A normally invisible aura that surrounds all living things. When an Exalted uses Essence, that Essence often spills into his Anima, making it visible. Therefore, Exalted who expend a great deal of Essence are often surrounded by a brilliant display of power that can be visible miles distant.
As an Exalted spends Essence, his Anima becomes progressively stronger. At its strongest, the Anima manifests in an iconic Anima Banner. Each Exalt’s anima banner is unique and represents his personality. Solar Anima Banners tend to depict powerful creatures such as giants or animals emblematic of strength and endurance. Some banners are more abstract, such as a column of flame or an intricate mandala of glowing wires. Solar anima banners are always impressive.