Firstly, what is a Mahadasha? The word “Maha” means great. The word “Dasha” means a stage in life. So, the Sun Mahadasha refers to the stage in one’s life that will be dictated by the sun.

The sun carries great significance in the world of astrology. The sun represents various crucial aspects of day to day life, including:

- A father figure
- Vitality
- Soul
- Government and Politics
- Business

The Sun Mahadasha lasts six years in total. During this time, one’s identity truly begins to form and independence is gained. If the Sun is properly placed, one’s soul will feel powerful. One will travel, be promoted, see financial gain, have a positive relationship with the government, and see great benefit from a father figure. If the Sun poorly placed, one will feel a decline in willpower. Physical and mental health will decline, status will decrease, there will be great displeasure of politics, and a father figure may face poor health or pass away.

The Mahadasha you are currently in can be calculated by analyzing the positions of the stars and planets at various moments of your life. Knowing which stage you are in and if the respective astrological entity is positioned properly can be critical in ensuring a smooth life.