The classic image of the Sun Card in Rider Deck:
A small boy sits astride a horse.
Behind him is a row of Sunflowers before a wall;
beyond the wall is the Sun.
The Sun Card of the Tarot is ascribed to Resh:
and the entire zodiac,
all of the sun signs,
all of the planets: Everything.
It is the center of the solar system from which we receive the need light,
heat, energy – everything comes from the Sun.
The Sun Card uses this metaphor to represent a direction of inquiry:
The process of learning itself:
knowing the Face of God.
The child astride a horse represents Innocence mounted an overwhelming power with ease.
To understand this card we must become as a child:
with the ability to perceive things
without the inhibitions we acquire through our lives.
Sunflowers are an excellent example of the nature of The Sun Card.
The Sunflower tracks the Sun through out the day,
it even resembles the sun in its shape.
We have given it the name Sunflower because of its behavior and its appearance.
The wall separating the Sunflowers
and the Sun infers the needed buffer between what is and our ability to perceive it.
This tool is the persona:
When approaching a concept that is so vast as to overwhelm the observer,
then it is necessary to filter the flow of information.
We do this naturally
by associating these concepts with ideas already grasped.
It is akin to holding up a filter to see the Sun,
screening out the majority of radiation in order to observe sunspots.
When our minds turn to the Divine,
we use persona to interpret these beings:
Father, Mother, Brother and so on.
These masks are also used in identifying other people:
using these assumed labels to interpret another’s actions,
~ confused if we use the wrong one.
The Key is to be vigilant in our assigning of persona to each other
and the Powers That Be.
By keeping constant knowledge of the fact we associate everything around us
with known qualities,
we can be prepared for new information and associations
without allowing ourselves to be fooled by our own projections.
This Card reminds us that assumptions can be dangerous,
the use of our own persona
can mislead others into assuming things about us that can be damaging.
The Sun Amulet is a sunburst,
on the surface it is the letter Resh,
the Face of the Godhead.
The Sun Amulet may be used
as a constant reminder and dedication to the Divine.
It can also be a reminder not to take things at face value,
there are always layers of assumption between us,
no matter how close we are to others.
This amulet would be good for Actors,
representatives, politicians, teachers
and others that interface with the public.
More Tarot Amulets may be seen on my Wearable Tarot Page