Energy: Father, boss, actor, husband, life, day, light, health, willpower, stomach, center, confidence
Colors: Gold, Orange
The Sun is a ruler of Leo and a truly special entity as the only star with close proximity to our home planet. It gives us life and as such - makes all things in our chart possible. The Sun can do more than any other celestial body. It hides processes of incredible importance, creating energy to shine on us and everything around it in an incredibly large radius. Its role in our chart is to power our batteries for a lifetime and remind us what we are capable of, how our personality’s core will manifest and shine a light on everyone around us. Its warmth can burn just like it can breathe in life, and to analyze its position we always need to carefully assess the feminine energies in the horoscope to follow. If the Sun is extremely strong and the Moon weak, we will see that initiative burns feelings, and recognize a person on a chase for goals with no regard to their limits, emotional needs or even other people. On the other hand the weakness of the Sun speaks of general lack of energy, creativity, and consequentially – life itself.
“Planet” SunThe Sun is the star in charge of our little Solar system with all of its movement, planets, satellites and asteroids. It takes up to 99% of the mass of the entire system, and although Jupiter is enormous compared to the rest of the planets, it still cannot be compared to the magnitude of the Sun. From our perspective, the main role of this burning star is to provide life on our planet, but we often simply recognize movement in relation to it and see it as a point that everything circles around. Whatever our perspective, we have to understand that its symbolism in Astrology is closely related to its part in the cosmic sense, and its position in a sign, house, and aspects defines the point we tend to turn our lives around, giving us energy, warmth, creativity and life.
Sun in Astrology
Many Astrologers unfairly diminish the importance of the Sun in one’s chart. To forget its incredible role in the greater scheme of things is simply a pity, and no matter if we have our little geocentric system to rely on, it is still the center of the entire obvious cosmic system we belong to. As such, it is a lonely point of success and something that pulls us with strong gravity, which is why so many interpretations are based on our Sun sign instead of our Ascendant or the position of the Moon. If you want to understand the Sun fully, we have to realize that it is in no way similar to anything else we projected on the zodiacal circle. In fact it is the only point that all others would fall into, if there wasn’t fast movement to keep us all in balance where we are.
Our personality, our core and energetic center are all controlled with the Sun. It represents our third chakra, the solar plexus, giving us strength of will, personality, life, immunity, and the metabolism we have. To become a leader, a central figure, reach any high position, or aim for fame and recognition, our Sun needs to be strong. In charts of people who end up on a big screen, we will see that the Sun carries an invisible force felt through their charisma and the energy they share with the world. As if their confidence is bigger than the fact that anyone’s watching, these special souls seem to be pulled into this life only to shine a light on the rest of us, without even knowing.
Giving importance to the Sun doesn’t mean we should take away the importance of other entities in our chart, but the truth is – it is the only point that leads all others to circle around it. The center it stands for needs to be found on a personal and mundane level, so that consciousness, acceptance and Unity can become our regular routine. Giving us a strong sense of what we were born to be, the Sun is the brightest point in our charts, and this should never be neglected or forgotten, however deep we go or however dark we tend to get.
Since the Sun speaks of light shining on our world, its role is rational, obvious, and aware. Manifestations of the Sun are always clear and in the open, and this makes it truly hard to connect it to the symbolism of Pisces, Neptune, and the twelfth house. It stands for our creativity, our heart and our inner child. In its most prominent form, it will represent fame, our honest expression, and our perfect eyesight.
Along with its aspects and dignity, the Sun represents our ability to metabolize things that come to us in this lifetime, being responsible for feeling “sick to our stomach” when certain situations become too tough to handle. When this feeling occurs, we can be sure that something doesn’t relate well with our personality, and while we might stay to test the future of such occurrence, it might be better to listen to this inner voice and move away from the source of our insecurity and inability to face the world. As the fire that helps us metabolize any toxin we take in, the Sun protects us from all harm coming into our system from the outer world when our boundaries aren’t clearly set, and is susceptible to all sorts of energetic vampires when weak or senselessly giving. The worst thing we can do for our Sun is compromise, as if dismissing the possibility to create a central point of agreement where Unity can be reached satisfying all of the parties involved.
Looking at the Sun we see our father, the image of our Self, our boss, all superiors and our ego that builds up as a consequence of authorities we have had in life. It is our confidence in all its glory and represents our true creativity and initiative to breathe life into things, as an infinite source of energy we cannot spend or destroy for millions of years.