What does the six of wands tarot card mean?

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The six of wands is part of the Minor Arcana deck of tarot cards and is part of the Wands suit.

Keywords: Victory, triumph, recognition, reward


The Six of Wands is a very positive card, and suggests that you have achieved your goals and are being publicly recognised and rewarded. This could be at work; perhaps you’re being rewarded for your hard work with praise, or maybe even a promotion. Or maybe you’re being presented with a public award. This card shows that you have used your strengths and talents to overcome challenges and come out on top. It’s a positive reminder to believe in yourself and what you can achieve, and to keep going and pushing yourself. Congratulations!

Reverse Keywords: Anxiety, disrepute, punishment, pride

Reverse Meaning

This is not a fun card to draw in reverse. The Six of Wands in reverse signifies a fall from grace; perhaps you’ve made a mistake that has caused trouble for yourself and others. Or, it could mean that you have worked hard and not received the recognition you believe you deserve. This no doubt is a blow to your confidence, leaving you feeling unsatisfied, frustrated, and unsure of your own abilities. If one project has failed, don’t let it hold you back. Take a deep breath and start again, whether that’s to fix the old one, or begin something completely new.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Wands suit)