The Solar Power Series
Tiny essays on the role and
meaning of the Sun in Astrology
Quick to read, easy to digest, easy to remember
The Sun in Astrology ... the best-known of the bunch
The Sun is the best-known player in astrology, likely because it is both important in interpreting a horoscope and because it's usually extremely easy to determine the Sun's position in the sky from just the date. In other words, you don't need a lot of extra books and equipment to come up with Sun Sign information ... which makes the Sun's position at any given time the basis of Sun Sign Astrology.
---> * The Sun in Astrology -- The Central Star in the Horoscope -- Its Meaning and Significance
The Sun is one of the luminaries -- which means "light source." The Moon is the other one. However, The Sun is the only element in the horoscope that generates its own light. The Moon reflects sunlight ... which is why it shines.
---> * The Luminaries in Astrology -- The Sun and The Moon -- What are they ... and what's the difference?
One is just a reflection
None of the planets emit its own light. What you see when planets "shine" in the night sky is the light they reflect from The Sun. The Sun is the only star in the ordinary horoscope -- the kind I work with. The Sun is the only star in our solar system. That alone gives it a place of honor in both astronomy and Astrology.
---> * The Meaning of the Sun in Astrology -- The Star of your Horoscope -- Its Place in your Inner Family
And so ... as The Sun in the sky is the center of our solar system, The Sun in your horoscope is the central place of honor and power. Its information contains the basic outline of the person or event the chart describes ... and, for an astrologer, is the starting point for interpreting this.
---> His Majesty ... The Sun -- The Center of Our Solar System
The Solar Power Series
A portrait in code
The Sun is a central player in astrology and the central feature in a horoscope. It is one of the first three elements an Astrologer looks for when assessing the nature of an event or the qualities of a person's character. The other two horoscope elements that approach the Sun's importance are The Moon and The Ascendant -- or Rising Sign -- the sign on the cusp of the 1st House. ---> Solar Power 1
The Sun in Astrology ... the best-known of the bunch
The Sun is the best-known player in astrology, likely because it is both important in interpreting a horoscope and because it's usually extremely easy to determine the Sun's position in the sky from just the date. In other words, you don't need a lot of extra books and equipment to come up with Sun Sign information ... which makes the Sun's position at any given time the basis of Sun Sign Astrology. ---> Solar Power 2
The Sun in your horoscope
describes the essence of you
The Sun in your horoscope represents the self, your personality and ego, your spirit. It describes your basic identity and what makes you -- the individual -- unique. Your Sun energy describes the essence of who you are today and who you are becoming through the events and experiences of this life. I consider that the Sun in your horoscope describes your Essential Self. ---> Solar Power 3
along a predictable path
The Sun travels through all twelve signs of the Zodiac each year, spending about a month in each sign. The Sun travels the same sequence of the Signs every year ... starting with Aries at the Spring Equinox ... to Taurus ... to Gemini ... through to Pisces. The Zodiac sign dates and calendar dates, however, are not aligned. ---> Solar Power 4
rules Leo & 5th House
The Sun rules the Zodiac sign Leo and natural 5th House. In plain English, this means the qualities and attributes The Sun represents are closely aligned -- virtually indistinguishable from -- those associated with the sign Leo ... and closely associated with interests of the 5th House in a Natal Chart ... regardless of the actual sign on that house cusp. ---> Solar Power 5
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* The Sun -- Ruler of Leo -- Symbol of Your Essential Self ---> The Sun, without which life on Earth could not exist as we know it, is the astrological metaphor which symbolizes an individual's basic personality, the underlying canvas upon which all the other colors and elements of his character are co-mingled and combined. The Sun and its meaning are the centerpiece in the structure of Astrology.
Where Is the Sunshine In YOUR Life? ---> When someone asks ... "What's your sign?" ... he or she is really asking "What sign of the Zodiac was the Sun traveling through when you were born?" The Sun's placement is an important describing factor in a person's character. It tells a lot about his essential personality. Best of all, it's usually easy to determine a person's Sun sign. All you have to know is his birthday.
* Are You Not Typical for Your Sign? -- When your Sun sign description just doesn't fit ---> What's your sign? -- When someone asks your sign, he wants to know which Zodiac sign the Sun was in when you were born. Usually it's easy to place anyone in a sign, although there are twelve days a year -- days when the Sun changes from one sign to the next -- when a clear answer isn't possible.
* The Spiritual Meaning of -- The Sun in Astrology -- The symbolism of The Sun ---> The Central StarThe source of light -- The Sun's spiritual meaning in Astrology is the spiritual essence of you! -- The Sun and The Moon are considered "the luminaries" in Astrology. The word itself means "light source," but The Sun is the only celestial body in the horoscope that gives off its own light.
* Understanding Transiting Sun Energy -- Things to know about the transiting Sun's -- behavior, position and influence ---> The Sun represents your ego, your basic sense of who you are. In Astrology, the Sun symbolizes your self-image and your self-identity. Your Sun Sign, obviously, tells what sign the Sun was traveling through on the day you were born. The Sun in the sky, however, travels through all twelve signs of the Zodiac in the course of a year.
* Things to Know About The Sun in Astrology -- Reflections on The Sun -- in no particular order ---> The Sun itself is the central feature and the only star in our solar system. In Astrology, The Sun, along with The Moon, is considered one of the "luminaries" -- a word that means "light source." The Sun, however, is the only one that generates its own light.
* The Transiting Sun in Signs -- As The Sun moves through the Circle of Life ---> When The Sun is in Aries, you'll have the energy and ambition you need to launch new projects, make necessary changes and get stuff done. When The Sun moves into Taurus, you're more interested in slowing down, sitting back, taking it easy, stabilizing what you've started and enjoying life at a more measured pace.
* The Sun Signs and Their Meaning in Astrology. -- The Twelve Astrological Characters ---> You ... a work-in-progress -- In Astrology, The Sun is the symbol of your Essential Self. Its energy is a snapshot of you as a work-in-progress. The Sun in your horoscope shows who you are, how you are developing ... and, therefore, who you are becoming. Its sign, house position and aspects say a lot about who you were designed to be and how you were meant to work. Alignment with your Sun energy is vital to understanding and becoming who you really are.
* Sun Sign / Moon Sign -- Sun Energy / Moon Energy in Your Horoscope -- What's the difference? ---> You have a Sun Sign -- Your Sun sign is the Zodiac sign the Sun was traveling through at the time you were born. There are twelve signs in the Zodiac, starting with Aries and ending with Pisces. When you arrived in the world The Sun was in one of them.
* The Sun and Moon in Your Natal Chart -- Two powerful descriptions of you ---> Even in the more subtle, introverted signs, like Scorpio, Virgo and Pisces, The Sun's energy in your horoscope is considered powerful, masculine and demonstrative. Its expression can be overwhelmed and disguised by other factors or afflictions in the horoscope, but not easily.
* Your Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Ascendant Sign -- Just What's Going On Here? ---> Three ways of defining you ... -- The short answer to this question is: Your Sun sign tells about your basic ego, your Moon sign tells about you emotional inner self, and your Ascendant tells about your outer presentation to the rest of the world.
* What The Sun in Your Natal Chart -- Reveals About You -- The center of your horoscope / -- the center of your personality ---> The Sun ... it's just the beginning -- Despite its powerful influence in familiar mainstream astrology, The Sun in your horoscope gives a whole lot more information to an astrologer than simply the characteristics associated with its sign.