The Sun Sign represents the Sign of the Zodiac that the Sun was in at the time of your birth. The Sun rules will power and the individuality. It is the core of your potential and sets the direction you want to take in life.
Sun Sign Astrology
Sun sign astrology became popular after August 24th 1930 when the Sunday Express published an astrological article by R. H. Naylor about the birth of Princess Margaret. As a result newspaper sales soared leading to a commission for astrologer Naylor to write a series.
Soon after this regular astrology columns started to appear in the press leading to the newspaper astro-columns we know today. (There were popular almanacs dating back as far as 1468 but these were not using the sun alone to determine fortunes.)
Astrologers know that sun sign astrology is only a very small part of the whole astrological picture. For example, your individuality is designated by the sun sign while personality is designated by the ascending sign in your chart at the time of birth.
Astrologers also hold that the positions of the stars and planets in your chart at the moment of birth reveal the general direction of life and the potential for creativity. In addition, the relationship between the planets and the houses they are in, all have a bearing upon your life and fortunes.
The art of astrology shows us our strengths and weaknesses, and, most importantly, our potential but only a complete chart can reveal these secrets.