Sun and Pholus aspects in the Birth Chart: How does your identity impact how you respond to life changing events?

    By 12andus

    Sun-Pholus-Conj.jpg Sun conjunct Pholus in the birth chart

    Your identity is intertwined with your experiences of major, life changing events.

    You may have a tendency to shoot yourself in the foot because you become too confident in your strengths and have grandiose expectations. You may overestimate yourself and overplay your strengths.

    Hubris can lead you to exaggerate your skill level and make you think you have the talents to make a significant breakthrough. When the breakthrough arises, it may be such a small detail, but will expose the ways in which you don’t yet have all of your bases covered.

    Fortunately, you have a gift for being creative and even when small twists and turns turn into cataclysmic, life-changing events, you know how to rise to the occasion. You may lead others through a period of dramatic times and you can remain positive even when dramatic crises are going on.

    Your enthusiasm to lead others and confidence in yourself can lead you to leap before you’ve looked carefully enough to get a sense of your surroundings. Your attempts to help others may lead to dramatic unintended consequences for yourself.

    Sun sextile Pholus in the birth chart

    You easily draw on your creativity and optimism to cope with the dramatic, life changing events.

    You may face dramatic catalysts and life altering experiences that challenge your sense of identity and the path you were on. Fortunately, even when mole hills turn out to be mountains, you can easily ride through transitions.

    You usually come out in a position of confidence and even power. You may strive to lead others during times of change and crisis.

    Even if you had a role in uncorking a “Pandora’s Box” of chaos, you’ll find a way to make the most of it.

    Sun square Pholus in the birth chart

    You can find it challenging to face dramatic, life changing events because you will naturally feel that some aspect of your identity and self-esteem are at stake.

    When you face the conflicts and consequences of dramatic events that significantly change your life, you can find greater personal strength. You can potentially become a leader or inspiration for others.

    Yet first you will have to take responsibility and embrace the ways dramatic issues affect you personally. You may try too hard to save the day and your attempts can backfire. You can try to protect others but unintentionally feed into the chaos all around you.

    When you finally face the consequences of dramatic events, you can find it easier to play a productive role in transcending the issues unleashed by the crisis.

    Sun trine Pholus in the birth chart

    You may find it easy to shine and rise to the occasion, no matter what is happening around you.

    Even when you find yourself in the midst of chaos and dramatic, large scale changes, you find ways to channel your creativity and individual talents to rise to the occasion. You can find ways to lead others and try to minimize the negative impact of large scale crises, though your efforts may take a personal toll.

    You may run the risk of losing your footing or facing some backlash or consequences for trying to make the best of a bad situation. Even still, you can find dramatic breakthroughs through cataclysmic events that began with small steps or unexpected detours.

    Sun opposite Pholus in the birth chart

    You have a difficult time preparing for major life twists and turns because you tend to be overconfident.

    You may overestimate your ability or preparedness, seeing yourself as capable of rushing in to the rescue before you have considered what you’re getting yourself in to. As a result, you may hit a snag and find it challenging to deal with the aftereffects of little twists and turns that end of having large scale consequences.

    You may feel the need to be a guardian or gatekeeper, yet your hubris or overestimation of your strengths and skills can lead you to misjudge the circumstances you end up in and your ability to overcome them. No matter what, you have the strength and creativity to eventually come out on top.

    Yet you may face major life turning points or dramatic events with an over exaggerated sense of confidence in yourself.

    You may have to work through your overoptimistic side to avoid getting distracted by blindspots that make you susceptible to negative consequences.

    Sun quincunx Pholus in the birth chart

    You have a difficult time trusting in your strengths and having confidence in yourself.

    Ironically, when things go wrong on a large and dramatic scale, you tend to find your strength and shine. Though you may try to rush to the rescue during times of crisis, you may find it difficult to have the impact you wanted to have.

    Chaotic events may have a negative impact on you personally and you may struggle to not lose face or lose confidence when you encounter significant crises beyond your control.

    When you work to create stability and security within yourself and let go of the need for praise and admiration from others, you can better respond to unexpected crisis or changes.

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