The Sun of Life – Number 19 Wildwood Tarot Deck – Major Arcana
Menu of Contents
- I. The position of The Sun of Life Wildwood Tarot on the Wheel of the Year
- II. The Description of The Sun of Life Wildwood Tarot
- III. The Meaning of The Sun of Life Wildwood Tarot
- IV. The guideline of The Sun of Life Wildwood Tarot
- V. Keywords and extensions of The Sun of Life Wildwood Tarot
- More The Sun Cards from Famous Tarot Decks
The Northumbrian runes are an extension of the Anglo-Saxon runes, which in turn are an extension of the Elder Futhark rune set. The Northumbrian runes add 4 more runes to the Anglo-Saxon set making the total of 33 runes. Again due to the set up of the Anglo-Saxon runes, you may see this set also being referred to as the Northumbrian Futhork.
Stands for: Flames of a fire
Casting meaning: This rune represents a process of transformation through fire. The spirit of a body from a person on a funeral pyre is liberated by fire. Cweorth refers to the sacredness of the hearth and ritual cleansing by fire.
Keywords: Love, relationships.
Meanings: The Rings is the rune of love and again, when it is the leading stone, it is a positive answer to your question. It is very much a rune of relationship and can indicate engagement, marriage or a new/renewed relationship. It can also indicate the need for a fresh approach to an existing relationship.
This symbol, used for the sound St, is Straith (sometimes seen as Straif), the Blackthorn tree. A symbol of authority and control, the Blackthorn is connected to strength and triumph over adversity. Blackthorn is a tree (although some might argue it’s more of a really big shrub) of winter, and its berries only ripen after the first frost. White flowers appear in the spring, and the bark is black and thorny.
On a medicinal level, Blackthorn berries–sloe berries–are brewed to make a tonic (this is what Sloe Gin is made from). The tonic can be used as a laxative and/or diuretic, as well as a skin astringent. In folklore, the Blackthorn has a fairly unpleasant reputation. An English legend refers to a devastating winter as a “Blackthorn Winter.” It also represents the darker side of magic and witchcraft. Because it’s a plant that becomes hardy when all around it is dying, it is associated with the Dark Mother, the Crone aspect of the Goddess, particularly the Cailleach in some parts of Scotland and Ireland. There is also a strong connection to the Morrighan, because of Blackthorn’s association with the blood and death of warriors. In fact, in early Celtic culture, the Blackthorn was popular for its use in the cudgel shillelagh.
Hexagram Thirty – Three/33
Tun / Retreat
The tranquil Mountain towers overhead, yet remains this side of Heaven:
The Superior Person avoids the petty and superficial by keeping shallow men at a distance, not in anger but with dignity.
Such a retreat sweeps the path clear to Success.
Occupy yourself with minute detail.
Retreat in this instance is not a desperate flight in disarray, but a conscious choice to distance yourself from forces that would rob you of your peace.
It is not a surrender, but a regrouping.
Retreat from this conflict is actually an advance toward your own center.
You move toward balance, and thus a much stronger position.
Thirty – Three
See “The Master number 33.” Capable of reaching a high level of consciousness and wisdom, its ultimate potential is in teaching teachers. It comforts others, represents self-sacrifice, and is an idealist. When not living up to its potential, it’s co-dependent, tends to bend the truth, and is arrogant.
Thirty – Three
Higher Powers are around you, they do their best to help you at all times. Their presence is an answer to your prayers. Try to align with them in your thoughts and ask them whatever you want.
Animal Spirit Guide and/or Animal Spirit Helper
Crack the Cookie
Wisdom of Buddha