19-The Sun – Upright Thoth Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Sun Upright Thoth 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)

Hebrew letter: Resh (a man’s head; a Hebrew word meaning a person, chief, leader, head, captain, that which comes first, summit, top, or beginning). The sun comes first in our solar system; without the sun’s rays we would not exist. The Hebrew letter Resh is associated with the sun and refers to a man’s head facing you. In contrast, the Hebrew letter Qoph associated with the moon refers to the back of the head.

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 Thoth 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
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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.

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Creative Tarot: Other writers, though, were more interested in the tarot as a narrative tool. Because a tarot spread like the Celtic Cross is essentially a method of storytelling, writers have latched onto the cards as a way of structuring work.

Complete Book of Tarot: In recent years, the Tarot of Marseille has enjoyed increasing popularity, spurred on by the writings of authors like Alejandro Jodorowsy and Yoav Ben-Dov, who offer beautiful modern reproductions of antique tarot decks in the Marseille tradition. The influential tarot teacher Caitlín Matthews has endorsed the use of the Marseille deck, as can be seen in this article about tarot mythology (italics mine):

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Tarot Triumphs: But you do not have to take up card collecting or be a Tarot historian; acquiring just one Tarot deck for your use is the main thing here. My advice is to start with the most traditional style of Marseilles pack that you can get hold of, and branch out from there if you wish. But keep the Marseilles Triumphs at the center of your Tarot practice if you plan to follow the sequence in this book.