What Does The Sun Card Mean In Tarot?

We may receive a commission on purchases made from links.

Not only has reading tarot cards grown in popularity over the years, but so has the single card pull. Often done daily, a single card pull is exactly what it sounds like: Pull a single tarot card from your favorite tarot deck and reflect on the meaning (via Refinery29). Biddy Tarot suggests that you should pull your card at the end of your day as a reflection, and expand on it by exploring how the card showed up throughout your day. Doing a daily tarot card pull may even improve your intuition and self-confidence.


However, that's not the only boost to your mental health reading tarot cards can give you, according to PsychCentral. Jessica Dorne, author of "Tarot for Change: Using the Cards for Self-Care, Acceptance and Growth," told Brit+Co that "a personal tarot practice is really just creating a process of perspective-taking." Tarot helps you look at situations from different perspectives which, according to Dorne, can help strengthen your ability to problem solve.

If you picked out a tarot deck, shuffled, and pulled your card, what does it mean if you pull the Sun?

The Sun tarot card could mean you need to relax

Whether your Sun card is upright or reversed (upside down) determines what the tarot card represents. If the Sun is upright, Biddy Tarot suggests you're looking at key themes of "positivity, fun, warmth, success, and vitality." Part of the Major Arcana, whose cards deal with broader themes of life, the Sun carries warm and happy feelings (via Allure).


Reading tarot cards reversed is a decision every tarot reader must make for themselves. Brigit at Biddy Tarot says that reading tarot cards in reverse "can show you where there are energy blocks or imbalances, underlying issues, unknown opportunities, and internalized energy." However, just because a card is reversed doesn't mean that it's the exact opposite of the upright meaning.

In her same explanation of the Sun card, Biddy Tarot tells us that the key themes of a reversed Sun card are "inner child, feeling down, [and being] overly optimistic." So, what is it actually saying? "See it as your permission slip to leave behind your work and responsibilities," Biddy Tarot explains, "even just for a moment, and play."


If one thing is clear, it's that when you draw the Sun tarot card, it means brighter days are coming.