Here comes the Sun: Knowing your life energy. Part 3- Fire

Your Sun sign keys you into understanding the fundamental energy that you run on.  There are four basic different categories of this energy: Earth, Water, Air and Fire.  Start with understanding your element and then move on to understand it’s specific qualities within your sign.

Today we are taking a look at the energy of Fire.

Fire energy is excitable and motivating.  There is dramatic charge with Fire.  Fire energy needs inspiration and action to get moving.  It is the most outward (yang), it needs to express.

Cardinal Fire: Aries.  Cardinal energy as we have learned is all about INITIATION.  With initiative fire we arrive at the archetype of the pioneer.  Boldly going where no one has gone before.  One who embraces new beginnings with courage and gusto.

Double Aries Marlon Brando was wearing jeans and white t-shirts way before everyone else. He embodied a style of rock n roll before rock n roll was even happening! This is the spirit of Aries.

Fixed Fire: Leo.  Leo is naturally associated with the Sun.  The Sun is Fixed Fire, a.k.a Fire MAINTAINED and burning bright.  Leo energy basks in the limelight, exudes a natural confidence and celebrates it’s own radiance with play and spontaneity.

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Double Leo Halle Berry visibly exudes the Leonine confidence in the manner she carries herself and communicates. It’s no wonder that she often lands roles in which she is supposed to show this kind of energy, whether it’s as a Bond-girl or a sly and stealthy “Catwoman”.

Mutable Fire:  Sagittarius.  If inspirational and excitable Fire energy is constantly ADAPTING, REFINING and CHANGING itself we may be looking at a person with strong and impassioned beliefs and opinions, based on what they’ve learned along life’s path.  Sagittarius wants to learn, and identify itself with what it’s learned.  But in the Mutable spirit- always continue learning, changing and evolving- hence we get the archetype of the free-spirited traveller, the student, or one who seeks more and more knowledge/ life experience.

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Double Sagittarius, Jon Stewart’s fire burns strong as he explores all sorts of different structures of belief and opinion in response to current events. In the true spirit of Fire, he makes sure to always add a sparkling sense of humor to these thoughtful expeditions.

The next post will wrap up this Sun Sign series as we will explore the light and socially-inclined element of Air.

Lauren Bacall’s sultry third house Virgo Sun

When you think of Lauren Bacall what is the first thing that comes to mind?  You might say Bogart, sure.  You might say extraordinary beauty of course.  But MIGHTN’T you say THAT VOICE?

Impossibly low and sultry, smooth as ice cream, when she says that famous line “You know how to whistle right?”, we KNOW it is sending Bogie’s stomach into knots because it is doing the exact same thing to ours.  And it’s all in that voice.

Bacall has her Virgo Sun (energy oriented towards exactness, humility and perfection) in the third house (the house of communication).  Not only that, but she also has her natal Mercury (communication needs/style) in Virgo as well and also in the third, further highlighting this anchoring in her voice.

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Bacall’s chart

They say that something around 90% of communication in nonverbal.  Putting that powerful voice aside for a moment let’s take a look at her one of her infamous mannerisms: her chin held down when she spoke.  Such a gesture truly embodies humility, letting her essence shine through (Virgo Sun).  The best part is- this mannerism was born because she had such a crush on Bogart that early on (while filming “To Have and Have Not”) when they shared dialogue her head would shake.  The director finally coached her to hold her head down.

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Bacall’s signature look with her head tilted down

But don’t be fooled, Bacall is not all humility.  This energy serves a 10th house Aries Moon.  Her emotional needs (Moon) are to be the best (Aries) in this big world of ours (10th house).  She embodies a much needed at the time new female archetype.  One that asserts, and is brave, and ready to jump into the danger (all Aries traits).

She was raised by a single mother to whom she credits a lot of this determination to (the mother is reflected in our Moon’s sign and placement).  “I grew up believing that women had the upper hand, got things done, and were listened to” she is quoted.  “It’s women I admire more for character, honesty, daring, courage.”  Aries Moon in the tenth.

It was hard to say goodbye to this humble ball of fire this year.  We were lucky to have her.

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Below are a few more examples of third house Suns and their powerful voices.

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Marley’s third house Sun shines bright in the very humanitarian sign of Aquarius

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Brilliant astrologer, Noel Tyl has rectified Cleopatra’s chart putting her Cancer Sun in the third. She is rumored to have the most seductive voice in history.

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Jim Carrey’s loaded third house includes his earthy and body oriented Capricorn Sun as well as his Mercury Jupiter conjunction (voluble speech) in strange Aquarius.

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Mick Jagger’s third house Sun is aflame in Leo and conjunct Jupiter and Pluto (making it bigger and more powerful)