Sun: The Art of Living

449f49b42d2e964c178d32716292133fThe Sun in astrology possesses an all-powerful vitalism, representing the vital force in all human beings. The power of this fiery orb is the source of life – which holds back the terrifying dark. The Sun moves in a future direction and strikes for objectivity, it also symbolizes our impulse, desire, and wanting. It is thought of as the “control center,” holding back or releasing instinctual energy.

In its pure expression, the Sun is strong and authentic and represents the primary self-hood or “I am.” In essence, it is the light of the soul and represents genuineness, warmth, and brilliance. On another level, the Sun represents the ‘outer eye’ of individual awareness, the self-referential aspect of our being responsible for our personal identity, and the part of us which seeks the luminosity of consciousnesses.

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Psychics have expressed that we were created by a Godhead to be basically and intrinsically whole and that God exists within us all, and we are all a part of Him and we will live forever, no one will be lost or diminished. Moreover, we are all here to evolve our soul and have chosen life to perfect our being. Another popular thought on this subject is that God needs us to experience every facet of life. The common question asked is why God needs us for learning? If God is is ALL KNOWING. Jung confronted this in his controversial Answer to Job (later regretting using the word – God). Carl Jung believed that Yahweh needed humans to carry the task of his consciousness.

In the broader spectrum, it is only by each person becoming more conscious, the cosmos gains consciousness. In the Apollon article by Liz Greene, she also regards this acquiring of consciousness as necessary for us, in order to reconnect to “eternal realities.” Additionally, referring to the Sun as our personal destiny arising from becoming more aware of our own inner light. The Sun is also acting as a great reconciler of our other planetary conflicts. The author correlates the Sun to a sense of knowing our future and that we want to fulfill it, some kind of a prophecy we must live for:

In other words, the message of the oracle was not “psychic”, but revealed in a flash the essential pattern underpinning the individual’s life, or highlighted the bare bones of a chapter in that life. We are really looking at what we mean by destiny, rather than “fate” in the compulsive sense, and in this respect Apollo’s prophecies are indeed related to the astrological Sun. When we glimpse an inner design or destiny, it gives our lives meaning and gives us something to live for; and we can get insight into that design if we look at the placement of the Sun in the birth chart by house, sign and aspect. Here is our future, the person we are potentially capable of becoming and deeply wish and need to become, if we are to feel our lives have some reason other than eating, reproducing, and dying. We may misinterpret the flash of meaning which the Sun gives, depending on our age, circumstances, and emotional needs and conflicts. But the core story of the individual’s destiny is already known somewhere inside, and this is perhaps why the Sun is so closely connected with vocation, one’s “calling”, or, as Howard Sasportas put it, “a call from the inner Self”. Sun-God Apollon – Liz Greene

The energy of the Sun represents the basic need to express our own true nature and it embodies our major life themes and life experience. Essentially the Sun represents our radiance, luminescence and indicates our spiritual core level. Furthermore, it is unique and filled with its own will-power and its symbol represents the possibility of wholeness. On a deeper level, the Sun is also the archetype of the self-unfolding process. Jung ascertained that this solar part of the personality is the totality of the psyche and an ongoing and unfathomable mystery dwelling in the unconscious. Needless to say, the Sun has been regarded as the most important heavenly body in astrology.

The Sun holds a strong relationship with the physical father describing his influential presence, and will normally paint an accurate picture of this image; he plays an important role in our further development. The solar force is the elemental throne of a god or hero, and a magnificent power is released within the psyche of every individual. All of life for us mortals needs to have a sense of purpose and we essentially need to feel a sense of importance.

One may know everything about astrology and make a mess of one’s life. Yet the connection between the astrology and the art of living is there, and for me it provides the clue to the survival of a science which has long been termed a pseudo-science. What, I ask, can be more important than the knowledge of how to live one’s life on earth? Henry Miller, Foreword: His World of Urania