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Six of Wands – Meanings & Interpretation – Minor Arcana

Six of Wands Meaning In A Tarot Reading

The Six of Wands indicates that one has passed through the challenges and confusion of the five of wands, and has succeeded in reaching their goals. After so many challenges and perseverance they have both been recognized for what they’ve done.

They have others rallying behind them for their future hopes and plans. Take a look at this Minor Arcana tarot card from the Rider Waite deck in detail.

Six of Wands Tarot Card Meanings – Upright


six of wandsThe Six of Wands in this position specifically references you having reached your goals, and having them recognized. You may find yourself filled with confidence. The recognition of your peers may give you the ambition to drive forward into the future.

It shows that you have all of your skills well in hand, and know what your capabilities are and how to utilize them, as well as how to avoid being distracted by meaningless drivel.

Past Events:

You’ve recently passed a peak in the hilly road of your life. A successful venture is always full of hills and valleys, sometimes with each successive hill higher than the last, sometimes with deep valleys in between. Either way, you’ve passed the peak and are on a downward slope, but likely just to build momentum towards the next climb!

Present Events:

It’s been a long hard climb, through struggles and frustration, conflict and obstacles, but here you are, standing at the summit. From this point you can look back and see all the work you did to get here, from the beginning of your recent journey, all the way to your present success. Looking forward it’s the beginning of another journey!

Future Events:

Just ahead lies the recognition and success you’ve been seeking. Fear not, the challenges are already behind you, and the acclaim and rewards are just around the corner. Enjoy them, and start planning for the next stage of your journey!

Six of Wands Tarot Card Meanings – Reversed


six of wands reversedAlong our journey, we often find ourselves overwhelmed by the challenges, and on the heels of that feeling comes self-doubt. It’s not surprising that as we face the struggles along the path to success that we can find ourselves beginning to wonder if we have what it takes in us.

Lacking a support system, people to cheer us along, we can get into the habit of negative self-talk that devours our self-esteem and motivation.

Past Events:

Your personal energy has been wearing down on you over the past few months, and you just haven’t felt like the work you’ve been doing has been worth the effort. No successes, or no recognition of the successes you have had have left you wondering if it’s all worth it. The sad truth is, it may not be and it may be time to move on.

Present Events:

The current situation in which you find yourself is frustrating, and it may bear closer evaluation. You’re exhausted, worn down, and incredibly disheartened with the progress you’ve been making. You’ve been tripping over the progress you had planned for, and simply not getting the recognition you wanted. It’s time to speak up and determine if the situation is worth saving.

Future Events:

Your current project isn’t going to bear fruit as you hope, not in the way you’re currently handling it. You’ve got too many irons in the fire, and it’s time to cut off excess details so you can make one of these turn out right. As it sits, if you keep working in too many directions, as you are right now, you won’t make any of them come to culmination, and only frustration will result. Clear out the chaff!

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