The Sun signifies the soul in Vedic astrology. It represents your outward self, how you portray yourself to the world, and what sets you apart from the crowd. It is the foundation of one’s identity and how it is maintained. It is your courage and confidence that you use to face the obstacles of daily life.
The Sun is a luminary, a star that glows brightly enough to light up the entire world. Life on Earth would be impossible to fathom without the Sun. The Sun is the one who propels things; it is the source of life. Its powerful energy influences whether you have a cheerful smile on your face or lack self-confidence and hide behind a cloud. or, as a result of the negative planetary influences, develops an aggressive and arrogant personality.
It is approximately 149 million kilometres away from Earth, but its impact on humans is greater than that of other planets.
The Sun in Vedic astrology terms spends a month in each sign and takes around a year to complete its journey around the zodiac and the 12 signs.
Significance of Sun in Vedic astrology
In Vedic astrology, the Sun is the king because it is at the center of everything. The king stands for power and the relationship between the people and the government. While the Sun is a symbol of our soul, which is our deepest self, we only show our outer self or ego. It gives people the ability to lead, the drive to make a name and reputation for themselves, a goal-oriented mindset, an optimistic outlook, and the strong determination to deal with problems well.
Since the Sun is an astrological monarch, it has authority over all things related to a throne, kingdom, and high office. Good health and vitality are also reflected in the design. A person who has a strong Sun in their horoscope is likely to be a leader. They usually have a good social standing and get along well with their father. A person who has a positive Sun sign is also reliable, generous, and mature, according to this definition.
If this fiery planet is placed unfavorably, it might cause baldness, headaches, blurred vision, blood circulation issues, bone weakening, and heart problems. A weak Sun in the horoscope might also have an impact on the father’s relationship or produce problems for the father. People with a weak Sun are prone to fatigue, low self-esteem, and indecision. A dominant or aggressive personality might result from a highly strong Sun. Such a person may be self-centered and prefers to be at the center of all activities.
The Sun’s position in the birth chart symbolizes his/her confidence, vitality, ambition, and status in life.
In Mundane astrology, the changing of seasons, government operations and collectively human lives and weather environment, earthquakes, and so on signify what kind of change is occurring in the globe.
organ/body part/health concerns The Sun represents the stomach, heart, brain, back, bones, vitality, joints, sinuses, migraines, and high fever, among other things.
Afflicted Sun in the horoscope
Poor luck is predicted for anyone with the sun as an adverse planet in their chart. It’s possible that an individual doesn’t get the recognition they deserve for the work that they perform, or that they don’t get along well with the people around them. In most cases, the sun was harmed by the negative impacts that were caused by Mars, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu.
Names of Surya (the Sun):
Brihat Jataka: The Sun is also named Heli.
Jataka Parijata: Heli, Surya, Thapana, Dinakrit, Bhunu, Pusha, Aruna, and Arka are synonymous words meaning the Sun.
Karakatwas of the Sun:
Uttara Kalamrita: The soul, self-realization, power, good strength, courage, valor, enthusiasm, fortress, kingdom, the lordship of the whole country, land, intense severity, capture of the enemy, fire, heat, splendor, worship of Siva, bitterness, hostility, old age, cattle, wickedness, father, king, being in royal favor, public life, looking at the sky, one born of a timid person, world of mortals, square, grass, the stomach, forest, eye, eye disease, thorned trees, wandering in or over the hills, traveling, quadruped, bite, scorch, circular shape, timber, mental purity, body, freedom from disease, bone, disease in the head, taste, ornaments, pearls, ruler of the sky (control over airspace), short stature (like a dwarf), lord of the East, copper, blood, a red cloth, a stone, shore of a river, coral, strong at mid-day, Eastern direction, mouth, long standing anger, satvika (pure), red chandan or saffron, thick or coarse yarn.
Description of the Sun:
Parashara: Description of Surya: Surya’s eyes are honey-coloured. He has a square body. He is of clean habits, bilious, intelligent, and has limited hair (on his head).
Personality: a person of 50 years
Gender: male Nature: malefic ,fierce
Primary Ingredients: bones Aspect of life: soul, sight
Vision (Sun and Moon only): right eye, Characteristic mark on the body: on the right side, hip
Apparel/clothing: red cloth, coarse cloth of thick threads, red silken
Colors: red and dark brown, copper red, fire red, blood red
Caste: Kshatriyas, Royalty,Gunas: Satva or the goodness and purity, Sattvic
Relationship: father of the child born in the day, paternal uncle
Social status: royal status Directions: east
Primordial compound: fire Average Daily Motion: 1 degree
Rashi of Exaltation: Aries 10 degrees,Rashi of Debilitation: Libra 10 degrees
Season: Summer (very hot), Greeshma
Duration: summer & winter solstices (Uttarayanam and Daksinayanam), half a year, ayan
Grain/pulse: wheat,Taste: sharp and pungent, bitter
Metals: copper, brass, Dhatu,/Mula/Jiva: Moola (vegetables), minerals (in own signs), vegetables (in other signs), Mula
Ornaments: neck ornaments, ruby-set necklace,Precious Stones: ruby
Shapes: a square,Plants, Trees, and Food: inwardly strong tall trees, strong trees with stout trunks
Abode: rocky soil, temple, Deities: Fire (Agni), Rudra (Siva)