There is a good reason why this star occupies our imagination and is at the core of who we are, our essence, the nourishment for our soul which helps us relate and explore this planetary plane through the senses bestowed to the soul in this human form! It takes 8 minutes for light to travel from the Sun, race through space and touch us warmly- well this winter warmth is welcome but the same intense touch when it hits temperatures 40+ makes us humble and realise what the word “overpowering” and “domination” actually means! Well, in this short piece, lets journey to appreciate and decipher what the Sun implies and what it is whispering to us by being the way it is! So let’s roll..
As many religious texts- the Vedas, Upanishads and so on and so forth have been straddled and sprinkled with praise and reverence to the Sun and have acknowledged its vital presence and relevance to our very existence! The Sun and the Moon are the framework within which this human form is created and held in balance to ensure our soul can relate and explore the earthly plane through the senses bestowed to the human form. A slight imbalance between the two- add a dash of other planetary aspects and you have opened up a can of dynamic imbalances which either keep us on course to the journey of our soul or throw us into a trajectory which just keep us moving away in a direction from where we need to keep coming back over and over again to re calibrate and return ourselves to the energy levels assigned to our soul for the scheduled onward journey!
It will take another whole article to explore the philosophical realm of the Sun, I will keep it crisp to the relevance of the astrological significance that it brings along and how we should decipher what it likely conveys! Traditionally the Sun has been assigned significance and attributions to father, government, large gains, bigger and larger projects, ambitions, eyes, political aspirations, high ranking connections and energy- the energy of the soul! When Sun is well manifested and the soul is nourished it is visible- one glance and you should be able to see the sparkle in the eye and the intense focus and enthusiasm to move mountains and take large projects and complex situations with ease and without prejudice! A well manifested Sun promises fortune and luck to the father and Teachers of the native and also ensures health and vitality for a longer time then as experienced by the peers within the societal set up within which an individual moves around.
Warmth and Intense heat are both manifestations of the Sun, when Sun is well positioned and has it’s own strength through astrological definitions of such a placement, an individual knows when to radiate what and in what measure- there is a great deal of calibration to hold and let go of intense feelings especially while dealing with people in power or authority and if the individual holds power them there is a greater wisdom in calibrating the safe use of such power that one may hold!
When Sun engages with planets, its another degree of fun, literally, but no other planet does it impact, the way it flirts with Mercury! A golden and simple rule to remember is when Mercury is ahead of Sun, it always brings and ensures brilliance in terms of intelligence and wit and when Sun is ahead of Mercury, although the individual may be intelligent the acceptance and establishment of such intelligence is often with struggle and blemished unless helped by other planets like Moon, Jupiter or Venus. That is the secret and essence of the famed BuddhaAditya yoga- A yoga that signifies intelligence, brilliance, wit and sharpness! When this manifests the right way, it ensures that even as an individual ages, the mind remains as sharp as it would have always been and in certain cases gets better with age, much to the delight and amusement of the individual and horror of others! What you must do remember is that- I have mentioned basic attributes and not how the use or intention of use is- when used for a just cause it helps when it is used against societal norms it can cause enough grief for others or the individual depending on how an individual chart spans out!
The nature of the Sun is fire, heat and warmth, what that does is, basically gets rid off all that is not needed ( very much like what Saturn does in another way though), this riddance related to the Sun is majorly to do with the nourishment of the soul, what does not help the soul will be burned away to ashes and it is perhaps the only line of defence that a soul has in the times that we have ordained the human form as we go about our daily lives! Hence whenever you see Sun too close to any planet (except Mercury- as we discussed above) rest assured it will sap away the manifestation of that planet- certainly it will depend who among them hold more strength by virtue of sign, house, avasthas and so on and so forth but you will always find a dent in the manifestation of the indicators of the other planet when Sun is combust with another planet! Now whether this works for or against an individual well, that’s another story!
Sun has been related to governance, control and authority, perhaps the ancient sages wondered how the planets obediently revolved around the Sun and adhered to every law of physics to return to vantage points of conjunction and opposition with remarkable precision and accuracy, that could have been (I feel) why and how the sages attributed the ability to manage large ecosystems and large number of people through ruler ship- read Kings and Emperors and modern day governments! In these modern times, however it has been more evident then ever before that although a Sun may promise an inclination of being associated with rulers and those who govern, unless there is a benevolence of Saturn (representing masses- the people) and the mystical presence of Ketu/Rahu, this potential ends up in a self limiting dream at a much lower level!
When Sun has an interplay with Jupiter or Venus and is ably supported by Mercury and Moon; needless to say an individual will wield authority and be able to shine in the arena that is represented by the other more dominating planet with whom the Sun is either conjunct, or there is an aspect relationship!
The Sun is the nourishment to the Soul like Moon is to the Mind and unless the two don’t synchronize the soul is left wandering not knowing what to harness and what to let go as the senses through the human form ceaselessly keep drawing the soul to the pursuits of materialistic planes!- which is necessary, but like all good things over indulgence becomes the pitfall and tap for the soul which again causes it to keep lingering on the same plane without being able to make much advance to move ahead and surge into the higher planes by focusing on the puritanical pursuits which can become possible by well manifested Sun in the horoscope- certainly the Sun has to be supported by a powerful Jupiter or Venus and our friend Ketu!
The Sun is the very essence of our soul and I guess that aspect by itself sums up an universe within it! I will halt here and will allow you to reflect on what you experience has been with the manifestation of Sun in your chart or of someone that you know! The only irony of our lives is that, although we learn so much about what goes into making who we are, we seldom are ready to work hard enough for the nourishment of our soul, we would rather slog for a job which gives money to enjoy the material pleasures- well nothing wrong we must do that – but when the soul is left undernourished trust me no matter how much you gain on the material plane- nothing will give you the bliss and calm that is needed and that is something that only a nourished soul can offer when your Sun is the powerhouse that illuminates it from within for your to enlighten the world around you!
Ciao for now, will be back soon with another article, until then stay blessed and seek your soul today!