Joy, warmth, success, enlightenment
THE CARD’S STORY BY: BRENDA LYONS
The Sun symbolizes vibrancy and joy, warmth and the excitement of new beginnings. It is life – all life – in this card symbolized by the sweeping wings of a brilliant phoenix, freshly born from the ashes of whatever was holding it back before. It is enlightened, alive, and ready to burst into the world with boundless enthusiasm. Th e phoenix has all the innocence of a new life, but all the enlightenment of one who has lived endless lifespans.
THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN
The phoenix blazes into the sky, light reflecting off his feathers as he soars towards the sun. He is freshly reborn, and happy to shed the darkness of his life before this one. Shine brightly, and let nothing dull your enthusiasm. You’ve toiled and suffered, navigated your way through the darkness and now nothing can stop you. You can simply burn through any other challenge or trial that may come your way! Celebrate your achievements and embrace the positives of life. Reflect your current joy back into the world as you unleash your confidence and vibrancy – you will attract people and success to you like moths to a flame.
MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: PHOENIX
A phoenix is a magnificent bird, that lived an extremely long life, and when it eventually died, was then reborn (or regenerated) from its own ashes. Versions of this bird appear in many legends, including Greek, Egyptian, Chinese and Native American mythologies. In nearly all of these tales, the phoenix is a beautiful bird associated with either the sun, or fire. Given the radiance of the phoenix in virtually all legends in which it appears, we felt that this was a perfect sunbird for our Mythical deck!
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