The Sun is the symbol of how we FOCUS our deepest Soul Intention for this life. It can be looked at as our will-power, or where we shine (or overshadow) most in life. It is our definitive purpose.
To be your Sun sign is a great strength. When someone is shining forth their highest quality of character we see Radiance and someone living in their power.
We all have free-will. You can choose to emphasize the most shadowy traits of self, or you have the choice to actualize your most optimal path of living – which is to harness in on the greatness of all the potential that you carry within!
It is all there within.
Through the personality of our Sun, we attract in and face personal obstacles and challenges that we are most equipped to succeed at.
The character of your Sun gives you the exact tools you need to succeed in your Soul Purpose.
Sun in Aries ~ The Pioneer
Those with their Sun in Aries shine like a knighted warrior standing fearlessly in the face of adventure, challenge, and risk. Bravery is your nature and your gift. Your strength of will is admirable. You are bold, independent, and not afraid to walk away or take a stand.
You are at your brightest when you have something or someone to fight for. Standing up for “the rights” whether it be your own or the cause of someone else that moves you is what gets your heart pumping. You are the first to initiate necessary action, and if no one is joining you, you’ll go in alone. You may not still be around when someone finally decides to catch up with you! New beginnings, new adventures, and the taste of what’s fresh and original are what excite you and inspire you. Life, your life, is a discovery, and you are very clear about this being a significant part of your mission.
Aries Sun is here to shine light on the path of pioneering through life based on what you personally feel is important; for us all to witness how it is done. It’s like being a spokesperson for independence, freedom of expression, and the liberty to act according to one’s desire. This, of course, needs to be managed with great maturity and responsibility, a strong sense of awareness of others, and a healthy desire to want to understand other people’s perspectives. Otherwise, you could go through life stepping on quite a few toes, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing unless you’re already out the door before you can take any responsibility for the damage done.
Carelessness and insensitivity are the lurking shadows for Aries. This is the evolutionary growth path of Aries; to mature into a greater sense of self-awareness coupled with a sophisticated understanding and awareness of others. The immature Aries fits the image perfectly of the bull in the China Shop. Without any sense of grace, tact, or consciousness of the space around him, the Bull leaves behind a trail of destruction and all the beauty and peace is left broken. This can include a long line of broken hearts.
Aries Sun is bright with inspiration. This can manifest in the arts and film and any endeavor where a strong creative will is essential. Aries is also a sign of a healthy body and the physical strength and power to move mountains. They have a tendency to be naturally athletic and have a strong instinctual nature. With a very carnal appetite, Aries can also have a strong sexual nature.
This is the sign of drive, ambition, motivation, and initiation and you, Aries, have got plenty of all of that! With the Sun in the sign of “I am”, there is physical stamina and creative fuel that is hard to beat. You are here to get a whole lot done in this life; Aries is here to shine! When you walk into a room, people notice you. Your presence is bright and big and there is a light that people want to get just a little closer to.
With a big presence can come a big ego. There’s nothing wrong with ego when it’s healthy and not wanting to tyrannize the space it lives in! You are a born leader. Remember the Sun is not actually a planet but a big fiery star, and that is what you are!
Sun in Taurus ~ The Bear Cave
With the Sun in the sign of personal resources, you have a power source tapped into the realms of self-sufficiency and self-reliance. You have a destiny of the self-made sort. Rich with capacity and natural talent of an ascetic nature, you are bound to make the best use of your resources and creating great works of art can come naturally and with a great sense of ease for you.
This is a naturally Venus-ruled sign, so sensuality is high in your character as well as a strong sexual nature and connection to the physical body and all its senses. Taurus is a sign of worldly pleasures and the physicality of life, and with a Sun in this territory, you are born to enjoy it! Pleasure and comfort are high priorities and creating a life that is pleasant, peaceful, and personally pleasing is a must.
With a naturally self-contained nature, you will find that you have a natural inclination towards solitude and the desire to withdraw from outside influences and stimuli. There is an instinctual need to simplify and to strengthen from within, and this is precisely where you will feel the most energized in life.
Your light shines brightest when you are left to do as you please without the disturbances of other people’s needs, values, or opinions interrupting your flow. The phrase, “what you see is what you get” was coined from this sign! Trustworthy, reliable, and steadfast are common characteristics. Though you are here to set an example of the strength to be self-content, self-reliant, and self-sufficient, you will find that your most significant needs are met when you allow yourself to share that which you are and have with those you love.
With your Sun in Gemini, your intellect is on Fire! Gemini is the sign of information, facts, opinions, labels, and all the various tracks the logical mind can follow. This is the realm of the immediate environment and how we mentally integrate and interpret it all through reason and sense. With your Sun here, you are ultra-curious to know about a great many things! There is a high emphasis on being engaged with life and its experiences of it.
You would characteristically be called a “people person” however, that can vary depending on what house your Sun is in and the rest of your chart. Nonetheless, you are here to shine a light on knowledge, and illuminate that path for others. Simply put you are a teacher… of some sort, a messenger of information. Like a reporter, a broadcaster, a writer, or an announcer; you are here to inform.
As a gatherer of information, you naturally embody a wealth of knowledge and can be a fascinating person by nature. However, the shadow lurks in being “too talkative”, too “know it all”, or just too “busybody.” Figuring out what to do with all that data and a mind on high speed is the great task for the Gemini. However, a Gemini who has learned to master the mind can without a doubt be one of the most interesting, engaging, entertaining, and fun people to be around.
With your Sun in Cancer, you shine most when you are taking care of and nurturing life and those in it. You have the heart of the Great Mother, and you hold natural gifts of a pure sense of compassion and an indomitable strength of will to safeguard those you love.
It’s not easy to walk around with your heart on your sleeve, being super empathic and sensitive to everyone’s feelings! However, this is the torch that you carry, and you will be a beacon of light in the night for many in need of shelter. Be it a hug, a home, a meal, or a supportive conversation you are here to listen to the feelings of the heart and witness the tears.
You, more than anyone, know that these tears are those that renew the life we live and strengthen the soul within. The grief, the sorrow, and the aching suffering we all carry are familiar allies of yours. You are the one who knows we are vulnerable and delicate and can be wounded easily. You honor the pain we carry and the vulnerability that makes us human and gives us humility. A skinned knee can come at any time, and you are the first one to drop what you are doing and tend to the need.
It is a mighty task to be the servant of emotions as it is often a thankless job. Part of maturing into this great role of upholding “the light of the mother” is not to get bogged down by the weight of the heavy emotions. Resentment, neediness, jealousy, selfishness, extreme insecurity, victimization, and emotional manipulation all make for a pretty weighty tapestry. In your highest self, you are meant to understand how to be able to allow yourself to experience feelings, to allow them to “become” you. In this state, you are able to transmute even the most intense emotions into a profound wisdom of self that births out of you from your commitment to carrying them.
The shadow of Cancer can be needing to be needed; the attachment to the need to take care of someone. This can lead to smothering and being overbearing. If a Cancer feels a lack of security or safety, there can be a need to control or “parent” others so that they feel that they have control over their own lives. Immature Cancer is infamous for filling the room with a looming moodiness that makes everyone feel like they just entered the bear cave at the wrong time.
Cancer is a water sign, and crying is one of your most valuable tools. Tears are like diamonds showing the magnificent beauty of the soul that holds them. And your soul, dear sensitive one, is abundantly rich with a heart of diamonds.
With the Sun in Leo, you were born to shine like a bright Star! Life force, vitality, and creative inspiration are yours to behold in high doses. You are here to captivate and awe with a sparkle in your eye and with contagious enthusiasm! Your presence commands a witness and often an audience. You’re naturally, powerfully magnetic, and can “steal the show” with ease.
With so much light and natural talent comes responsibility. You must be mindful not to run away with it, leaving others left in the shadow of a spotlight always on you! You are a natural leader, and you can make history as a great and generous king/queen, or on a bad day, the tyrant who keeps all the cake for themselves!
Be kind. You are here to fill that great big lion heart of yours with more and more love so as to share it with others! A fire burns in you and will serve to ignite and inspire so many people.
Inspiration and the motivation to create are your most excellent tools and will guide you into many joyous and adventurous experiences!
A greedy heart can be a very hostile heart – that is a deep wound of the Leo. The caution of the Leo shadow is to fall into the traps of the inflated ego. Such as seeking fame for fame’s sake, or needing, from an unbalanced place, to be witnessed, seen, and heard. For some, it can be easy to become addicted to attention, recognition, and the need to be followed, loved, adored, admired, etc. Remember, like the Sun, you are born to give life energy.
Humility is Leo’s most significant asset to acquire. Remembering that “specialness” is actually quite common – we are all special in our own ways. Leo’s highest purpose is to bring more love and joy to the world and to be a powerful expression of one who is centered in the heart of true self-love. Self as love, self-embodied in love, self-expressed in love. This is your mission and your gift.
With your sun in the sign of service, health, and mentoring you are here with a compelling purpose to actualize your great skill set and to be of service to it. Your path is the eternal student and inevitable teacher. Always learning and always seeking to perfect yourself and the skills you hold, you are a perfectionist who sees the value in considerable attention given to the details of life and a job well done.
Like a great symphony, every nuance of sound counts and either compliments or diminishes the masterpiece. Like a conductor, you are the one who pays attention to the subtle essences of life whether it be sound, scent, taste, touch, or the look of something.
You are deeply connected to the earth element and have come with the power of the Sun to be the Earth steward and care for our mother Planet as well as all life that dwells here. Virgo is the quintessential sensual spirit. With a purity of heart and nature, you are deeply connected to the senses.
Virgo is ruled by both the planet Mercury and the Earth. Mercury is the power of the mind and intellect. It is like you are plugged into the Earth receiving all of her wisdom like an electric charge running up your spine while Mercury takes your mind flying around the world and beyond! The results of such a relationship are unique and genuine intelligence.
You carry the power of sight. As an oracle, your gaze and perception can be penetrating and crystal clear. Be kind. Be honest. Be true. Be sincere. Be forgiving. Be gentle. Be compassionate… to yourself.
Choose your company well, in your mind, in your heart, in your body, in your space. You are sensitive, and you have come to reclaim the wholeness of your true nature and to live in the purity of your divine self. You shine brightest when you are living authentically according to your own discretion.
Virgo is the symbol of the Maiden or Virgin Goddess; she who is whole and pure within herself. She who contains all and everything she needs and is the source of her own power. She who is divine from within. She who gives plentifully and receives equally in return; always full of the capacity to serve and to provide, essentially to oneself from oneself.
“I am the Great Giver. I am the Great Receiver.”
Virgo has a particular affinity with food as a physical symbol of life force energy capable of giving nourishment and sustaining life. It is a direct avenue for both our health and our well-being. When our spirit is not in balance, our body will indeed let us know.
You have come as a disciple to the teachings of the mantra, “Our body is the temple which houses the spirit within.” You are here to manifest your spirit into the world, to make physical your divinity, a spiritual being having a human experience.
With your Sun in the sign of the “other” and partnerships, this is precisely where all that creative energy and life force of your light is focused. You were designed to relate, to reflect, to mirror, and to connect. The makings of partnership and the workings of other people’s lives will take colossal precedence in your life!
Your instinct and momentum naturally move out toward others. To respond or to react to the call or the need from another is strong. It’s in your makeup. It’s what you are designed to do. It is where you shine! Whether it be friends, coworkers, or lovers you will need to pay extra special attention to take caution not to get too lost in other people’s priorities where you may end up losing yourself in their worlds.
You are here as a mirror, and to be in relationship as a powerful vehicle for your own self-reflection. However, it is important to keep established the baseline that you do not need anyone to complete you. Relationships are there only to serve to enhance your experience and to expand your consciousness further on your quest for self-awareness.
Your instinctive curiosity and desire to understand the vast diversity of life and people have granted you impressive intelligence and a broad perspective. It is not uncommon for the Libra soul to carry an acute sense of empathy with people (or other beings) and psychological insight into the human drama. They are natural therapists and psychologists, as they are always in a relationship of observing and studying the ways of others.
With Libra as your great school of life, the following will be some of your grandest teachers:
- It is okay to be needed and to need from others; love loves to express in this way. It is when we need at the expense of ourselves, sacrificing our genuine abilities along the way, that we lose sight of who we are.
- Taking responsibility for ourselves is by far the greatest mission we have.
- Balance & fairness. What is fair and just in life has a lot to do with the quality of the give and take in life. When life demands compromise, what holds the highest value to you?
- Beauty & Grace. Ruled by Venus, you are here to be beautiful! To play in the fields of all that is aesthetically pleasing and tantalizing to the senses and the mind.
Libra is the sign of the Lovers. And, like the Goddess Venus, you are created to love! When it comes to seeing the light in others, this is where you truly shine! You will attract very influential, powerful, and creative people in your lifetime; remember that they are all just reflections of that magnificent light that you are!
With the life force energy and power of the Sun in the territory of the underworld, you are here shining an intense light on the deep psyche. You are here to illuminate the depth of life, that which is beneath the surface. Like a detective or a revealer of hidden things, you have a way of exposing that which is buried, denied, repressed, or suppressed.
It is a gift to be able to see in the dark. It is, however, not a mission for the faint of heart! You have come with the courage to peer straight into the soul of life and bear witness to the Truth. Scorpio is the sign of the alchemist and is the shaman’s path. It is a course in miracles, the journey of transformation from birth to death, and to rebirth; over and over again the cycle continues working its way through every aspect of our being.
Scorpio eagerly awaits each passage, seeking out the treasures within the journey and the wisdom to light the way.
Life is a great adventure, and you were born precisely for that! Carrying the heart of the explorer and the spirit of fire, you have come to light up the world with your charisma, your impressive intelligence, and your bold personality. Sagittarians do not settle for less. In fact, with Jupiter their ruling planet (the biggest in our solar system) combined with our mighty Sun, they have exactly the stuff that Kings and Queens are made of.
You are designed for a life of royal proportions, the life of a star! Thus, living down here on Earth will be very interesting for you. This is the sign that is most focused on the quest for more. More knowledge, more discovery, more freedom! More of… fill in the blank! With Sagittarius, we are talking about an insatiable appetite, expansion is the name of the game! Ultimately this will lead you to an understanding of the phenomenal universe. There is no limit to how far-reaching the cosmos will lead.
The archer aims its arrow in direct alignment with the goal. But, the “goal” is everlasting, like a shifting target always there to attain. For Sagittarians, this is precisely part of the fun of it! The chase, the adventure, and the journey lived to the fullest like the greatest game ever played! They live for the excitement and for the joy of living.
This is the intention. You are here to shine light upon the cup half full, even overflowing at times. Intuition is your superpower, and you are magically tapped into the wisdom of the sages. How do you know what you know, dear Sagittarius? What journeys have granted you such knowledge and insight?
With your Sun in the sign of career, you were born to shine in the area of the social role that you choose. You carry the light of the provider. This is the archetype of the Divine Father and the masculine. It does not matter if you are a man or woman, you are one who protects and builds strong foundations upon which to support others.
You come with the strengths of commitment, dedication, and a strong sense of duty toward taking responsibility and showing up in life when you are called to do so. You have the power to get things done!
With Sun in Capricorn, you are here to be a role model of achievement, success, and integrity. Keep your reputation polished, as you will be noticed! People look to you to learn, to be guided, and to be inspired. This is where you shine!
This is a sign of leadership, responsibility, and work. It is here in Capricorn that we learn to hone our skills on how to be the guide and how to serve something beyond just ourselves and to contribute to society. When your life force energy pulses through this territory, you will attract those that wish to be taken under your wing and you will mentor others seeking the skills to achieve. You have what it takes! There is a magnetism about you that radiates an air of success, and many will be attracted to your mature, grounded, and solid nature.
Aquarius is the sign of creatively revolutionizing one’s life. It represents the urge to change into the most creative direction necessary to fulfill one’s true calling in each moment. In Aquarius, we are guided to shed the skins of the past and release the bonds that bind us to an outdated life of yesterday.
Being born with your Sun in this important sign of change means that you are here to live and to lead a path that ever advances onward into the future. Aquarius will not be held back! You will not allow society, family, or friends to define or confine you! You are an individual, unique, and ever-evolving.
You are your own bright light, and you are not here to dim your brilliance for anyone. Your uniqueness, your innovativeness, and your courage may make some people uncomfortable, but you are here to show others the way of being true to oneself. You shine most when you are supported to be free, and in this light you can serve to liberate others from their own shackles of conformity.
Aquarius supports excellence, skill, mastery, and genius. Find your gifts and master them. Find your stroke of genius and nurture it. This is your purpose! Let your light shine and illuminate the path for others!
With Sun in the sign of “all that is” there can be a profound feeling of being connected to something greater than oneself. It represents a feeling of having a purpose that goes beyond the self and out into the world to serve the masses in some particular way. However, this core feeling of being connected to all and everything, for some people, can be quite overwhelming.
The creative potential of the vastness of creation is an immense portal to jump into. Once in there, it is easy to feel like it’s just much too big to handle. However, that is the very essence of the gift of it! Pisces is about being immersed in the mystery and the magic of it all while surrendering to being but a mere drop in the sea with no less value than the great sea herself.
Helplessness and feelings of being swallowed up in the depth of it all can overshadow the journey of life.
The strength in this feeling of being overwhelmed by the immensity of it all is to gain a sense of humility and faith. Pisces teaches us that beyond reason and perceptual understanding, miracles are always happening. We are guided.
We are graced by a living spirit in all things in all ways. Pisces exposes us to how much we have absolutely no control over in life. It is essential to develop a personal relationship and connection to the divine power, Source, or God within, and to stay grounded and centered in the higher self.
There can be a feeling deep within that questions one’s purpose and greatness. We are left asking ourselves, “What’s the point anyway?” Having the confidence to shine, to be somebody in the world, can be heavily questioned in oneself. This is all part of it. Pisces is the stage where we release our identity and dissolve into the oneness of life.
Pisces represents the stage of development where we take off the various garments of style and definition that we have worn and stand naked and exposed. The next stage is rebirth, and as we know – born naked are we.
Sun in Pisces can bring lessons around confidence and self-esteem ranging from the extremes of having an overinflated sense of self-ego to feeling quite insignificant in the vast scheme of things. Extreme is the name of the game with Pisces. From the depths of the sea to the heavens the pendulum swings. It’s important to stay aligned with a personal purpose and to one’s own sense of self to keep afloat in a territory defined by depth. Tendencies to escape, to avoid, or to deny “reality” are the traps of this realm.
With this placement, there is an innate mastery around being able to manifest your dreams and fantasies into reality and to live them. Be mindful and heart-full of your desires, for you are carrying the gift of the visionary’s eye. You have the power to project your imagination into existence.
It is essential to have compassion and awareness of the depth of your sensitivities and psychic and emotional receptivities. Anchoring yourself in some Earth-based practices and activities to stay grounded is the key to manifesting all those infinite potentials that you are naturally tapped into.