19-The Sun – Upright Rider Waite Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Sun Upright Rider Waite Deck

When upright, the Sun is a positive card that typically symbolizes a period of success, achievement, recognition, warmth, happiness, popularity, and contentment. Health improves and personal relationships prosper. Work situations and new ventures go well. Because of the Sun’s connection with Leo and the fifth house of the natural zodiac, modern astrologers believe that this card can also signify romance, marriage, creative self-expression, the birth of children, or other matters related to offspring. Now is a time of clarity, illumination, and enlightenment. Ponder the words of the bard: ‘How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world’ (William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1600).

Keywords Upright: Success, attainment, optimism, illumination, joy, ovation, recognition, vitality, achievement, good health, sunshine, healing, positive energy, youthful vigor, warmth, happiness, contentment, clear vision, consciousness, daylight, the bright side, brilliance, exultation, clarity, radiance, lucidity, transparency, enlightenment, childlike delight, justice tempered with mercy; ‘a good deed in a weary world.’

Key XIX: The Sun
Myths/Archetypes: The Egyptian god Amun-Ra. The Sun god. Apollo. Logos.
Astrology: the Sun (ruler of the Fire sign Leo)
Numerology: 1 (Magician) = 1 + 0 (Wheel of Fortune) = 1 + 9 (the Sun)

Rider Waite: Material happiness, fortunate marriage, contentment; (R) the same in a lesser sense.

When The Sun is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If The Sun is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Sun is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for The Sun using cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Complete Book of Tarot
Book Details
Complete Book of Tarot: My interest in astrology was sparked in the late 1950s when my father put a dime into a machine at an amusement park to purchase his sun sign horoscope. The accuracy of the report was astounding. How could a machine know so much about my father? I had to find out, so I went to the library and began to read every book I could find about astrology. Before long I was casting charts and making predictions for family and friends. Astrology appeared to have some validity, but I couldn’t explain how it worked scientifically. I was also a budding scientist at the time and loved reading books about the natural sciences.

Tarot Books

Creative Tarot: The Golden Dawn had probably the most influence on our contemporary understanding of the tarot. For this group of magicians and mystics, it was one tool of many in their magical system that pulled from sources like the Rosicrucians and the Kabbalah. One of the Golden Dawn’s founders, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, wrote the first guide to the tarot in England. The Tarot: Its Occult Signification, Use in Fortune-Telling and Methods of Play, published in 1888, the same year the Golden Dawn came into existence, established tarot as a magical tool, and standardized the deck (or tried to—variations soon emerged) into the four suits of Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles.

Complete Book of Tarot: Myth 5: The Catholic Church banned tarot as a form of heresy and as dangerous black magic.

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Complete Book of Tarot: Myth 5: The Catholic Church banned tarot as a form of heresy and as dangerous black magic.