The Sun is our solar system's fatherly figure and the celestial body that governs our visible sky with its god-like power. The Sun provides our world with essential building blocks of life and has been praised by nearly ever culture in history. Our beautiful Sun also takes center stage in the study of astrology, helping humans to decode our astrologically programmed personalities and marking our position in the astrological age.
Using our ancestor's ancient methods, the Sun can tell us that we are nearing the end of the Age of Pieces and approaching the Age of Aquarius. Approximately every 2,150 years we shift through a new Astrological Age which roughly outlines the age's focused energy and how that Age will affect Humans. The Age of Pisces has helped us find a deeper understanding of spirituality through many monotheistic religions, namely Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The Age of Pisces was also a herald for the great pilgrimages of Earth, as Pisces has dominion over the feet and is associated with travel.
Astrological Ages have affected the affairs of humans as early as 8,000 BC. Chances are that Og the Caveman had no idea how to chart the stars, let alone what stars even were - but that doesn't mean the heavens didn't have plans for us since day one.
What's your sign?
When someone asks "what's your sign" they're referring to your Sun Sign. Your sun sign is responsible for a range of personality traits, it is the reason for your normal behavior and most basic personality traits. Think of it as the foundational platform on which your tower of personality is built upon. Those born with Taurus the Bull as their Sun Sign typically show artistic, resourceful, loyal and stubborn personality traits. Those born with Gemini the Twins as their Sun Sign typically show inquisitive, quick, versatile and dual-sided personality traits. Finally, your Sun Sign is determined by which of the 12 zodiac houses the Sun is in during the time of your birth. So if you were born while the Sun was in the Leo constellation, that makes you a Leo.
Your Rising Sign, aka Ascending, is determined by which zodiac constellation was on the horizon line of Earth at the moment of your birth. Your Rising Sign is best described as the way you act when giving your first impression and your overall social temperament. Those with Cancer Rising are typically structured, secure, intimate and sympathetic listeners. Those with Aquarius Rising are typically humanitarian, idealistic, intellectual and sometimes stubborn. Just as the Universe flows between positive and negative, so does each zodiac sign and their personality traits. The list runs long on the effects the Sun has on the solar system, on Earth and on humans.
How could modern Science so readily deny the ancient knowledge of Astrology? Because there's no physical proof? Because Science has not discovered a way to measure the effects of Astrology? There is more than enough evidence today that the planets, moons and stars have some strings attached to the limbs of all humans - but it is we who name the stars, we who chart them, we who give them legend. Perhaps there is a symbiotic relationship between humans and the Sun, but will be widely denied existence until Science can measure this metaphysical energy.
I believe it may be a combination of both our own will and the will of the planets. I champion the idea that we are blessed with a sign of the Zodiac at birth, but I do not believe the Sun has domain over my own actions in my life. Perhaps the question you need to ask yourself is who has more control over your daily life - you or the Sun?