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Sun with Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) – Courtesy ESA/NASA/SOHO

The Sun provides the rhythm of our days and the cycles in our year. In astrology, the Sun represents our identity, our soul, our consciousness. This symbolism can be related to the physical Sun because it is the gravity of the Sun that holds our solar system together. The Sun also creates the magnetic field that permeates our solar system. In astrology, our Sun influences our self-confidence and sense of inner power, the things that hold us together and allow us to shine.

The Sun is associated with your essence, your identity, your ego. To many astrologers, the Sun represents the soul’s intention for you in this life. The Sun is your Solar Plexus, your self confidence and inner power. The Sun is your inner fire and the way that you shine in the world.

The Sun is a Yang planet – masculine and active. The Sun was considered Hot and Dry by the ancients. It represented the inner fire of our life and was a key part of vitality and metabolism.

The Sun is the sect leader in the Day sect.


The Sun has Domicile rulership of Leo. Leo is a hot and fiery sign where the Sun is at home. Leo is about our unique incarnation and creative expression and the Sun can shine there.

The Sun is in Detriment in Aquarius. Aquarius is a cold sign where Leo is the farthest from his home. Aquarius is a detached observer. Aquarius is also about the good of the group and all of humanity. The Sun feels uncomfortable being itself there.

The Sun is Exalted in Aries. Aries is an individualistic, pioneering sign where the Sun can really channel his energies and shine.

The Sun is in Fall in Libra. Libra is a sign about relationships and the Other. In Libra, the Sun is expected to take a step back and let someone else be the center of attention from time to time.

In a Day chart, the Sun is the Triplicity ruler of the Fire signs.

Vibrational Astrology

In Vibrational Astrology, the Sun is our daily activity and every day life. When the Sun is in a three planet pattern, it means that this energy is consistent and clear. If the Sun is tightly connected to at least two other planets, this is a core energy for you and the area your life that the vibration represents.


Sun NASA Overview
Greek Medicine – Qualities of Planets

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