Your Chosen Card – Six of Wands Upright Salem Deck
Kudos! When upright, the Six of Wands is a card of accomplishment, recognition, honors, and victory. You are rewarded for a job well done, even if its just cleaning the house, and can enjoy the fruits of your labors. Creative energy and the cooperation of others are available to help you to advance and accomplish your goals. Great news may be on its way. In Etteillas day, this card implied dealings with messengers, housework, and domestic workers.
Keywords Upright: Success, victory, triumph, gain, overcoming obstacles, achieving goals, great news, popularity, leadership, honors, recognition; getting housework done.
Timing: 10 Leo20 Leo. Tropical, 3 August12 August. Sidereal, 27 August5 September.
Astrology: The expansive benefic Jupiter in the second decan of fiery Leo, realm of the Waite Knight/Thoth Prince of Wands (Air of Fire) and Strength (Leo). Jupiter is linked to the Wheel of Fortune.
Number Symbolism: 6 – harmony, communication, sharing, compassion.
Crowley/Thoth: Victory, gain, triumph, success.
When Six of Wands is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Six of Wands is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Six of Wands is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Six of Wands using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Portable Magic: Your own intuitive perception of this spirit is that she is female, so you modify her title, calling her the Lady of Peace Restored. You conceive her initially much as she is depicted on this card in the Rider Waite Tarot, as a slender woman with short dark hair who wears a long white robe that hangs down to her feet. She is not blindfolded, as she appears on the Waite card, nor does she carry swords. These symbolic details on Waite’s version of the card are only intended to indicate A. E. Waite’s concept of the card, and are not inevitable features of the elemental spirit of the card. This description is intended only as an example another magician might well see the spirit differently.
Complete Book of Tarot: When reversed, the Six of Wands can quite literally depict resting on ones laurels. You may have to struggle to enlist the cooperation and goodwill of others. Any honors or recognition you receive may be undeserved. You may be facing a temporary setback in which your creativity feels blocked. Facing this challenge can be a journey in self-discovery.
Complete Book of Tarot: Finally, I should mention that for many contemporary tarot readers, the High Priestess is a symbol of the wisdom of the tarot. Originally called the Female Pope (La Papessa), this priestess represents an unorthodox, nonpatriarchal approach to knowing. In the Rider-Waite-Smith tradition, she sits in front of a body of water, signifying our emotions and the unconscious. Behind her stretches a veil that obscures the entryway to the inner world of hidden knowledge. Either side of the priestess stand light and dark pillars, suggesting that she can help us to reconcile apparently conflicting dualities. As an unorthodox wisdom figure, La Papessa offers us access to extraordinary ways of knowing, including the various occult and esoteric sciences. Her astrological symbol is the Moon, a feminine planet linked to cycles, sleep, dreams, intuition, goddesses, spellcasting, shapeshifting, and ceremonial magic.
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