The Sun Tarot Card Meaning

Have you recently been dealt the Sun Tarot card in a reading and don’t know what it means? Maybe you want to know if there is more to this card than the one meaning you have been given? Or are you simply curious and want to know more?

It’s no secret that each tarot card has multiple meanings, and these meanings can change depending on the other cards you are dealt. Knowing what all of these meanings are can feel like an impossible mission that is determined to be unsolved. No matter what you do, you just can’t figure out what your cards mean. 

Well, no more! Today, we are here with the answers you need.

Keep reading to learn all the meanings your upright and reversed Sun Tarot card can have and how you can act on these readings to change the course of your life! 

Upright Sun Tarot Card General Meaning 

Let’s start with a look at the general meanings an upright Sun Tarot card has. It is the Major Arcana card of freedom, fun, optimism, and positivity. An upright Sun suggests things are going well.

The card also suggests enthusiasm and success. You are likely to be radiating positive energy and happy vibes that others are drawn to. 

With this card, you can expect to be bringing joy and light to everything and everyone around you! You can expect a feeling of self-assurance and confidence to be following you around. It is a good time for you!

The card does have another meaning too, and that is truth. If you have been deceived or lied to, the Sun will shine a light on these situations, exposing the lies and deception. You can use this to distance yourself from these liars and focus on other positive relationships in your life. 

The upright Sun also suggests good luck and that any issues you might have had will melt away with this card. It certainly is a good one to see at a Tarot reading!

Now that we have established the general meaning of this card, let’s dive in to look at these meanings in more detail! 


The Sun is the card of vitality, so you can expect to feel full of positivity, wellness, balance, and life!

If you have recently been ill, the upright Sunis a good omen for recovery, a sign that things are looking up for you. 

If you are trying to get pregnant, the Sun is a good omen for this too. It is one of the main pregnancy cards and could be the positive sign you need to continue on your journey to parenthood.

Love And Relationships

The Sun card is a wonderful indicator of happiness and joy if you are in a relationship. Seeing this in your spread of cards can suggest you are entering a period of fun, positivity, and passion in your relationship.

The Sun also suggests a celebration approaching, like an engagement or wedding. 

In its upright position, the Sun shines a light on everything in its path. For your relationship, this means hidden issues will be highlighted.

This is a wonderful opportunity to address these issues and find a resolution that works for you and your partner. You might find that it helps your relationship become more open and honest. In other cases, it can bring about the end of the relationship. 

While this can be a sad experience, you need to go through the pain for the right relationship to present itself to you. 

If you are single, the sun can suggest a fantastic relationship is on its way! It also indicates you are enjoying being single and feeling carefree. You are enjoying the best bits of being single and the freedom that comes with it. 

Regardless of your relationship status, the Sun card is one of the main indicators of pregnancy in the Tarot deck. If pregnancy and raising a child is not what you currently want, be sure to take the necessary precautions to avoid it. 

Money And Career

Career-wise, the Sun Tarot suggests you are in a time of success! You can expect new opportunities to present themselves to you, along with plenty of enthusiasm and optimism.

You are in a position to jump into any project and make them a success! 

Financially, you can expect to do very well as the Sun is the Tarot card of abundance! Any investments, business ventures, or money-making plans are sure to be fruitful!

You can also expect any hidden debts to come to light. Now is the time to take some of your wealth and pay these off! 


The Sun Tarot card can suggest joy in discovering what a spiritual path can offer you. The card represents enlightenment! After enduring the challenges and trials of the Major Arcana, you have achieved true insight, contentment, and enlightenment.

You now understand the bath you are in and are happy to let things unfold, trusting in the plan the universe has for you. This is a wonderful position to be in. 

Reversed Sun Tarot Card General Meaning 

The meaning of a reversed Sun Tarot card is different from the upright one, so let’s look at it now! A reversed Sun card can suggest pessimism, depression, and sadness.

It can be tricky to focus on the positives with this card in your reading but try not to panic. Usually, the card means that your circumstances or situation isn’t as bad as you think!

Your negative outlook and pessimism are clouding your better judgment and catastrophizing the situation. 

When this happens, it can be hard to see the path the universe has laid out for you, and you might struggle to positively move forward. You have the power to change the negativity in your life and you can make room for more positivity by practicing gratitude. 

The reversed Sun can also suggest you have become overly confident or enthusiastic to the point it becomes negative. This could be you setting goals without checking if they are realistic or not. 

Now that we have looked generally at the meaning of a reversed Sun tarot card, let’s dive into analyzing the meanings in closer detail.


Health-wise, a reversed Sun suggests your negative attitude could be making your health problems worse.

If you have recently been unwell, the reversed Sun card suggests that recovery is possible, but you need to be proactive to help boost your recovery. You can do this by creating and maintaining a positive outlook on life. 

The reversed Sun Tarot also indicates abortion, miscarriages, and unplanned or difficult pregnancies. Regardless of gender, you could have a reversed Sun Tarot card with this meaning. 

Love And Relationships

The reversed Sun Tarot card can suggest you are feeling like your partner has left you out in the cold. This could be due to the passion or spark going out in your relationship.

There might be a broken engagement or canceled wedding too that has been difficult for you or your partner to move beyond. 

The reversed Sun card also suggests jealousy or that you and your partner are point scoring with one another, which is never healthy in any relationship. It is best to shift your focus to the positive aspects of your relationship.

Try spending more quality time together and remind yourself of why you chose to be in this relationship. 

If you are single, the card can suggest you have become egotistical, and that it is putting off potential partners. Your attempts to impress new partners might have the opposite effect!

Try to dial it back a bit, drop the ego, and let your true personality shine!

Money And Career

Career-wise, the reversed Sun can suggest you are feeling oppressed or trapped in your career. But don’t panic, there is a good chance you can change this oppression yourself!

If you are working too many hours and are feeling drained, book time off to allow your mind and body to rest and recover. 

The reversed Sun could also mean success is evading you! There might be opportunities you are missing due to a lack of self-assurance and confidence to put yourself forward for them.

The card could indicate you have set yourself unrealistic career goals or might not be following the right steps to achieve your goals! You might also be working in an environment where egotistical or competitive behavior is valued more than a strong work ethic.

Financially, the reversed Sun is a bad omen. It can suggest that your investments might plummet, or you could be heading into some financially hard times.

The card usually implies that financial issues are caused by yourself, so take some time to go through your finances and any concerns you have to see if you can bring about change. 


Spiritually, the reversed Sun Tarot card suggests you could be struggling to embrace spirituality and all the joy it can offer you! You could feel like you cannot see your path ahead, or if you have lost trust in the universe and its love for you.

When you don’t know where the universe is leading you, or think there will be a positive outcome, it can be easy to let negative thoughts overwhelm you. 

The reversed Sun could also suggest your ego is preventing you from connecting with your spiritual self. You must let go of this and the negative thoughts we mentioned earlier to achieve enlightenment.

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, all the different meanings an upright or reversed Sun tarot card can have.

Remember you can use these meanings as guidance to reflect on your life and make changes where necessary to help you work towards building the life you want to lead. 

Zhara O’Brien
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