The Sun Tarot


What is the Sun Tarot

The Sun (XIX) is the 19th card in a suit of twenty-two cards, called the trumps or the Major Arcana in a traditional 78-card tarot deck, used in game playing as well as divination. Its ruling planet is the Sun itself and element is fire.

How is the Sun in the Tarot Card Depicted

A naked child riding a white horse without a saddle appears at the forefront. He has a crown of flowers on his head and holds an orange banner in his left hand. At his back is a grey brick wall upon which sprouts 4 sunflowers and overhead, the blue sky is dominated by the circular, serene face of a yellow sun.

What Does the Sun Mean in the Tarot Card

An image of fulfillment, freedom, and joy, the Sun indicates that you would be able to achieve all your goals.

The child playing happily stands for the pristine bliss our spirit enjoys when we are an expression of our pure selves ‑ nakedness being the proof that he has all the innocence of childhood. Even the horse, an emblem of strength is without a saddle, thereby suggesting how we can exercise all our powers by perfectly controlling both realms of consciousness and subconsciousness.


The straight rays of the sun stand for action, while the wavy rays embody vibration. The 4 sunflowers at the back, representing the 4 suits of the Minor Arcana highlight how the spirit attains vitality and vigor under the nourishing rays of the sun.

The Sun Tarot as a Person (Signifier)

The card stands for someone who is playful but determined, imaginative, and vulnerable only when he can pursue his own ideas unhesitatingly.

The Sun Tarot Card Meaning: Upright

Symbolism: Fun, warmth, success, positivity, and vitality

Interpretation: Your positive energy would accompany you in all endeavors and help you gain the happiness of accomplishing something.

You would also be able to radiate your highest qualities with others. However, this does not mean that you do not need to do hard work; it is by dint of your confidence, enthusiasm, and toil that you would experience a new level of insight, required to finally bask in a period of utmost fulfillment.

The card advises you to go for a simple living so as to enjoy the fruits of freedom and enlightenment to the fullest.

In Love Reading

Symbolism: Attraction, bonding, and success

Interpretation: If you are single and looking for love, the card implies that you would soon find someone of your wavelength, with whom you would be able to achieve great heights.

Those in a stable relationship would find their bond bringing only happiness. They would be able to notice both of their efforts and consequently develop a renewed respect towards their partner. Naturally, all misunderstandings would dissolve.

Sun Tarot Card Readings in Other Conditions

Career and Work: The card predicts new job opportunities for those searching for work and stability for those who are already engaged in an occupation. However, to carry on the progress, you must curb your ego and share the credit of doing something with others, even if your input in the process has been the greatest.

Business and Finance: You are going to have monetary gains shortly. But be cautious of spending more for they may be required for unexpected events.

Health and Wellness: The card urges you to find out past deeds that have contributed towards your glowing physical and mental health at present, so that you may work on it to continue enjoying both forever.

Reversed Sun Tarot Meaning

Symbolism: Temporary depression, lack of success

Interpretation: In an upside down position, the card indicates that your path towards a rewarding situation may be strewn with obstacles such that its positive aspects would be difficult to get hold of. In other words, there may be setbacks to make you doubt your ability or dampen your spirits. Nonetheless, the card urges you to remain focused and put in more effort since all negative aspects are temporary.

On the other hand, too much positivity may turn you unrealistic regarding your abilities, thereby encouraging you to take up things that you cannot complete. In this scenario, you must seek for feedbacks from others so as to get a real picture and thereafter proceed.

In Love Reading

Symbolism: Dispiritedness, lack of true bliss

Interpretation: Embodying low energy, the tarot indicates that you are not that happy with your partner as you wish to since the love for you is not very strong.

The Sun in Different Positions in a Tarot Spread

Past: The card recalls a happy childhood wherein the foundation of all your positive qualities was laid. It also signals how your journey towards becoming an inspiring one has been solitary.

Present: You are going through a wonderful phase where you are able to get whatever you desire by being focused. Work in a transparent manner so that none can question our integrity.

Future: The card promises a bright outcome of your present involvements. You would not only lead but be spiritually enlightened.

Sun Tarot Meaning in Combination with Other Cards

The Fool  Predicts that you would have an easy life
The Magician  Promises good health
The High Priestess  Mirrors your ability to make friends easily
The Empress  Suggests that you prefer intuition over reason
The Emperor  Reflects your desire to know everything
The Hierophant  Stands for your inclination towards natural things
The Lovers  Symbolizes an enduring friendship
The Chariot  Highlights your winning personality
The Strength  Stresses that you possess a charming outlook
The Hermit  Suggests that you know your place and enjoy it
The Wheel of Fortune Promises riches in future
The Justice  Shows how you are self‑sufficient
The Hanged Man  Highlights your ego
The Death  Stresses that you live for the present
The Temperance  Signals your dominant feelings of restraint
The Devil  Reflects your tendency to hide something
The Tower  Suggests that you would face difficulties but triumph over them
The Star  Implies that you need to take note of the work of others
The Moon  Highlights your willpower
The Judgement  Stands for a situation where either you would win or lose
The World  Urges you to cultivate patience

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