The Sun is consciousness, suggesting the power of choice, to be creative and apply those energies to living. Helios, Apollo, Sol, or the Sun, is the center and the source of all things in our system. As Evangeline Adams says, by him are all things and in him, all things subsist. For each one of us, we are the central figure of a drama divine, and the Sun is the chief source of that energy. The Sun in the human being represents the consciousness that returns every morning after sleep. The Sun plays a central role and its gravity keeps the planets in orbit and also dictates their speeds. The closer they are to the Sun, the faster they go. The term exaltation is part of traditional astrology in classifying planets. Exaltation is a sign placement said to be more favorable. The Sun in Leo has dignity in its own sign. The Sun in Aries is a more potent force for self-expression and is thought to be a positive placement. In Aries, it is the awakening to a new day of possibility and the feeling of being alive. The Sun in Leo is what we create for ourselves and it is what we do independently, alone. We build our life. If what we have created is not what we wanted it still belongs to us.