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Sun tarot card meanings

Sun: Happiness

Sun Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:

The Sun tarot card meanings in traditional tarot stem from its connection to both Astrology and Numerology. The Sun tarot card can mean:

Upright:

Enlightenment.

Joy and happiness.

A child.

A holiday. A warm place.

Being accepted. Self-realisation.

Optimism.

Great health and vitality.

Victory and accomplishments.

Reversed:

Poor logic.

Sadness.

Low vitality.

Symbolism in Sun tarot card

The child symbolises innocence. The feather on the child’s head is the same feather worn by the Fool. The feather is connecting the child with the Sun and with the Fool, symbolising inner light. The banner is a victory banner symbolising accomplishments and victory. The child’s posture symbolise joy and happiness. The child holds the banner in her left hand symbolising the power of the subconscious. The child rides the horse without saddle and reins, symbolising trust and harmony. The white horse symbolises strength, beauty and purity. The sun represents life and happiness, warmth and goodness. The 22 sun-rays represents the major arcana. The straight rays represent action and the wavy rays represent vibration and flow. The four sunflowers symbolise the four suits in the minor arcana and the fourfold world. Sunflowers represent love and happiness.

Sun tarot card and Astrology

The sun is ruled by the sun, the ruler of your purpose, character, will, determination, heart, health, vitality and consciousness. The sun represents the ego and how you view yourself. The sun rules our basic identity and our self-realisation. The sun represents reason rather than instinct. When well aspected the sun rules happiness, enjoyment, integrity and strength of will and purpose. If poorly aspected it denotes poor vitality, low energy, lack of belief in oneself, poor judgement, arrogant, melodramatic and vanity.

Sun tarot card meanings upright

Sun in a general reading

The Sun tarot card represents success, joy, sunshine, day, warmth and happiness. The Sun shows up when life is sunny and you are enjoying your time with the people you love. Life is simple rather than complicated. Relationships are blossoming and you are feeling loved. Sometimes the Sun represents a much-welcomed child. Have a look at the other cards to see where the source of happiness is coming from. It might be coming from within, from a child, success at work, harmony with family or a relationship. The Sun can also represent a much-needed holiday. The Sun is the BIG YES card in a positive sense that it will give you what you want and desire, and you are encouraged to apply for that job, go on that holiday, ask out your crush on a date, connect with family, do that art class. The Sun assures you that if you do, it will pay off for you. You will not be rejected. The Sun is the tarot card for acceptance.

Sun in a love reading

In a love reading, the Sun tarot card denotes a new relationship full of potential. The Sun describes a relationship which is sociable and fun. If the Seeker is single the Sun can mean they will soon experience love at first sight. This card can also mean a holiday romance.

Sun in a career reading

In a career reading, the Sun tarot card signifies leadership jobs. The Sun can also mean a fun job or work with children.

Learn what the Sun tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in Sun tarot card

Sun tarot card people are optimistic, happy and confident who is always looking for ways to enjoy life and experience joy. This is someone with a youthful and carefree nature, no matter what age. They love new beginnings, seeing new places and learning new skills. They never grow old.

Sun tarot card meanings

Sun: Happiness

Sun tarot card meanings reversed

Sun tarot card reversed indicates new beginnings, success and happiness being blocked. Success is blocked due to reaching the wrong conclusions and having bad reasoning and poor logic. Things are frustrating and unclear. There might be some problems with pregnancy or raising young children. The Sun reversed can symbolise an eclipse which means there are endings and things/places/events are outdated. There is no excitement and joy anymore, just feelings of the mundane and mediocrity. The Seeker might be afraid of new beginnings, of success and being in the spotlight. This person might feel more comfortable in the shadow of their own potential. Ignorance is winning. No one is listening to or thinking of the future generations.

Personality type in reversed Sun tarot card

Sun tarot card reversed indicates someone who has low vitality, is arrogant, melodramatic and vain. This is someone with low energy, poor self-esteem and with a pessimistic outlook on life. They often make poor decisions about their future.

Sun Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including The Sun:

The Sun + The Fool: A child. 

The Sun + The Magician: Utilising your talents in the best way. 

The Sun + The Empress: Pregnancy. Being a parent. Excellent health. 

The Sun + Strength: Being loved and accepted. 

The Sun + The Devil: Ambition. 

The Sun + Judgement: Your calling being your vocation. 

The Sun + Ace of pentacles: A great investment. 

The Sun + Two of pentacles: Having fun at work.

The Sun + Seven of pentacles: Working outside. 

The Sun + Page of pentacles: A happy student. 

The Sun + Two of swords: Mathematics. Logic and reason. 

The Sun + Four of swords: A relaxing holiday. 

The Sun + Six of swords: Science. 

The Sun + Seven of swords: Self-reliant. 

The Sun + Four of wands: A strong community. A happy community. Childcare centre. 

The Sun + Eight of wands: A road trip. A fun holiday. A fun job. 

The Sun + Knight of wands: Relocation to a warmer place. A happy career change. 

The Sun + King of wands: A good husband. 

The Sun + Ace of cups: Answered prayers. 

The Sun + Six of cups: Feeling at home. 

The Sun + Page of cups: Mentoring someone. 

The Sun + Queen of cups: A story teller. 

Sun tarot card meanings summary

The Sun tarot card means a happy and sunny outcome to the Seeker’s question. This is the tarot card for acceptance and making good decisions. The Sun tarot card can also signify children and raise children.

Learn what the Sun tarot card means as a final tarot card in a love reading. 

21 Comments

  1. Cindy March 7, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Dear Inger,
    Your site and advice so far have been a source of inspiration and optimism : )
    Can the sun in combination with ace of cups, temperance, hierophant and
    Four of rods balance out eight or, ten of swords and the tower ?
    Do they neutralize each other ? Is that even possible ? : )
    This is a “life in general” reading. My dad passed away a year ago and
    Since then there is A LOT of chaos …
    BiG Thanks for your insight.
    Have a great day!
    Cindy

  2. Inger Bråthen March 7, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Positive cards with negative cards often mean that even though you are going through difficulties now, things will turn out well for you. The chaos will settle down and balance and security will be restored.

  3. Tabinda March 7, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    What can the sun + page of swords represent about a person’s feelings for a woman?

  4. Tabinda March 7, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Wat does the sun+ page of swords represent as man’s feelings for a woman?

  5. Inger Bråthen March 8, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Hello Tabinda. The cards would indicate that the man thinks the woman is intelligent and respects her. The man likes the woman a lot. To put it another way, the guy thinks she has it going on!! Cheers!

  6. Aa March 10, 2017 at 12:16 am

    As for the sun+wheel of fortune+ ad of pentacles last week. Today I tried again and got the sun+ad of swords+ace of pentacles. Any toughts? I dream every night that I won the lottery lately

  7. Kaur March 18, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Hi Inger great site, may I ask for some help on the below celtic spread. I applied for a recent job role but didn’t get it, I didn’t even get a interview everytime I feel happy in myself something els happens to let me down, I really do need to work now as I need to move property and my money situation is not good, I’ve seen a property I want to buy but without a job I am unable to purchase this, I feel lost and unhappy and do not want to work in a mundane role again. Life is feeling like your just working for working. I’m tired of this.

    Can you see anything positive in the below spread there are wands and swords and I know I still face a lot of uncertainty.
    1 Ace of cups 2 Eight of swords 3 five of swords 4 queen of wands 5 six of wands 6 seven of wands 7 page of cups 8 judgement 9 knight of pentacles 10 six of swords 11 ten of pentacles 12 the sun

  8. Inger Bråthen March 19, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Kaur, I can see you in a role where you help people solve their problems, and this will give you a lot of satisfaction.

  9. Nini April 28, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Hello inger ,
    I asked my cards: how will be the financial situation of my future husband ? I picked two cards: Sun & Moon,both upright.
    Does this mean, he will be financially stable ?

  10. Inger Bråthen April 28, 2017 at 6:49 am

    That can mean he will be able to make a lot of money and spend a lot of money at the same time….

  11. Mary May 25, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Dear Inger! I have a similar question to one of the previous. It is regarding my boyfriend who insisted on taking a break with after his feelings changed towards me and to think things through. I asked the cards about our future as a couple, will we continue this relationship and got the combination of: Kinght of Pentacles and The Sun. What does it predict?

  12. Tarot May 29, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Hi inger

    Pleass help me my friend asked if she had thyroid issue and she picked up sun card does this mean a yes or a no ?

  13. Inger Bråthen May 29, 2017 at 8:28 am

    I would say no, however, the sun can indicate a lack of vitamins or poor vitamin absorption. Self-love and self-nurturing will increase the absorption of vitamins in the body 🙂

  14. Mila July 30, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Hi Inger 🙂

    Thank you so much for this amazing website! I use it often to decipher my at home readings, and though I am no pro, I feel like through constant use I am starting to learn enough to grasp sturdy messages on my own.

    I had a reading today… it felt good at first glance, but I came home overthinking the analysis I was given and started looking things up. The interpretation I received is not at all what some of the cards mean online! The lady I saw used the Morgan-Greer Deck and studied under Kris Hadar/has a family history of intuition/astrology/numerolgy. She used a 12 card reading
    ( 2 straight lines of 6 cards, turning them over one by one in a clockwise fashion, giving me rapid explanations- in the end it was kind of a blur and now I’m confused and wondering if I got a good reading or not.. She did say the layout used was linked to houses in astrology… she said #1-6 was present, and #7-12 was future (2+years or so)
    Would you help me understand what you make of this? General Life Spread (Thought of nothing in particular while pulling except life in general over the next little while)…
    I don’t mean to be insulting towards her, I know she may have been using her own intuition over the typical meaning of the cards, but overall everything was VERY positive and now, looking back, vague… so I’m not sure what to make of this..

    01- The Sun reversed
    02- The Empress reversed
    03- The Magician
    04- The High Priestess
    05- The Fool reversed
    06- The Hermit reversed
    07- Wheel of Fortune
    08- The Hierophant
    09- Judgement reversed
    10- Chariot
    11- Lovers reversed
    12- Temperance

    She also allowed me to ask individual questions afterwards… pulling 4 cards in a diamond shape … i know the left card = me and the right card = the other person/thing/place… Would you know what spread this is called?

    Thank you SO SO much in advance for all of your help!!!

  15. Helena Samu September 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Dear Inger!

    I have pulled the following card to my question, what shall I know about my crush in connection with me (we dont talk):
    10 of Pentacles, 9 of Wands, Sun. To my next question, “what else?”:9 of Cups, Knight of Swords, 2 of Cups. I see the number 9 and 1 reoeated in 19, Interesting.
    Thank You!
    HS

  16. Helena Samu September 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Hi there, I just pulled clarifying cards to my question (but not brave enough to interpret to myself): 10oP – The Tower, 9oW – 5oW, Sun – 9 of Swords + Queen of Pentacles. 9ofC – The Star, KnightofS – Judgement, 2oC – Chariot.
    Thanks for your patience.
    HS

  17. Helena Samu September 8, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Hi Inger!

    Here comes the restless soul again! Suprisingly I gott the same two cards in my eveneng reading than this morning! I asked this time what he (crush) is thinking about me? The cards 10 of Pentacles, 9 of Wands!!!!+ Death this time as last card. What a suprise! So I still dont get it what 10 of Pent and 9 of Wands means together, but must be something important for him. ( I red your int.:Ten of pentacles + Nine of wands: Family wounds and Ten of pentacles + Death: Inheritance) Still I dont understand the card connections. Then I asked how he is feeling towards me: The World, 7 of Cups, 3 of Pentacles. Still a mistery! Please, have mercy and explain to me.
    Thank You!
    HS

  18. Inger Bråthen September 9, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    He could have some scars from the original family. Death can also mean what we fear the most and what we cannot change, so the loss of control and not being in control in our lives. This person could be very confused as 7 of cups shows up when someone is unsure what they really are feeling, and the world card with 3 of pentacles can mean he is more comfortable with work and dealing with practical things.

  19. Helena Samu September 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you for your help! I dont know how to ask correctly, how and why is it possible that the Tarot answers something (maybe completely) different from the question, like what the person is thinking about me, and we get a family issue? Or just I dont get it that it has something to do w me? Or for a deeper understanding in a feeling situation I should see more clearly what are the motivations? Very interesting!
    All my gratitude to you and the Tarot!
    Love: HS

  20. J October 27, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Hi Inger!

    I would really appreciate your interpretation of this combination, I pulled the Sun as the overall theme. However, it was clarified with the 5 of Wands and 4 of Swords.

    Thank you so much!

  21. Inger Bråthen November 1, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Hi. I feel this has to do with both career and love. I feel you will find out where you are unique and with who you feel most loved.

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