SUN, GIVER OF LIFE
Sun, being the center
of the solar system,
is recognized by all as the physical life-giver even when
they do not believe in anything superphysical; it is patent
to everyone from personal observation that the horizontal
ray of the morning sun affects us differently from the perpendicular
noon ray, and that in summer the rays carry a life-force which
not only brings forth the verdure upon the fields, but also
affects the human temperament, and endows us with vital energy,
courage and a hopeful spirit foreign to the dark and gloomy
This gloom is permanently noticeable in the temperament of
people living in the far north, where the absence of sunlight
makes life a struggle that saps the spirit of frolic, while
in countries where abundance of sunlight lessens the cares
of existence, the temperament is correspondingly vivacious
and hopeful and sunny.
the horoscope, the angel of each planetary ray at birth determines
the department of life it will affect. If the child is born
at the noon hour when the sun is at the Zenith, the daystar
will appear in the 10th house of the horoscope and bring preferment
professionally. If the child were born at midnight when the
sun is directly under the place of birth its influence would
be through the Fourth House, and it would brighten the old
age of the child then born.
are three unfortunate angels for the sun; Children born shortly
after sunset have it in the Sixth House, which indicates sickness,
and as the Sun is life-giver this position lessens the vitality
and recuperative powers.
in the middle part of the afternoon places the Sun in the
Eighth House. This is the house through which the death-dealing
forces act, and logically, the Lord of Life is out of place
in the House of Death. The Second House shows what income
we obtain by our own efforts, and as the Eighth House is opposite
the Second it reveals the sources of revenue for which we
do not personally exert ourselves, that is to say, legacies,
pensions or grants of a public nature. We have known people
with the Sun in the Eighth House to acquire vast sums, millions
in one case, by speculation in municipal necessities. Such
persons are often threatened by death and sometimes have many
hairbreadth escapes, but even with the best of aspects to
the Sun, a ripe age is seldom attained.
When a child is born shortly after sunrise the Sun is in the
Twelfth House, which is the avenue whence we reap our sorrows,
and it has been our experience that the early life of such
a person is encompassed by trouble of one kind or another.
the ascendant of a person is in doubt and the place in the
Zodiac which seems to fit nearest brings the Sun into the
Twelfth House, the writer has often found that the exact ascendant
may be ascertained by asking the person if his childhood's
life was clouded by poverty of the parents and consequent
limitation for a number of years just after birth. This in
all the cases where it has been found that all other events
fitted in the horoscope proved a successful method of determining
the true ascendant, so that the number of degrees from the
ascendant to the Sun, the latter located in the Twelfth House,
would indicate the years of poverty, for the Twelfth House
makes for limitation in that respect, especially when the
Sun is there at birth.
the Sun by progression has passed through the Twelfth House
and comes into the ascendant, things begin to brighten for
the person involved, and when in time it passes through the
Second House he will have a period of financial success; but
as stated the Sun in the Twelfth House, just above the ascendant,
usually makes a very poor home for the child during the early
years of life. If Pisces is there the cause will generally
be found in slothfulness and a desire for drink on the part
of the parents, which make them thus neglect their offspring.
qualities imparted by a well placed Sun are dignity, strength
of will and courage, both physical and moral, a lofty pride
and a keen sense of honor and responsibility which make a
person eminently reliable, a sterling honesty and a hatred
of anything small, underhanded or tricky. It makes him steadfast
in love, staunch in friendship and generous even to enemies.
A dignified, exalted or well placed Sun brings friendship
from people in a position to bestow substantial favors and
aids the person materially in his endeavors to advance in
the Sun is afflicted and weak by sign and position the opposite
qualities are manifested; bombastic self-assurance, and bluster,
love of adulation and a desire to rule or ruin, but no courage
to face opposition; indulgence of the lower nature and a waste
of the vital force with a consequent loss of health and strength.
When the Sun is weak the person is not to be depended on;
he regards his promises as pie-crusts, made to be broken,
and because of these traits such people always remain in obscurity.
the world at large the Sun signifies employers and those in
immediate authority over the person, such as judges and other
government officers, and when the exigencies of life bring
a person in contact with them he will receive at their hands
whatever treatment is merited by his Sun.
Sun being masculine is significator of the marriage partner
in a woman's horoscope (and the feminine Moon
serves a similar purpose in a man's figure), hence a well
placed Sun is one of the indications that a man will make
a good husband, and an unaspected, weak of afflicted Sun gives
him a tendency to neglect his hearth and home.
As a general significator of health the Sun rules principally
in masculine figures (and the Moon in feminine horoscopes),
but both lights are important. It may be said however, that
the health of a man is not so much endangered by afflictions
of the Moon as by a weak Sun, and vice versa, a woman suffers
more if her Moon is afflicted than if her Sun is evilly aspected.
THE SUN IN THE TWELVE HOUSES
SUN IN THE TWELVE SIGNS