The Sun, the life-giving heart of our solar system, rules will and individuality, represents our conscious mind in Astrology. It is the core of your potential and uniqueness as an individual: who you are and what you are about. It represents the main direction and focus you want your life to take and your determination to accomplish what you set out to do. It represents our will to live and our creative life force.
As the planets revolve around the Sun in our solar system, we derive our life purpose from the Sun in our natal charts. The Sun is our ego.
The Sun is so important in the chart, that the happiest people on this earth are those who identify (without over-identifying) with the Sun's expression. Though one might think that the traits of their Sun would come easy to them, the truth is, the Sun shows what we are learning to be.
Your Sun Sign stands for the complexion of your innermost soul-motivation in your journey through this life. How you express your Sun Sign through the levels of personality expressed through the symbols of the Moon, Rising Sign, Planetary Ruler and other astrological factors determines your course in life and how you will deal with it.
The Sun's position in your horoscope demonstrates the depth of your personal honesty and integrity, the ability to command respect and authority, to impress and influence others. It indicates the stamp of your character, the deepest flavour of your individuality. In the chart, the position of Sun by sign represents the native's life purpose and the style in which they leave their mark in the world. By house, the Sun's position shows where our personalities shine. The areas of life associated with that house reveal the types of experiences which contribute to our sense of individuality and which shape our sense of pride. These areas of life are ones in which we seek to express and focus our Sun sign qualities.