"What's your sign?" The answer to this common first date or party question, is your sun sign—the one sign you're most likely to know even if you have a passing familiarity with astrology.

The sun traveling through the zodiac creates what we think of as our astrological year. In the natal chart, the sun represents who we are and who we strive to be. Unlike the moon, which represents our emotional responses, the sun stands for our most rational selves and the way we interact with the world on a daily basis. It also determines how we balance the influence of all the other planets in our personality.

No matter what your sign however, the sun in each sign delivers some big overarching themes that affect everyone in the zodiac. Since the sun rules over the ego and sense of self, we feel these shifts in everything from our confidence and mood to our performance at work. Approximately every 30 days, the sun transits to a new sign and brings with it a fresh sense of perspective and ideals—what we call "seasons."

Pick a Sign to See The Sun's Effects

Solar Eclipse Calendar Dates

2020

Jun 21

Dec 14

2021

Jun 10

Dec 4

2023

Apr 20

Oct 14

2024

Apr 8

Oct 2

2025

Mar 29

Sep 21

2026

Feb 17

Aug 12

2027

Feb 6

Aug 2

2028

Jan 26

May 22

2030

May 30

Nov 25