Shapes and forms are imbued with significance and personal meaning. Not only are we affected by the gentle curves and sharp edges of the mountains, waves, rock formations, and sculpted leaves in our natural surroundings, but we also project our own feelings and desires onto the objects in our physical world.
The sun’s heat and light are fundamental to sustaining life on Earth. As such, the sun has long held a strong cultural significance and has even been worshipped by numerous countries and cultures throughout history.
In ancient Chinese culture, the sun was fire, male energy, “yang” to its opposite, “yin.” Alchemically, the sun is symbolic of the intellect. Astrologically, the sun is symbolic of the self that is outwardly expressed to others.
Which sun in this picture of eight most appeals to you? In order to be at your most receptive, take a moment to close your eyes, relax your mind, and then let your gaze drift across the picture and choose the sun that speaks to you.
What does your choice reveal about your true inner self?
1. The “Positive” Sun
It is no understatement to say that you look on the bright side of life. You go through life with your eyes wide open, and are always looking for new ways to improve your outlook and your experience of being alive.
You know yourself well and always speak with confidence and conviction. Having a strong sense of self makes you wonderfully predisposed to helping others find their way, too. You have a few truly good friends and you hold them dear to your heart.
2. The “Reserved” Sun
You are a little more introvert than extrovert. You maintain a respectful distance from strangers, new friends, and acquaintances, and expect the same treatment from other people.
But while it may take a long time for other people to get to know you, once they do, you prove to be a kind, trustworthy, and loyal friend. Your reservation comes in handy for spotting anybody with an ulterior motive; always trust your intuition.
3. The “Courageous” Sun
If sun number three stood out for you, it’s likely that you are bold, smart, and fearless. You are a “yes” sayer, always open to new adventures and opportunities. As a natural-born leader, it might often be you leading the excursion.
You have a strongly ingrained sense of moral value, and your friends and peers may look to you for guidance in hard times. It is possible that you work in management, project leadership, or even teaching.
4. The “Energetic” Sun
You definitely reside on the extrovert side of the personality spectrum. Your boundless energy is a magnet for other people and it’s likely that you often find yourself surrounded by friends and admirers. You are a social butterfly but may struggle to fit all of your social engagements into your calendar; remember that it’s okay to say “no” sometimes.
Your lust for life is an enviable characteristic. The challenge will always be to resist pure hedonism and channel your energy into something meaningful. The good news is that you have the potential to achieve a great deal.
5. The “Altruistic” Sun
You are a giver, a counselor, and an empath. It is likely that you have always been drawn to helping others, and may even have a giving vocation such as working for a charity or non-profit organization.
If the fifth sun was the most appealing to you, then you love to inspire others and are inspired by them in turn. You are thoughtful and sometimes pensive, and it would not be unusual to find you with your nose buried in a book.
6. The “Gentle” Sun
People who choose the sixth sun are generally sweet, happy, gentle people who maintain a curious regard toward life and everything in it. There is something charmingly childlike about you; every problem is an opportunity to learn something new, and every invitation is a chance to have fun.
As such, you take criticism on the chin and are always friendly and polite to others. Your gentle, sunny disposition makes you a wonderful friend, partner, and colleague.
7. The “Ambitious” Sun
You are likely to be someone who takes on several projects at once with equal gusto. If you could, you would live 100 lifetimes in order to achieve your many ambitions. It may be prudent to shorten the list and focus your attention on the goals that matter most to you. However, keep in mind that a jack of all trades is a master of none.
Some may describe you as a workaholic, but it is likely that your hardworking attitude inspires others to chase their own dreams. You may even channel your ambition into coaching, tuition, or guidance for others less focused than yourself.
8. The “Patient” Sun
If you were drawn to the eighth sun, then you are as patient as the day is long. As such, you take your time making up your mind about tricky interactions and situations. The result is that you are a temperate and very forgiving person.
Others will look to you for your stability and be inspired by the way you interact with the world. You tend to preference rationality over feelings and look to surround yourself with other rational, intelligent people.
Did you discover something true about yourself as a result of the sun you chose?