Sunday, 28 November 2010

Solar Animal Symbolism

Fire Sign Animals

Solar animal symbolism deals with creatures that harmonise with the Sun - also known as Fire Sign animals.
Fire animals can light up your life and provide the kick start to fire whatever you need to set in motion.
  • Blaze a trail
  • Sparkle with confidence
  • Illuminate on your path
  • Be a beacon in leadership
Firewolves of Io
  • Spark of inspiration
  • Stoke the flames of passion.
  • Outshine the competition
Fire symbols and meanings allow you to metaphorically hold and discover the power and passion of the gods. the Sun-fired waves of thought assert themselves blazing within the burning fire of our collective consciousness  filling our minds awe-inspiring concepts of:
  • Energy
  • Power
  • Passion
  • Action
  • Sexuality
  • Creativity
  • Authority
  • Consumption
  • The Untamed
Io's Firewolf
These are just a few of the influential images that burn through our symbolic armoury.
From ancient times to present times, there is no denying fire symbols and their connotations have the power to bring heat and passion to our hearts, provoke our bodies into action, lend speed to the working of our minds, and lift our spirits in a blaze of solar fire!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Exploring Sun Symbolism


The Sun Symbol

The Sun Symbol is found in every society in history. Envisioned by many as a celestial influence the sun is universally seen adorning innumerable works of art and inscriptions.
The culture of the Ancient Chinese acknowledged the sun as the Great Male Principle – the definitive Yang. It was also said to represent the sun as a cosmic eye keeping close watch over its realm through the daylight hours.
In alchemy, the sun is known as sol, symbolic of intelligence or understanding. Gold is considered the substance of the sun.

Other materials recognized as sun symbols are:

  • · Bronze
  • · Gold
  • · Diamond
  • · Ruby
  • · Topaz
In astrology the sun represents the side of us that shines out freely and uninhibited to our friends, family, co-workers, etc. Where it is situated when we are born has direct impact on our personal characteristics.

Sun symbolism includes:

  • . Life
  • · Power
  • · Strength
  • · Energy
  • · Force
  • · Clarity
  • · Self


In ancient Egypt the sun is associated with the Horus, Ra and Osiris. Horus represents the rising sun, Osiris the setting sun, and Ra represents the sun’s highest point.
Greek mythology links the sun with observing or visualization as the sun is said to be the eye of Zeus. Hindu mythology views the sun is the eye of Varuna, and is also considered the “celestial invigorator.”
The sun is linked with male energy in most cultures. However, the Celts associate it within the sun’s rays with feminine energy, as do also, Ancient Africans, Japanese, Germanic, and a number of Native American tribes.

Solar Animals

Animals are also viewed as symbols of the sun. Eagle represents the rising sun in all its blazing glory and supremacy over the cities of man. The magnificent Tiger is the sun when it’s setting in the evening skies.


Other solar animals considered to be sun symbols are:

  • · Hawk
  • · Lion
  • · Salamander
  • · Horse
  • · Phoenix
  • · Eagle
  • · Lion
  • · Dragon