The Sun

The Monkey Puzzle Tree

Gather ye Rosebuds while ye may
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles today,
To-morrow will be dying.

~ Robert Herrick

The sun is the source of all earthly energy, the origin of life, the prime mover. As such, it seemed inappropriate to assign any particular tree to it. One of the most positive and energetic cards in the pack, "the future's so bright I gotta wear shades". It carries the nineteenth letter of the Hebrew alefbet to correspond to its position in the major arcana, Tzadei (Tz). This has a different form at the end of a word.

The sun card indicates success, achievement and rewards in any field, happy reunions, joyful love affairs and, happiness and good health. There is very little negativity about this card and at the worse there may be minor delays and setbacks nothing of any great significance on the way to achieving all of the above.

Pyramid of the Sun The god known to the Olmec and Nahuatl as the serpent god Quetzalcoatl, one of the main gods of many Mexican and northern Central American civilizations, was worshipped at the Temple of the Sun (see photograph). The name "Quetzalcoatl" literally means quetzal-bird snake or serpent with feathers of the Quetzal (which implies something divine or precious). Civilizations worshipping the Feathered Serpent Quetzalcoatl included the Olmec, the Mixtec, the Toltec, the Aztec, and the Maya.


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