Eclipse August 21st in your Friendship Sign--fiery Leo. Creativity, giving birth to a new form, can take on a whole new out-of-the-box form.   Love is definitely in the air with Jovial Jupiter in your house of partnership and marriage--he’ll be ringing the bells of a lasting love. But you must slow your footrace down long enough to pick up the golden apple. For it is by your acknowledgement and welcome that love will enter. The choice to collaborate with Divine Intelligence is the choice for union instead of separation.

 

Fun Facts for Aries

The Constellation Aries: The name Aries is Latin for ram, and its symbol is (Unicode ♈), representing a ram's horns. In ancient Egyptian astronomy, Aries was associated with the god Amon-Ra, who was depicted as a man with a ram's head and represented fertility and creativity. The first day that the Sun enters Aries, is the first day of spring. Because it was the location of the vernal equinox, it was called the "Indicator of the Reborn Sun."  

Element: Fire

Function: Leadership (Cardinal)

Planetary Ruler: Mars

Rules the body's head

 Color: Fire engine red

Birthstone: Sparkling Diamond

Animal totem: The Ram

 

 

 

The LANGUAGE of LIGHT

The celestial map for your journey is written in starlight

Our thoughts are a part of one collective consciousness, one Higher Mind that speaks a universal language. Evidence of this can be seen in our use of mutually recognizable symbols--in hieroglyphs carved in caves, in  myths about gods and goddesses, in storytelling about heroes and heroines on quests to find a holy grail and an answer to the mystery and meaning of life.

Across eons of time we have looked skyward to what we've called the Heavens, sought help in prayers to a Higher Power, called for the intervention of Angels.

I light the world, I light my mind and all the minds which are created One with me.  A Course In MIracles

Immerse yourself in the universal language of Light, Archetypal Astrology. Experience the great rays of love and healing emanating from our one Source, echoing throughout the universe and shining on you now. 

All of us will make at least one profound journey through the dark night of the soul. Not because we want to suffer, but because we sense that going deep into the darkness will cause us to look for the light. In facing our fears, we find the love that fear would hide. 

Written in starlight, you have a celestial map to guide you.  Authored by your true Self, your astrology chart holds your Soul's code. We are like ancient mariners, like the  sailors of long long ago who used the stars for navigation.  It's helpful to know north and south, which way is east or west. But do the stars offer us a bigger message? 

Archetypal Astrology is the study of the meaning in the patterns of stars. Marking the timeless and rhythmic cycles of orbits and seasons, of Moon phases and Sun rises, it requires looking up. Using what I call vertical perception, a suspension of linear thinking.  Inherently intuitive, spiritual and uplifting, archetypal astrology shows us another dimension of knowledge in a language the ego does not speak. It's a shortcut to transcending ego, therefore it has the added benefit of bypassing guilt and suffering. Here's your first step:

Will you believe with me that darkness has no power to stop the light? No more than a dark cloud could stop the fall of a button. The truth can be stated like this:

Darkness is simply the absence of light.

Light is never absent, even when we don’t see it.

Darkness is an illusion.

The pattern the stars formed at the moment of your birth is a unique kaleidoscope design of your journey in time. Like a map that glows in the dark, it will show you the way Home.

I'd love to help you unlock your Soul's code. Everything you need to live a happier, more fulfilling, and truly vibrant life is already inside you, waiting to be discovered. When we work together to apply the meaning and wisdom in your astrology chart to your day to day living, you'll get there quicker than you ever dreamed possible. 

“Your horoscope today couldn't have been more spot on—it took my breath away.” - Ann

Variety is the spice of your life, and your insatiable curiosity is always looking for new ideas. You're a multi-tasking nonconformist who is easily bored! You can literally juggle many ideas at one time and engage in several projects at once. But warn your non-Gemini friends not to try it, even though you make it look so easy.  Your ingenuity and inventive imagination make you a talented writer. You're a quick-witted communicator because Mercury, the messenger planet, is your muse. Like that winged messenger Mercury (he's the same guy on the side of the FTD florist trucks), you are thirsty for knowledge and you deliver your ideas with a flourish. You're probably known for having a large library, and for being a voracious reader. You're meant to be well educated, not only because you love to learn, but also because it's important to fulfilling your life goals. Highly adaptable and changeable, your Gemini Sun gives you mental agility and sociability that insures your success and popularity. You are naturally King of the debate club! Gemini is an air sign, meaning it’s focus is the intellect. Gemini functions as a Mediator with an easy ability to “argue” any side in a dispute. You tend to be flighty because you like to engage in numerous and varied experiences in order to stimulate your mind and to ward off boredom! If you find yourself in a dull mood, boredom is the culprit. You’re witty and have a good sense of humor. You’d make a good teacher or roving reporter--as long as you're not stuck behind a desk or locked into a routine. No way! You have a highly developed nervous system and, when you have it under control, you have tremendous intellectual and artistic possibilities. Pay attention to those out-of-the-blue flashes of genius. The more you act on them the more they will flow through you and out into the world. 
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Archetypal Astrology is the universal language of light.
— Judith Royal, Archetypal Astrologer