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Sun in the 1st House in Vedic Astrology


  • Personality

The first house represents the self, the personality that others see at first glance. It is the physical body and people’s first impression. Consequently, the person with Sun in the first house has a substantial effect on others. He emits a visibly radiant and warm personality. As planets revolve around the Sun, people are naturally drawn towards him and desire to be around him. The individual also expects no less than to be powerfully attractive and the center of attention, and this he gets effortlessly with his potent and mighty presence.

  • Leadership

The Sun in the first house person is also a naturally-born leader. People sense his regal self-confidence, and automatically look up to him for decision-making. They regard him as reliable and good at making executive decisions.

  • Passion

Once he makes up his mind to do something, there are no obstacles to get in his way. His sunny, hot and fiery nature makes him intrinsically passionate, high-spirited, assertive, and frenzied. There is nothing to stop him. He is, after all, power and brilliance. Darkness and hopelessness do not exist for him.

  • Shadow-Side

Ironically, there is a shadow-side to everything, and as radiating as the Sun is in the first house, too much Sun in the hot desert can cause dryness, thirst, and sunburn. Since this individual is majestic and mighty, he expects to succeed in all endeavors. But when he does not get his way, watch out! That beautiful brilliance turns into temperamental and flammable combustion! That is when we see his volatile, impulsive, irritated and furious nature.

  • Generosity

But do not let his explosive nature fool you. Beneath all this assertive and authoritarian ego lies the most magnanimous, bountiful and generous nature. After all, the Sun shines on all without any judgment or discrimination. A person with Sun in the first house is all-giving, noble and large-hearted.

  • The Sun in Different Planets’ Signs

These qualities will be most evident when Sun is in the first house in Aries or Leo. In Libra, Sun is at his weakest. Therefore, Sun will be less assertive and tend to defer more to others as he will prefer harmony and balance. Since this is not the nature of the Sun, he will feel uncomfortable at times, trying to decide if he should defer or exert himself. In the signs of Mercury, Sun tends to show his high brilliance and intelligence. In the signs of Venus, Sun will tend to be charming, artistic, and creative. In the signs of Mars, the hot and fiery nature will show itself predominantly. In the signs of Saturn, the Sun will tend to be more withdrawn and constricted, not feeling at ease in such a restricted environment. Finally, in Jupiter’s signs, the Sun will express his bounty, expansion, and compassion to a much higher degree.


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Monica is a Vedic Astrologer since 2009. She has a B.A. in Psychology. Her deep passion for the spiritual and occult side of life has led her on a path to go deeper into the mysteries of life, and to seek the underlying causes of phenomena and events. This is what led her down the path of Vedic Astrology (Jyotish). She began by studying Western Astrology first, but it still was not enough. After about three months of studying Western Astrology she came across a book by James Braha on Western Astrology, but the back cover said he actually practiced Hindu Astrology. She became curious about this different astrology she had never heard about and immediately called him and ordered his books. He sent her her chart to study alongside her new Hindu (Vedic) Astrology books. The fateful day upon receiving the book titled, "Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer"she became so absorbed on Vedic Astrology, that she never looked back. It explained circumstances in her life which could not be explained by Western Astrology alone. She practices the Parashara System, and stays with the traditional seven ancient planets. She has studied personally with Punditji Mahesh Shastriji of mypanchang.com, Dennis Flaherty's correspondence course, tutoring with Penny Farrow, courses by James Kelleher, and finally through hours of individual study from a set of about 40 sundry books on Vedic Astrology purchased from Dennis Flaherty a week after having received James Braha's books (back in 2009). She will always consider herself a life-long student of Jyotish, considering how vast and deep this knowledge is. She continues to learn through the courses given by James Kelleher, a wonderful Jyotish Guruji!

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