Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Sun

You scored as XIX: The Sun. This is the happiest card in the deck. It is full of joy and optimism, everything is right with the world. We are as innocent children playing in the fields without care. The Sun brings success, well-being and happiness in all spheres - material, emotional, spiritual -wherever our desires lay.When this card appears in a Tarot spread it indicates success, joy and happiness. Obstacles will be overcome, goals achieved.When badly aspected, it can indicate a stagnation through over-indulgence, too much of a good thing.

XIX: The Sun


XIII: Death


XVI: The Tower


0 - The Fool


XI: Justice


II - The High Priestess


IV - The Emperor


VIII - Strength


III - The Empress


I - Magician


X - Wheel of Fortune


VI: The Lovers


XV: The Devil


Which Major Arcana Tarot Card Are You?
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I keep trying to remember whether Charles Williams ever mentions it, and I can't recall that he ever does. Which is not surprising, because the whole book is devoted to The Fool almost exclusively. By the way, that's The Fool on the horse in the card above; a common symbolism with Tarot cards is The Fool's Journey -- in which The Fool goes through all the Major Arcana as a symbol for life.

Notice, by the way, that I'm The Sun only narrowly. I almost was Death (XIII). Death, of course, is the card of change, the letting-go that allows for birth and prevents stagnation -- sorrowful hope and hopeful sorrow. Which is in some ways the exact opposite of The Sun.

Curiously, the first time I ever came across Tarot cards was reading a Nancy Drew mystery, in which the names of the three of the cards -- Death, the Fool, and The Devil -- are important clues. That, and The Greater Trumps, are about the only uses of Tarot symbolism that I've ever come across that are even remotely interesting, and those weren't particularly great. You'd think the pretty pictures would inspire something worthwhile. But, no, they don't, which goes to show that pretty pictures, like good looks, don't get you very much.

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