The Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Seven of Wands is one of the most important cards of the Minor Arcana.

Below you will learn everything about its meaning both in the upright and reversed position.

In addition to the general interpretation, the topics of love, health, career, finances and destiny are also explained in detail.

Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Seven of Wands Keywords

Upright: Conflict, Steadfast, Surprised, Protection
Reversed: Giving up, Exhausted, Passive, Compromise

The Seven of Wands Tarot Card Description

The Seven of Wands Tarot card shows a man doggedly defending himself against several attackers. The warrior is in a very good defensive position on a cliff, from which he manages to keep even a superior number of attackers at bay.

No one is around him anymore, so only his strong will and his firm conviction are the only allies in his almost hopeless fight.

The fighter has a very aggressive and tense posture, but it allows him to fight off his enemies and defend his territory.

He still stands with both feet firmly on the ground, as if he were fused with his environment so that he will not fall easily and defends his claims until the end.

It is noticeable that he wears two different pairs of shoes, as if he had just been surprised by the attack and, in all his haste, had forgotten to prepare himself properly. Nevertheless, he has his fighting spirit and staff ready, which are his most important tools in this fight.

Upright Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Seven of Wands reveals that your position, professional or personal, is being questioned by others trying to dispute your achievements.

Especially if you have many successes and correspondingly high influence and power, envious people could try to take advantage of you in a moment of weakness.

But you are a fighter and ready to defend your achievements and influence against unjustified claims until the end.

Through your experience and willpower, it is possible for you to endure such a confrontation for a long time, especially since you are in a good defensive posture due to your position and power.

Another aspect of the Seven of Wands is that you are surprised unexpectedly by hostility from the outside and have accordingly little time to react appropriately.

The confrontation comes from one or more people you never thought would think so negatively about you or even actively act against you.

Despite all the disappointment and anger about this attack on your person, you should not hesitate for long and quickly come up with a plan that will allow you to get out of the surprise attack with a black eye.

Once you have survived the worst, you can go on the attack again from a safe position and with more support yourself, standing up for your rights and opinions.

The Seven of Wands Tarot card also encourages you to stand up for your values and beliefs the more they are questioned or openly fought against by those around you.

We live in a time with diverse opinions and views of the world, some of which are very different but can coexist despite everything, if we treat each other with mutual respect.

Defending your beliefs is important and necessary when other people try to impose their own ideas on you.

Resist the temptation to conform at all costs, but stand up for your right to your own opinion and thinking and remain steadfast. You will be alone in your struggle for a while, but soon you will receive support from others for your cause.

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Upright Seven of Wands Tarot Love Meaning


In a love tarot context, the Seven of Wands represents a surprising turn in your love life. Possibly an initially very promising love affair has developed in a very unexpected direction, with which you have a bad gut feeling and prefer to end the liaison early.

However, keep your eyes and ears open because love usually comes upon us spontaneously and unprepared and rewards those who can quickly adapt to new opportunities and make them work for them.

The Seven of Wands encourages you as a single person to persevere and remain steadfast in your search for a partner.

If you have found true love, use all your energy and perseverance to conquer it for yourself. Because only if you stand up for someone and fight for their feelings, they feel what deep emotions you have for them.

Often other rivals want to conquer your crush and against whom you have to defend yourself with the help of your personality and your perseverance. Sometimes the road to great love can take a long time, but in the end, you’ll be glad you fought for them as long as you did.


In a relationship, the Seven of Wands symbolizes a deep-seated conflict that you have to fight out against your partner and other people involved. Your dispute now also involves close friends and relatives and you feel cornered by them.

Get support in this conflict so that you can get your frustration and anger off your chest and ask outsiders not to interfere in the dispute of your relationship.

Only you and your partner can deal with the problem between you and do not need outside interference.

Another meaning of the Seven of Wands is that your relationship is an important protection against hostility from outside. A stable partnership is the best retreat to guard against conflict or bullying and protect your own values.

Having a partner who will always stand by you and protect you when you have no strength left to fight on is one of the most precious gifts in a relationship.

By giving your partner the same support and protection in difficult situations as he gives you, your partnership will always remain a source of strength and fulfillment.

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Upright Seven of Wands Health Meaning

The Seven of Wands symbolizes a sudden illness, against which you have to defend yourself.

The initial symptoms can be quite debilitating, which is why you should take
good care of yourself. Trust in your inner self-healing powers and give your body enough time to recover sufficiently.

Another meaning of the Seven of Wands for your health is protecting yourself better against diseases. Even small measures such as regular exercise or thorough hand washing are sufficient to make your immune system fit.

Use the natural possibilities to increase your immune system before taking any supplement or vitamin preparations.

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Upright Seven of Wands Career Meaning

Professionally, the Seven of Wands reveals conflicts within your team. You often have to defend yourself against several colleagues, which can be quite exhausting.

You should also seek support from co-workers or superiors so that you are not exposed to such reprisals any longer.

Another characteristic of the Seven of Wands is that you should remain true to your principles on the job.

If your superior asks you to do something that goes against your attitudes and values, you can refuse to do it. Just because someone is superior to you, they have no right to give you morally questionable instructions.

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Upright Seven of Wands Finances/Money Meaning

In financial matters, the Seven of Wands shows that you have to fight against several financial burdens. Come up with a strategy so that you can meet your financial obligations.

It is best to start with the debts where time is running out. Also, get support from friends or family so that you can regain some financial freedom.

Another aspect of the Seven of Wands is that you try to protect your assets from others. Some people may want to force complicated contracts or investments on you that only they can make money from. Keep your money together and only do business where you have the overview.

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Upright Seven of Wands Destiny Meaning

As a destiny card, the Seven of Wands stands for an upcoming battle against several adversaries. Although your starting position is advantageous for your cause, you will not be able to withstand this conflict alone in the long run.

Try to negotiate a truce with some of the conflicting parties to get on your feet back again.

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Upright Seven of Wands Personality

The Seven of Wands reveals a character in need of protection. The person is looking for ways to protect himself against risks of any kind and thus not take unnecessary risks.

At the same time, this may also refer to a quarrelsome personality. The latter vehemently defends his point of view in conflicts and knows how to defend himself even against several opponents.

Upright Seven of Wands Tarot Past/Future


In the past, you have already experienced some bad surprises against which you had to defend yourself. But you could always overcome them successfully.

Sometimes you seek protection in your memories of better times. Be aware that you cannot always dwell in the past.


A fierce conflict awaits you shortly. You have to defend yourself against several opponents and should be well prepared for it.

In the near future, your values and views will be challenged. Stand firm in your opinion and don’t let it get you down.

Upright Seven of Wands Tarot Card – Yes or No

The Seven of Wands is a yes-answer. In this question, you should not only assert your head. It is best to find a compromise that includes all parties involved so that everyone can save face.

With a clear yes, you signal that you also think about the needs of others.

Reversed Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Reversed Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Seven of Wands Reversed shows that you are exhausted and have little strength left to continue fighting due to a long-lasting conflict.

You are faced with an overwhelming number of adversaries, whom you can only put in their place with great difficulty to protect your interests.

However, this confrontation brings you to the end of your strength. There is a danger that you will soon have to give up completely exhausted.

Think about how you can get support from other people in your fight to regain your strength.

Maybe it is also time to ask yourself if your fight against windmills still makes sense. Perhaps you should withdraw from the conflict and reorient your life to other positive areas.

In a tarot reading, Seven of Wands Reversed symbolizes that you behave too passively despite attacks on your person. You are facing some assaults from your immediate professional or private environment, which are giving you a hard time.

But out of fear of an escalation or defeat, you withdraw more and more and remain in a kind of shock paralysis. However, your passive behavior increases the attacks on your person continue and intensifies their quality.

Seek help and support from people you trust and become active by starting to defend yourself against unjustified attacks.

The more supporters you have at your site, the easier you will succeed in such resistance and you will be better able to defend your position or points of view against others.

The Seven of Wands Reversed encourages you to look for a compromise solution in a long and exhausting conflict to make peace again. Some disputes escalate because everyone insists on his opinion and does not allow any deviation from it.

However, such an escalation of a dispute demands a lot of strength and energy from all parties. It does not lead to a long-term settlement of the conflict.

Go into yourself and think about the possibilities to reach a consensual clarification of the dispute. Offer a compromise from your side so that both parties can come to peace again.

The initiative for a settlement of the dispute should come from you. Your counterpart will evaluate your approach as a conciliatory gesture and is more willing to compromise.

Reversed Seven of Wands Tarot Love Meaning


As a single person, the Seven of Wands Reversed Tarot card represents that you have strong doubts about ever finding a partner. You would like to give up the search for true love and resign to being single.

But a little voice inside you resists throwing in the towel and keeps pushing you to seek happiness in love.

Let that initial whisper become a loud cry for love so the right one can hear it. Finding the right partner requires a lot of patience, but if you persevere, your call for a relationship will be heard.

Furthermore, the Seven of Wands Reversed reveals that you are too hesitant in your dating approaches, which causes you to miss out on many opportunities. Your passivity may stem from self-doubt or fear of rejection, preventing you from even making the first attempts to get to know someone.

But for love you have to be ready to fight and face your fears. What do you have to lose? You can only win, either a new partner or experience.


In a partnership, the Seven of Wands Reversed symbolizes a high level of exhaustion having a stressful effect on your relationship life.

You have just gone through a period of intense conflict that has left you very emotionally drained and is now taking its tribute in the form of depression as well as lack of drive.

Put the ongoing conflicts to rest and focus instead on how you can create positive experiences together again. These will allow you to grow together again and recharge your batteries.

In a partnership, the Seven of Wands Reversed reveals the need for a compromise in a conflict between you, so your relationship becomes more harmonious again.

Many points of contention in a relationship build up from small things that could actually be solved quickly if one of you two would take a step towards the other.

Offering a compromise in a relationship not only quickly solves problems that stand between you but also contributes to the fact that your partner will also be willing to offer you an agreement more often in the future.

Reversed Seven of Wands Health Meaning

The Seven of Wands Reversed warns you against overstraining yourself in everyday life. Especially if you have to fight on several fronts at the same time, this can quickly lead to burnout.

Therefore, divide your forces well and simply leave unnecessary burdens. Also, don’t forget to rest regularly so that your body can recharge its batteries.

Furthermore, the Seven of Wands Reversed shows that you have given up some of your good intentions for your health. Your sports or diet program has unfortunately not achieved the desired results, which is why you have lost the desire to do it.

Often, however, our own expectations are unrealistic concerning our health. Therefore, set yourself easily achievable goals and do something for your well-being again.

Reversed Seven of Wands Career Meaning

The Seven of Wands Reversed warns you not to slacken too much in your professional efforts. Otherwise, you may be passed over for the next promotion.

There is also the danger that your company will want to replace you if they notice that you are only half-hearted in your efforts.

Another aspect of the Seven of Wands Reversed is that you will have to compromise on a professional issue.

Whether it’s a salary negotiation or a change in working hours, rigidly sticking to your position won’t get you anywhere. Listen to the other side’s arguments and try to meet your employer in the middle.

Reversed Seven of Wands Finances/Money Meaning

The Seven of Wands Reversed may indicate that your financial reserves are quite depleted. Due to the unexpected burdens of the last time, your monetary savings are as good as exhausted.

Now you have to keep a cool head and make a plan to become financially capable again. This time, however, put a little more money aside.

In addition, the Seven of Wands Reversed means that you are passively hoarding your money. That means that you cannot lose money in the short term, but in the long run, the value of your assets will decrease due to inflation.

Use a reasonable portion of your money to try out investments that will bring you additional income in the long run.

Reversed Seven of Wands Destiny Meaning

The Seven of Wands Reversed reveals to you for your destiny that you are spending too much for one goal in life. Despite all the time and energy, you have invested in your project, the desired success fail to appear.

Go once again into yourself and consider whether it would not be better to give up your project to have more strength for other life goals.

Reversed Seven of Wands Personality

In the reversed position, the Seven of Wands stands for a character trait willing to compromise. The person tries to find a solution to disputes that all parties can live with.

Likewise, this card describes a person who is rather passive in his appearance. They hardly dare to come out of cover and it takes them a long time to become active.

Reversed Seven of Wands Tarot Past/Future


Some time ago, you made a good compromise. It allowed you to end a long-lasting conflict.

Your passive attitude over the last weeks has hardly brought you any further. Try to bring more activity into your everyday life and recharge your batteries.


Soon one of your plans will demand a great deal of strength from you. You should consider whether it is not wiser to give up your goal for the time being.

In the future, you will experience a phase of exhaustion due to many challenges that affect you.

Reversed Seven of Wands Tarot Card – Yes or No

There is a high potential for conflict in this matter. It can happen quickly that you have many people against you.

However, you should choose to say no in order to protect yourself and your needs. Stand firm and defend your opinion against any opposition.

The Wands Tarot Card Meanings