Feb 7

Natal Sun in Aquarius

When a person has his natal Sun in Aquarius, it means that he belongs to the zodiac sign of Aquarius. Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac, and has planet Uranus as its ruling celestial body. Before Uranus was discovered, Saturn was being considered as its ruler, and still remains as a co-ruler. The period of Aquarius starts on the 20th of January and lasts until the 18th of February. Slight differences in the exact hours can occur, because we should not forget that every fourth year has one day more than the others.

The Sun is the brightest object in the sky, the life-giving star of our Solar System, and also the most important celestial body in astrology. Also called Sol, the Sun is impersonated by the ancient Greek god Helios. Life on earth is literally empowered by the Sun’s energy, with it having effect on all the biorhythms of live organisms. Astrologically, its influences are so important that most people only know the sign where their Sun is placed in, referring to it just as “their sign”.

The Sun is ruling our vitality and self-perception, making any house it is placed in the epicenter of our life. It has a strong masculine energy, and in the natal chart depicts our father. In addition, it can also show relations with the male gender or generally people who become a father figure for us. In addition, the Sun is strongly connected with activity and self-confidence, and rules our personality and ego. When it is located in Aquarius, Uranian energies are blending with the ones of the Sun. Thus, there is a flow of rebellious and innovative energy that makes the Sun’s attributes quite pioneering. Aquarius people are considered to be the weirdos of the zodiac, and definitely some steps ahead of the rest signs. They like to stand out of the mass and differ, and will frequently go to extremes. Their pioneering approach towards reality makes other people consider them strange, but after a while their behaviors will even become a trend that others tend to follow. They are one of the most independent signs, as they do not like any type of control casted on them.

Uranus and Aquarius are the natural rulers of the 11th house, so their effects on a person are common to having the natal Sun in the eleventh house. Aquarius sign people enjoy socializing with friends and belonging to groups and organizations. They have an inner need to merge with other people on a basis of promoting a common cause, so you will frequently find them volunteering in non-profit organizations.  The 11th house also rules dreams and wishes, and thus Aquarians are the sign that will dream big – and frequently make their craziest dreams reality. As a sign, they are not afraid of risking, which somehow raises their possibilities to achieve what is considered not possible.

Aquarius is the most revolutionary sign, and natives who have their Sun here will usually be non-conformists. They are visionaries of a better world with new social systems, where equality and humanism blend with innovative technology. Aquarians may easily become political or social activists, as their rebellious character likes to fight for their ideas. Due to the fact that technology is ruled by Uranus and Aquarius, individuals of this sign will be the first to buy new electronic devices, while also try out new ways of communication.  Curiously enough, Aquarius Sun people will frequently jump towards another cause or idea, without having completed promoting the previous one. It is rather frequent for them to show chaotic patterns of behavior, and they generally tend to make sudden changes in their lives. Their sign is probably the least predictable, and they are many times guided by their intuition. Their erratic behavior is usually led by deeper unconscious levels of their mind; some of the biggest and critical changes in their lives just come out of the blue.

As we already mentioned, Aquarians like to differ from the rest. They will embrace change rather easily, and will even provoke with their liberal traits when surrounded by conservative people. Aquarians will more easily try a crazy color and style on their hair, wear weird clothes and generally look like a fly in a cup of milk. Sometimes, they even enjoy making others feel uncomfortable, by breaking stereotypes that the community enforces to its members. Even when they adopt a certain style though, it will easily evolve or change to something new; Aquarius need a constant change and are rejuvenated when they break their own habits and patterns.

The same applies to the approach that Aquarius Sun people have concerning relationships. The individuals of this sign will more easily experiment with new types of relations. Their unconventional character may lead them to try open relationships, polyamory or generally bonds that are not defined by certain rules. For them, it is important that relationships equal to liberation through emotions, and not to restrictions through everyday routines. Also, Aquarian people are somewhat more prominent towards different types of sexualities than the common stereotype of male vs female. Their mind tends to be more gender-fluid, or even genderless – which in turn can have a similar effect to their sexuality. In any case, Aquarius sign is generally rather open to experimentations concerning all love matters. On the other hand, the permanent need of Aquarians for freedom and unconventionality may make their relationships very unstable, bringing sudden break-ups and upheavals.

Individuals that have Aquarius as their sign can become great social workers, as it is their natural field to help those in need. They have great abilities of teamwork, and can react well in crisis situations, as even unpredictable events do not disrupt the flow of their thought. Another career area where they can excel is technology and science, where their genius insights can even make them good inventors or innovators. The absurd traits they carry may be very good for a career in arts, especially those types which give them a lot of freedom to create what they want and not follow orders of other people and trends. As we already mentioned, activities as political activism can even become something like a job for them, especially if they are combined with fund raising for special causes. In addition, Aquarians can be easily occupied in anything that is connected with New Age Spirituality, including all types of dubious jobs that come along it.

In medical astrology, Aquarius and Uranus are strongly connected to the circulatory system, the neural activity, the aura, while also the ankles. These are also the body parts that can more easily suffer during difficult transits to the native’s natal Sun. In case that someone has adverse natal aspects to it, they can even experience chronic problems.

The Sun in our charts rules our own father. Thus, in case it is in Aquarius, it will give a Aquarian type of father. There is a high possibility that the father is occupied in one of the Aquarian-type professions, mentioned above. He is usually a freedom-loving person, who may have been a very liberal archetype. Especially if the native’s Sun is well aspected, he will perceive his father as a modern parent who demolished the usual borders of the parent/child relationship. His father can frequently also be of the sign of Aquarius. Alternatively, his father may have a lot of planets in Aquarius, or his Uranus strong by placement and aspects. An adversely aspected Sun may indicate that the father has a very weird character, or possibly living a chaotic life. Another pattern that appears frequently with bad aspects, is the father having problems with his nervous system or his mental health.

We should always keep in our mind that no Aquarius the same as another. The biggest mistake is to think that only by knowing our Sun sign, we can use astrology. In case you are a Scorpio, care to find out what at which degree of Aquarius your Sun resides. By making your natal chart, you can also find out in which house it resides.

Read the respective article about the Sun in each of the 12 houses:  1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Also, examine the aspects that the Sun forms with other planets of your natal chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that the Sun has in your horoscope. After all, the Sun is the core of your existence, and definitely signifies an important part of our lifepath.

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