The major arcana card, The Sun, reeks of happiness; but sometimes this happiness comes at a price, and sometimes it comes after a long period of intense seeking and personal revelations. There is virtually no fairy tales in real life with happy ever after endings and stagnant heroes and heroines who remain frozen in one perfect moment of time and space. And this is not the artificial kind of “happiness” that the tarot card, The Sun, represents. It has more depth than that.
A moment of happiness snatched from the teeth of sorrow is much more profound, with a much larger impact on the human psyche, than a life lived in one eternal “Leave it to Beaver” episode. And that’s what this tarot card is all about.
Source: this blog post is a brief excerpt from
“Tarot: A Witch’s Journey”