The Sun is the tarot card that foretells new beginnings. It brings an end to a long period of confusion or grief, and wipes out the shadows that haunt us. The energy that this card brings is unparalleled, and we become confident that we are freed from doubt and fear. A period of clarity starts in our lives, and we experience significant breakthroughs. This card radiates positivity and brilliance, so we need to allow it to envelop us. In this manner, we will be infused with power and confidence, and everything you touch will turn into gold. All that is needed is for us to open our minds to the universe, and let our inner light shine through the dark. In a reading, this card indicates a serenity and supreme confidence in oneself, traits that enable us to claim our rightful place in the sun. Rejuvenation of the mind, body, and soul will lead to a greater understanding of our needs and priorities.
The usage Arcana stems from the word Arcane. ‘Major Arcana’ means ‘the big secret’. The Major Arcana deck of Tarot comprises of the first 22 cards in the deck. These cards signify the major events in the journey of life of a person from birth to death, and rebirth. Each of these 22 cards has a particular meaning to convey, a definite significance. For instance, The Fool, the first of the Major Arcana cards, signifies the innocent baby embarking on the journey of life; The Lovers is the card of the heart and relationships; The Chariot signifies an ongoing journey; The Death is the card of eternal change, or rebirth; The Moon means the gaining of inner knowledge; and The World signifies the end of the cycle of birth and reincarnation.