The Sun conjuncts the Galactic Centre today at 27 Sagittarius, the point on which our solar system orbits once every 250 million years. The GC is the centre of the Milky Way discovered in 1932 with the first radio-telescope (they were trying to figure out why there was static in the overseas phone lines and found the GC was partially to blame. It is the source of most of the gravitational energy in our galaxy) Some think there is a star sized black hole at the core, others have different theories but the interesting thing is, long before radio-telescopes, the ancient Mayan’s were turning their horizon astronomy eyes exactly towards it!
The Mayan people described the Heart of Sky and the Dark Rift, two center points of the cosmos, a kind of ‘light/dark, Yin/Yang’ image. To them the GC was a great celestial tree called the Tree of Life. As horizon astronomers they identified the solstices and the equinoxes, the lunar months, the Venus cycle (which was highly emphasized) and other celestial events placing a strong import on the the GC (even though it was ‘impossible’ for them to see it with the naked eye). Unfortunately, our understanding of their work is hampered because all their books that might have explained it were destroyed.
So, what does it mean to have the ‘Sun of our Sun’ in alignment today? Think of this as an awakening, a burst of energy that supports the creation of new thoughts and the release of limiting beliefs. I mean, the universe has your back! If you want to leverage this energy, look to where 26-28 degrees of Sagittarius is in your natal chart and activate that house and/or planetary placement. If it’s in the 3rd house, communicate, write, speak! If it’s conjunct your moon, feel all your connections to life and release old emotions. If it’s conjunct your Mars, get physical, active and engaged with something that holds high meaning to you. (if you aren’t sure where 27 Sag is in your chart, here is a tutorial. If still baffled, create your natal chart at astro.com and comment here with the link. I’ll have a quick look and let you know.
Meanwhile, here are key words for the houses so you can get an idea of what’s the buzz and where to put your focus!
1st house – Appearance, personality traits, outlook on life
2nd house – $$$, resources, talents, peace of mind
3rd house – Teaching, learning, writing, talking, connecting
4th house – Home, family, ancestors, emotional ground
5th house – Creative expression, books, kids, art, romance
6th house – Health, pets, daily routine, magic
7th house – Socially significant relationships, contracts
8th house – sex, death, taxes, shared resources, trust
9th house – New horizons, travel, beliefs, WWW
10th house – Career, mission, profession, public relations
11th house – Friends, goals for the future, groups, collective
12th house – unconscious, dreams, giving and receiving, meditation