I have this astro question which has been bugging me for a while now and i’ve just gotta ask you because…….it’s REALLY BUGGING me. I have heard somewhere around the astro traps that when you are younger you tend to project your ascendent, but as you get older you kinda do the switch and project your sun sign.
Well WTF – I’m Leo Sun with Aquarius rising, and all the action going down for me at the moment (and probably for at least the last 18 months) is totally Aquarian. I read the scopes for both signs, and I feel that I’m more Aquarian than I have ever been before. But I still make sure that my hair is just right mind you……The only explanation that I can think of is courtesy of the awesome Zap Zone. I have been zapping along for some time now, and have been experiencing quantum shifts in my thinking on so many levels that it’s literally mind blowing. The other morning I woke up and felt like my all my synapses were directly wired into the universe – an experience which I have never had in my 47 years on this planet. While I was grateful for the blessing of having the universe attempt to download its wisdom into my brain, there’s only so much my grey matter I could absorb, so I went and worked in the garden for a couple of hours to ground myself (honoring my Taurus moon).
And if this seems like a plausible explanation, well fuq, fuq, and fuq again as this still has a way to go till 2016, with 4 more direct ‘zaps’ in the pipeline……..and I’m exhausted already!!
Of course, you may have another take on the matter (she asks hopefully).
PS thank the goddess for your scopes. I feel like I’ve got an inside edge on the craziness.
Dear Confused Leo,
Pull yourself together – confusion does not become Leos. Well you may think Zap Zone and Uranus IS your chart ruler but this sounds Neptunian to me – that universal one-ness vibe. Are you also alternating between Yin Yoga & Blue Devil Hoochie Juice? Romanticizing people you can’t have but flat-refusing to date those you can have on spiritual dev grounds? Lucid dreaming?
So i think Neptune transit, Ascendant progressed into Pisces and/or maybe you mistakenly watched your linen in essential oil of catnip?
But seriously, i don’t buy that ‘we act like our ascendant early and then do the sun sign’ thing. I mean, there are SO many different aspects of a chart. If you have – for example – Uranus in Scorpio Rising with Mars in Leo square that and on the Midheaven, you know you’re doing that. You’re like a big jungle cat individualistic dakini rocking bit of business.
There is no orderly structure like you do your Ascendant first and then whatever else. The Ascendant is how we are seen, however, and so it’s like a default setting and then the idea is that we have to learn to develop the Sun and so forth. It can be confusing, that’s why it is worth getting your chart done. I try to decode the birth chart in my Astral DNA mp3s and honestly the order in which to do your Asc is the last thing I think of.
I think (and there is an Astro-D.I.Y. post on this that I will link to later) it’s more helpful to look at your top 3 most intense, closest aspects. What does everyone else think?