However, the quester's journey is never-ending. The sun rises each morning. The cycle of life is eternal. Beyond the level reached in The Sun there are other levels to be traversed, high above human comprehension. For the moment, though, this is a pause. We can savour the triumph of the spirit.
There is a wall behind the figures which does not appear in all packs, but which provides some shade from the sun. The figures are facing away from the sun, as we are not yet ready to look fully into the face of ultimate reality. We are still, even at this stage, separate from it, and its full majesty would overpower us.
Divinatory Meaning: Success, achievement, triumph over odds, safety after peril, a just reward.
Reversed: misjudgement, illusory success, exposure of success obtained by dubious means.
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