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Sun
by Balder

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Description

This photo was perfect for my Sun-card. It shows me Balder (right) and my friend Doggy sitting on horses in front of the Cheops pyramid in Cairo, Egypt. We named the horses Hero (white) and Thundercloud (dark). A big and flaming sun is added to the photo. The picture was taken at winter solstice.

Symbolism

The Sun is flaming - which tell us to both love and fear it. It can give life as well as take life. Remember Ikaros who flew to close to the sun and burned his wings. The Egyptians made the pyramid all by hand, and gives a clue of what mankind is capable to do with just the right attitude. The two horses and me and my friend, shows oppositions that have been joined. Me, a Leo - the big cat - and he, Doggy - man's best friend - have joined together and combined the forces of the real world and the underworld. This is also symbolised by the two horses - one white and the other dark. One mortal and one God - never to be separated. Like Castor and Pollux, the two stars that makes the sign Gemini - the twins. The pyramids are based on mathematics, a clue to tell that all life has a code and everything has been written.

Card Meaning

The Sun is for me optimism, creativity and a positive attitude. But it's important to know ones limits. When this card is shown, I will advice my client that though it's a good time coming up, it's important to remember the cycle, which the sun go through. It's a symbol for death and rebirth. It's a thin line between feeling warm and get burned. In Rider Waite there is a wall that shows the limits, and we have all heard of people getting burned out at work and say they felt they hit the wall. But all in all it s a positive card. It's time to shine and be oneself. Just remember to pay respect to his brother, The Moon. There is an old Sufi saying that says "Pray to Allah, but tie your camel". When the sun is shown in a reading, we may be optimistic and believe in ourselves, but it's a good advice to know ones limits and tie the camel just to be sure. Or else it could be rise and fall…

Artistic Media

Nikon camera, positive dais-film 100 ASA, Canon scanner and Adobe PhotoShop 7.0.

Artist's Bio

Balder is retired due to a mental illness and is living alone in Sandefjord, Norway. He has been studying astrology since 1990 and in the latest years he have also turned to tarot. He used to work as a journalist, and have learned to make web sites. He's running a small business as a hobby - selling serious horoscopes to Norwegian customers. Though his soul card is The Hermit and he stays at home most of the time, he believes he has a rich and adventurous life caught in a great mystery.


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