The Sun (Tarot card)
An infant rides a white horse under the anthropomorphized Sun, with sunflowers in the background.
A. E. Waite suggested that this card is associated with attained knowledge. An infant rides a white horse under the anthropomorphized Sun, with sunflowers in the background. The child of life holds a red flag, representing the blood of renewal while a smiling sun shines down on him, representing accomplishment. The conscious mind prevails over the fears and illusions of the unconscious. Innocence is renewed through discovery, bringing hope for the future.
This card is generally considered positive. It is said to reflect happiness and contentment, vitality, self-confidence and success. Sometimes referred to as the best card in Tarot, it represents good things and positive outcomes to current struggles.
Waite suggests the card carries several divinatory associations:
19.THE SUN.—Material happiness, fortunate marriage, contentment. Reversed: The same in a lesser sense.
- Waite, Arthur (1911). The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. London: W. Rider.
- Wood, Juliette (1998). "The Celtic Tarot and the Secret Tradition: A Study in Modern Legend Making". Folklore. 109: 15–24. doi:10.1080/0015587x.1998.9715957.
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