Let’s look at important things here –
Sun - Sun represents Personality, King, Government, Father, Authority, Career, Top Positions, Ego, Self Esteem, Health, Education etc.
Shatabhishak Nakshatra - It is a nakshatra related with healing and health care. It is related with serving humanity or higher cause. Please check this link for more info on Shatabhishak Nakshatra - https://www.astrosaxena.com/shatanaksh.
Aquarius - As Shatabhishak is part of Aquarius sign, Aquarius and things represented by Aquarius are also important here. Aquarius is 11th sign of zodiac belt, hence it signifies the things and energy related with 11th house of horoscope, such as Gains, Desires, Hopes and Wishes, Large Organisations, Network Circles etc. Besides this, Aquarius also represents Scientific Thinking & Research, Uplifting the Society, Higher Goals & Rewards for all. Aquarius is made of another set of 2 and half Nakshatra, i.e. Dhanishtha, Satabhisha and Purva-Bhadrapada. Aquarius Lord is Saturn & Rahu.
Saturn & Rahu - As Saturn rules Capricorn & Aquarius and Rahu co-rules Aquarius & also rules Shatabhishak, their position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Shatabhisha/Aquarius.
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 Shatabhishak Nakshatra – As Sun represents Career and Shatabhishak is nakshatra of healing & health care, they will be somehow working in healing services. Even if they are not qualified medical professional, they can still be having a natural ability to heal others. It can be any type of healing, from medical to spiritual. In matters of career or work, they look for some higher humanitarian goal and serving society/humanity at large. This is where they find ego satisfaction or kind of happiness within self. Alternatively, they can be working in large organizations and MNCs in technical side of work but deep down they will be having a continuous desire to serve people and bring some positive change in world. As it is part of Aquarius sign, the best thing is to get into entrepreneurship and work for own. As Sun is in Saturn's sign and Rahu's nakshatra, both enemies, these people get desired results in career after hard work, delay and perseverance. It normally happens from their late 30s or 40s.
Role of Saturn & Rahu - Also, Saturn-Rahu placement is important to guide Sun in right direction, being Aquarius & Shatabhishak lords.
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 Shatabhishak. 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 Shatabhishak can work in a chart.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer