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.
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A. E. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations. However, not all Tarot interpreters subscribe to his methods or views.
Some frequent keywords used by tarot readers include:
- Optimism—Expansion—Being radiant—Positive feelings
- Assurance—Energy—Personal power—Happiness
- Splendor—Brilliance—Joy —Enthusiasm
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.
- In the Mythic Tarot deck, the Sun is depicted by Apollo.
- 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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