A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Sun in First House
When exalted Sun is placed in the first house in a horoscope, Aries rises in the ascendant. Exalted Sun is benefic in the first house in most cases though it may turn malefic in some cases. This generally happens when Sun is afflicted by malefic planets, such as through conjunction and/or aspects. As the number of malefic planets and the strengths of such planets increase, Sun may become more malefic.
If exalted Sun is afflicted by two or more than two malefic planets in the first house, it may turn significantly or highly malefic. Apart from that, the overall theme of horoscope having such exalted Sun can also turn it malefic in some cases, when such theme is highly malefic. The concept of benefic planets turning malefic due to influences of malefic planets has been explained in Manglik Dosh section of the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh (Revised Edition)’.
Let’s look at some results which may be given by exalted Sun in the first house when it is benefic. Such exalted Sun in the first house may prove good for overall health of the native. Sun may boost immunity here. As a result, such natives may have strong immune systems. They may not be troubled much by seasonal allergies and they may also pose good resistance against bacterial, viral and other types of infections.
Benefic exalted Sun in the first house may bless the native with creative abilities as well as physical energy. As a result, such natives may excel in creative fields and some of them may engage in various types of sports. Some other natives may become dancers, actors, body builders, boxers, martial arts trainers, athletes and other likewise professionals.
Benefic exalted Sun in the first house may also bless the native with success through several other professional spheres. Hence such natives may also become doctors, engineers, lawyers, politicians, police officers, army officers, air force officers, fire fighters and several other types of professionals, depending on their overall horoscopes. Benefic exalted Sun in the first house can bless the native with courage, confidence and leadership abilities among other good things. Hence such natives may achieve success in leadership roles in private as well as in government organizations, depending on their overall horoscope.
Taking an example, if benefic exalted Sun is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Aries along with Mercury, and Mars is placed in the sixth house in Virgo, the native may become a police officer, doctor, lawyer or army officer. If benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Cancer, exalted Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces and Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Virgo along with Mars, the native may become a doctor.
On the other hand, if exalted Sun in the first house of a horoscope turns malefic, it can create various types of problems for the native, depending on his overall horoscope. Such natives may suffer from problems related to health, profession, children, father, love life, marriage and several other problems, depending on their overall horoscopes.
Taking an example, suppose a malefic combination of Sun, Mercury and Ketu is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Aries. In such case, the native may suffer from problems related to profession, health, father and children among other problems. Such native may have serious issues with his father, he may get separated from his father during childhood or he may lose his father to death, depending on his overall horoscope.
Let’s consider another example. Suppose a malefic combination of exalted Sun, Venus, Mars and Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Aries. In this case, the native may face problems related to his marriage, wife, children, father and profession among other problems. Looking at marriage, such malefic combination may delay the marriage of the native and/or it may create serious problems in his marriages, thereby breaking one or more than one marriage, depending on his overall horoscope.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Sun in the first house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.