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The Sun

Tarot Card Meanings

The Sun card shows that you have a significant sense of deserved confidence right now.
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The Sun Tarot Card Description

The Sun Tarot card emanates hope and positivity. The source of all life on Earth is represented by a large, bright sun in the sky. Underneath, four sunflowers rise above a brick wall, representing the four Minor Arcana suits and the four elements.

A young, naked child sits on top of a calm white horse in the foreground. The child represents the joy of connecting with your inner spirit, and his nakedness indicates that he has nothing to hide and retains all of the innocence and purity of childhood. The white horse represents purity and strength.

NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.

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The Sun Keywords

 Upright Keywords:
  • Positivity
  • Warmth
  • Success
  • Vitality
Reversed Keywords:
  • Inner child
  • Feeling down
  • Overly optimistic
  • Unrealistic beliefs

Upright Sun Meaning

The Sun is associated with success, radiance, and abundance. The Sun gives you strength and assures you that your positive and radiant energy will follow you wherever you go and bring you happiness and joy no matter what you do. People are drawn to you because you can always see the bright side of things and bring so much joy into other people’s lives. This beautiful, warm energy will help you get through difficult times and succeed. You are also in a position to share your best qualities and accomplishments with others. Radiate who you are and what you believe in; shine your love on those who matter to you.

If you’re going through a rough patch, The Sun has the message you’ve been waiting for: things will get better, a lot better! You discovered who you are and why you are here as a result of the challenges you encountered along the way. You are now full of energy and zeal for the future, and you can already see success and abundance coming your way. You’re overjoyed because you know everything will work out – it always does! Life is wonderful!

The Sun connects you to your power source – not fear-driven, egotistical power, but the abundant inner energy that is currently radiating through you. It will be felt in your Solar Plexus chakra, calling you to authentically express yourself and be fully present in the world around you. You have what others desire and are being asked to spread your energy and gifts far and wide. Engage your power and use your Divine will to express it in positive ways.

The Sun is an energizing card as well. It represents a time when you can expect an increase in physical energy, vitality, and general happiness. You are full of energy, energized, and have a wonderful sense of well-being.

Reversed Sun Meaning

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The Sun Reversed is inviting your inner child to join in the fun! We, adults, get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life that we forget how to have fun. However, just watching a child play will make you realize how wonderful and carefree life can be when you learn to let go of your worries and concerns.

When you see The Sun Reversed in your Tarot reading, consider it your permission slip to put your work and responsibilities aside, even if only for a moment, and play. Let your heart and soul fly free as you dance like no one is watching and sing like no one is listening.

The Sun Reversed can indicate that you are having difficulty seeing the bright side of life. You may have encountered setbacks that sapped your enthusiasm and optimism, leading you to doubt your ability to complete the task at hand. You may feel depressed or isolated, and you may no longer enjoy what you are doing. Your path and direction may appear clouded or distorted.

Nonetheless, because The Sun is never a negative card, this is only a passing phase. If you put your mind to it, you can easily remove the obstacles you see. It might just require a little more effort than usual.

On the other hand, you could be overconfident or optimistic. While you are confident, you may have become egotistical and lost sight of what you are capable of. Are you honest with yourself and others? Or are you exaggerating your abilities when you know you can’t deliver? If this rings true for you, seek feedback and a reality check from others. Are you pessimistic? Is what you’ve set out to accomplish? Are you as good as you believe you are?

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