All about the Sun in Libra/the 7th house
What is the special light that you shine into the world? The Sun’s heat and energy radiates outward, warming all the planets. Without the Sun at the center of our solar system, there would be no life for us Earthlings. Symbolically, astrologers view the Sun quite the same way: Its position in the zodiac is central to your personality.
How you express yourself outwardly is greatly revealed through your Sun sign. El Sol can influence everything from wardrobe to social style, and even career path. As your astrological energy source, your Sun sign can reveal places to draw your strength, confidence and creative expression from.
What kind of fuel do you burn? Where do your passions lie? This heavenly body inspires humans to produce great, historical works; to garner applause and earn our bragging rights. But the pride ego and the ego are also the Sun’s domain. When imbalanced, those beams can produce arrogance, swagger or a mask of false confidence.
The meaning of the Sun in astrology
In astrology, the Sun is associated with the father and masculine figures. How well do you relate to your dad or the male-identified people in your life? Historically, indigenous people have prayed to “Father Sky,” pointing heavenward. Whether this resonates for you or not, the Sun reveals your leadership style and gives clues about how you deal with authority.
Whatever zodiac sign and house the Sun was orbiting through (from our vantage point here on Earth) at your time of birth determines your “natal Sun” or “Sun sign.” More specifically, this will guide you in the following ways:
- Self-expression: How do you shine to the world? What color is your parachute?
- Creativity: What ways do you like to be creative and playful?
- Passion: What are you passionate about pursuing or expressing?
- Pride: Where do you get tripped up by your ego?
- Leadership style: What kind of a leader or boss are you?
- Energy source: What lights you up and energizes you?
- Authority: How do you deal with people in charge and how comfortable are you with your own authority?
- Attention: How much attention do you like—and what lengths will you go to get it?
The moon orbits through all twelve zodiac signs in a 29.5 day lunar month, spending 2.5 days in each zodiac sign before moving on to the next. This is one of the key differentiators of people born under the same Sun sign. Since a friend whose birthday is three days before or after yours will already have a different moon sign, your emotional temperaments will differ notably.
Read more about transiting planets here.
What is your Sun sign?
Your Sun sign is considered your “main sign” and it’s the forecast you read on websites and in newspapers. The Sun changes zodiac signs approximately every thirty days, so people born in these clusters will share a Sun sign and many basic personality traits. For example, those born between November 21 and December 21 will have a Sagittarius Sun.
Use our cosmic calculator to discover what zodiac sign and house the Sun was in when you were born. To accurately determine the house, you will need to know your birth time. Note: The beginning and ending day of each solar cycle will vary based on your year of birth—and it changes at a different minute each year. Those born “on the cusp” will need to know their time of birth to accurately find their Sun sign.
Find your Sun Sign
What if the zodiac sign and house are different?
This is common! Read both the sign and house description below. Do these interpretations feel like a paradox? That’s not uncommon. Astrology is an interpretive dance, a tool which provides a fascinating layer of self-discovery. Do some “astro mixology.” Reflect on how you can work with both energies to express your solar-powered radiance.
Special positions of the Sun in your chart
The planet’s home base, an easy flow if placed here in the chart
Opposite sign of home base, may need to work harder to integrate the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart
The planet’s most powerful position; indicates ease and added fortune with using the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart
Opposite sign to the exalted position, can indicate struggles with utilizing the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart
Read more about the 4 essential dignities of the planets here.
The Sun in Libra or the Sun in the 7th house
If you were born with the Sun in Libra/the 7th house
Peace, love, and harmony! That’s the ultimate trifecta for people born with Sun in Libra and the 7th house. As the sign and house that mark the halfway point of the zodiac, you’re all about balance. Libra is symbolized by the scales, a nod to your ability to weigh everything judiciously. Diplomatic and fair-minded, you uncover win-wins where others only see dead-ends.
Libra is an air sign
Fortunately, most people with Sun in Libra or the 7th house were born with silver tongues. As one of the zodiac’s three articulate air signs, along with Gemini and Aquarius, you can move mountains with words alone. The 7th house is one of the three communicative air houses, as well as the 3rd house and 11th house, so the Sun placed here blesses you with that same gift of gab. Set you free at a networking event and you’ll own the space. A five minute conversation can morph into a three-hour philosophical discourse! Just make sure you don’t get stuck in “pleasantries” when it’s time to address the elephant in the room.
Libra is ruled by Venus
Libra is ruled by gentle Venus, the sign of beauty and the 7th house shares this aesthetic sensibility. Visually oriented, you want a feast for your eyes, whether you’re trying on couture on the Champs-Élysées or checking out a special exhibit at The Met. Your own style is curated and colorful: fashion and artistry are how you express yourself. A culture-vulture to the core, you know a sonata from a “so not a musical masterpiece” that’s climbing the pop charts. With your love of luxury labels, fine food and art, you can come across as snobbish—but you’re probably just crowing about the masterpiece you’ve been savvy enough to discover.
Libra is a cardinal sign
While you’re a natural partner, you’re also a leader. Libra is one of the zodiac’s four cardinal signs (along with Aries, Cancer and Capricorn), the signs that begin every season. The 7th house is considered a cardinal house—or angular house—along with the 1st, 4th and 10th houses. These are significant points on the chart, much like the NSEW points on a compass. Whatever zodiac sign corresponds with the 7th house when you were born is what determines your descendant. This reveals your relationship style from how you “do” partnerships to the qualities to seek in others when you need a complementary force.
Where best to use your cardinal authority? By building long-lasting, harmonious partnerships. With the Sun shining here, you have good reason to feel confident about relationships. This part of your life is blessed with el Sol’s energetic, courageous beams. So even if a not-so-dynamic duo knocked you off your center, dust yourself off and try again, Libra. People are your raison d’etre and your selective search criteria always brings the next soulmate. You just have to be open to finding them!
Libra rules the lower back
Libra rules the lower back, AKA the booty. Which is why it’s so important to get off of yours regularly. Although you hate to be rushed, a sedentary lifestyle is no good for you. Here’s where the magic of two comes to the rescue again. From workout buddies to accountability partners, teaming up with someone on the same mission keeps you in motion.
People with the Sun in Libra/the 7th house also have these traits
What makes you happiest in life? Love, sweet love—particularly the honeymoon phase, which should never end as far as you’re concerned. While you can keep romance alive for the long-term, you may mistakenly extend the courtship phase past the point of reason, getting served ultimatums before you’ll finally commit. The glyph for Libra is the setting sun, representing that magical hour before everything goes dark. Who could blame you for wanting to prolong such a moment? But don’t forget that the starry night sky brings its own enchantment. Once you let go and allow relationships to deepen you’ll discover incredible dimensions of amour—ones that don’t require you to be “camera ready.”
Although you loathe disagreements, you’re part of the zodiac’s “justice league” and won’t back down from defending someone’s honor. But until things reach a critical level of discomfort, you avoid unpleasant confrontations, focusing sharply on “the positive” or indulging yourself with feelgood activities like shopping, eating and partying. In Italy, there’s an expression known as la bella figura, in which Italian natives not only dress to impress but also exhibit their brightest, best personalities when in the company of others. But take it too far and people may misread you as superficial. Or worse, problems spiral out of control, creating huge, expensive messes for you to clean up. Learning the art of conflict negotiation—and practicing until you perfect it—will go a long way to keep your all-important relationships authentic.