Vedic Sun Signs
The Sun represents the soul and the soul takes birth in a human form usually for a purpose ascertained by the law of karma. The apparent motion of the Sun creates the zodiac and the 12 signs. Each sign has an Aditya governing it and there are totally 12 in number. They are the sons of Sage Kashyapa and the divine mother Aditi. The 12 Adityas are the giver of resources and skills that are necessary to achieve our purpose of our soul.
For judgement of results, the sign in which the Sun is placed shows the basic inner impulse coming from the Aditya of the sign. The qualities of the Aditya governing the house (in the natural zodiac order) in which Sun is placed, is manifested in the world outside.
How to read your Sign?
For example Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany has Sun in the Cancer in the 9th house. She is of the type 4-9 (read Cancer-Sagittarius). Her basic impulse is coming from Sun in Cancer – Varuna Aditya who has a strong sense of morality and service, however can be very punishing if you are not in agreement with his values. The 9th house placement of Sun will manifest the attribute of Anshuman Aditya of fairness and equity for all. This has to be further interpreted taking into account conjunctions and aspects to the Sun as well as the characteristics of the house.
Steve Jobs, Entrepreneur had an 11-7 (Aquarius/ Libra) personality. This means he had Sun in Aquarius and placed in the 7th house. Sun in Aquarius will make him uniquely creative and skilled and the placement in the 7th house will manifest, making him wealthy and focused on business and wealth creation.
Sun in Aries (Mesha) Apr 14th – May 14th
Aries has the energy of Dhatr Aditya. This person is very creative, an idealist who wants to change the existing order of the world. A well supported un-afflicted Sun here makes a good leader. However, if the Sun is afflicted by malefics, the person can cause much damage. Generally a person with Sun in Aries believes in doing good work, earning merit and has the eternal knowledge and is blessed by Savitur, the ancient solar deity. His mantra is Om and he believes in being true to his word.
People with Sun in Aries – Lord Rama, Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx, Queen Elizabeth II, Adolf Hitler, Charlie Chaplin
People with Sun in the 1st house – Abraham Lincoln, Swami Vivekananda, Mao Tse-tung, Alfred Nobel, Gianni Versace, Agatha Christie
Sun in Taurus (Vrishabha) May 15th – Jun 14th
Taurus carries the energy of the Aryaman Aditya. Aryaman is a noble-man and he gives the lineage. He is the chief of ancestors and blesses you with marriage, children and inheritance. People with Sun in Taurus value family and uphold tradition, and are distinguished in nature.
People with Sun in Taurus – Queen Victoria, Lord Mountbatten, Pope Jean Paul II, John F Kennedy, Donald Trump, Bjorn Borg, Mark Zuckerberg, Bob Dylan
People with Sun in 2nd house – Bill Clinton, Emperor Akbar, Frank Sinatra
Sun in Gemini (Mithuna) Jun 15th – Jul 17th
Gemini carries the energy of Mitra Aditya who is a friend and enforcer of contracts. People with Sun in Gemini will be very compassionate and will value friendship and agreements. They tend to work in groups and with key alliances. They are very liberal and have an inclusive view of the world. They believe in “Vasudeva Kutumbakam” meaning, the world is one family. They are very intelligent or will show appreciation for intellectual work.
People with Sun in Gemini – King George V, George W Bush, Dalai Lama IVX, Paul McCartney, Giorgio Armani, Julian Assange, Ted Snowdon, Princess Diana, Prince William
People with Sun in 3rd house – Lord Krishna, Karl Marx, Winston Churchill, Charles De Gaulle
Sun in Cancer (Karka) July 18th – Aug 15th
The sign Cancer carries the blessings of Varuna Aditya. Varuna is the ruler of the seas and the upholder of moral order of the universe. He is pictured as riding a mythical animal “Makara” and holding a noose in his hand. People with Sun in Cancer usually have a fantastic work ethic and work tirelessly towards their goal. They often hold positions of authority and can be very punishing to others as they fight to uphold their chosen values.
People with Sun in Cancer – Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Pierre Curie, Benito Mussolini, Yves St Laurent, Madonna, JK Rowling, Roger Federer
People with Sun in 4th house – Thomas Jefferson, Prince Charles
Sun in Leo (Simha) Aug 17th – Sep 16th
Leo carries the energy of the Aditya Indra. Indra is the King of the Devas who are the carriers of knowledge and light. People with Sun in Leo enjoy pomp and show and they are learned. If the Sun is well positioned and un-afflicted in Leo, they may be able to show restraint as Indra is one who has control over his sense organs. They are usually comfortable holding power and vanquish their enemies, however they indulge in political games and manipulation needed to retain power.
People with Sun in Leo – Napoleon Bonaparte, Bill Clinton, Rajiv Gandhi, Thaksin Shinawatra, Mother Teresa
People with Sun in the 5th – Franklin Roosevelt, Queen Elizabeth II, Indira Gandhi, Hilary Clinton, Sonia Gandhi, Nicholas Sarkozy, Ariel Sharon, Bill Gates
Sun in Virgo (Kanya) Sept 17th – Oct 17th
Virgo carries the energy of the Aditya Vivaswan who is bright and effulgent, controlling the fire element. People with Sun in Virgo look for purity and perfection and are devoted to service. They are interested in spiritual upliftment. Vivaswan is father of Ashwini twins, the gods of medicine and healing. Sun in Virgo is capable of granting twins.
People with Sun in Virgo – Margaret Thatcher, Mahatma Gandhi, Theresa May, Vladimir Putin, Narendar Modi, Aleister Crowley, John Lennon, David Cameron
People with Sun in the 6th – Michael Gorbachov, Yves St. Laurent, Victor Hugo
Sun in Libra (Tula) Oct 18th – Nov 16th
Libra has the energy of Pusan Aditya. He is the giver of cattle wealth and prosperity. He is the nourisher. People with Sun in Libra are usually seekers of wealth successful in business and agriculture. They are usually caught up in materialism. They have a good sense of direction, and travel extensively. They like to challenge authority as Sun is debilitated in this sign.
People with Sun in Libra – Bill Gates, Prince Charles, Hilary Clinton
People with Sun in the 7th House – Alfred Nobel, Adolf Hitler, John Lennon, Bhagwan Rajneesh, Steve Jobs, Barack Obama, Bob Dylan
Sun in Scorpio (Vrichika) Nov 17th – Dec 15th
Scorpio has the energy of Parjanya aditya and he is said to ride the clouds and purify. He is the rain maker, and the giver of secret knowledge and skills to transform. He has the power of revival. People with Sun in Scorpio are able to take on huge challenges, are extremely good at research work and occult activities. They are healers or the change management agents are able to shift their lives and help others as well.
Sun in Scorpio: Emperor Akbar, Winston Churchill, Charles De Gaulle, Nelson Mandela, Indira Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Woody Allen, Pope Jean Paul II, Gianni Versace, Bhagwan Rajneesh, Baruch Spinoza
Sun in the 8th house – Ludwig Van Beethoven, Lord Byron, Baruch Spinoza, Princess Diana, Pope John Paul II
Sun in Sagittarius (Dhanu) Dec 16th – Jan 15th
Sagittarius has the energy of Anshuman Aditya. Anshuman removes darkness and suppresses his enemies. People born with Sun in Sagittarius are quite learned and have deep respect of religion and spiritual matters. They usually excel in their chosen subject and have a liberal view of the world and will fight for justice and unity. Fairness is a quality they try to uphold.
People with Sun in Sagittarius – Ludwig Van Beethoven, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Ramana Maharishi, Swami Vivekananda, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Mao Tse-tung, Christian Lagarde, Steven Spielberg, Louis Pasteur, Simone De Beauvoir
People with Sun in the 9th house – Mother Teresa, Angela Merkel, Christian Lagarde, Nelson Mandela, Julian Assange
Sun in Capricorn (Makara) Jan 16th – Feb 12th
Capricorn has the energy of Bhaga Aditya. Bhaga means fortune or prosperity. People with Sun in Capricorn are industrious and are unyielding in their goals. They are interested in a good life and comforts that are rightfully earned. When the Sun is placed well in Capricorn, they can be perfect karma yogis, devoted to service. However if the Sun is afflicted they can be overly concerned about their share or inheritance and can have an unbending nature.
People with Sun in Capricorn – Franklin D Roosevelt, Nicholas Sarkozy, Paul Newman, Lord Byron
People with Sun in the 10th house – Benito Mussolini, Donald Trump, Albert Einstein
Sun in Aquarius (Khumbha) Feb 13th – Mar 14th
Aquarius carries the energy of Tvashtra Aditya who is the celestial architect who is supposed to have created the world and the Maya surrounding it. People with Sun in Aquarius are endowed with creative intelligence, they are skilful and can be perfect karma yogis. They are usually very diplomatic and will engage with all sides. They are very skilled with their hands and good with tool work. They can be interested in weapons.
People with Sun in Aquarius – Steve Jobs, Alan Greenspan, Michael Gorbachov, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, George Harrison, Ariel Sharon, Michael Jordan
People with Sun in the 11th house – Gregory Peck, Michael Jordan, Napoleon Bonaparte
Sun in Pisces (Mina) Mar 15th – April 13th
Pisces has the energy of Vishnu Aditya. Vishnu is the protector of the universe and he is also the embodiment of sattva guna, the calming and intelligent attribute to a personality. A person with Sun in Pisces is usually very intelligent, calm and creative. However as it is the 12th house, they can be a bit of dreamer. In order to achieve a common good, a person with Sun in Pisces can take a huge risks. In the story of Vamana and Bali, Vishnu disguises himself as a small dwarf Brahmin to defeat the mighty Bali, a demon king. When Sun is in Pisces, there is always a bit of deception or covert action. A lot of politicians have their Sun’s usually in the 12th
People with Sun in Pisces – John Sebastian Bach, Albert Einstein, Gregory Peck
People with Sun in 12th – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Mahatma Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, George W Bush, Tony Blair, Madonna
The purpose of the soul is strengthened by associations with the ascendant or the ascendant lord. In the final analysis, one has to look at the Sun’s honour and dignity (afflictions and yoga) and also the asterism the Sun is placed in.