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Author: Alison Price   –   Published: April 2024

Sun Transits and The Solar Cycle

Follow the Sun

Did you know the Sun creates the seasons? You probably do. 

If you carefully follow the Solar Cycle, you can get a better feel for the general energy throughout any forecast period. 

In fact, tuning into the Sun’s transit through your chart will help you use your energy in a better way, in line with the solar energy. 

Exciting, hey? But only if you do it right. 

Here’s how to do it right… 


Transiting Solar Dates

These solar transit dates will be the same, give or take one day, every single year. Which is why it is such a valuable exercise.

Sun House Ingress

  • Find all the dates that the Sun will enter each of your natal houses.
  • Write them in your astrology journal.

You can use my handy tracker to help you get organized.



Sun to Natal Conjunctions


  • Find the dates every year that the Sun will conjoin all of your planets.
  • Write them in your journal.

Use the handy Solar Transit Tracker to help you list all the aspects that the Sun will make to your chart each year.



Extend Yourself

At this point, you can go deeper and list not only all the solar conjunctions, but all the oppositions, trines and squares and sextiles as well, and even the lesser-used aspects, but that may be overkill to start with.

Below is the Sun trine transit page from the tracker which you can fill in.

The tracker has all the Ptolemaic aspects.


The Sun’s Vitality

As each year unfolds, follow the transiting Sun as it illuminates each house and area of your life. Watch how it invigorates each planet in your chart in turn.

You can monitor this vitality from one year to the next. In this way you will learn so much about yourself, your chart and how solar transits work.


Vitality is the state of being strong and having active energy.

When looking at general health for someone in a chart, we usually consider the 6th house of recoverable health and the 12th house of chronic health, but one other planet to study is the Sun for vitality.

Vitality is your innate ability to bounce back from what life throws at you be it health issues, job insecurity, romantic breakups, irritating teenagers or mean co-workers.

Your natural vitality is shown by the Sun and its complex in your natal chart.

Seasonal Vitality

As the Sun transits your chart is triggers each planet in turn and vitalizes them. There is no downside to a solar transit.

When the Sun comes through your chart:

  • Life is good.
  • You feel uplifted, confident and happy.
  • The Sun beams life, warmth and light into all situations.

This is why it’s important to follow the Sun as it transits your chart.




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Alison Price: Professional Astrologer

Alison helps you uncover your individual creativity and lead a fulfilling life using your own astrology. She shares her wisdom from the heart with a touch of humor. She offers Consultations for everyone and Coaching for Aspiring Astrologers.

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