How to Interpret the Sun tarot Card
The Sun is one of the most positive cards in the Major Arcana. It brings a message of vitality, warmth and contentment.
Everything that was previously obscured or mysterious in the Moon card is now clear. Questions are answered; Desires are fulfilled.
... it is an indication of abundance and increased personal strength
The pure heart of a child and the brilliant sun signify a rebirth into joy after a time of clouds and reduced energy.
When the Sun card rises into a tarot reading it is an indication of abundance and increased personal strength. It may indicate a time of brightness and success — or it may indicate a person who radiates the qualities of the Sun.
The Sun card also reminds us of interpersonal relations, and the way our personal energy is felt by others around us. The card reminds us that we each shine our energy onto the people in our lives. The way people act in our presence is often a reflection of the light we radiate.
It is also helpful to consider the Sun card in relation to its preceding card in the tarot sequence: The Moon. Where the moon represents questions and <9>unasnwered mysteries, the Sun represents the clearing of those mysteries — and the answering of long-standing questions. If something has been wrapped in mystery, the Sun may indicate a final unveiling of the truth.
If the card references a past event or a prior trend, it may reference a time when abundance was manifest and when energy and love flowed freely. If the card references a future event, it may point to a coming breakthrough, when the clouds part, and energy and warmth finally return.
The Sun is an extremely positive card. It carries overtones of financial success, rising physical health, a clearing of past problems and inner peace.
The Sun tarot Card Inverted
The reversed Sun card is often misinterpreted to mean gloom or have a similar negative meaning. In most cases, the reversed Sun card is still very positive — but indicates that someone is having difficulty seeing the positive in a situation.
When the sun is hidden behind clouds, it still shines just as brightly.
When the sun is hidden behind clouds, it still shines just as brightly. Likewise, the inverted Sun card represents a concealed positivity. Something is masking warmth and radiance — but that warmth and radiance is still there.
When the reversed Sun card appears in a reading, we are reminded that light is still shining. All clouds eventually part, and the sunshine always eventually returns.
The card may also indicate a silver lining, hidden within a cloud. Perhaps something that seems negative or ordinary actually has a positive side which has not yet been considered.
In some cases, the card may also carry a gentle warning about being overly optimistic or overly hopeful. If the card references a situation about which there is already considerable brightness and optimism, the reversed Sun card may remind us that while the clouds are not currently visible — they may one day return.
Generally speaking, the Sun card reversed is still a very positive card. It carries overtones of inner warmth, financial turnarounds, or a diamond in the rough.