The Green Lion metaphor describes photosynthesis, whereby plants used the rays of the sun to facilitate their own growth.
On a human level, the green lion eating the sun is a metaphor for when a person’s consciousness is overwhelmed by worldly desires. In other words, inside a person, when the metaphor of the green lion eating the sun takes place, the person is compelled to act out destructively.
In contrast, when the green lion eats the sun in a person on a higher spiritual path, the person allows the green lion to eat them in order to be purified to become spiritually golden. We at Golden Dawn encourage and will help facilitate that process.