Sun in 2nd House
The sun in astrology is an important symbol that shows us who we are at our core, the truth in us. The sun is who we are when there are no outside influences… it’s our resting state and the state that we start to show others when we have come to trust them. If your sun is in the 2nd house the greatest resource that you have in life is You. It’s your charisma, and your presence, and your capacity to act as a leader in the world, it’s your ability to be the representative for a group of people, and your confidence.
Leo’s (ruled by the sun) natural home is the 5th house, which is about pleasure, creation, short term relationships and essentially anything that could be deemed hedonistic in nature. You can apply a lot of these qualities to leo in the 2nd house. Your resource is living with pleasure and perhaps selling the dream of this pleasure and joy to others. Your resource is finding the light and standing in it in order to build what you want in the world. The sun is about standing true in who you are and waiting for others to adore you. The confidence that that requires is extraordinary and it is a key personality trait in all performers. So stand tall and wait to be admired, you deserve it!
The sun is also about being willing to take a leadership role, having the buck stop with you and standing alone in the spotlight, those are courageous attributes and there is great value in all of these in most careers. You have the ability to get noticed and to leverage the draw that you have to build realtionships and build security in life. With this placement your performing abilities, leadership abilities, creativity and charisma are your greatest resources.
The suns ultimate goal is honest self expression. So the most prominent sober second thought is does this action reflect who I really am at my core. The sun demands that you ask if your actions are true to who you are as a person. But who we are as people is a very complex matter indeed and the sun forces us to look at ourselves and stand tall in all of our imperfections. The sun is also connected to creativity and pleasure so the other two key questions that the sun asks you to ask are: “What am I creating in the world and is it true self expression?” and “Am I doing this because I find joy in it or because its’ something I should be doing?”
With the sun in the 2nd house your relationship to your physical body is a key part of how you see yourself in the world. You see your physical presence as a reflection of who you are as a person, so it is very likely that you take maintaining your physical body very seriously. The sun enjoys any activity where you stand out or are a leader so physical activities that allow us to do so are a great fit. Study a physical art and teach it to others: yoga teachers, pilaties instructors, swim coaches etc. Even without being a leader the sun in the 2nd thrives in honing and perfecting the physical body so any and all sports that accomplish that aim speak to the nature of the sun in this placement.
Sun in the 2nd House
You take pride in what you own, and have a strong drive for security. You have staying power, and you hate to let others down once you’ve made a promise. Avoid over-identifying with what you have. Concentrate on proving your worth through your strong value system and your incredible ability to stick with things and with people. Take pride in the solid and secure foundations that you build, as well as the lasting relationships you aim to maintain, while being careful to avoid possessiveness.
Alternate Interpretation: With the Sun’s energy in the Second House, your personality drive will mainly be directed into the creation of personal wealth, with an emphasis on financial security. A strong desire for material possessions is a dominant motivating factor in your life. You are very sensible with money and, unless very careless, should always be comfortably off.