Trying to figure out what integrity means, and then what symbolizes it astrologically was not an easy task for me. I hold integrity high on my list of values, but to define it, I looked to a few online dictionaries.
One of the definitions is, “the quality of being honest and fair, and an example is, She had the integrity to refuse to compromise on matters of principle.”
I like that.
So what symbolizes honesty and fairness in astrology?
It’s Leo season, since the Sun continues its journey in Leo, so that’s where I thought first. Leo is the sign of the lion, the king of beasts, dispenser of justice, fair and equitable at least ideally. The idea of being honest and fair goes with that. And it requires courage, the heart quality Leo also symbolizes.
Today, the Sun is trine Saturn in Sagittarius, and thinking of being impartial and holding fast to your beliefs also made me think that both Saturn and Sagittarius, and by extension, Capricorn and Jupiter, are symbols of a moral code that’s also implied in integrity.
Jupiter is trine Pluto, and I think of the much-misaligned Scorpio and Pluto also as the keepers of truth in a real, deep sense, although they often keep it to themselves. But if anyone has dealings with Scorpios or prominent Pluto placement persons, it can feel like they hold the mirror of your soul in front of you, and you cannot escape the truth about yourself, possibly the reason many are so uncomfortable with this human x-ray energy.
And last, there’s Aquarius that’s reputed to tell the truth no matter what, although I’ve not come to see that from personal experience so much. Today there are no prominent Aquarius aspects in the skies, although there’s a wide trine from Venus in Leo conjunct Mercury in the first degree of Virgo, to Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius at 24 Aries. I guess I was meant to communicate about integrity… smiling.
I’m also open to comments and opinions about what integrity is, and what the astrological symbolism for it is. In fact, please do! Thank you!