It's who you are
The Sun in your horoscope represents your Essential Being. Its location shows a place of power in your Natal Chart. Its sign position, house location and aspect support or interference reveals a wealth of information about your ability to realize your ambitions and have an impact on the world.
See: * The Sun in General -- Your Essential Self of Power, Will, Vitality and Ambition
The Sun reveals your primary interests and strengths, your personal traits and qualities -- the basic tools you have to accomplish your life's work. The Sun defines your life purpose, the reason why you're here ... and what you're meant to do, how you're suited to the task, the help you have ... or the challenges you face ... from within your own character. In short, The Sun shows how you're designed to operate.
See: * What Does The Sun Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important?
It's how you were built
It's there for you to read -- or hear about from someone who knows how to decipher the language ... the star code of the cosmos. That's basically what astrology is -- and what reading a Natal Chart is all about -- translating the symbols of Astrology's shorthand for profound and complex meanings and applying them to real life people and situations.
See: What IS a Horoscope?
A lot of things can influence the expression of your Sun energy, particularly your Sun Sign traits, but generally the list of character qualities that come with your Sun Sign energy should feel natural to you ... and be easily recognized as "basically you" by people who know you. This wide, familiar correlation is what keeps Sun Sign astrology so prominent in mainstream culture. It's a tiny piece of what Astrology's wisdom can do ... but it's a valid starting point, and so it continues to thrive.
See: His Majesty ... The Sun -- The Center of Our Solar System
It's what you were designed to be
But Sun Sign information is just a foundation ... a framework on which to hang a thousand other details which make you unique ... a person with a character, a perspective and a destiny that may be similar to, but not exactly like, that of anyone else. Positive Sun energy is authentic and impressive. There is nothing whatsoever phony or forced about its declarations on who you are.
See: * The Meaning of the Sun in Astrology -- The Star of your Horoscope -- Its Place in your Inner Family
Positive Sun energy is confident and creative, focused and self-aware. This is especially true in the outgoing and intense masculine signs ... the Fire and Air Signs -- Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius. It is equally true in the more introverted and responsive feminine signs ... the Earth and Water Signs -- Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. Their Sun Sign energy is just as strong, just as capable. The only difference is ... it's not so much in-your-face as their extroverted brothers.
See: * The Sun: Ruler of Leo -- Symbol of Your Essential Self
To "feel like" your Sun Sign energy shows you basically have permission to be yourself, to engage life on your own terms and enjoy it in your own way. In this, other parts of your personality can lend powerful aid or present formidable opposition. In the following series of articles, I'll talk about what this looks like on paper, what it feels like in real life, and what it means for your development as an evolving spiritual being.
See: Are You Not Typical for Your Sign?
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The Luminaries in Astrology -- The Sun and The Moon -- What are they ... and what's the difference? ---> The Light-givers -- The Luminaries -- This term refers to The Sun and The Moon in a horoscope -- distinguishing them from the other common elements ... the eight known planets, excluding the Earth. The term luminary suggests The Sun and The Moon are both sources of light, and it's true they are both the brightest objects in the sky and two of the most commanding points of information in a horoscope.
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.
The Sun in Astrology -- The Central Star in the Horoscope -- Its Meaning and Significance ---> The central player -- A simple and very general way of working with Astrology centers on the fact that the Sun is the central feature of a horoscope. -- There is a whole industry of mainstream astrology built around this idea, from the little three line "daily horoscopes" in newspapers and magazines to the little dime-store booklets that purport to "tell you more" about who you are, using your Sun sign characteristics as the basis of their information.
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.
Your Sun Sign and House Location -- The How, Where and Why of Your Existence ---> The place of power -- The Sun ... your horoscope's vital center -- The Sun occupies a place of power in your horoscope. From its sign location and house position, The Sun radiates energy throughout the whole chart, and virtually all your other planetary components ultimately reflect back to The Sun and its purpose. Likewise, your Sun energy in your personality defines the essence of who you are as an evolving, spiritual being.
Masculine Signs / Feminine Signs -- It has nothing to do with sex ---> Two orientations on the world -- In Astrology and metaphysics, Masculine and Feminine refers not to gender or personal manner, but to one's basic orientation on the world and one's preferred strategies for dealing with problems. -- Essentially, "masculine" signs prefer to seize the moment, make things happen and change what doesn't suit them with their actions and choices. Feminine signs take a more subtle, passive approach when dealing with challenge or working for change.
Masculine Signs -- The Fire and Air Signs ---> Signs of Life and Intellect -- Essentially, "masculine" signs prefer to seize the moment, make things happen and change what doesn't suit them with their actions and choices. Masculine sign people are life's movers-and-shakers. Masculine signs are active, spontaneous, overtly ambitious and more interested in imposing their will on the world than adjusting to what exists. Masculine signs deal with force, identity and intellect.
Feminine Signs -- The Earth and Water Signs ---> Signs of Practicality and Emotion -- Where masculine signs are dynamic, self-motivating and proactive, feminine signs take a more subtle, passive approach when dealing with challenge or working for change. Masculine sign people are life's movers-and-shakers, while feminine signs prefer to be patient, bide their time and "wait and see what happens" before spending energy and resources to make life bend to their will.