The Sun represents your ego and life’s purpose. They are expressed in certain ways (via your Sun sign) and through certain areas of your life (via the house your Sun is in). When your Sun progresses into a new sign or house, there will be a dramatic shift in how you express yourself. This can have a huge impact on your love life, because the essence of who you are is evolving. You can’t ignore the Sun sign you were born with; that influence will remain. But as your Sun progresses, its natal potential develops.
Your Progressed Sun moves about 1 degree per year, from the day you were born. Depending on its original position, it may only change signs or houses two or three times in your life. You can use Sasstrology’s free service to check out where your Progressed Sun is right now, and then estimate when it will move into the next sign or house (keeping in mind that the number of degrees in each sign ranges from 0-29). When your Sun progresses into a new sign, get used to it; you’ll be living it for (roughly) the next 30 years.
Progressed Sun Changing Signs
When your progressed Sun changes signs, the expression of your conscious will, and your direction in life, evolves. If you were born with your Sun in Aquarius, you’re probably independent, and a bit detached, in relationships. When your Sun progresses into sensitive Pisces, you won’t lose your baseline Aquarian independence, but you may find it difficult to step back when your partner does something that clashes with your goals. In the past, you might have cooly insisted on doing your own thing, no matter what your partner wanted. Now, you may waver when it comes to pushing your own agenda. You’ll be more sensitive about what your partner wants, and you could become unclear about your original goals. The edge of your detachment will soften.
If your light and airy Libra Sun progresses into intense Scorpio, your focus will switch from maintaining relationship harmony (at all costs) to getting serious, and taking a partnership as far as it will go. You may crave an intimate connection with more depth. If you’ve previously wavered about commitment, this progression could mark a new era of absolute devotion to someone. Or, you may decide that your current relationship isn’t completely satisfying, and end it. You’re still a Sun sign Libra (polite, sociable, gracious) but you’re ready to deepen your approach to love.
As always, you have a choice in how to use the energy at your disposal. Keeping in mind that each sign has an evolved — as well as a Shadow — side, you’ll need to make an effort to express the highest potential of your “new” Sun sign. Progressed Sun into Pisces can result in some lost, delusional behavior: sacrificing too much for a partner, for example. Or, you may drift away from a relationship entirely, because it’s too “mundane” (Aquarian rebelliousness progressed into the Piscean urge to transcend can create some strong escapist tendencies). Libra Sun progressing into Scorpio can descend into a mess of jealousy and paranoia. Libra gets jealous, but Scorpio gets obsessive; it’s important to focus on going deeper, while not allowing Libra’s co-dependency to intensify.
Progressed Sun Changing Houses
When your Sun progresses into a new house, your focus will shift to that area of your life. Your Sun may still be in the same sign, but where you concentrate that energy will change. Let’s say you were born with an Aries Sun in your 3rd House of communication. When it progresses into your 4th House of home and family, all family matters will become more important. You’ll still be an impatient, dynamic Aries, but you’ll be concentrating that energy in your domestic sphere. Getting your message across (3rd House) will be less important than building a home life. This could be the time you decide to move in with your lover. If you already live with your partner, you may simply want to spend more time at home with them, or work on nurturing family connections (their family and your family).
If your Leo Sun progresses from your 5th House of fun and romance into your 6th House of service, your dramatic self-expression will be increasingly focused on how you can help others (including your partner). What you do for someone will make you proud. If you’ve been living it up in the 5th House, the shift to work and discipline (6th House) will be quite noticeable. Your partner may appreciate your increased attention to obligations, while wondering what happened to their playmate. If you’re single, you may become less concerned with romance, and more focused on building a lifestyle and routine that makes you proud.
The Progressed Sun and Trigger Points
As your Sun progresses, it will make aspects to your natal planets and angles. These trigger points can mark specific relationship events, in the context of the house and sign your Progressed Sun is in. For example, the Progressed Sun conjuncting your natal Venus can indicate a major, new love relationship, or something desired in an existing relationship (marriage, the birth of a child, etc). Maybe your Progressed Sun is moving through your 7th House (of relationships) and hits your natal 10th House Moon with a tense square. You could experience a conflict between evolving goals (yours, or your partner’s) in your marriage and your existing career (10th House). What you need (Moon) in your professional life will be at odds with the changes in your personal life. These progression-triggered events will not be quick; they can last from 3 to 4 years. If something happy manifests (like a new relationship), this doesn’t mean it will end as soon as the progression does. Rather, it will be a significant window of time for you to work with this new development and allow it to take root.
The Progressed Sun can create major changes in your love life, depending on the natal sign, house or planet/angle it contacts. Your evolving ego and purpose will be the trigger, and the exact nature of the changes will depend on your natal potential. But whatever happens will be impossible to miss, because the slow speed of the progressed Sun will ensure that these changes last for years.