In Astrology, the Sun represents the core of your personality, ego, and life purpose. Challenging aspects to the Sun in your birth chart can indicate areas where you may face difficulties, internal conflicts, or obstacles in your life journey. Sometimes, a difficult relationship with a complicated father is present.
Here are some of the difficult aspects commonly considered when interpreting the Sun’s aspects:
Sun Square (90 degrees): A square aspect between the Sun and another planet (e.g., Sun square Moon) creates tension and challenges. It may suggest inner conflicts, difficulties in expressing yourself, and the need to overcome obstacles in your life path. However, squares can also provide motivation and drive for personal growth.
Sun Opposition (180 degrees): An opposition between the Sun and another planet (e.g., Sun opposite Saturn) can indicate a need to find balance or make choices between the energies of the two planets involved. It can symbolize external conflicts or challenges from others that you need to address. Oppositions can also highlight the tension between your ego and the demands of others.
Sun Conjunction (0 degrees): While a conjunction can be harmonious, it can also bring intensity and challenges if the planets involved have conflicting energies. For example, a Sun-Pluto conjunction can indicate power struggles, transformation, and the need to confront deep issues within yourself.
Sun Quincunx (150 degrees): The quincunx aspect can create a sense of unease and discomfort. When the Sun is quincunx another planet (e.g., Sun quincunx Neptune), you may find it challenging to integrate the energies of these planets, leading to confusion or a sense of being out of sync with yourself.
Sun Semisquare (45 degrees) and Sesquiquadrate (135 degrees): These are minor challenging aspects that can indicate irritations, impatience, and minor obstacles related to the planets involved. They may not be as intense as squares or oppositions but can still require effort to navigate.
Saturn Afflictions to the Sun: Saturn is often associated with challenges and limitations. When Saturn makes a challenging aspect to the Sun (e.g., Sun square Saturn or Sun conjunct Saturn), it can indicate a sense of duty, responsibility, and obstacles that you must overcome in your life. This can lead to feelings of self-doubt and a need to work diligently to achieve your goals.
Demi Lovato has the Sun involved in a grand cross with the Moon, Pluto and Saturn. This is a heavy configuration. According to her, the father was abusive, an addict and alcoholic. Such a planetary combination will result to an ultimate rebirth and ongoing healing efforts.
Whereas, Scott Eastwood, has many flowing aspects to his Sun especially with the MC, and the Moon. Sure, Scott has his Sun Square to Neptune. Square and oppositions bring challenges. It’s important to note that while these aspects can indicate areas of difficulty or tension, they also provide opportunities for growth and self-awareness. Challenging aspects in a birth chart do not necessarily predict failure or negative outcomes but rather highlight areas where you may need to work harder, learn important life lessons, and develop resilience.