Card Type: Major Arcana
Card Number: 19
Star Sign: Leo
Planet: The Sun
Other Names: Sol, Sun King
Key Meaning: Success
The Sun Tarot card is the happiest card in the Tarot deck. It represents success, good fortune and blessings.
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The Sun Keywords
🥰 Upright: Success, achievement, fun, feeling young
😒 Reversed: Dying enthusiasm, delays, burn out
The Sun Tarot Card Description
This description is based on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. A young child rides on a white horse, under a sun which has been anthropomorphized (given human traits). The child clutches a red scarf, representing blood and life force energy. There is a garden of four sunflowers behind him, each flower representing the four suits of Tarot or the four elements. Sunflowers represent optimism, and hope. When this card turns up, you are asked to embrace the optimism of youth and look forward with hope in your heart.
The Sun card is always positive, even when reversed. It represents good things and positive outcomes to any struggles you are going through. When you feel happy, you will find that people (and opportunities) are drawn to your happy vibes and positive energy. Your optimism will be self-fulfilling.
Other keywords associated with this card: basking in your glory, carpe diem, golden child, recharging your batteries, shamelessness, being a shining example, the moment is now, youth, vigor, wellness and good health.
What Zodiac Sign is The Sun Tarot Card?
The Sun Tarot card is associated with the star sign Leo. Just as the planets in our solar system revolve around the sun, people tend to revolve around those born under the sign of Leo. Represented by the lion glyph, Leo is the sign of confidence and being comfortable at the center of attention. Leos can be dazzling, charming, ambitious, loyal and drama-adoring.
The Sun Tarot card corresponds to the element Fire.
Romance: What does The Sun Tarot Card Mean when You Ask About Love?
When the Sun card turns up in a love reading, the meaning will depend on your question. For example, if you asked:
💖 Will I find love? Yes! This card is associated with being swept off your feet, a passionate romance. No matter what age you are, you’ll feel like a teenager in love.
💖 Does he or she like me? Absolutely, this person is crazy about you!
💖 What is the future of our relationship? The Sun represents happy marriage, and the full package (love, security and emotional support).
Other Family Guidance:
If you asked, about:
💖Children: This card predicts great success and happiness.
💖Pregnancy: The Sun predicts giving birth to a little soulmate, someone who becomes your golden child.
💖Will I ever feel happy again? This card says yes. Dry your tears.
CAREER: What does This Card Signify when You Ask About Work?
If your question relates to work, business, career or study and you receive the Sun Tarot card, then it can mean:
⭕ You enjoy great success in your career, hobby, study or business at this time. This card is associated with promotion, public recognition and financial success.
⭕ Step into the spot light, now is the time to act.
⭕ You make an excellent social media Influencer. People like when you reveal the intimate parts of your life. Bearing all, so to speak, like the naked infant in this card.
⭕ You emigrate to a warmer climate to live or work.
Careers associated with this card include: Any position in leadership, outdoor jobs or fun careers. It is also associated with acting, music, life coach, influencer, author, event management and public relations.
If you are considering hiring a candidate and this card appears, it means:
This candidate is confident, well-liked by colleagues and has a can-do attitude. You’ll struggle to find someone better.
MONEY: What is the Meaning of The Sun Tarot Card in a Money Reading?
If you asked the Tarot about money and finances, and you receive the Sun, it can mean:
💲 You receive a bonus, salary-increase or some other recognition for your work.
💲 If you are creative, this card can mean winning a prize, or receiving encouraging royalties.
💲 You receive a cash windfall which allows you to have more fun!
💲 You buy a condo (apartment), holiday home or time-share, somewhere in the sun.
Tarot Card Combination Meanings
The Sun combined with:
“The Moon” – Success in a spiritual business
“Death” – An inheritance brings joy
“Justice” – Happy outcome in legal proceedings
HEALTH: What does The Sun Tarot Card Mean when You Ask About Health?
The Sun signifies good health in a health reading. If you are worried about test results, everything turns out well. This card promises a full recovery, if you have been unwell. If you’ve been trying for a baby, then this card is a wonderful omen.
Health conditions associated with this card include: None. This card rules: Heart and spine.
YES/NO: Does The Sun Card Mean Yes or No in a Reading?
❓ When you ask a Yes or No question and this Tarot card turns up, then the answer is YES.
TIMING: Does The Sun Predict any Particular Timeframe?
🕔 This card is only a timing indication when you specifically asked a timeframe question. For example, if you want to know if something will happen, and when, then you need to draw two separate cards. These are in fact, two separate questions. This is a fundamental principle to understand if you want an accurate tarot reading – and it is core to my teaching in my book Tarot in 5 Minutes.
🕔 The Sun card represents July 23 to August 22. Alternatively, it could be around the time of your birthday. If the card is reversed, timing will be longer – perhaps up to a year later, same date.
Karina’s Timing Method:
I am using a traditional major arcana timing method here, based on the zodiac sign assigned to each card.
What is the Meaning of The Sun Card Reversed?
When the Sun is upside down then the news is still good, but it just takes a little longer to feel happy or successful.
✔️Your enthusiasm for something, or someone, is dying. Maybe you are just coming down to earth.
✔️ You feel depressed or burnt-out. Now is the time to deal with any problems, and restore your optimism.
✔️You suffer from imposter-syndrome, acting confident but not feeling it. Don’t worry, fake it until you make it.
✔️Over-optimism causes you to spend more than you can afford. Perhaps reign your lifestyle in a little.
✔️Other keywords associated a reversal include: Performance anxiety, self-doubt.
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