Astrologers refer to the Sun, Moon, and planets as planets that describe the vital energies that run inside us and, in the world around us. The primary source of energy is the Sun, and it acts as the light and life of our solar system and the principle of will, consciousness, and identity. Most of us already know what sign the Sun was in when they were born and identify it as a key to self-understanding.
Yet the Sun will continue to shine all year, whether it’s in your sign or not. It represents confidence, courage, and creativity that can warm and inform us of its power at any time. Seeing the star that our planet orbits and the sun-like images of kings, queens, performers, and leaders inspire those talents within ourselves.
Solar awareness can take away fear. If you lack confidence on your way to a meeting, just think of your heroes and simply place them in your heart. Warm yourself with their faces and breath in the solar qualities that have earned your respect. This is a technique to bring Astrology to life through direct experience.
The individual birth chart shows a limited picture of the planet’s powers. It’s a perception that describes personal strengths and weaknesses, but it’s an incomplete view of reality. All planets and the models they represent are available to us at any time.
The same magic can also be done with the rest of the planets. The Moon gives comfort and security, Venus beautifies, Mercury sharpens minds, Mars brings creativity, Jupiter raises hopes, and Saturn provides structure. Learning the basic features of the planets develops a vocabulary of energy that can be called upon to awaken the talents we need.
Extending your step when you walk imitates Jupiter’s expansiveness, inviting it into your life. Slowing down to a steady pace with decent posture encourages self-control and discipline of Saturn.
The meaning of Astrology’s real magic is more than personality analysis, compatibility assessment, or in the projecting power of cycles. The fact that each of them strengthens human understanding, they are also created on the vocabulary of planetary awareness that motivates all astrological practices. Every time we think, see, breathe, walk, or speak with every planet in mind, we raise their unique abilities and can use them whenever they are needed in our lifetime.