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The Sun (XIX)

The Sun (XIX) is a trump card in the tarot deck. Tarot trumps are often called Major Arcana by tarot card readers.



A. E. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations. However, not all interpretations follow his theology. Please remember that all Tarot decks used for divination are interpreted according to personal experience and standards.

Some frequent keywords used by tarot readers are:

  • Optimism---Expansion---Being radiant---Positive feelings
  • Enlightenment---Vitality---Innocence---Non-criticism
  • Assurance---Energy---Personal power---Happiness
  • Splendor---Brilliance---Joy ---Enthusiasm


Rider-Waite symbolism

An infant rides a white horse under the anthropomorphized sun, with sunflowers in the background.

The child of life holds a red flag, representing the blood of renewal while a smiling sun shines down on him, representing accomplishment.

A. E. Waite suggested that this card is associated with attained knowledge. The conscious mind prevails over the fears and illusions of the unconscious. Innocence is renewed through discovery, bringing hope for the future.

Divination usage

This card is generally considered positive. It is said to reflect happiness and contentment, vitality, self-confidence and success. [1][2][3]

Sometimes referred to as the best card in Tarot, it represents good things and positive outcomes to current struggles. [4]

Pop culture

  • In Persona 3, Akinari Kamiki, a young man dying from a terminal illness, is the Sun social link. In Persona 4, the Sun is correlated with various creatures with similar qualities, most involving fire. Some include Gdon, Phoenix, and Cu Sith. It also includes two people associated with the sun card, and the one you meet depends on whether the protagonist joins the drama club (Yumi Ozawa) or the band (Ayane Matsunaga).
  • In the rail shooter The House of the Dead III, a giant flower-based boss is named after this tarot card. It should be noted that all bosses in the series are named after the Major Arcana cards.


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  3. ^ The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by Arthur Waite
  4. ^ Simply Tarot, by Leanna Greenaway

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