Although astrology has evolved over my lifetime from what used to be a more fatalistic approach to one that is more fluid, I still see people drawn to astrology giving far too much of their power away. Just look at Mercury retrograde - people cannot handle it. And when the sun moves into a sign they don't like, it's a bad month all around. This perspective comes from the view that life is happening to them - that they are powerless. Something greater is pulling the puppet strings.
We cannot continue to give our power away to external forces. I believe that astrological events magnify certain energies that we can co-create with, which is incredibly beautiful. Every sign and planet is an archetype reflecting the possibilities of what can unfold for us - as above, so below. If certain signs or astrological happenings rub you the wrong way, it's an opportunity to engage in a deeper inquiry with yourself on why this is the case.
For example, Leo used to be one of my least favorite signs because I thought it was too proud, too boastful. After working with astrology on a deeper level (in addition to gaining maturity) I realized that was because I used to have major social anxiety and hated being in the spotlight. The thought of being loud and seen was not in my realm of possibilities. Now I love Leo for the inspiration + courage it provides. I love expanding my definition of who I am + who I can be in this world.
Along the same lines, beware of being locked into your sun sign, or even your whole chart for that matter. We can amplify whatever qualities we might be lacking in our charts through conscious cultivation. Never allow anything in this world to limit your endless possibility of expression.
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Leigh-Anne is a psychologist based in Los Angeles specializing in next-level love, sex, and relationships. She is the founder of Feminine Rising, a global community for women. You can find her on Instagram @feminine__rising