XIX THE SUN
is a card of great joy and represents a gift from the Spirit. Hard work is
behind you (the wall) and you may now enjoy the freedom of increased aware- ness
and renewed vitality. A barrier has been crossed and the querent may emerge as a
child, full of the radiance of the sun. Strength is given (the horse) and
sunflowers are in bloom. The open flowers indicate that a harvest is available
(the seeds) which can
be eaten, enjoyed, and then planted within one's consciousness (renewal and
child is naked with open arms, indicating that the pure love contained in Spirit
is available to life here on Earth. Note that the three points on the child's
body form a triangle with its point facing downwards into our ordinary daily
life. The child carries a banner, signifying pride in accomplishment, while the
banner's staff is crowned by a point, showing purpose and direction. The child
rides his steed (the horse is also a symbol of the sun) with neither bridle nor
saddle. He is perfectly balanced and unafraid, having reached a state of harmony
with the lower nature (the personality).
Sun reflects happiness and contentment. Things are going very well and one
should be filled with excitement and enthusiasm about life in general and the
situation in particular. Gifts and opportunities are being given; some have been
worked for, others are freely offered from the Sun. Enjoy life.
is never a negative card. The person's reality is filled with joy and
abundance. The reversed position merely indicates that the situation is only
slightly less "sunny" than when the card is upright.
reality that is filled with life and energy.
the "inner eye" is opened, a person becomes consciously aware of
the presence of Spirit (life energy) in everything. This gives rise to an ever
expanding sense of creative possibilities. One is still responsible for creating
individual skills and tools to channel this Force, but the gift of consciousness
from the Pocket Guide to Tarot By Alan Oken