Sun signs ⊙ ☉ ☼ ☀
Sun is the nearest star to earth and it's a source of life of our planet. And that's why our precursors decided to create a special symbol for it. Read this article and you will discover how to do it by using different techniques depending on your Operating System and tastes.
Note: when you send ☀ sun symbol in Facebook chat, or private messaging, it will turn to ☀. Find out which text symbols turn to icons in fb chat.
What sun means
Astrologically, the sun is usually thought to represent the conscious ego, the self and its expression, personal power, pride and authority; leadership qualities; and the principles of creativity, spontaneity, health and vitality; the life force. The sun also involves creative enterprises that are a projection of the person, from art and business to having children and parenthood (especially fatherhood). It also rules the fun side of life from sport and recreation to holidays and social events. In short, any occasion that 'allows us to shine'. The first-century poet Marcus Manilius in his epic, 8000-verse poem, Astronomica, described the Sun, or Sol, as benign and favorable. In medicine the sun is associated with the heart, circulatory system and the thymus. The sun is the ruler of the 5th house. The Sun is the planetary ruler of the zodiac sign Leo. Read Wikipedia article on sun to find out more about it's meaning.
How to input sun symbols
Choose your system to find out.Windows
Shortcut technique that works on Desktops and most Laptops running MS Windows. You press Alt and, while holding it, type a code on Num Pad while it's turned on. Please, read a guide if you're running a laptop. You can type many frequently used symbols with this method.
Configure your keyboard layout in Windows so that you can type all additional symbols you want as easy as any other text. Takes about 5-10 minutes to set things up, but you'll be typing like a boss. You can assign sun symbols and any other text characters to your keyboard using this technique.
CharMap allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer. You can input sun symbols using it.
Emoji on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)
Character Palette allows you to view and use all characters and symbols, including sun, available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer.
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Character map allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer. It can also help you lookup Unicode codes for entering symbols with keyboard.
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