The most common misconception in astrology is the belief that people are supposed to act like their sun sign. This is due to the last 100 years of commercialized “Sun-sign” astrology columns in newspapers, magazines, and now, popular websites. (See why Sun-sign horoscopes are useless.)
Actually, we behave like our rising sign most of the time. Our rising sign shows our personal style, the way we approach the world. The next time you’re tempted to dismiss astrology because someone doesn’t behave like their Sun sign, try finding out their rising sign. You will instantly see the correlation between their personality and their rising sign.
If we behave like our rising sign, then what’s the point of our Sun sign? The Sun sign characteristics represent your true inner self, your ego, your essence. The values of your Sun sign are those that you consider true and worthwhile values, regardless of how you behave. Your Sun sign symbolizes the things that you define as “real” and “important.”
To find evidence of the Sun sign values in a person, try the following.
First, for illustrative purpose, imagine a rebellious, reckless, daredevil riding a motorcycle or doing a hand-stand at a bar. He’s a thrill-seeker who pulls a new crazy stunt every day. He claims to be a Capricorn but you’re not convinced. He obviously does not act like a Capricorn. Capricorn is reserved, cautious, structured, and success-oriented.
So try this. The next time he’s sober, ask him two questions:
- 1. Does he have any goals for his future?
- 2. Is he content in his current job or position in life?
All Capricorn Suns will answer a resounding “no” to the second question. Life for a Capricorn is about climbing higher and higher, never settling. And always having a plan for success. To a Capricorn Sun-sign person, advancement and success are what is “real.” This is what all Capricorns Suns have in common regardless of how they behave.
So, yes, that rebellious daredevil on the motorcycle can be a Capricorn Sun-sign, but he’s definitely not Capricorn Rising.