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ר The Sun
Glory, gain, riches, triumph, pleasure, frankness, truth, shamelessness, arrogance, vanity, manifestation, recovery from sickness, but sometimes sudden death.
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ATU XIX

The Sun

The Lord of the Fire of the World

The Card of "The Sun" represents the Influence of Chokmah or the Star Universe upon Tiphereth.

The old G.D. description may again be quoted, but how different it appears when the card is in its proper place. "The Sun has twelve principal rays which represent the Zodiac (Chokmah), these are divided into 36 Decanates, and again into seventy-two Quinaries. Thus the Sun itself embraces the whole Creation in its rays. The Seven Hebrew Yods falling through the Air refer to the Solar Influence descending. The Two Children, standing respectively upon Water and Earth, represent the Generating influence of both, brought into action by the Rays of the Sun.
They are the two inferior and passive elements, as the Sun and Air above them are the superior and active elements of Fire and Air. Furthermore these two Children resemble the Sign of Gemini.
Now, if we place the "Key" in position on its proper Path, glancing for a moment at the complete diagram of the Paths, we shall be able to draw some further conclusions.

The Sun, as a Star from the Sphere of Chokmah, is seen descending to take up his Office in Tiphereth, as the Son of the Father.
The symbolism of the Sun shows the corrected division of Time according to the Precession of the Equinoxes, viz.: the Osirian calculation of the 365 ¼ days in the Year, instead of 365 according to the Sut-Typhonians whose calculations were made by the Dog-Star.

Gerald Massey states "There is an Egyptian legend which relates how Osiris in the 365th year of his reign came from Nubia accompanied by Horus to chase the Sut-Typhonians out of Egypt. By this we may understand that the perfect Solar Year of 365 ¼ days was made to supersede the Sun and Sirius Year of 365 days. In the battle for supremacy Horus was aided by Taht, the Lord of the luni-solar reckonings."

The two Children, or Twins, represent the twin theories, and also the Horus Twins, and the Two Traditions, which resolve themselves in Tiphereth. Also the Wall of Red with its Blue Top represents the Barrier and the Waters of Death. The Path attributed to the Key "Death" is that from Chesed to Geburah, and it crosses this Path of "The Sun."

Again the Twins appear on the Path of Gemini, which runs from Tiphereth to Hod.

Rider's Pack shows a different symbolism. The Sun and Wall appear as before, but the Twins are replaced by a Child on a White Horse. This is the Crowned Child, the Son of the Sun, who has overcome Death and is the ruler of this Aeon. Chokmah is the Root of Fire and this Card is called "The Lord of the Fire of the World" showing the Sun as representative of the Star Universe while ruling the World or Malkuth the Tenth Sephira.

This is the Path of the Tradition of Light.
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I
Key Scale
30
II
Hebrew Names of Numbers and Letters
Resh
III
English of Col. II.
Head
VII
English of Col. VI.
Sol
X
Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth
465
XII
The Tree of Life
Pathjoins 8–9
XIII
The Paths of the Sepher Yetzirah
Collecting I.
XIV
General Attribution of Tarot
The Sun
XV
The King Scale of Colour (y)
Orange
XVI
The Queen Scale of Colour (h)
Gold yellow
XVII
The Emperor Scale of Colour (v)
Rich amber
XVIII
The Empress Scale of Colour (#)
Amber rayed red
XIX
Selection of Egyptian Gods
Ra and many others
XX
Complete Practical Attribution of Egyptian Gods
Ra
XXI
The Perfected Man
Hathor—the Right Eye
XXII
Small selection of Hindu Deities
Agni [Tejas], Yama [as God of Last Judgement]
XXIII
The Forty Buddhist Meditations
Light K
XXIV
Certain of the Hindu and Buddhist Results
Vision of Surya
XXXIV
Some Greek Gods
Helios, Apollo
XXXV
Some Roman Gods
Neptune
XXXVI
Selection of Christian Gods (10); Apostles (12); Evangelists (4) and Churches of Asia (7).
Smyrna
XXXVIII
Animals, Real and Imaginary.
Lion, Sparrowhawk [[Leopard]]
XXXIX
Plants, Real and Imaginary
Sunflower, Laural, Heliotrop [[Nut, Galangal]]
XL
Precious Stones
Crysolith
XLI
Magical Weapons
Mirror
XLII
Perfumes
Olibanum, Cinnamon, all Glorious Odours
XLIII
Vegetable Drugs
Alcohol
XLV
Magical Powers [Western Mysticism]
The Red Tincture, Power of Acquiring Wealth
XLVI
System of Taoism
Li and Khien
XLIX
Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomany
Hexagram
L
Transcendental Morality. [10 Virtues (1-10), 7 Sins (Planets), 4 Magick Powers (Elements).]
[Pride]
LI.II
Numeration of Col. LI.
100
LI.III
English equivalent of Col. LI.
R
LIII
The Greek Alphabet
Ρ ρ
LXXVII
The Planets and their Numbers
Sun - 6
LXXX
Olympic Planetary Spirits
Och
LXXXI
Metals
Gold
LXXXII
The Noble Eightfold Path
Samma Samadhi
LXXXIII
bar
Centre Point
CLXXV
Hebrew Letters
ר
CLXXVI
Numerical Value of Col. CLXXV.
200
CLXXVII
Geomantic Intelligences
Michael
CLXXIX
Numbers printed on Tarot Trumps
19
CLXXX
Title of Tarot Trumps
The Lord of the Fire of the World.
CLXXXI
Correct Design of Tarot Trumps
The Sun *
CLXXXII
The Human Body
Circulatory System
CLXXXIII
Legendary Orders of Being
Will o’ the Wisp
CLXXXIV
Numeration of Arabic Alphabet
200
CLXXXV
Numeration of Greek Alphabet
100
CLXXXVI
Diseases (Typical)
Repletion
CLXXXVII
Magical Formulæ (see Col. XLI)
IAO:INRI
CXCII
English of Col. LXXXII
Right Rapture
CXCIII
Spirits of the Planets (transliteration)
Sorath
CXCIV
Intelligences of the Planets (transliteration)
Nakhiel