The Sun’s Astrological Meaning

by | Jan 28, 2006 | Astrology, Planets

The Astrological Meaning of the Sun

sun meaning astrologyThe Sun in astrology symbolizes the spirit and core selfhood.  The sign and house it is in signifies where we are “brilliant” or “shine”.  In many ways the Sun in your chart has a significant representation of who and what you are (as will the Moon and Ascendant).

In Vedic astrology (also called Jyotish) the Sun is called Surya or Ravi. 

In Eastern and Western forms of astrology the Sun rules the sign Leo, which means that those who have the Sun in Leo their Sun’s can act more true to themselves; it is exalted in the sign of Aries, which is similar to the state of rulership.   The Sun is debilitated in the sign of Aquarius, and in it’s fall in Libra; meaning that it’s energies do not normally work as well in those signs. 

meaning of the Sun in astrologyThe Sun represents the Father, the presence of spirit and the God thereof (of whatever myth or religion); personal authority and dramatic flair; success and achievement. The Sun in your chart will always show how you will overcome and prove yourself. 

Based on the condition of the Sun in our charts (determined by a few rules in chart interpretation), it shows whether we can be strong, confident and effective, or conversely weak, conflicted, and vulnerable.  The Sun is a sattvic malefic (especially according to Vedic astrology), so while it may produce crisis and challenge to our egos, bringing us to a more refined sense of personal power and authority; it is also a very spiritual energy in our life. 

For more information about the Sun click here.

April Celestial Events

April 1, Moon on Antares/Aldebaran Axis
April 4, Last Quarter Moon
April 6, Moon conj Saturn
April 7, Moon conj Jupiter
April 12, New Moon
April 14, Moon at Apogee
April 17, Moon conj (occults) Mars
April 19, Mercury at Superior Conjunction
April 20, First Quarter Moon
April 22, Lyrid Meteor Shower
April 27, Mercury at Perihelion and Super Full Moon
April 29, Moon conj Antares
April 30, Sun conj Uranus

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