Your Sun Sign

Insightful, but limited...

Your Sun Sign: Insightful, but Limited

It's true that part of what I do as an astrologer is present Sun sign forecasts to you through various columns I write or the video horoscopes you watch here on Lately, however, I've been thinking a lot about how much the general public understands about Sun sign horoscopes, their worth and their limitations.

So I'd like to give you my perspective. The Sun is an integral part of your chart. It symbolizes your life force, your essence and all of the qualities you're here learning to become in this life. The Sun, however, is not the entire picture. We have an entire solar system of planets and crucial points that affect our energy here on Earth, influencing our cycles and personal development.

Sun sign Astrology is not meant to give you the full picture because it can't. Only a proper birth chart cast by a qualified professional can. This means you need to have a conversation with an astrologer about your unique birth map, based on the exact date, time and location of your birth in order to get the most empowering and inspiring benefits that Astrology has to offer. This is the part of my job I love the most. It's where the magic happens and lives are forever changed through mind-boggling awareness!

So why do Sun sign Astrology at all? Great question.

When I give a Sun sign forecast I'm trying to get you thirsty to learn more about the rest of the picture. At the same time, my goal is to offer you practical advice about major cycles that are influencing your Sun (basic life energy). These cycles are valid and you'll likely resonate with the themes of your forecast. But I hope what my forecasts really do is get you asking questions.

My goal isn't to impress you with accuracy. I cannot be completely accurate for the millions of Aries or Aquarians out there every single week. It's not possible because each one of you has a unique birth chart. Still, you do have the Sun sign in common. The rest of the planets are doing an ongoing dance around your Sun sign, affecting it in ways I can address that will be helpful to you if properly understood. Hopefully, talking about the themes your Sun is going through gets you juiced up to learn more about the rest of your Astrology.

I try to provide you with valuable insights rather than some of the "fluff" you might read elsewhere. This is one of the reasons why I decided to join -- the astrologers here are brilliant professionals who truly understand the cycles in our cosmos and how they affect us both personally and collectively.

So when you read or watch your Sun sign forecasts I hope you benefit from the information because it is valid Astrology. But more importantly, I hope it ignites a passionate curiosity in your soul to learn more. Awareness always leads to enlightenment.