The Sun's position by zodiacal sign in the natal
chart shows our style, our life purpose, and some might say,
our destiny. What are we learning to be in our lifetime?
Look to the Sun for answers. Libra is not naturally
cooperative -- they are learning to get along with others.
That is why Libra spends so much time focusing on
relationships. Similarly, Cancer is learning about emotions,
Aries is learning about itself and learning to be
Sun () and happiness will come more easily to you; deny its better traits,
and you won't know where you are going in your life. The
Sun's sign is your style when you are at your best, and it
describes your goals and life purpose.
Another way to think about
the Sun is to imagine that it is your personality's Boss.
Mercury acts much like the secretary to the Boss, and the
Boss sends Venus out when personal relationships are the
issue. When the Boss wants action, it turns to Mars. But
remember that no matter what the situation, the Sun is
the Boss of your personality.
Sun in Aries
(The Sun is in Aries from
March 21 to April 19, depending on the year).
Aries is the first sign of
the zodiac, and Aries natives are the first to startand
the first to finishwhatever they set out to do. Aries is
an active, energetic sign. People with Sun in Aries are
direct, straightforward, and uncomplicated. They expect the
same from others, and are baffled when they don't always get
The body comes first with
Aries. Sun in Aries people are natural athletes. At the very
least, their natural inclination is to use their bodies to
get things done. They're not given to long, drawn-out
emotional moments; nor are they big on planning ahead.
Instead, they live their lives simply. What is happening
right now is most important to Aries. Impatience is a
definite vice, and innovation is a huge strength. Aries
loves to start anything new, and they have trouble sitting
still. They are pioneers in whatever they do, and there is a
very basic quality of bravery in these people that is
unmistakable! Aries generally knows what they want, and they
know the quickest route to getting it. They take shortcuts
if they must, but generally everything is aboveboard.
Underhanded just isn't their style. Some Aries people are
bold, but even the quieter ones are brave and even plucky in
their own way. Independence is their birthright. Nothing
gets them going more than a fresh slate, the promise of a
new day, and a brand new start.
Aries enjoys a challenge,
and Aries Suns are happiest when their lives are moving
forward and active. There's a childlike quality to all Aries
Sun people, and it's often quite charming.
(The Sun is in Taurus from
approximately April 20 to May 20, depending on the year).
There is something very
solid about Taurus natives, no matter what the rest of their
charts say about them. Though they are dependable most of
the time, this generally shows itself more in habit than in
Taurus natives are sensual
folk--and this includes sex, but extends to pleasures in all
areas: they delight in the sensual pleasures of food, a
comfortable blanket, a richly colored aquarium to look at,
the smell of flowers or spring rain, pleasing melodies
coming from their stereos, and so forth. Some might even say
they live through their senses more than most.
When Taurus natives work,
they work hard. They do it with a steadiness that may rarely
be considered quick--rather it's a dependable, plodding, and
steady effort that has its payoffs. Security is immensely
important to Taurus--some of them actively seek wealth,
while others are content to be "comfortable". The
Taurus definition of "comfortable" may not be
exactly the same as the rest of the signs, but comfort is
definitely a driving force.
their fixed and comfort-loving nature sometimes makes them
appear lazy. This is only because they separate work and
leisure so well. When they work, they work hard, and when
they play, they don't really "play" as such...they
relax. A Solar Taurus who has kicked his or her feet up is
rooted there--you'd be hard-pressed to get them to move. On
a mental level, you'll likely have the same problem.
Taureans stick with things and ideas, and therein lies one
of the reasons why they are known for their stubbornness.
Taurus is a fixed sign, and they have a fair measure of
tradition and steadiness in their make-up that keeps them rooted.
associated with Taurus shows up in all areas of life in some
way. Taurus likes to own things (and sometimes people). A
nice home, a piece of land (this can be modest), a paid-off
car, that aquarium mentioned earlier, a couple pets, maybe a
solid business...In love and relationship, there is an
earthy kind of possessiveness that may be considered
jealousy by some, but there is actually quite a difference
between being possessive and being jealous. Taurus natives
are rarely jealous and petty. They do, however, think
of the people they love as theirs--it adds to their
sense of security.
(The Sun is in Gemini from approximately May 21 to June 20,
depending on the year).
With the Sun in Gemini, the
urge for self-expression is strong. These natives are often
just as interested in collecting information as they are in
sharing it. Curious to a fault, Geminis have a finger in
Solar Geminis are flexible
and changeable people. Their ability to adapt quickly to new
situations generally gains them plenty of friends and social
contacts. Usually quite clever and witty, Geminis enjoy
intellectual conversations and they are easily bored if they
are not getting enough mental stimulation.
Often quite adept at
fitting in with others, Geminis easily adopt the moods of
those around them. They are friends to people from all walks
of life, and are not easily intimidated. Their ability to
detach themselves can make Geminis very objective and
observant, but a little difficult to get close to. Although
they often have many friends, intimacy doesn't come as
easily to Solar Geminis.
It can be difficult to know
what Gemini really feels at any given moment. They are often
very impressionable and scattered. There is usually a
nervous air to Geminis that can make more personal
characters a little uneasy. It is not always intuitive to
trust Geminis to be loyal or to keep secrets.
Geminis often flit about,
moving quickly and keeping busy every step of the way. Many
people with this position of the Sun have gained quite a bit
of knowledge in their lifetimes, but they don't often
possess specialized knowledge. This is because Geminis have
relatively short attention spans. Restlessness is especially
common with this position of the Sun.
Usually quite affable,
Geminis enjoy the "light" side of life. This
tendency to take things lightly makes them quite pleasing to
be around; but it can be maddening to people seeking support
on the deeper issues in life.
Geminis are both
interesting and interested. Their wit can be dazzling and
their changeability dizzying. At the very least, Geminis
will seldom bore you.
(The Sun is in Cancer from
June 21-22 to July 22-23, depending on the year).
Sun in Cancer natives have
a strong survival instinct. They are protective of those
they care about, and of themselves too. They are often quite
reticent about sharing their inner selves to the rest of the
world, and are often caught up in reminisce.
Cancers have a reputation
for moodiness, although this trait is most evident when the
Moon is in Cancer. Cancer needs roots. They resist change to
an extent, and concern themselves about being secure and
safe in most everything they do.
Cancers can be quite
intrigued by objects with history attached to them --
antiques, photos, souvenirs, and the like.
Cancer is a very sensitive
sign, and they don't always appreciate it when you are blunt
with them. Their reactions to hurt will depend on how thick
a shell they have developed. Most Cancers react by
withdrawing or retreating. Some have developed an ability to
manipulate others to get what they want. They avoid direct
confrontations almost as a rule.
Cancers are, in fact, quite
yielding and soft when you have them in the right mood. They
are one of the more hospitable signs of the zodiac. Sure,
they can be touchy and indirect, but they are also very
dependable, caring souls.
(The Sun is in Leo from
approximately July 21 to August 20, depending on the year).
There's an unmistakably
regal air to Solar Leos. These are dignified--even
noble--folk. Leos have a reputation for being conceited, but
think again. Leos do feel important, but this
generally takes the form of wanting to change the world in
some way--to make the world a better place. They are
generally motivated by affection for people, and often have
big dreams and plans to make people happy.
Generally, Leos are
hard-working. After all, they are attracted to the good
things in life, and they know they have to work to get them.
It is sometimes difficult to imagine Leos as go-getters if
you happen to catch them in one of their languid moods.
These people can sleep in, laze around, and luxuriate for
long periods of time. However, when they do get to work,
they do it with intensity and determination. In this way,
they are not unlike their symbol, the lion.
The worst thing you can do
to a Leo is accuse them of bad intentions. Displaying
behavior that makes them think you don't appreciate them
runs a close second. These happy, jovial people become
mighty hurt when others don't see them for their noble
Loyal, and sometimes rather
traditional, Leos are, after all, a fixed sign. They'll hold
on to situations and people for a very long time before they
give up. There is an unmistakable idealism to Leo's view of
the world and the people in it. Often, Leos have a very
noble inner code that they answer to. Although on the
surface, Leos appear rather confident, they can actually be
some of the most humble souls around. They are the first to
blame themselves when something goes wrong. Once again, it's
the Leonine self-importance at work, and this characteristic
works in unexpected ways. Instead of being the conceited,
self-absorbed show-offs of reputation, they are usually very
self-aware, self-conscious, and, yes, even humble.
(The Sun is in Virgo from approximately August 21 to
depending on the year).
It is rare to find the
stereotypical nitpicky, exacting, "clean freak" in modern-day
Virgos. Although the sign of Virgo has evolved with the
times, there are some unmistakable traits that remain. Virgo
people are generally respectable, hard-working individuals
who have a love of knowledge and know-how.
the Virgin, shows itself in the lives of Virgos through a
love of all that is "natural" and a certain purity
of spirit that keeps Virgos self-sufficient
and self-contained, at least on the surface. Virgos are
sensitive to their surroundings, and they tend to embarrass
easily. They are generally reticent when faced with anything
or anyone new. However, once they feel comfortable, they can
talk up a storm. Many Virgo Suns are not too comfortable in
the limelight. These types are just fine living in the
background, as long as they feel useful and appreciated.
Solar Virgos have a strong sense of responsibility. Even
when they've convinced themselves to be irresponsible about
something or the other, they worry about it.
Not all Virgos are
workaholics. However, when Solar Virgos are not involved in
some kind of project, there is generally a vague feeling of
discontent. Even when their lives are filled up
with work, they are restless and somewhat nervous creatures.
The fear of under-performing is often strong. Virgos want to
do things well. Some are exacting and thorough, and
those Virgos who have convinced themselves to do a
less-than-perfect job will generally feel incomplete.
Virgo, as an Earth sign,
has a notable connection to the body. Solar Virgos are
generally very body-aware. In some
cases, this shows up as some form of hypochondria, but, for
the most part, Virgo is simply quite concerned with health
matters and nutrition. Virgo is attracted to all that is
natural and pure, but is generally unafraid to explore all
that is not. In fact, Virgo is an intensely curious sign.
Still, there is a strong desire to remain pure on some
level, despite all of Virgo's curiosity and drive to know
things. Those Virgos that find a true interest or
"calling" easily become connoisseurs--their
attention to details and enormous observation powers give
them the ability to learn all of the ins and outs of any
subject. These people love to do research, in addition to analytic
or detail work. They'll happily pick apart
practically anything, although they are less adept at
putting things back together, and often have trouble grasping the big
Virgo Suns who are stuck in
the practical, material world may learn a lot about
themselves if they are brave enough to try placing their lives
on automatic pilot once in a while. Letting some things go will do wonders for their
spirit. Virgos tend to be too hard on themselves. They worry
about their health, their performance at work, all the
things they haven't done, and the emails that might be
waiting for them while they are away from their computer.
When they're not feeling well, they can be overly critical
and nervous. They fuss around, have a whole slew of assorted
little complaints, and throw small tantrums.
Solar Virgos are
perfectionists--there's simply no escaping it. They dream of
mastery; they long to do something really well. Some
Virgos are so scared of their own perfectionist qualities
that they tell themselves they don't care. Others will
forever dabble into one thing or another, leaving a string
of incomplete projects behind them. However, the happiest
Virgos accept their need to get things right, without
overdoing it. Probably the best advice for Sun in Virgo
people is to find something that interests them--however
small or large--and master it.
Most Virgos can be rather
private and fussy about their work, or their personal
workspace. They get nervous when others look at their
unfinished work, and they are quite protective of their
methods of doing things. Despite an overall lack of
confidence, Virgos can be mighty proud--even arrogant--when
it comes to their work, routines, or hobbies. Secretly, they
think their methods of doing things are the best. Often,
they are! They do take pride in the little things they do,
even though, in a broader sense, Virgos can be rather
self-effacing and self-critical.
Solar Virgos often confuse
people when their curiosity is mistaken for passion. The
surprising part is that Virgo, although knowledgeable,
doesn't always get its hands dirty. Their willingness to
explore is often kept at the intellectual level. However,
Virgos are often well-respected and valued in their circles
for their loyalty, research skills, willingness to lend a
hand, and their excellent powers of observation. They are
generally kind and helpful souls who, when appreciated, do
everything to make things work.
There's an odd combination
of the intellectual and the practical in Virgo that is
sometimes mistaken for coolness. In fact, Virgos are often
self-effacing and shy. They'll brush off your compliments
quickly and, sometimes, critically; but don't let that fool
you. They need your respect and appreciation. In fact, the
happiest Virgos are the ones who feel appreciated and
useful. Add plenty of worthwhile projects to keep them busy,
and Virgos can be some of the sweetest, kindest people
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