Before I proceed with something that’s more important than most interpretations I’ve posted already (since it is the Sun), I just wanted to mention that as I write this, it’s is the third anniversary of the Great American Eclipse — August 21, 2017. If you scroll back to my June 23 post you’ll hear the story about how I experienced the total eclipse in a state park in Wyoming that day.
This is also a reminder that the next total eclipse will be on April 8, 2024 and it will affect this area:
Moving on, today’s post will be about Sun placements in houses and aspecting the Ascendant or Midheaven, without using the Astro Map. This is important because it takes what the Sun is doing from a completely different angle than most astrocartographers are using, but is just as valid.
The Sun is the most important celestial body, as it delineates your basic essence. It is also the most popularly used, of course.
I’ll be using the interpretations I usually use — the Round Art (A.T. Mann) and Mapping Your Travels and Relocation. There are other interpretations that you might like better, and I’d love to hear about them. Mapping Your Travels will come first.
The standard disclaimer applies: Try not to relocate somewhere unless you’ve actually been to the place at least once. Try to observe yourself in the context of the interpretations that you should bring with you to the location. (That is what I did five years ago before moving here). Once your trip is over, reflect on the changes you saw and what’s in the interpretation for a while. Look at all the interpretations you can. You will find many of them in this blog as well as the sources they came from.
Sun in the 1st house:
With the Sun in your relocated first house, you want more personal recognition and could increase your charisma to be more readily noticed by those around you. Leadership skills might be strengthened, and you could feel more vibrant, alive, excited, and energized.
energy, leadership, urge to do, consciousness of objective, audacity, passion; enterprising, ruthless, bold, hasty, pompous, combative, insensitive.
(The Sun is exalted in the 1st house.)
Sun in the 2nd house:
When the Sun is in your relocated second house, you want to make money through creative efforts with loved ones, through risk-taking pursuits, or by taking the lead in any endeavor. You also invest your ego in making money, but can spend outside your budget.
material outlook, endurance, fear of change, constancy, love of Nature and the beautiful; pleasure-loving, gentle, loyal, pragmatic, reliable, sensual, kindly, extravagant, indulgent, obstinate.
Sun in the 3rd house:
Put the Sun in the relocated third house if you want to become more amusing and entertaining. You can sharpen your wits and find more ways to shine by using your mind and communication skills. Persuasive ability could be enhanced, as could public-speaking skills.
eagerness to learn, versatility, dexterity, identity crises; articulate, educable, inquisitive, charming, unreliable, nervous, glib, pretentious, vacillating, dishonest, scintillating, dishonourable.
Sun in the 4th house:
If you want to turn your home into a showplace, put the Sun in your relocated fourth house. This location is also a plus for gaining recognition through family ties, researching your roots or ancestry, or doing something noteworthy or dramatic within your home.
receptivity, domesticity, family ties; sensitive, maternal, emotional, nostalgic, tender, conservative, contemplative, reserved, comfortable, paranoid, religious, grasping.
Sun in the 5th house:
When the Sun is in your relocated fifth house, you gain more recognition, applause, admiration, or (potentially) fame. Your sense of drama will increase, and you may feel more creative and willing to take risks. Children, romance, or love affairs could become more central to your life.
formative energy, self-expression, creativity, self-confidence, wealth of ideas, organization, leadership; domineering, proud, honourable, haughty, candid, forceful, ardent, childless.
(The Sun is in rulership in the 5th house.)
Sun in the 6th house:
When the Sun is in your relocated sixth house, you want to achieve recognition for your competence, efficiency, and ability to fix and repair things or situations. You may take more pride in healthy habits or gain the admiration of others for your common sense and practical skills.
method and analysis, diligence, correctness, orderliness, criticism; intellectual, nervous, precise, studious, fussy, verbal, scientific, remote, self-righteous, practical, technical, fastidious, dissatisfied.
Sun in the 7th house:
With the Sun in your relocated seventh house, you want drama and excitement in your relationships and may attract individuals who are larger than life (natural leaders). Thrill seeking could become significant in your interactions with others. Be cautious if you tend to give away your power to people you admire.
harmony, public spirit, partnerships, litigations, lacks self-reliance, fears solitude, popularity; charming, amenable, hyper-social, adaptable, diplomatic, mannered, vain, dependent, political.
(The Sun is in fall in the 7th house.)
Sun in the 8th house:
When the Sun is in your relocated eighth house, you could have a livelier sex life or become more involved with investments and using money to make money. You might take pride in your shrewdness or be noticed for your ability to probe beneath the surface (of life and other people). You may benefit from other people’s generosity.
will power, tenacity, excess of energy, sensuality, cynicism, enmity; self-destructive, moody, vindictive, jealous, forceful, dynamic, quick-tempered, dangerous, magnetic, impenetrable.
Sun in the 9th house:
If you want to become a leader in education, travel, enlightenment, or activities that expand people’s horizons, the Sun in your relocated ninth house can help you achieve these goals. You could find lots of thrills in seeking out new countries or fresh experiences, and your charisma quotient could encourage others to go adventuring with you.
mobility, positivity, aspiration, love of freedom, imagination, intellect, taste, success abroad, travel; philosophical, generous, idealistic, undisciplined, scattered, witty, unreliable, open.
Sun in the 10th house:
The Sun in your relocated tenth house is a good location if you want to improve your status or gain more recognition in your career. If you want to “go public,” this could be the magic placement. Professional promotional efforts are apt to go well, and you may become more influential and important.
toughness, endurance, ambition, goal-consciousness, egocentricity, sense of duty, vocational interests; hard-working, objective, selfish, serious, industrious, materialistic, loyal, inflexible, lonely, tenacious.
Sun in the 11th house:
If you want to meet lots of new people, explore different groups, stimulate progressive thinking, or take pride in being unconventional, the Sun in your relocated eleventh house increases the available opportunities. This placement is also a plus if you want to be a leader in organizations or teamwork.
idealism, humanitarianism, readiness to help others, knowledge of human nature, intuitive understanding; sociable, sympathetic, detached, democratic, universal, scattered, political, impractical, cranky.
(The Sun is in detriment in the 11th house.)
Sun in the 12th house:
With the Sun in your relocated twelfth house, you could become more involved with creative and artistic pursuits, explore the world of film, be a leader in spiritual or compassionate pursuits, or achieve recognition for your visionary spirit or inspired understanding.
the inner life, seclusion, institutions, self-sacrifice, universal love, mysticism, poetry, music, passivity; reserved, secretive, compassionate, empathetic, tender, negative.
I’m going to post the Sun aspects to the Ascendant and Midheaven, per the Round Art. The Mapping Your Travels interpretations are quite long and can be left for another day.
Sun conjunct Ascendant:
strong personality, self-confidence, a good front, seeking the limelight, cheerful disposition, recognition, public life, showing off, desire to be important; happy, extraverted, irrepressible,
Sun sextile, trine, or quintile Ascendant:
popularity, ambition, charm, fortunate contacts, gaining recognition; affable, harmonious, positive.
Sun square or opposition Ascendant:
misplaced self-confidence, disadvantages through others, separations; pushy, ambitious, disliked, boisterous, braggardly, self-seeking.
I’ll say it again: with the Round Art, many of the things in the ‘negative’ aspects can be controlled, in terms of the “these are things to watch out for” that we can counter with our own will and awareness.
Sun conjunct Midheaven:
Authority, fame, consicousness of goal, self-awareness, strong father, late developer; strongly fated, self-conscious, directed, one-pointed, ambitious, individualistic, dogmatic.
Sun sextile, trine, or quintile Midheaven:
happy in profession, easy advancement, earned success, striving for a goal, self-knowledge, positive attitude, success; well-adjusted, ambitious, aspiring, fortunate.
Sun square or opposition Midheaven:
egocentricity, misplaced self-confidence, lack of clarity, unrealistic goals, changing aims, professional difficulties; arrogant, misguided, conceited.
I sincerely hope you find all of this useful in your quest to find the best location possible.