In the 6 of Wands a significant milestone has been reached. Now is the opportunity to rest briefly on your laurels and reflect a while. However, there is still some way to go before the ultimate goal is reached.
A figure wearing a brown cape with an orange shirt and yellow tunic rides a horse among a cheering crowd. A crown of laurel leaves has been placed on their short, brown hair. They are shown in profile and looking slightly towards the background, away from the viewer.
The horse has a red halter and wears a green robe trimmed with red around the neck. The reins are made of green fabric with a pattern of red flames, fire being the element of the suite of Wands. The horse has a rather shifty look in it's eyes. One hand holds the reins, and the other holds a long, slim tree branch Wand with another laurel crown tied to its tip with a red ribbon.
As in all the Wands cards, green leaves are sprouting from the tips of the Wands, indicating growth and fertility. In the background, there are three figures holding Wands, and the tops of two other Wands, presumably held by other, obscured figures. The laurel crown on their head is a symbol of success, victory and achievements earned. The laurel tied to the wand indicates more success to come.
Yes/No upright: Yes
Yes/No reversed: No
Amplified by: The Knight of Wands, Strength
Amplifier for: The Knight of Wands, Strength
Zodiac/Element: Jupiter in Leo
Dates: 2 August to 11 August
Traditional name: Victory
Traditional meaning: U: A victor triumphing, great news, expectation crowned with its own desire, the crown of hope; R: Apprehension, fear, as of a victorious enemy at the gate; treachery, disloyalty, as of gates being opened to the enemy; also indefinite delay.
TarotCraft Upright Meaning
A significant milestone has been reached. Now is the opportunity to rest briefly on your laurels and reflect a while. However, there is still some way to go before the ultimate goal is reached.
If accompanied by a Page in a spread, important news is on the way.
In love, 6 is the number of the heart, and the 6 of Wands is linked with the heart's desire.
Given the cheeky look on the horse's face, we are reminded that pride comes before a fall.
TarotCraft Reversed Meaning
When reversed, this can indicate a "trojan horse"; an offer that seems worthwhile but will actually bring you trouble and stress if accepted. It can also show success snatched away from you, but the possibility to snatch it back remains.
TarotCraft Gift, Invitation, and Challenge
The Gift of the 6 of Wands is the opportunity to attain your heart's desire through perseverance.
The Invitation of the 6 of Wands is to stop and reflect on your journey to date. Give yourself credit for a job well done.
The Challenge of the 6 of Wands is to not let yourself fall victim to a false sense of pride or arrogance. Pride comes before a fall.
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