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The Sun in Astrology
Centre of our solar system and one of the most powerful symbols in mythology, the Sun holds a similar position of importance within astrology
The symbol is the circle of limitless potential brought to focus in the central point.
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The Sun and Moon are the oldest and most visible of all mythological symbols. The male and female principles made visible in the sky.
Modern science has proven that without the sun life could not exist on Earth - something that mankind has known from earliest times!
From the astronomical calendar of Stonehenge, through to ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Mayans, Incas; we know that Man has worshipped the Sun.
Usually taken as a male symbol - often partnered with the female Moon - the Sun is universally a symbol of power.
Known by many names throughout history, the sun god is often transformed into the head of the pantheon of gods in polytheistic religions. The solar principle has been personified by Brahma to the Hindus, Mithra to the Persians, Quetzalcoatl to the Aztecs, Helios to the Greeks.
The Egyptians personified the sun as Aton Ra and a moving Hymn to Ra has travelled down through the ages to us.
Astrology - The Ancient Egyptian Hymn to the Sun God Ra (Extract)
Homage to thee, O thou who art Ra when thou risest, and who art Tem when
thou settest in beauty.
Ra hath a fair wind, and the Sektet Boat setteth out on its journey, and
saileth on until it cometh into port.
Hail, thou Runner,
Effects of the Sun
Astrologically the Sun is seen as THE SPIRIT. It is seen as the core of your being, your will and INDIVIDUALITY - the basic inner force that motivates everything that you do, your uniqueness.
The Sun is what we aspire to, what we wish to believe of ourselves, how we express ourselves, our essential value, the "essence" of who we are. It represents vitality, leadership, creativity and the nobility of mankind. It often denotes those of high or noble birth and is important in relationships with superiors. Its action is to illuminate (obviously), stabilise, integrate, elevate and improve.
How the Sun will manifest its energy, it's life-generating creative potential, depends on the horoscope as a whole. The Sign (and its Element), the House in which it falls, and the Aspects to the other planets, will all have a bearing on any interpretation.
The sign the Sun is in shows the direction in which we strive to realise ourselves. The Sun changes sign every month, defining your birth sign. The qualities of this sign are like adjectives, which colour our self-expression. We have to develop and perfect these qualities to truly find ourselves.
The House the Sun is in indicates the specific area in the material world in which we manifest our identity. We will identify very strongly with the practical issues that this House represents. Self-realisation comes through the matters connected with the House.
The Aspects to our Sun show psychological influences on our identity which have to be integrated in some way. Aspects indicate specific effects that modify the expression of our identity and make us unique individuals.
Aspects can also show quite precisely how we experience the influence of the father, and how that modifies our attempts to become individuals.
The sun is actually a star of a type known as “G2” by astronomers. The nuclear fusion of hydrogen to helium that occurs in its core produces the light and heat that allows life to exist on Earth.
It is around 4.5 billion years old and is likely to continue keeping us warm for another 4.5 billion years.
The next nearest star is over 4 light years away.
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