What path do you have to follow in order to develop your sense of individuality and a healthy ego? The Sun in astrology points to the father archetype, the animus, the ego and the hero. As a symbol of the hero, it represents what you must fight in a conscious way to obtain its maximum expression, either bright or dark, in the sign it occupies. The experience of the Sun is an important constructive factor for personal satisfaction, self-determination and will; it represents the conscious ego.
The Twelve Letter Alphabet, sometimes called the twelve "Archetypes," underlies much of the presentation of planets, signs, and houses in modern Western astrology. In my view, this has led to the distortion of much of astrology's fundamental symbolism. Many other astrologers have come to the same conclusion, yet this system persists.
At astronomy's high point in antiquity during the hellenistic age from around 200 BC - 200 AD, the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere was situated on the border between the fixed star constellations of Aries and Pisces. Astrologers at the time divided the circle of the ecliptic into twelve equal segments of 30° using this zero-point as a frame of reference.