Why Is The Sun Such An Important Base In Astrology?

Last updated by Susan Taylor

Everyone knows that the Sun is the biggest star in our solar system, but how many people know the importance of its role in the astrology world? As a symbol of both life and warmth, the Sun is the reason we have zodiac signs, and, it's its position at the moment of your birth determines which sign you are a native of. Here’s everything you need to know about this important star and how it impacts astrology!

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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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What does the Sun symbolize?

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, it is regarded by all as a god of light, perfect beauty, and nobility of the soul. In mythology, it is said to possess a bow and arrow with which it fires light and joy into the far reaches of the solar system.

Solar system

The Sun and your zodiac 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 rising sign and sociability. Your zodiac sign is the sign where the Sun could be found at the time of your birth.

How it influences astrology

  • The positive effects of the Sun include self-confidence, willpower, generosity, ambition, and nobility
  • The negative effects include egoism, vanity, selfishness, pride, arrogance, and sensitivity
  • On a symbolic level, it represents masculinity and the consciousness of fathers, sons, and husbands

6 Things to know about this star

  1. Orbital period (the time it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun): 1 year
  2. Element linked with the Sun: Iron
  3. Body part linked with the Sun: The heart
  4. Bodily functions linked with the Sun: Vision, blood circulation
  5. Metal linked with the Sun: Gold
  6. Day linked with the Sun: Sunday

So there you have it, you’re now an expert on this star! That’s said, there’s still so much more to know if you wish to learn more about how the astrological planets work!

Article presented by Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

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