The Sun Arcanum XIX (19)



Expresses in the spiritual world, the supreme heaven.

In the intellectual world, true happiness.

In the physical world, sacred union.

Remember, then, son of earth, that the light of the mysteries is a redoubtable fluid,
put by nature at the service of the will. She lights those who know how to direct her;
she strikes down with a thunderbolt those who ignore her power or who abuse it. If
Arcanum XIX should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, happiness
awaits thee in domestic life if thou knowest how to strengthen the conjugal circle and
guard its sacredness in the sanctuary of the heart.
In Divination, Arcanum XIX may be read as Happiness and Joy.
Arcanum XIX is figured by a young man and a young woman holding each other by
the hand. About them a circle of 20 flowers springs from the earth. Above is a radiant
Sun of 21 rays, in the center of which is the symbol of conjugal union. This sun is the
symbol of perfect union expressed on all three planes; perfect harmony of physical
desires, intellectual interests, and spiritual aspirations.
The young man and woman are plainly dressed, indicating simplicity of life,
moderation of desires and purity of thought. The flowers springing up about them
symbolize the joy and happiness of the domestic circle which more than compensate
them for material hardships. The 20 flowers signify the potency of domestic
harmony to Awaken and Resurrect the spiritual flora of the soul.
This ensemble personifies the fact that when the sexes are truly wed, and the triple
laws of harmony are obeyed, that their lives are a constant round of happiness and
joy, even amid adversities and privation.

From the Sacred Tarot by C.C. Zain, published by The Church of Light, www.light.org

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