Having the Sun in the 1st house means being born right before sunrise, and from the ancient years, it was believed that it is a good omen for the newborn’s life. The Rising Sun located in the first house grants its light to the person’s body and character, making the native a beautiful person with a strong presence among others. This aspect empowers self-confidence and helps projecting power towards others; the native is a born leader and the masses find in him the bright light that they yearn to follow. The strong leadership abilities are a result of the Sun’s presence in the traditional house of Aries; the Sun in the 1st house is a fighter, always willing to reach out and fight for the goals that the native establishes.
The Sun, let us remember, represents life, vitality, will, and therefore has a primordial role in a chart. The House therefore representing the person, the Sun will play a rather independent role, centered on itself, with therefore a tendency to develop its own ego (depending on the sign of course). There will be a need to express his personality for himself, and without depending on others. this will be all the more true when the Sun is close to the point of the Ascendant, because then considered as “dominant”.
It is obvious that a Sun in Leo will give in this House a strong ego and an often demonstrative tendency, whereas if it is in Virgo for example, this tendency will be less visible, given the reserved and modest side of this sign. But for all that this need to express his personality will always be present.
The will will therefore tend to be used for oneself above all, often with the fact of hiding what one considers to be weaknesses. It will also bring more vitality and dynamism.
If it is a man who has this position, his whole personality will be looking for autonomy and affirmation. If it is a woman, the behavior will be more focused on being less dependent on men (the Sun is the image of “man”) and on any authority in general.
Two cases can arise:
The Sun in 1st house is in the same sign as the Ascendant, in which case, the personality will be very complete, and its image corresponding for the most part to what it really is. (the sign in question becoming a dominant theme). Taking the example of a Sun in Leo and an Ascendant in Leo, there are no surprises about the personality, very autonomous, rather egocentric, and in need of self-esteem.
The Sun in 1st house is in a different sign from the Ascendant, in this case the person will have a different way of expressing their true nature. I take the example of a Sun in Virgo and a Leo Ascendant: the person will partially hide their Virgo part (reserve, modesty, tendency to worry, sometimes feeling of inferiority) behind a stronger, more solid image, and more confident (Ascendant Leo). This will not prevent him from having the goal of asserting his Virgo personality of course since the Sun is in House 1.
Finally, a planet in the Ascendant also having a role on the physical plane and therefore of health, The Sun in 1st house will make it possible to judge all the better the vitality of the subject (according to the good or less good aspects that he receives).
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.