The Sun is the card of Joy, Happiness, Success, Growth, Prosperity, Friendship and starting a family (if a child is in the imagery). The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot has a child on a horse back but not all Tarot decks have a child in this card. The Sun makes our crops grow. Along with earth (material wealth) and water (love and emotions) it is an essential ingredient for seeds to grow to harvest. When the Sun is obscured by clouds and rain crops can fail, this card has an element of good fortune and luck. Timing is a difficult art to master with Tarot and the appearance of the Sun can sometimes point to the season of summer.
Numerology: The Sun has the number 19 in the major arcana. This is reduced in numerology to 1 (1+9=10, 1+0 =1). The number 1 is the number of new beginnings. It is also a 10 and related to the Wheel of Fortune. The 10 of Cups and 10 of Pentacles/Coins are two of the best cards in Tarot's minor arcana. All these cards mark the successful completion of an old cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. The Sun signifies the best possible start to any new cycle.
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