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The Tottenham Hotspur Tarot: XIX – The Sun

Obvious card is obvious.

Mystical wanderers,,,,hello. I, Troy Parrott, Tarot Pro, am continuing our journey through and exploration of the Tarot. What else am I to do while recovering from an appendectomy?

We are nearly through through our our examination of the 22 major arcana cards, using a special North London themed deck of my own design. In this series we are looking at these special cards and how they may interpret your life in your tarot readings.

Today, we move on to Card XIX: The Sun.

XIX: The Sun


Positivity, warmth, success, fun, children


Disorder, sadness, negativity, oppression

The Son: giver of life and warmth. There is no happier card in the tarot. The Sun is the breather of new life into the world, birthing every new day into being and bringing with it happiness, warmth, and love.

The star at the center of the solar system is nice too.

See him shine: dashing across the heavens, juking five Burnley players in his wake probably, incandescent with light. He is so hot he burns to the touch. Gaze upon his radiance and you can do naught but smile. And contrary to the celestial object, you are free — even encouraged — to stare directly at him. How else can you behold his perfect beauty?

Below the Sun a naked child plays on the back of a white horse. The Sun is also the card of children, and this particular child enjoys basking in its glory, especially in his home country. The Sun inspires children, brings them joy. (Adults, too!) The horse just looks bemused, but Andy Carroll hasn’t had a good match in a while, you can forgive him.

The Sun is all positivity. Draw it upright and you should rest easy knowing that goodness, positivity, light, and mid-air backheel nutmeg goals against Watford are coming. With the Sun in your spread, enjoy it! Times are good. Life is bountiful. You are successful in life, in love, or in your chosen profession. All who look upon you smile. All is well.

You might think that the reversed Sun might represent the opposite — childishness, petulance, negativity. The kind of thing that might lead you to kick out at someone, maybe. Or shove Jefferson Lerma, even if he is a shithead. Wouldn’t the inverted Sun be the card of the professional foul and shithousery?

You might think so. But you’d be wrong. Inverted, the Sun is not negative. There is nothing negative about the Sun. If the Sun comes upside down in your spread, take it as a sign that you are taking yourself too seriously, and it’s time to let your inner child come out and play. Maybe you’re focusing too much on the negative. Maybe you know you have a major commitment looming over your head that you’re dreading, one that requires you to cut your hair and go into quarantine for a few weeks.

The Inverted Sun says: look on the bright side! Be childish, embrace the positives. Be grateful for what you have, and don’t let sadness or negativity distract you from the goodness of life. You aren’t doing what you love, but you’re learning a new skill that might serve you well in the future. And it’s only temporary — the Sun always comes out of the clouds eventually.

There’s nothing bad about the Sun. It is perfect. It is lovely. It is powerful and radiant. Who can look upon it and disagree?

Come back tomorrow and we shall discuss the next card in the Tottenham Hotspur Tarot.