The Sun Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: Success, optimism, vitality

REVERSED: inertia, inaction, delays, sadness

  • Name of the Card: The Sun
  • Number: 19
  • Other Names: Le Soleil
  • Element: Fire
  • Kabbalistic Letter: Resh
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Letter: Head
  • Sign: Sun
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Animals: Lion, sparrow hawk, leopard
  • Stone: Crysolith

The Sun is the 19th number card in major arcana. 19 is the number of ‘Surrender’. 1+9 makes ten which is the number of completion and ten further reduces to one which is the number of a new beginning and a fresh start.

The Sun Tarot Card Meaning

The Imagery and Symbolism of the Sun Tarot Card

A naked child is sitting on a white horse. The child is a symbol of purity and innocence and also symbolizes that there is nothing to hide. This is a symbol of Apollo. Apollo is the Olympian god of the sun, music, poetry, healing, knowledge, beauty, archery, and agriculture. The child is holding a big piece of cloth that looks like a banner. This is a sign of love, passion, freedom, and happiness. The child has golden hair and wearing a floral wreath with a red feather on it. The golden hair symbolizes wisdom and enlightenment, flowers represent beauty and red feather represents life and vitality and also gentleness. There is a wall behind the child that show the boundaries and restriction that is left behind. There are four sunflowers behind the wall. Sunflowers are a symbol of loyalty and longevity and these four flowers represent 4 suits of Minor Arcana. The bright sun is illuminating with full force and has bright sun rays around it. Sun is a symbol of life, warmth, splendor, success, health, and vitality. The sun’s rays show the illumination and strength of the sun. Overall this is a very bright and vibrant card with vivid colors and happy imagery.

Astrology and the Sun Tarot Card

The Sun tarot card corresponds to the Sol or the Sun in Astrology. The Sun is majestic and it has masculine powers. It represents our conscious mind. The sun represents our ego, self-esteem, determination, strength, passion, ambition, and purpose. This is associated with our fame, public acclamation, and recognition. The Sun shows our basic character and self-realization.

The Sun and Kabbalah

In the Kabbalistic Tree of life, the path of the Sun is called Resh. This path is the highest level of human intellect.  The Hebrew word Resh means the head that shows its connection with the intellect. This path connects Hod (Beauty, Splendor) to Yesod (Foundation). This path deals with the inner sun that is the light from within and the physical sun that has to do with the physical world. This is the path where the nature of the relationship between mind and body begins to become clear and where we understand the limitations of the intellect.

The Sun Tarot Card as a Person

The Sun tarot card as a person would be someone who is happy, confident, positive, bright, and cheerful. These are the people who love to enjoy life to the fullest and become the center of attention no matter what they do. These people like challenges and change and love to explore new things. The Sun people have nothing to hide; they are happy and carefree within their innocence. These people have an inner beauty that reflects outside and these are gentle, carefree, and optimistic.

The Sun Card in General Reading

This is a very positive tarot card to get in a general reading. This card gives an assurance that the situation is going to get better and you should stay optimistic. This card shows that happiness, a fresh change, and abundance is coming your way and you should enjoy life with health, cheerfulness, and vitality. This is a card of enlightenment that emphasizes the need for gentleness and simplicity while being the center of attention. This is a card of fame and fortune both.

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