The Importance of Your Sun Sign

The Importance of Your Sun Sign

The sun sign in astrology is what most people know themselves as. The sun sign is the star sign that the Sun was in at the moment of your birth. When people ask, “what sign are you?” this is usually followed by your sun sign, “I’m a Libra!”. However, if you don’t know your sun sign, look below.

  • 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

So what exactly does your sun sign mean and most importantly, what’s the big deal about it? Your sun sign is your outer expression. It’s the ego you give off and while it may seem like your sun sign traits come easily, this is far from true. In fact, your moon sign comes the easiest and more dominant in adolescent years.

As you grow older, you step more into the qualities of your sun. Depending on other factors in your birth chart, these qualities come at ease or can be challenged by other planets. Nonetheless, our sun sign traits are what we have to learn to become as we mature.

The sun represents the ingredient to life. Without the sun, we wouldn’t be here. This alone makes the Sun a very important planet in your star chart. As astrology gains more popularity, I see more and more new astrologers disregard the Sun completely. This could be due to learning more about the effects the other planets have on us but we should never, ever discredit Sun.

The Sun represents the Self, how you express yourself to others day to day. The Sun is one of the most important planets in the chart since it represents our conscious mind in astrology.

It represents our will to live and our creative life force. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun (by planetary aspect) are emphasized in your personality.  When the Sun is afflicted (poorly placed or poorly aspected) it could also indicate problems with the father, or a male role model.

In the chart, the position of the Sun by zodiac sign represents the person'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 also 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 on our Sun sign qualities.