Importance of Sun in Astrology

The Sun is known and believed as an incredible planet of all the astrological planets. Romans described in Roman mythology that the sun as Apollo and the god of light and Helios (on his chariot) the god of the sun. Solar system is formed in the name of Sun and Sun is the star and the Prime planet of our solar system. Earth and other planets rotate around the sun and gains heat and light.

The Sun in Hindu Mythology

According to Astrology the sun is usually to represents the

  • Ego
  • Self & its Appearance
  • Individual Power
  • Arrogance and authority
  • Leadership Traits
  • Principles of Creativeness
  • Impulsiveness
  • Health and Energy
  • Life Force

Planet Sun The sun influences creative activities like Projection of the person, starting from art and business to reproductive system and parenthood /fatherhood and also rules the entertaining side of life like sports, recreation,  holidays and social events  which allows us to shine.

In medicine the sun is connected with the circulatory system, heart and the thymus.

The sun is the ruler of the 5th house. The Sun is the planetary ruler of the zodiac sign Leo. The Sun is associated with Sunday.

Significance of Sun in Astrology

Day Sunday
Direction East
Colour Orange
Orbit time in One Zodiac Sign One Month
Orbit time of whole Zodiac 12 months
Nature Authoritative, Argumentative and Dominative
Constellations ruled Krittika , Uttara Phalguni and Uttara Ashadha
Friendly planets Mars, Jupiter and Moon
Enemy planets Saturn and Venus
Neutral planets Mercury
Own Sign (Rashi) Leo
Mool Trikon in Leo 20 Degree
Exalted in Aries 10 Degree
Debilitated in Libra 10 Degree
Special features Round face and honey colored eyes
Taste Pungent
Metal Gold and copper
Precious Stone Ruby
Vimshottari Mahadasha period 6 years
If well placed signifies Courage, father, political power
If adversely placed signifies Arrogance and jealous nature
Representation Government or Father
Body parts ruled Heart, brain, head, eye, bones, chest, lungs and stomach
Diseases given by Sun Weak eyesight, headache, bone weakness, palpitation,
baldness, heart problems, epilepsy etc

Sun enters and leaves each Sign

Sun in Enter and Exit dates Influence and Characterstics
Aries March 21 - April 20 Assertive, impulsive
Taurus April 21 - May 21 Resourceful, thorough and sometimes indulgent
Gemini May 22 - June 21 Logical, inquisitive and sometimes superficial
Cancer June 22 - July 22 Tenacious, sensitive and sometimes clinging
Leo July 23 - August 23 Generous, proud and sometimes arrogant
Virgo August 24 - September 23 Practical, efficient, and sometimes over-critical
Libra September 24 - October 23 Co-operative, fair and sometimes lazy
Scorpio October 24 - November 22 Passionate, sensitive and sometimes obsessive
Sagittarius November 23 - December 21 Intelligent, straightforward and sometimes careless
Capricorn December 22 - January 20 Prudent, ambitious and sometimes suspicious
Aquarius January 21 - February 19 Humanitarian, unconventional and sometimes detached
Pisces February 20 - March 20 Imaginative sensitive and sometimes impractical