Quite a busy week ahead, but the most important astro-event is the Solstice on Tuesday. According to Wikipedia:
A solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice each year, when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is most inclined toward or away from the Sun, causing the Sun’s apparent position in the sky to reach its northernmost or southernmost extreme. The name is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the apparent movement of the Sun’s path north or south comes to a stop before reversing direction.
Twice each year the Sun appears to stand still in the sky. In cultures all over the world and throughout history, people have noted and celebrated this semi-annual event. The Wikipedia article on “Winter solstice” cites 37 observances from Japan to the Inca Empire, from West Africa and Persia to the Zunis and Hopis of North America.
The Astronomical Sun
An astronomical event with this much impact in current and historical times can be felt in all parts of our lives. What lesson can we take for our businesses?
The Sun in the sky is the center of our solar system. Almost all of the energy that exists on this earth and in our lives comes from the Sun. Of all aspects of nature, the Sun holds the most essential place as it is directly responsible for the rhythms of our daily and yearly lives. At the solstices, the Sun stands still – it rests. Whether at the northern or southern declination, there is a moment of apparent stillness. Even this most powerful source of energy takes this moment of rest.
The Astrological Sun
In the chart of a business, the Sun represents the leader, the owner, the source of the vision and direction of the company. The Sun represents the essential style of the leader and how well the leader wields power and authority. Through the relationship of the Sun to the rest of the chart, we can see the vitality of the leader and how well the relationships between the owner and all the stakeholders function. The Sun represents you. Do you take rest?
The Solstices are nature’s reminders to pause, that as business leaders, whose lives are full of activity, decisions, and moving our companies forward, we can allow an occasional moment of stillness.
Your own Solstice
On Tuesday, why not create your own solstice? This week there are some lovely Neptune aspects and a general influence of the water element, both of which bring a natural ability to tune in to the inner world. The waning Moon also allows for some extra breathing time. Take the day off if you can, an hour, or even ten minutes. Sit down with your coffee and remember that you are the Sun in your business, the essential source of guidance and inspiration. Thank yourself for your focus and energy of the past six months. Ask your deeper wisdom for anything you need to know about the coming six months. Then walk around and thank your employees for their efforts since the start of the year.
Then begin again, just like the Sun.
For an overview of the year, check out these posts:
For an Intro to Sun Signs and Leadership see this link to my other blog!
Have you seen my other blog? Discussing all things astrological, for anyone interested in real-life astrology, check out Ellen Longo’s Astrology Blog.
For an overview of the month, see Astro4Business Month Ahead – June 2011
To read more about the business descriptions of the planets mentioned today, see
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