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Astrological Sun - The Heart of Gold
archetypal content expresses itself, first and foremost,
in metaphors. If such a content should speak of the
Sun and then identify it with the lion, the king, the
hoard of gold guarded by the dragon, or the power that
makes for the life and health of man...
is neither the one thing nor the other... but rather
the unknown third thing that finds more or less adequate
expression in all these similes, yet - to the perpetual
vexation of the intellect - remains unknown and not
to be fitted into a formula."
Excerpt from: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious,
Archetypal Image of the Sun
recognized in the insightful writings of depth psychologist
Dr. Carl G. Jung, MD (quoted just above) - the archetypal
energies of the Sun are reflected by a complex multiplicity
of metaphorical symbols and imagery.
typically associated with the Sun's heart energies are that
of the lion, the king, the hoard of gold guarded by the
dragon, and/or the power that makes for the life and health
The Sun is all this, and yet it is so much more!
Jung wisely pointed out, the Sun (as well as, all other
archetypal images and symbols) - "to the perpetual
vexation of the intellect - remains unknown and not to be
fitted into a formula." The very moment we attempt
the "flattening out" of the Sun's rich symbolic
meanings - by declaring with surety that the Sun is this
one single thing - it suddenly confounds us by becoming
yet another unknown third thing.
Despite all our best efforts at:
the Sun's vital heart energies
the shining astrological Sun as if it were a trained circus
packaging up the Sun's mysterious and vital essence into
nice, neat Sun Sign descriptions...
warm, shining, life-promoting energies of the astrological
Sun refuse to be caged in and/or reduced down to nothing more
than cold, dead, mental concepts.
Sun In The Birth Chart
the astrological birth chart, one of the many things
our birth Sun's heart energies will symbolize is that
of "The Hero's Journey." The Sun's placement
in our birth chart paradoxically symbolizes both
the hero (and heart) of our personal quest and
the treasure of gold we're questing for...
trust me, developing and living out the heart energies
of our birth Sun's placement is a true hero's labor,
fully taking a lifetime to accomplish!
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