What does the sun tarot card mean?

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The sun is part of the Major Arcana deck of tarot cards.

Card XIX

This card holds a large, bright sun which radiates positivity across the earth. Underneath the sun usually sits the naked figure of a child, representing purity and childish joy, on a white horse that symbolises strength.


The Sun is always a joyful card to draw in a reading. It is a card of strength, inspiration, and positive energy. It is a message that you can do anything that you put your mind to, and that your positive energy will be returned to you. If you have been dealing with challenges and difficult times, this card is a sign that those times are over and you can expect things to get much brighter. You have come out of these challenging times stronger than ever and you can now enjoy life and go towards your goals with confidence.

Reverse Meaning

In reverse, the Sun is a message that you need to reconnect with your inner child and experience more joy in your life. As we get older, it’s harder to experience moments of pure joy and fun because we are so burdened with the responsibilities of life; we spend most of our time working, looking after our families, or doing chores. You may be feeling down because your everyday routines don’t allow for much time to simply sit back and enjoy life. Take this card as a sign that you should allow yourself more time off from your responsibilities and simply do something fun.

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