This is the glyph that represents the Sun: a circle with a dot in the middle. Can you find it in your chart?
In astrology, the word “planet” has a slightly different meaning than it does in astronomy. The origin of the word planet comes from a Greek word meaning “wanderer.” Astrologically speaking, a planet is a body that appears to “wander” or move across the sky, including the Sun and Moon.
The Sun is the center of the solar system. In astrology, it’s the center of your world: you! The Sun is about your ego self, that “outer” part of you that expresses in the world– in your work, your activities, your interactions with others.
The horoscope signs you see in the papers and online– the ones that are based on your birthday– that is actually your Sun sign. The Sun moves through the sky in a constant annual pattern, making that Sun sign the easiest astrological feature to determine, just given someone’s birthday. But the Sun in your chart has an even deeper story to tell.
The house and aspects to the Sun in your birth chart tell the story of your relationship to these Sun-ruled people in your life.