Your Chosen Card – Seven of Wands Upright Rider Waite Deck
When upright, the Seven of Wands suggests that you need to stand your ground and assertively articulate your position. Challenges may be coming at you from several directions, but you have the courage to defend yourself and overcome the odds. Success is possible despite the competing forces confronting. There may be profit or advantage in negotiation, barter, and discourse with your adversaries. You excel at the skillful use of the written and spoken word.
Keywords Upright: A position of advantage, bravery, valor, success, courage in the face of danger, self-defense, standing ones ground, speaking out assertively, stating ones position, seeking to be at the top of the heap, a bully pulpit, decisive action, determination, striving for advantage, overcoming the odds, discussion, negotiation, oratory, interviews, the use of words.
Timing: 20 Leo30 Leo. Tropical, 13 August22 August. Sidereal, 6 September16 September.
Astrology: Brave and warlike Mars in the third decan of fiery Leo, realm of the Knight of Pentacles (Fire of Earth) and Strength (Leo). Mars is linked to the Tower.
Number Symbolism: 7 – assessment, reflection, reevaluation, standing at a threshold, seeking advantage.
Rider Waite: A young man on a craggy eminence brandishing a staff; six other staves are raised toward him from below. Divinatory Meanings: Valor, for six are attacking one, who has, however, the vantage position. On the intellectual plane, it signifies discussion, wordy strife; in business – negotiations, war of trade, barter, competition. It is further a card of success, for the combatant is on the top and his enemies may be unable to reach him; (R) perplexity, embarrassments, anxiety, a caution against indecision.
When Seven 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 Seven of Wands is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Seven 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 Seven of Wands using cards from the Rider Waite 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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Complete Book of Tarot: When upright, the Seven of Wands suggests that you need to stand your ground and assertively articulate your position. Challenges may be coming at you from several directions, but you have the courage to defend yourself and overcome the odds. Success is possible despite the competing forces confronting. There may be profit or advantage in negotiation, barter, and discourse with your adversaries. You excel at the skillful use of the written and spoken word.
Creative Tarot: Waite believed that the magical systems of the Golden Dawn and other systems were not about imposing your will on a situation (making someone love you, increasing your wealth, and so on) or about telling the future (Will this person love you? Will you ever be wealthy?). He believed they were for elevating the soul and for bringing what is unconscious conscious. He believed there was a divine order, and our job was to align ourselves with it or become a conduit, like the Magician in the tarot.
Complete Book of Tarot: Fact(s) 9: A good tarot deck is something to care for and cherish just as you would any object of beauty. Cards that get sticky with jam are hard to shuffle. Although its nice to receive the cards as a gift, most tarot readers buy their own decks and have more than one. If any of the above practices appeal to you, by all means engage in them but dont feel obliged to do so. A useful discussion of this topic can be found in the article ‘Caring for Your Tarot Cards’ by Catherine Chapman.9
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Tarot Triumphs: I would also like to credit the jongleurs as possible creators or transmitters of Tarot. These were medieval traveling entertainers who could juggle, sing, perform acrobatics, play instruments, act, tell stories, and even tame animals.14 Their profession overlapped with that of the troubadours or trouvères of southern France, whose poetry and music were on the whole more high-flown, but who shared the roaming, performing, marvel-seeking, and wonder-creating characteristics of the jongleurs.