The Sun is the center of the zodiac. It’s the biggest luminary that shines so bright, it can blind those planets that stand too close. If you can imagine that life is a stage, the Sun is the main character. It’s the part of you that represents your core identity, the desire to actualize your desires and purpose, your impetus forward, reaching for what lies beyond your current grasp. Those with a strong Sun often have a close connection to the father or a mother with a dominant personality.
The Sun is strongest in the signs of Aries and Leo, two signs which know how to own their gifts and flaunt them. These signs also aren’t afraid to do what is best for them and pursue their heart’s deepest desires. Their fiery passion leaps them forward towards success and visibility, making them the natural leaders of the zodiac.
Not everyone with a dominant Sun in their chart will feel like a leader. However, deep down, they’ll know that this is inherent in their calling – even if it’s just being a leader amongst their friends, colleagues or family.
One of the greatest skills of a Sun individual is their sense of self, their ability to own who they are and what they want, and their confidence in the transmission of their gifts. It doesn’t mean that a Sun person doesn’t feel insecure or inept in certain areas of their lives, but it means wherever they feel they shine – they shine BRIGHT.
Others can’t help but look at them, either through the lens of inspiration or insecurity. If someone feels they’re missing the innate shine the Sun embodies, they may be polarized by the Sun person. If someone struggles to own their own boundaries, confidence, or put themselves first, the Sun person can unintentionally provoke them.
As a Sun individual, it’s not your business to worry about the projections of others, but rather lead and shine for those who are ready to embrace your unique expression of life. As a planet of wisdom, self-starting, dedication, loyalty and consistency, people can follow your lead knowing you won’t give up when times get tough.
You are someone propelled by your heart. While loyal and dedicated, if your heart leads you away from someone or something, it’s hard for you to “fake it” and remain for the sake of others or saving face. There is something genuine, honest and direct about you that helps guide you through life’s biggest decisions.
Some of your greatest strengths are your creative or enterprising talents that help you stand out as an individual.You often make good business owners, musicians, or teachers because of this.
You’ll notice these positions all involve a high level of personal autonomy. This is important to a Sun individual who needs to feel like they are allowed to live their life in an authentic, unhindered way. Some of your challenges may arise when others try to control you or take the spotlight.
You may also find that, while being consistent with the things you love, your heart can still change it’s mind. As a fiery planet, once that flame goes out, there’s no moving forward. Others may perceive this as inconsistency or trouble following through if you have a change of heart often.
The biggest challenge with Sun individuals is an over-identification with the ego. It can be hard for a Sun individual to be seen performing poorly in an area that they’re normally confident in. If others see them publicly fail, there can be a lot of shame and embarrassment as a result. If someone points out certain flaws about them, they are often unable to own them fully without the ego getting in the way. Over-identification with the ego is most commonly seen in excessive pride or immature reactions when their ego’s bruised.
The greatest lesson for a Sun individual is to recognize that others shine just as bright and uniquely as them. Seeing this in others and encouraging them to develop it, through both word and example, is the highest and most conscious form of this planet’s leadership. Seeing the light in all will help them shine their own light even brighter, as well as not become too attached to the ego or being “the best”.
Overall, the Sun individual has so much to offer. They are the king of the zodiac and others will always look to them for the way forward. With this power comes great responsibility, and it’s up to the Sun person to dictate how they desire to show up in the world and impact others.