Major Arcana - 19: The Sun

19 - The Sun

Card Nineteen

19 - The SunThis card shows a young child sitting on a horse with some sunflowers raised towards the large sun. The sunflowers represent the four suits of the Tarot (and relate to the four elements).

This card represents the light of the higher self. It is also the life force of the Earth. This card shows a time of safety after a period of stress and pressure. Health improves and so does the sprit.

This card shows us that all is right with our world and our future looks great.

(1909 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck images)


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Meaning - upright

What this card means

Upright, this card has the following meanings:

  • rewards for past efforts come through
  • successes, happiness and satisfaction with life
  • what we had suppressed is now being asserted in our life
  • awakening of a higher field and forgiveness for past hurts
  • an enjoyable time when life just feels great


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Meaning - reversed

What this card means

Reversed, this card has the following meanings:

  • guard against failure to face facts
  • stuck in the past and hurts from the past - in ability to move forward from these
  • guard against being arrogant
  • plans may be changed and we should proceed with caution on the new path
  • lacking faith in ourself to make our own happiness


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Interesting Bits

What else?

  • Key Meaning - celebration and good life
  • Astrology - Sun, Aries: new beginnings, power to surge forward
  • Numerology - 1: happiness and success