The sun teaches us to shine outward from our hearts and live in accordance with our truth. In the suns balanced expression, we see individuals who are confident in themselves, cheerful, positive, warm hearted and display leadership skills. They have strong willpower and express it without fear of judgment, but they do it in a way that isn’t arrogant.
The "new moon herbs" guides us to the depths of ourselves, teaching us to learn from our emotions and to let go when it’s necessary to do so. The evolutionary function of the moon is to guide us towards emotional maturity. We learn to be sensitive, allowing our outer world to touch our inner world, yet with healthy boundaries. The moon is the mother who teaches us to nurture and care for each other. She teaches us that everyone has deep waters and deep emotions just as we do. It is in the moons teachings we learn how to consciously connect with each other.
Most people are aware of Saturns quality because it doesn’t leave you scratching your head wondering whether its influencing you or not, Saturns touch is always experienced physically. When Saturn enters, it shakes up your life, restructuring your reality as you know it; whether it be through a car accident, a life-threatening illness, losing your job, losing your home, loss of a loved one or something that will change you forever.
Jupiter corresponds to our dreams, visions, and the impact we have on the world. It’s the energy that bestows gifts and blessings in our lives, making us feel happy and fulfilled. In our birth charts, Jupiters placement represents an area that we are gifted, where our talents naturally flow. Jupiter relates to work and abundance, as we focus on turning our gifts and talents into work, our path and purpose naturally unfold. It is associated with ajna chakra, or the third eye, where we receive our visions and insights.
Venus corresponds with love, beauty, sensuality, pleasure, affection, aesthetic expression, and creative expression. She rules our relationships with others and shows us that all relationships are a mirror. This is represented by her planetary metal, copper, which has a distinctive shimmering and reflective quality. She reflects the light of the Sun more strongly than any other planet and teaches us to be conscious of what we reflect into our relationships.
Mars has intense yang and dynamic characteristics, similar to the Sun yet with its own distinct qualities. The Sun represents the spiritual heart and consciousness where as Mars is the warrior archetype who is associated with war, martial arts, blood, aggression, intensity, violence and anger. It represents physical strength, muscle, and desire for action. Mars is an intense force that must be balanced with the Sun, otherwise it can be disastrous.