The Sun

The Sun is regarded as the nineteenth card in the Major Arcana of Tarot Cards, which comprises of twenty-two cards in total.

The Story behind The Sun

As The Sun begins to rise, The Fool wakes up and finds that his boat is in a calm, tranquil pool. A wall surrounds him, and there are beautiful flowers and gardens between the pool and the wall. The Fool gets out of the boat and sees a young boy on a white pony. The boy calls The Fool over and starts to show him all of the beautiful nature. The Fool looks at The Sun and realises how happy and content he is; he hasn’t felt this good in a long time. When The Fool asks the boy who he is, the boy transforms into sunlight and tells The Fool he is part of the new him.

Meaning of The Sun Tarot Card

The Sun Tarot Card represents three main things: light, reliability and moderation. In terms of light, the Sun is what lights our world and gives us light. It is essential part of life. Without it, life as we know it could not exist. This is why it can also be seen as a giver of life. Secondly, the sun is reliable and dependable. Every morning we wake up and there is light, just as it sets at night, it rises each and every morning. Thirdly it represents moderation – if the sun was too powerful nothing could survive. Equally, if it was inadequate there could be no life either.

The Sun comes after the moon in the Major Arcana. This is the light shining through after a journey through darkness. Following the guide to get through the darkness is a huge reward. The sun also represents enlightenment – the difficult journey has taught one valuable lessons that can be used in the future.