4 Sultan

The Sultan, or Emperor, is he who sets affairs in order. Although his position requires him to rule with grit, strength, and force, he may risk becoming dominating and uncompromising, a dilemma well-described by the spiritual psychology of the Sufis, who recognize the two basic kinds of consciousness: the Qalb (heart-centeredness) and the Nafs Al-Ammara (the commanding self that feeds the ego, aggressive instincts, and the need to be right). How do you balance the two? What is your relationship with authority figures? How do you temper the fiery energy in you?