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Why I Stopped Being An Astrologer and The Meaning Of My North Node

It’s been almost a year since I made my official announcement that I was going to stop doing astrology readings. After doing that and then revamping this blog, things have changed significantly in my life. For a while now, I thought it would be great to give you just one more article about this whole journey of mine. December of this year will be the official end of my first Saturn Return and it has been such a rewarding time of growth for me. Deciding to stop being an astrologer has been a part of that growth.
Many people were wondering why I not only stopped doing readings but why I decided to change this blog. There were also quite a few people who were not happy about me doing so. Among the negative responses I got, one person told me that I ruined their favorite blog due to “capitalism”, another person told me (in caps, which I hate because it's basically someone raising their voice at me) that my struggle over whether or not I should keep doing it all, like stopping my YouTu…

Sun-Midheaven Aspects: The Star

Having the Sun conjunct, square, opposite, sextile, or trine your Midheaven means that you are the star. With the Sun representing how we shine and the Midheaven indicating our public and professional life, you must dedicate yourself toward playing out this fabulous role before the world. If you don’t willingly shine, you won’t accomplish all that you’re meant to accomplish. Your mission throughout life is to figure out just who you are and how you can utilize this authentic sense of self in order to make it in society and in your chosen field. You’re meant to be the kind of star who reveals their real self to their adoring public, making everyone else seem like mere pretenders.

You will find that the spotlight is forced upon you and it comes equipped with this pressure to be great and to stand out. The world will expect you to step out on your respective stage and impress people, like some performer who is known for entertaining and wowing. It’s a feeling of pressure that you have felt ever since your teenage years. At some point in high school or in the early parts of college, you experienced an increasing amount of attention. Since the Sun represents the relationship with one’s father, earlier in life, you either felt like your father figure did not give you enough attention or that you were somehow overshadowed by the Dad’s greatness. This left you with a yearning for your own greatness that you may not have been conscious of.

Throughout your teens, things began to shift. You could’ve received significant acclaim for a particular talent or ability you had, outshining many of your peers in the process. You also might have just gained everyone’s notice through sheer force of personality. In any case, the Sun-Midheaven teenager does not blend into the crowd. You were very well known and remembered among your peers and you carried this with you into adulthood. You became used to having this reputation for being special, a VIP. This is an awareness that can cause your ego to develop during these years in a way that it hadn’t before. There is a potential for the increased self-involvement and arrogance with these aspects that a superstar lacking in humility can display. Suddenly, it seems like it’s all about you and you may not know how to handle it graciously.

However, this is when you will also experience the repercussions of such an entitled persona. Soon, all of those fans will turn on you and show you how easily praise and acclaim can be taken away. The thing is that you most likely don’t identify with this role of a superstar; at least, not earlier in your life. It takes maturity for you to understand just how amazing you are and to develop the right amount of confidence needed to achieve your goals and be a prominent person in the world. Because of this, you will also learn how to express your self-confidence with a sense of responsibility and purpose. There’s no point to being cocky or self-absorbed, especially if it causes you to overestimate or exaggerate your importance. However, when you achieve the right balance of self-assurance, you’ll be able to direct that into your work life and your goals so you can shine effectively, all while not letting yourself get a huge head.

Yet, ego is not an entirely negative force and this is also something you’re learning. Sun-Midheaven people feel very accomplished when they are cultivating a healthy ego. This means knowing who you are, what you’re good at, and how you can be at your best. One of the major goals you’re continually pursuing and achieving in life is self-actualization. You are most successful when you are the fullest, truest version of yourself. Because of this, you will also create an image for yourself that is very close to who you really are, on the inside. Your public self is just you yet it is still an image. So, it’s a rather heightened form of yourself that you convey to the world in order to be known and recognized. The most special attributes of your Sun sign will be displayed proudly on your own metaphorical (or literal) billboard in order to awe and amaze everyone else. It’s why being self-aware and self-actualized is so important because you won’t be able to gain that recognition until you know what you’re really working with as an individual and how to use it.

Unlike many people, you actually are what you do. Depending on the aspect to the Midheaven, this can be true to varying degrees. But, all Sun-Midheaven people are being tasked to cultivate a solid, substantial identity for themselves in order to know how to cultivate a solid, substantial career. This lends not only a sense of authenticity to what you do but a conscious ability to express what you need to express and when in order to achieve results. You have to know how to flip that switch of personality on whenever you’re engaged in your work or public situations. People will find themselves enthralled by you. You’re becoming the beacon of light in a crowd that others will be able to turn to, bask in, or follow. The more you’re able to provide people with such warmth or guidance, the more you’ll become successful and respected.

In your career, you’re destined to be someone who dominates that arena in some sense. You can achieve a lot as the leader that everyone turns to for guidance or for encouragement. You will also get very far by being the king or the queen of whatever of field you’re in. Even when you’re just out and about, in the world, you will appear to be someone who rules. People who don’t know you or aren’t a part of your personal life will just see you as this regal being. There is a part of you, deep down, that really doesn’t care about being celebrated or in charge. Yet, you know that the more you let your subjects worship you, the more you will achieve and gain prominence. You just have to do this without getting lost in it. Keep that crown on a level head. When you play out the role of a dictator or a narcissist before the world, you’ll experience some harsh consequences.

Also, when you’re not really being yourself, you will feel a sense of failure or a lack of recognition. People aren’t going to want you to put on much of a persona. Just because you’re developing into this performer doesn’t mean you have to engage in too much of an act. When you aren’t conveying authenticity, you won’t get much of anywhere or you’ll experience major pushback from others. People out in the world will want to know you and see the real you. Sure, they’ll never completely know you. However, you have to give them as much as your real self as your privacy allows. This can draw you toward a career path that’s all about honest self-expression, like anything in the arts. Any other profession that makes people feel like they’re getting to know you is a great fit. It also needs to be your tactic, in terms of interactions in your work and public life. Adopting this strategy will take you right to the top.

Sun conjunct Midheaven: You need to capitalize very directly on the special traits of your Sun sign. You’re learning who you are in a major way through your career and how you deal with the public. There will be many opportunities for you to get noticed and to express your true self impressively via what you do. You just have to be confident and self-aware enough to rise to the occasion.

Sun square Midheaven: You can struggle with a sense of not getting your due and being overlooked, which may make you try even harder. But, when you can convey self-assurance without entitlement or egotism, you will attract plenty of positive reinforcement from the world. Your perceived lack of feedback can also make you work twice as hard to know yourself well.

Sun opposite Midheaven: Growing up, you felt like the center of everyone’s world. So, you are taking that innate sense of prestige and using it to be somebody. You may be either the most balanced of the group, already knowing how special you are and just letting the praise come to you, or the most unbalanced, desperately seeking to fill an inner void with all that attention.

Sun sextile or trine Midheaven: Although it’s quite easy for you to achieve your stardom, it’s a challenge for you to know what to do with it. You might feel like it’s just thrust upon you. The task is to develop a healthy level of self-regard so you can deal with it successfully. Whenever people highlight your greatness, you have to not only go with it but believe it yourself. 

This article is included in my e-book, Aspects in Astrology, which features many of my old articles from this blog on the various natal planetary aspects. Some of these articles have been updated and rewritten while there are also entirely new profiles included on aspects to the Ascendant and Midheaven and aspects between the outer planets. 

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