Sun is the king of the 9 planets in astrology, it is also called the ‘Father of Stars’. Sun is about 93 million miles away from the Earth. It is the largest among the 9 planets in astrology. The diameter is about 110 times that of Earth and Sun is nearly 27,19,000 miles in circumference. Sun never goes retrograde. Sun is the soul of Kalpurusha, Moon is his mind, Mercury his speech, Mars his strength, Jupiter his knowledge and happiness, Venus his desire or lust, Saturn his misery. Sun absorbs the power and influence of any planet within an orb of 8 ½ degrees of his conjunction.
Sun represents the administrative head of Government. The Sun offers us the power of resistance and vitality. He controls the breath of life and makes one determined and decisive. You must have seen people in your life with amazing self-confidence, full of energy, always high spirit, highly ambitious; this is primarily because of their strong Sun. Sun or Surya in Sanskrit is a male planet and king among 9 planets in astrology. It is the sole cause of the existence of this world. It gives us light and life. We get up early in the morning and practice ‘Surya Namaskar’ to get the blessings of energy and vitality from Lord Sun.
If the Sun is unfavorable in Kundli, the native may be too forceful, lordly, domineering, positively arrogant, and extravagant. It may also cause heart disorders as well as loss of position or esteem due to impulsiveness.
It is a luminary star because of its immense emission of light, approximately 93 million miles away from earth with massive heat around which illuminates the other planets and stars too. In Hindu culture, Sun is represented as a Lord riding on a seven-horse chariot.
Sun is the soul of your astrological chart too. It is the most prominent significator of a father who creates a new life in you. Sun is the secondary significator for husband or male partner in a women chart.
Sun rules Leo and the 5th house. It spends around 30 days on each sign. In a planetary relationship, Sun is friends with Moon, Jupiter, Mars, and the enemy with Saturn, Venus, Rahu, and Ketu. Vimshottari Dasha of Sun is 6 years and its constellations (nakshatras) are Krittika, Uttara Phalguni, and Uttarashadha. Sun is exalted in Aries and debilitated in Libra. Its gemstone is Ruby.
A strong Sun in the chart indicates good health, good appearance, good or higher education, good employment opportunities, high position in the job, leadership and ruling ability, good social status, and materialistic comforts. It may give you a career in politics, government jobs, police, which can make you a good speaker, administrator, contractor, physician, or pharmacist.
Sun is your courage, initiative, ego, intelligence, willpower, spirituality, and road to fortune. Since it is a hot planet, it makes you temperamental. Sun is Giver, so it also makes you kind-hearted, good nature, responsible, royal, and optimistic.
In the body, Sun represents health, the head, body, bone structure, blood, brain, bile, digestion, voice-organ, heart, right eye for males, and left eye for females. Strong Sun makes you physically fit and active.
Weak Sun gives weak eyesight, headache, digestive disorder, heart trouble, dental problems, bone fracture, fever, high blood pressure, baldness, bone cancer, weak immune system, etc.
Sun rules ancestors, and it creates ‘Pitra Dosha’ in kundali if Sun is aspected/conjuncted by more than one inauspicious planet.