Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - (19) The Sun Reversed

The Sun Reversed
Introduction: When the Sun card shows for you, even when reversed, it’s still a sign that soon you are likely to find yourself feeling more “free” than you have in a while - maybe years. However, in reverse, there is much less clarity to this “freedom,” and you may have to work harder to bring the “freedom,” about. Still, this is an excellent and important time to experience different things, things which are out of your usual routines. The Sun is about vitality, freedom, joy, and self-expression.

General: Things in general are very likely to be going very well for you, even when you draw the reversed Sun. When this card is reversed, it’s particularly important for you to make an effort to literally count, and stay focused on, your “blessings.” No matter who you are, or what is wrong in your life, you undoubtedly have things to be thankful and grateful for. Stay mindful of these things, and you will bring more blessings into your life. This is a great time to socialize, to meet new people, and to get out and about.

Work: The reversed Sun can indicate that if you’re looking for a new job, it could be right around the corner for you. You'll need to stay focused on what you bring to the table and how your skills and talents could benefit the employer, not so much what “they” could do for you! The reversed sun shows a particular need for you to share any credit for good work with those who work with you (even if you did all or nearly all of the work!) On the whole, if you are currently employed, your work is stable and moving toward new opportunities and improvements. Just don’t take your employment for granted when this card appears.

Love: When the reversed Sun appears in a love reading, it can indicate that one or the other partners (or even both of them) may be taking the relationship and/or the other party too much for granted. This must be changed as soon as possible if the relationship is to last. At the same time both parties may need some “alone time.” If you draw the reversed Sun when you are looking for love and romance, the indication here is that possibilities look promising for you, however you will need to keep a good attitude, and have (or develop) high self esteem. You don’t want to accept just any old lover that comes along. You deserve more than that.


Finances: In general when you draw the Sun, reversed or upright, money is likely to be much better than usual. Still, of course, that doesn't mean you should spend it as quickly as it comes in! . If you've been waiting on a financial decision to be made by others - this means you won’t have to wait much longer and that the decision is very likely to be in your favor. When the card is reversed, however, you may need to provide more information to the financial people before everything is finalized. If so, don’t worry. Things look good.

Health:  Even when you draw the reversed Sun, health and feelings of well-being should be at a high point. This is a great time to take some time off if you can and just enjoy life. This is partly mental as well as physical - if you look back you are likely to find that your attitude has been more positive of late too. This can directly affect how well your body works for you. Figure out what you've been doing right… and build upon it! Again, you have a lot to be grateful for. Make a point to acknowledge this.

Spirituality: With this card in reverse, you may be a little confused about your spirituality from time to time. You'll know that there is a great deal of beauty, joy and happiness to be found in this life, if we are looking hard enough and in the right places, but you may have times of “not being sure where to look!” If this is the case, ask around. Seek at least a bit of spiritual mentoring. Ask in your spiritual community, if you have one, or if not, ask for recommendations for “spiritual communities” in whatever way that makes sense to you. This is a great time to “try on for size” different spiritual approaches to see if any of them “work” for you. The strength and beauty of the sun is still there in your spirit (and never goes away…) It’s just that some metaphorical cloud cover may be finding it hard to see and feel. Have faith - if in nothing else, in yourself, and in the beauty of this planet and this universe.


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