Tarnas, Richard – The Natal Sun: The Solar Journey and the Forging of the Self

The Sun is the great symbol in the birth chart of the central principle of self-hood, our urge to be, to shine, to manifest that individual essence that represents our particular flowering of the cosmic whole. The journey to actualize that self is analogous to the solar journey through the day into the night, then through the underworld to be reborn at the new dawn. The Moon and all the planets from Mercury and Venus to Neptune and Pluto play crucial roles in this journey. To forge a self is to assimilate the gifts and meet the challenges of all these archetypal powers.