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The Sun

Brilliant. Radiant. Sparkling. So many of our words reflect (!) the power and glory of light. When we turn on the light in a room, we illuminate it so that all the dark corners are visible. When we turn on the light in our minds, we are enlightened. We see clearly and understand the truth. Both within and without, the energy of light expands our limits and makes us shine.

Throughout history, people have honored the Sun as the source of light and warmth. In the myths of many cultures, the Sun is a prominent god - full of vigor and courage. He is the vital energy center that makes life on earth possible. In the tarot the Sun also symbolizes vitality and splendor. The Sun is definitely not a meek and retiring card.

In readings, you will understand Card 19 if you imagine yourself to be a Sun God. How do you think and feel? You have total confidence in yourself. You are not cocky, but profoundly sure of your power. You have unlimited energy and glow with health. You have a greatness about you and stand out brilliantly. Finally, you see and understand all that is happening within your sphere. When you see this card, know that you will be successful at all you undertake. Now is the time to let your light shine.


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jrd3820's picture

And I said, It's alright


A group of pandas is called an embarrassment. Sometimes Chris Cudnoski is called an embarrassment. Coincidence?....hmmm....

I See the Sun Begin to Shine


"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

The moon

It gives us tidal motion, sped up the evolution of life on earth and puts a twinkle in Gingrich's eye.

I wish solar power were not--

so cost-prohibitive.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

God and the Sun

If you think about it, the Sun's attributes are analogous to what many consider God's attributes. The sun radiates natural heat and light, while God radiates spiritual heat (Love), and spiritual light (Wisdom). The two (sun and God) 'correspond' to one another. I believe the ancients understood this, and when they 'worshiped' the sun, they knew it was only a representative of the Creator whom they were actually worshiping. When the knowledge of correspondence between the sun and God was lost, worship of the sun became idolatrous, and was thereafter condemned by some religions.

Michael Nystrom's picture

The Sun is also the ultimate source of all life on the planet

And therefore all creativity.

Michael, I must respectfully disagree

Your comment stems, I believe, from a materialistic view of life and the universe. How can something that is dead be the source of life? The sun is nothing but fire - there is no life in it. I will grant that the sun's heat and light initiates and feeds the growth of life on earth. But it's not the source of life. Life can only come from life, and like the Bible says, God is life.

Try living here without the sun

You can do this by taking a ride over to the next planet. Hop a ride on the next rover to Mars and when you get there let us know how the Sun is not the source.

The problem is you are reading the bible which clearly has no concept of the importance of the sun. That alone should relegate it to fiction.

No disrespect, just speaking to facts.

Still a resident on this rock just like you.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

I love the Sun

And I agree that life would not be possible on the Earth without it. It just isn't the source of life. Again, how can something dead be the source of life? And believe me, the writers of the Bible were not so ignorant as to discount the importance of the sun.

You are right about that

The writers were not ignorant. They plagiarized the whole story from the ancient Egyptians as far back as 3000 BC

Fascinating stuff but it all leads to Horus, RA and the SUN...

Namaste my good friend.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Nothing but Fire?! Stars are Element cookers

Where do you think Gold and Silver came from?


His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

We are golden...

And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. I used the word 'fire' in a general sense. My point was nothing living can exist in the sun - it is lifeless. Essential to life on Earth, yes, but dead nonetheless. Life comes from life. My viewpoint is spiritual, not materialistic. As for silver and gold, hats off to the sun. But silver and gold are lifeless also. But a heart of gold, that's another matter.

IF the sun is not Living

Than how can it be dead?

If life comes from life,
what comes from death?

If you cant connect the bridges,
How will you know when to stop?

Return is the movement of the Tao
Yielding is the way of the Tao

All Things are born of being.
Being is born of non-being.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

This is the Sun


For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Linda Cross's picture

The Light

God is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: Lit from a blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! God doth guide whom He will to His Light: God doth set forth Parables for men: and God doth know all things.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Praise Ra!

The greatest source of energy within our solar system.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

I am LDS or a Mormon. The

I am LDS or a Mormon. The LDS faith believes that there are three degrees of glory. I remember at BYU learning that our own Sun is a celestial world. Here is a question I asked on Ask Gramps about this a few years ago. (I'm sure many will come out of the woodwork with their own take on Mormonism, that is fine, I'm just sharing what I know)

When I was a student at BYU I remember reading that our sun is a celestial world. If I remember correctly it was a quote by a prophet. Have you ever heard anything about this? Thank you very much.

Dear Lisa,
A scripture in point is found in Doctrine and Covenants 76:70—
These are they whose bodies are celestial, whose glory is that of the sun, even the glory of God, the highest of all, whose glory the sun of the firmament is written of as being typical.
If our sun is written of as being typical of a celestial glory, then it must be a celestial sun.
Here is an excerpt from a letter written by President Joseph Fielding Smith to his son, Milton, while he was serving as a missionary in Argentina in 1948, that has been recorded by Elder Bruce R. McConkie. This is probably what you heard at BYU.
“It is my opinion that the great stars that we see, including our sun, are celestial worlds; at least worlds that have passed on to their exaltation or other final resurrected status” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, edited by Bruce R. McConkie, 1:, p.88).