The position of the Sun by house (that is, the house that the Sun occupies in the birth chart) reveals an area of life where we need to feel special. It is where we feel the need to distinguish ourselves from others.

The Sun is an active, rather than reactive, force. As such, we can effect changes in the affairs ruled by the house of our Sun. In fact, in order to find happiness and direction in our lives, we must recognize that we identify with the areas of life ruled by this house. We need to shine in some way in these life matters! We cannot ignore these house matters—we need to take purposeful action here.

So, if the Sun is in the 6th house, we must recognize that being of service to others, such as through daily work, is vitally important to our identity. Taking action to find our niche in terms of the work or service we do will contribute much to our sense of self-worth and esteem.

Now, we must also be careful to avoid over-identifying with the affairs of the house our Sun occupies. Our ego may be over-developed in these areas, and our pride easily bruised. In our example of Sun in the 6th house, negative expression of this position may be a tendency to over-identify with our work; to feel useless when we are not working; to define ourselves in terms of the service we provide to others; to over-react to criticism of the job we do; or to become engrossed in service at the cost of finding our true calling in life.

Sun in 1st House

gives you the traits of Leo, wanting attention and to be in the center of things at all times.

Sun in 2nd House

will focus conscious awareness on money and possessions. These tend to become very important to someone with this placement. If the Sun forms stressful aspects (see the lesson on aspects) these may be used to compensate for a lack of self worth

Sun in 3rd House

Well, the Sun shows where you want attention and admiration, and in the third house, that means through your communications. This placement makes a person a little bit hyper (like a Gemini) always seeming to be in motion and increasing the need for sensory stimuli. If there are siblings, at least one will tend to be an attention-getting show-off.

Sun in 4th House

gives a need to rule the roost. The tendency is to have a home that is as showy as one can afford. Luck and prosperity should steadily improve during the middle and declining years, although this one makes for a slow start in life. Unless something else interferes, Daddy was definitely NOT the shy type.

Sun in 5th House

Since the Sun "rules" Leo, the 5th sign, we would expect it to be strong here. It is. This position increases the creative urge. It can also indicate that the person who has it will put love first. The Duke of Windsor did. The great strength and greatest weakness of this placement is that everything may be taken as a game. The lovers, and the first child (if there are any children at all), will tend to be fiery, dramatic, and stubborn.

Sun in 6th House

means that you heart has to be in your work in order to get anything done, and you must be given appreciation for what you do. Couldn't that apply to anyone? Not nearly as much as it does to you. You have to "shine" where you work. So do the people who work for you. They tend to be dramatic and showy.

Sun in 7th House

can give a "sunny" partner, perhaps someone with traits of the sign of Leo. The partner could also be arrogant. In any event, there is more focus on partners and partnerships with this placement. You yourself could become more outgoing after marriage. can give a "sunny" partner, perhaps someone with traits of the sign of Leo. The partner could also be arrogant. In any event, there is more focus on partners and partnerships with this placement. You yourself could become more outgoing after marriage.

Sun in 8th House

usually means a dramatic, fiery approach to sex. If you are going out with someone who has this, start with a back rub. The Sun's house position is where we can fulfill ourselves. Well it doesn't have to be exclusively through sex. You could also do it through taking up a healing profession (the eighth house covers rehabilitation) or management of other people's resources (professions such as investment banking and the like).

Sun in 9th House

Higher education and long journeys are where your heart is. There will tend to be a greater than normal interest in travel to far off places, and/or matters connected with "higher mind" (religion, philosophy, dealing with general principles rather than specific facts).

Sun in 10th House

Wherever the Sun is we crave attention. When it is in the tenth house, we need to "shine" in public. Whatever the career, people have to be looking at us. Of course, the Sun would prefer to be the boss, no matter what the job is, which is why the Sun doesn't point in any one career direction. As long as those with this placement get favorable attention and some authority, they will be happy.

Sun in 11th House

if not afflicted, would mean, among other things, that you should get along well with Leo Sun sign folks, or at least with those who have strong Leo emphasis in their charts. Friends would tend to be showy and attention seekers.Your hopes and wishes would tend to be a little grand as well. If you have this placement, you should work well with groups, unless, of course, other factors interfere (such as Saturn sitting here with the Sun). if not afflicted, would mean, among other things, that you should get along well with Leo Sun sign folks, or at least with those who have strong Leo emphasis in their charts. Friends would tend to be showy and attention seekers.Your hopes and wishes would tend to be a little grand as well. If you have this placement, you should work well with groups, unless, of course, other factors interfere (such as Saturn sitting here with the Sun). if not afflicted, would mean, among other things, that you should get along well with Leo Sun sign folks, or at least with those who have strong Leo emphasis in their charts. Friends would tend to be showy and attention seekers.Your hopes and wishes would tend to be a little grand as well. If you have this placement, you should work well with groups, unless, of course, other factors interfere (such as Saturn sitting here with the Sun).

Sun in 12th House

Back in 1978, I spent five days in the hospital. Being a good Capricorn Sun sign, I didn't want to waste any time, so I did the charts of everyone on the staff. Without exception, all the people on the "graveyard shift" (11 at night to 7 in the morning) had the Sun in the twelfth house. This placement makes you a night person. Early morning for you is a good time to go to sleep. And, as you can see from the above example, it can incline to work in places of restriction, such as hospitals. There may also be tendencies towards artistic occupations, but the rest of the horoscope, especially the tenth house, has to be examined before firm conclusions are reached.