The Sun (Tarot card)

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The Sun (XIX)

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.

Divination usage[edit]

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
  • Enlightenment—Vitality—Innocence—Non-criticism
  • 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.[1][2][3] Sometimes referred to as the best card in Tarot, it represents good things and positive outcomes to current struggles.

Alternative decks[edit]

  • In the Mythic Tarot deck, the Sun is depicted by Apollo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ LearnTarot.com
  2. ^ Paranormality.com
  3. ^ Waite 1911.

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