Introduction to Astrology, part I. “You are more than just your Sun Sign”

The “cosmic being” is an Archetype found in many cultures across the millennia. From the Vedic Puruṣa, to the primordial giant Ymir of Norse mythology, just to name a few. Cosmic comes from the Greek word Kosmos, a word which ethymologically suggests a complex yet orderly system – something that’s more than the sum of its parts. Just as we are. As much as our Heart is the center of our body, both physically and energetically, our whole physical and energetical
being is composed of a number of other parts and functions that are equally as important; similarly, our Solar System, backdropand its orderly, harmonious whole, does not just consist of the Sun alone. In Astrology, the Sun is the natural ruler of the Heart and its planetary counterpart, signifying our Inner Self, the core of our Being, our very Essence – but there’s more to us than that. Personality, emotional needs, physical appearance, intellect, drive, motivation, ambitions, Life philosophy – all of these exceed the natural rulership of the Sun, which remains the Centre to which we’re anchored. In any Natal Chart or Horoscope, the expression of one’s Sun Sign is naturally coloured by the presence of all of the aspects above in guise of the other planets (and asteroids), and the respective aspects they make to the Sun itself and to each other. The generic Sun Sign descriptions that are found in most Astrology