Sun Sign

Similar: Rising Sign, Moon Sign, Primal Triad, Ascendant

Your Sun sign is the sign of the zodiac where the Sun was at the time you were born. 

In astrology, it makes up one-third of your primal triad

  1. Sun Sign - What season the Sun was in when you were born.

  2. Rising Sign/Ascendant - Identified by your exact time of birth. 

  3. Moon Sign - What sign the Moon was in at the time of your birth.

Discover your three by getting your free birth chart here.

In your natal chart, the Sun represents your personality and countenance. This is why more importance is placed on it than on the other planets and features, and why your daily horoscope is written for your Sun sign

While some forms of astrology focus on the rising sign, in Western astrology, your sun sign is considered the most important sign in your chart (and often the one people learn about first). 

The Sun stays in each zodiac sign for around 30 days and cycles through all 12 every year. Your sun sign is determined by which of these seasons you were born in. 

There are 12 signs of the zodiac, each one with its own attributes and qualities. Since the Sun is in a particular sign when you were born, your personality will reflect many of that sign's traits.

A quick overview of each Sun sign’s traits:

  1. Aries - Boldly confident and energetic.

  2. Taurus - Loyal and beauty-inspired homebody.

  3. Gemini - Eloquently talkative and magnetic.

  4. Cancer - Emotionally reserved and family-focused values.

  5. Leo - Outgoing leadership and fun generosity. 

  6. Virgo - Organized and grounded diplomat. 

  7. Libra - Light-hearted and revolutionary.

  8. Scorpio - Deeply mysterious and analytical.

  9. Sagittarius - Adventurous and honest.

  10. Capricorn - Responsible and goal-driven.

  11. Aquarius - Uniquely intelligent and future-focused. 

  12. Pisces - Spiritually connected and intuitive.

Learn more about the zodiac sun signs here.

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