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The Sun




Caressing Fire

Optimism; time of positive action; energy in abundance; a time of clear vision.


(Spiritual Animal Symbology)  

The Ruling Master of The Sun is the Master Hilarion. The Master Hilarion brings in new beginnings and a fresh sense of purpose to those who come under his influence. Master Hilarion helps through cleansing and healing the physical, mental and emotional selves. The Master Hilarion works on the 5th Ray of scientific thought and seeks to expand the awareness of those subject to this vibration. Master Hilarion also works on the Yellow Ray to stimulate the mental facilities into greater creativity, the number 19 and those born in January and October.

On the Tree of Life, pathway 19 connects sephira HOD (8) keyword: foundation to YESOD (9) keyword: splendour

The energy of The Sun combines splendour with foundation to provide happiness and exuberance. The Sun gives us the love of life to help us to build upon the foundation of our reality. It also provides us with an awareness and insight into the agendas of those around us to help us make important decisions with regards to how we would like to live our lives.


Angelica is a stimulant, a carminative, an emmenagogue and a calming tonic. It warms the blood and promotes circulation and also counteracts rheumatic problems and body stiffness. Symbolically, Angelica is used for a cold, withdrawn person, who has a tendency to stay inside a lot, not exposing themselves to the light of the Sun. Angelica indicates an anti-social person who is withdrawn and morose.

The Divinatory meaning is warmth, openness, friendliness, happiness, earthly joy and contentment.


The Sun tarot card stands as a symbol of the paternal, masculine energy, the Cosmic father and brotherly love.

The Sun is considered the primary source of light, warmth and light, the Sun banishes the darkness and illuminates our path clearly, bringing enlightenment

The Sun tarot card represents the energies of good health, vitality, virility, opportunity, generosity, success, marriage, children, self confidence and material wealth. These positive elements provide us with the confidence that will make a success of all of our endeavours, be they emotional, material or spiritually based.

In the Tarot, The Sun rules the day, and offers a time for positive energy and clear perception. The Sun represents the masculine energy, which gives form and structure to dreams and/or fantasies.

The Sun symbolizes ‘consciousness’, whereas The Moon represents the ‘unconsciousness’.  Each is necessary for balance both within our own psyches, and within the cosmos.

The Sun’s fiery energy is a creative source of strength, warmth and light. The Sun bestows clarity of vision, creative inspiration and artistic talent in abundance.

The balance between day and night, Sun and shadows, light and dark, positive and negative, is a delicate one which we must learn to integrate and respect in order to achieve a sense of inner calm.

The Sun is sometimes considered to be the most positive card in the Tarot deck  -  and its answer is always ‘YES!’.

The Sun relates to the humanitarian aspects, and represents great achievements and great successes.

The Sun is the ‘God of Philosophy’  -  prolific truth. The Sun helps you to recognize your purpose on earth, and to be grateful for all you are given.

The Sun indicates leadership and provides us with awareness and insight. It combines splendour with foundation, and gives a ‘love of life’ to help build upon the foundation of our reality.

The Sun tells of our sense of identity and of what we consider important, and all that we are proud of. The Sun tells of our will, our purpose and our future goals and aspirations.

On The Sun Tarot card, the Sun dominates the horizon, being the source of light and warmth for the earth below. The Sun depicts a masculine face gazing down from above.

The white house shown on The Sun card represents solar energy. 

The child depicted upon the white horse’s back is able to control and maintain balance without the aid of saddle and bridle, indicating great inner-strength and the ability to positively manipulate the Spiritual Law of Abundance and the human and spiritual connection with the Animal Kingdom. The naked child also represents simplicity and innocence in humanity. 

The child is outside a walled garden and is making the transition from the known world of earth, into the unknown world beyond. The child wearing no clothes tells of innocence and also of control between the conscious and subconscious. 

The banner on the child’s left-hand side is the colour red, indicating energy, action, vibration and concentration.

The wreath and feather indicate the nearing of the harvest, final realization and liberation and freedom from material ideals.

The open flowers are directing energy towards the child. The 4 flowers represent the 4 elements:  Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

The colour grey is prevalent in the bricks behind the horse and child, indicating wisdom.

In relation to the Star Sign Leo, which says, ‘I seek myself through what I create’, The Sun reflects the attributes of generosity, warmth, inner-strength and vitality. Leo is the sign of creative expression, and when on the positive path, those influenced by Leo are fun-loving and attention-seeking. They are quite demanding and can become quite the dictator, annihilating those around them. Leo often takes things to excess.

The Sun is the number 19, which is a karmic number. 19 is an endurance vibration which brings everything into focus, and represents the finishing off of projects commenced in past lifetimes. It is the winding up of the old to start anew. The energy of the number 1 is one of new beginnings, and initiating the new. The number 9 tells of conclusions and endings. The Sun, in relation to the number 19 tells of bringing all energies into line to enable one to begin projects and conclude them successfully.


When The Sun appears in a reading is a very positive sign and it implies that  your plans, goals and/or desires will come to successful fruition and your answer will be a resounding ‘Yes’. 

In a reading, The Sun signifies the possession of energy, optimism and high ideals. The Sun bodes well for the eventual fulfillment of ambition. There is a sense given of enjoyment and fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.

The Sun indicates a very positive stage in your life, and implies that you have achieved a new level of spiritual maturity and you are now benefiting from this.

The Sun appearing in a reading indicates a focus on relationships with others and on self-knowledge. There is contentment with your position in life and are experiencing inner-peace. This feeling of success and happiness will be ongoing.

When The Sun appears in a spread indicates that new ventures will be prosperous. It is a most auspicious time to begin something new.

Appearing in a reading, The Sun tells of regeneration of the personality, and leaving behind artificial self-consciousness.

The Sun tells of someone who finds pleasure in the simple things in life.

The Sun appearing is a spread is telling you to take the opportunity presented in front of you. Do not hesitate as it will be well worth your while. New ventures will prosper.

The Sun implies that everything is growing and expanding and that there are celebrations ahead. The Sun in a reading indicates mutual happiness, success, attainment and happy re-unions.

If you have been studying, The Sun in a reading indicates that your studies are coming to a successful conclusion. It also tells of achievements in the arts, sciences and associated fields.

The Sun tells of renewed trust, allowing you to move forward bringing the optimism, energy and happiness that comes with achievement. It tells of rewards received for accomplishments and satisfaction felt from rewarding opportunities that allow for plans for the future.

The Sun appearing in a reading infers an understanding of a previously confusing situation.

The Sun tells of meeting favourable social contacts who will assist your movement towards attaining your goals. 

The Sun indicates that you are well-blessed. It is a time to be happy and to give thanks. The Sun is symbolic of joy, optimism and worldly success. It says that it is the perfect moment to embrace new opportunities as success lies ahead.

Health-wise, The Sun indicates good health and wellbeing and bright blessings. 

The Sun may even be indicating the birth of a child.


Loss, lack of effort, loneliness, disagreements, cancellations, postponements, impatience, frustration, boisterousness, vanity, arrogance, false appearances, uncertainty, failure.

The Sun appearing reversed indicates a gap between your personal plans and ambitions, and the present reality. It is important to guard against feelings of despondency. More dedication, planning and effort is needed to turn your present situation around.

When The Sun appears reversed in a spread, it indicates a loss of some sort. It is also telling of making rash, impractical decisions and choices.

Reversed, The Sun tells of a need to be realistic. It may be indicating that you need to stop in your tracks, and have a realistic outlook on your life. Be perfectly honest with yourself. You may need to put more concerted effort into reaching your goals. Be totally honest with yourself and put more effort into reaching these goals.

The Sun, when it appears reversed in a reading, asks you to double-check all aspects prior to becoming involved or committing to anything of importance. Do not allow others to fool you by omitting or changing details, or through you not paying proper attention. 

The Sun reversed in a spread warns that future plans may be delayed, postponed or cancelled due to disagreements within a relationship.

The Sun reversed tells of disagreements and misunderstandings which may affect close relationships.

When The Sun appears reversed in a reading, it may be telling of disappointments at work or on the home front. 

Loss is often associated with The Sun appearing reversed.

The Sun appearing reversed tells of loneliness possibly due to disappointment caused by cancelled plans. Mis-judgment may cloud future plans, bringing failures and causing you to go backwards. 

Reversed, The Sun may also be warning of sadness and dissatisfaction brought about by celebrating prematurely, or taking things for granted. Reversed, The Sun infers that one may be acting unappreciatively or ungratefully.

When reversed, The Sun still promises some happiness, although this may be clouded due to inner feelings of isolation and/or loneliness.

Reversed, The Sun indicates that the timing may not be quite right  -  you are asked to wait a little longer, when the energies are more conducive.

Joanne WalmsleySacred Scribes


  1. For two days, I flip one card, I'm not doing a full spread... just a quick read on myself... and all I get is the sun. Reversed yesterday, upright today. It's confusing and frustrating.

  2. The reversed meaning resonated with me perfectly and its triggered a reality check on my life. Thank you