The Sun is on The Ritual To The Sun Degree: Leo 20

 In Lunar Stories by Lynda Hill

The Sun is on Leo 20: AMERICAN INDIANS PERFORM A RITUAL TO THE SUN

Ritual to the SunThis Symbol shows the need for people in society to regularly indulge in ceremonies, rituals or initiations that bond people together. You may feel the need to get back to natural elements, responding more to your intuitive feelings than rational structure. People enjoy coming together to revere and respect both the natural environment and others in their society. The ways of cultures, ancient and new, can provide a wonderful platform for performing rituals, whether they be spiritual or social. This degree can show a desire to return to nature and reveling in the larger picture. There is, also, a need to show respect if you go into traditional acts of other cultures; to be careful not to insult other people’s ways and beliefs.

A sense of spirit. Ritual and worship. Sweat lodges. Native traditions = spiritual refreshment. Ceremonial dances. Vision quests. Fasting. Drums. Baptisms of fire.

The Caution: Egoistic responses leading to narrowed perspectives. Losing sight of why rituals are performed. Cult worship. Sunstroke. Losing identity in one’s own culture.

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