There’s a moment when you’re awake and the crack of dawn and the world is dark outside. And then, in an instant, it gets lighter. And lighter. Usually, about an hour before this time the robins start to sing, so you know sunrise isn’t that far away. For a third shift worker, this moment is filled with dread, because it means you’ll be going home and trying to go to sleep in full sunlight, which your body is aware of no matter how many layers of room darkening curtains you use, and relief because it means your shift is over.
These days, the sunrise means something different these days. It means freedom. It means light. It means new days and new opportunities.
Since the theme of this Tarot Blog Hop is “Celebrating The Sunrise”, I want to bring this back to the tarot. In the deck, there are cards separating The Tower and The Sun, but for anyone who has lived through the implosion of The Tower, any sunrise, even if it isn’t the one heralded by the tarot card, is a welcome sight. When we are hit by that bolt of lightning, or the “clue by four” from the universe, it cuts deeply. The tower crumbles. Rough-hewn foundations fall, and the storms never seem to clear.
But, they do.
And the sunrise comes. Goddess, how those of us who have lived through The Tower card long to see that sunrise. And we should celebrate it with gratitude, with joy, with relief, with tears of happiness, with every core and fiber of our being, because that sunrise means we’ve lived through the storm. We’ve achieved another day on this planet to try and get things right again.
I’ll admit, it can be tough to celebrate the sunrise when you’ve just watched the tower fall and the storms roll through. Sometimes we get so caught up in things that we find it difficult to celebrate the sunrise. We should. In fact, we should go out of our way to celebrate the sunrise, because it’s a very powerful symbol of our life. The day comes around again and things always look fresh and new.
How do you celebrate the sunrise? Does the Sun Salutation series of Yoga poses call to you? Do you take a moment to smile and look over the world, loving that it’s fresh and new. I know I love to listen to the robins start to sing, because their joyous song mirrors how we should be greeting, and celebrating the sunrise. We should be happy that it’s here and celebrate it.
This Wednesday is the first day of Summer. It’s the longest day of the year. It’s a very important sunrise because of this, and we should especially have celebrated this one. Summer is here. The time of sun, surf, and sand. When we can spend lazy days outdoors and enjoy long days and fun evenings.
Find a reason to celebrate your sunrise. Any reason will do. If you’ve lived through The Tower, or if you’re just simply enjoying every day as they come. Find that reason and celebrate all the sunrises in your life — not just the solar ones.
This post is part of the Tarot Blog Hop. You can see the entire list of all posts here. The previous blog in this chain can be found here, and you can also move to the next blog in the hop. Thank you for visiting.