The Sun is a star at the center of our solar system dense enough to pull and keep the planets, and asteroids in orbit around it. This star brings warmth and life to our planet Earth. The long short of it is we would not be here without it. In astrology, the Sun is a planet that moves through all 12 zodiac signs in 1 year. It is known as the spirit, ego, and the self and the soul’s purpose. Because it is seen as the spirit the sun is internal within us, therefore it never goes retrograde. The Sun is also the Father figure in astrology ( some astrologers see Saturn as the father figure as well but I’ll talk about that in the Saturn blog post). The Sun rules Leo and the 5th house. It is exalted in Aries, falls in Libra It is a planet that changes signs about every 30 days moving 1 degree per day. The day of the Sun is Sunday. Its metal being Gold. Within the body, it governs the heart and spine. With palmistry, the Sun correlates to the ring fingers.
The Sun is one of three legs of the personality. the other two being the moon and rising sign.
The glyph of the sun is a small circle in the center of a larger circle. It is the same sign as the alchemical glyph of gold. The Sun symbol is about the spirit within. Alchemically the Sun is the King, the masculine principle, and partner of the Moon.
The Sun relates to any solar deity be it Ra, Apollo, Sol, Helios, etc. Their roles revolve around illumination and enlightenment, self-confidence, courage, and audacity.
Solar attributes are leadership, self-centeredness, generosity, self-empowerment, creativity, energy, spirit, ambition, vitality, will power and courage.