When I got to the astrologer’s house for my reading, I could see she was a tough old bird and hardly the ethereal mystic I was anticipating. She reared back in her chair and said, “Honey. Not only should you not marry this guy, you should shoot him so nobody else does!” She also said he’d be married 6 or 7 times and that I’d be divorced in 2 years, and gave me a litany of reasons for all that would transpire.
I was so ticked off by her cavalier assessment of my great love that I never even let her finish the reading and just left in a huff. More fool, I!
So, two years later, when all she’d said had proven true (of course it did take a while longer than that for all those marriages of his to take place, but take place they did!) I returned, apologized, and asked if I could study astrology with her. Many teachers and much learning later, I began writing about Astrology for magazines like Cosmo, Mademoiselle, Mode, Grace and Sweet 16.
It tickles me no end that when I first began this journey into Astrology (for this lifetime, anyway) that it was considered a bizarre thing to study. Now that everybody and his mother has an astrologer, an acupuncturist, a yoga instructor and a tai qi sifu, Astrology seems practically mainstream.
I’ve received so many inquiries lately, wondering why I never blog about the Stars, I’ve decided that for a little while, as we shift into each new zodiac sign each month, I’ll try to share a few insights about what that might mean. Nothing too serious, just a taste about Sun Signs.
Sun Signs … a self-discovery tool
Your Sun Sign isn’t the whole ball of wax, by any means, but it is a major player in the interpretation of what your soul brought to the party of life in this incarnation. It’s a snapshot of dominant traits, an archetypal big picture of your persona, drives, worldview, etc. – we all know a Cancerian life is drawn to the need to nurture, a Virgo life to the need to establish order, etc. – yet this is still just one part of a large and complex picture in which nine planets (each with its own energy agenda) and twelve houses (each with its own special significance) all intersect with each other in dynamic ways to form a blueprint of the soul.
Your Sun Sign is, however, one of the three most important placements in your horoscope (Sun/Moon/Ascendant) so it’s a pretty good place to begin. Who knows, this little snapshot just may show you enough of the bigger picture to whet your appetite for learning more.
© Cathy Cash Spellman/The Wild Harp & Co. Inc 2014