Tarot Cards Meanings - Major Arcana - The Sun - meaning in detail

The Sun (Le Soleil) - tarot card meaning in detail

The Sun The Lord of the fire of the World

Card Number: 19
Key Number: 30
Rulership: The Sun
Hebrew Letter: Resh
Translation: The Head
Numerical Value: 9
Astrological Associations: Leo


Full Meaning

The Sun is possibly one of the nicest cards to have in a spread. If you have been having a hard time recently then this cards signifies the end of the dark days and the start of the sunshine. This card is an incredibly positive card that brings with it feelings of inner peace, contentment and hope. The Sun signifies good health and it brings energy and vitality with it. Promotion and career prospects are well starred and so too the attainment of your desired goals.

You may also find that your creativity is at a high point and that you could reach for the stars. This card has also been associated with the conception and/or birth of a much wanted baby and relationships may grow deeper, especially if effort is put into them. An altogether wonderful card lucky you!

Traditional Symbolism

The naked child mounted on a white horse and displaying a red standard has been mentioned already as the better symbolism connected with this card. It is the destiny of the Supernatural East and the great and holy light which goes before the endless procession of humanity, coming out from the walled garden of the sensitive life and passing on the journey home. The card signifies, therefore, the transit from the manifest light of this world, represented by the glorious sun of earth, to the light of the world to come, which goes before aspiration and is typified by the heart of a child. But the last allusion is again the key to a different form or aspect of the symbolism.

The sun is that of consciousness in the spirit - the direct as the antithesis of the reflected light. The characteristic type of humanity has become a little child therein--a child in the sense of simplicity and innocence in the sense of wisdom. In that simplicity, he bears the seal of Nature and of Art; in that innocence, he signifies the restored world. When the self-knowing spirit has dawned in the consciousness above the natural mind, that mind in its renewal leads forth the animal nature in a state of perfect conformity.

The Sun summary.

The Sun Card illustration.


The Major Arcana suit.


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