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Upright: Positivity, fun, warmth, success, vitality

Reversed: Inner child, feeling down, overly optimistic


The Sun Tarot card radiates with optimism and positivity. A large, bright sun shines in the sky, representing the source of all life on Earth. Underneath, four sunflowers grow tall above a brick wall, representing the four suits of the Minor Arcana, as well as the four elements.

In the foreground, a young, naked child is sitting on top of a placid white horse. The child represents the joy of being connected with your inner spirit, and his nakedness is a sign that he has nothing to hide and has all the innocence and purity of childhood. The white horse is also a sign of purity and strength.

NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.


The Sun represents success, radiance and abundance. The Sun gives you strength and tells you that no matter where you go or what you do, your positive and radiant energy will follow you and will bring you happiness and joy. People are drawn to you because you can always see the bright side and you bring such warmth into other people’s lives. This beautiful, warm energy is what will get you through the tough times and will help you succeed. You are also in a position where you can share your highest qualities and achievements with others. Radiate who you are and what you stand for. Shine your love on those you care about.

If you have been going through a difficult time, the Sun brings you the message you have been waiting for—that things are going to get better, a lot better! Through the challenges along your path, you have discovered who you are and why you’re here. Now you are filled with energy and enthusiasm for the future and you can already feel success and abundance flowing to you. You are filled with confidence because you know that everything will work out in the end – it always does! Life is good; the sun is shining, and you are on your way to achieving your goals.

The Sun connects to you to your power base – not fear-driven, egotistical power, but the abundant, inner power that is radiating through you right now. You'll feel it in your Solar Plexus chakra, calling you to express yourself fully and authentically, and be fully present in the world around you. You have what others want and you are being asked to radiate your energy and your gifts out into the world in a big way. Feel your personal power and use your Divine will to express that power in positive ways.

The Sun is also an energetic card. It reflects a time when you can expect to experience an increase in physical energy, vitality and general positivity. You are bursting with enthusiasm, feeling invigorated and enjoying a wonderful sense of good health.


The reversed Sun is calling to your inner child to come out and play! As adults, we get so lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that we forget how to play and have fun. But spend just a few minutes watching a kid play and you realise how beautiful and carefree life can be when you learn to let go of your worries and concerns. When you see the Sun reversed in your Tarot reading, see it as your permission slip to leave behind your work and your responsibilities, even just for a moment, and go and have fun. Dance like no-one is watching, sing like no-one is listening, and let your heart and soul fly free.

At times, the Sun reversed indicates that you are struggling to see the bright side of life. You may have experienced setbacks that have damaged your enthusiasm and optimism and have perhaps led you to question whether you can achieve what you have set out to achieve. You may be feeling depressed, sad or left out. You may be reluctant to proceed, and you are no longer enjoying what you are doing. Your direction and path ahead may have become clouded or distorted in some way. Nonetheless, the Sun is never a negative card, so this is only temporary. The obstacles you see can be easily removed if you put your mind to it. It may just take a little more effort than usual.

On the other hand, you may be too positive or overly optimistic. While you are confident, you may have become egotistical and out of touch with who you really are and what you are actually capable of. You may not be being truthful to yourself and to others; instead, you are trying to talk yourself up when you know you cannot deliver. If this feels like you, then ask others for feedback and a reality check. Are you being unrealistic? Is what you have set out to achieve achievable? Are you really as good as you think you are?