Jan 18

Natal Sun in Libra

When a person has his natal Sun in Libra, it means that he belongs to the zodiac sign of Libra. Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac, and has Venus as its ruling planet. The period of Libra starts on the Autumn Equinox, on the 23rd of September, signifying the beginning of Autumn and lasts until the 22nd of October. 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 goddess 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 Libra, the energies of Venus are blending with the ones of the Sun. Thus, there is a flow of balanced and feminine energy that smoothes the Sun’s attributes.

Venus and Libra are the natural rulers of the 7th house, so their effects on the Sun are common with having the natal Sun in the seventh house. Libra sign people tend to feel more comfortable when they create unions and partnerships, no matter if they are of a personal or business nature. The seventh house is the natural realm of marriage, and Libras will more easily create a bond with their significant other. In addition, cooperation with others in their profession can flourish into co-creation of companies. Libras are the most diplomatic sign, which helps them retain the necessary balances between people, and cooperate well. The beneficial rays of Venus make Libras easily accepted by others, as they seem friendly and mellow as characters. In addition, as Venus rules beauty, it tends to make Libras handsome and pretty – and appearance is always a factor connected with how we are treated. Their personal charisma and charm opens a lot of doors, and can Venus will frequently grant them with a warm smile.

The sign of Libra belongs to the element of air, and so Libra type people are strongly connected with the world of ideas. They can be romantic idealists, visionaries of a better world. Venus is strongly connected with art, and Libras can excel in professions connected to it. Even though they can be good artists themselves, they are even better in promoting and selling art. They are great in public relations, and can succeed as mediators or negotiators. Due to their ability of handling people, another fertile career area can be Human Recourses. Of course, with such diplomatic abilities, getting involved with the law as attorneys is another possible road of success. Naturally, careers in the whole spectrum of beauty can also bring good results. From beautician to graphic designer, from model to fashion designer, all those Venus-ruled professions are areas where Libras will feel at home. Female Libras may have a tendency to not work, and to enjoy life at home. Yet, do not expect from them to be the typical housewives that will dedicate themselves to cleaning and cooking; instead, they will prefer to enjoy the luxurious laziness of spending their time relaxing.

Libras indeed have a tendency for luxury. Not so much because of the economical value that things/situations may have, but more because of the aesthetic pleasure it will grant them. When a Libra will buy something luxurious and expensive, it will be because of the admiration its beauty will create in their eyes.

Libra Sun people tend to be more romantic than others. The reason behind this is the enhanced range of emotions that they possess. Happiness is felt deeper, and it is somehow more easy-flowing. The strong involvement of Venus in their chart acts as a permanent natural serotonin injection, yet always connected to the archetype of “love”. They can more easily love things, which in some cases can make them a little bit materialists. They will pay too much attention of objects that make them happy.

A dark side of Libra is that they can become quite vain. They may reach high levels of self-love, paying less attention to other people around them. This can frequently pass unnoticed, due to the harmonic relations they have with people, yet inside them Libras can be quite egocentric. Curiously enough, Libras may achieve less than they can, both due to procrastination and insecurities about their value. Their natural balanced nature will make it difficult to hurt other people, which can create them subconscious stress about retaining the necessary equilibrium. Many times, it is difficult for them to make decisions, especially when they appear in front of dilemmas. Another negative characteristic many Libras have is being unreliable, especially concerning daily schedule and plans.

Libra rules the lower back region, and from our organs the kidneys. Thus, under its rulership also falls our butt. In addition, Libra has a strong influence on the human skin. In case that someone has adverse natal aspects to his natal Sun in Libra, they can even experience chronic problems concerning the above body parts.

The Sun in our charts rules our own father. Thus, in case it is in Libra, it will give a Libra type of father. There is a high possibility that the father is occupied in one of the Venusian professions, mentioned above. He is usually a charming person, who may have been a very smooth influence on the chart owner. Especially if the native’s Sun is well aspected, he will perceive his father as a happy and shiny person, who radiates positivity. His father can frequently also be of the sign of Libra or a Taurus – the other sign ruled by Venus. Alternatively, his father may have a lot of planets in Libra, or his Venus strong by placement and aspects. An adversely aspected Sun may indicate that the father is quite ego-centric and vain, indulging in his own hedonistic way of life and not caring a lot about the native.

We should always keep in our mind that no Libra is 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 Libra, care to find out what at which degree of Libra 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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