The Sun – Significator of the Spirit Explored

Posted on June 11, 2011


“…each mind/body/spirit complex shall and should and, indeed, must perceive each archetype, if you use this convenient term, in its own way. Therefore, you may see that precision is not the goal; rather the quality of general concept complex perception is the goal.”- Ra, Session 77

The Sun


Arcanum 19

Significator: In astrology, a significator refers to a planet or a sign that is said to rule specific objects, places, people and diseases, which are called “significations”. Not to be confused with a “dispositor”, a sign ruler or ruler or a ruler of planets and points in a sign

Sun:  is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is almost perfectly spherical and consists of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic fields. It has a diameter of about 1,392,000 km, about 109 times that of Earth, and its mass (about 2×1030 kilograms, 330,000 times that of Earth) accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.[12] Chemically, about three quarters of the Sun’s mass consists of hydrogen, while the rest is mostly helium. The rest of it (1.69%, 5,628 times the mass of Earth) consists of heavier elements, including oxygen, carbon, neon, iron, and others.[Wikipedia]

 “The Significator of each mind, body, and spirit may be seen as a simple and unified concept.”– Ra, Session 79


What is the significator of the spirit?

 “The Significator of the Spirit is that living entity which either radiates or absorbs the love and the light of the One Infinite Creator, radiates it to others or absorbs it for the self.”     – Ra, Session 80

 “That which is infinite cannot be many, for many-ness is a finite concept. To have infinity you must identify or define that infinity as unity; otherwise, the term does not have any referent or meaning. In an Infinite Creator there is only unity. You have seen simple examples of unity. You have seen the prism which shows all colors stemming from the sunlight. This is a simplistic example of unity.

In truth there is no right or wrong. There is no polarity for all will be, as you would say, reconciled at some point in your dance through the mind/body/spirit complex which you amuse yourself by distorting in various ways at this time. This distortion is not in any case necessary. It is chosen by each of you as an alternative to understanding the complete unity of thought which binds all things. You are not speaking of similar or somewhat like entities or things. You are every thing, every being, every emotion, every event, every situation. You are unity. You are infinity. You are love/light, light/love. You are. This is the Law of One.”– Ra, Session 1

 My two (sense) cents

The sun is light. The sun is life. The sun is bright, shines unconditionally on all things, and is a living body of immense power and proportions. The sun is HUGE and represents such an essential part of human that it has been worshiped on earth for most of history. To the sun, we are all Adams and Eves. To this part of yourself, you are whole, and free, and loved and divine. You sow healthy seeds and reap honest fruits from your experiences. Life is rich, life is full, the circle is complete.


The Story of the Sun

 “The Fool wakes at dawn from his long, restless night to find that the wild river has, at last, come to an end, quietly floating him into a serene pool. There is a walled garden around this pond dominated by roses, lilies and splendid, nodding sunflowers. Stepping ashore, he watches the Sun rise overhead, bright and golden.

The day is clear. A child’s laughter attracts his attention and he sees a little boy ride a small white pony into the garden.

“Come!” says the little boy, leaping off the horse and running up to him.

“Come see!” And the child proceeds to take the Fool’s hand and enthusiastically point out all manner of things, the busy insects in the grass, the seeds and petals on the sunflowers, the way the light sparkles on the pond. He asks questions of the Fool, simple but profound ones, like “Why is the sky blue?” He sings songs, and plays games with the Fool.

At one point the Fool stops, blinking up at the Sun so large and golden overhead, and he finds himself smiling, wider and brighter than he has in a very long time. Since he started on this spiritual journey, he has been tested and tried, confused and scared, dismayed and amazed. But this is the first time that he has been simply and purely happy. His mind feels illuminated, his soul light and bright as a sunbeam. Like the great Sun itself, this child with his simple questions, games and songs, has helped the Fool see the world and himself anew, to wonder at and appreciate both.

“Who are you?” the Fool asks the child at last. The child smiles at this and seems to shine. And then he grows brighter and brighter until he turns into pure sunlight.

“I’m You,” the boy’s voice says throughout the garden, “The new you.”

And as the words fill the Fool with warmth and energy, he comes to realize that this garden, the sun above, the child, all exist within him.

He has just met his own inner light.”  –


In this way you may see your self, your Higher Self or Oversoul, and your mind/body/spirit complex totality as three points in a circle. The only distinction is that of your time/space continuum. All are the same being.”

– Ra, Session 22