The Sun – Tarot card meaning

Rider Waite Major Arcana - The Sun

The Sun in the nineteenth Major Arcana card. Much like in childhood imagery, The Sun is positive, joyful and enthusiastic. The illustration on the Rider-Waite deck does The Sun no favours; it really is one of the more positive cards within the entire deck.

The Sun exudes energy and warmth, and represents joy, optimism and vitality.

The Sun has an odd illustration; a child happily plays on a silver horse, but The Sun looks on without an expression on his face. Focus more here on the beauty and complexity that The Sun provides; the energy for the plants and animals to live.

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At a glance

The Sun tarot card is associated with joy, vitality, and success. It typically depicts a sun in the sky, with a child on a white horse beneath it. The sun represents the warmth and light of the divine, and the child on the horse represents the potential for growth and success.

The Sun card suggests that you are feeling joyful and alive, and that you are experiencing success and abundance in your life. It indicates that you are able to tap into the warmth and light of the divine, and that you are able to radiate positivity and joy to those around you. The Sun card can also represent a need for playfulness and creativity, indicating that you are being called to let go of your fears and inhibitions, and to express yourself freely and openly.

In some readings, the Sun card can indicate that you are being supported and guided by a higher power or spiritual guide who is helping you to experience success and abundance in your life. This guide may be a teacher, mentor, or trusted friend who can offer wisdom and guidance as you navigate the challenges and obstacles of life. The Sun card can also suggest that you are being called to use your own experiences of joy and success to help others, and to make a positive impact in the world.

Overall, the Sun card is a reminder of the joy and abundance that is available to us when we tap into the warmth and light of the divine. It suggests that you are feeling positive and alive, and that you are experiencing success and abundance in your life. It indicates that you are being supported and guided on your journey, and that you have the potential to make a positive impact in the world.

Card meanings


The Sun can represent happy memories of the past, especially memories which you look back to with a feeling of pure happiness. These don’t have to be memories from the past, but can be more recent. You may just be living through a very positive part of your life right now.

There’s no need to think that the best is behind you, but think that it is yet to come. Use the past as inspiration and motivation for the future. Life can be that good again. You can meet new people and have even better experiences.

The Sun can also represent a wholesome childhood, and solid memories of family and love received. You may have had an excellent childhood with caring parents and siblings.


You’re likely about to enter a happy and calm period of your life when you see The Sun in the present position. Expect your stress levels to fall, and your general satisfaction within life to be at an all time high.

We have a special feeling when we take a break or go on a vacation. Our worries tend to drift away into the background. You may start to feel like this soon, if you haven’t already. Some time away can put your thoughts and worries into perspective.

The Sun can represent being able to live without guidance for a while. Set your own destiny, do what you want and it may very well work out.


An extremely good card to draw in the future; The Sun represents an achievement; you’ve clearly done well to get this far. Expect a future where you feel satisfied with life. The Sun is a good card to draw in the future if you are performing a reading for a specific goal, or meaning. A future relationship, a future job, etc. All end up well when you see The Sun in the future position.

Keep working hard, as you can’t expect things to be handed to you without any effort on your part, but expect things to just ‘flow’ if you allow them to.

Work, careers and education

A new job can spring up on you when you see The Sun in relation to work. Things should probably be going well, or you should be working towards a goal you’re set to achieve.

Expect good things to happen, relating to either work or schooling. If you have the extra energy, try to bring others up to your level. Become infectious with positivity, you may just be what other people need right now. Often overlooked is the ability to change someone else’s day simply through our own words or actions. You can make somebody feel good if you wanted. This is magic.

It can sometimes be tough to be positive at work or at school. The Sun can remind you to find a little bit of happiness in any situation; in school, in a job, unemployed. Everything can be beautiful if you look at it through a certain lens.

Love and Relationships

The Sun is a great card to draw when it comes to love and relationships. If you are single, then for now it may be better for you to stay that way for the present. Focus on yourself, and enjoy your time alone. Date yourself. Treat yourself. You’re important too!

Learning to know yourself is an aspect of The Sun when drawn for love and relationships. While you may be attached to others, you are your own person. The Sun is alone and affects us all, as are you. You are a single person, but you have the power to change others for the better, help them grow, and nurture them.

Time alone is undervalued; it helps us grow, become more confident about and know ourselves. In a relationship, look to b more caring and loving towards your partner. Do something unexpected but kind for them. A little movement goes a long way.


You’re probably doing well with money, and The Sun showing up in relation to finances can mean things are going to get better. Try something new if you fancy to, now may be a great time to follow your dreams and use your money for what you’ve been saving for.

Money is fine to have and you’d do well to save in all situations, but if you aren’t saving for anything special, then use it to try out new exciting activities. You could change your life by discovering a new passion.

Money can be well used to help others. As The Sun has shown in regards to your finances; you may be in a position of giving. As The Sun gives us light, warmth and energy without expecting payment, you may look to do the same. Volunteer, donate, or help out without expecting anything in return. True wealth is not money, but feelings, friendships, connections and contentment.

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Health and well-being

You should be in good condition, or improving at least when you draw The Sun in relation to health. As with wealth above, look to try something new to improve your life.

Our minds need stimulation and to be kept active; so try to push yourself every now and again. The easy route is good sometimes, but taking it every time means we aren’t ready for challenges that approach.

Other associations

Element: Fire

Astrology: Leo

As a Yes or No question: Yes

Crystal: Clear Quartz


Life, positivity, extroversion, achievement, warmth, optimism