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The Sun Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

By Tina Gong


Sun Keywords

Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
happiness, success, optimism, vitality, joy, confidence, happiness, truth blocked happiness, excessive enthusiasm, pessimism, unrealistic expectations, conceitedness
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The Sun Meaning - Original Rider Waite Tarot Depiction

The Sun Tarot Card Description

The Sun card presents an feeling of optimism and fulfillment. This card represents the dawn which follows the darkest of nights. The Sun is the source of all the life on our planet, and it represents life energy itself. There is a child depicted in the card, playing joyfully in the foreground. A symbol of our innocence, it represents the happiness that occurs when you are in alignment with your true self. The child is naked, meaning that he has absolutely nothing to hide. The card also depicts the childhood innocence and absolute purity. This is particularly emphasized through the white horse upon which the child is riding. The horse here is also a symbol of strength and nobility.

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Upright Sun Meaning

The Sun card represents success, abundance, and radiance. Like the sun itself, it gives strength and vitality to all those that are lucky enough to feel its rays. There is much joy and happiness that is coming to you.

Because of your own personal fulfillment, you provide others with inspiration and joy as well. People are drawn to you because they are capable of seeing the warm and beautiful energy which you bring into their lives. You are also in a position in which you are capable of sharing your qualities as well as achievements with other people. You radiate love and affection towards those you care about the most. 

The card shows that you have a significant sense of deserved confidence right now. 

The card shows that you have a significant sense of deserved confidence right now. Life is currently particularly good, and the sun is shining your way as you reach the goals that you set. The Sun is one of the cards in the tarot which provide nothing but good feelings and fulfillment.

Upright Love Meaning Upright Career Meaning Upright Finances Meaning
happiness and love in relationship, positivity is attractive, feeling radiant enthusiastic and energetic at work, successful work projects strong financial situation

Upright Sun Tarot Love Meaning

With the Sun comes light, life and warmth. The Sun tarot love meaning heralds much of the same in your relationship and your romantic life in general. There is happiness, celebration, and fulfillment in this card. Your relationship can be blossoming under this light, bringing the two of you closer together as you enjoy life’s blessings. There is likely harmony now, and you can use this time to create an even closer connection with your loved one. Should you be single, now is also the time to step out and let yourself shine. Your positivity and radiance can be magnetic now, and draw you the kind of romance that you’ve dreamed of.

Career Meaning - Upright Sun

When it comes to your career, the Sun brings success, optimism and joy wherever it shines. You may be experiencing a period of great enthusiasm, motivation and happiness when it comes to your job right now. Your career may feel both spiritually and materially fulfilling. This happiness and positivity can be radiant now; your happiness may create a wonderful environment for your colleagues and those you surround yourself with. If you’re going through the process of searching for a new job or a promotion, your continued positivity will bring you success in your career goals.  

Finances Meaning - Upright Sun

Your financial situation may be comfortable and rewarding right now. The Sun suggests a level of gratitude, abundance and happiness, and this is no different within the context of a financial tarot reading. The sun also shines light on things, making them visible and out in the open. If there have been any hidden factors related to your finances, they can be revealed now.

Reversed Sun Meaning

In the reversed position, the Sun indicates that you might have significant difficulties finding positive aspects to certain situations. The clouds might be blocking out the warmth and light that you need to progress. This might be preventing you from feeling confident and powerful. You may experience certain setbacks which are damaging your optimism and enthusiasm.

On the other hand, the Sun reversed might be indicative that you are being unrealistic. It might be a sign that you have an overly optimistic perception of certain situations. These are things that you need to take into account in order to ensure that you are on the right track and your successes continue as they do.

Reversed Love Meaning Reversed Career Meaning Reversed Finances Meaning
boredom, taking love for granted, being unable to see happiness in relationship failure to appreciate work, over-confidence at work situations, unrealistic beliefs overly optimistic about finances, hardships are only temporary

Reversed Sun Tarot Love Meaning

The Sun still shines, though it may be temporarily blocked out by the clouds right now. If you’re in a relationship, you may be feeling bored, even though everything is going swimmingly. Are you taking your relationship for granted? Have you and your partner drifted apart due to daily routines and mundane tasks? It’s likely that the two of you need a little more quality time together to rekindle your romance. The Sun is always a positive card, whether upright or reversed; but reversed it usually means that something prevents you from seeing the wonderful things that you already have. What about your partner did you fall in love with? What can you be thankful for in your relationship?

Career Meaning - Reversed Sun

Even when the Sun is reversed, it suggests pleasant things; but perhaps clouded by one’s inability to appreciate and see what is truly there. If you’ve been glum, depressed or pessimistic about what you have at work, the Sun suggests that you need only to peel back the clouds and see what happiness you already have. Feeling drained and exhausted? Your work environment may be very supportive of you getting the rest you need. Perhaps you feel you aren’t being paid enough? Bringing superiors to attention in this matter can get you the raise you deserve. Don’t let your negativity close doors to you taking decisive action and improving the situation. Sometimes, this card can also suggest over-confidence, or unrealistic expectations when it comes to your ambitions. Make sure that you are practical about what you can achieve at this time. 

Finances Meaning - Reversed Sun

Reversed, the Sun can suggest that your worries about your financial matters may be short-lived, and perhaps less serious than you imagined they would be. Alternatively, take care that the decisions that you’re making now regarding your finances are well-researched and founded in sound logic. The reversed Sun can signal being overly optimistic and unrealistic. Temper your expectations, but remain hopeful.

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