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Sol - The Royal Ruler
Dr Z and JoseWhaddaya say that we take a closer look at the astrological Sun?

Granted... the Sun’s Zodiac sign placement is probably the one part of your birth chart that you're already at least quasi-aware of (unless you happen to be one of those folks born at the very beginning or end of a sign).

This is because, in part, the Zodiac sign of the Sun is easy to locate... however, it's also because the Sun is the very heart of your birth chart.

As you've been endlessly told at this site, there is much, much more to astrology than your Sun Sign... astrology is not simply comprised of the broad character descriptions of the 12 Zodiac signs and/or daily horoscopes.

At the same time, gaining a better understanding of the heart energies of your Sun Sign placement is nevertheless a great place to start!
Sun Signs: Aries (March 21-April 19) // Taurus (April 20-May 20) // Gemini (May 21-June 20) // Cancer (June 21-July 22) // Leo (July 23-August 22) // Virgo (August 23-September 22) // Libra (September 23-October 22) // Scorpio (October 23-November 21) // Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)/ / Capricorn (December 22-January 19) // Aquarius (January 20-February 18) // Pisces (February 19-March 20) (Dates given are only approximate. The exact beginning or end of the different signs can and does vary from year to year.)

Word Associations
Think for just a moment about some of the words and/or concepts that are generally associated with the archetypal energies of the Sun: Glowing, warmth, powerful, heat, dependable, shining, cheery, life-giving, new growth, fiery, new beginnings, sunshine, bright skies, center of our galaxy...

In mythology, the Sun is further associated with the great sky god, the Great Father (as well as our own earthly father), gold and other treasures.

In the birth chart, the Sun symbolizes the role of the Royal Ruler and the Hero... and in astrology, the Sun is the main character in your adventure and quest through this lifetime.

Celestial Instructions
Your birth Sun is the Royal Ruler and Hero of your mythic journey through this lifetime. However - contrary to a commonly held belief and misunderstanding - not everyone lets their Sun shine out.

Nope. They don't... not everyone expresses the energies contained in their birth Sun Sign. I confess that astrologers (including myself) are much to blame for this common misunderstanding, because we [astrologers] often get lazy and make comments like: "with the Sun in Gemini you are blah... blah... blah..."

According to the much esteemed astrologer Dane Rudhyar (The Astrological Houses), the Sun (along with the rest of your chart) contains "celestial instructions" that indicate the most authentic way [in my terminology] "to be who you are meant to be."

Your Dharma
Astrologer Howard Sasportas put it in a similar, but slightly different way (The Inner Planets), that your Zodiac sign placements are your "dharma" in this life. They are your authentic pathway.

A fly's dharma [authentic pathway] is to buzz. A lion's dharma is to roar. An artistic person's dharma is to create. And, according to Sasportas, we would all think it more than a wee bit odd if all of the lions in the world suddenly decided that they'd be much happier if they buzzed and then all of the flies chose to start roaring.

Your Sun Sign's energies are your dharma and are meant to be consciously developed over the course of your lifetime. The Sun's energies (along with the rest of your chart) are your most authentic pathway. The astrological Sun reflects those heartfelt energies that will - sooner or later - need to be explored, developed and experienced in order for you to be more fully, wholly "you."

Let's simplify this even further... you'll be a much happier camper if you can get in touch with and give expression to your Sun Sign's unique energies.

Let Your Sun Shine
For some folks, letting their Sun shine out is not an easy task. Yep... for some folks, letting their Sun shine out appears to be an outright heroic task. For all of us it is a journey taking a full lifetime to complete.

So... here's the better, more accurate, way to say it:
"with the Sun in Gemini your dharma [authentic pathway] is to develop and move toward the energies of blah... blah... blah..."
Your Sun Sign at Astrology with Dr Z:
Aries (March 21-April 19) // Taurus (April 20-May 20) // Gemini (May 21-June 20) // Cancer (June 21-July 22) // Leo (July 23-Aug 22) // Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22) // Libra (Sept 23-Oct 22) // Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) // Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)/ / Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) // Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) // Pisces (Feb 19-March 20) (Dates given are only approximate. The exact beginning or end of the different signs can and does vary from year to year.)

More About the Sun at the Zodiac Master:

At the Astrology Planetarium: The Astrological Sun - Heart of Gold

Books of Interest at Amazon

Sun Signs: Want to know even more about your Sun Sign

Planets and Possibilities by Susan Miller

Sun Signs by Linda Goodman

Love Signs by Linda Goodman
Dig Deeper - Other Books mentioned in this article: These are not Sun Sign Books and are not recommended for folks simply wanting to know more about their Sun Sign.

Inner Planets - Howard Sasportas and Liz Greene

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