Six of Wands Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Fire, male active energy
Keywords and Phrases:
Accolade, others applauding your efforts, important news.
Six of Wands Tarot Card Meanings
The meaning of this card is easy to relate to the image found in the Gilded Tarot. The rider carries a wand topped with a small laurel wreath, symbol of the victor, as banners fly and crowds cheer in his presence.
The Six of Wands appears when others are applauding your efforts; it can represent a promotion at work, an achievement or award, or simply that others have reason to sing your praises. It brings the satisfaction and reward of a job well done with approval and recognition. You’re riding high!
Waite also likens this card to the King’s messenger, and so it may herald the arrival of important news.
If reversed or ill-dignified this card thwarts effort to accomplish plans, which may be abandoned or fail. For some this card represents internal treachery.
Similar or supporting cards: The World (though success of a greater degree) The Star (recognition) The Chariot (victory through effort) Three of Pentacles (recognised mastery) Pages or Eight of Wands (messages arriving).
Opposing or contradictory cards: Five of Cups (disappointment) Eight of Cups (abandoning a path)
Six of Wands Tarot Card Combinations:
The Pages as messengers strengthen the association of the secondary meaning, but the Six of Wands would add weight to the news arriving (similarly, Eight of Wands). The most popular combinations are often found with work related matters involving advancement, the Three of Pentacles can often be alongside and included...
> Six of Pentacles: promotion and pay increase.
> The Emperor: promotion to a senior or leadership position.
Eight of Pentacles > Six of Wands: new job with swift advancement (similarly, Ace of Wands).
> The Star: public recognition that puts you in the spotlight (enhanced further if The World and/or The Sun also present).
> Ace of Pentacles: can signify an important award.
Five of Wands > Six of Wands: winning out over the competition.
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