Sun The Kings and Queens of the Corporation
The Sun represents the life force of the individual or the company. The Sun of an individual as well as a company represents the driving force. This is particularly true if the Sun is placed in an angular position in the chart.
My experience has been that if the sun is in the first house, then because the first house is the Aries house, the individual may be in business for him or herself and show some type of public prominence by the time they are 35 years of age. Contrary to that, the individual who has their Sun in the tenth house, the natural Capricorn house may not go into business or even reach a peak of self-maintained success until after 45 or 50 years of age.
The sun’s placement in someone’s chart is where they “shine”. It is also where they go for inspiration and a shot of new vitality. The part of the chart in which the sun falls is where we find ourselves taking risks and gambles, which relate to the sun being the natural ruler of Leo as well as the fifth house. Gambling and risk-taking are both important elements in business. Therefore, the assignment of the nature of taking risks from the head of the company, who like the King or Queen of the realm, must make the final decisions for the people.
In a company’s chart, the Sun represents the chairman of the board or the person in charge. In a sole proprietorship it is the owner. Where the Sun is placed in the chart is where there is a positive influence from former leaders of the company, from the individual’s father, or paternal models in life. It can show where those individuals can help influence one’s career or company.
If we look at the Sun from a mythological perspective, the Sun represents the search for self-actualization as represented in stories of the Holy Grail. There was a search for God, the “Father”, and the “Holy Spirit”. The search for the father is a myth mentioned many times over in the works of Liz Greene and Joseph Campbell.
The story is characterized in one of the films in the Indiana Jones series entitled, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, where Indiana Jones is searching for his father who is, in turn, searching for his life-long passion, which is the search for the Holy Grail. The search for Self is very important for anyone in pursuit of their right career, their true work in this life, their authentic creative expression. The essence of that search is encoded in the sign and house placement of the Sun sign of the company or individual. The modality of the Sun Sign is also important.
Remember the three modalities: cardinal, fixed and mutable.
Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) are the starters, trailblazers that see things in a new and pioneering way. An individual who has a cardinal Sun is someone who isn’t naturally patient and who has to work at finishing what he starts.
Part of their motivation is to be recognized. They are renegades who attempt to do things that most people wouldn’t attempt. Cardinal types require some sort of edge, an adrenaline high, a living on the edge in the pursuit of their work.
They are usually at their best working for themselves where they may have autonomy. If they are smart, they know they need assistance in finishing the myriad projects they generate. They need someone who can finish what they start and assist them in prioritizing and focusing their ideas. In other words they are great starters, but lousy finishers!! One of their greatest challenges is to think before they act and measure the various outcomes of their decisions. This can also apply to those individuals who have a lot of angularity in their charts.
This is where a healthy and mature Mars comes into play. Mars is the knight waiting to be the king or queen who both symbolize the individuated Sun. Mars and the Sun have to learn to work together. This is difficult when we see hard aspects between the individual’s or the company’s Mars and their Sun, like squares, semi-squares, oppositions, and any of the aspects whose degrees total to the number 9, which gives itself away in a line of numbers and represents transitions. (See Illustration 14, p.211 – Another View of the Lunation Cycle Using Hard Aspects -in the chapter on the Lunation Cycle).
Hard aspects between Mars and the Sun dissipate energy and at the same time drives energy. Impulsive action is sometimes a problem with this configuration. This is one of the most dangerous things in any business venture, in any career decision, or any major invention. One must learn to think before one acts and have an alternative plan in case things don’t work out. This configuration also encourages taking risks, which is important in successful business transactions, but acting without thinking, without examining the possible outcomes of choices can be dangerous. The placement of the Sun in an individual horoscope and the house in which it is placed are indicators of what gives a kind of light to the individual’s life or the company’s life. This is where you or they shine.
Where is the sun placed in your horoscope? Where is it placed in your company’s chart or where was it placed at the time that you opened the doors to your company? This indicates the place from which you may draw energy, particularly when things are slow or when you feel lost. For example, the Sun in the eleventh house may suggest that by reaching out to friends for support or inspiration and by doing the same for them, you find a new way.
The previous is excerpted from Georgia’s new book…
Business Astrology 101
Weaving the Web between Business and Myth
About the author:
Georgia Stathis, professional astrologer from Pleasant Hill, CA, works with individuals in helping them draw out these aspects of the self so that a more fertile field of possibility in relationship emerges. She is author of Starcycles calendars and appointment books. She has an M.B.A. degree, and her latest book is Business Astrology 101. She lectures widely on such topics as mythology, relationships, and the correlations of planetary cycles with history and future possibilities.