Aeclectic Tarot
Dedicated to the diversity and beauty of Tarot since 1996


    · Tarot Decks   · Tarot Meanings   · Tarot Forum   · Home

Tarot Gallery Tarot Card Meanings Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Community What's New

  Aeclectic Tarot Forum > Tarot > Using Tarot Cards

Welcome to the Aeclectic Tarot Forum!

We are the oldest and largest Tarot forum community on the Internet. If you have any questions about any aspect of Tarot or using your cards, or you just want to connect with other Tarot enthusiasts, you've found the right place!

Registering your account is completely free, and allows you to post, share readings, search, view extra boards and more.

Hope to see you in the forum soon!


Reply
 
Thread Tools
wind 
Citizen
 
wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: 18 Nov 2004
Location: beyond
Posts: 10,792
The Sun


Let's talk about the Sun, please!

The card, I mean

When you see Sun card coming out, what do you think? What do you say?

For me it means that things are being "enlightened", they are coming out in the open and it is not so unpleasant as with other cards (beacuse seeing the whole trutgh might be hurting in some ways).

Or that you blossom in your full potential.

And it can also promise good results, things worked out, even new beginnings - the child in the picture.

Any other thoughts? If the outcome cards is the Sun, what do you say?
wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2005 Limited time only: Chat live with a Tarot reader now and get 50% off!     Top   #1
mtnmermaid 
Citizen
 
mtnmermaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: 28 May 2004
Location: somewhere in the high desert
Posts: 439

I hardly ever get it in readings for myself. Last time was in regard to a relationship and it was indicating my thoughts & feelings, and at the time I was just a shiny happy grinny little thing, feeling good about everything, feeling like the center of attention. Another time it came up representing a person I know and my first thought was that I better put on some emotional SPF 45 cause he's going to wear me out. You know that kind of energetic always switched on kind of person? Their energy is wonderful but it can be tiring to be around, a little too hot and bright sometimes.

If it's for someone else, what I say just depends on the other cards and the nature of the reading. I don't associate it with children. The deck I use most of the time doesn't have a child in it. (Tarot de Paris)
mtnmermaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2005 Limited time only: Chat live with a Tarot reader now and get 50% off!     Top   #2
Abrac 
Citizen
 
Join Date: 13 Aug 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 3,275

Hi wind

For me it depends on the deck. A lot of decks represent the Sun as shiny and happy, but some like the Vieville portray it as fierce and menacing. The sun in nature clearly has these two aspects. A lot of how I interpret this card depends on it's context in a spread.

fools_fool
Abrac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2005 Limited time only: Chat live with a Tarot reader now and get 50% off!     Top   #3
Flavio 
Citizen
 
Flavio's Avatar
 
Join Date: 20 Apr 2004
Location: Mexico City
Posts: 1,869

Quote:
Originally Posted by fools_fool
For me it depends on the deck. A lot of decks represent the Sun as shiny and happy...
fools_fool is right, different decks offer new takes on the cards, for example I used to think that a reversed Sun was still very good but in a cloudy day so to speak, but the the Revelations Tarot give us the following description:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reversed Sun
The pursuit of happiness can lead delays or even failure. Be weary of flying too close to the sun for the risk of being burnt.
As for the Sun in an outcome position, besides what other meanings had been explained it is a "YES" to a question, announcement of success, good health and vitality.

Last edited by Flavio; 15-09-2005 at 08:14.
Flavio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2005 Limited time only: Chat live with a Tarot reader now and get 50% off!     Top   #4
rachelcat 
XII. The Hanging Cat
 
rachelcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: 30 Oct 2004
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 2,970
Apollo


Years ago, I connected the Sun card with the god Apollo as described in Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy. So beside happiness, Sun can symbolize anything that is light as opposed to dark: Things that are obvious and out in the open, like reason and intelligence, (public) virtue, and even creativity (Apollo as the father of music).

Although I'm not as comfortable with this equation, you can connect the opposite god of darkness, Dyonisius, with the Devil card. Besides evil, darkness can mean such things as mystery, instincts, desires, etc. For me it's more a combination of the Devil and the Moon . . .
rachelcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2005 Limited time only: Chat live with a Tarot reader now and get 50% off!     Top   #5
rainwolf 
Citizen
 
rainwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: 23 Jan 2005
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,336

Since the moon preceeds it, I think of it as coming through the darkness and seeing things as they really are. The 4 sunflowers represent the 4 elements, and the garden represents the inner growth of the senses.



__________________
Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither

Last edited by rainwolf; 15-09-2005 at 09:28.
rainwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2005 Limited time only: Chat live with a Tarot reader now and get 50% off!     Top   #6
divinerguy 
Citizen
 
divinerguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 13 Oct 2001
Location: Moved from So Cal, now an Arkie.
Posts: 1,141

For me, the Sun is the beginning of a new day. It is full of hope and promise, but be careful, you can be burned if you're not mindful of its power.



__________________
divinerguy
Life is a journey. Enjoy the trip.
divinerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2005 Limited time only: Chat live with a Tarot reader now and get 50% off!     Top   #7
jojojo 
Citizen
 
jojojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 23 Aug 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 605
The sun


I always have seen the sun as a positive card, that things are going well - 'bask in her rays and look at what you have achieved'

I asked the cards if there was anything I should do (regarding a situation) and the card I got was the sun....it flumaxed me...I wasn't sure what it was trying to tell me, as the card is a positive 'yes' card I thought that there was something I should do..but what....but when I thought about it my original meaning came to mind 'bask in her rays' so I thought no - everything is going to be ok regardless of what I do, so sit back and enjoy.....
jojojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2005 Limited time only: Chat live with a Tarot reader now and get 50% off!     Top   #8
caridwen 
Citizen
 
caridwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: 13 Jan 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 8,412

From my own experience: I did a reading regarding my dog when he was very very sick. I wasn't sure whether to have him put down or not and the final outcome card in the Celtic Cross I did was The Sun. He's fine and now three years old and in very good health.

That's what the Sun means to me. Success, hopes and wishes fulfilled. Every time I look at my dog, I feel blessed that he's here and still alive. He brings me such joy it's like that Sun card everytime, resonating.

If the Sun comes up for me in a reading, especially as a final outcome - I'll breath a sigh of relief and let the universe do her work. It's a wonderful card.
caridwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2005 Limited time only: Chat live with a Tarot reader now and get 50% off!     Top   #9
mtnmermaid 
Citizen
 
mtnmermaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: 28 May 2004
Location: somewhere in the high desert
Posts: 439
Yes, it's Apollo in the Mythic deck


and I kind of like that. Hecate is the Moon card and she's his opposite in that deck, not the Devil, (who's Pan) although I guess I could see the Devil as his opposite in some ways.
mtnmermaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2005 Limited time only: Chat live with a Tarot reader now and get 50% off!     Top   #10
Reply
Go ad-free and support us too - upgrade to subscriber today


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 20:45.

 


Tarot Forum Categories
· Tarot Decks
· Using Tarot Cards
· Tarot Trading
· Talking Tarot
· Reading Exchange
· Your Readings
· Tarot Games & Fun
· Tarot Deck Creation
· Marseilles
· Rider-Waite-Smith
· Thoth Tarot
· Tarot Study Groups
· Lenormand
· Oracles
· Divination
· Spirituality
· Chat
· New Members
· Advertisements
· Forum Help


Aeclectic Tarot Categories
· Dark & Gothic Decks
· Steampunk Decks
· Goddess Decks
· Angel Decks
· Fairy Decks
· Dragon Decks
· Beginner Decks
· Pagan & Wiccan Decks
· Ancient Egyptian Decks
· Celtic Decks
· Fantasy Decks
· Tarot Books
· Lenormand Decks
· Rider-Waite Decks
· Marseilles Decks
· Thoth Decks
· Oracle Decks
· Doreen Virtue Decks
· Popular Tarot Decks
· Available Decks
· Upcoming Decks
· Solandia's Top Ten
· Top Ten Decks
· List All Decks

Who is behind the Aeclectic Tarot Forum?

My name is Kate Hill (also known as Solandia) and I'm a Tarot reader, deck collector, and lifelong student of the beauty and diversity of Tarot cards.

I created Aeclectic in 1996 to share my passion for Tarot with the world, and started the forum in 2000 so others could share theirs too. Contact me via email or here at the forum.

  Contribute to Aeclectic

· Add your deck
· Write a review
· Join the community

Get new deck updates via email
  Aeclectic Tarot Resources

Copyright © Aeclectic Tarot. All rights reserved.