Fire and Intuition
Human beings initially knew fire primarily as a means of destruction. When we learned to control fire and harness its energy, our civilization began to make rapid advances. This dual nature of fire as both a destructive and a creative force harnesses the spirit of our intuition.
The occasional forest fire is a benefit to the natural world. The rich soil nourished by the ashes allow for abundant growth. In our lives we can relate fire to the removal of useless or destructive habits and the subsequent creation of a stronger self.
But it is for its qualities of heat and light that fire is most often used. The light of our intuition allows us to explore undiscovered areas. When we get an idea in a sudden flash of insight, this is our intuition at work. The heat of our intuition gives us our energy. Our primal nature gives us our instinctual drive to reproduce, create and expand.
Jung referred to the energy of fire as "Intuiting". The qualities of fire are seen in the psychological profiles of the astrology signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. In the tarot, fire creates the suit of Wands.
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