The Sun Tarot Card Meanings

The Sun tarot card image
Meaning Indicator


The Sun’s Upright & Reversed Meanings

The Sun (Reversed, Lacking)

Ideas: Alleviation, bashfulness, low profile

Traits: Considerate, hardworking, hesitant, humble, indecisive, quiet, serious, subtle

Emotions: Caring, eagerness, enthusiasm, hope, nervousness, uneasiness

  • Actions:
    • Focusing on others instead of yourself
    • Healing your inner child
    • Keeping a low profile
    • Letting your accomplishments speak for themselves
    • Stepping back and letting others shine
    • Working hard for a brighter future
The Sun (Upright, Balanced)

Ideas: Attention, brilliance, energy, recognition

Traits: Charismatic, confident, ebullient, fun-loving, genuine, healthy, magnanimous, proud, warm

Emotions: Cheerfulness, contentment, joy, optimism, relief, satisfaction, triumph

  • Actions:
    • Celebrating your own successes
    • Drawing attention to yourself
    • Having fun like a child
    • Knowing you’re good at what you do
    • Looking on the bright side
    • Seeing things with clarity
The Sun (Upright, Excessive)

Ideas: Misrepresentation, overstatement, self-absorption

Traits: Arrogant, childish, conceited, distractible, egocentric, hurried, narcissistic

Emotions: Annoyance, frustration, jealousy, insecurity, loneliness, pride

  • Actions:
    • Becoming absorbed in your own self-image
    • Being dazzled by your own accomplishments
    • Exerting yourself to the point of exhaustion
    • Feeling rushed and distracted
    • Misrepresenting your achievements
    • Overstating your abilities

The Sun’s Advice

Personal Growth

Learn to win gracefully. Accept compliments with a humble heart. You can acknowledge and celebrate your own achievements without falling prey to greediness. Be who you are. You’ve earned this moment, but don’t let pride in your progress hinder further growth!


You’re turning heads without realizing it. Attention is coming your way—and you deserve it! The admiration of others is a warm glow, so bask in it while you can. As all things begin to revolve around you, take care you don’t get blinded or burned by your own brilliance.


With the proper strategy, you’re all set to be the golden boy (or girl). Approval and praise are the order of the day. Accept all this admiration with humbleness; give credit where credit’s due. Meanwhile, make hay while the sun shines. Remember: after noon, the rest of the day is a sunset!


As your meditative and spiritual practices hone your sensitivities, you begin to feel your connectedness to the energies around you. Branch out. Spread warmth, love, and joy through your attitudes and actions. Today, embody the universal light.

The Sun’s Symbols & Insights

The Sunflowers

Sunflowers turn to follow the path of the sun through the sky, modeling the sort of attention paid to any sunny personality. Their shape and color emulates the object of their attention. Might imitating a respected person be the key to solving your problem?

The Victor Reborn

In Rider–Waite–Smith-influenced decks, the Sun card depicts a single gleeful child. In other decks, we see two dancing cherubs. Both represent an energetic and mystical rebirth. In The Book of Thoth, Crowley writes, “They represent … the next stage which is to be attained by mankind.” In your situation, what needs to evolve?

The Garden Wall

The wall separates citizens of the current world from spiritual purity. From Earth, like sunflowers following the sun, we gaze on this return to Eden with great longing. How does a loss of innocence figure in your challenge?

The White Horse

Rider–Waite–Smith-influenced decks place a single child on a white horse, long considered proper conveyance for heroes. When all is said and done, will your actions guarantee you a place on a white steed?

The red banner

The banner signifies the Rider–Waite–Smith child’s victory over animal instincts and worldly influences. Might a spiritual transformation be overdue?

More About The Sun Tarot Card

Everything’s coming up roses (or sunflowers, whatever the case may be).
Whatever’s on your mind, go for it because you can’t lose today.
Within one year
“I am joyful and full of light, and am able to bring happiness to those around me.”
The holy masculine
Hebrew Alphabet
Numerology Number
19 = 1 + 9 = 10
(the end: finality, completion, exhaustion)
1 + 0 = 1
(the origin: the starting point, the seed, opportunity)
Astrology Element
Astrology Planet
God the Father
Sun gods, including Ra, Apollo, and Helios
The moment of baptism
Claiming a new faith as your own
At the climax of the story, the main character is victorious.
Questions to Ask
How can I take best advantage of the attention coming my way?
What are my highest spiritual goals?
How can I avoid being bedazzled by the energy swirling around me?
Related Pages
Tarot Card Meanings Guide
Tarot Birth Card Meanings
Exploring Today’s Tarot
Consulting the Tarot
Traditional Tarot Card Meanings
Thirteen Fun Things to Do with Tarot Cards
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