Triumph! Victory! Following the Five of Wands, which illustrates a battle of wills, the Six of Wands shows us what it looks like to come out on top.
If you have been knee-deep in a struggle of any kind, do not fret! The end is near, and not only will you be the winner, but others will also recognize your success.
This Minor Arcana card often predicts achievement on a large scale so this gain will be a big one. You’ve endured and fought the good fight, now prepare for the rewards of your conquest.
Before diving deeper into the upright- and reversed Six of Wands card meaning, and its connection to love, work, and life, below a quick overview of the most important words connected to this Wands card.
Six of Wands Tarot Card Description
Riding through a crowd with a crown of laurel on his (or her) head, the horseback rider’s face is turned away. Because of this, it is impossible to tell if he is a man or woman, but what is clear is that he or she is prevailing against all corners.
Laurel symbolizes victory and triumph, as does the ring of flowers attached to the top of the wand in the rider’s hand.
The blue sky above represents a new day without physical or emotional storms. Although it seems that success is the victor’s alone, a crowd of admirers is there to witness the champion’s shine.
With head held high, the rider’s facial expression shows both confidence and pride. Is this a good thing? Perception is key.
Upright Six of Wands Tarot Card Meaning
Public praise, awards, recognition for success, applause for a job well done, and being given a pat on the back – these are all outcomes connected with the Six of Wands.
Many times, it may feel like others don’t notice our hard work. Maybe your significant other or children seem unappreciative. Perhaps your boss acts like the effort you give is meaningless or you have family members who take you for granted. If so, things are about to change for the better.
The Upright Six of Wands predicts success in the presence of onlookers. Get ready to receive your gold star and strut your stuff. You deserve it.
Money and Career Meaning
Get ready to level up! The Six of Wands is a good omen for every area of life. If you are in a career that puts you in the public eye, you will soon see an increase in public acknowledgment. If you aren’t, maybe you should be.
Regardless of what field you are in, promotions, educational achievements, and money are sure to multiply if the Six of Wands represents you in a reading.
If this victor presents himself as someone else, the same sentiment rings true. Connecting yourself with people who are going in the right direction is one of the best ways of solidifying your own success.
Love and Relationships Meaning
The Six of Wands doesn’t really symbolize anything related to love. There are a couple of different possibilities here. Some are positive, some not so much.
If you are single and seeking romance, you’ll soon meet a partner who will be both successful and charming. Unfortunately, a lot of times, the man (or woman) depicted in the Six of Wands belongs to someone else. Even if he or she leaves their partner for you, the road will be an uphill battle so tread carefully.
If you are already in a romantic partnership, the outcome is better. Either you will be loved and adored by your partner or vice versa. If you’ve been feeling neglected, your spouse will soon begin to acknowledge your accomplishments. You should do the same. This is true with friendships as well. Supporting one another’s successes is so vital for a deep and lasting connection.
Health and Spirituality Meaning
If you are battling depression, anxiety, or a physical ailment of any kind, you are about to come out on top.
The Six of Wands can represent miracles, especially health-related ones. Not only will you overcome whatever it is you are struggling with, but people will also begin to look to you for guidance.
For example, someone in an abusive relationship might receive this card as an indication that not only will he or she escape the circumstances; they will be able to encourage and support others in doing the same.
Reversed Six of Wands Tarot Card Meaning
There’s no way to sugar coat it. The reversed Six of Wands is a manifestation of disappointment and failure.
It could be that someone you looked up to has, or is about to, let you down. If this is the case, you can’t quit now.
Success and failure are both a part of life, and the latter can be a game-changer. As Shah Rukh Khan puts it, “Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.”
This quote fits well with the Reversed Six of Wands since the card can also predict an excess of confidence and the need to humble one’s self.
It is essential to living a life of gratitude and not let success go to our heads. There is a fine line between believing in your abilities and becoming so self-important that you value achievement over all else. In what way can you find balance?
Six of Wands: Yes or No
When upright, the answer is yes. You will triumph in whatever you set out to achieve, and success is inevitable. However, if the reversed Six of Wands is pulled, the answer is usually no–or at least at this time.
If this is the case, you should take a step back to look at whether your wants are realistic. If you are confident that what you desire is best, look for an alternative route to achieving your goal.
Important Card Combinations
Six of Wands and the Fool
When the Six of Wands connect with the Fool, the possibilities for success are endless. Whatever venture you select, is sure to end successfully. What does your heart desire the most? Make the answer to this question your focus.
Six of Wands and the Lovers
You’ve found the one–or you will soon. The Lovers card, when paired with the Six of Wands, predicts a romance like no other. Sure, every relationship has its challenges, but like the man riding through the streets on this sixth card, your love will endure through any battle.
Six of Wands and the Devil
The Devil spells success here, particularly in business and otherworldly things. If you’re thinking of launching something new, go for it. The end result will be a positive one. Just make sure that you stay grounded and focused on what is ahead even as you gain traction.
Six of Wands and the Tower or Five of Cups
Be prepared to humble yourself. If the Six of Wands is matched with either the Tower or the Five of Cups, defeat or the loss of a relationship may be in your future. As with any setback, we may not be able to control every outcome, but we can control our reaction to current and future events. By accepting a loss gracefully and then getting right back in the game, you increase your chances of being successful in the future.
Six of Wands and Five of Swords
Are you too hard on yourself? The Six of Wands, when connected to the Five of Swords, suggests that you are your own worst enemy. Self-deprecating talk, negative thoughts, and giving into unhealthy vices won’t fix your situation. In fact, it will only make it worse. You can achieve whatever you desire, but this can’t happen unless you find ways to increase feelings of self-worth and self-esteem.
Six of Wands and the Chariot or Nine of Cups
It is your time to shine! Not only will you be victorious, where the Chariot is all about, in whatever you’ve set out to achieve, but others are also going to take notice. Are you prepared for the acclaim (and possibly fame) that will come with having your day in the sun? Get ready to hold your head up high. The Six of Wands is preparing you to go out with a bang!
What do you think of the Six of Wands?
That’s all for the Six of Wands Tarot card meaning! If you have pulled this card in your tarot spread, did the meaning make sense to your situation in life?
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