Sun in the 1st House


Assertive, Energetic, Confident, Self-aware, Ambitious, Independent, Leadership-oriented, Dynamic, Expressive

The 1st house is the house of "Self."  It is home to our ascendant/rising sign and is associated with our physical body, our self-image, our style of initiating things, and how others notice us in a first impression or superficial setting.

It is the house through which we consciously perceive the world and how it perceives us.

This House is also concerned with the individual's instinctive reactions and spontaneous behavior. It shows how one navigates the world and the tactics one uses to confront and overcome obstacles. The First House can reveal how an individual tackles problems and addresses challenges.

The planet that rules the 1st house and any planets within it will greatly impact an individual's physical attributes, character traits, and personal style. For example, if Venus, the planet of beauty and love, is in the 1st House, the native may be considered attractive, charming, and have a taste for fashion.

If you have Sun in the First House, you are important to yourself and will spend much time and energy on your own personal affairs.  It's not that you do not care about others; it is just that you have your work to do, which is very important to you.  You want to shine and be noticed for who and what you are.  You may want to lead or be in a position of dominance.

You are confident, independent, and usually responsible.  But watch for tendencies to be power-seeking or dictatorial.  Be alert to false pride and try to be more humble.  Give proper credit to others for their contributions.


Ben Baker, CEO

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Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.