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19. The Sun

Sometimes displayed as XIX The Sun, it is one of the 78 cards in a Tarot deck that make up the Major Arcana or Trump Cards. In most traditional decks it is also the nineteenth Trump of the 22 Trump cards.



 0 The Fool

 1 The Magician

 2 The High Priestess

 3 The Empress

 4 The Emperor

 5 The Hierophant

 6 The Lovers

 7 The Chariot

 8 Strength

 9 The Hermit

10 The Wheel of Fortune

11 Justice

12 The Hanged Man

13 The Death Card

14 Temperance

15 The Devil

16 The Tower

17 The Star

18 The Moon

19 The Sun

20 Judgement

21 The World

Ace of Cups

Ace of Wands

Ace  of Pentacles

Ace of Swords


 The Sun Meaning of the Symbols.

The Sun tarot cardIn tarot the Sun symbolizes clarity of vision, optimism  and renewed trust. The wall symbolizes the confines of life without clarity and the alternating rays from the sun symbolizes the positive and negative aspects of clarity. The banner symbolizes life's lessons and the courage the child takes with him as he escapes the walls confines. The child wears a feather just like the Fool in card 0, this symbolizes the continuation of Fools journey, now he's fully equipped
The Sun offers to show us the light, but will the light be too bright and confusing.















  The Sun Correspondences and Associations.



Defining Keywords
Positive thinking. Achievement. Bliss. Confidence. Clarity.

The Tarot Suns Meaning.
Clarity of thought and complete understanding will come soon. A period of contentment and great joy. New insight makes an old idea viable again. A birth.

The Sun Reversed.
Losing your belief in your abilities. Unfulfilled desires Exposure of someone (it could be you) who has succeeded by foul means.


Focus, Energy, Vitality, Creativity, Will, Identity
The Sun:
The Sun is a luminary. The Spirit. The ever present core Self that acts as a vehicle for achieving the life mission. The Sun is the true Self radiating from the core. The Sun's energy is the center around which the personality is built.


7 Gebo: (G: Gift.) Gifts, both in the sense of sacrifice and of generosity, indicating balance. All matters in relation to exchanges, including contracts, personal relationships and partnerships. Gebo Merkstave (Gebo cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): Greed, loneliness, dependence, over-sacrifice. Obligation, toll, privation, bribery.

7. Gebo: Be prepared to be generous, and to accept the generosity of others. You may receive spiritual or a material gift, or the gift of another’s heart. If a union is at hand, keep part of yourself separate. You should both maintain your own identities. It can represent someone in a service industry, or someone who works for a charitable or ecological organization.














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19. The Sun



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