An excellent globe of light rising on the eastern horizon and setting within the west with unerring regularity known as the sun has awe-inspired mankind since its inception. This sole sustainer of terrestrial life undergoes constant fusion reaction on its surface according to modern science by which two atoms of hydrogen fuse together to create one atom of helium and in the process an incredible amount of energy is released. The Uranian Astrology have enabled man to pursue his search for extra-solar planets about 90 of which have been discovered up to now but with no confirmation of extraterrestrial life being present there primarily due to the lack of an exclusive combination of factors like right distance of planets from the sun, right size of the planet, presence of an atmosphere and most importantly the actual existence of water. These studies further emphasize the distinctiveness of our sun-earth relationship which is apparently purely astronomical by nature nevertheless in effect astrological too.
A great deal of our ancients’ attention was focused on the Sun who well known its central position in our solar system as well as the simple fact that many such suns are scattered across various galaxies. These and lots of other astronomical and astrological facts of importance are documented in our ancient scriptures including Suryasiddhanta.
In ancient lore, there is a story about Maya demon, who, following a long tapa was blessed by the Sun God, an integral part of whom appeared before him and granted him a boon. Maya asked to make him known the mystery and secret workings of nature and the science of Jyotisha was explained to him through the Sun God himself. Jyotisha contained both predictive and mathematical portions.
In predictive astrology, sunlight represents royal position, the king, authority father, Atma(self), Tanu(body) and especially the portion of head. Astrologically, if Sun is ill-placed or afflicted in every manner it can impact the abovementioned significations adversely but as taken in conjunction with its lordship. We shall discuss in the course of this short article positive or negative effects of the Sun with regards to different lagans(Ascendants), such placements as well as the Rajayogas(combinations for attaining high positions) it is capable of formation.
Aries Lagna: Sun is definitely the ruler of 5th house with this Lagna ruling children, education and intellect. Sun is a benefic planet here. It can form Rajayogas with mars, Moon and Venus for this particular Lagna inside the ascending order of power. Positive Placements: Lagna, 2nd 3rd, 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th houses. Other parts of the placements is negative. Taurus Lagna : Sun rules the 4th house for this Lagna ruling mother, heart, domestic attachments and property related matters. Sun can form Rajayogas with Venus(blemished as a result of 6th lordship), mercury and Saturn within the ascending order of power.
Positive placements : Lagna, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th. Remaining placements are negative. Gemini Lagna : 3rd home is governed through the Sun with this Lagna representing younger siblings, prowess, shoulders and arms etc. Sun is really a functional malefic here. Positive placements : Lagna, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th and 12th. Rest of the placements are negative.
Cancer Lagna : Sun is ruler in the 2nd house ruling wealth speech, right eye, neck and face. Sun is a strong Maraka for Cancer Lagna. As 2nd lord, Sun is actually a neutral planet. It could form Dhanayogas( combinations for wealth) with Moon, Venus and Jupiter(blemished). Positive placements : Lagna, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th. Rest of the placements are negative.
Leo Lagna : Sun is lord of Lagna for that Leo natives. It is an unflinching benefic here. Sun can form Rajayogas with Mars, Jupiter(blemished), Saturn(blemished) and Venus(slightly blemished). Positive placements : Lagna, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th. Other parts of the placements are negative.
Virgo Lagna : Sun is lord of the 12th here ruling losses, expenditure etc. Although 12th lord is really a neutral planet here still as a result of becoming a Dusthana(negative house) lord usually it is taken as a malefic. Positive placements : 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 8th and 12th. Other parts of the placements are negative. Libra Lagna : Sun being lord from the 11th house for Libra Lagna rules gains, profits, friends etc. Sun is a functional malefic here. But as its significations are positive it is almost always taken to be a benefic. It can form Dhanayogas with Mars(lord of 2nd), Mercury(9th lord) and Venus(Lagna lord).
Positive placements : 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th. Remaining placements are negative. Scorpio Lagna : Being lord in the 10th Sun rules government, father etc. for Scorpio Lagna. Here sunlight offers a unique role to play. Being both karaka as well as the lord from the abovementioned significations it can show accentuated results of its position vuztgx these regions of life. It can form Rajayogas with Mars(blemished), Jupiter and Moon within the ascending order of power.
Aquarius Lagna : Direct Sunlight rules 7th house for โหราศาสตร์. It represents marriage, travel, partnerships. Sun is a benefic here. It could form Rajayogas with Saturn, Mercury(blemished) and Venus within the ascending order of power. It has also been assigned Maraka powers and its relationship with 2nd house could be especially harmful with regards to health. Positive placements : Lagna, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th and 11th. Remaining placements are negative. These positions from the Sun should not be taken as decisively positive or negative on the basis from the results given above without considering other planets’ influence and particularly Bhava degrees, the levels of the planets and the power of sunlight in the horoscope of a particular individual.