[Illustrated Hebrew Letter card from: Ask The Kabala Oracle Cards by--Deepak Chopra & Michael "Zappy" Zapolin with Alys R. Yablon]
The Sun Tarot card is from the Thoth Deck.
And when the time came for [Rebecca] to give birth, behold! There were twins in her womb. The first one emerged red, entirely like a hairy mantle, so they named him Esau. After that his brother emerged with his hand grasping on to the heel of
Esau; so he called his name Jacob...The lads grew up and Esau became one who knows hunting, a man of the field but Jacob was a wholesome man, abiding in tents. Isaac loved Esau for he ate of his venison, but Rebecca loved Jacob.
The Great Matriarch Rebecca and her twin sons, is a story of contrasting elements in all of us----we are Spirit (Issac) and we are of Genetically Modified Animal forms (Esau). There is a clash amongst these two, these twins, Mothered by "The Womb-With- A-View" (Great Mother Binah). In the Form of Mother Earth---Esau (animal Personality) and the Mother of Intellectual form (Solar Form)---Spirit Personality (spirit-Is Intellect of Father). Esau is in essence, the "Survival Mind" of the animal and Issac is the "inner-Sun"--enlightenment of Spirit. This may look like a form of competition ----each one competing for His First Born rights--but it is a 'communion'---where each one is joined at birth to "expand and liberate" both body and Soul. If you read on in the book of Genesis, you will see that Isaac (the father of the twins) love Esau and was to give him the first born blessing while Rebecca loved Jacob and set up an elaborate scheme to get the first born blessing for Jaccob.
The battle between the animal-unconscious and our solar-conscious, is well known in us all---where the animal instinctively sees threats (enemies) the Solar mind sees "another as myself" and acts with compassion. We all feel that struggle in our "heads" and " hearts" believing that somehow they are separates and in conflict. The Body is Loved into Being, and the Spirit is also Loved into Being-----Love is the joining factor here! Knowing that the Qaballah is about "the motion and form" of Supreme Being and how the Union of seemingly opposites makes the "flow" from motion into form possible.....The Hebrew Story Letter Resh shows us a deeper understanding of ourselves. Spirit is the Beloved---Physical Body is the beloved.... the greatest mistake of many fundamentalists is to believe that the body is somehow bad and of less value than the Spirit. The Sun Card -Resh- is the "Collective Intelligence", meaning that It has control over a number of components. In this case, the 12 (12-Rays) signs of the Zodiac. These signs are the 12 guideposts of Personality and the "Wombs"(receptacles) of Planetary Influences, one of which governs the birth and life motion of each incarnation. Spirit-Personality and Body Personality! The Sun is the central link (Tiphareth) to the incarnation at hand and to all the Personalities that have been experienced in past incarnations. The Collective Intelligence of the Sun also unites all the component parts of the Personality, discovered on the lower paths of the Tree of Life, and infuses them with the dual action of the Sun,i.e. light and warmth,which are considered intellectual qualities! The path of the Sun is the highest level of human intellect (light and warmth=enlightenment). Resh means head which is consistent with this thought of high human intellect. This high intellect is a combination of animal intellect and Soul intellect---not as some would have you believe--a divorcing of the two! The Sun basically is the Intellect acting on the dualities of the human condition, consciousness and its human vehicle (power tool). This is the point of connection of the human intellect with the higher intellect of solar conscious [The Greater Life]. The Sun is also the Son who carries on the work of the Father (Chokmah) which is motion and the Body is Form of the Mother (Binah). As adepts of the Qaballah,we know we are Hermes-Aphrodite (hermaphrodites) who give birth to Solar-Body unions .... of course you'll have to do more studying to see this easily. These two Children of the Divine Androgyny, motion (solar) and form (matter) are both loved and their Greatest Value is in their Union of Equilibrium (Beauty). These children are represented as the dancing twins who move hand in hand throughout creation (motion and form). Be as the Children---is enlightenment. Let your Spirit supply the motion of your Form---Love must Power the Body-power tool! The lesson of Resh requires the knowledge of Love and the Love of Being---to be twins of expanding and liberating life! Knowledge is not "thought"---this Love must come from the "Heart"--known but not thought of, while the intellect of the body--the Head--must move as love (thought action)---rather than as animal! In other words Thoughts of Union Rather Than the Survival thoughts of division-enemy! The Sun Radiates all Life Motion---and knows that "All that I see is another way to be me". This is the Knowledge of the heart---ask any child who hasn't been indoctrinated in "good-bad" (enemy creation), they are in union with all around them and eyes of Wonder look at all things----Eyes that aren't veiled by fear which is indeed "thoughts that be-devil us'! Trusting the Spirit that made you----knowing that you have no enemies for even death exists for the sustainability of organic matter---so that as a Spirit Personality---you can always have another way to be you! Survival-Thought is the Devil that deceives us---knowledge is our Divine Inheritance and is known as "intuition" which is the thoughtlessness of knowing. Creator has joined with creation in order to be a sensual God---i.e. intimate with creation. A tough idea to get, but once gotten-never forgotten! For more information about Tarot Classes, personal Tarot card reading or just to say, "Hi!" call Eli @ 253-241-0129 or email [ email@example.com] . Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!