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The Sun (Surya)
First and foremost in the sky is the Sun. If you want to get a sense of how important the Sun is, just try to picture it in terms of the physical solar system. Take a basketball in one hand. That is the Sun. Now imagine that you take all the other planets in your other hand. You can easily close your hand around them, altogether they’d be about the size of a golf ball! That shows how big the Sun is. Even with Jupiter included, that immense giant of the solar system, your hand can easily close over all these planets. There is nothing more important than your Sun. It is your heart. It is your soul. It is also probably the single most difficult energy to get working properly. Yet it has the potential of total divine, unconditional love.
Your chart is 100% of your potential. Everything you can possibly be is there, the good and the bad. Astrology tells you everything you have got. It works particularly well with palmistry, because your hands show how you are currently using that potential.
To reach your chart’s highest potential, you have to apply the energy of each planet to learn the lessons of the sign in which it is placed, and apply this concretely in that area of life represented by the house in which they both are placed in your chart. Sun in Aries has different lessons than Sun in Taurus. But both need to work with their Sun energy so it is contributing positively. Then, for example, the Taurus can have all the beauty it so appreciates, but not be attached. The Scorpio can have its deep commitment, but to a higher cause.
These are the real lessons of Astrology. At one level, astrology can be employed as a very materialistic science. It shows you your relationship to your material conditions. But if you go beyond that, you enter into the spiritual lessons behind the science, and you can read extra meaning into everything that you have learned. We all have the freedom of choice to either get bogged down in the mundane affairs of the house, or evolve through the spiritual lesson of the signs.
Your Sun is the most vital part of you. It stands for your soul. It is your vitality. When your Sun energy is positively expressed in your chart, this shows you are able to connect with your own soul attributes. The positive Sun person has developed a certain degree of inner attunement. This is someone who knows how to reach out to help others. Sharing is very important to the positive Sun person. He or she is magnanimous, generous, and affectionate, as well as hard working and conscientious. Add to that a tremendous drive for creativity and a solid organizational ability, and it is no wonder that these people tend to accomplish a great deal in their lifetime.
When Sun is badly placed in the chart, this shows that when the person reincarnated, his or her resolutions about using Sun energy were not completely pure. As a result, the Sun’s natural tendency towards universal love and sharing changes into a craving for self-aggrandizement, regardless of the consequences. What is more, the natural daring and irrepressible optimism of positive Sun energy may become distorted into reckless bravado and egotism.