Seven of Wands – Tarot Love Relationship Outcome & Reversed


Seven of Wands

Seven of Wands – Love and Relationship Outcome

The Seven of Swords in a Tarot reading indicates that there is likely to be some kind of struggle that favours the bold and the outcome looks good for any relationship. However, while you may have the advantage there also needs to be discussion and negotiation to resolve any difficulties.

In the reversed position it is warning that hesitation and indecision is likely to result in failure.

Seven of Wands – As a Person, Outcome and Feelings

Discussion, relation, negotiation, entertainment, discourse, lecture, reasonable explanation, contract, marriage proposed, society-rulership and orders given out to inferiors, arrangements, regularisation and measurement; measure, proportion, rules given for conduct. There is uncertainty or opportunism in so far as rules are given in relation to circumstances, which may change. The personal interests are brought in, in relation with those of others. Fair weather. A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Seven of Wands

Pictorial Key to the Tarot – Rider-Waite-Smith
By A.E. Waite (1911), tarot card illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith (1911)


A young man on a craggy eminence brandishing a staff; six other staves are raised towards him from below.

Divinatory Meanings
It is a card of valour, for, on the surface, 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.

Divinatory Meanings – Reversed
Perplexity, embarrassments, anxiety. It is also a caution against indecision.

Additional Divinatory Meanings
A dark child.

The Tarot

By S. L. MacGregor Mathers, c 1888

Seven of Wands

Divinatory Meanings
Seven of Sceptres – Success, Gain, Advantage, Profit, Victory.

Divinatory Meanings – Reversed
Indecision, Doubt, Hesitation, Embarrassment, Anxiety.

General Book of the Tarot

By A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Seven of Wands

Discussion, negotiation, conference, conversation, deliberation, dissertation; measure; correspondence, words and language; generally success, but there may be also some hesitation, uncertainty, irresolution, light-heartedness.

All this is very strikingly typifying the element Air on the Seventh house, that of the airy Libra, house of relationship, marriage, meeting of the Self and the Not-self, which rules contracts, books and manuscripts. Here only comes ‘discussion’ into play. In the Fifth house the individuality was alone, and for discussion you want two persons.

The Oracle of the Tarot – Exoteric Tarot

By Paul Foster Case (1933)

Seven of Wands
The palm-branch in the triangle is a symbol of success, and connects with Netzach, or Victory, the Qabalistic name of the number 7. The wands form a septenary, three over four.

Time period
Third decanate of Leo, August 12th to August 22nd, ruled by Mars.

Pleasure in strenuous action; some danger through love-affairs or self-indulgence; but strength and magnanimity unless ill-dignified.

Adventure, strength, courage in the face of difficulties, influence over subordinates.

It indicates ignorance, pretence, vain-glory, quarrels and wrangling, threats, and very determined opposition, especially from subordinates.


Further reading

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