What the Sun in Sagittarius/the 9th House Reveals about Your Chart

What the placement of the Sun in Sagittarius/Sun in the 9th house reveals about your chart

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.

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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

Domicile: Leo

The planet’s home base, an easy flow if placed here in the chart

Detriment: Aquarius

Opposite sign of home base, may need to work harder to integrate the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

Exalted: Aries

The planet’s most powerful position; indicates ease and added fortune with using the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

Fall: Libra

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 Sagittarius or the Sun in the 9th House

If you were born with the Sun in Sagittarius/the 9th house

Send in the clowns! People born with the Sun in Sagittarius or the 9th house can be the funniest and most entertaining characters anyone will meet. You have a gift for seeing the absurdity of human nature and turning it into comic material. Yet, you can also be wise and philosophical, revealing perspectives people might not otherwise see. Refreshingly optimistic, you scan the horizon for opportunities, refusing to let circumstances sink your spirits for long. And as some of the luckiest souls on the planet, the fickle finger of fate always seems to point you toward the next bright opportunity—even if you have to reinvent yourself a few times over.

Sagittarius is a fire sign

Bigger, stronger, faster! Sagittarius is one of the zodiac’s three trailblazing, expansive fire signs along with Aries and Leo. The 9th house is a “fire house,” just like the 1st and 5th houses, sharing a similar vibe. With the Sun in this placement, your passions heat up quickly, igniting a “crazy idea” into a full-scale project in record time.

Sagittarius (and the 9th house) rule gambling, giving you a hearty appetite for risk. While your ideas spread like wildfire, you often lose control of the blazes in your zeal to push forward on an accelerated timeline. Before you know it, your maximized vision has gone over budget, forcing you to scale back or start over. Once you stop “building the plane while in the air”—and start honing your planning powers—you greatly increase your chance of success.

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter

Fortunately, Sagittarius is ruled by abundant, benevolent Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. No wonder people born with the Sun in Sagittarius or the 9th house are blessed with larger-than-life personalities! People are attracted to your bright energy and sunny spirit. Even when you fail, nothing can keep you down. You’ll chalk it up as a life lesson and inspire everyone with tales of your experience.

Jupiter is also the planet of global expansion. As the zodiac’s traveler, you are the ultimate free spirit: optimistic, open-minded and ambitious. You’re happiest in wide-open spaces with plenty of adventure and excitement—especially if you can connect across cultures. Treat every day like a journey, when you’re camping under the stars or playing urban explorer in a bustling new city. 

Sagittarius is a mutable sign

In moments when life does feel dark and hopeless, get out and mingle. A random night at the karaoke bar could find you dueting “Islands in the Stream” with a stranger who becomes your literary agent three weeks later. Your sign is just lucky like that…when you remember to get out and circulate. Sagittarius is one of the four mutable signs, along with Gemini, Virgo and Pisces. And the 9th house is one of the mutable or cadent houses along with the 3rd, 6th and 12th houses. These are the signs and houses that finish every season, preparing us for a transformation. This explains your comfort with change. And often, all that’s required to move that needle is a dose of outside inspiration!

Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs

From the waist down…it’s all animal instinct and restless hooves. It’s not easy being the ruler of ethics and the hips and thighs, the body parts associated with Sagittarius and the 9th house! If someone is falling for you, they ought to proceed at their own risk. While you can be deeply loyal and monogamous, you’re an explorer, and you must first sow your oats. A natural risk-taker, you love to take on dares, and are a shameless flirt to boot.  

People with the Sun in Sagittarius/the 9th house also have these traits

Sagittarius is ruled by the Centaur, a half-human, half-horse mythical creature. From the waist up, you knowledge-seekers are reaching for the highest truth. As a straight-shooting Archer, you sling arrows that pierce the veil of inauthenticity. You love to “tell it like it is,” especially when it makes people laugh. However, your brutal honesty has been known to devastate feelings. Cultivate patience, and be careful not to come off as a know-it-all. Instead, use your innate wisdom to empower others and point them toward their own truths. 

A busy bee, if you have the Sun in Sagittarius, you have a million friends, projects and irons in the fire. As a result, you may not be the most reliable day-to-day ally. But if someone has a five-alarm crisis, you’ll rush in for an epic save, even if they haven’t seen you in years. Time and distance are irrelevant—you have friends in every port, and if someone connects with you, that’s all that matters. Personal development falls under the Sagittarius domain. You’re always up for meeting in a far-flung locale, taking a road trip or a weekend workshop. Meet you for a balloon ride in Cappadocia?


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