18. Le Soleil

The Sun from Tarocchino Arlecchino

About the Card

English Name(s)

The Sun


  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 2
  • Tarot de Marseille: Trump XVIIII

Image Description

The sun wears a red mask with twisting horns and gold spirals on its cheeks. His rays are gold, black, red, and green, and there are red flourishes in the sky, imitating the shape of suns in the upper corners. Below, a masked woman sits spinning with a distaff on a decorative platform.

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Brightening, clearing, explanation, development, instruction, interpretation, analysis, opening, discovery, revelation, clarity, elucidation, light, fire, sun, sky and earth, temple of heat.


Fire, hot, heat, heat up, cook, heating, spark, ray of light, flow, inflammation, flame, blaze, burn, fires, meteors, lightning, thunderbolt, storm, electricity, St. Elmo’s fire, ardor, embrace, fire of love, passion, light up, enflame, internal fire, magnetism, apple of discord.