Suit: Suit of Wands
Card Type: Minor Arcana
Tarot Element: Fire
Star Sign: Leo
Angel: Archangel Raphael
Key Meaning: Triumph
The Six of Wands is the classic Tarot card of triumph. You feel victorious.
Number 6 Meaning In Tarot
All sixes, including the Six of Cups, Six of Pentacles and Six of Swords refer to your relationships with other people. As wands refer to action, then the Six of Wands mainly refers to your work relationships, or any activity outside of the home, including sports, hobbies and voluntary work. When this card turns up, it means you receive great feedback and recognition for your efforts in one of these areas.
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Six of Wands Keywords
🥰 Upright: Recognition, promotion, great feedback, victory
😒 Reversed: Delays, fall from grace, achievement unnoticed by others
Six of Wands Description
This description is based on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. A hero rides on a great white horse in a procession. He wears a laurel wreath on his head and men bearing wands walk alongside him. This is the moment of victory. It suggests you have been through a difficult time and have successfully won the battle.
In order to truly appreciate this card, you must understand the progression from the previous cards. The 5 of Wands bought change, upsetting the stability of the 4 of Wands. When the Six of Wands turns up, it means you have responded well to the lessons learned during this time. You have gained a stronger sense of identity and confidence, and now life moves back into balance. However, this balance is even more stable than before, because you have been tested and prevailed. This is the basis for a number of cards in the Tarot deck, victory after strife, gain after uncertainty, conquest over fears and troubles.
LOVE: What does The 6 of Wands Mean when You Ask About Love?
When this card turns up in a love reading, the meaning will depend on whether or not you are in a relationship.
💖 If you are single, this card can represent being ‘on display’. For example, this could mean joining a dating website, or telling people that you are single and would like to meet someone.
💖 If your relationship is relatively new, it may be that you need to put on a good performance for the sake of your relationship. Maybe you are meeting your partner’s family, friends or work colleagues. This card says, you have nothing to worry about. They will love you.
💖 In love, this card is associated with all things related to weddings. It can mean a proposal, engagement party, finding the dream location for your wedding, or even your wedding photos being accepted by a magazine!
💖 If you are already married, it may be that your partner has cause for celebration.
CAREER: What does This Card Signify when You Ask About Work?
If your question relates to work, business, career or study and you receive the 6 of Wands, then the guidance is:
⭕ Yes, you got the job, promotion, college placement, award or positive feedback – whatever you were hoping to achieve, you win!
⭕ Occasionally this card predicts fame or public recognition.
⭕ Sometimes this Tarot card represents a business journey out of town with successful results based on the reason for your travel.
⭕ If you asked about careers, then jobs associated with the 6 of Wands include: Military, working with horses, acting, music, writing, sports professional, social influencer, working with A-listers, or any job which places you in the public eye.
MONEY: What is the Meaning of The 6 of Wands in a Money Reading?
If you asked the Tarot about money and finances, this card means:
💲 Your finances suddenly improve due to a change in your circumstances, perhaps a new job, promotion, prize or award.
💲 The outcome of a legal case is decided in your favor.
💲 If you asked about a significant purchase, like a house, car or business equipment, you end up happy with your purchase.
Tarot Card Combination Meanings
“Six of Wands combined with Four of Wands” – A party to celebrate your success.
“Six of Wands combined with Two of Cups” – Despite the challenges, you made it to the altar.
“Six of Wands combined with The Wheel of Fortune” – An opportunity which puts you in the spotlight is life changing.
HEALTH: What does The 6 of Wands Mean when You Ask About Health?
In general this card predicts good health. If you are waiting for test results, then the news when it arrives is good.
YES/NO: Does The 6 of Wands Mean Yes or No in a Reading?
❓ When you ask a Yes or No question and the Six of Wands turns up, then the answer is YES.
TIMING: Does The 6 of Wands Predict any Particular Timeframe?
🕔 The 6 of Wands is only a timing indication when you specifically asked a timeframe question. For example, if you want to know if something will happen, and when, then you need to draw two separate cards. These are in fact, two separate questions. This is a fundamental principle to my teaching in my book Tarot in 5 Minutes.
🕔 Using my timing method, the Six of Wands is about 6 weeks. If the card is reversed, timing will be slightly longer – so up to 9 weeks.
Karina’s Timing Method:
Swords are days. Wands are weeks. Cups are months and Pentacles are years. Please note this is my personal timing method. Feel free to adopt it (or not).
What is the Meaning of The Six of Wands Reversed?
When the Six of Wands is reversed then the rider falls off his horse. This can mean:
✔️ The victory march is delayed and plans are postponed. Or, it may be that good news takes longer than you expect to arrive.
✔️ You are resisting taking on a leadership role while complaining about your boss or the people running things.
✔️ You are not putting enough effort into achieving your goals. While visualization is helpful, you still need to do the work!
✔️ You don’t receive the attention or recognition for your work that you feel you deserve.
✔️Other keywords associated a reversal include: Not learning lessons, getting comeuppance, incompetence, gloating and moaning.
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Karina, author of Tarot in 5 Minutes.