Artist: Leilani Joy
Joy, warmth, success
For my interpretation I wanted to capture warmth and positive energy. “The Sun” represents vitality, success and happiness. I wanted to depict a female astronaut – strong and successful in her career and always looking upward to the stars. Her sun kissed brown skin is framed with intense white and yellow, and surrounded by a warm radiant glow of positivity. I’ve long been inspired by the concept of defying gravity, and underwater fashion photography so I wanted to create an illusion of this by having her hair appear weightless and flowing within her space helmet. Finally, as a final nod to the traditional depiction of “The Sun” tarot card, and to the “Space Race” of the 1960s and 70s, I added a sunflower detail to her cheek. This piece brought me much happiness and warmth as I created her, and I hope that this positive creative energy will transcend through this deck of Tarot.
An astronaut basks in the light of the Sun after a successful mission, her face raised in joy. She herself is radiant, the light shining into and through her helmet to create a halo around her. Upon her cheek, a sunflower tattoo suggests this is her element, this is why she travelled into space.
When this card appears in a reading, you should let yourself feel great…not just good, but invigorated, recharged and ready to take on the world. Let your confidence soar higher and higher. You’ve come a long way, learned so much…you’re on the verge of an epiphany today, understanding that no matter what comes your way, and you can face it, overcome it and come out smiling.
Astrological Element and Association
Fire / Sun
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