by Stefan Stenudd


The Sun in the Complete Horoscope

The Description of Your Natural State in Classical Astrology

The sun in the horoscope.
The fundamental force of life and spirit,
behaving according to its position,
dominating in each moment of stillness.

The SunThe sun is the most important heavenly body for our existence on Earth, and by far the biggest in our solar system. Also in astrology its importance vastly surpasses that of the other heavenly bodies.


Your Health in Your Horoscope. Book by Stefan Stenudd.

Your Health in Your Horoscope

This book by Stefan Stenudd explains what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology. The book contains a quick introduction to astrology, as well, and instructions on how to read a birth chart in general. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon (paid link).

       When we talk about our Zodiac sign or star sign, we actually refer to the position of the sun at the moment of birth. Those who are Aries have the sun in Aries in their horoscope, and so on.

       From our geocentric perspective, the sun moves around the whole Zodiac in a year, spending one month in each sign. The dates for each sign differ slightly from year to year, depending on our system of leap years. Below are the normal dates for the sun in each sign, but each change from one sign to the next can differ a day. In rare cases, depending on your exact time of birth, it can differ two days. So, if you are born around the date of change from one sign to another, make sure to check your exact horoscope. See the instructions here: Your Own Horoscope

The sun sign dates:

Aries   March 21 — April 19

Taurus   April 20 — May 20

Gemini   May 21 — June 20

Cancer   June 21 — July 22

Leo   July 23 — August 22

Virgo   August 23 — September 22

Libra   September 23 — October 22

Scorpio   October 23 — November 21

Sagittarius   November 22 — December 21

Capricorn   December 22 — January 19

Aquarius   January 20 — February 19

Pisces   February 20 — March 20

The sun and its glyph.
The sun and its astrological glyph.

The Sun in the Zodiac

Here are short descriptions of how each Zodiac sign influences the sun, your natural state, when that's where it is in your natal chart. For more elaborate descriptions of your sun sign traits, check the links at the bottom of the page.

Aries brings unrest and vitality.

Taurus brings patience and calm.

Gemini brings joy and a light-hearted manner.

Cancer brings caring and commitment.

Leo brings pride and integrity.

Virgo brings diligence and scrutiny.

Libra brings a logical mind sticking to principles.

Scorpio brings secrecy and inner passion.

Sagittarius brings integrity and independence.

Capricorn brings an ambition to accomplish great things.

Aquarius brings thoughtfulness and sincerity in all.

Pisces brings a compassionate nature and unrest.


The sun rules over Leo, which means that it tends to be the most obvious and enforced in that sign. It exalts in Aries, another sign of the element fire. There is no sign where the sun is particularly weakened or alienated.

The Sun, by Beham.
The Sun and its traits. Woodcut by Hans Sebald Beham, from the 1530s.

Your basic state of mind

The sun rules over your basic personality, the way you are before you engage in something that awakes another planetary force. The horoscope is a dynamic thing. The planets are forces, energies, with their particular traits and modes of expression. But the sun is neutral in itself, so it becomes its position in each horoscope — for example the Zodiac sign it's in, but it is also influenced by any aspects to other planets.

       Normally, it is when we relax and involve in nothing particular that we express our sun position the most.

Zodiac Sign Traits of Your Father

The sun in the horoscope also shows a lot about your relation to your father, or the father figure in your family. The moon shows your relation to your mother, and any aspects between the two in your horoscope shows their relation to one another, at least as it comes across to you.

       Men tend to identify with their father, at least as adults. Women often do the same with their mothers. It is also quite common that men find wives that are somewhat similar to their mothers, as shown by the moon in their horoscopes. Again, women tend to do the same with their husbands: they are attracted to men with some links to the sun of their horoscope.

       It's not certain, though, and it depends quite a lot on the horoscope as a whole. Other factors can alter it.

Helios, the Greek sun god. Athenian red-figure krater, 5th century BC.

Helios, the Greek sun god. Athenian red-figure krater, 5th century BC.

Planet age

Each of the heavenly bodies represents a period in your life of about seven years. In the case of the moon it is early adulthood, from about 21 to 28 years of age.

       The position of the sun in your horoscope reveals what that period of your life is like, generally speaking. The twenties is the period in life where we start to bloom as adult individuals, showing who we really are. That's to a large extent the character that the sun in our horoscope shows.

Zodiac symbols (glyphs).

Zodiac sign symbols (glyphs). From left to right: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.

Your Zodiac Star Sign

The Zodiac sign of the sun at your birth is called your star sign or sun sign. To learn more about what that means, please visit the webpage dedicated to your Zodiac sign:













The Planets

Here are the planets and other celestial points used in astrology, with links to the webpage of each:

Planets and Celestial Points












Medium Coeli

Zodiac Sign Calculator

Zodiac sign calculator. If you're unsure of your Zodiac sign, or if you want to know on what degree (between 0 and 30) of the sign the sun was at your birth, please visit the Zodiac sign calculator. It's very easy to use, and then you'll know for sure. (I designed this calculator, but it's moved to another website.)


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Tarot Unfolded. Book by Stefan Stenudd.

Tarot Unfolded

This book presents an imaginative method of reading the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, since it consists of symbolic images.

Archetypes of Mythology. Book by Stefan Stenudd.

Archetypes of Mythology

Jungian theories on myth and religion examined, from Carl G. Jung to Jordan B. Peterson.

Cosmos of the Ancients. Book by Stefan Stenudd.

Cosmos of the Ancients

All the philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods.

Life Energy Encyclopedia. Book by Stefan Stenudd.

Life Energy Encyclopedia

Qi (chi), prana, pneuma, spiritus, and all the other life force concepts around the world explained and compared.



How to Make Your Own Horoscope

Your Health Horoscope

Sex in Your Horoscope

Zodiac Archetypes

Financial Astrology

Daily Horoscope Guide — What to Expect

Tetrabiblos — the Ancient Astrology Bible


Zodiac — the "how" of the horoscope

Planets — the "what" of the horoscope

Houses — the "where" of the horoscope

Aspects — the "why" of the horoscope


2024 presidential election horoscopes for Donald Trump and Joe Biden

Joe Biden's 2020 presidential election horoscope

Pete Buttigieg's 2020 presidential election horoscope

Donald Trump — impeachment horoscope

Donald Trump — will he resign?

Hillary Clinton

Mike Pence

Barack Obama

Anders Behring Breivik

Michael Jackson

Sarah Palin

Brad Pitt

The USA Horoscope — Finding and Reading It


The USA Pluto return 2022 horoscope

Capitol attack horoscope

Covid-19 coronavirus horoscope

Future of the Internet

The Age of Aquarius

USA 2016 Election

Mundane Pluto — Its Effect on Society

Mundane Neptune — Its Effect on the Arts


About the Complete Horoscope Website

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The Envelope Chart — Horoscope of the Past

Astrology Links

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The twelve Zodiac signs and what they mean in astrology.

Aries Zodiac Sign


Taurus Zodiac Sign


Gemini Zodiac Sign


Cancer Zodiac Sign


Leo Zodiac Sign


Virgo Zodiac Sign


Libra Zodiac Sign


Scorpio Zodiac Sign


Sagittarius Zodiac Sign


Capricorn Zodiac Sign


Aquarius Zodiac Sign


Pisces Zodiac Sign



Tarot Card Meanings

Tarot Card Meanings. Website by Stefan Stenudd. Try the old Tarot deck of cards with a free online divination. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.

I Ching Online

I Ching Online. Website by Stefan Stenudd. Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.

Stefan Stenudd

Stefan Stenudd, Swedish author of fiction and non-fiction.

About me

I'm a Swedish astrologer, author and historian of ideas, researching ancient thought and mythology. My personal website:

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