The Sun

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about The Sun Tarot Archetype.

The Sun Tarot Card Meaning

Part of the tarot archetypes, The Sun is the nineteenth trump, or Major Arcana, card in most Tarot decks.

Checkout this detailed breakdown of the meaning of The Sun tarot card.

Upright Meanings

Representing positivity, optimism, success, enthusiasm, fun and freedom, the Sun indicates a person who draws others to them by exuding positive energy and joy.

They are confident, liberated, carefree and self-assured. If they have been the victim of dishonesty the truth will soon be revealed. Good luck is imminent, with problems about to disappear. Travel to a warm country may also be imminent.

Spiritually, the Sun is the card of enlightenment following challenges and tribulations, with the recipient having reached contentment and true insight.

They now understand their spiritual path and trust completely in where the universe is leading them.

​In a relationship The Sun indicates joy, passion, fun and positivity, with any hidden issues about to come to the fore and be resolved for the good.

The relationship may become more honest or may end and be followed by a better relationship. A celebration, such as an engagement or wedding, may soon come.

If single, The Sun indicates a good relationship on the horizon or the enjoyment of the freedom of single life. Pregnancy can also be indicated so if unwanted precautions should be taken.

​The Sun Tarot signifies career success and new, fruitful opportunities. Financially, times are good, with all financial ventures going well. Any hidden financial issues will surface so the current abundance should be saved to cover these.

​Health wise, the recipient should be feeling full of life, balance, positivity and wellness, with recovery going well if illness has been experienced. Chances of pregnancy if desired are high.

Reversed Meanings

Indicative of sadness, pessimism and depression, the Sun reversed indicates difficulty in focusing on life’s positives which is affecting the recipient’s outlook.

They may lack enthusiasm and clarity about the way forward, which is closing them off to the happiness and joy around them. Positive thinking, openness and gratitude for the good things in life will help reverse this mindset.

The Sun reversed can also indicate over-enthusiasm or over-confidence leading to negative traits like arrogance and the need to make sure that one’s goals are realistic.

Spiritually, the recipient may struggle to embrace the joy of spirituality and feel unable to see the path ahead, lacking trust in the Universe’s love for them. Negative thoughts have overwhelmed them and ego is preventing spiritual connection. Enlightenment can be found if this is let go.

​In a relationship, it indicates feeling frozen out by a partner, with the spark having left the relationship and perhaps a cancelled engagement or wedding.

Partners may feel jealousy and struggle to see their future together, but focusing on the positives, spending time together and remembering why they got together will help resolve this.

If single, the card indicates egotistical tendencies putting off potential partners – avoid bragging and you are more likely to make a good impression.

​The Sun reversed indicates feeling trapped or oppressed in one’s career but that you have the power to effect change.

Success may be elusive, with opportunities missed through lack of confidence, setting unrealistic goals or not taking the right steps to achieve what is desired.

The recipient may also work in an environment where egotism and being competitive is valued.

Financially, the Sun reversed can warn of a financial problem coming but one of the recipient’s own making. Realistic assessment of one’s finances and action is needed to resolve this.

​The Sun reversed can indicate negativity making health problems worse or delaying recovery, with a change to a positive, proactive approach needed to provide a health boost. It can also indicate a difficult or unplanned pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion.

The Sun Keywords

  • Positivity
  • Freedom
  • Fun
  • Success
  • Optimism
  • Vitality
  • Joy
  • Confidence
  • Self-expression
  • Good luck
  • Enthusiasm
  • Happiness
  • Truth
  • Openness
  • Pregnancy
  • Lack of enthusiasm
  • Excessive enthusiasm
  • Sadness
  • Pessimism
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Ego
  • Conceitedness
  • Oppression
  • Miscarriage
  • Stillbirth
  • Abortion

Learn About the Other Tarot Card Archetypes

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