The King of Planets and Its Role in Astrology
SIGNS:  The Sun rules Leo (July 23 – August 23)
COLORS:  Yellow, orange, gold
STONES:  Ruby, carbuncle, chrysolite, peridot, sunstone, tiger’s eye

PLANTS:  Sunflower, marigold, mistletoe, juniper, bay, cedar,
chamomile, cinnamon, rosemary
PARTS OF THE BODY :  Heart, back, spine, immune system
KEYWORDS:  Light, heroism, hope, potential, joy, consciousness,
ego, expression, vitality, power, freedom, talent, truth, growth

CHARACTERISTICS:  Warm, creative, playful, confident, egotistical,
purposeful, courageous, generous, insightful, nourishing
ROLES:  Hero, king, father, child, performer

The King of Planets and Its Role in Astrology
The Sun is indeed the provider of light and energy in the universe. Along with the other marvels of Mother Nature, Sun is the manifested form of God. It is the most powerful planet as all other planets revolve around it to complete their solar cycle.
The Sun is the king of the planetary council. It is a male planet and a malefic. It represents the zodiac sign, Leo, in astrology. It stays in each zodiac sign for one month and moves to the next zodiac sign on the first day of Hindu calendar month, which is called Sakranti. It completes one full round of the zodiac in one year.

The Sun represents the soul of the native in astrology. Among the relations, it represents father. Among directions, it represents the east side. It represents Sunday and orange color. It is also the representative of government and high officials. Sun rules the constellations Krittika, Uttara Phalguni and Uttara Ashadha.

In astrology, the Sun gets exalted in the zodiac sign Aries at 10 Degrees and becomes debilitated in the Libra at 10 Degrees. The Sun Vimshottari Mahadasha period lasts for 6 years in the native’s life. If it is well placed in the native’s horoscope, it gives authority, power and courage. It makes the native excel in professional endeavors and bestows governmental help. If it is adversely placed, it takes away the shine from a native’s personality and attracts wrath of the ruling powers. It rules over brain, head, eyes, chest, bones, stomach and lungs in the body. If afflicted, it may give rise to diseases like weak eyesight, weakening of bones, migraine, headache, palpitation, epilepsy etc.

The Sun is friendly with Jupiter, Mars and Moon. Saturn, Venus, Rahu and Ketu are enemy planets of Sun. Mercury is neutral to it. Sun and Mercury, when combine together in a native’s horoscope, create ‘Budh-Aaditya Yoga’. If it happens in a favorable sector of the chart, it makes the native assume commanding role in life and rise higher in entrepreneurial, governmental or political fields. The Sun gives the exalted effects in the horoscope if Mars is situated in the 6th House and Ketu in the 1st House. A strong Sun, connected to the 10th House or its lord, makes the native majestic like king.

Remedies for Sun:
People are advised to wear the Ruby stone to negate the bad effects of Sun.
Aaditya Hriday Stotra is recited to please the Sun God.
Gayatri Mantra is another powerful source to strengthen the spiritual connection with Sun.