Planetary Sign: ☉
Planetary Name: In English: Sun | In Greek: Helios | In Hebrew: Shamesh
Planetary Profile: Authoritative, creative, equable; courage and leadership without aggressiveness. Attuned to abundance, healthfulness and spiritual illumination. The life-giving warmth and light of day express its impartial action. Direction and distribution of energies and materials, and the giving of wise counsel, even prophetically. Equilibrium.
Title of Sephirah: In Hebrew: Tiphareth | In Greek: Kalon | In English: Beauty
Text from the 32 Paths of Wisdom: The Sixth Path is the Intelligence of the Mediatory Influence; it is so named because therein is gathered the influx from all the Emanations so that in turn causes the mediatory influence to flow into the founts of each of the benign Powers, with which they are linked.
Elemental Affinity of Planet: Air
Symbols and Magical Implements: Specific to sphere: Solar Diadem. Breastplate. Tripod of Prophecy. Sunburst. Solar Sacramental Cup (symbol of Ruach as the recipient of Supernal draught of inspiration). Suitable but having other magical use: opax Lamen. Thyrsus. Holy Oil. The Alchemical Crucible.
Number and Geometric Form: Qabalistic number: 6 | Medieval number: 1 | Plane figure: hexagon | star: hexagram
Colors: In Atiziluth: pale greenish yellow | In Briah: Yellow | In Yetzirah: Pale golden yellow | In Assiah: intense yellow-white, rayed scarlet | Ptolemaic color: Gold
Music for Planetary Moods: Sensuous, passionate, fiery, playful
Suitable Instruments and sound effects: French horn. Brazen gong. Lyre. Autoharp. Recorded heartbeat or dawn-song of birds.
Animals and Mythological Beings: Lion. Tiger. Panther. Leopard. Bull (sacrificial). Hawk. Bird of Paradise. Bantam. Salmon. Golden Carp. Bee. Griffin. Egyptian Sphinx. Phoenix. Winged horse. Winged Serpent.
Trees and Other Vegetation: Pine. Walnut tree. Date palm. Oaks generally. Witch hazel. Mimosa. Acacia.
HERBS: Sunflower. Chamomile. Yellow rose. Chrysanthemum. Marigold. Eyebright. Larkspur. Pineapple. Mistletoe. St. John’s Wort. Laurel.
Incenses, Perfumes, etc: Cinnamon. Frankincense. Saffron. Vanilla. Heliotropin. Cashew nuts. Copal.
Metals: Gold. All yellow and lustrous alloys
Gemstones: Tiger eye. Topaz. Goldstone. Zircon (blue or white). Citrine. Chrysoberyl.
Minerals: Yellow Jasper. Phosphorus. Any rock or pebble showing a concentric eye-like banding.
Health: physiological functions: Governance of the heart, the eyes as regards their health and safety (traditionally, the right eye in males and left eye in females); the upper region of the back, the circulation of the blood and the distribution of all vital fluids. Generation and maintenance of life energy; the growth of children and young people.
Pathological effects: Just as the visible and measurable radiations of the Sun can, by their intensity, harm in the living organism the very faculties and qualitities which they have nurtured, so do the Sun’s occult powers act similarly. Disorders of the heart’s action, whether of the nature of simple palpitations or angina. Spinal afflictions, particularly those affecting the upper back. Bilious ailments and those affecting the spleen. Ills affecting the eyes, other than simple optical maladjustments. Fevers production delirium.
Olympic Planetary Spirit: Och
Greek: Apollo, Dionysos, Helios
Roman: Sol (Nomius)
Etruscan: Catha, Hercle