The Sun is the ruling “planet” of the sign of Leo. The Sun represents the unique frequency or vibration of the Divine Spark of Life within us. Our Sun sign defines how we radiate the energy of Divine Spirit through our individuated self out into the world.
The sun is the center of our solar system. It provides the gravitational pull and cohesive force that keeps all the other planets in orbit around it. The innermost planets absorb and reflect the light and energy of the sun.
In astrology the Sun represents the ego, which provides the cohesive force in our psyche. The other planets represent various archetypal urges and drives to meet specific needs. The Sun is our conscious center, our ego, our individuality. It holds together all the other pieces of our multifaceted self.
The glyph for the Sun is the circle of spirit surrounding a dot representing a seed of potential. The Sun is a conscious focus in the astrological chart, and therefore can be more easily recognized and understood by us. Perhaps this is one reason why sun sign astrology is so popular.
Our Sun sign provides the fuel for our inner battery. When we need more energy and enthusiasm in life, doing our Sun sign revitalizes us and helps us feel more powerful. Through engaging with our Sun sign activities we feed the solar function in our psyche, therefore enabling us to experience higher levels of engagement with life. We feel more alive and vital. We have more fun!
The Sun represents our power urge, or will. It is associated with the 3rd chakra, or power center. It bestows dignity and authority upon us. It gives us honor and pride. The Sun indicates how we manifest our personal power. It describes our qualities of leadership and success, where we “shine” and are seen as an authority or leader.
The Sun reveals our instinctive warm and enthusiasm in life, the focus of our creativity. It shows where and how our innate talents can be self-expressed. It indicates our need to be recognized as special and unique for our gifts.
The Sun represents our heart center. It is our generosity of spirit, the love and affection we give in the world. It is our magnanimity, the giving towards those less powerful than us.
Archetypes for the Sun include the King or Queen, royalty, those who are living representations of God on earth. For centuries the Sun has represented the masculine principle: the father, the husband, and men in general. Traditionally, it symbolized the energy a woman’s husband would have, implying the woman would “shine” through her husband’s vitality, and not through her own Sun energy. As we release antiquated patriarchal belief systems, we gain a greater appreciation for the diversity of expression of the Sun sign in the individual horoscope.
The Sun in fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) is motivated by inspirations and aspirations. Its ego is about will and action. It recharges its energy through vigorous, physically demanding activity and by pursuing new visions for the future. Its urge is to create anew and expand its horizons. It needs to be recognized for its courage and will to become more.
The Sun in earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) is motivated by material needs. Its ego is practical and goal directed. It recharges its energy through working with the physical world and through the filter of sensation. Its urge is be successful in a materially. It needs to be recognized for its wisdom, common sense and drive to accomplishment.
The Sun in air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) is motivated by intellectual concepts and social ideals. Its ego is of the mind and its ability to communicate and share ideas. It recharges its energy through social involvement and intellectual stimulations. Its urge is to gather and disseminate information. It needs to be recognized for its cognitive strength and ability to articulate its ideas.
The Sun in water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) is motivated by deep emotional yearnings and desires. Its ego is feeling oriented and sensitive. It recharges its energy through emotional experience and involvement with others. Its urge is to explore feelings and to express them. It needs to be recognized for its emotional intelligence and its depth of feeling.
The House occupied by the Sun in your horoscope indicates the area of life where you are naturally talented and creative, where you have the most instinctive warmth and enthusiasm, and where there will be a strong urge toward self-expression and creativity. This area of life and its related issues indicate where you can be the most powerful through self-mastery. The House shows where you need to express yourself spontaneously in order to attain and maintain personal vitality. This is essential to your sense of well-being.