'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]
INTERPRETING YOUR SUN AND RISING SIGN
I had a strangely curious weekend getting to know myself. Every day I take some time to sit and stare at my Natal Chart in search of a new awareness that may help me along my spiritual progression path. I still learn new things about myself the more I stare at it. Keep in mind that you have all 12 signs in your Natal Chart and you will act and react like the sign that sits in a particular house. For instance, I am a Cancer Rising (1st house) which rules my personality and explains why I tend to live in a shell. My Sun is in Gemini and sits in the 12th house of the hidden realm, which is why no one ever really sees me. Keep in mind the Sun is where you shine and I happen to shine from the hidden realm. Since Gemini rules my 12th house cusp, I am a more outgoing Gemini from the hidden realm but not out in public. Out in public and among people I do not know, I won't even make eye contact. When the Sun shines in the 12th house, this is a painfully shy individual. I know . . isn't that crazy? Me, shy? Amongst my friends and family it is a whole other story.
So there I was Friday night with my friends preparing to watch the Tamm Avenue implosion over Highway 40. I had already cycled to the area earlier in the day to find the best location for our group and found a sweet little spot tucked away that would be a challenge for most people to reach but not my group of friends. We are like an army of strategic ants. It was perfect. We would be right on the required 500 foot line that distanced us from the blast and away from the huge crowd that would be smashed together on the other side of the highway.
Christine (Aquarius) and I arrived several hours early with our chairs, cooler, food, binoculars, etc. When Steve (Aquarius) and Cherie (Scorpio) arrived, Steve convinced us to move to the other side of the highway. Immediately I became uncomfortable with the idea but went along with his suggestion because he was right, it was closest to the restroom. When you are in a party atmosphere, a restroom in a necessary evil. So we moved and waited for our other friends. As the crowd became increasingly tight, I caught myself looking over to the other side of the highway at the spot we left behind and saw about 10 people max over there. I wanted to be tucked away with my friends over there and I didn't need all of these people pressed up against me. I WAS MISERABLE! I wanted to run off and stand on the periphery by myself. I really would have been happier either by myself away from the crowd or tucked away with my group of friends with no one else around. DANG!
As the weekend rolled on and the Moon moved into Cancer, I slipped further into my ever-so-comfortable Cancer Rising shell. Being that the Rising Sign reveals my personality even though I am a Gemini, I have the personality of a Cancer. I really wanted to get out because the weather was so awesome and I am by nature an outdoors girl. At one point I went to the coffee shop to work and found myself tucked away in my favorite spot, which is the very back corner where there is one single chair. YES! I have to admit, I really do enjoy being alone. I would rather have deep conversation in my own head rather than engage in superficial or gossip type conversation. Unless I am with the people I Love, I prefer to be alone. I then cycled to the park, did my yoga sun salutes, laid in the grass for a while grabbing my DLGs (Downloads from God), then sat on the block wall that surrounds the church eating my lunch watching the cars go by and then hung out in the public library plunked down between two isles until they closed. Yesterday the Moon was in Cancer again and I pretty much repeated everything I did on Saturday. Yippee, the public library is open on Sunday's too.
I always knew that I enjoy being out and about among people but I do not have to actually be with them personally. Unless I am with someone I know very well, I prefer to be alone, even in a crowd. I will even go to the symphony, live musical theater or even professional sporting events alone. No problems there! I had to laugh when I realized sitting on the wall of the church that Taurus sits on my 11th house cusp, which is the outgoing house of organizations, friends and groups of people. Taurus is the bull (or melodious cow). It dawned on me that out in public or even in groups, I am like the melodious cow in the pasture who just stands there and watches the cars go by. Just like Friday night, I wanted to go stand on the periphery and watch rather than be in the crowd. That perfect location on the other side of the highway was for my car-watching pleasure. Even at parties, I will be on the periphery rather than in the middle of the crowd. And in a relationship or dating situation when at a party or out in public, I will always stick close to my date.
I just laugh about this because I enjoy my independence and freedom so much that being alone feels free-ing to me. I answer to God. There's that Jupiter in Aquarius again. The most freedom-loving planet in the most freedom-loving sign. If anyone tried to tell me what to do or if I had to get permission to do something . . . I would simply have to say, "Later gator, it was nice knowin' ya'."
Folks, you can learn so much more about yourself by studying the house that your Sun shines and also your Rising Sign. I write an absolute ton of information in your Natal Chart regarding your Sun and Rising Sign. It's a feast of information so read it over and over again. The more you understand yourself, the easier it will be to understand others. As the rest of my friends started showing up on Friday night, I realized how grabbing the spot across the highway was for ME . . Gees Louise, how controlling was that?!?
Now get out there, go play yourself UP and practice being you.