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Thread originally posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum on 05 Aug 2001, and now archived in the Forum Library.

KyrieSummer  05 Aug 2001 
I mentioned on another topic that my personal card is "The Sun". I am therefore trying to learn more and more in regards to this card and how it applies to my life.

Correlations that I see are with I Ching, # 30 Li/The changing fire. I see this card as one with warmth and with life. Very joyous card, playful, and light. On the otherhand, it mentions difficulties with seeing the truth of those qualities, difficulties in wading through all of the emotion. Difficulties possible with overdoing things or being overbearing. A call for learning how to moderate the energy so that it is useful and not "too much".

How do others see this card? 

MeeWah  05 Aug 2001 
As with any of the Tarot cards, 19The Sun can express a broad spectrum of meanings from both ends or opposites. Therefore, it can represent enlightenment, success, self-acceptance, the God force, reward, healing, joy, opportunity, the sublime. Or delay, possible loss, depression, illness, etc. 

KyrieSummer  06 Aug 2001 
Thanks MeeWah! Unfortunately, this is one of the cards that I really don't like all that much. Likely as it has personal lessons that I should be working on! 

nexyjo  06 Aug 2001 
i always get a good feeling from the sun - as if i stepped outside on a warm summer day. the sun means joy and freedom, lazy days, and warm nights, innocence and childlike facination.

on the down side, i can imagine the sun swinging to all the negatives of the previously mentioned attributes - overwhelming heat, as if you're in the desert, freedom to the point of loneliness or abandonment, lazy to the point of useless, and innocence/childishness to the point of ignorance. i suppose if i were to use reversed meanings, i'd probibly read the sun reversed like that.

luv and light,

GeminiLady  06 Aug 2001 
Hi all,
So good to be back!!!

The Sun reminds me of that song.."I could not ask for more" can't think offhand who sings it, but it's about that moment in time that you don't want to end because everything is so perfect.

On the reverse side, I see it as kind of a rose colored glasses outlook, or even as a need to step back and "smell the roses" depending on the surrounding cards and how it feels. 

purplelady  07 Aug 2001 
When I get the sun, I feel...........blessed.Joy , happiness, warmth, summer,childhood,Confidence,Love. The Sun is a star,our star without which no life would exist on earth.It is SO much larger and contains and gives millions of times more light and energy than any planet. I also feel the sun card means we are all one , all connected. I have a difficult time seeing any negative interpretation of it , except perhaps reversed , it's energies are misused , warped ,held back, or weakened. 

Maan  08 Aug 2001 
The Sun always reminds of my first day i slept in my little appartment away from my parents.
I felt a little lonely but also really grown up.
( 17 years old and going to university)
I pulled a card that evening and it was the Sun.

I always see the sun child being happy and looking foreward to the future with hope. But in the background you can see a wall where he is moving away from.( Home?)

Well that was exactly how i felt that day.


Kiama  08 Aug 2001 
Unfortunately, I have not had much dealings with teh Sun....

However, I have taken it to mean happy times ahead, a good and prosperous future to look forward to, confidence, triumph, children, family, and also involovement in charity work.


.dc  08 Aug 2001 
Kyriesummer (06 Aug, 2001 15:57):
Thanks MeeWah! Unfortunately, this is one of the cards that I really don't like all that much. Likely as it has personal lessons that I should be working on!

I find that odd... cos as we are both Leos, the sun is our guiding planet. then again, the sun card is one of those cards that i too have an issue with as that it is so firey and diverse in meanings.

trying to meditate to the card or it's symbolism gives me chaotic results and it seems to all be dependant on my mood for the day.

blessed be,

EveAnna  08 Aug 2001 
I'm also a Leo and I find that The Sun card, especially the Rider Waite one, draws me. I think its maybe the carefree child, the sense of happiness, the sunflowers basking in bright sunshine but also a slight warning with the sun at the back of the child and horse. 

Silverstar  08 Aug 2001 
I'm not a big fan of the Rider Waite or the Robin Wood Sun card. There's just something about the baby that looks a little freaky and because I find that distracting, I have a hard time interpreting that card sometimes.

In my mind, I find the Spiral Tarot Sun card to be more to my liking and therefore, it takes on a slightly different meaning. I think of Revitalization, burst of energy, good health and in good spirits. For some reason, I interpret it as freedom from restraints and finding the joy of life once again.

The Rider and Robin Wood Sun card just doesn't do it for me. I'm waiting for that baby's head to spin or something :o There's just something not right about that one. Yeah, go figure! ??? 

EveAnna  09 Aug 2001 
The Sun card in the 1JJ Swiss Tarot is a nice one. Le Soleil shows a couple, they look like lovers, with arms entwined looking deep into each others eyes with an open book on their laps and the sun shining happily behind them :) (Just thought I'd share that) 

Kiama  09 Aug 2001 
I learned the Tarot from the 1JJ Swiss in my first year of studies... I remember that card now!

It certainly draws me more than the Rider Waite Sun does, although the artwork on the 1JJ is rather horrible.


purplelady  10 Aug 2001 
Silverstar (09 Aug, 2001 08:38):
I'm not a big fan of the Rider Waite or the Robin Wood Sun card. There's just something about the baby that looks a little freaky and because I find that distracting, I have a hard time interpreting that card sometimes.

I think the problum is that a baby that age (toddler? or maybe 9 months old?How old do you guys think the baby is?) would probubly not be up on a horse alone and riding it,in his or her diaper!!!
oh no , (visions of that strange dancing baby doing the macaraina(I know I didn't spell that right) ! 

EveAnna  10 Aug 2001 
When I look at the Rider Waite Sun card, I've always thought of the child as between 4 and 5 years but old enough to sit the horse on his own. Maybe its just me :) 

purplelady  10 Aug 2001 
Well , here I am to correct myself,the baby in the robin wood and universal waite decks is Not wearing a diaper. I did not have my deck with me at the time I wrote that, but in my mind's eye, I could swear the baby had a diaper on! Maybe I was thinking of another deck I'd seen?Or maybe that dancing baby screensaver has finally driven me nuts?! 

Kiama  10 Aug 2001 
Purplelady: You like Ally McBeal too? Yay! I love that programme.

And on a more 'Tarot' level: I think the baby is about 2 years old.


Gerrett  11 Aug 2001 
my favorite card in my deck is actually the sun. i have an ancestral path deck and whenever i look at the sun i always see an endless supply of energy. when i think about it, all the energy in the Earth can be traced to one source.. the sun.
so be happy that you have the sun for your personal card, i think mine is the hermit based on my birthday.

does anyone know how to get "your card" from your birthday or something like that? thanks. :) 

MeeWah  11 Aug 2001 
Gerrett: See the Talking Tarot Forum & check out the thread "Personal Card" posted by Kyriesummer. 

Gerrett  11 Aug 2001 
thanks so much for that info MeeWah ^_^ 

Jimilyn  11 Aug 2001 
Musings from a Newbie

I like the Sun card. I'm not familiar with many different decks. I pulled the Sun card from my four decks (Hanson-Roberts, Rider-Waite, Morgan-Greer, and Spiral). When I think of our sun, I think splendor, passion, warmth, vitality. I love the word splendor. :) I like all of the sun cards from those decks well enough. However, the expression on the baby's face from the Hanson-Roberts deck appeals to me. It's so full of joy, expectation, trust, and love. The sun card from the Spiral deck is also appealing to me. The symbolism from Eos and Helios highlights both the beauty, enlightenment, and clarity given by the sun as well as a warning of how awesome the power of the sun is if not used properly. Lovely, lovely.

I think the baby in question on the Hanson-Robert deck is probably about two. The Rider-Waite baby looks to me as if he could be two or three.


KyrieSummer  13 Aug 2001 
I know that the sun should be easier for me, especially as it is not really a negative card or anything, and then me being a double leo, my goodness! you would think that I would be happy to have the sun come up as a personal card. Perhaps, I just keep hoping for more variety. Whenever I look at astrology, numeralogy and many other forms of divination, leo, sun etc. keep coming up. blah. But maybe I should feel lucky that I don't have the tower card or something like that all of the time.  

joya250  14 Aug 2001 
hey guys - just had to throw in my 2 cents about the sun. The most powerful sun card I have seen so far is from the Fantastical Tarot deck. Check it out: 

The The Sun thread was originally posted on 05 Aug 2001 in the Using Tarot Cards board, and is now archived in the Forum Library. Read the threads in Using Tarot Cards, or read more archived threads.

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