Seven of Wands – Meanings & Interpretation – Minor Arcana

Seven of Wands Meaning In A Tarot Reading

For it’s part in the Minor Arcana the Seven of Wands represents one of the difficulties that often comes with success. Others are jealous of your success, and want a part of what you have.

We often find ourselves having to defend ourselves and our position once we have succeeded, and prove that we have won it honestly. This is what this tarot card from the Minor Arcana implies.

Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meanings – Upright


seven of wandsThere is a saying “You can’t make everyone happy”, and this tarot card represents this in a lot of ways. Once you’ve succeeded, once you finally made it to the top, you’re going to find other people who are desirous of what you’ve achieved. This is a deeply difficult and frustrating situation, and will have you defending your position from those who would stand between you and further success.

Past Events:

After being recognized by people who supported you through your climb to the top, through the difficulties and challenges, you found yourself being set upon on all sides by those who were not pleased with your success. It’s been unpleasant, and you’ve been fighting to defend the legitimacy of your success, thankfully that time has passed.

Present Events:

How frustrating! You are successful, you’ve enjoyed your time in the sun and things were moving along well, and all you wanted to do was keep moving forward enjoying the success you earned, and now everyone is up and in your face about what you deserved or didn’t, what you earned or did not.

There may be those looking for what they feel was their piece of the pie, and you may be doubting whether they do in fact deserve it or not. Stand your ground, and this too shall pass.

Future Events:

Enjoy your current peaceful time, and the success that you’re living in. Right around the corner you’re going to be cornered by person or persons who feel they deserve a piece of it. It may be best that you keep your windfall quiet if it’s something others may not know about, if it’s unavoidable that others will know about it, secure evidence of your legitimate ownership of it, and stand your ground when they come to stand against you.

Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meanings – Reversed


seven of wands reversedToo much! Too much! Ever get up in the morning, take a look at your calendar, and the sheer weight of what you see on it makes you just hide back under the covers again?

The Seven of Wands reversed represents this exact situation. Maybe you feel like you’re constantly under scrutiny or are being forced to compromise your position on too many occasions. If so, this tarot card in inverted position may appear in your readings.

Past Events:

Your principles have been pricking your conscience lately. They’ve stood in the back of your mind as you’ve been forced to say “We’ll stand for you later” time and time again. With the Seven of Wands showing up in this position it’s a call that your current situations are a result of these past behaviors and it’s time to stop.

Present Events:

Too many things, all over the place. Time to do this, time to do that, oh no these things overlap! It’s time to clear your calendar, start to delegate out some tasks, and step back from obligations that are not your responsibility. Don’t let others place things on your plate that aren’t yours, and try to prioritize those things that you absolutely must take part in.

Future Events:

Enjoy this time of peace my friend, it’s not going to last. Ahead of you is a time when you will have to make a number of difficult decisions, and those around you will judge you harshly for every single one, no matter which choices you make. At this point, all you can do is make the decision that’s best for your principles, and let those who disagree, disagree.

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