Your Chosen Card – Six of Athames Reversed Mage Deck
When reversed, the Six of Swords suggests that you are having difficulty leaving your troubles behind. Something or someone is blocking your effort to make it to more tranquil seas. Difficulties or delays with travel are also possible. Perhaps because of the association of this card with the planet Mercury (communication) in Aquarius, traditional meanings of the Six of Swords reversed included proclamations, declarations, proposals, revelations, and surprises.
Keywords Reversed: Difficulty leaving a troubling situation behind, feeling overwhelmed by circumstances, refusal to deal with problems, short-lived relief, travel difficulties, legal complications, unintelligent attempts to resolve a difficulty, an unhelpful attendant, poor service.
Timing: 10 Aquarius20 Aquarius. Tropical, 30 January8 February. Sidereal, 23 February3 March.
Astrology: Quick and clever Mercury, messenger of the gods, in the second decan of airy Aquarius, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Swords (Air of Air) and the Star (Aquarius). Mercury is linked to the Magician.
Number Symbolism: 6 – harmony, communication, sharing, compassion.
Six Of Swords: Like A Bridge Over Troubled Waters
When Six of Athames is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Six of Athames is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Six of Athames 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 reversed card reading for Six of Athames using cards from the Mage 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: Equilibrium re-established, harmony, fairness, equity, communication, sharing, compassion
Complete Book of Tarot: When upright, the Six of Swords indicates that you are moving away from troubling waters toward less turbulent circumstances with the aid of a strong and skillful oarsman. You are not there yet, and some residual difficulties remain on your journey. Conversely, you may be playing the role of the protective oarsman, helping someone to leave a problematic situation behind, in search of a better life. Crowley named this card ‘Science’ because of its connection with the mental planet Mercury in the objective sign Aquarius. The clever use of words may play an important role in your current situation.
Reversed Cards: Card 1(Reversed): What area of my life is not getting enough light or life-force energy?
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Reversed Cards: Unlike the blocked aspect of this card, here in the protection aspect you are being warned to not leave your healing state too soon. Your mind may be telling you there is so much to get done and you have rested long enough. The truth is you still need to give your body some more time, perhaps just another forty-eight hours, but it will be the difference between a full recovery and finding yourself knocked off your feet and laid up in bed yet again. Your mind may be ready to take on the world, but your body is just not there yet.