• Seeking Approval

Sun Opposition Ascendant

Sun Aspects

The sun represents our vitality and our conscious ego, the self and its expression. It establishes our will to live and our creative force. It is associated with spontaneity and health. A well aspected Sun will describe a person who has heart, who cares for others both in general, and at the personal level. A poorly aspected Sun will describe a person who either has much more difficulty accessing this love and caring ability. In your chart the position of the sign represents your life purpose and style in which your make your mark in the world.

Sun Opposition Ascendant


The Sun opposite your Ascendant shows that you have a need to seek approval from others in order to feel good about yourself. The Sun is our self, what we essentially are, and so with the Sun on the 7th house cusp you need constant feedback from the world in order to feel that you are all right in the its eyes.
Without it you have trouble maintaining your self-confidence and sense of self-worth. This can be quite problematic, and your solar center can lack cohesiveness.
You attempt to find yourself through others, and so you can be quite good at decision making, negotiations, therapy, and other situations where being able to slip into another’s shoes is advantageous. For this same reason, you enjoy decision-making best when it's done in collaboration with another person.
You feel that it halves the burden of responsibility on your shoulders. But, of course, it also halves the credit you receive when those decisions work out positively. Not to mention the “design by committee” problems that come from excessive collaboration. Try making some of your personal visions a reality, and embrace and then learn from the plaudits or critiques that come back your way.
You find it difficult to admire and respect yourself, but you tend to look up to and excessively admire people who are really no better than yourself. Ask yourself why you focus on other people’s positives but on your own negatives, and seek a greater balance of outlook. Most people, including you, are neither saints nor devils, just a mix of the good and the bad, doing their best in this world to find pleasure and escape pain.
If your Sun is in the 7th house, through marriage you will seek a relationship with the father archetype, either by playing the role of father or by expecting your partner to do it for you. If the Sun is in your 6th house, you may consider working partnerships to be especially important.
You are particularly proud of your professional partnerships, and in them you get to do some fathering, in the sense of providing protection and identity for others, and it brings out the best in you. In work you may also be a quite good investigator or analyst, and with that specialist role you would work well in a team.
Work on your own self confidence and inner security. Inner child meditation and more self-love can help you integrate your solar energies and give you more power to be yourself. You may, however, still feel as though life is not important without other people in your life, especially a romantic partner.
So if you don't have one, start seeking. But always from a place of fullness. Only then will you be able to find what you seek.