The Six of Wands is a positive card. Following the challenges and conflict of the Five of Wands, this card represents the victories and recognition you’ve gained.
You have overcome your challenges and are hearing the applause and respect you’ve earned from your triumph. You are the leader and you are on the right path.
This is not time to rest on your laurels, of course. Continue doing the work that brought you to this point. But for a moment you can take a deep breath and celebrate your position. You’ve earned it.
Traditionally, the Six of Wands looks similar to the Knight court cards. It shows a returning hero with a parade or procession behind him. In the foreground, a man on a horse is holding a wand. At the top of the wand is a wreath of laurel leaves and he has a crown of laurel around his head. The spectators in the background are holding wands, too.
This is a great card for advancement and recognition. People have noticed your efforts and you can expect to be rewarded. It may not be financial recognition, but the rewards will be significant and will improve your position, confidence, and popularity.
Occasionally, this card simply means good news is coming your way.
Keywords for the Six of Wands Tarot Card
- Victory, triumph
- Popularity, recognition, respect
- Good news
Keywords for the Six of Wands Reversed
- Fall from grace, an epic fail
- Abandoning a project or cause
- Lack of confidence
Patterns and Correspondences of the Six of Wands Card
- The Wands = rules the personality, ego, and personal power
- Suit of cards = clubs
- Timeline = days to weeks
- Number 6 = harmony, hearth, and safe harbors
- Zodiac sign = Leo
- Element = Fire
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Six of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Love
The Six of Wands is a card about popularity, recognition, and visibility. You can’t hide away anymore. People are looking to you for direction and they are finding you very, very attractive.
Whatever struggles you’ve faced in the past, you have worked through them. Receive the attention and recognition with grace and confidence. They see something in you that you might not even see in yourself!
If you are looking for new love, you may soon be approached by an ideal partner (or more than one!). You are so popular and enticing people can’t help but notice your charms. Keep putting yourself out there and you’ll soon receive a message with good news.
If you are in a relationship, you can feel confident in your partnership. You have overcome challenges together and you are on the right path. Continue showing appreciation to your partner and doing the work to bring you even closer together.
Six of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Work
The Six of Wands is a wonderful card, professionally. All of the challenges you’ve faced are over and you are being recognized for your efforts. This is a great card if you are looking for a promotion, recognition, or an award. All signs point to success!
Put yourself out there by asking for new, challenging projects and nominating or volunteering yourself for opportunities that will enhance your visibility. You will get what you ask for, so ask for exactly what you want. Think big, then think even bigger!
Be sure to thank everyone who has helped you! You didn’t get here alone and you will want to celebrate with the people who helped and mentored you along the way.
Six of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Health
If you are looking for news regarding your health, it is likely to come soon and be positive. Until then, keep taking action on what you know works. Push harder on the areas where you have already seen success and double-down on what is working. Focus on your strengths and make them even stronger.
If you are struggling with your health, this card is about finding creative solutions to overcome your challenges. The traditional path won’t bring you success.
You will have to make changes to your life, but you will be supported if you involve your friends and family as well as health professionals. Put yourself at the center of team to support you and celebrate every success.
Six of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances
Financially, things are improving. This card brings good news about your financial situation. All the hard work is finally paying off.
Continue doing the work and stay committed to your goals. Just because you are seeing rewards and recognition of your hard work doesn’t mean you get to slack off. Stay the course and enjoy your success, but don’t lose sight of why you are doing this work.
People are watching you and are inspired by what you are doing (even if you don’t realize it). Your actions matter and your opportunities are spreading far outside your sphere of influence.
Six of Wands Tarot Card Meaning for Spiritual Guidance
The Six of Wands often is a messenger carrying great news. You are gaining insight and confidence on your spiritual journey. While you don’t need outside affirmation of your efforts, it is still nice to be recognized.
Accept the praise and accept you enjoy it. There’s no shame in being human and having human needs. You are on the right path, so continue what you have been doing.
Use your influence and wisdom to shine a light on the path for others. Reach out to people who seem to be struggling and offer your guidance. You don’t have to give advice. Instead, tell them your story and share your experiences, mistakes, and lessons learned.