Meaning of Sun Signs

Meaning of Sun Signs

Meaning of Sun Signs

What are sun signs? Succinctly, a sun sign refers to your time-space location at the moment of your birth. If we could freeze everything at the time of your birth we would have a still life of the galaxy. The position of the earth in relation to the sun would indicate your sun sign.

The earth moves through all 12 zodiac signs. Check out the illustration at the top of this page. At the moment of your birth, the position of the earth in relation to the sun indicates Taurus (in this example) would be your sun sign. This is because your first physical foot print (your birth) is aligned with the path of the sun (the light gray arrow illustrates this solar path). Now that we have an idea how we inherit our sun signs at the time of birth, let's take a look at what exactly a sun sign implies.

Symbolically, the sun represents life, vitality, force, action and in-your-face energy. It is the center of our entire solar system, so many astrologers would say our sun sign is the center of our personality.

I'd have to argue placing one sign in a higher position of importance over another (they all contribute to the whole that is us). But, the sun is an undeniably major factor in the stage of our lives. But, it's undeniable..because of the monumental effects of the sun, our sun sign personality and tendencies will tend to be equally mammoth.

Indeed, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus claimed the sun was the source of all things, and its essence, fire, was the foundation backing all life. He further reasoned the human soul was made of a specialized fire, called logos. And just as the sun illumines our days, the logos illumines the mind of (wo)man making our thoughts clear and bright (thus revealing our deepest motives too). This adds weight to the quality of our sun signs. By exploring our sun sign, we can illumine our mental states, thus enhancing our behaviors and actions.

When contemplating your sun sign, bear in mind this is the active part of your personality. Just like the sun shows itself with blaring intensity, the personality traits we show people most are those shown through our sun signs.

Where moon signs convey our shadow selves; personality traits shown through our sun signs are bold and clear.

By learning more about the meaning of sun signs we know more about our proclivities, and we shine an astrological light on our behaviors as well as the behaviors of others.

Check out the links at the end of this page for more intriguing astrological/symbolic information.

An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings

Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.

This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."

Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)

As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!


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