The Sun is the center of our solar system. The innermost planets absorb and reflect its light and energy. The Sun supplies cohesive force among the planets and provides the gravitational pull that keeps them in orbit around itself, creating a unified whole.
In astrology the Sun represents the ego, which provides the cohesive force in our psyche. The other planets in our horoscope represent various urges and drives to meet specific human needs. The Sun is our conscious center, our self-image, our individuality. It holds together all the other pieces of our multifaceted self, represented by the constellation of planets in our horoscope.
As spiritual beings having a human experience, the Sun in our horoscope represents our unique frequency or vibration of Divine Spirit within us. Our Sun sign and placement in the chart define how we radiate the energy of our divine spark of life through our individuated ego-self out into the world. Our Sun is the vehicle through which our Soul can radiate its divine light and love here on Earth in our own one-of-a-kind way.
Our Soul is not intended to serve our ego purposes. When we implore Spirit to fix our worldly problems, to relieve our pain and suffering in life, we are missing the point. Our Soul does not wish us to suffer. That is our choice. Our Soul provides opportunities for us to experience life in this world as an individual so we can learn and grow. Our ego is our personal instrument which enables us to do that.
Our ego is meant to serve our Soul’s purpose for us. Not the other way around. Instead of feeling as if we are victims struggling against life circumstances, we can reframe our thinking by asking why our Soul would wish us to have our earthly experiences. How do they expand our understanding of who we are? What can we learn from them in order to facilitate our growth? How do they serve our spiritual evolution? What opportunities do they provide for us to shine light and love into the world?
Aligning our ego-self with our Soul’s purpose in this life time is what I call Soul-Personality Integration. Utilizing the various facets of our ego-personality in the highest and best ways in service to our Soul allows for their harmonious integration. This contributes to our spiritual growth and provides productive opportunities to radiate our divine light.
“When a personality is in full balance you cannot see where it ends and the soul begins. That is a whole human being.” – Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul