Today’s card is the Sun, a nice warming card and perfect for this time of year as we have just passed the Winter Solstice (in the North) and can look forward to the sun spending a bit more time with us each day (for the next six months).
It is also a welcome change from yesterday’s more dire energy cards, and while I don’t for a moment think those energies have gone away; this card indicates that all the world’s focus is not completely dominated by doom and gloom. Now, the Sun may “shine some light” on some of the issues that came up yesterday (and continue to come up) and with greater light can come greater understanding of the entire picture.
But the Sun also represents the renewal of Spring, the coming of the warm times; the planting of seeds and the harvest itself. Life, which the Sun makes possible, combines with man’s efforts to earn a living and prosper.
This time of Year, the Sun is also a focus for people in the Northern climes because we see so little of it, yet this card reminds us that it will return and with its return another chance on the wheel of the year; a chance to plant new seeds and watch them grow.
Of course not all seeds are crops, some are weeds and need removal in order for the crops to grow properly. The Sun also brings light to help us find them and root them out before they destroy the plants we want; of course in order to find the weeds we have to pay attention and be looking for them.
I think this is how this card ties into those of yesterday.
If we pay attention to where the light leads us, we may be able to mitigate some of the “Destruction” at least in our own personal lives. We don’t have to stay “trapped” in the dark, even if much of the world is still ensnared. We know The Sun is there, even if it has gone behind a cloud for a few hours.
For individuals, this is a great card for daily energy; it is warm, strong, hopeful and celebratory. It is a very “active” card, so a good day for outward focused and physical activities like sports, personal hobbies, mundane job, travel and planning. A good day to work outside if you can, cutting wood or planning next year’s garden plots.
While a good day for meditation, especially when seeking information on problems that have “kept you in the dark,” by and large this is not the best day for doing inward focused work. Divination is best done in an active manner (like dousing, astrology or cards) rather than trance or medium-ship.
Finally a great day to get out your amber collection and wear some out into the Winter (or Summer) sunlight. Amber is a perfect “sun-stone” not only is it attractive but if you don’t have enough sunshine it will tend to magnify the sun’s energy and if you have too much sunshine can absorb the excess for later.
So, all in all a pretty good energy day – enjoy!
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