The Sun Tarot card is one of the strongest in the deck – one which reflects positivity, fun, warmth, and success in its upright position. A member of the Major Arcana cards, this card can put a powerful influence into any of your readings – as it has done throughout history.
About the Sun Tarot Card
The Sun Tarot card is warm, inviting, and powerful – much like the sun itself. Most decks depict some image of the sun, shining brightly and bringing life to the planet.
In the classic Rider-Waite deck, as well as many others, the card depicts a young, naked boy sitting atop a horse. The sun shines down on him and sunflowers flourish in the background. This is a bright and joyous image that reflects the meaning of the card.
Meaning of the Sun Tarot
Like other cards, the meaning of the Sun card varies depending on whether it is pulled upright or in reverse.
The Sun Upright
When pulled upright, the Sun Tarot card reflects joy, positivity, strength, and success. The sun is the source of life, an invigorating and powerful influence that guides all things to success and strength.
The flowers, flourishing so brightly in the card, represent the abundance provided by the sun. This may suggest that you are about to enter a stage of abundance and success, or that your own inner abundance is becoming a source of power in your life.
The sun represents that you are capable of overcoming challenges, influencing your life and others with the strength of light, and that you are capable of bringing and receiving joy, energy, and excitement.
The Sun Reversed
When reversed, the Sun card indicates that you may be in need of harnessing your own personal power.
The Sun Reversed also indicates that you need to release your inner child. As adults, it becomes all too easy to get caught up in responsibilities. The Sun Reversed calls upon us to honor our inner child and act on our own power and capability as individuals.
The Sun Reversed may also indicate a lack of light. Perhaps you have become jaded or pessimistic in your pursuits, or perhaps you are faced with individuals or situations which compromise your own inner light.
The Sun, regardless of its direction, reminds you that we always contain the inner resources needed to overcome strife and to bring light into our lives. When reversed, the Sun suggests that you may have temporarily lost sight of these resources.
Or, the Sun Reversed may suggest that you are becoming overconfident or that you are surpassing your own ability to cope. Perhaps you have bitten off more than you can chew or you have dedicated more time and energy to something than you can justly do without becoming drained.
The Sun Tarot is a powerful and optimistic card, one which reminds us that we always contain the capacity for success within ourselves. Reversed or upright, this card reminds us to let our inner child run free and never to forget about our own capabilities.
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