• Erin

Solar Power: Planning Your 2021

I recently attended a talk by naturopath and astrologer Kira Sutherland where she provided some great tips for bridging astrology and natural remedies to focus on wellness for the year ahead. While the talk had many good insights and focused heavily on harnessing Saturn in Aquarius and Hygiea in Leo for cultivating healthy habits, one of my biggest takeaways was a brief digression into noting one’s personal Solar Power days for the year.



So, what are Solar Power days? And how does one go about identifying them?


First, let’s talk a bit about the Sun. While the luminaries can be associated with many things in astrology, they play a prominent role in specialized areas like electional or medical astrology. The Moon generally represents all things related to the body, emotions, cycles, habits, fertility and fortune. Meanwhile, the Sun correlates with one’s energy levels, vitality or prana.


On days when our natal Sun is well-aspected, we receive an energetic boost or “zhuzh” from the universe. These are our Solar Power days. On the corollary, when it is poorly-aspected by transit, we can find our battery running low. Think of these as Solar Depletion days. It is at these times that we may be more susceptible to illness or just feeling like we are running on fumes.