© 2013 by Joyce Mason
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Welcome to our first planetary fishing expedition! Today we’ll examine the Sun in the sky—and the Sun in your chart—more deeply. As you’ll see throughout the series of exercises, some of the questions will repeat with each planet; others will be unique.
Suggestions for Recording and Organizing Your Fishing Gear
A few initial logistics I won’t repeat in other posts:
- Print out a copy of your chart. Have it handy or have it open on your computer for a quick change of window to consult it as needed. Need a chart? You can get one free on www.astro.com.
- Copy the text of each post into your word processing program, complete it and save it. If you create a file of the whole set, you’ll have a powerful personal exploration of your chart by the end of the month.
- Answer the questions simply, directly and quickly—unless you want to go deeper. They are designed to give you those great insights we often get off the top of our heads.
Sun Fishing Instructions
- Pop onto your favorite search engine. Find an article or two on sun early religion.
a. What do you learn?
b. What pops out as important to you?
c. How do you “worship the sun” in your own life?
2. About your Sun:
a. Think back. What are the first things you remember learning about your Sun sign? This is the starting point for many of us in learning astrology. First impressions are important.
b. How does what you know now differ or expand your initial understanding of your Sun Sign?
c. What do you consider the mission of your Sun in its particular sign?
d. What element is your Sun? (Earth, Air, Fire or Water?) What does the element say about your personal vitality?
e. How many planets make a major aspect to your Sun? 
f. How many of the planets are in close aspect, within 3 degrees or less?
g. How do the aspects complicate or support your Sun’s energy and basic mission?
Extra Experiential Element: Spend at least 5 minutes outside today. Is the Sun shining? If yes, feel it on your face. “Be” with it like an old friend. What does it do for you? Say to you? Write it down.
If the Sun isn’t shining, how does its absence feel? Do you miss it, are you glad for a break from it? Are you “solar powered?” Write your reactions.
That’s it for today’s catch. See you Friday when we’ll go fishing for The Moon.
Photo Credit: © Kovalenko Inna - Fotolia.com
 This is often easiest to find and view in summary in a matrix on the chart wheel page or in one of the “reports” offered, if you have astrology software.