Both the Sun and the Moon are luminaries, but in astrology they
are also regarded as planets. The Sun represents the Spirit in
Man, the Life Force. It is the main expression of the
individual, the heart and the core of our existence. It
signifies the basic drive for significance, the Will of Man. The
Sun sustains life- it gives light heat and energy. It is so
powerful that when a planet is close to the Sun, within 8
degrees, the planet (except Mars) is weakened. It is a symbol of
masculinity, pride, authority, ambition, determination, self-
expression, confidence, and the person in charge. Astrologers
believe that where the Sun is found in a personís natal chart,
thatís where the individual shines.
The Sun rules the sign Leo. It signifies a person who behaves
humanely and royally, who is trustworthy, judges well, and
speaks deliberately with few words. Like a king he has
favorites, and he walks in the middle of the road, loves luxury,
entertainment and enjoys being the center of attention. If the
Sun is not well placed in the individualís natal chart (by sign
or house), it indicates a less admirable person. One of
arrogance, domineering, extravagant, a snob or someone who hangs
on to someone elseís generosity and thinks the world owes him a
Physical attributes related to the Sun include big, bright eyes,
a wide forehead adorned with wavy fluffy hair and a wide smile.
Many of them love to display big jewelries especially in gold.
The Sun is a natural ruler of gold and rubies. Gemstones of
yellow and scarlet colors such as amber, citrine, sunstone and
some rubilite garnets are among them.
Illnesses connected to the Sun include the heart, mouth, and
eyes, also the ribs, back and sides of the body and all the
aches, pains and weaknesses of them. It was once believed that
plants that grow majestically in full sun provide physical
comfort, help clear the eyes and resist the effects of toxin in
the body. Sun ruled plants have a pleasant smell, like Bay,
Cinnamon, Orange, Sunflower, Frankincense and Sandalwood.
The Sun travels through the twelve signs, from Aries to
Pisces every year and it never goes retrograde.