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Signs of a weak Sun in the Chart

Signs of a weak Sun in the Chart : Indications are a lack of self-confidence, self–esteem or self-respect – a general low self-worth. There will be lack of strength of will and courage, along with fear of others. The individual may lack drive and motivation and may be dependent upon others emotionally and materially. They will look to others (usually family and friends), for their sense of identity and will find it difficult to do things on their own. They will have a poor self-image, and look to others to define who they are. They are usually not very successful in life or their success will not make them feel good about themselves. The individual may be sluggish, slow, dull or lethargic. The father of the person usually does not have a good fate in life either.

On the physical level, the individual may suffer from low energy, pallor, anaemia, cold extremities, weak digestion, poor appetite, weak or slow pulse, weak heart and poor circulation. There may be edema, accumulation of water and phlegm, and general hypo-function of the organs and nervous system. The eyesight may be poor. There may be arthritis and weakness of the bones. The resistance will be low, particularly to cold and damp conditions.

Astrological Factors

A weak Sun is evidenced by the Sun being in its debility (Libra), or in an inimical sign (like those of Saturn), in difficult houses (like the sixth, eight, twelfth) or under malefic aspect (like those of Saturn, Rahu or Ketu). Ketu’s aspect or close conjunction is particularly difficult.

The Sun is usually a benefic planet for Aries, Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius ascendants. For them, the positive qualities of the Sun like leadership, independence, intelligence and insight can be enhanced by these same measures, even if the Sun is not weak.

Gem

The main gemstone for the Sun is a Ruby. It should be a minimum of two carats in size. It should be set in gold of fourteen carats or more and worn on the ring finger of the right hand. It should be a good quality, without flaws and transparent.

As a substitute, garnet can be used, but it should be of at least three carats in size in case of ring and preferably five carats when a large garnet pendent or strand of garnet which can be worn around the neck.

These gems should be put on first on a Sunday, preferably at the rising of the Sun, particularly when the Sun is strong, as when in its own sign or exalted (also good is in Sagittarius).

When to be careful wearing a gem for the Sun

The main gemstone for the Sun is a Ruby. It should be a minimum of two carats in size. It should be set in gold of fourteen carats or more and worn on the ring finger of the right hand. It should be a good quality, without flaws and transparent.

As a substitute, garnet can be used, but it should be of at least three carats in size, preferably five carats if large garnet pendent or strand of garnet which can be worn around the neck.

These gems should be put on first on a Sunday, preferably at the rising of the Sun, particularly when It is strong, as when in its own sign or exalted (also good is in Sagittarius).

Colors

One should meditate on the red or gold solar orb as residing in the heart. One should use light, bright, clear, transparent, warm colors- generally red, yellow, gold and orange- avoiding dark colors, places and environments, particularly cloudy colors, grays, and blacks.

Herbs

Solar energy is increased by taking spicy and fiery herbs, like cayenne, black pepper, dry ginger, long pepper, cardamom, saffron, calamus, bayberry and cinnamon (specifically the Ayurvedic formula Trikatu). Calamus is best for the sattvic side of solar energy in the mind.

Aromatic oils and fragrances for the Sun are camphor, cinnamon, eucalyptus, saffron-most warm and stimulating oils.

Mantras

There are many mantras for the Sun, as the Sun has many names like Surya, Savitar, Aditya, Ravi, Mitra, Varuna, Aryaman, Pushan, Indra, Agni, and so on.

The main name mantra is: OM SURYAYA NAMAHA. Others are OM SAVITRE NAMAHA; OM ADITYAYA NAMAHA; OM RAVAYE NAMAHA. The main bija (seed) mantra is OM SUM (Pronounced soom). These mantra should be repeated at least 108 times a week, preferably on a Sunday, during the day.

Another good seed mantra for It is RAM (pronounced rahm), the name of the avatar Rama. This increases our connection with the Divine light generally. Om itself is said in the Vedas and Upanishads to be the sound of the Sun. It is the essence of all vowels.

Deities

The Sun relates to the Divine father. In the Hindu religion, this is Shiva, Mahadeva, the great God. Yet the Sun represents the Divine presence generally and whatever form of the Divine we worship can be used for this purpose. The second great Hindu form of the Divine, Vishnu, is also worshipped as the Sun, representing more the immanent or benefic side of solar energy.

The Sun is also the Divine Son. The great avatars are sons of the Sun. Christ follows in this line as well, with his birth at the winter solstice (the Sun reborn), as do Rama, Krishna and Buddha.

Yoga

Usually the individual will do well in practising meditation and the Yoga of knowledge to connect to the higher self within.

The main thing is to establish a sense of self-identity according to our inner nature as pure consciousness. We must learn to discriminate between the lower self and the higher self. We should trace the origin of the “I thought” to the Divine light within the heart.

Life Style

The individual should cultivate independence and courage. They should challenge their fears. They should bring the light into all the dark corners of their mind. They should learn to appear in public alone and be able to spend time alone. They should strive to take more initiative and a leadership role in life. They should spend time outdoors in the Sun, along with Sun-bathing twenty minutes or more a day.