For some reason whenever I draw this card reversed I hear the Elton John lyric “don’t let the sun go down on me. Although I search myself it’s always someone else I see.” If one of the key aspects of The Sun is lighting up the world with our own radiance and brilliance; enjoying the dawn of a new day with all its potential and hope, then The Sun reversed is like the sun going down on us. Even when the heat and humidity make it difficult to appreciate the sun’s blessings, this card reminds us that tomorrow is another day with new opportunities to fix the mistakes of today.
The Sun can also be connected to our ego, the core of our identity and how we see ourselves. I have always felt a personal connection to this card because my sun sign is Leo which is ruled by The Sun. Much like the sun, I can sometimes be brilliant, radiant and fun to be around and other times I can be just too much – blowing too hot. I also have a tendency to shed light on things some folks might prefer to have remain n the dark; exposing to the harsh light of day the darkness we hide from ourselves. Sometimes this is because I just have a low tolerance for hypocrisy and other times it’s because I can’t stand bullshit so I call folks on it, including myself. Either way – it often makes folks prefer to keep their distance for a while.
On a larger scale, the reversed Sun may be a reminder that before blazing forth in all my radiant brilliance I need to make sure I have something worth blazing about. In other words I need to make sure I tweak what needs to be tweaked and tune what needs to be tuned. I need to work on polishing up that radiance and brilliance and making sure it’s worth viewing. Otherwise it’s just a lot of false promises that will ultimately turn people away. That is not my intent. I also want to be sure that I’m warm without being overwhelming and brilliant without being blinding. If folks can’t bare to look at you (metaphorically speaking) then they find something else to view. My goal is to make sure that doesn’t happen – that they want to be and enjoy being with me.