The Sun, the giver of life, represents our conscious mind in Astrology. It represents our will to live and our creative life force. As the Sun puts forth light, so it brings forth life. This planet (also known as a luminary and a star) represents the self, one's personality and ego, the spirit and what it is that makes the individual unique. It is our identity and our face to the world. The Sun also speaks to creative ability and the power of the individual to meet the challenges of everyday life.
The Sun is so important in the chart, that the happiest people on this earth are those who identify (without over-identifying) with the Sun's expression. Though one might think that the traits of their Sun would come easy to them, the truth is, the Sun shows what we are learning to be. It is very important to remember that the Sun represents reason as opposed to instinct.
One's natural father, husbands and other male influences are ruled by the Sun, as are children. The Sun's energy is a forceful one, and in its wake comes authority, the ability to lead and an individual's essence, their core being. Through the will of this planet, we learn to manifest ourselves in the world.
Based on the position of your Sun in house, we indicate in which area you express your willpower. You can instantly get the position of your Sun in sign and in house. All you need to do is locate the orange glyph of the Sun (a circle with a dot at its centre) in the house area, outside the zodiacal wheel. Then you can check the accurateness or the resemblance between your personality traits and the relevant texts below.
In the chart, the position of the Sun by zodiac sign represents the native's life purpose and the style in which they leave their mark in the world. By house, the Sun's position shows where our personalities shine. The areas of life associated with that house reveal the types of experiences which contribute to our sense of individuality and which shape our sense of pride. These areas of life are ones in which we seek to express and focus our Sun sign qualities.
The Vedic Angle to SUN
In Vedic Astrology, the Hindus have acknowledged the Sun as 'one of the largest planets', and 'king of the planets'. It is approximately 93 millions miles away from earth, which is a round - shaped, heavy-elemental star that spreads massive heat around other planets and stars. It contains more than 99 percent of the total mass of the solar system. Sun is a dry, masculine, positive and hot planet in Universe.
Religious people of India, especially Hindus, identify Sun as 'a lord with supreme light' and an important deity 'Surya Narayan' for all their auspicious rituals. They also portray the Sun as a lord that has hair and arms of gold, and seven horses or one horse with seven heads is the ride of lord Sun. Hindu people also enunciate lord Sun with other names as Bhaskar, Surya, Ark, Arun, Bhanu, Dinakar, Ravi, Dhinakar or Dhinakrit, Thanpna and Pusha. In every 'Makar Sankranti', people pray to lord Surya and give a lot of prestige to him. Astrologers believe that this special occasion comes when the Sun shows its transition from Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius sign) to Makar Rashi (Capricorn sign), and this festival comes every January 14. Further, 'Sunday' is the day devoted for venerable lord Surya. In fact, many of ladies keep fasting to delight lord Surya on every Sunday for the goodwill of their family.
GEM STONE for SUN
The Sun gives us vitality and the power of resistance and immunity. It is responsible for our physical makeup - the body's constitution. The Sun gives life force, the power of will, intellect, brilliance, prosperity, success in worldly affairs, wealth, personal conduct, activity, cheerfulness, good fortune, wisdom, ambition, fame, the understanding of the phenomenal world, and the knowledge of medicine.
The gemstone related to the Sun is the ruby - the metal is gold. The Sun rules number 1 in indian numerology.
REMEDIES for Badly placed Sun
The ill effects of Sun can be minimised and the good effects can be increased according to Indian mythology by doing the following tasks. Any or all of these, one can select as per one's convenience.
- Choose any Sunday and donate a piece of red cloth to the poor. Sun is associated with red colour. Doing so will please the Sun and it's benevolence will increase and it's malevolence will decrease considerably.
- Just at Sunrise, worship the Sun, pour pure water in front of the Sun, pray soulfully. It is believed that the Sun will listen to you and bestow it's grace to your prayers.
- Chant Surya Gayatri Mantra 108 time everyday.
Gayatri Mantra for SUN
Om Bhaskaraya Vidhmahe
Diva karaya Dheemahe
Thanno Surya Prachodayath.
Om, Let me meditate on the Sun God,
Oh, maker of the day, give me higher intellect,
And let Sun God illuminate my mind.