Sun in Astrology

Energy Point Type: Star
Rules Sign: Leo
Rules House: 5th House
Element: Fire
Key Phrase: Life Path

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The Sun represents our primary drive in life, our Life Path. Its placement in Sign and House reveals our lifelong energetic identity through the Quality of the Sign’s influence and the Quest of the House.

In the case of someone with the Sun in Aries in the 6th House, his or her Life Path is expressed through Fire (Aries) in the Quest to serve (6th House). Fire’s expression is pioneering, creative, and exploratory. In Aries, the Element acts independently, heroically, and aggressively. So, the key phrase is “Your Life Path manifests through your independent and heroic quest for and attraction to maverick and individualistic service for others.” In short, this person needs to be his or her own boss.

The Sun expresses itself through a Sign and acts most powerfully in an area of your life by House. This section will look at all 12 Sign and House placements for the Sun. It is important to make a clear distinction between the Sign and House. While it is correct that each Zodiac Sign rules a particular House, it is vital not to conflate the two.

The Sun in Aries is not the same as the Sun in the 1st House even though Aries rules the first House. A person with the Sun in Aries has a Life Path devoted to independent and maverick behavior regardless of House placement. Someone with the Sun in the 1st House has a Life Path devoted to figuring oneself out and working on identity issues over the course of his or her lifetime.

Sun in the Signs

Think of the Sun as you, naked. The Ascendant would be the clothing you wear out into the world and the Moon would be the feelings you have inside that people only know if you share them. The Sun is the container for your feelings (Moon) and the shape for your self-expression (Ascendant).

The Sun in Aries

Individuals with the Sun in Aries need to follow and learn from a Life Path devoted to independent, maverick, and individualistic behavior. These people work best in careers, relationships, and families that promote freedom. They move through life and make decisions by being assertive, direct, impulsive, fearless, and impatient.

The Sun in Taurus

Individuals with the Sun in Taurus need to follow and learn from a Life Path devoted to safety, stability, and pleasure. These people work best in careers, relationships, and families that promote security and enjoyment of the physical world. They move through life and make decisions by being steadfast, reliable, responsible, conservative, resistant to change, and stubborn.

The Sun in Gemini

Individuals with the Sun in Gemini need to follow and learn from a Life Path devoted to learning, mental stimulation, and communication. These people work best in careers, relationships, and families that promote talking and listening, gathering and sharing information, and constant interaction. They move through life and make decisions by being mentally agile, curious, inquisitive, witty, hyperactive, and flighty.

The Sun in Cancer

Individuals with the Sun in Cancer need to follow and learn from a Life Path devoted to nurturing, caretaking, sympathy, and emotional support. These people work best in careers, relationships, and families that promote compassion, belonging, and understanding. They move through life and make decisions by being caring, protective, receptive, reactive, sentimental, and vulnerable.

The Sun in Leo

Individuals with the Sun in Leo need to follow and learn from a Life Path devoted to self-esteem, creativity, and self-expression. These people work best in careers, relationships, and families that promote performance, enjoyment of self and others, and recognition. They move through life and make decisions by being proud, confident, expressive, dramatic, showy, and egocentric.

The Sun in Virgo

Individuals with the Sun in Virgo need to follow and learn from a Life Path devoted to efficiency, service, and inventiveness. These people work best in careers, relationships, and families that promote competency, improvement, and problem-solving. They move through life and make decisions by being technical, precise, systematic, orderly, discriminating, critical, and meticulous.

The Sun in Libra

Individuals with the Sun in Libra need to follow and learn from a Life Path devoted to harmony, balance, and fairness. These people work best in careers, relationships, and families that promote judgment, negotiation, and analysis. They move through life and make decisions by being engaging, charming, appealing, impartial, considerate, cooperative, and compliant.

The Sun in Scorpio

Individuals with the Sun in Scorpio need to follow and learn from a Life Path devoted to transformation, healing, sex, and power. These people work best in careers, relationships, and families that promote reform, overcoming trauma, and intensity. They move through life and make decisions by being erotic, passionate, powerful, controlling, dangerous, manipulative, and regenerative.

The Sun in Sagittarius

Individuals with the Sun in Sagittarius need to follow and learn from a Life Path devoted to truth, purpose, and morality. These people work best in careers, relationships, and families that promote hope, faith, and belief in a higher power. They move through life and make decisions by being enthusiastic, philosophical, persuasive, expansive, and excessive.

The Sun in Capricorn

Individuals with the Sun in Capricorn need to follow and learn from a Life Path devoted to success, structure, and order. These people work best in careers, relationships, and families that promote achievement, status, and goals. They move through life and make decisions by being serious, formal, realistic, exacting, organized, and conservative.

The Sun in Aquarius

Individuals with the Sun in Aquarius need to follow and learn from a Life Path devoted to awakening, revelation, and liberation. These people work best in careers, relationships, and families that promote idealism, the needs of the many, and future visions. They move through life and make decisions by being detached, objective, original, eccentric, broadminded, rebellious, and humanitarian.

The Sun in Pisces

Individuals with the Sun in Pisces need to follow and learn from a Life Path devoted to spirituality, transcendence, unity, and unconditional love. These people work best in careers, relationships, and families that promote imagination, dreams, and globalization. They move through life and make decisions by being passive, submissive, yielding, empathic, forgiving, escapist, and intuitive.

Sun in The 12 Houses

The Houses represent different areas of our lives and how we “quest” or work or solve problems in those areas. The Sign ruling each House is determined by the time of birth, which is why it is so important. When a Point occupies a House the focus of the House becomes amplified by the nature and intent of the point. This next section will look at the Sun in each House.

The Sun in the 1st House (of Identity)

Individuals with the Sun in the 1st House will have a Life Path devoted to their identity and the development of the Self. It will be a life of Self and survival. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Taurus rules the 1st House, then the individual will drive to understand his or her identity through physical needs, the pursuit of financial security, and the accumulation of resources.

The Sun in the 2nd House (of Resources and Security)

Individuals with the Sun in the 2nd House will have a Life Path devoted to their safety, security, and their body. It will be a life of gathering what is needed to feel stable and protected. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Sagittarius rules the 2nd House, then the individual will use philosophy, enthusiasm, and the ability to persuade people as the way to get his or her needs met.

The Sun in the 3rd House (of Communication)

Individuals with the Sun in the 3rd House will have a Life Path devoted to trying to understand the world around them and successfully communicate with others. It will be a life of networking and social interaction. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Cancer rules the 3rd House, then the individual will empathize, sympathize, and use emotional intelligence to try to interpret and communicate with people in his or her daily life.

The Sun in the 4th House (of Family)

Individuals with the Sun in the 4th House will have a Life Path devoted to trying to learn lessons from and build his or her family. It will be a life of significant inner work and the dynamics of the family. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Aquarius rules the 4th House, then the individual will want to revolutionize his or her family, trying to achieve and experience an idealized vision of what family should be and his or her role in the family.

The Sun in the 5th House (of Creativity)

Individuals with the Sun in the 5th House will have a Life Path devoted to trying to express themselves in ways that build their reputation and recognition. It will be a life of performance and creativity. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Virgo rules the 5th House, then the individual will be inventive, methodical, and critical in his or her efforts to create and perform for others.

The Sun in the 6th House (of Service)

Individuals with the Sun in the 6th House will have a Life Path devoted to service, health, and day-to-day work. It will be a life of hard work and usefulness. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Aries rules the 6th House, then the individual will need to work independently, stay active for his or her health, and develop skills for self-sufficiency.

The Sun in the 7th House (of Partnerships)

Individuals with the Sun in the 7th House will have a Life Path devoted to forming relationships and learning from others, as well as teaching others. It will be a life of partnerships and how to give value to and get value from others. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Scorpio rules the 7th House, then the individual will transform and seek to be transformed by the people he or she forms partnerships with during their lives.

The Sun in the 8th House (of Intimacy)

Individuals with the Sun in the 8th House will have a Life Path devoted to trying to understand power, change, and sexuality. It will be a life of intensity and periods of significant regeneration. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Gemini rules the 8th House, then the individual will be curious, communicative, and open-minded about how to explore and deal with his or her sexuality, the process of transformations, and encounters with power issues.

The Sun in the 9th House (of Mastership)

Individuals with the Sun in the 9th House will have a Life Path devoted to exploring the world broadly and deeply, using scholarship and belief as tools of study. It will be a life of authority and learning from experience, culminating in recognition as an expert. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Capricorn rules the 9th House, then the individual will drive to the highest levels of practice and achievement in whatever knowledge and wisdom they pursue and others want from them.

The Sun in the 10th House (of Career)

Individuals with the Sun in the 10th House will have a Life Path devoted to accomplishment, measurable success, and material prosperity. It will be a life of work, and, by extension, family responsibility. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Leo rules the 10th House, then the individual will use creativity, performance, and the pursuit of recognition to become prosperous and shape his or her career.

The Sun in the 11th House (of Community)

Individuals with the Sun in the 11th House will have a Life Path devoted to community and the search to fit in and help society thrive. It will be a life of socializing and devotion to a cause. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Pisces rules the 11th House, then the individual will use imagination, spirituality, and awareness of the unity of humanity to integrate into and support his or her community.

The Sun in the 12th House (of Spirituality)

Individuals with the Sun in the 12th House will have a Life Path devoted to spiritual pursuits, finding and living one’s purpose, and connecting the divine with the material. It will be a life of counseling and advising. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Libra rules the 11th House, then the individual will analyze, negotiate, and attempt to find a balance for and with individuals in one-on-one interactions dealing with belief, mysteries, and the spiritual aspect of life.

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