The Sun in your birth chart is the data point for information pertaining to your power urge and desire for significance. It’s the core of your existence.
You have a deep desire to assert personal power and control your own life. It’s a state of mind characterized by the impulse to control, manage, supervise and rule and you look to the Sun in your birth chart to learn about your capacity to direct or influence the behavior of others and/or the course of events.
As a child your parents or significant others controlled your life. They wanted you to behave in a manner that pleased them so they showed you what to do. You imitated the power behavior of your same-sex parent. Your first attempt to get your own way set the trend for future attempts.
You were born with a burning desire for significance – an innate craving to be somebody. Praise, compliments, admiration and respect give your sense of importance a boost and you look to the Sun to learn about the not-conscious driver that has you striving to gain and maintain significance.
Your desire for significance was nurtured or harmed by childhood experience. You danced to please but the bouquets and brickbats thrown by your significant others and peers impacted on your self-esteem and influenced how you felt about yourself.
Your feeling of significance – of being important – was conditioned and shaped by events involving success, praise, encouragement and reassurance; and/or failure, criticism, disparagement, ridicule and shame.
Achievement was rewarded with praise, admiration, awards and prizes. The joy of praise was the best feeling. Success and achievement built confidence.
A poor performance, defeat or failure was rewarded with criticism, ridicule and shame. The pain of criticism and ridicule was the worst feeling. Failure and defeat built unconfidence, uncertainty and doubt. Each new event reinforced the development of the power-significance behavior habit that’s with you today.
Your sense of significance – how you feel about yourself – simply represents the sum-total of all these experiences. It’s an opinion you have of yourself that considers the expectations of your significant others, the expectations you have for yourself and all your real-life successes and failures.
You’re sense of importance has you proactively seeking social-status and you’re likely to measure your success by your socio-economic position and possessions. Only you know what happened.
The Sun in your birth chart allows you to gain an understanding of your power-significance life.
Its position on your chart’s planet power summary indicates the relative strength of your power urge; and its harmony or discord measures the functional status of your significance aka how you feel about yourself.
When thoughts of pride, firmness, approbation, conscientiousness and self-esteem are on your mind you’re thinking Sun thoughts. And the strength of the Sun in your birth chart reveals if they’re a permanent part of your thinking, a regular state of mind or just an occasional occurrence.
Power, harmony or discord
Your chart’s planet power summary measures two sets of Sun data: Its relative strength which is fixed and its harmony or discord which is variable rather than absolute.
There’s a direct correlation between the strength of the Sun and the frequency at which you experience power-significance type mental activity.
If the Sun has the highest astrodyne score it’s your dominant planet and it’s the dominant influence in your life. If its percentage score is above 8.3% you should rate it prominent. It indicates that the Sun is having an above average – prominent – influence in your life. If its percentage score is below 8.3% you should rate it non-prominent. And if it has a very low percentage score you should rate it weak.
There’s a direct correlation between the strength of the Sun and the frequency at which you experience power-significance thoughts and feelings of pride, firmness, approbation, conscientiousness and self-esteem.
The harmony or discord of the Sun allows you to rate its functional status as harmonious or discordant.
If the Sun has a harmony score you should rate your power urge as harmonious and your significance thoughts and feelings as constructive and effective. They’re embedded with harmonious psychokinetic power that works to attract a sense of wellbeing, social respect and fortunate power-significance events.
Your rulership – power – behavior is inclined to be considerate, respectful, dignified and firm.
If the Sun has a (-) discord score you should rate your power urge as discordant and your significance thoughts and feelings as destructive and ineffective. They’re embedded with discordant psychokinetic power that works to attract criticism, disrespect, self-esteem problems and unfortunate power-significance events.
Your power behavior is inclined to be domineering, authoritarian, arrogant and disrespectful.
But the harmony or discord score won’t be absolute and there’s a good chance that amidst the harmony there’s discord and amidst the discord there’s harmony. Whatever, the net Sun harmony or discord score allows you to rate the functional status of your not-conscious power-significance thinking. There’s a correlation between the two.
Take home message
The Sun in your birth chart allows you to learn about your power urge and the role that authority, self-esteem, persistence and vitality are inclined to play in your life story.
There’s a direct correlation between the Sun and the strength and functionality of your power urge; and a causal relationship between your not-conscious significance thoughts and feelings and the respect and admiration you receive from your friends, family and wider community.
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