The Sun (Tarot card)

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The Sun (XIX) from the Rider–Waite tarot deck

The Sun (XIX) is a trump card in the tarot deck. Tarot trumps are often called Major Arcana by tarot card readers.

Description[edit]

An infant rides a white horse under the anthropomorphized Sun, with sunflowers in the background.

Rider–Waite symbolism[edit]

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.

Interpretation[edit]

This card is generally considered positive. It is said to reflect happiness and contentment, vitality, self-confidence and success.[1][2][3] 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:[4]

19.THE SUN.—Material happiness, fortunate marriage, contentment. Reversed: The same in a lesser sense.

References[edit]

  1. ^ LearnTarot.com
  2. ^ Paranormality.com
  3. ^ Waite 1911.
  4. ^ Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942. (2005). The pictorial key to the tarot. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-44255-1. OCLC 57549699.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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