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Sun Mahadasha – Introduction, Characteristics, the Antardasha and Results

One of the most powerful periods of Vimshottari Dasha system, the Sun Mahadasha, holds its reign over all the planets. Representing a royal character, the Sun is the most powerful planet in the Solar System. It enjoys a supreme place in the Universe bringing potency and luminosity with boundless energy to sustain terrestrial life.

The Period of Surya Mahadasha

The progressive planet has its Mahadasha soon after Venus Mahadasha and is the third one in Vimshottari Dasha cycle. It represents the soul, ego, self-esteem, Governance, and superiority. However, its duration is a short one comprising of a mere six years.

Sculpture_of_Surya,_the_Sun_God - Sun Mahadasha
Sculpture of Surya, the Sun God

The Journey of Sun Mahadasha

The result of Surya Dasha depends entirely on the strength of the sun and the house it occupies in the natal chart. Indicating self-esteem, the individual will be aware of his/her importance while encountering events to work on self-esteem and build confidence. This, however, depends on Karmic effects and the transition of the following Dasha.

The Ill-Effects of Surya Mahadasha

It’s a known fact that the effects of the Sun depend on its position in the birth chart. An ill-placed Sun in the 6th, 8th and 12th house combined with Saturn, Mars, Rahu or Ketu gives disastrous results. These include:

  • Unhappiness due to fears, disputes and conflicts
  • Hardships come while travelling or in professional progress
  • Health issues cause anxiety and irritation
  • The individual will suffer punishment, fear, and sorrow resulting from displeasure
  • Loss of pre-owned property, assets, and public humiliation is likely
  • A longing dispute between father and son is very common
  • The native feels he/she is confined in all aspects of life
  • Problems with Government authorities
  • Experiences of defamation and failure
  • Causes severe headache with loss of memory, intestinal problems, and other health issues
Sun in one of the houses - Sun Mahadasha
Sun in one of the houses

Favourable Effects of Sun Mahadasha

Surya Mahadasha turns out to be highly beneficial for natives with sun placed in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th house. The sun, combined with the Zodiac signs, shows different effects clearly and more accurately. For instance, the sun placed in the above houses in Fire signs like Aires, Leo and Sagittarius will give excellent results with all-round progress. The native will earn name and fame with enormous success in career and honours from the Government.

The native will also enjoy positions of power and authority most probably in fields like Army, Police and other prestigious fields related to civil services.

The Effects of Sun Mahadasha with Specific Planets Antardasha

The Sun will have profound effects on the native in conjunction with other planets in the Solar System. This section talks briefly about the effects with Venus and Jupiter in particular. Both the combinations radiate a positive effect on the native deriving amazing results with a small hitch though.

Sun mahadasha - Sun Mahadasha
Sun Mahadasha tells a lot about the native

Sun Mahadasha Venus Antardasha

Creating a perfect balance and harmony is possible by the soft and flexible Venus meeting the energetic and intense Sun. Since the Sun also represents impatience, Venus brings stability in the native’s life, encouraging him/her to move towards enjoying the comforts and luxuries of life. This can sometimes cause the native to indulge in unworthy pursuits and create some conflicts. A journey for monetary gains is also on the cards.

However, this pair can invite some mental distress with health problems including body aches.

Sun Mahadasha Jupiter Antardasha

Jupiter is the Guru planet and is considered a great teacher in Vedic Astrology. The individual will acquire amazing wisdom and knowledge with loads of positive impacts. This combination is very positive and attracts the finer aspects of life for its betterment.

An enhanced vision into the future gives the native a platform to achieve respect and social stature. The native will experience spirituality and there can be some challenges in the way of growth and achievement. However, the pair turns out to be very favourable and blesses the native with all the goodness.

Jupiter  Sculpture - Sun Mahadasha
Jupiter depicted as a sculpture

The Final Word

Surya Dasha is a great time to boost an individual’s self-confidence and self-esteem. It’s also the period to upgrade the skills and polish existing ones for professional success. The Sun represents fiery energy with lots of intensity, and hence, one should strive to be at peace always. The native will also have a golden opportunity to enlighten his/her life with righteousness, self-awareness and purpose. Additionally, you have to do righteous deeds to invite maximum benefits from the Sun.