Your sun sign describes your basic nature and the personality traits that remain constant through the ups and downs of life. It is the image you shine out to the world, but it comes from that truest, innermost part of you. The sun, which is actually a star, is at the center of the Solar System, and likewise, your sun sign describes your unique personal center.
The sun sign describes the particular way that you’re vital or powerful in life. For example, those with the sun in Cancer are known to be homebodies. More than just a quirky trait, being at home makes the Cancer feels powerful and vital, and where great things can be achieved. The sun sign shows what kind of environments and situations light you up.
From the pursuit of a mate to a career, the sun sign shows how your ego or will pushes out into new experiences. Each of the twelve signs does this a little bit differently, which is part of what makes the human parade endlessly fascinating. And that’s why knowing someone’s sun sign can help you understand all the people in your life from the intimate sphere to the work place.
In romance, knowing how certain signs behave at close range can save you a lot of heartache — or help you plan your strategy. The sun sign gives crucial clues to understanding the dating behavior of the opposite sex.
The Sun’s symbol is the circle of the eternal self that did not start here, nor will it finish here on Earth. At its center is the divine spark at the center of all living things, “the light which lighteth every man [and woman] whosoever cometh into this world.” It is the point of light at the center of every living cell.
The Sun represents the universal life force present in each of us as a divine spark. Through the Sun we become whole and unified. By our conscious awareness and the exercise of our will (the Sun), all of our other personality functions (the planets) become integrated.
In female charts the Sun represents the men in their lives, particularly the husband, and in both sexes the father or father-image. The Sun rules Leo, and the spine, heart, and circulatory system in the body. Our erect spine represents courage and the will to be an individual, and our heart holds our love.
The Sun, its planets, asteroids, comets, and other gravitationally held bodies are collectively known as the solar system (literally, the system of “Sol,” Roman god of the Sun and similar to the Greek god Helios). In Scandinavia, she was also know as Sol, or Glory-of-Elves. The ancient Viking poems prophesy that on doomsday the Sun will bear a daughter who will be the new Sun, the luminous world to come.
The Sun sign is just the tip of the iceberg in Astrology, the study of which can take you deep into the mysteries of the universe. But from a random peek at horoscopes to becoming a devotee of the art, it all begins with the Sun.
When someone asks, “What’s your sign?” – and hopefully not as a pick-up line — they’re talking about the Sun sign, which is the basis for most horoscopes today. There are twelve Sun signs, each with its own character traits, inclinations, leanings, motivations, etc.