YOUR ASTROLOGICAL IDENTITY
The sign which the Sun was in when you were born tends to give you your astrological identity. How many times have you heard the question, “What sign are you”? . . . How many times have you had people identify themselves with the statement: “I am a Leo, I am an Aries, I am a Pisces”, etc. . . . Many times for both questions, I am sure.
Practically everyone knows his or her own Sun-sign. You probably have also noticed that most people have heard some simplistic Sun-sign interpretations and they are likely to add, “I am a natural leader–I’m a Leo, you know”; or, “Of course I have a temper, I’m an Aries”; or, “Pisces people are naturally psychic”.
These generalities are sometimes accurate, but not all Leos are leaders, not all Arians have temper tantrums, nor, are all Pisceans especially psychic. Even when these simplistic statements are true, there are many more influences in the Sun-sign of each individual and many other astrological influences that affect that individual’s personality. If astrology were taken no farther than the Sun-sign, it would be telling us that we are like every other person who was born under our particular Sun-sign!
YOUR RISING SIGN
It would be impossible to even estimate the number of individuals who share your Sun sign, but just the opposite is true for your Rising sign. Only those who were born at the same geographic location and at the same exact moment of time could share the same precise second, minute, and degree of the sign upon your Ascendant. A difference in birth time of even a few minutes and/or a few degrees of latitude or longitude can alter the signs upon the houses and the locations of planets within the houses.
The horoscope is a circle, and the whole is made up of its many parts. The well-known Swiss psychoanalyst, Dr. Carl Jung, coined the term, “Synchronicity”, for life within the horoscope. Under that concept, the Rising sign represents the beginning of the natal chart as birth represents the beginning of life–the first part of synchronization. Like the horoscope, life is also a circle whose whole is made up of its many parts. Unlike the familiar TV beer commercial, however, we DO “Go around” more than once, and it CAN “Get better than this”.
Astrology, by way of the horoscope, symbolically divides life into twelve general areas called houses. There is a sign of the Zodiac upon the cusp (beginning) of each house. Your rising sign (Ascendant) is on the cusp of your first house, and signs upon the rest of the houses are determined progressively from that sign which was rising on the eastern horizon at the exact time and place of your birth. This makes your horoscope as individual and unique to your personal identity as are your fingerprints.
Some astrologers refer to the interpretation of the rising sign as the Mask we show the world–our public image. It is that part of our personality that we feel safe in allowing others to see. It may also disguise those facets of ourselves that we would prefer to keep to ourselves. Consequently, the delineation of influences from your rising sign could very well be descriptions of the way other people see you, though not necessarily the way you see yourself. It is certainly not the whole you or the ONLY you, but it could provide you with a valuable source of insight for enhancing your own self-awareness.
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INTERPRETATION, PERSONALITY PROFILE
Getting together all the information that makes up the face of his chart has primarily been mathematical and scientific–in a word, technical. The computer has used the date, time, and place of his birth to select and print out the interpretations of his Sun-sign, his Rising Sign (Ascendant), the Signs on the Houses, the Signs and Houses the Planets are in, and the aspects of the Planets to each other. These interpretations apply only to HIM.
In interpreting the total Personality Profile, however, we must add two more dimensions to the technical: “Symbolism” and “Intuition”. These operate mainly from our subconscious mind. Allow his intuition full play as he carefully studies the face of the chart and allows its symbolism to “speak” to him. Often the chart can provide a key that opens the subconscious. If he doesn’t consciously “feel” anything, don’t worry about it. Just allow the full power of his intuition to apply, and keep his mind as open as he possibly can.
Now go back and read the printouts again: all the way from the Sun-sign through the aspects of Pluto. Try not to reject any statement–not those he dislikes, or even those he likes. Note any statement which he strongly agrees or disagrees with, and mark it for later study. Then add all statements which seem to contradict each other to the list. When he studies the “contradictory” statements, try to determine if any of them might apply to him at a different time, or in a different place. Then consider if the pair could modify each other and produce an interpretation that does apply to him.
Astrology is not judgmental–it just IS. It doesn’t tell us what is “good” or “bad”, it only tells us what the influences are. We give the most optimistic and positive interpretation to that information that we possibly can. However, it has been our experience that often the most valuable information we can get from a chart is the awareness of those obstacles and stresses we need to overcome in order to grow and fulfill our lives according to our own individual value systems.
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Charlie Hawes has developed a fascination for the spiritual and metaphysical world around us. He enjoys researching and sharing ideas about how to better understand ourselves and the worlds we live in. Read more