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The Sun In The Signs.

clear.gif (807 bytes) Whilst there are the pages on the sun signs, here we will nonetheless illustrate the sun in the signs using the keywords.  Some keywords for the signs are mentioned below.

See also: Planets In The Signs for other planets in the signs.

The sun spends about 30 days in each sign.

The keyword for the sun is to integrate. This implies that the sun brings together several things you think are important and to blend them, or to unite them. The sun can be thought of as the basic nature or personality, the self, or inner self, where the outer self is the Ascendant. To integrate can mean to organise. So the sun in the signs makes the qualities of the sign important parts for the integration of the self we seek to become.

The quotes are illustrations of the signs by those born under that sign.

Sun In Aries

The sun (to integrate) in Aries (energetic and urgent).

"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."

"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time."

"Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state." Thomas Jefferson 

You bring great energy and enthusiasm, and have a sense of urgency about organising your life. You are a powerful starter of things (cardinal), but might not be so good at seeing them through to their conclusion. You are however enterprising and never short of ideas (cardinal). You tend to be self centred (I am) and to forcefully or enthusiastically (fire) seek your goals, without taking into account how others might react. You are keen start things right away, but you may give up if you do not attain your goals quickly.

In Aries the sun puts importance on the self producing a "me first" attitude, and makes urgency important. So, Arians think they must "do it now", and feel upset, perhaps irritable when they have to wait.

An archetype is the pioneer, who goes to new places and does new things. The pioneer is the first in a new land.

Sun In Taurus

The sun (to integrate, to make important) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).

"This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society."

"A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence"

"He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance." David Hume

Like a heavy rock, you are hard to move, but once to start moving you are hard to stop (fixed). You tend to stick with what you have, being reluctant to change. You tend to accumulate wealth, etc (possessive), because having material things is important to you. In your life, you tend to be practical (earth). Your thinking is usually down-to-earth (earth). You are a good listener and are slow to react. You may have a tendency to act because of others, rather than to be self-caused (passive).

What is important to you is what is desirable and valuable. You value security and avoid change.

An archetype of Taurus is the farmer or burgher, conservative and cautious about change.

Sun In Gemini

The sun (to integrate, to make important) in Gemini (Versatile and Variable).

"Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying."

"We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained."

"There're two people in the world that are not likeable: a master and a slave."
Nikki Giovanni

You are a thinker (air) rather than a doer. You are able to turn your hand to new things easily (versatile). You are a good communicator, but might tend to jump from one subject to another (variable, mutable). You can, however, be logical (air) rather than emotional. You may tend to make many short journeys, going here and there in the locality. Or you may be restless and itching to do something. You may be witty and  a good speaker, (air). You may be a different person for different people, changing your communication to fit the other person (Twins).

What is important to you is to communicate and to be informed through the six senses. You value reasoning and words, rather than feelings.

An archetype is the journalist who goes and sees and informs others what he has seen.

Sun In Cancer

The sun (to integrate, to make important)) in Cancer ( Instinctive and Protective)

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, it goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, it goes to his heart."

"I am confident that nobody... will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself."

"Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future." Nelson Mandela

You may be good at influencing people at the emotional level. You are a good organiser, particularly of the home (Cancer). You tend to respond according to your feelings (instinctive, water) rather than to think beforehand. You are likely to be influenced by emotional appeals (water). You are good at thinking up new projects (cardinal) and at starting them. Your motivation may be to benefit others, particularly the family rather than to benefit yourself (passive). You withdraw from some situations, especially if they appear to involve conflict (crab).

What is important to you is safety and feelings. You value and act on what something feels like emotionally. So what you think about something, how you evaluate it depends on your emotional reaction to it. While Gemini might think an argument is illogical, you note it doesn't feel right, or you feel it is wrong.

Sun In Leo

The sun (to integrate, to make important)) in Leo (Impressive and Creative)

"To get rich is glorious." Deng Xiaoping

"For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer."

"Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed."
"I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future." Arnold Schwarzenegger

You wish to create a good impression, and are concerned about what others think (impressive). You are naturally creative and innovative. You are regally forceful in the way you approach your life (fire). You also have a tendency to act first and think later (fire), but you can resist this (fixed) and avoid acting purely on the spur of the moment. You are active and tend to do things because you want to do them, and you tend to be direct in the way you solve problems and deal with others (active), but this is mediated by your way of not wishing "to rock the boat" (fixed).

What is important to you is, well, being important. You have to be the centre of things.

The archetype is the king, the ruler. Or the actor, or even the clown. Just as the sun is the centre of our galaxy, so what is important to you is being the centre of things, with everything revolving around you.

Sun In Virgo

The sun (to integrate, to make important)) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)

"All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services. Suffering, at least."

"Even in comedies, you've got to feel safe for things to just happen in a way that is natural and free, and recognizable as human."

"I'm not that tough; I'm not that smart. I need life telling me who I am, showing me my mind constantly. I wouldn't see it in a cave." Richard Gere

You are a detail person, and consider things part by part, (analytical and critical), but you can learn integrate them into a new whole. In this way, you can be a great scholar. Being critical can help you as a scholar, and you can mature so you avoid being a nit pickers, criticising others for small errors. You are motivated by others and do things for others, rather than for yourself (passive). That is, you are pleased when you help others. But you are no doormat. You are extremely good at following procedures, and you may be a perfectionist. You are a practical person (earth) and you are versatile, being able to turn your hand to different things. You are work oriented, and may make work your whole life, perhaps talking and thinking about work all the time. You don't mind changing from one thing to another, especially if another wants you to (mutable).

What is important to you is the details. And, to you, perfection is the absence of faults or wrong details. You cannot resist picking the hair off someone's coat! Work is important to you and you see yourself in terms of your work.

Sun In Libra

The sun (to integrate, to make important)) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)

"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."

"We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all."

"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself."
Eleanor Roosevelt

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." Mahatma Gandhi

You are diplomatic and tend to avoid offending others (diplomatic), and seek harmony. You are good at relating to others (harmony), and tend to be self motivated (active) but take into consideration what others will think (harmony).

It may be more important to 'keep the peace' than to seek the truth. Venus, who rules Libra, is also the goddess of victory, which in this case means the peace after the struggle (Venus is not adept at war, and is never directly harmful). You are a thinker (air), and so you are not emotionally driven.

Your basic nature does not sit too well with some of your relationships (sun in fall): the self (sun) is in the sign of the other person. But your diplomacy carries you through. You are fair in your dealings with others (I balance). You start new things, such as new relationships very easily (enterprising).

The archetype is the beautiful goddess who charms everyone and teaches the diplomatic way to get what you want.

Sun In Scorpio

The sun (to integrate, to make important)) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)

"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory."

"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom."

"Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable." George S. Patton

"People say I am ruthless. I am not ruthless. And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless, I shall destroy him." Robert Kennedy

Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Bill Gates

You are deep and intense (intense and secretive) and hide your intentions or you are unaware of them, however, you enjoy digging into the depths of other people and finding their secrets or hidden motives. You may be driven (passive) by deep, hidden emotions (secretive, water). You may be slow to get started on things (stable), but once started you can become a powerful torrent, which is difficult for others, and for you to stop (fixed). You are more likely to be driven (passive) by deep emotions (water) than to follow your true self.

What is important to you is digging beneath the surface and finding the hidden truth. You do not take things at face value. However, you keep your own personal feeling secret from others.

An archetype of the detective, seeking the truth which is hidden, perhaps by lies.

Sun In Sagittarius

The sun (to integrate, to make important)) in Sagittarius ( Free and Tolerant)

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.

The man who never in his mind and thoughts travelled to heaven is no artist. William Blake

You value freedom and tolerance more than anything else. You follow your own way (active), but you can change to suit others (adaptable). When necessary, you can be forceful, and speak your mind (fire). You have a dual nature (centaur), being in touch with your animal nature as well as your far seeing human nature (I seek).

You can expand beyond the physical, the day-to-day world to higher levels of knowledge. While Gemini seeks to know things, you seek to know at a deeper level. While Gemini seeks facts, you seek principle and generalisations.

What is important to you is freedom (for all) and being tolerant of others.

An archetype of Sagittarius is the (Roving) Professor.

Sun In Capricorn

The sun (to integrate, to make important)) in Capricorn ( Prudent and Reserved)

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

"It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish."

"Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no." J. R. R. Tolkien

You are wise when it comes to handling your affairs (prudent), and you are careful about what you say or do (reserved). You are a practical person at heart and believe in what you can touch and feel (earth). You are good at starting things (cardinal sign and fire), but unlike Aries, you can put the breaks on and avoid being impulsive. You can wait for the right time (Saturn ruler). You may be good in business. You are quietly persistent because of your practical outlook. You are more likely to do things for the sake of something else, or for others (passive). Like the mountain goat, you are (metaphorically) careful where you put your feet and you can take the rough with the smooth.

Safety and security are important to you. The symbol for Capricorn () may contain Aries and Leo. Leo makes you important and Aries gives you drive. Taking opportunities (shrewdly) is, therefore, important to you.

The archetype for Capricorn is the wise businessman or boss.

Sun In Aquarius ()

Friendship is Love without his wings!

There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.

I love not man the less, but Nature more.

Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.
Lord Byron

The sun (to integrate, to make important)) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)

You may appear to be aloof and you have a basic urge to be different. You are a thinker (air) and you are very persistent in what you do (fixed). You follow your own path and do what you want to do (active). You may be inventive or unconventional. However, you do not change easily (fixed). You are sure and confident about what you believe. (I know). You are concerned not so much about yourself, or your family, as you are concerned about the world, and may value your friends more than anything else.

Sun In Pisces

"Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people."

"Compassion is the basis of morality."

"Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour."

"On the other hand, if we look upon life as a dream, death no longer becomes a transition to something strange or new, but merely a return to our original state, where life is seen merely as a brief episode."  Arthur Schopenhauer

"You've got to change with the public's taste."

"I'm an interpreter of stories. When I perform it's like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories." Nat King Cole

What we're, what we've been dispelling is that the thing of it is, they want you to believe that I, and I alone, committed the murders, and I had nothing to do with the murders of anyone." John Wayne Gacy (Serial Killer)

The sun (to integrate, to make important)) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)

You can take in beliefs very deeply and you are inspired by them. You are able to adapt to new situations (mutable). You are motivated by emotions (water) and may be driven by them (passive). Your focus is on the world (public) and you may be religious or mystic. Unlike the Sagittarian, you are more likely to be inspired or impressed by higher knowledge or experience (passive), whereas the Sagittarian is more active and seeks new knowledge and experience.

You can rise to high spiritual levels as a mystic, or be a dreamer. You can regard life as unreal, as something to escape from.

Pisceans are often artistic. The dancer, Rudolph Nureyev is a Piscean. (Pisces rules the feet and often produces dancers). As is the Writer Douglas Adams. Albert Einstein, too, had his sun in Pisces.