Let’s look at important things here –
Sun - Sun represents Personality, King, Government, Father, Authority, Career, Top Positions, Ego, Self Esteem, Health, Education etc.
Ardra - Ardra is nakshatra of transformation, turmoils and chaotic events. This can be most closely related with accidents and emergencies. For more information on Ardra, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/ardranaksh.
Gemini - As Ardra is part of Gemini, Gemini sign and its representations become important here. Gemini is the 3rd sign of zodiac belt, so it represents many things related with 3rd house of horoscope like, Communication Skills (either written, oral or even by sign language), Marketing, Business etc. It is a sign basically related with communications and business ideas. Gemini is divided into 2 and half nakshatra of Mrigashira, Ardra and Punarvasu. Gemini's lord is Mercury, which is significator of Communications.
Mercury - As Mercury rules Gemini, Mercury’s position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Mrigshira/Gemini.
Rahu- As Ardra is ruled by Rahu, Rahu's position and dignity will also have an important role in functioning and results of any planet in Ardra.
Houses Involved – Also, we can’t afford to forget the houses involved as a planet can be ruling different houses and sitting in different house for every person as per ascendant and planet’s position. To know overall affect, we have to consider the houses involved as those areas of life are being impacted.
Interpretation of Sun in Ardra Nakshatra – Now, when Sun is in Ardra Nakshatra, As Ardra is about turmoils and chaotic events, these people can go through many inner turmoils and transformation before they realize their true path in life. They can have many ups & downs and changes in career. Their relationship with father and authority figure can be troublesome. They can meet people who hurt their ego. At the same time, this is a nakshatra closely related with medical profession. They can be seen as Surgeon or anyone who serves people in their emergencies. Due to Rahu's rulership, they can be dealing in drugs or they can be working with medical or new-age scientific & technological equipment. Due to mythological story, they can be in fields like Archery. Due to Gemini impact, they can be in business related with travelling r communication. They can be more interested in online ways of communication rather than normal ways. Basically, this position shows trouble for person & father both in early life but they will have a better sense of self in later life.
Role of Mercury – Mercury's position will become important in functioning and results of Sun in Ardra/Gemini as Mercury rules Gemini. If Mercury is in good dignity then Sun will have proper direction about the direction of his path or career.
Role of Rahu - Likewise, Rahu's placement is important to guide Sun in right direction.
Other Factors – And of course, we need to consider conjunction, aspects, house lordship, house position and dashas etc to know the exact results of Sun in Ardra. So, we always need to take a holistic view of chart rather than just 1 planetary position.
Conclusion – So, this is how I see Sun in Ardra can work in a chart.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer