The Sun is not a planet in the astronomical sense. Astrology refers to it as a planet because astrological norms are from an era which was geocentric. The Sun is the traditional ruler of Leo. It is exalted in Aries and debilitated in Libra. The Sun is seen as a masculine, hot and dry planet. A well aspectec Sun can indicate creativity, self-reliance, courage, strength, success, good ehalth, generosity and a warm affectionate nature. An afflicted Sun can show low self-esteem or on the other hand, over-confidence, selfishnss, ego, misfortune and trouble with authorities.