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Sun Signs

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In astrology, the sun sign is the zodiac sign through which the Sun passes at the time of your birth. Sun signs symbolize the seat of our conscious ego and serves as the center of our identity around which all the other planets in the astrology chart revolve.

The sun sign represents our core self as opposed to the mask or persona we adopt through the rising sign. It signifies what we are learning to become and what really drives us in life. It indicates the nature of our motivations, what is really meaningful and important to us.

Sun Signs in Tropical vs. Sidereal Astrology

The sun takes 365 days to travel (so to speak) around the entire zodiac, spending roughly 30 days in each astrological sign. Contrary to what many might assume however, the zodiac dates used in western astrology are not based on the actual positions of zodiac constellations as they currently are in the sky.

Over the many years since modern astrology was established, the constellations have gradually shifted in relation to Earth’s orbit due to precession. This means that the alignment of the constellations with our calendar year and seasons is drifting further and further apart.

Western astrology ignores this however, because it is based on the tropical system which uses the dates of the earth’s seasonal equinox and solstice points rather than the relative constellation positions used in the sidereal system. In Vedic astrology, the sidereal system is used instead of the tropical.

For this reason, your Vedic sun sign may differ from the one in western astrology. The astrology on this site however is based only on western astrology and the tropical system.

Tropical vs Sidereal Dates:

Sun Sign Tropical Dates Sidereal Dates
Aries March 21 – April 19 April 14 – May 14
Taurus April 20 – May 20 May 15 – June 15
Gemini May 21 – June 20 June 16 – July 16
Cancer June 21 – July 22 July 17 – August 16
Leo July 23 – August 22 August 17 – September 16
Virgo August 23 – September 22 September 17 – October 17
Libra September 23 – October 22 October 18 – November 16
Scorpio October 23 – November 21 November 17 – December 15
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21 December 16 – January 14
Capricorn December 22 – January 19 January 15 – February 12
Aquarius January 20 – February 18 February 13 – March 14
Pisces February 19 – March 20 March 15 – April 13

Descriptions of the 12 Sun Signs

Aries Sun ♈︎

Those born with Aries Sun are at their core, leaders or loners but never followers. They can be highly competitive, courageous, independent and self confident. On the other hand, they can also be self centered, impatient, arrogant and volatile. The essence of Aries Sun is to grab life by the horns and chart their own journey. They ultimately seek to explore and live life on their terms independent of what anyone else thinks or expects of them. They pride themselves on their originality, instincts and capabilities. Their nature is to take bold action, live in the moment and rack up an impressive catalog of personal accomplishments.

The energy of Aries Sun is “me first”. This along with their motto “I am” , speaks to the characteristic ego-centricity of this sign. This quality can make them seem bratty and obnoxiously vainglorious. At the same time, their high degree of self belief is what grants them the courage to do what others fear to. They embrace challenges and are motivated to prove themselves worthy, but because they do not always heed caution, they will often have to learn the hard way about the follies of reckless hubris. The archetype for Aries Sun is that of the fighter, the daredevil, and the soldier. They are the intrepid pioneers or frontiersmen. Like the ram by which they are symbolized, Aries is prone to taking challenges head on, charging ahead with energy, enthusiasm and bravery.

Famous Aries Sun People:

  • Conan O’Brien
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Logan Paul
  • Seth Rogan
  • Jackie Chan
  • Heath Ledger
  • Akira Toriyama
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Mariah Carey
  • Jenny Slate
  • Keira Knightley
  • Eric Andre
  • Lucy Lawless
  • Danielle Brigoli
  • Cenk Uygur
  • Casey Neistat
  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Flula Borg
  • Keegan Michael Key
  • Rooney Mara

Taurus Sun ♉︎

Those who are born with their Sun in Taurus are at their core, reserved, patient and reliable. They are individuals who can really sit down and invest a lot of time and energy towards a single goal or purpose. Down-to-earth and very sensible, the Taurus Sun man or woman prefers to take their time rather than rush through everything. They stop to smell the roses, savor the moments, and soak up experiences. They desire to build a rich and meaningful life and are willing to work hard to acquire the things that will provide that. Taurus Sun is driven by a strong set of values that they hold dear. They are not impulsive by nature and are rather inclined to operate according to a code or standard worth living by.

Generally speaking, the Taurus Sun person is focused on value and quality. They themselves may even aspire to be a person of high value and quality. These individuals seek to acquire nice things and they can often become collectors of sorts. Because of their casual nature and love of comfort, they can also seem lazy or leisurely at times. They are prone to sometimes overindulging in vices related to food and other sensual pleasures. When it’s time to work, these individuals can be very tenacious and durable. They tend to operate in a very stable, sustainable way. Fast paced, hectic environments can be overstimulating for them and consequently, they may require adequate down time to relax and recoup.

Famous Taurus Sun People:

  • John Cena
  • Channing Tatum
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Jet Li
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Candace Owens
  • Saddam Hussein
  • Jay Leno
  • Amber Heard
  • Uma Thurman
  • Melania Trump
  • Mr. Beast
  • Ronnie Coleman
  • Adele
  • Charli D’Amelio
  • David Beckham
  • John Oliver
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Tekashi 6ix9ine

Gemini Sun ♊︎

Those who have their Sun in Gemini are wired to connect, communicate and engage with their environment. Their minds are very active and they have a penchant for cultivating a variety of interests and a busy social life. Highly adaptable and versatile, they are often juggling more than one thing at a time. It is not uncommon for them to hold multiple jobs and side gigs. They can become jacks of all trades as a result of all the dabbling they do.
Mentally, they can be scattered and lack a strong or deep focus on any one thing. Gemini Sun harnesses powers of communication that allow them to do well as salespeople or writers. They typically love to talk and can carry a conversation with just about anyone.

The Gemini Sun man or woman responds best to logic and reason. Emotional appeals have less resonance with them especially because they can be so oblivious. They tend to operate in a more cerebral, analytical headspace that is slightly detached from emotions. At the same time, they are also a ball of nervous energy and can be subject to neuroticism and nervous breakdowns when under stress. Gemini Sun can be very bright and clever. The quickness with which they learn and grasp ideas and concepts can often grant them success in the academic world. They love to learn and soak up new information whether verbally or through reading and will generally maintain a youthful curiosity and appetite for learning throughout their lives.

Famous Gemini Sun People:

  • Russell Brand
  • Michael Cera
  • Natalie Portman
  • Amy Schumer
  • Johnny Depp
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Maria Menounos
  • Emily Ratajkowski
  • Paul McCartney
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Bill Hader
  • Donald Trump
  • Jordan B. Peterson
  • Jesse Lee Peterson
  • Tom Holland
  • Chris Evans
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Chris Pratt
  • Zoe Saldana
  • Kanye West

Cancer Sun ♋︎

Those who are Cancer Sun, are softies beneath the coat of emotional armor they gird themselves with. Because they can often appear tough or feisty, it may not always be apparent how sensitive they are. They have strong emotions and moods that come and go like the ocean tides. They feel things deeply and this emotional depth allows them to empathize and understand what others are feeling as well. Their emotions can also be scary as Cancers are the most common sign involved in “crimes of passion”. Furthermore, their intuition is psychic-like and they can be astute readers of other people’s energy. Cancer Sun people are very loyal and will display a degree of selfless and generous devotion to those who earn their trust and affection. Because of their emotional complexity, it can be hard for others to fully understand them. Cancer’s moods can swing from one extreme to another in a short period.

They vacillate between moments of attentive tenderness toward others and withdrawn moodiness. People with this Sun sign are often shy and like to spend a good amount of time by themselves. They need to escape from the world sometimes and retreat into the sanctuary of their home. For Cancer Sun, security is a paramount concern and making money is a means of attaining it. Many Cancers become excellent entrepreneurs driven by a desire to acquire a nice home and provide for their family. Ideally, they would like their household to be filled with a lively and lovely family. A healthy domestic life is very rewarding for them and something that is likely high on their list of aspirations. The emphasis on family with this sign may also extend to a sense of patriotism to country or homeland. They also take special interest and pride in protecting, preserving and honoring the history of their lineage.

Famous Cancer Sun People:

  • Elon musk
  • Aubrey Plaza
  • Ariana Grande
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Arthur Ashe
  • Alex Trebek
  • Harrison Ford
  • Larry David
  • Lindsey Lohan
  • Vin Diesel
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Tom Cruise
  • Kevin Hart
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Conor McGregor
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Jodi Arias
  • O.J. Simpson
  • Sofia Vergara
  • Bill Cosby
  • Post Malone
  • Jim Gaffigan
  • Ring Starr

Leo Sun ♌︎

The Leo Sun man or woman is at their best, a ray of sunshine who emanates warmth and generosity. These individuals are also proud, strong willed and energized. They generally enjoy attention and when the spotlight is trained on them, their instinct is to put on a show. Even if they do not engage in outright public displays of “look at me” behavior, they may pursue enterprises (often creative or artistic) that can ultimately earn them acclaim and attention from others. Leo Sun tends to display strong emotions but a temperament that is mostly sanguine. Their temper can be fierce but they are equally quick to forgive and show mercy. Their nature is typically noble, benevolent and loyal, much like a good, honorable ruler. They can make for very good leaders due to their strong character and decisive orientation.

Leo Sun has a dramatic flair. Their style of expression, be it the way they laugh, the way they dress, the way they move, all have a special way of capturing other people’s attention. People tend to find them attractive, admirable and trustworthy. They have a knack for lifting the energy of any room they enter. Those who have their Sun in Leo have a lot of creative interests and inclinations. They like to have their hand in shaping and molding the projects and endeavors they are a part of. Additionally, they are fond of romance and festivities. Whether acting as the life of the party or the one orchestrating it, Leo Sun enjoys being involved in fun social activities. The dating world is an amusement park for them as well. These individuals thoroughly enjoy the game of meeting and getting to know new romantic prospects. They want to be impressed but are equally willing to do their part to sweep their partner off their feet.

Famous Leo Sun People:

  • Joe Rogan
  • Dua Lipa
  • Mark Cuban
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Dana White
  • Carl Jung
  • Mila Kunis
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Steve Carell
  • Cara Delavigne
  • Andrew Garfield
  • Tyson Fury
  • Megan Markle
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Demi Lovato
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Bryce Hall
  • Barack Obama

Virgo Sun ♍︎

With the Sun in Virgo, the core nature is modest, down to earth and dutiful. These individuals shy away from the histrionic tendencies of Leo Sun and tend to have a distrust of those they perceive as arrogant. Many Virgos suffer from imposter syndrome. They are disposed towards being hypercritical of everything including themselves. There is an emphasis on self development and perfectionism along with a genuine desire to be of help and service to others. Attention to detail and a meticulous desire to get things just right, can make Virgo Sun fussy and hard to please. An inherent sense of duty and responsibility can make them very reliable and favored by their employers. Furthermore, they tend to be analytical, thorough and skillful at what they do. They tend to work hard behind the scenes without calling attention to themselves.

Virgo is the second most maternal sign of the zodiac after Cancer. In this regard, they can be very nurturing and doting parents. They are also heavily invested in the healthy and enriching upbringing of their offspring. Nutrition and fitness are often something that Virgo sun people develop a special interest in. However, because of their penchant for anxiety, many Virgos pick up smoking as a means to calm their nerves. They can get stressed rather easily and in many cases will blame themselves. Negativity and cynicism can render them overly cautious and often deny them from enjoying the moment or seizing opportunities. At their worst, they can be nagging, gossipy and snobbish. Whatever they do, it is generally done with a lot of forethought, planning and consideration.

Famous Virgo Sun People:

  • Dave Chappelle
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Bobby Lee
  • Ed Gein
  • Francis Ngannou
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Paul Walker
  • Beyonce
  • Macaulay Culkin
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Zendaya
  • Michael Jackson
  • Rupert Grint
  • Vince McMahon
  • Hideo Kojima
  • Bobby Lee

Libra Sun ♎︎

Those born with their Sun in Libra are very personable, polite and social. They tend to be attractive, creative and very interested in people. This sign is focused on relationships and is oriented towards making themselves as amenable to others as possible. As a result Libra Sun is charming and likable. Even when they are irritated, they can be especially good at handling themselves with class and respect. These individuals ultimately see themselves through others eyes and their identity and self worth will largely be predicated on their desirability, social status and connections. They want more than anything, to be valued and appreciated. Furthermore, Libra Sun has an interest in facilitating interpersonal harmony. Thanks to their charismatic ways, they can make for excellent negotiators, diplomats and counselors. There is usually a strong sense of fairness and justice that underscores their character. Sales and customer service are also areas in which they can thrive.

Libras also tend to have artistic or otherwise creative proclivities. They have a special appreciation for art and music both as a creator and a fan, and can be something of a connoisseur or arbiter of what’s good or bad. Libra is the archetypal tastemaker and influencer. They can be masters in the art of managing their public image and shaping public perception about themselves. These individuals know how to make an impression when they want to, and push the right buttons in order to draw out the best response possible. On the negative side, this quality can make them seem fake or manipulative. In their effort to appeal to others, they can sometimes lose touch with their individuality, attaching too much importance on what others think about them. Libras are at their best when they lead a balanced life and are able to receive the validation they desire while being authentic and true to themselves.

Famous Libra Sun People:

  • Andrew Santino
  • Mark Hamill
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Brie Larson
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Serena Williams
  • Will Smith
  • Addison Rae
  • John Lennon
  • Brandon Routh
  • Bella Hadid
  • Nick Cannon
  • Simon Cowell
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Alicia Vikander
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Cardi B
  • Zac Efron
  • Deontay Wilder

Scorpio Sun ♏︎

Those with Sun in Scorpio are very passionate and intense. Their emotions and urges can be very powerful and sometimes scary. Rage, jealousy and vengeance are all a part of their character. However, they also have a great capacity for healing and giving inspiration to others. Scorpio also exudes a strong sexual energy. They can be highly libidinous and flirtatious. There is often something very captivating and alluring about them. It could be their raw physical appeal or the mystique surrounding them. These individuals can be quite mysterious and hard to get to know deeply. On the other hand, they can be very engaging and provocative when they want to get to know you.

Scorpio Sun loves secrets, and they are likely to have quite a few of their own. More interestingly however, is their ability to unveil those of others. They have a perceptive eye and a penetrating gaze that can make you feel as though your mind is being x-rayed. People who are Scorpio Sun are natural investigators. They are highly intuitive and possess a knack for research. True crime stories and paranormal mysteries tend to appeal to them. There is also a deeply spiritual side to them as well that is related to a fascination with their own mortality. For them, death is the ultimate mystery and one that they may struggle to come to grips with. For some, this can fuel an interest in metaphysics and the occult as well as forensics.

Famous Scorpio Sun People:

  • Drake
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Margaret Qualley
  • Bill Gates
  • Seth Green
  • Gordon Ramsay
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Tyga
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Jack Dorsey
  • Pete Davidson
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Hilary Clinton
  • Charles Manson
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Robert kennedy

Sagittarius Sun ♐︎

People born with Sagittarius Sun are optimists with an adventurous, open mind. They dislike feeling hemmed in or stuck in one place for too long. They have a restless desire to explore and roam the world. Their curiosity and appetite for adventure compels them to seek opportunities to travel. They are likely to eventually move far away from where they started in life. Academically, many of these individuals may pursue higher education. They are often very interested in the sciences and philosophy. Their perspective tends to be broad and humane and they have a great capacity to see the bright side of any situation. Forward thinking and progressive, Sagittarians do not fixate on or cling to the past.

Procrastination however, is among their struggles along with disorganization and lack of self discipline. They are great with people though and they display an openness and tolerance of others due to their perceptivity and willingness to learn. Optimism is one of their best traits along with their honesty and joviality. The archetype of Sagittarius is that of the standup philosopher, or the comedic sage. Thanks to Jupiter, their ruling planet, Sagittarius often benefits from good fortune so long as they do not go out of their way to self sabotage. Through their positive energy and attitude, they can often attract good opportunities into their life.

Famous Sagittarius Sun People:

  • Bruce Lee
  • Patrice O’Neal
  • Lucy Liu
  • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Manny Pacquiao
  • Raven Symone
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • John Stewart
  • Woody Allen
  • Walt Disney
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Jay-Z
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Mark Twain
  • Tyra Banks
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Britney Spears

Capricorn Sun ♑︎

Dependable, hardworking, mature and responsible, the Capricorn Sun person is by and large, a solid pillar of society. Capricorn is the patriarch of the zodiac. They have a capacity to take charge and play the role of taskmaster. Career and reputation are among their chief concerns and they work tirelessly to rise up the ranks of society. They desire to be someone of repute and worthy of respect. For this reason, many will take academics very seriously. These individuals can be highly self disciplined. In order to achieve their objectives, they are willing to forgo many pleasures and distractions and just focus on their work like a monk. They value structure and order in support of an effective and successful life.

People with Capricorn Sun take their professional craft very seriously. They can devote tremendous amounts of time and energy towards the development of proficiency. Emotionally, they can be somewhat detached and tend not to be highly expressive of their feelings and affections. These individuals nonetheless love deeply and they generally choose to express their love through acts of service and providing for the security of their loved ones. Over time, Capricorns can likely amass substantial success for all their diligence and persistent work ethic. With this sign, there is also an element of melancholy and a susceptibility to depression.

Famous Capricorn Sun People:

  • Jim Carrey
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Ted Danson
  • Kate McKinnon
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Elvis Presley
  • Al Capone
  • Ricky Martin
  • Tiger Woods
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Steve Harvey
  • Ben Shapiro
  • Jake Paul
  • Isaac Newton
  • Michelle Obama
  • Aaliyah

Aquarius Sun ♒︎

The Aquarius Sun person is at their core, an individualist, un-conventionalist, idealist and ally to humanity. Friendly and socially conscious, the Aquarius man or woman is someone who may be attracted to politics and activism as a means to change the world for the better. Freedom and liberty are of great importance to them and so they tend to harbor views that favor maximal individual rights. They are very aspirational souls who set lofty goals that may seem out of the ordinary. Their interests and way of thinking in general can often be characterized as eccentric or odd. They tend to be something of an outsider or outlier. There is usually something about them that makes them stand out from the normal crowd.

Very often, the life these individuals lead is hardly normal. Aquarius Suns tend to find their way into careers and fields of expertise that most people rarely hear about. Being different is a part of their modus operandi. At the same time, having solid friendships is also very important to them. They prefer quality over quantity however as they have less interest in superficial fair weather acquaintances. Those born with Aquarius Sun are often very bright and interested in technology. They tend to be early adopters of new innovations and inventions and they themselves may have a lot of ideas for inventions of their own. Aquarians may be particularly interested in tech that improves or solves social problems. They favor social media because it’s made it easier than ever to connect and share with the people on both a local and broad scale.

Famous Aquarius Sun People:

  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Harry Styles
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Hannibal Burress
  • Bella Poarch
  • Ari Shaffir
  • Bill Maher
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Michael Jordan
  • Charles Darwin
  • Alicia Keys
  • James Joyce
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Yoko Ono
  • James Dean
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Chris Rock

Pisces Sun ♓︎

People born with Pisces Sun are dreamers and Idealists. Like other water signs, they are sensitive and emotional but Pisces in particular is especially kind and empathetic. Their capacity to feel others’ pain can also subject them to deep sadness and despair. The harsh reality of the world can get them depressed. Emotional wounds they’ve suffered can take a very long time to heal. But when they witness a simple act of kindness, their faith in humanity is restored once again. At their core, they crave connection on a spiritual level. Throughout their life, they search for meaning because so much about life, especially in these modern times, can leave them feeling empty and unfulfilled. Pisces is the most spiritually evolved sign of the zodiac. They have the capacity to cultivate poignant and profound wisdom through the course of their life experience.

Moreover, Pisces Sun is highly influenced and affected by what goes on around them. The real world can take a toll on them and so Pisces will often turn to escapism to give their mind and emotions a vacation. In their everyday life, their thoughts frequently wander. Pisces are known to be lovers of novels and movies. They can also be prone to addictions of various sorts. However, through their creativity, they may find the most satisfying, healthy and productive outlet. Deeply introspective and impressionistic, the Pisces Sun person absorbs a lot from the outside world that they can turn into art. Their insights, observations and interpretations can often amuse, and enlighten others.

Famous Pisces Sun People:

  • Aziz Ansari
  • Steve Jobs
  • Rob Lowe
  • Theo Von
  • Johnny Cash
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Shaquille O’neal
  • Albert Einstein
  • Millie Bobby Brown
  • Floyd Mayweather
  • Rihanna
  • Kumail Nanjiani
  • Simone Biles
  • Eva Mendes
  • Stephen Curry
  • Bobby Fischer

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