Interpretation of any Tarot card or spread must take into account the reader, the querent and the context. That said, here’s my general interpretation of The Sun from the Rider Waite Tarot deck and its meaning.
Reading The Card – Meaning
The Sun is the antithesis of its predecessor, The Moon. In this Tarot card night has passed, it is noon on a glorious summer day.
This is the happiest card in the deck. It is full of joy and optimism, everything is right with the world. We are as innocent children playing in the fields without care.
The Sun brings success, well-being and happiness in all spheres – material, emotional, spiritual – wherever our desires lay. We cannot know what tomorrow will bring but for today let us rejoice in the Now.
When this card appears in a Tarot spread it indicates success, joy and happiness. Obstacles will be overcome, goals achieved. Happiness abounds.
When badly aspected, it can indicate a stagnation through over-indulgence, too much of a good thing. Yes, let’s celebrate and enjoy what we have – but we must then move on to grow still further.
Even paradise eventually becomes boring.