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. 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 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 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 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.

The Sun Tarot Card in a Daily reading

If you get this card in a daily reading then it is might be a simple indicator of spending a day outdoors in the sunlight. If the day is not that sunny then your life is sunny for sure. You should look around and look at the joys, blessings, and warmth that life has to offer you. Today will be a positive day and things will turn out in your favor. This card brings bright hopes for today and for the future.

The Sun Tarot Card in a Love Reading

This is a positive card of happiness to get in a Love reading. This card indicates that your relationship is flourishing and love, passion, and loyalty are increasing in it. You have moved from one stage of happiness to another stage of affection. You are having fun, bliss, happiness, and delight in your love life. This is a promising card for more happy days to come.

The Sun Tarot Card in a Career Reading

This is a positive card to get in a career reading. This card shows that you will get acknowledgment and recognition for your work. You will not only enjoy your work life but you will do it with passion, energy, and vitality. If you are going to have a job interview or waiting for a promotion, the sun card is definitely a positive card to get.

The Sun Tarot Card in a Health Reading

This is a card of health, vigor, and vitality. This card shows that you are enjoying good health and even if you faced any problem or challenge now it is time to be healthy and strong. You will be satisfied and content even in terms of mental health.

The Sun Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

 When the Sun tarot card is in a reversed position, the sunflowers will stop growing, the sun will start setting instead of rising and the child and the horse will stop moving. In a reversed position this card shows inertia, inaction, delays, and sadness. This card in a reversed position shows a lack of optimism and confidence and it shows self-doubts. This card also shows problems with your children and the difficulties they might be facing.

If you get the reversed sun card in a love reading, it might mean that your relationship is not growing the way it should be. You or your partner are losing fondness for each other and things are static and boring. It is time to bring the passion back to the relationship to make it grow some more.

If you get the reversed sun tarot card in a career reading, it might show a lack of growth in career and money. It shows obstacles and challenges in moving forward at work. You should bring the inner sun of passion outside to shine again at the workplace.

This card in a health reading might indicate neglect of health or lack of care. You need to focus on your wellbeing and health. This card also might indicate some issues with the health of your children. You should get the needed medical examination done.

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