I figured you guys would like this drawing I finished early this morning. I'm gettin it tattood on me :)
This galaxy we all ended up in, is all but the dream we choose it to be. The Sun is within the dream catcher symbolizing that it is the giver of this dream, our life, without it, it would be impossible. No matter which planet we are on, whether it be Earth, Jupiter, Venus, or Neptune, always remember Mind, Body, and Soul are always there (Represented by the Triskele at the bottom). You need all of them balanced, aligned, and in tune with each other. If one surpasses another, you will become unbalanced and problems will arise. Let this always be a reminder to me.
All things that flow and grow were regarded in early religions as a symbol
of life: fire represented the vital craving for nourishment, water was chosen for its
fertilizing powers, plants because of their verdure in spring-time. Now, all—or
very nearly all—symbols of life are also symbolic of death. Media vita in morte
sumus, observed the mediaeval monk, to which modern science has replied La vie
c’est la mort (Claude Bernard). Thus, fire is the destroyer, while water in its
various forms signifies dissolution, as suggested in the Psalms. In legend and
folklore, the Origin of life—or the source of the renewal of the life forces—takes
the form of caves and caverns where wondrous torrents and springs well up (38).
Dreaming that you are dreaming means your emotional state. You are excessively worried and fearful about a situation or circumstance that you are going through.
To see a dreamcatcher in your dream, indicates that you are putting up a wall or barrier against the negativity in your life. Perhaps there is something in your subconscious that you are trying to prevent from emerging.
The planets constitute a particular order within the cosmos. It is the
business of the science of astronomy to study them from a naturalistic and
mathematical point of view, upon the basis of the system which Copernicus
established with his De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium of 1543, according to
which the sun is the centre around which are set the orbits of the planets: Mercury, the nearest, followed by Venus, Earth, Mars, the Asteroids, Jupiter, Saturn,
Uranus, Neptune (and Pluto). But astrology and traditional symbolism owe their
inspiration not to the Copernican system but to that which had been accepted by
the Ancients. Since the validity of the symbolism here depends exclusively upon
a process of catasterism (that is, the projection of a given mental order into the
celestial order, or the interpretation of a ‘series’ capable of explaining phenomena
in the psychological and spiritual world) it is unnecessary for us to examine the
complex question of how far the Ptolemaic system (in part confirmed by the
Theory of Relativity) can be reconciled with the Copernican. At the same time,
the fact of there being seven planets responds to the idea of the seven planetary
heavens, which in turn tallies with that of the seven Directions or areas in space
(which in turn, when transposed into terms of time, becomes the origin of the
seven days of the week). The relationship of the planets to the seven points in
space is as follows: Sun—the zenith, Moon—the nadir, Mercury—the centre,
Venus—the West, Mars—the South, Jupiter—the East, and Saturn—the North
(54). The order in which astrology places the planets—counting the Sun and the
Moon also as planets—is as follows, taking the Earth as the centre and then
proceeding from the nearest to the farthest: Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun,
Mars, Jupiter, Saturn (Uranus and Neptune, although these two are not generally
counted). The sex of these entities is clearly established so far as Venus, Mars,
Jupiter and Saturn are concerned. Mercury appears as both masculine and androgynous. The Sun and the Moon have interchanged their sex through the ages,
according to the culture of the period. The mystic basis of the planetary myth is
to be sought in the generalization of Varro to the effect that the planets are
celestial bodies and, at the same time, generators of life (7). Each of these generating powers has a characteristic sphere of action, which is its ‘heaven’, and the
influence of this ‘heaven’ spreads out through the interpenetrating zones of space.
Planetary symbolism reaches its highest degree of complexity in its relationship
to the Zodiac; whereas the Zodiac symbolizes the grades and phases of a given
cycle of creation, the planetary ‘series’ expresses rather the pattern of the moral
world. The theory of ‘correspondences’, applied to the planets, educes a complex system wherein each planet is seen as a particular ‘mode’ endowed with a
specific characteristic, and related to one particular Sense, or a metal, a perfume,
or a plant, for example. It is more important, however, to grasp the connexion of
each planet with a given virtue or tendency: thus, the Sun is related to the will and
to activity, the Moon to imagination and the world of forms, Mars to action and
destruction, Mercury to intuition and movement, Jupiter to good judgement and
direction, Venus to love and relationships, Saturn to endurance and reserve. However, the fundamental tendencies of these qualities are sometimes negative and
sometimes positive. Ely Star suggests the following arrangement, in accordance
with the principles of evolution and spiritualization: Sun—potential good, Moon—
potential evil, Mercury—duality and, consequently, free will, Venus—objective
good, Mars—objective evil, Jupiter—subjective good, Saturn—subjective evil.
The planets are thus divided into two zones, one luminous and the other dark,
both of them necessary to the cycle of existence; these zones correspond to the
clear and dark sections respectively of the Chinese symbol of universal flux—the
Yang-Yin (54). Mertens-Stienon has studied the planetary powers in their theogonic
aspect, proceeding from the outside inward, so that the most distant becomes the
oldest and the most ‘primitive’ of the gods: Uranus engenders Saturn (celestial
space creates time), and the reign of Saturn is succeeded by the constructive order
of Jupiter; next comes the offspring of Jupiter—Mars (the active principle),
Venus (the passive) and Mercury (the neutral) (40). From the symbolic point of
view, this evolutive series draws the inquirer inwards, concentrating itself within
the human spirit, since the spirit is the microcosm which reflects the macrocosmic
universe. The importance of the planetary archetypes is apparent in the persistent influence of Graeco-Roman mythology, for it was the classic myths that
most clearly and forcibly expressed their inner meaning; as Jean Seznec (53) has
shown, these myths continued in popularity throughout the Christian culture of
the Middle Ages and the Renaissance unopposed by the Church, since it perceived their symbolic and psychological truth. Waldemar Fenn maintains that
there are certain prehistoric engravings which contain groups of four and of three
component elements and that these drawings correspond to planetary configurations. The popular art of the Nordic races, of course, keeps to this division of the spheres—essential from the psychological viewpoint—into two groups: an inner
group of three factors and an outer one of four. Given the equation of the planets
with the seven Directions of Space (as we have previously outlined), then the
inner group (disposed along the vertical axis) would comprise the series of SunMercury-Moon, while the outer, equivalent to the cardinal points, relates to
Venus-Mars-Jupiter-Saturn. This suggests that, as components of the human
spirit, the three central ingredients have more importance and greater influence
than the outer four, since the latter concern the square and the symbolism of
situation and limitation (as with the tetramorphs), whereas the former constitute
the very psychic dynamism of the ternary order, comprehending the active, the
passive and the neuter.
Dreaming about planets could represent desire to explore either our internal world or the world of our egos (the external or physical world). Planets could also represent deeper things such as the way that we relate to ourselves. They can say something about the relationship that exists between our soul and ego. An orbiting planet could represent your ego. It is travelling around the sun (i.e. soul) and the entire thing could be a huge circle that is you.
In theogony, the Sun represents the moment (surpassing all others in the
succession of celestial dynasties) when the heroic principle shines at its brightest.
Thus, after Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter, comes Helios Apollo. On occasion, the
Sun appears as the direct son and heir of the god of heaven, and Krappe notes that
he inherits one of the most notable and moral of the attributes of this deity: he
sees all and, in consequence, knows all. In India, as Sûrya, it is the eye of Varuna;
in Persia, it is the eye of Ahuramazda; in Greece, as Helios, the eye of Zeus (or of
Uranus); in Egypt it is the eye of Ra, and in Islam, of Allah (35). With his
‘youthful’ and filial characteristic, the Sun is associated with the hero, as opposed
to the father, who connotes the heavens, although the two (sun and sky) are
sometimes equated. Hence, the weapon of heaven is the net (the pattern of the
stars) or the power of binding; while the hero is armed with the sword (symbolically associated with fire). And it is for this reason that heroes are promoted to
solar eminence and even identified with the Sun itself. In a given period of history
and at a certain cultural level, the solar cult is the predominant if not the only one.
Frazer, however, as Eliade has noted, brought out the divergencies of the solar
elements in the sacred rites of Africa, of Australia and Oceania as a whole, and of
North and South America. The cult of the Sun reached an advanced stage of
development only in the New World, and—most advanced of all—in Mexico and
Peru. Eliade concludes that, since these were the only countries in pre-Columbian
America to evolve a viable political system, it may be concluded that there is a
parallel between predominantly solar cults and ‘historical’ forms of human existence. We must not overlook the fact that Rome, the most powerful political force
of Antiquity, and the originator of the historical sense, upheld solar hierophany,
which, during the Empire, dominated all other cults in the form of Mithraic ritual
(17). An heroic and courageous force, creative and guiding—this is the core of
solar symbolism; it may actually come to constitute a religion complete in itself,
as is shown by the ‘heresy’ of Ikhnaton in the 18th dynasty of Egypt; here the
hymns to the sun are, setting aside their profound lyrical interest, expressions of
theories about the beneficent activity of the king of astral bodies. The sun on the
horizon had long served the Egyptians of the Ancient Empire as a means of
defining ‘brightness’ or ‘splendour’. They were also forcibly struck by the analogy between the daily disappearance of the Sun and the winter solstice (19). At same time, there was, for the primitive, astrobiological mind, an essential connexion
between the Sun and Moon, analogous to that between heaven and earth. It is well
known that, for the vast majority of peoples, the sky is symbolic of the active
principle (related to the masculine sex and to the spirit), while the earth symbolizes the passive principle (cognate with the feminine sex and with matter); these
equations, nevertheless, are occasionally transposed. And the same thing happens with the Sun and Moon: solar ‘passion’, so to speak, with its heroic and
fierce character, clearly had to be assimilated to the masculine principle, and the
pale and delicate nature of lunar light, with its connexion with the waters of the ocean (and the rhythm of woman), obviously had to be classified as feminine.
These equations are certainly not constant; but the exceptions do not invalidate
the essential truth of this symbolism. Even physically speaking, the Moon merely
fulfils the passive rôle of reflecting the light which the Sun actively diffuses.
Many primitive tribes hold that the eyes of heaven are the Sun and the Moon
located on either side of the ‘world-axis’, and there are prehistoric drawings and
engravings which may be interpreted after this fashion. Eliade notes that, for the
Pigmies and Bushmen, the sun is the eye of the supreme god. The Samoyeds see
the Sun and the Moon as the eyes of heaven, the Sun being the good eye, and the
Moon the evil eye (one can see here an unequivocal instance of the symbolism of
dualism expanded by the assimilation of that of moral polarity). The idea of the
invincible character of the sun is reinforced by the belief that whereas the Moon
must suffer fragmentation (since it wanes) before it can reach its monthly stage of
three-day disappearance, the Sun does not need to die in order to descend into
hell; it can reach the ocean or the lake of the Lower Waters and cross it without
being dissolved. Hence, the death of the Sun necessarily implies the idea of
resurrection and actually comes to be regarded as a death which is not a true death.
For this reason, too, ancestor-worship is associated with the cult of the sun, in
order to offer the symbolic promise of protection and salvation. Megalithic monuments are based upon the amalgamation of these two cults (17). Thus, the broadest and most authentic interpretation sees the sun as the cosmic reductio of the
masculine force, and the Moon of the feminine (49). This implies that the active
faculties (of reflexion, good judgement or will power) are solar, while the passive
qualities (imagination, sentiment and perception) are feminine, with intuition
possibly androgynous (26). The ‘correspondences’ of the Sun are chiefly gold,
among the metals, and, of the colours, yellow.
Alchemists regarded it as ‘gold prepared for the work’ or ‘philosophical
sulphur’, as opposed to the Moon and mercury (the metal), which is lunar (57).
Another alchemic concept, that of the Sol in homine (or the invisible essence of
the celestial Sun which nourishes the inborn fire of Man) (57), is an early pointer
to the way the astral body has latterly been interpreted by psychoanalysts,
narrowing its meaning down to that of heat or energy, equivalent to the fire of life
and the libido. Hence Jung’s point that the Sun is, in truth, a symbol of the source
of life and of the ultimate wholeness of man (32). But here there is probably some
inexactitude, for totality is in fact uniquely symbolized by the ‘conjunction’ of
the Sun and the Moon, as king and queen, brother and sister (32). In some
folklore-traditions, the urge to allude in some way to the supreme good, which, by definition, is incapable of definition, is met by the saying ‘to join the Sun and
Now, having established the principal terms of solar symbolism—as an heroic image (Sol invictus, Sol salutis, Sol iustitiae) (14), as the divine eye, the active
principle and the source of life and energy—let us come back to the dualism of the
Sun as regards its hidden passage—its ‘Night Sea-Crossing’—symbolic of immanence (like the colour black) and also of sin, occultation and expiation. In the
Rigveda—Eliade reminds us—the Sun is ambivalent: on the one hand it is ‘resplendent’ and on the other it is ‘black’ or invisible, in which case it is associated
with chthonian and funereal animals such as the horse and the serpent (17).
Alchemists took up this image of the Sol niger to symbolize ‘prime matter’, or
the unconscious in its base, ‘unworked’ state. In other words, the Sun is then at
the nadir, in the depths out of which it must, slowly and painfully, ascend
towards its zenith. This inevitable ascent does not relate to its daily journey,
although this is used as an image, and hence it is symbolized by the transmutation
of prime matter into gold, passing through the white and red stages, like the Sun
itself in its orbit. Of undoubted interest, as an indication of the intensity of man’s
attitude towards the Sun, is the reference by Tacitus and Strabo to the ‘sound’
made by the Sun as it rises in the East and drowns in the oceans of the West. The
sudden disappearance of the Sun below the horizon is related to the sudden death
of heroes such as Samson, Hercules and Siegfried (35).
To dream of seeing a clear, shining sunrise, foretells joyous events and prosperity, which give delightful promises.
To see the sun at noontide, denotes the maturity of ambitions and signals unbounded satisfaction.
To see the sunset, is prognostic of joys and wealth passing their zenith, and warns you to care for your interests with renewed vigilance.
A sun shining through clouds, denotes that troubles and difficulties are losing hold on you, and prosperity is nearing you.
If the sun appears weird, or in an eclipse, there will be stormy and dangerous times, but these will eventually pass, leaving your business and domestic affairs in better forms than before.
To see the sun in your dream, symbolizes peace of mind, enlightenment, tranquility, fortune, goodwill, and insight. It also represents radiant energy and divine power. Generally, the sun is a good omen, especially if the sun is shining in your dream. The sun may also be a metaphor for your "son".
To dream that the sun has a creepy, harsh glare, represents a significant disruption or serious problem in your life. The sun is considered a life-giver and thus, any abnormalities and peculiarities to the sun's appearance represents some sort of pain or chaos occurring in your waking life.
Seeing the sun in your dream, symbolizes peace of mind, enlightenment, tranquility, fortune, goodwill, and insight. It also represents radiant energy. It is a good omen to have the sun shining in your dream.
The sun sustains all life on Earth. When you see it in your dreams, it suggests that you are being nurtured and sustained by your environment and your life choices. It could also represent a spiritual force or the light of God. Sunrise may indicate new beginnings and a new wave of energy while sunsets suggest a period of closure and completion. Sunlight in your dreams is never a negative symbol. Light always symbolises or indicates consciousness and may signify masculine energy. Its presence, even in the most disturbing dreams, has reassuring qualities. Old dream interpretation books say that sun shining on you is an omen of good fortune and good will.
Positive associations with this tarot card:
happiness, greatness, enlightenment, vitality, good health, love, fulfillment.
Negative associations with this tarot card:
misjudgement, delays, potential failure, inflated ego.
Simply one of the best, if not the best, cards in the Tarot. The Sun is a most welcome card and a signal of very happy, joyous times.
This card can represent holidays, good news around children or perhaps news or the conception or birth of a much wanted baby.
The Sun heralds a time of fun with friends and family and agreeable companionships and relationships.
Ultimately The Sun dispels negativity and promises of a happy ending.
Negatively The Sun perhaps suggests delays to your plans or achievements and does warn against arrogance and misjudgement caused by an inflated ego.
For Gichtel, it is ‘the seat of insatiable appetite, of illness and death’.
In Mithraic thought (according to Evola) the soul, in order to free itself from the
body, must cross seven spheres.
To dream about your own body, signifies your level of self-worth and self-esteem. Often times, these qualities are dependent on your physical appearance or how your perceive yourself. The dream body also reflects your conscious identity or is representative of your state of health.
Dreaming about your own body means your level of self-worth and self-esteem. Often times, these qualities are dependent on your physical appearance or how your perceive yourself. The dream body also reflects your conscious identity. The body is also representative of your state of health.
To dream of seeing your soul leaving your body, signifies you are in danger of sacrificing yourself to useless designs, which will dwarf your sense of honor and cause you to become mercenary and uncharitable.
For an artist to see his soul in another, foretells he will gain distinction if he applies himself to his work and leaves off sentimental ro^les.
To imagine another's soul is in you, denotes you will derive solace and benefit from some stranger who is yet to come into your life.
For a young woman musician to dream that she sees another young woman on the stage clothed in sheer robes, and imagining it is her own soul in the other person, denotes she will be outrivaled in some great undertaking.
To dream that you are discussing the immortality of your soul, denotes you will improve opportunities which will aid you in gaining desired knowledge and pleasure of intercourse with intellectual peo
Dreaming that you have a lack of soul or no soul, suggests that you are feeling spiritually lost. You need to find yourself and what will make you feel whole as a person. Dreaming that your soul is leaving your body, represents your feelings of self-guilt. You may have compromised your own beliefs and values. Perhaps you are feeling numb or out of touch with those around you. You need to change some vital part of your waking life in order to feel fully alive and whole again.