Three Suns Interpreting Tarot
Welcome to 3 Cards. Each month I take three tarot cards and look at how different decks bring in different meanings. That’s one of the things I love about tarot is how the creators play with themes and variations and we aim to explore that in this series.
This month’s three cards features the Sun. All three decks have very different interpretations and visuals to represent the Sun card in the tarot. None of them are very RiderWaiteSmith in their visuals all three decks veer off on this card.
Animalis Os Fortuna
This deck uses the Otter to portray the sun. Otters are extremely playful creatures that bring in the playful and joyful aspect of the Sun. This deck’s Sun lets you know you need to focus on the joy of what’s happening and to find a way to bring play into it by being willing to have some fun. It is one of my favorite cards in this deck the slippery slide of fun that can come from Sun Energy.
How can play burn away the fog in your life? Where do you tend to get too serious?
Mythic Tarot 80’s version
This deck is based on Greek myths so having Apollo featured on the Sun card is a no brainer. Here we have Apollo with his lyre and a gold temple face behind him. He is the sun god and the good of rational thought. He’s here to bring knowledge and shine his sun on the darkness ignorance holds. This card doesn’t have the sheer joy and elation that many other sun cards have. There is a tidy orderliness that Apollo brings into this card.
Where do you need more order in your life? How does that make you feel good or bad?
Starchild Akashic Tarot
This deck features the Sun and a desert landscape that appears barren. It feels to me that all has been bared when you truly open up to illumination. That there is no where to hide anymore and you have to own up and take responsibility for your actions, all of them. But that is not a barren landscape even though it may look and feel like it at times. The desert teems with unseen life and is ready to bloom quickly when it rains. This Sun has more action and contemplation in it.
What feels barren in your life and can you see the life that lives there? Do you take responsibility for your actions or do you try to avoid them?