The Astrological Planet
Actually, The Sun has no visible motion,
although we know it moves because nothing in the universe
can hold its place by standing still. However, ancient
astrology dealt with things as they appear rather than as
they are. For example, just as the wind which blows
South was to the ancients the North wind because it came
out of the North. Therefore, when astrology speaks of The
Sun's motion we must not overlook the fact that what we
actually mean is the Earth's motion which we measure by or
describe in the terms of the apparent motion of The Sun.
That the ancient masters knew this, can be seen in the
order of the planetary hours: Saturn, Jupiter,
the placing of The Sun between Mars and Venus clearly
showing that it represents the Earth in this
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Astrological Influences of The Sun
The Sun is the most important influence
streaming down from the celestial heavens. Without The
Sun on Earth, there is no life. So it is true of our Sun
in our Sun
The Sun represents the Spirit, our Divine
Spirit, our Father. With that it carries our
strength, vitality, will power, and the fire within us to
propel us forward in our lives. Without it, we can do
nothing. The Sun is “the circle of Spirit.” It receives
its life-giving force from the Infinite Source at The
The Sun serves as your guide through your life
and where it is positioned in your Natal Chart is where you
must pay particular attention. The Sun stands for
“You!” It is showing You what you must become, your
greater purpose, in your unique house and sign! This
is your road map to your individual Self, with the help of
Spirit. The Sun in your chart will point you to where you
will find fullness in life and where your true Spirit will
find full expression of its divine gifts.
The Sun is also the "Light-Bringer" and
illuminates us. The Sun in your chart casts its
illumination and light to wake up your consciousness. It
is awareness at its fullest and it’s exaltation is when
we recognize where our true purpose lies.
This is The Sun’s highest power in our lives.
Waking us up from a deep sleep and carrying us to the top
of the sky with its loving rays! The Sun is our ultimate,
realized Self. With the guiding light of the Spirit, we
climb to the top through understanding and complete our
The Sun is the planet of the Self. It
represents the Self, ones own personality and ego. That
is to say, that which makes us unique individuals.
The Sun helps us to achieve our creative abilities.
As the Spirit creates, so The Sun, representing the
Spirit, helps us to be creative.
The Sun empowers the individual to meet the
challenges and overcome the obstacles of every day life.
When we become The Sun in our sun sign, we have achieved
the greatest task on our journey through the Natal Chart of our
Mythology of The Sun
Our solar system's star, the Sun, has
inspired mythological stories in cultures around the
world. To the Egyptians it was Ra, Amen, Aten, or Osiris,
each with a different religious significance. The winged
globe in Egyptian art is a familiar representation
of the solar orb. Atenism, the first impersonal concept
of the Deity, worshipped only "the power which came from
The Sun," and forbade any emblem or idol that would tend
to substitute a symbol for the thing itself.
To The Persian the Sun was Mithras; to the
Hindu, Brahma; to the Chaldean, Bel; and to the Greek,
Adonis and Apollo. In Free-masonry Sol-om-on, the name of
The Sun in three languages, is an expression of
Likewise, many other ancient cultures like the
Aztecs of México, Native American tribes of North
America, and the Chinese also worshipped the Sun.
They built stone structures or
modified natural rock formations to observe it and
our Moon. They
charted the seasons, created calendars, and monitored solar
and lunar eclipses. These architectural sites show evidence
of knowledge and deliberate alignments to astronomical
phenomena such as sunrises, moonrises, moonsets, even
the stars and the planets.
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