In this article we provide a detailed overview of the Sun in Leo as well as its impact in each of the 12 houses of the zodiac. Do you have the Sun in Leo in your horoscope? If so then this article is for you.
Sun: The Planet of Selfhood, Rulers, and Health
As the powerhouse that makes life possible on our small planet, the sun has been worshiped in many ancient human cultures for its radiant and rejuvenating qualities. In astrology, the sun is considered the king of the planets. According to Vedic theology, the sun is an expansion of God.
As the leader of the planets, the sun’s weekday is Sunday, the first day of the week. The movement of the sun is also the basis for the Gregorian calendar, which is used by most of the modern world.
Speed of Travel
The sun travels through the twelve signs of the zodiac exactly once per year, and moves through each sign at the rate of approximately one sign per month.
Areas of Influence
In an astrological chart, the Sun governs the following:
- The soul, consciousness, or the self
- Kings, rulers, and governments
- The father, a guide, or a mentor
- Will-power, courage, and discernment
- Health, eyesight, and general well-being
- Blessings, happiness, and patience
- Victories, strength, and enthusiasm
- Fame, social status, and charisma
- Self-sacrifice, self-realization, and religiosity
LEARN MORE: The Puranas provide an advanced understanding of our universe, including descriptions of life on other planets. Check out our guide to Vedic Cosmology.
Leo: The Sign of the Lion
Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac. In Vedic astrology, Leo is known by the Sanskrit name simha, or “the lion.” The sign of Leo possesses a noble, powerful, and intimidating nature. Leo is a sign of authority. In an astrological chart, it indicates areas where you are ambitious and righteous in your efforts.
Ruled by the Sun. The Sun is known as the planet of the self, status, and will-power. He brings an influential and imposing energy to the house he inhabits.
A fire sign. Leo is temperamental, passionate, and energetic.
A fixed sign. Leo is steady, predictable, and slow to change.
A masculine sign. Leo is aggressive, bold, and charismatic.
Areas of Influence
Leo influences its planetary lord in the following areas:
- Power and ambition
- Authority and governance
- Dignity and nobility
- Status and self-worth
Traits of the Sun in Leo
The influence of the Sun in a birth chart will change depending on which house it is located in, its relative position in relation to other planets, as well as other factors. However, the following general traits are likely to be found in a native whose Sun is in Leo:
You possess great courage. Here the Sun has come to his own sign of Leo. This is a very powerful combination. You are a natural leader — you are fearless, bold, and charismatic. Others admire you and trust you. They feel safe and confident with you. You like to take care of the people around you.
You are self-confident. You know what you want in life and you exert great effort to achieve your goals. You don’t let others get in your way. You can easily overcome whatever challenges you come across in life.
You love the outdoors. You have an independent spirit and you enjoy time away from people. You also like to be physically active. Hiking in the woods and mountains is rejuvenating for you. Too much time in urban areas may cause you to become lethargic or depressed.
You have lots of stamina. You are capable of working very hard for prolonged periods of time. This makes you a good leader, since you are able to inspire others even when they are feeling weak or exhausted. However, you will also need to take periodic breaks to replenish your energy levels.
You are a voracious eater. You like to eat, and you may gain weight if you aren’t careful. It is best if you can follow a vegetarian diet. This will help you avoid heart problems later on in life, and it will also keep you physically fit and strong.
Sun in Leo in the 12 Houses
Every natal chart is unique. It is not possible to give a fully accurate reading without considering the various elements of the chart, including planetary combinations, aspects, friendships, directional strength, and more.
The traits below are general indications which will change depending on the influence of the factors listed above.
In the First House
The first house indicates physique and self-expression. You are ambitious, courageous, and a leader in your field. Once you have set your mind to something, it is difficult to sway you. You have good health. However you may be impatient and somewhat callous in your interactions with others.
In the Second House
The second house indicates wealth and cultural traditions. You are likely to earn well throughout life, but you may also experience occasional periods of financial difficulty. Although you are an eloquent speaker, others may sometimes have difficulty understanding your meaning. You can do well in a career related to precious metals. You may suffer some on account of your family.
In the Third House
The third house indicates siblings, courage, and literary works. You are very intelligent. You are likely to have a position of authority in your place of work. You may have trouble getting along with your family members, especially your siblings. You will be happy throughout life. Some of your friends may not be a very good influence on you.
In the Fourth House
The fourth house indicates one’s mother, home, and basic beliefs. You can do well in a career with the government. Overall, you are more pessimistic than others, and you have a hard time feeling happy about your life circumstances. Your relationship with your mother is turbulent, and you are likely to suffer some disease of the heart or blood.
In the Fifth House
The fifth house indicates children, creative works, and overall success. You are very intelligent, and you can make a lot of money in life. Just be very cautious of risky investments. You may be drawn toward love affairs, and this will cause you much trouble. You may be somewhat short-lived. You carry many burdens and stresses in your life.
In the Sixth House
The sixth house indicates debt, disease, and service. You can have a very successful career in the service industry. You work hard, and you have many other good qualities. Your spouse may struggle with some prolonged illness. You enjoy performing charitable and noble acts. You do well in competitions and can easily defeat your enemies.
In the Seventh House
The seventh house indicates the spouse, marital happiness, and sexual desire. You are restless and enjoy traveling and seeing new places. You have a very strong sexual appetite, and this is likely to be a source of anxiety and difficulty for you. You also have a tendency to worry too much.
In the Eighth House
The eighth house indicates death, calamities, and interest in the occult. You are likely to have many financial ups and downs in life. You are naturally attracted to spirituality and religious life. However, you are a private person and may have difficulty making friends and feeling like you can open up to others. You are not likely to have many children.
In the Ninth House
The ninth house indicates religion and morality. This is a good position for the sun. You will have wealth and success in your profession. You are likely to travel widely. You are interested in politics, ethics, religion and spirituality. However, be careful not to disrespect or provoke conflicts with your elders, especially your father or your teachers.
In the Tenth House
The tenth house indicates one’s father, career, and reputation. You are virtuous, respected, and self-confident. You are a skilled communicator. You may have a leadership role at work, or you may even run your own company. You can also earn money as a property holder.
In the Eleventh House
The eleventh house indicates gains, aspirations, and friendships. You will earn well throughout life, and you are able to make wise investments. You can attain a position of influence and power in life. When you fix a goal for yourself, you achieve it. You may not have many friends, but you do keep one or two people close to you. You have a good relationship with your spouse.
In the Twelfth House
The twelfth house indicates losses, misfortune, and liberation. You have a philosophical outlook and can do well in a spiritual vocation. However, you are unlikely to find happiness in your professional life. You may travel and eventually settle abroad. You are likely to have a poor relationship with your father. You lack self-confidence, and you will have to work very hard to achieve your goals.
Learn More About Vedic Astrology
Expand your knowledge of astrology! Check out our guides to Vedic Astrology and the nine planets, known collectively in Sanskrit as the nava-graha. You can also learn about the differences between Western and Vedic astrology.
The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac