Understanding Your Sun Sign: A Study of the Sun's Role in Astrology | Ashley Krout | Skillshare

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Understanding Your Sun Sign: A Study of the Sun's Role in Astrology

teacher avatar Ashley Krout, Making Magic Simple and Powerful

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Introduction to Understanding Your Sun Sign

    • 2. The Sun's Role in Astrology

    • 3. Finding Your Sun Sign

    • 4. Zodiac Signs

    • 5. Inner Work and Journaling with the Sun

    • 6. Thank You

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About This Class

While every part of our universe is important and necessary, I think it’s safe to say that the sun is one of the most influential aspects of our solar system. We’re constantly making new discoveries about space and we know that the sun isn’t the largest object out there, but it’s what our planet is pulled towards and orbits around. It’s what heats our planet and helps sustain life. This makes it have a large influence on us both physically and astrologically.  

This Course Will Cover:

  • The Sun’s role in astrology
  • How to find your sun sign
  • Why general horoscopes don’t always seem accurate
  • The 12 zodiac signs in relation to the sun
  • Twelve journal prompts that will help you work through your ego (the ego isn’t the bad guy!) paired with pictures you can color.

My hope for this class is that it will help you develop and grow a deeper sense of compassion for yourself as you learn about why you operate the way you do.

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Ashley Krout

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1. Introduction to Understanding Your Sun Sign: Hi there. Welcome to understanding your sun sign. In this course, we're going to be learning all there is to know about the sun in relation to astrology. We'll go be on the surface that newspaper horoscopes just skim along and uncovered deeper meaning and insight into who you are, the framework that makes it your character and how the world sees you Well, every part of our universe is important and necessary. I think it's safe to say that the sun is one of the most influential aspects of our solar system. We're constantly making new discoveries about space, and we know that the sun isn't the largest object out there. But it's what our planet is pulled towards and orbits around its what heats our planet and helps the same life. This makes it have a large influence on us, both physically and astrologically. This course is going to cover the sun's role in astrology. How to find your sunshine, why general horoscopes don't always seem accurate. 12 Zodiac Signs in Relation to the Sun 12. Journal prompts that will help you work through your ego. Paired with images you can color and hang up for the months for remind you of your goals or what you want to work on. All the fun is in that sign. So here's an example of one of the pages and the printable. You'll also find the images with blank lines so you can use them as many times as you want , with as many questions as you can think of to work on my hope for this class is that it will help you develop and grow. A deeper sense of compassion for yourself is you learn why you operate the way you dio continue watching to learn about the sun's role in astrology. 2. The Sun's Role in Astrology: in astrology, The sun is classified as a planet, even though technically it's a star. So for the remainder of this class and in most other astrological references you come across it will be referred to as a planet. The sun is the largest and most influential planet in our birth chart. In terms of astrology, it affects how others see us. It's the general framework from a character and how we present ourselves to others. Kind of like our mask to the outside world. When someone asks what your sun sign is there almost always talking about your sun sign? Horoscopes in newspapers, air always referring to your sun sign. Ah, lot of emphasis is put on sun signs, probably because their representation of our ego and it's part of our human nature to be aware of what other people think about us. For a full understanding of your birth chart, it's extremely important to know what your sun sign is and what it means for your life. It isn't the full picture, though, which is why so many people decide that astrology must not be true because their horoscopes , never fit, was actually going on in their life. or how they feel. Your sun sign is one aspect of your entire birth chart, which is filled with other aspects like your moon sign your rising sign all the other planets in our solar system, even some asteroids that have an influence on us. All of these work together to create the tapestry that is you having an understanding of each of these moving parts, plus how they work together. Synergistically is what will give you a deeper understanding of your purpose in this life and the white behind your actions and decisions. So what can your sun sign tell you? Your sun sign can explain why you interact with people the way you dio Are you a fiery areas whose tenacious but may also come across his bossy? Or maybe you're a dependable tourists who doles out sound advice, and others rely on you for support. The other parts of your charts and your life experiences also influence you as a whole, but your general life, essence or life purpose that's illuminated by the sun's position at the time of your birth will remain a study constant. Your moon sign is a dreamy emotional influence, while your sun sign is a more logical here and now influence. It helps keep your inner child and check and operates more from a place of reason than from instinct. Your sun sign can also give you insight into what you're supposed to be learning and working on in this lifetime. Even if you were born under the sign of Virgo, you may not embody all the traits of a typical Virgo. It may be something you're growing towards throughout your life. My son sign is Aquarius, which is considered an indication of a friendly, free spirited person. Throughout my life, I've been terribly shy, painfully withdrawn, extremely modest and basically the opposite of what an ideal aquarium would look like. I spent most of my childhood and my analysts that years suppressing my true self. I was one of the people I mentioned earlier turned off by horoscopes because they didn't fit me. Once I came across more in depth studies of astrology and the different influences the different planets have on our lives. I began piecing together a better understanding of myself. Throughout this process of self discovery, I've noticed myself exhibiting more and more traits that are in alignment with Aquarius. So don't be discouraged if you feel disconnected from your sun sign. There are lessons you can learn from the sun in each of the 12 Zodiac signs, and there's plenty of growth to be had by all. In the next video, we'll show you how to determine your sun sign. 3. Finding Your Sun Sign: The Sun changes signs once a month between the 18th and 23rd of the month, depending on which month it is. The dates for each sign are pretty consistent and really only vary by about a day. Over the last 100 years, most people are born solidly within a specific sign. But if you were born on the date of a sign change, it could be helpful to know the exact time the change occurred. To determine your sign. There are many trust online that showed the precise change of each sign. It's not widely accepted that you can be born on the cusp of two signs. So if the sign changed within hours of your birth time, ah, lot of astrologists will say it doesn't matter. On the other hand, I know a couple of people who were born on what would be considered the cusp of two signs, and they display a good amount of traits of both signs. So if this applies, you go within and use your intuition and guide you to the correct answer for you. The easiest way to find your sun sign is through an online birth chart. My favorite site is Astro Dash charts dot com. Because it's free and it has a simple layout that's pretty easy to use. Go to Astro Dash charts dot com, and we'll enter in your name, followed by the place of your birth and then the date of your birth. You don't have to enter in your time of birth, so if you don't know, it's okay. This is just helpful for anyone who was born on the cusp of two dates. Then go ahead and create your chart. Now, if you've never seen a birth or Natal chart before this conflict, really confusing. But we're just looking for the circle with the dot in the middle and minds at the bottom within the Aquarius sign. So if you don't want to look at that chart, you can scroll down, and the sunshine is the 1st 1 right there on top. The next video, we'll cover each of the 12 Zodiac signs in detail 4. Zodiac Signs: the sun changes signs approximately every 30 days. This gives you about four weeks to Ricana specific intention or to draw in a certain energy . Here are the 12 Zodiac signs in Relation to the Sun and remember that the description of your sign doesn't fit you very well. It's only one portion of your birth chart, and other aspects might be more prominent for you. So first we have Aires. When the sun moves into the fire sign of Aires, it's the beginning of the astrological new year. The energy at this time is ripe with new beginnings, and it's a wonderful time to start a new project and areas. Sun Sign usually comes across as energetic, courageous and ready. To me, a challenge head on. Honesty is an admirable trait amongst areas, but be careful to not be too blunt or sharp with your words. Next we have tourists. Tourists. Sun signs are dependable and stubborn. While they aren't trailblazing pioneers, they are steadfast followers who will tirelessly CIA project to its completion. Even if you were not born with this trait, while the sun is in, tourists take advantage of this determined and dedicated energy to finish up that you've been putting off tourist signs need to be aware of their rigid thinking when trying to relate to others. It's easy to hide behind a dogmatic personality to protect the vulnerabilities within, but it's important to give in sometimes and let people see a softer side of you. Then next is Gemini. Gemini is an intelligent and adaptable sign that skilled and communication thes three trades also describe a broad overview of humans, leading many astrologers to refer to Germany as the most humanistic Zodiac sign. Gemma Nizer restless and don't like to settle. Instead of being content to master one skill they would rather double in several. Venture is usually at one time. If you fall under the Geminis sunshine, be sure to cultivate a schedule that allows for some down time to recharge your batteries. It's easy to get burnout and become moody in your depleted state. When the sun is in Gemini, the energy could veer towards restless, but you can turn that impatient feeling into productivity and adventure. By going out and exploring a new place, you've been meaning to check out or by immersing yourself in a new language or other new skill. I don't even know how many June months I've spent learning how to do a new hobby. I'd always feel restless and frantic to do more and more, and I felt a sense of relief once I knew why. June has always been such a restless month. For me, that is one of the great gifts of astrology. A deeper understanding of why we behave the way we dio when we dio next is cancer. Cancer energy is filled with a lot of contradiction and is widely depicted with a crab like the crab cancer sun signs are vulnerable and soft on the inside and tough on the outside. Ah, cancer make him a process very hard to reach or even controlling. But underneath the surface they could be the kind ist biggest hearted person in your life. When asked to help with something they may say no at first since changes a pain point for them. But once they have time to process a request, they'll usually end up happily helping. For this reason, it's important to remember a cancer sunshine based on their actions and not always their words. While they don't open up very easily if they develop a trusted relationship with another person, that person will have the cancers. Unfeeling loyalty. If you were born under a cancer son, try to work on drawing inflexibility and learning how to be okay with change, as this will help you reach the state of harmony that you likely really deeply desire. When the sun is in cancer, this is a time to go within and find wounds in your past that need to be healed because cancer is drawn to nostalgia and memories. Next is the fiery Leo Leos are the most regal of the sun, signs their natural charmers and generally throw the best parties since the Leo moon occurs during summer, you could take advantage of the lavish extroverted energy and thrown amazing get together. This is also a great time to treat yourself to something you normally deemed too extravagant. This doesn't have to cost any extra money. It could be simply wearing your best outfit while eating dinner at home. Leo's air all about feeling worthy and enthusiastic. What better way to shower yourself in this energy than by using items usually reserved for special occasions? If you were born under Leo Sun embraced your natural leadership and work on self love so you don't become entangled in others opinions of you. And next we have Virgo. Virgos are one of the hardest working, most helpful signs. While their predisposition is to help and to look after others, they want to be appreciated and noticed for their work. Unfortunately, Virgos are not open about this need of recognition, and often times come across as cold or overly reserved. If you were born under a Virgo son, work on being more open with the loved ones in your life. You might be surprised by how much they're willing to help you once you let a little vulnerability through Virgo, energy is excellent for bringing order to chaos. So utilize this time to organize a closet or maybe even your kitchen. Next is Libra. Libra is represented by a scale, which is very fitting because they're all about balance. True balance to them involves happy and harmonious endings. So many liberals will sacrifice themselves and their own happiness to achieve this. This isn't healthy or sustainable, though, so it's important to find balance within your own life as well. Liberals have a knack for making others feel heard and understood, since this sign is also so excellent relating with others. Ah, Libera son is a great time to bring in more harmony. Instead of looking for ways you can add in something or help another person, give yourself permission to cut out something in your life that's causing imbalance and disharmony. This makes room for something greater to come into your life. Then there's Scorpio. Scorpios are one of the most complex signs and one of the most contradictory, even more so than cancers. Instead of soft on the inside and tough on the outside, Scorpios encompass the best and worst of the human condition. A Scorpio might be outwardly collected and calm in a tense situation, but ceaselessly planning for solutions below the surface. Whether good or bad, Scorpios generally have a hidden agenda and everything they dio their intense, adaptable, analytical and passionate. If you were born under a Scorpio sun, be sure to keep this determination under control with useful activities. Scorpio Energy is a powerful time to work through lessons or problems that have been hard to learn from channel this passionate, quick part energy until solutions and growth up next a Sagittarius At its most ideal, Satyajit Terry's energy is happy. Go lucky, Independent and inquisitive sanitary ins don't stay down for long. They're always bouncing back quickly and many times higher than ever before. Sergeant Terry is is one of the luckiest signs since it's ruled by Jupiter. Most vegetarians have a personality and presence as large as the ruling planet. If you were born under a sanitary ISS son, people most likely love you for your optimistic attitude and ability to see the good in any situation. Secretaries Energy loves looking forward to the future through rose colored glasses, So settle into a little daydream session with some calming music. A cup of tea Andrew Journal If you'd like to record the dreams that filter through your mind, if not, just sit back and allow yourself to visualize your ideal future. Next is Capricorn. Capricorns are constantly striving for the top and finding ways through impossible seeming obstacles, just like the goat that represents them. Capricorn carries a study but melancholy and disciplined energy. They're very aware of the seriousness of this life and the passing of time they're studying . This allows them to achieve a lot in their lifetimes. But if you were born under a Capricorn son, be sure to suspend the constant sense of realism long enough to enjoy the life you're building. Due to the relentless, steadfast energy of Capricorn, this is a wonderful time to chip away at a project you found too tedious to finish. Next is Aquarius. Free spirited Aquarian are here to change the status quo. This energy prides itself in being innovative and different and seize people's complaints of this difference as more of a compliment than his criticism. Although Koreans are all about change, their paradoxically fixed on this ideal and do not like to be stopped or questioned, boredom is not tolerated energy during this time, which can translate to a restless feeling during the depth of winter. Socially, a curious energy is contradictory. Think of an extrovert who has a maxed out level that turns them into instant introverts, someone who is warm and inviting. But once they hit their quota, they become detached and aloof. If you were born under the sign of Aquarius, make a conscious effort to detach your personal identity from your ideas and beliefs. When the to become entangled, it can cause hurt feelings when others disagree with your views. During an Aquarius son, draw in the revolutionary energy by brainstorming the changes you'd like to bring into your life and then make it roadmap for how you'll get yourself there, then closing out the astrologically Here is the sign of pie sees this energy is mysterious and elusive. If you were born under a pie sees son, you likely have the ability toe literally. Put yourself in other shoes, which can lead to absorbing their pain and emotions. Be very careful to protect your energy while still allowing your gifts to come through. Tyson Zehr strongly tied to the spiritual world and three birth so a past life might be easier to access during this time, whether through dreams, regressions or meditation. In the next video, I'll go over how you can use the energies of each of these signs to do some deep inner work 5. Inner Work and Journaling with the Sun: The ego gets such a bad rap from people, but it's truly there for our benefit. Since it operates from a fight or flight mentality, it can get programmed and bogged down by emotions and events throughout our lifetime that are important to heal. This typically happens because your ego is trying to protect you from a situation. It's not a permanent sentence, though. We can utilize the energies of the various Zodiac science to hell. Different aspects of the ego. In the class download section, you'll find the Course Handbook, which contains 12 questions to help you heal common ego problems work through each question as the sun changes signs in whatever way works for you. You could either set aside a specific time each month to work in the journal or hang up one of the coloring pages with the questions and ponder it for the duration of the sign. I've included a coloring page with no question for each sign as well, so you can continue using the coloring pages to journal with or answer other questions you come up with. However you choose to use the journal, I hope it brings you growth and healing 6. Thank You: I want to thank you for allowing me to be a part of your magical journey. My intention with this class and all of my classes is to break down seemingly hard topics and too easy to implement information. So you can begin drawing in more magic into your life and have a deeper understanding of yourself and your purpose on this planet. At the end of the class handbook, there is information on where you can find more of my classes. I hope that every step of your path brings you growth and blessings. Thank you so much.