Six of Swords Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Air, analytical thought and intellect. Suit of challenges.
Keywords and Phrases:
Moving into calmer times, recovery, journey over water.
Six of Swords Tarot Card Meanings
The Six of Swords represents moving away from difficulties and is usually seen as a positive card, indicating that the worst is behind you now and life will become calmer.
The image still holds an essence of melancholy, perhaps for the difficulties that have been experienced in the process, shown by the six swords that still accompany the woman on her voyage. The passage becomes smoother now as she travels on smooth waters and she has come through the other side of stormy times.
This card can also represent travel, sometimes over water, but the interpretation is often a metaphor of the inner journey towards recovery after trying times.
If reversed it may show a sense of stalemate where nothing is moving and difficulties remain unresolved.
Similar or supporting cards: Four of Swords (rest and recovery after strain) Temperance (harmony and balance) The Star (brighter times) other cards representing travel reinforce this aspect (The Chariot, Knight of Wands, Eight of Wands)
Opposing or contradictory cards: Three of Cups (celebrations) The Sun (happiness and vitality)
Six of Swords Tarot Card Combinations:
If there are difficult or stressful cards look for the Six of Swords following to show recovery from the situation. Reinforces travel when similar cards present (see above). The Six of Swords is one of the simpler cards in combination and probably needs little by way of example.
Strength > Six of Swords: keep your head down and keep going, endurance will see you come through (similarly, Nine of Wands)
> The Star: a sure sign of improvement, rest assured that life will gradually improve to a brighter position.
If followed by a challenging card: be careful that you don’t move away from one problem straight into another, check your bearings to avoid inadvertently drifting into this.
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