55-Six of Swords – Upright Golden Deck

Your Chosen Card – Six of Swords Upright Golden Deck

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.

Keywords Upright: Moving away from troubles, the removal of obstacles, a journey, change of scene, travel over water, safe passage, kind attention, patience, a helpful attendant, a guardian angel, moving toward less turbulent times, carrying a message afar, difficulties surmounted, resolution of legal difficulties, better times ahead; a declaration, revelation, proposal, publicity, surprise, winning intelligence, a verbal accomplishment.

Timing: 10 Aquarius–20 Aquarius. Tropical, 30 January–8 February. Sidereal, 23 February–3 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.

When Six of Swords 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 Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Six of Swords 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 Swords using cards from the Golden 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
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Complete Book of Tarot: The question was asked by a woman whose son had recently been arrested for a DUI (driving under the influence). The penalties in her state were quite harsh for such an offense and she feared her son might go to prison. Because our time was limited, I had her draw only two cards with the intention of understanding the likely outcome of her son’s day in court. She pulled the Six of Swords and the Ten of Cups, in that order.

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Complete Book of Tarot: Aleister Crowley, another former member of the Golden Dawn, also referred to Knights as youthful and acknowledged the impossibility of reconciling the various court card traditions the Golden Dawn was trying to synthesize:

Portable Magic: In Western magic, the Sephiroth are usually shown as circles that are intended to represent spheres arranged on a symbolic design generally known as the Tree of Life, which was of key importance in the Golden Dawn system of magic. The Tree of Life has had numerous forms over the course of its evolution, but the pattern adopted by the Golden Dawn is that of Athanasius Kircher. The Golden Dawn Tree does not reproduce the Tree of Kircher in all its minor details, but the overall structure is the same. It is composed of three columns. The central column is balanced in its properties and is called the Middle Pillar. The right column is the Pillar of Mercy, and it is of a masculine, expansive nature. The left column is the Pillar of Severity, and has a feminine, restrictive nature. There are four Sephiroth on the Middle Pillar, three on the Pillar of Mercy, and three on the Pillar of Severity.

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Portable Magic: Imagine yourself standing upon the astral altar within a circle of twelve rectangles of glowing light that float in the air above the rugs of the zodiacal trumps like empty doorways. As you utter the name of each trump, point with your extended index finger at its rectangle and see its sign of the zodiac appear within the rectangle in golden light.