tamo-rim sarva-papa-ghnam pranatosmi divakaram.
(Om, I bow down with devotion to the shining light that is shining red like a hibiscus flower, shining onto the earth, removing all the darkness and removing sin. Om, I bow to the Sun.)
Sun is the heart of our solar system around which, all the nine planets orchestrate their revolution. Correspondingly, Sun is the supreme planetary consideration in astrology as well. The Hindus call the star as Surya or Aditya. Sun bestows willpower, energy and fortune to each and every individual, enabling them to live life to its grandest. Right from the looks of a being, to his personality, wisdom and achievements, Sun has the dominant role to play. Kings, leaders, politicians, artists, jewelers, gemologists, actors etc receive its benevolence. The cheery disposition provided by Sun's presence, along with its power and intelligence, makes the person an easy winner in every sphere of life.
Although other aspects are also taken into account, reading of the Sun's position in the chart can derive the basic physical appearance and personality traits. A not so well placed Sun makes the subject pessimistic, lacking in vitality, endowed with mental and emotional problems and poor conditions. An afflicted sun also makes a person arrogant, boastful and vain.
According to Hindu mythology, when the universe was immersed in darkness, Lord Vishnu split the entire universe in two halves with the piercing sound of "OM". Sun was created all by itself as a resultant entity.
Sun rules the sign of Leo. It is in its supreme form in Aries, and debilitated in Libra. Moon, Mars and Jupiter are Sun's loyal friends. Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are its enemies, while it is neutral to Mercury.
Sun's favourite color: Blood Red
Sun's favourite day: Sunday
Sun's favourite gemstone: Ruby.
Sun's favourite Deity: Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Sun in all Rashis
It is the most important celestial body of all that exerts the maximum impact. Sun in provides the basic personality traits owing to the particular zodiac in which it is placed. Popularly known as the Sun sign, we come to know about out character, basic life pattern, our physical self and basic abilities.