Sun – Moon – Rising

 

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Sun Sign:  Your sun sign represents the center of what makes you, you. It’s the core of who you are as a human. Your sun sign describes your basic nature and the personality traits that remain constant through the ups and downs of life.

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If your sun is an air sign:Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius: 
you love to express yourself intellectually and often recharge in 
social settings.

If your sun is a fire sign:Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius: 
you are motivated by inspirations and aspirations and recharge through 
physical activity and by pursuing your goals.

If your sun is an earth sign:Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn: 
you are motivated by material needs and practicality and recharge through 
working with the physical world, being productive, and feeding your senses.

If your sun is a water sign: Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces: 
you are motivated by deep emotional desires and recharge through emotional 
experiences and intimate involvement with people.

 

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Moon Sign:  Your moon sign rules over your emotions and more intimate side. Like the Root Chakra, the moon sign attributes have everything to do with your sense of security and well being. 

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If your moon is in an air sign:Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius: 
you react to changing experiences with discernment and objective evaluation. You feel most aligned with your inner self when expressing ideas and interacting socially. 

If your moon is in a fire sign:
- Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius: 
you react to changing experiences with direct action and excitement. 
You feel most aligned with your inner self when expressing confidence and 
strength.  

If your moon is in an earth sign:
- Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn: 
you react to changing experiences with steadiness and stability. 
You feel most aligned with your inner world when being productive and 
working towards a goal. 

If your moon is a water sign:Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces: 
you react to changing experiences with sensitivity and emotion. 
You feel most aligned with your inner self when feelings are deeply 
involved.

 

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Rising Sign: Your rising sign as representative of your outer self. It can affect your appearance, your attitude, and the way you come across to others. Rising signs are sort of like the mask you wear for the world, and it usually works in tandem with your sun sign to create the self that you project into the universe. “It represents the surface of your personality — what you show to the world on a day-to-day basis, like how an acquaintance might see you.

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If your rising is in an air sign:Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius: 
you are mentally quick, inquisitive, friendly, and prefer to express 
yourself verbally. You often approach life with the desire to understand 
the meaning of what or whom you encounter. 

If your rising is in a fire sign:Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius: 
you are action-oriented, confident, and often blunt. You often have 
great vitality and physical energy, especially when striving to make 
your mark in the world. 

If your rising is in an earth sign:Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn: 
you are matter-of-fact and tend to focus on the material world. You often 
have a steadfast approach to life that can be a grounding force for many. 

If your rising is in a water sign:Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces: 
you are sensitive, empathetic, and easily influenced by your environment. 
You often have an approach to life that is deeply rooted in your emotional 
body.

Birth Chart Calculator 

 

Here is my personal chart…

16°34′ Leo
Sun in Leo
Moon in Gemini
Virgo Ascending (Rising)
28°39′

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What Does Your Sun, Moon, and Rising Sign Really Mean?

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Sunshine Yoga & Meditation

Today I embraced the sunshine. After the horrible storms that passed through and 14666134_10211002834926658_1325396280491959193_nknowing that autumn is quickly settling in I wanted to take a moment to appreciate the sunshine in the warmth of lingering summer temperatures.

I’m normally not a morning person at all. I am a bit of an insomniac and have always been a bit of a vampire loving the night and the moonlight. But this morning I was up at sunrise so I started the day with My coffee and watching the sunrise.  I wanted to linger longer in the morning light as I sipped my coffee watching the rays become warm and bright. I decided after a light breakfast to do a sun meditation and follow it up with some much needed stretching and yoga to lengthen and relax my body. I’m thankful I had the time to sit and just be one with the morning light and the beauty of the sunshine. I played with the light in my photo’s because I’ve always been a lover of shadow and light in photography. Usually in black and white, loving the sharp contrast. The black and white would not have done justice to this awesomely cool shirt I wore (INKnBURN, of course – this time a club offering) 😊 And besides the yellow and the outline of the image reminded me once again, of the sun! I am adding a little info below in case you’re intrigued by sun gazing or have an interest in meditation. Plus some little extra sunshine info.

I highly recommend starting a day or two, or even three with the sunrise and stillness. Just drink it in and feel peace. You can hold a yoga pose, sip some coffee or just grab a blanket or chair and just enjoy the beauty of it all.peace-sign

 

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Sunrise meditation
You might like to try this simple exercise when you have a moment to just close your eyes, even for just one minute. Ideally you can practice it for real outside in nature at sunrise, but you can do it by just closing your eyes and using your imagination, perhaps in the morning before you start the day, or at any moment that it feels right to allow more light in to your being.

  • Imagine yourself sitting, standing or lying outside, perhaps in nature where you feel safe and comfortable. It is early morning before sunrise. You are turned to face East, with a clear view in front of you of the horizon. Maybe it’s a lake and mountain tops, trees and grassy fields, the open sea, the desert or the rooftops of the city.
  • You settle in your body and get still. Tune-in to your body sensations as you relax more and more. Feel yourself letting go of all holding and tension. Notice the free-flowing rhythm of your breath.
  • Gradually the sun starts to rise over the horizon. Imagine the light starting to flood over the landscape. The sky, your body and all that is around you is gradually being lit up. Imagine the colours emerging. Nothing can stop it or slow it down – that light is coming no matter what. It is like a warm glow. Relax as you feel the warmth touch different parts of your body and notice the changing light and colours in your eyes.
  • Feel the light of the sun filling you up, healing, awakening and re-energising every cell in your body. Fully surrender your mind and body to this flood of light and feel your own light starting to react and radiate outward in reflection. How does it feel?
  • As you let go completely, acknowledge that you do not have to do or be or achieve anything more to receive this light or to be a source of radiant light. This is what you already are.
  • When you feel complete, give gratitude to this amazing sun, source of life and light.  As you move out of this practice into the rest of your day, let the light glow out through you all of your being, through your eyes, your smile, your heart and your whole body, so that simply being in your presence can light up all those around you.

Source: Georgina Peard

 

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HERE COMES THE SUN…BURST MIRROR CRAFT

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