The Sun

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The Sun (ⅩⅨ)
Type Major Arcana
Position 19 (ⅩⅨ)
Letter resh ר
Color Orange
Direction South
Astrology [[astrological sign::Sun]]
Note D

The Sun is a Tarot card.


Rider Waite deck

Waite suggested that this card is associated with attained knowledge. An infant rides a white horse under the anthropomorphized sun, with sunflowers in the background. The child of life holds a red flag, representing the blood of renewal while a smiling sun shines down on him, representing accomplishment. The conscious mind prevails over the fears and illusions of the unconscious. Innocence is renewed through discovery, bringing hope for the future.


regeneration, fertility and sterility

Align imagination with reason to gain an intellectual insight and build greater mental strength.

Reversed Meaning

The same, but to a lesser degree.


  • Links Hod to Yesod as path number 30 of the Tree of Life
  • Yetziratic Intelligence - the Collecting intelligence
  • Organic Time - Psychedelics and Civil Rights By the middle of the century, Popular Culture changed with media technologies to evolve into Pop Culture. In the wake of all that had come before, people experimented with nonconventional ideas and behaviors to further sharpen and align the worldcentric and postmodern ideology. As people were educated to remember the atrocities of war, and the hope of the new century, people were also indoctrinated with the memes and archetypes of the hippie.

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