Six of Wands – Tarot Love Relationship Outcome & Reversed


Six of Wands

Six of Wands – Love and Relationship Outcome

The Six of Wands in a Tarot reading is a clear indication of success and lasting happiness in love and relationships, there is trust and honesty possibly after a period of difficulty where there were some initial doubts and apprehension.

In the reversed position it indicates fear in the face of adversity which could lead to disloyalty and treachery.

Six of Wands – As a Person, Outcome and Feelings

Knowledge, exact and academical, decorative art, efficiency, work, servitude and servants, practical solution of problems, but at the same time perhaps some discrepancy; food, medicine, treatment, experiment; it may relate to persons in every subordinate position and to retail tradesmen; the personal attitude under this card is rather passive and indeed that of expectation, attention, waiting for orders or for the result of experiments, for the answer on question or demand; solicitation. A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Six of Wands

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


A laurelled horseman bears one staff adorned with a laurel crown; footmen with staves are at his side.

Divinatory Meanings
The card has been so designed that it can cover several significations; on the surface, it is a victor triumphing, but it is also great news, such as might be carried in state by the King’s courier; it is expectation crowned with its own desire, the crown of hope, and so forth.

Divinatory Meanings – Reversed
Apprehension, fear, as of a victorious enemy at the gate; treachery, disloyalty, as of gates being opened to the enemy; also indefinite delay.

Additional Divinatory Meanings
Servants may lose the confidence of their masters; a young lady may be betrayed by a friend.

Additional Meanings – Reversed
Fulfilment of deferred hope.

The Tarot

By S. L. MacGregor Mathers, c 1888

Six of Wands

Divinatory Meanings
Six of Sceptres – Attempt, Hope, Desire, Wish, Expectation.

Divinatory Meanings – Reversed
Infidelity, Treachery, Disloyalty, Perfidy.

General Book of the Tarot

By A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Six of Wands

Servant, inferior, mercenary man, commissioner; interior of a house, the household; it is also said to denote great news and expectation, hope and trust, but sometimes not without some misgivings or a slight apprehension of treachery.

It is Air on the house of Virgo, the Sixth, house of the servants and work, of exact science and the academy, of health and food, of the art of decoration and the interior of the house, as well as of the retail dealer. The element of thought (Air) on the earthy house of Virgo must naturally bring forth knowledge of every detail and reveal mistakes or shortcomings; it promotes efficiency, and the latter is one of the principal meanings of the card. Here again is a double mercurial expression, so this card must denote special abilities, capacities, technical insight; moreover food questions and medicine, medicaments and nursing; practical arrangement of details, but as Virgo “kills the prophets,” this card may contain some or other discrepancy in the philosophical or logical, theoretical or strictly just side of things.

The Oracle of the Tarot – Exoteric Tarot

By Paul Foster Case (1933)

Six of Wands
The flying disk suggests the movement of solar energy in the atmosphere, and reminds us that Beauty, the Hebrew idea associated with 6, is also called the Sphere of the Sun. The balanced triangles of the six wands are types of balanced force.

Time period
Second Decanate of Leo, August 2nd to August 11th, ruled by Jupiter.

Success, happiness, gain; gain through love affairs, or by opposite sex; pleasure in labor, gain after a period of uncertainty or competition.

Loss through the same sources, waste in pleasure, trouble through pride of riches or through insolence based on success.


Further reading

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