The planet of expression, energy, and ego
The Sun is the most powerful body in Astrology’s sky. It influences the way we express ourselves, our overall energies, and our broad personalities. While you have many signs — every planet in our solar system was in one of the 12 zodiac signs when you were born — your Sun sign is what’s generally referred to as your zodiac sign. Hey, baby, what’s your sign?
In Astronomy, the Sun is the center of our solar system, and all the planets orbit around it. Astrology, however, is Earth-centric, meaning it’s based on our perspective of the planets, and their relationship to each other from here on Earth. So, when the Sun shifts from one zodiac sign to the next, it’s not the Sun that is physically moving, but our viewpoint of it — and therefore, our connection to and relationship with its energies from Earth.
Fast Sun Facts
Zodiac sign the Sun rules: Leo
Exalted in: Aries
House the Sun rules: 5th House of Expression and Play
The Sun stays in each zodiac sign for: about one month
The Sun makes a complete trip through the zodiac: once every year
The Sun in mythology: In Roman mythology, the Sun is associated with Apollo (or in Greek mythology, Helios), the God of Light or the Sun God
Sun and Leo
The expressive Sun is associated with the zodiac sign Leo. Just like the Sun is the center of the solar system, Leo likes to be the center of everyone’s attention! In Astrology, Leos are known to dazzle with charm, drama, and warmth. The Sun is a physical manifestation of all these characteristics.