Did you know that synastry overlays are one of the first things to look at after drawing a synastry chart?
Sun in the 1st house synastry overlay will give us on overview of how our egos interact and how our partner’s creative expression plays out in our life; how it affects us and whether it inspires us or makes us feel belittled. And vice versa.
The Sun is our vital force, it is the main inner driver that gives us a reason to live on this earth, so it is a central part of the horoscope that shouldn’t be overlooked when examining the possible emotional and psychological dynamics of a relationship.
So, what does the Sun in 1st house synastry overlay imply about your relationship?
I will give you ALL possible versions of how this can play out in your life if you just keep reading.
Before I do that, however, I would like to remind you that synastry overlays are actually the SECOND step in compatibility analysis AFTER both charts have been examined separately.
Studying the separate horoscope of each partner is crucial, because this gives imperative insight into what each individual needs in a relationship. The separate horoscopes of both partners reveal hidden emotional patterns, which the individual may not even be aware of. The birth chart of each partner provides important information about how they approach a relationship, what type of relationship is most suitable for their personality and subconscious behavioral patterns, and whether they need to undergo considerable inner growth before they can mature for a long-term union.
Most importantly, the separate horoscope of each individual provides hidden trauma that may be sabotaging each and every relationship they form, which may in turn undermine this particular union if they are not consciously working on alleviating pain from the past.
The position of the Sun, Moon, Venus and Mars should be closely examined in each of the horoscopes, and so should the state of the 1st, 7th, 5th house and their rulers. It is especially critical to look at hard aspect between Moon, Venus, Mars and Saturn and Pluto. Challenging aspects with Saturn will give the individual an inborn inability to express love and would suggest a certain level of maturity before they can get married and create a family.
Difficult aspects with Pluto would suggest deep psychological trauma, an inherent tendency to manipulate and in the case of a Pluto-Mars square even a tendency for violence or attracting aggressive partners.
I have created two step-by-step beginner guides, which to a certain degree cover this very first crucial step of the compatibility analysis in the following articles, which I believe you should check out before you continue with synastry overlays:
What zodiac sign am I compatible with?
What horoscope am I compatible with?
If you are not sure how to approach a thorough and complete synastry analysis by yourself, you can also check out my Astrology Services.
Now that you are aware of the preliminary preparation required before moving onto synastry overlays, let’s talk about the Sun in 1st house synastry overlay meaning.
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In the birth chart, the Sun represents the center of our personality, just as the Sun is the center of the solar system.
The Sun’s position in the natal chart – by sign, house and aspects creates the fundamental basis of our character, on which all other influences from the other planets are superimposed. For this reason, when we compare the birth charts of two people, we first pay attention to the relative position of their Suns. Although the streams of influence between two people flow through different energy channels, connecting different points of their horoscopes, the Sun with its representation of the ego is one of the principal channels of interaction that needs to be examined.
In synastry analysis, when we do an overlay of two birth horoscopes, your partner’s Sun falls in one of the twelve houses of your horoscope. In each of these twelve positions, it sets a certain color for your relationship and shows an area of your life where the other will have a strong influence.
One Important Thing To Remember About Sun in 1st House Synastry
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The most important thing to remember about having someone’s Sun in your first house in Synastry is that it acts as a permanent transit to your first house!
This means that for as long as you are in this particular relationship, for as long as you communicate and exchange energies with this person, their Sun will be like a permanent transit in your first house.
Their Sun, with all it represents will be affecting your own moods, your appearance, and even your health! If you have planets in your first house, their Sun will be further activating these planets, and the aspects they are making.
1st House in Synastry
Firstly, when someone’s planets fall in our 1st house, we can say that a person has a noticeable impact on our life, it is difficult for us to leave them unattended, because we are strongly drawn to them. This person seems to be a part of us. In him or her, we see ourselves.
Furthermore, with our presence we awaken in a person the qualities and spheres of “activity” of the planet belonging to him. In the worst case, you will feel the pressure of your partner, his criticism towards you, in some cases it may seem that he is using, asserting himself at the expense of you.
Planets near the Ascendant can indicate an interest in your appearance and body, especially Pluto and Lilith (the latter is basically about sticking to you).
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Sun in 1st House Synastry Meaning
Sun in the 1st house synastry means that your partner was born in the zodiac sign in which your Ascendant is placed or in the adjacent one in the direction of the signs. First house in the horoscope is the most personal, house of the Ego also showing the main potential in your current life.
When the Sun of the other illuminates it, it creates a strong emotional attraction in the initial stage of the relationship.
Your partner is fascinated by you, admires you and sees only your good sides, exaggerating and beautifying them. The duration of this initial and wonderful period lasts differently, depending on the zodiac sign of the house person’s Sun. If it is in Virgo, sobriety occurs faster than if, for example, in the zodiac sign Pisces.
This does not mean that your partner will no longer like you, but they will start noticing your imperfections a lot more easily. Then you will notice that the main thread in your relationship will be competition and rivalry.
You can inspire and support each other in individual or even better in joint ventures, in which you can exchange the role of leader-follower. If you like it and you are ready to always maintain a high competitive spirit to win battles together, then this is a partner, who suits you.
The position of your partner’s Sun in the first natal house is very stimulating and constructive for the growth of both, especially if it is well placed in their birth chart and has supporting aspects from the other planets.
The Psychology Behind Sun in 1st House Synastry
When one partner’s Sun falls on the other person’s Ascendant or, to a slightly lesser degree, in their first house, or when it throws a major aspect to the rising sign, there is a similarity between the Sun person’s essential self, their inner being, and the way the partner is seeking to project themselves outwardly.
The house person’s psychological orientation will therefore encourage the Sun person to be his or her own essential self more effectively. The house person will appreciate the Sun person’s worth as an individual and have a higher regard for him or her, to the extent that the house person sees their own external characteristics and outward method of approach, demonstrated in mature fashion by the partner.
Sun in the 1st house synastry overlay creates the possibility of much mutual attraction, with the house person, demonstrating admiration for the Sun person, who is happy to receive this appreciation. The house person may recognize and acknowledge the Sun person’s ability to lead, allowing them to fulfill this natural function and so nurturing their self-confidence.
If the Sun is not in conjunction with the ascending degree but throws a benefic aspect to it from some other sector of the partner’s horoscope, a strong connection between the partners can exist. In cases where the Sun is in adverse aspect, the Sun’s authority may not be accepted, and a struggle for supremacy may develop. There can be strong elements of contrast, both psychological and physical and if the Sun is afflicted, the Sun person may try to dominate their partner or impress them through different means. The quincunx can be an indication of antipathy.
On a more positive note, in the Sun in 1st house synastry aspect, the warmth and affection of the Sun can encourage and bring out the best in their partner, giving added confidence and providing them with a source of personal sustainment as well as an example that the house person would wish to emulate.
The Sun may expect due acknowledgment of his role as patron and mentor in supplying moral and per-haps more tangible support. This could be a small price to pay for the goodwill and encouragement, which the Sun person is prepared to offer freely to their partner.
When a parent’s Sun falls in this area, they may try to bring up the child as a carbon copy of themselves.
This solar position can be an important synastry aspect, bringing much benefit, or the reverse, depending on how well-positioned the Sun is in the individual’s chart and the cross-aspects it makes to the partner’s horoscope.
The Sun person can provide inspiration or may monopolize attention, but the relationship will never be half-hearted!
Since the natural ruler of the 1st house is Aries, in this situation, both individuals will strive to improve each other until they become practically similar in their views and positions.
This state of affairs, taking into account the desire of everyone to play an equally important role, should very obviously lead to their close cooperation on the basis of competition. At the same time, both individuals, without much infringement on their pride, are ready to hide their egoism away if their cooperation is obviously highly effective.
Romantic and intimate relationships of such partners are characterized by strong mutual attraction, because the Sun is the natural ruler of the 5th House, and the Ascendant affects the physical body of a person.
Sun in 1st House Synastry Worst-Case Scenario
This can happen if the Sun person or both individuals are unevolved and/or the cross-aspects are unfavorable.
If the relationship is bad, the partner begins to seem like a cruel and inexorable tyrant, whose main goal is to humiliate my human dignity and destroy me as an independent person. I act for him in the guise of a daring and disobedient slave, who has an incomprehensible power over him, but whom he, nevertheless, must ‘train’, and bring to an acceptable form.
Sun in 1st House Synastry Best-Case Scenario
When the Sun is not badly afflicted and the cross-aspects with the other planets in the synastry chart are favorable, the Sun person generally likes the house person.
You love their style, look, and approach to life. You feel like you are on the same wavelength, as if they really understand you. You can be yourself around them, which seems very natural. You lose your guard around them.
The Sun in the first house makes both partners feel comfortable and positive towards each other. Both of you are boosting each other’s self-esteem, always trying to show your best. This is a common synastry aspect for marriage.
The Sun in 1st house synastry overlay is just one of many factors that need to be considered when making a compatibility analysis, but I sincerely hope that this article did shed some light on the dynamics of your relationship.
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