19 – The Sun:
Keywords: Joy, happiness, energy, lightness of spirit, carpe diem (seize the day), health, brilliance and prominence
The sun, oh blessed morning! After what some authors call “the dark night of the soul” (The Moon card), we wake to sunny skies and joyful existence! Full of energy this Sun, banishing all the eeriness of the night without effort. This is the energy that enables leaping out of bed to embrace whatever the day will bring. This energy is so strong and vibrant we feel it in our bones. This is singing and whistling energy… the world opens up to the possibilities we have dreamt. We can shine! We are amazing! Now if only we couldn’t all get up with this kind of strength… How many of us are actually morning people? I’m not! I think if I had to choose one card, the Sun or the Moon, which is more prominent in my life, I would have to say I’m more akin to the Moon. It doesn’t mean we don’t have sunny days, we moon folk… But we may see the Sun less in our spreads and feel less of its influence. In the world, there is a need for all kinds of people… we all experience joy and sorrow, pain and suffering, happiness and love. If today is not a sunny day for you and yet this card shows up in your spread, be aware that you may have to work a little to tap into this joyful energy. Sit down and spend 5 or 10 minutes meditating on this card… if you can enter the card and listen to what it has to tell you, do it! You may find a secret to tapping into its energy. The reason the card has come up in your spread is that this energy IS around you… it’s a matter of learning how to connect.