The mist has melted away; the veil has lifted, and the sun is shining. It’s almost hard to remember all that confusion, indecision and illusion that you experienced as you navigated through the Moon’s influence. There is a general feeling of relief and happiness all around. The bad stuff has happened, and you got through it. Now you’re ready to play, to make hay and have your season in the sun.
The Sun gives life, vitality and sustenance, but it can also have a destructive effect. You can have too much of a good thing. But let’s not worry about that now; instead we should fill our hearts with joy and make the most of this glorious gift.
In Hinduism, Surya, the Sun, is the Supreme Light and is often depicted driving a chariot through the heavens pulled by seven horses. He is sometimes called Mitra, which means “friend” because he is the sustainer of life and, therefore, a friend of life on Earth. Surya is occasionally considered to be quite unfriendly as he brings drought, but he’s a positive force in the overall scheme of things.
Helios, the Greek personification of the sun, also drove a chariot pulled by fiery horses. Helios had a son, Phaeton, who stole the chariot, lost control and set the Earth on fire. This may be connected to the belief that the whole Universe is periodically destroyed by a great conflagration known as Ekpyrosis. Interestingly, one of the proponents of Ekpyrosis, a philosopher called Chrysippus, was also a great supporter of divination.
If the Sun appears in your spread, then you can let out a great cheer, especially if it turns up in an outcome or result position. The tarot Sun represents achievement, victory, happiness, abundance, positivity and confidence.
Anything that was causing you distress, pain or anxiety will improve. In fact, everything will improve — health, finances, relationships, work and energy levels. You will feel full of vitality and joy. People around you will feel happy to be with you. Your enthusiasm will sky-rocket. Projects you’ve been mulling over but putting off now seem doable. In fact, your mantra is “Everything is easy for me.” Repeat several times a day and watch what happens.
Travel is favorable at this time, whether for a break or connected with work. Make the most of your opportunities to visit new places. Or simply relax at home in the sunshine.
If the Sun is reversed, it means that you could experience delays or loss. You know you should be feeling good, and you can’t quite pinpoint why you aren’t. Other people around you are happy, but you don’t feel the same way. It feels as though you are unable to extricate yourself from a web that’s holding you back. Success is almost within reach; you can feel it but just can’t get there yet.
The Waite Sun depicts a naked child riding a white pony. His arms are outstretched as he enjoys the feeling of warmth upon his skin. In his left hand, he holds a flowing orange banner. Behind and above the child, the sky is blue, and the sun gazes down benignly. Four sunflowers peep over a stone wall in the background.
Note that there is also a white horse in the tarot Death card. White horses represent purity of spirit.
Interpretations in Various Areas of Life
The Sun indicates creative and intellectual success. Now is the time to put forward that innovative idea. It’s also a good opportunity to request a pay rise or promotion. You will be rewarded for your hard work and recognized as an asset to the organization.
You might be thinking of changing career and if the Sun has shown up in a reading for this question, then go for it. There won’t be a better time for launching yourself into a new adventure.
If you are in business for yourself, you will have the energy to push to the next level. You are courageous and fearless, and right now nothing can go wrong. You will attract new clients easily.
A job search goes well, and you land exactly the position you were hoping for.
If you are in love, expect the relationship to thrive. Marriage could well be the next step — sooner rather than later. If in a long-term relationship, take the time to lavish attention on each other and experience a resurgence of romance. Take that dream vacation you’ve been promising yourselves.
If you are looking for love, then expect to find it soon.
All relationships improve in the radiance of the Sun, whether it be with your granny or your teenage child. Allow your heart to fill with love and love will flow to you even more abundantly.
All is well with your investments. All that glitters is gold. If you are budgeting, you will find that your money stretches somehow and that you always seem to have enough. A new source of income may be offered to you.
Your positive attitude causes health problems to improve or to appear less significant. You have the energy to begin a new exercise plan. You are feeling better than you have done for a long time. If you are dieting, the weight disappears easily.
Should you draw the Sun in a spiritual reading, you have reached an important milestone. In numerology, the number nineteen reduces to ten, indicating that you have spiralled round from one, the Magician, through ten, the Wheel of Fortune and now to nineteen, the Sun. These three cards form an important triumvirate; a trio of power. This means you have reached a new level of understanding, maturity, and creative intelligence.
You feel empowered, free and on top of the world. As you look around at your life, you believe in the idea that we create our reality. Your whole being is steeped in gratitude for being part of this glorious existence.