Why do we have a separate Sun Card?
Yes, that seems to make sense. I actually tested that but it just never worked out well.
Just some thoughts.....
When I started with the cards system, I always thought that even though the Sun is the ruler of our solar system, he is a tiny part within the universe. The Sun being the planet of inspiration and fire, and the first born in our solar system, is the right channel, but even he is caught up in his own Avasthas. As we work our way towards Rahu, we learn to use all the planets properly, including the Sun.
We, when not caught up in this dream world, have more power than the sway that the planets hold over us and we can rise above it. I would think that the Birth Card denotes that power to use or misuse all our personal planets. I guess if our world was perfect, then the Sun card would have been unhindered and might have represented our Birth Card.
yes, that is a great way to look at it.
Thank you for the reply!
I agree with what you say about the Sun, in that he is just as fallible as others, especially as we don't seem to become conscious in a one-shot manner...
Yea, I do understand that when the world becomes more perfect or more conscious (or even when an individual becomes more conscious), they'd be more the Birth Card, or rather every card would manifest MORE of itself- eventually reaching its full potential- or higher echoes of itself.
But still- why would the power to use or misuse our planets and Cards be indicated by the Birth Card itself? Birth Cards don't really explain why some individuals are more conscious and aware than others, isn't it?... Some people are also more aware of their avasthas (even if they didn't/don't know the astrological name for it).
It's possible (and observable) that someone with 3 diamonds Birth Card can be more conscious and aware than, say, a Queen diamonds Birth Card, and would thus have more power to use/misuse all the cards+planets rather than letting it play out fatalistically in an unconscious manner (irrespective of whether that fatalistic outcome is "good" or "bad"). Isn't an innate temperament/quality (or maybe just awareness) more responsible for this and the direction we go with our cards, though the cards+planets do indicate how easy or hard it may be (though it could be possible to derive that from the cards+planets itself, though seems less straightforward). Trump seems an example of someone who used his will-power a lot, though it's a hard card to manifest let alone come into prominence.
I get that the way it is organised is that the Birth Card is like an overall theme or essence of the person (or day), which is composed of the rest of the cards which show us how we achieve the theme. I'm still not understanding why that shouldn't also be the Sun card itself (or Card 1)- because the content of the "Birth Card" isn't really giving information of a different level..
To give an analogy- it's not like we ever say, person A is a Gemini, with a Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Taurus. am I misunderstanding something?
Anyway, this question came to me, and I tried to evaluate mine and cards of some people I know (birth spread only, as of now, not checked predictive stuff) based on Ernst's teachings in the Foundation course- but with the Birth Card itself as Card 1- and it seemed to fall into place more easily. Am I the only one with this experience?
Anyway- not jumping to conclusions-
I'll stay with it a bit more. I just thought I'd put this question out here as I was sure Ernst must have considered it before