On this Summer Solstice, the Sun bursts in, bringing optimism, joy and positive energy. In a Tarot reading, the Sun is a great omen. It points to good things to come, personal power and abundance. The Sun can also symbolize the importance of teamwork, group activities or group accomplishment.
In the Rider Waite Smith Tarot deck, the sun card is pictured with a small naked child, triumphantly riding a white horse. This image speaks to me of a joyful child who is proud and safe and connected. This is how we all want to feel. We want to be loved for who we are and not what we do.
The Sun asks – What makes you feel proud and strong? How do you want to express your joy in life? What do you do for fun? If the answer is “nothing”, well then you need to get on that. Fun is essential to happiness. You can’t have one without the other!
Often times when we are feeling anxious or depressed, it can be because we are not taking good care of ourselves. Self care is a big buzz word these days. It makes us think of bubble baths and pedicures and buying ourselves treats. This is one aspect of self care, but it is essentially a shallow kind of care because it does not address the deeper needs within. I see self care as really caring about your self. How do you talk to yourself? Examine your inner dialogues and become aware of how you may be judging, criticizing, or literally beating yourself up. There is a child within you who wants to be loved and attended to, but often we don’t acknowledge this part of ourselves. We push it away, we tell ourselves to “suck it up”.
Well the Sun says No More sucking it up! The best way to deal with our feelings is to actually feel them, acknowledge their truth and love ourselves anyway. There is this child within us all that just wants to play, be free and express herself.
The Sun card sometimes appears when it is time to let go of some of those beliefs about how hard life has to be, and get out and have some fun. The sun shows us that life can be powerful, hopeful and fun when we surrender ourselves to our inner child who just wants to play!
So happy Solstice – Have Fun!