Sun in 11th House
The 11th house is traditionally seen as the house of goals and friends. But in this context friends means allies and acquaintances. These are people who share common goals with you rather than people who you have intimate (emotional or otherwise) connections with. In ancient astrology the 11th house was considered the house of luck and good fortune and there is a good reason for us to see it that way.
It is the place in our chart where we set our goals and where we find other people to help us accomplish these goals. The nature of the goals and the nature of the allies that will help us achieve our goals can be found by looking at the planets in this house and the sign on the cusp of this house. Although increasingly I am also looking at the other signs that lay anywhere within this house even if they aren’t on the cusp (but to each their own).
The sun in the chart represents the self and the expression of self to the world. Essentially we are talking about the ego, but looking at ego without judgement as an expression of the boundaries of who we are in comparison to those around us. With the sun in this house we come to identify who we are with what we want from life and with our relationships with those who will help us to accomplish it.
The 11th house is a house that grows stronger with age, in our younger years it is quite muted and it becomes increasingly activated in the last third of our lives, so sometimes this can mean a bit of a stall in our progression into understanding who we are, how we relate to the world and what we are here to do. The result is, with the sun in this house, we sometimes see people who are late bloomers who work for much of their life and the benefits of that work don’t come until later in life.
Late bloomer is a relative term; you can have someone who is very successful financially in their life but they don’t feel their work feeds their soul who chooses to retire and volunteer and sees the volunteering as their legacy. Or someone who is a successful business person but dreams of being a writer and that to them is the height of success even if the money and accolades don’t follow. It’s about what we want in the core of our being and whether we are succeeding at manifesting that into the physical world.
This placement of the sun might very well mean that your youth is meant to be a study to support the real work that you will be doing as you age. This placement sometimes brings a significant career change later in life and looking at the sign on the cusp of this house will help you get a better understanding of what kinds of fields might be most fruitful. It can also mean that you stay in a similar field through your life but the fruits of your labour aren’t seen until later in life….this would depend on the relationship between the signs/planets in your 11th house and your 2nd house.
It is important to remember that our goals are not always about our career but because the 11th house is about allies the goals that you see here will typically be about something that you wish to bring into the world or a way that you would like to contribute. In the case of the sun in the 11th house what you want to contribute to the world is the essence of your being and a fearless expression of your self in the world.
There is an honesty to the sun, it basks in the warmth and casts light on the entirety of ourselves and that honesty and radiance is what you are here to bring. Your greatest service is to bring who you are into the world in a way that serves others and serves humanity. The key to drawing the kinds of allies that you need in order to accomplish your goals is to embody the best qualities of the sun in astrology: light, warmth, creativity, magnetism, charisma, energy and power.
The sun gives us a sense of self, it shows us our identity and with this placement sometimes it takes longer for us to find out who we are and what we want, but there is huge potential once we do. The result is often our life work with this placement is work that demands the wisdom that many accumulate with age but also with standing up as a representation of a group of people. Using your individuality and presence to give a voice to a collective.
Sun in the 11th House
You are a humanitarian who aims to treat everyone as equals. You seek to be unique and original, and you do your best to avoid bias and prejudice. Social status is less important to you than belonging to a group of diverse personalities. Your identity, in fact, is somehow linked to a larger unit than yourself. You have high hopes and goals, and tend to look at life in terms of opportunities.
You have magnetic appeal, as people sense your broad tolerance and openness. The friendships you establish are crucial to your development. If you identify too much with your friendships and your friendliness, you may become too impersonal and alienate those who would like to get close to you.
Alternate Interpretation: You are everybody’s friend, but not always a friend to everybody. You often value friendship above love and may choose to keep your friends for a lifetime. Quick to bond, you may be equally quick to separate from a relationship when it appears you have nothing in common. You will doubtless find a place in a variety of social and service clubs, and hold more than one office. You adapt easily and fit into almost any group because you know how to get the most out of a situation, refuse to compromise your ideals, and maintain harmony by finding values to which all can relate.