Six of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira

Co-authored by James Kerti

What does the Six of Wands tarot card mean?

The Six of Wands is the victory card—you will emerge the winner.

This minor arcana card speaks not only of achievement but of being recognized for what you’ve accomplished.

If your efforts aren’t getting noticed, expect that to turn around.

In the aftermath of the struggles represented by the Five of Wands, this card is about making it through the challenges and achieving your goals. The Six of Wands tarot card carries strong leadership energy, portending that you’ve really leveled up.

Gracefully accept the recognition you receive. If you typically have a hard time with praise or compliments, the Six of Wands encourages you to be open to hearing it!

What is the Six of Wands zodiac sign?

The zodiac sign of the Six of Wands is Leo

Six of Wands Tarot Guide

Keywords for the Six of Wands: Success, victory, triumph, achievement, recognition, self-confidence and pride

Yes or No: Yes

Planet of the Six of Wands: Sun

Element of the Six of Wands: Fire

What does the Six of Wands card mean in a love reading?

The Six of Wands is a positive sign regardless of your current relationship status.

If you’re already in a relationship, this minor arcana card bodes well for the stability and strength of your partnership. When it appears here, it can be a sign of a forthcoming milestone being achieved — for instance, getting married, buying a house, or having a child. Your relationship is one that people admire.

For singles, the Six of Wands carries the energy of a dream partner coming into your life. You’ll know this person by their strong, supportive energy. Maybe you’ve been taken for granted in past relationships. Rest assured that won’t be the case here.

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What does the Six of Wands tarot card mean for career, money and finance?

The Six of Wands is a fabulous card to see here. It suggests that your hard work is paying off in a way that will be noticed and rewarded.

If you’ve been gunning for a promotion or a raise at work, this card’s appearance is a positive signal.

Those in business for themselves should also see the Six of Wands as a good omen. A lucrative deal may be coming your way, one that feels like an epic win.

From a financial point of view, this is the “treat yourself” card. Have you been saving up for a vacation or another indulgence? It’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

What does the Six of Wands tarot card mean for health?

As a health card, the Six of Wands is an encouraging one to see, especially if you’ve been fighting an illness or affliction for some time.

This card can have a “better than ever” energy. You may find that what you’ve learned while overcoming a health issue has put you in a stronger position going forward. The lifestyle changes you’ve made to heal are positive. Keep going with these!

Because of this card’s connection with leadership, you may even find yourself being called to teach others what you’ve learned. If people around you are asking you how you did it, consider whether you feel pulled to share your experience more widely!

Six of Wands Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning

When pulled in reverse, the Six of Wands can point to a lack of reward and recognition for your efforts. While it can mean a broader disappointment or failure, this card in reverse speaks more specifically to not experiencing the outer markings of success.

Maybe you achieved your goal, for instance, but it wasn’t noticed in the way you hoped it would be. The Six of Wands reversed gives you an opportunity to get in touch with your own definition of achievement, rather than relying on others to “lift you up.” (Not that there’s anything wrong with wanting to be seen!)

This card in a reversed position can also be an indicator of your mindset about receiving acclaim. Have you been hesitant to share your gifts with others? Or, actively pushing away compliments people are trying to give you? The reversed Six of Wands invites you to be more open to receiving praise and building quiet confidence.

Is the Six of Wands tarot card a yes or no?

The Six of Wands is a resounding yes. Its meaning of success and triumph comes through strongly.

What does the Suit of Wands mean?

Wands are associated with fire signs, which ignite action. Fire signs carry an excitable, creative and visionary energy, and people with those signs love to jump right in.

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