What House Is the Sun In? – The Houses of Astrology
The Houses of Astrology
Want to know which house of your birth chart The Sun is in? We explain how the houses of your astrology chart make a big impact on how you express yourself.
We call the house the Sun was found when you were born your “Solar House”. Your Solar House shows where your Sun Sign energies are likely to be best expressed.
There is no good or bad house for the Sun. Each house or area has a special strength. Just work with the qualities described below for each of the 12 houses to understand and realize your full potential.
The Houses of The Sun – Your Solar House
Your solar house is just as important as your Sun Sign when it comes to understanding your personality and unique gifts. Put simply, the Sun’s house shows what part of the sky the sun was travelling through at the time of your birth. Born around 10am? It’s probably in what we call the 11th house. Born around sunset? Then the Sun was found in the 7th house. Born around midnight? Then even though the sun would not of course be visible( it’s the middle of the night!) from the location of your birth the Sun would be visible on the other side of the world, and so in your 4th house.
This is really important information and changes your personality in major ways from everyone else born with the same Sun Sign
The position of the Sun by house shows which arenas of life experience will be a focus for you. You may feel the urge to distinguish yourself in these realms in order to feel alive.
Your Solar House shows where your personality can shine. Each of the 12 houses relates to specific areas of experience. For some of us the focus is relationships. For others, the focus is career. The areas of life associated with your Solar House shows the types of experience that give you a sense of individuality and inner pride. The more opportunity you have to express yourself in areas related to your Solar House the better of you will be!
How To Tell Which House Your Sun Is In
To know precisely the house in which your Sun is found, you will need to know the time and place that you were born. However if you are unsure you can still make a good approximation (see below).
We made this short video for you to explain how to make your own birth chart
If you already have a chart, look for the symbol of the Sun in your chart (a circle with a dot in the middle) and then look at the area of the chart (segment of the pie or wheel) that the Sun is found within.
Near the centre of the wheel are often a series of numbers (1-12). These apportion each segment of the chart. The number of the segment that your Sun is in will be the number of your Solar House.
If you do not know exactly your time of birth, but have a rough idea, then a fairly close approximation of your Solar House can be found by knowing the time of day that you were born. This post will tell you more
Why Your Sun Sign and House Is So Important
Understanding your Solar House is essential. Your astrological chart is a unique map of your personality which shows your talents and disposition. Unlocking this map can help you reach your full potential.
Even if you know very little about astrology, you can still work with your map in ways that will make a big difference to your life journey. You probably already know your Sun or Star Sign? You might have noticed your Sun Sign reveals a lot about you. Your Sun Sign describes in great detail what is likely to motivate and drive you. But there is A LOT MORE TO IT than that
When you know that someone is a Leo, Gemini or Cancerian, then you can appreciate a lot more about what makes them tick. You understand their basic drives. You have a better sense of how they think, and are likely to react. But when you also include the house in which the Sun was placed then you can add a lot more detail
Perhaps you have also noticed that not every Cancerian is the same? That not every Leo needs to make a grand entrance? Not every Gemini is not continually changing their mind?
The secret to really understanding each person’s unique astrological qualities is due not only to the day they are born, but also to the place and time of birth. Your whole astrological profile can be mapped out by knowing your Sun Sign and House, Moon and Rising Sign combination
Your Solar House – A Unique Point of Difference
Your birth chart is a multi-dimensional story, with many levels of information. What makes your astrology chart unique is the time and place that you were born.
Knowing this lets you add more detail to your astrological story by including what are called The Houses of the Chart.
The houses relate to specific areas of life experience that connect the symbolic influences of the planets to everyday life. By studying the houses, you can learn which ‘arenas of experience’ are likely to be most important for you.
The time of your birth has a major impact on how you express your Sun Sign qualities. It will help you identify specific skills and talents that are unique to you. Armed with this information, you can then identify those areas of experience in which you can best shine!
Whilst the qualities that are likely to motivate or drive you can be described by your Sun Sign, how this will happen is described by your Solar House.
By blending the themes of your Solar Sign and House, you can create a detailed picture of the kinds of experiences you are likely to encounter along your way to becoming who you are.
If you know your Solar House then follow the links below for all the details. Or this page will show you how to find which house your Sun sign is in
Which house is good for the Sun? What house is bad?
As already mentioned, there is no good or bad house for the Sun to be in. Each house or area of the chart has a whole set of special strengths and opportunities. Just think about the qualities described below for each of the 12 houses to explore your full potential.
And just to clear something up, there really is no such thing in natal astrology as “a weak Sun”. Every planet in your chart can operate in a functional or a dysfunctional way. The choice is up to you. Each person has the opportunity to bring their unique set of gifts and talents to the table. Don’t let anyone stop you from doing what it is that makes you shine!
The Sun in the 12 Houses
1st house: Arena of individuality and initiative
With the Sun in the first house you are likely to feel a need to make your mark in life by making an impact on your environment.
You could seek career outcomes that provide independence and autonomy, especially self-employment and contract work
2nd house: Arena of comfort & material security
With the Sun in the Second House you are likely to seek emotional and material security through a practical approach to your world.
You should look for career opportunities that offer financial security, stability and growth. You may enjoy working with finances, or in established professional roles.
3rd house: Arena of Communication and Information.
With the Sun in the Third House you are likely to be motivated by a desire to interact with others and communicate with the environment around you.
You may enjoy gathering data, ideas, information and facts, which you then disseminate freely. You will enjoy work that involves variety, stimulation, communication and change.
4th house: Arena of home and family.
With the Sun in the fourth house you are likely to be motivated by personal, domestic and family concerns.
You may find that your family life matters more to you than your professional world, and find yourself making choices that prioritise home. You may also be fascinated by heritage and history.
5th house: The arena of creativity & self-expression.
With the Sun in the Fifth House you are likely to be motivated by the need to live your life from a place of fun, passion and creative self-expression.
Your vocational choices may have a creative edge to them, or you may be driven to express your passion through work.
6th house: The arena of self-discipline and service.
With the Sun in the Sixth House you are likely to be motivated to refine and improve the circumstances around you by seeking practical outlets for your skills, talents and abilities.
You may be drawn to career outcomes with a practical edge, those that allow you to support, serve, or assist others. You may also be drawn to nutrition, health and healing.
7th house: The arena of partnership and relationship.
With the Sun in the Seventh House you are likely to be motivated by the need to experience fairness and equality in relationships.
You are likely to feel the need to partner with others and express yourself objectively.
8th house: The arena of power and transformation.
With the Sun in the Eighth House you may find yourself driven to understand the depths of your own nature so that you come to terms with the power you hold within.
You are likely to be sensitive and astute at picking up on hidden matters. Career choices may involve dealing with other people’s resources – material, emotional or psychological. You may also be fascinated by mysteries, psychology and magic.
9th house: The arena of inspiration and education.
With the Sun in the Ninth House you are likely to be motivated by the need to expand and broaden your horizons, either physically or intellectually.
You may be fascinated by travel and foreign places, seeking to discover what else exists in the world.
10th house: The arena or career and reputation.
With the Sun in the Tenth House you may feel motivated to fulfill your ambitions and so will be drawn toward accepting responsibility or embracing executive positions.
You may be most comfortable in situations that allow you to execute, lead and manage. You are likely to be stimulated by the idea of professional success.
11th house: Arena of friendships and groups.
With The Sun in the Eleventh House you may be motivated by a drive to connect with others and form groups based on similarities and shared goals.
A natural networker, you may be great at finding friends. You could seek professional outcomes in which you can establish connections and work toward the common good.
12th house: Arena of imagination and transcendence.
With The Sun in the Twelfth House you are a very sensitive and perceptive individual.
You may be motivated by an awareness of the impermanence of life, and seek some form of material expression that can uphold your unique vision of the world. This may come through service to others, working with the imagination and creativity, or through your spiritual life.
What does the Sun Sign mean?
The Sun is the most important part of your astrology chart. Understanding its’ influence can help you find direction and a sense of purpose.
Your Sun Sign shows what motivates and drives you. Then its’ house position reveals where your skills are best applied.
In essence, The Sun describes what motivates you through life, driving the engine of your personality. It also describes the qualities you are learning to develop in yourself, rather than simply what you are.
Much more than basic personality traits, it is better to think of your Sun Sign as describing the journey you are on as you grow, and the talents you should develop.
The sign that The Sun was in when you were born is of major significance. As The Sun is the centre of the solar system, so it is also the central or lead actor in the drama that is you!
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