The centre of our solar system is the sun. Solar, sol, sun. The star is the dense core around which all other planets spin. It is the source of heat and light that has given rise to life on our planet.
Light gives us night and day, it gives us colour, it gives us our ability to see and perceive on the visible spectrum. That same light extends into ultraviolet and infrared. It is the x-rays that sees through all, it is the heat that warms.
The sun is the ultimate source of fire. As such, it gifts us with creativity, change, transformation and life. Yet fire is also the source of death, transformation, the ultimate change.
The sun changes through the seasons, yet is in harmony with the planet as it does so, or rather terra is in harmony with the sun. We go through winter and summer, experiencing the lows and highs of the sun.
The sun inspires intelligence, it is the ultimate light of the mind and of the spirit.
Tifareth is often considered the centre of the Tree, the heart of it. It is the point of balance, where the forces above and the forces below come into equilibrium for a fleeting moment. It has a bright, central intelligence and a quality of unification. Just as the sun is the centre and unifying power of our planetary system.
Exercise 5.1.1: Planetary Association Tifareth to Sun
6.1.1 Planetary Associations-Sun
a) Connect to Tifareth (via our brief opening meditation below or on your own). Draw into your awareness your knowledges and experience of Tifareth, your sense of it.
c) Seek places where the two correspond well, where they resonate with each other; are there any places where you feel dissonance? Make notes on the downloadable sheet above.