The Sun and Its Importance to AstrologyEveryone knows that the Sun is the biggest star in our solar system, but how many people know the importance of the Sun in the astrology world? A symbol of both life and warmth, the Sun is the reason we have star signs, as it’s position at the moment of your birth determines your sign. Here’s everything you need to know about the Sun in astrology!
The Sun and the Solar System
Like the moon, the Sun is a luminous body that can be studied in great detail thanks to how near it is to the Earth. 1.4 million km in diameter, the Sun is 110 times bigger than the Earth! What’s more, its mass of 2 quintillion kg (2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg) is 330,000 times heavier than that of the Earth. Composed of approximately 75% hydrogen, 25% helium, and several other heavy elements, the Sun is roughly 149 million km from Earth. Find out here which planet rules over your zodiac sign!
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The Sun and its Symbolism
The Sun is at the very center of our system and acts as a source for all life. Whether it’s known as Atum in Egyptian mythology or Apollo in Greek and Roman, the Sun is regarded by all as a god of light, perfect beauty, and nobility of the soul. In mythology, the Sun is said to possess a bow and arrow with which it fires light and joy into the far reaches of the solar system.
The Sun and Your Star Sign
The Sun is a celestial body that is absolutely essential to astrology. Although it primarily influences how we appear to others, it also has an effect on our Moon Sign and subconscious, and our Ascendant Sign and sociability. Your zodiac sign is the sign where the Sun could be found at the time of your birth.
The Sun’s Effect on Astrology
The positive effects of the Sun include self-confidence, willpower, generosity, ambition, and nobility
The negative effects of the Sun include egoism, vanity, selfishness, pride, arrogance, and sensitivity
On a symbolic level, the Sun represents masculinity and the consciousness of fathers, sons, and husbands
Six Things to Know About the Sun
Orbital period (the time it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun): 1 year
Element linked with the Sun: Iron
Body part linked with the Sun: The heart
Bodily functions linked with the Sun: Vision, blood circulation
Metal linked with the Sun: Gold
Day linked with the Sun: Sunday
So there you have it, you’re now an expert on the sun! That’s said, there’s still so much more to know if you wish to learn more about how the astrological planets work!