What the Sun in Taurus/the 2nd House Reveals About Your Chart

All about the Sun in Taurus/the 2nd 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.

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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 Taurus or the Sun in the 2nd house

If you were born with the Sun in Taurus/the 2nd house

They say that good things come to those who wait, and you couldn’t agree more! Slow and steady is the winning strategy for people born with the Sun in Taurus or the 2nd house.

Taurus is an earth sign

As one of the zodiac’s three earth signs (along with Virgo and Capricorn)—or “earth houses” along with the 6th house and 10th house— cultivation is a process for you. Sensible and sensual, you prefer to take your time and build things right the first time—ideally, so they’ll stand the test of time.

Taurus is ruled by Venus

Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, luxury and romance, and the 2nd house shares similar qualities to this seductive planet. With your five senses in perpetual high gear, you need comfort, value and practical luxury. A leather club chair, gourmet dinner, vintage wine, and boom…you’re relaxing into one of your famous, 14-hour naps. That said, you can be very down to earth, and you’ll work hard to pay for your indulgences. 

Taurus is a fixed sign

Taurus is one of the zodiac’s four fixed signs (along with Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), located in the middle of every season. The 2nd house is one of the four fixed—or succedent—houses along with the 5th, 8th and 11th houses. Your role is to hold down the fort and make sure the work gets done between the planting and the harvest cycles. Even while charging ahead, you follow due process. (Cue the “mechanical Bull.”) Taurus and the 2nd house govern routines. Work is broken into simple steps, and you prefer to take daily action that inevitably manifests concrete results for your diligent efforts. 

Taurus rules the throat

Since this sign and chart sector rule the throat, you may express yourself through your voice. Many famous singers were born with Sun in Taurus or the 2nd house. Those who can’t carry a tune may have gravely or distinctive voices that are impossible to forget. Taurus and the 2nd house are associated with values and ethics. Often, you’re the first to speak up against injustice, or call folks out for breaking the rules. 

People with the Sun in Taurus/the 2nd house also have these traits

Symbolized by the persistent and plodding Bull, Taurus has two speeds. With Sun in Taurus or the 2nd house, you’re either relaxed and content like a steer luxuriating in a verdant pasture or hyped-up and ready to charge. Toro, toro! You’re not lazy by any stretch of the imagination! You just have a built-in energy conservation program. You will patiently assess whether something is worth the investment of time and resources. Then if the green light flashes, it’s all systems go!

On a good day, you’ll show up as patient, organized, supportive, romantic, careful, and dedicated. When you’re content and in the groove, there’s no happier Sun sign than yours. You know what you like, and that’s that. You stick with your opinions, and you don’t change unless there’s a really good reason. 

You can be stubborn…but on the upside, you’re also loyal and dependable. Just be careful not to get stuck in a safety zone or your life could become stagnant. Take a chance and try something new. Sometimes, change and risk can bring the progress and reward you’re wishing for. Make sure that consistency doesn’t turn into stagnation or inertia. 

You prefer to keep the peace, but when you’re pushed past your limit, watch out! When you’re worked up about something, steam pours out of your ears. We’ll see you pacing, muttering the same thing over and over, clenching your fists and looking like Bulls ready to charge!

A lover of the arts, you can be found composing photos, blissing out to music or preparing a feast fit for royalty. This affectionate, comfort-loving Sun sign can indulge in hours of deep lounging or sensual boudoir play. With your earthy quality, outdoor activities like long bike rides and trail hikes restore you. Disclaimer: some people with Sun in Taurus or the 2nd house think “communing with nature” means gazing at the French Riviera from the Hotel du Cap veranda, chilled rose in hand. Why not enjoy both?

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