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Release Our Shadow With The Power Of The Sun

The source of power in astrology and in life is the sun. Without the sun, there would be no life. If the sun exploded or ceased to shine, all life would perish very rapidly. It is astonishing that, with all of our modern sophistication, the majority of people forget this simple fact.

As a result, the characteristics of the sun in our birth chart indicate how to access our personal strength and power. The infinite light of the sun is filtered through the ego, leaving portions of our psyche in darkness. When we begin to examine our lives more closely, our inner sun begins to illuminate the dark corners of our souls. Once brought to light, these shadowy aspects of ourselves are resurrected.

This point is illustrated by a traditional yoga story. It is a tale about a snake and a rope. In the darkness, a coiled rope may resemble a snake. If we encounter this coiled rope, we may react in the same manner as if we had encountered a snake: by jumping out of the way with our hearts racing. At that moment, the rope IS, for all intents and purposes, a snake. Nevertheless, if we produce a flashlight and shine it on the coiled rope, all of our symptoms vanish and the truth becomes apparent. Nothing further is required. The appearance of light dispels darkness, and our imagined symptoms vanish as if by magic. In addition, once we recognize the truth, we do not forget it. After realizing that the coiled rope is not a snake, we do not revert to our fearful state after turning off the flashlight. We remember our experiences, and if we are astute, they alter us and give us insight into the nature of our delusional perceptions.

The sun's nature is to separate us from the shadowy aspects of our being. The sun represents the greatest opportunity available to us, enlightenment. However, it requires a tremendous sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice. What is this offering? It necessitates the sacrifice of the familiar shadows of self that we cling to, the ego shadows that give us a sense of worldly identity.

Living in full power and full clarity is a frightening prospect because it requires us to mature and take responsibility for who we are now and where we're going, rather than clinging to the disempowering blame we've assigned to our past wrongdoers. As long as we continue to be victims and live in the past, we are doomed to repeat the same errors, marching in lockstep with our negative programming. The sun represents all that we are becoming and our true desire for self-actualization. The first step toward self-actualization is reclaiming the reins of personal strength, power, and integrity.

Catherine Valliere

After a lifetime of exploration; 2020 Covid life, led me to a full time focus on the gifts of meditation, alternative health and spiritual well being.

Anything I share comes from a place of healing from within myself and in no way is meant to replace professional medical advice. Please follow my journey...

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