The Sun – the life giver, the beacon of light…
The Sun is the life giver, as it is the light giver. Astrology and Vedic Astrology lay supreme emphasis on the Sun, wherein it is considered as one of the major planets, responsible for giving shape, personality and future to a life or an event.
The planet of Sun is also known as a luminary and a star in Astrology, and is said to represent the self, an individual’s personality and ego, the spirit and the special, unique characteristics, which make an individual one of his kind in the universe. The Sun is known to create one’s identity and face. As per the Vedic Astrology, the Sun also signifies ones creative ability and the power to meet the everyday challenges that life brings forth.
The Sun is considered as a fast moving planet and a personal planet, when reading the movements of the planets and the Horoscopes. It is called as a fast moving planet as it takes lesser time to cover the Zodiacal circle. The Sun takes approximately 30 days to complete its stay in each Zodiac Sign. The Sun and its placement in one’s Horoscope (as well as the Moon) is an effective tool, used by the Astrologers since ages, to read and understand an individual’s psychology and personality – the strengths, the weaknesses etc.
One’s natural father, husband, authority figures and other major male influences are also said to be ruled by the Sun. Also, a person’s birth children are signified by the Sun. The Sun’s energy is considered forceful and potent. And, it blesses a person with qualities like authority, the ability to lead and creative essence. Naturally, the Sun also signifies a person’s inner essence, their core being. Through the will of this planet, we can learn to manifest ourselves in the world.
The Sun is majestic, and in keeping with its regal air, it rules royalty and higher office. This orb also lords over our health and well-being. The Sun’s golden glow is a vital life force which imbues us with strength, energy and a will to succeed. It is the Sun that gives strength to the other planets, which is why this planet occupies a key role in astrology.
Energy Type – Masculine
Time Spent in each Sign – 30 Days approximately (a month)
Element – Fire
Nature – Hot and dry; passionate and fiery
Ruler of the Sign – Leo
Ruler of the House – Fifth
Imparts – Health, warmth, life, ability to deal with challenges, authority, attractiveness, ambitions
Planet in Vedic Astrology