The Six of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Six 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.

Six of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Six of Wands Keywords

Upright: Union, Triumph, Recognition, Progress
Reversed: Setback, Disfavor, Exclusion, Selfishness

The Six of Wands Tarot Card Description

The Six of Wands card shows a man riding triumphantly accompanied by a crowd of followers.

The chaos and conflicts of the previous card of the Wands have now been eliminated. Under the rider’s leadership, peaceful coexistence has arisen between the various people.

They cheer the man riding by and show their appreciation by raising their staffs in the air in his honor. The rider wears a precious red cloak and a laurel wreath on his head.

He holds a staff in his hand. A wreath is tied at the end of the wand as a sign of the rider’s accomplished deeds and glory that precede him.

His white horse has a green cape and symbolizes the importance of uniting different interests to create a harmonious coexistence. The rider looks with kindness at the crowd gathered before him and lets it celebrate him but does not pause in his ride.

Rather, he wants to carry his triumph further out into the world so that many more people can profit from his deeds. He deliberately wants to show his fame and success to others so they take him as an example for their own actions.

Upright Six of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Six of Wands Tarot card represents a great success in your life that you had to fight hard for.

With a lot of effort and perseverance, you managed to overcome the adversities, as they were still visible on the card of the Five of Wands, and to reach your long pursued goal.

You have also learned how important it is to prepare long and sufficiently and adjust your expectations to success.

True triumph only comes when you rise above yourself and overcome challenges that few people dare to face. The greater the obstacles you have overcome, the stronger your self-confidence and self-efficacy will grow.

Furthermore, the Six of Wands stands for the recognition of your achievements from your social environment. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed by others. You will earn deep respect and recognition for your actions.

In a certain way, you even become a role model for many people for their own actions. With your perseverance and drive, you have proven that it is worth fighting for one’s dreams.

The kind of appreciation can range from a handshake to an award ceremony for your commitment.

Whether you have received large or small gestures of appreciation, they will boost your self-confidence and give you strength and motivation for your next life goals.

The Six of Wands encourages you not to rest on your laurels but to set new and challenging goals in life.

The personal development of your own potential will only succeed if you regularly face challenges that take you to the limits of your abilities.

Because only if your skills are challenged, they develop further so that you can reach beyond your limits in the long run.

It is not so important whether you realize your dreams in the first, second or third attempt, but that you learn from failures and stay on the ball until you have reached your goal.

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Upright Six of Wands Tarot Love Meaning


As a single, the Six of Wands reveals that progress in various areas of life will soon have a positive effect on your love life. You are very successful in your professional and private life and you are constantly working on developing your character and knowledge.

Thus you radiate tremendous self-confidence to other people, making you appear very attractive.

By constantly setting yourself new goals and challenges, you will also meet many people and impress them with your enthusiasm and drive so that the next love will soon enter your life again.

Another aspect of the Six of Wands is that an initial friendship could soon develop into a more serious relationship.

You have recently intensified your relationship with someone close to you.

However, do not act hastily, but proceed very cautiously in deepening your relationship so that both sides have enough time to try out a new love and, in the best case, turn it into a joint triumph.


In a partnership, the Six of Wands stands for the recognition of the daily support by your partner in your everyday life.

Appreciation is an important cornerstone for a stable and harmonious relationship and is best cultivated by regularly giving your partner small tokens of appreciation and thanks.

Do it through appreciative words and small gestures, such as a hug or a kiss, which are worth much more than any material gifts.

In addition, such a form of recognition shows your partner that you see and appreciate his work for the relationship.

Furthermore, the Six of Wands shows that you as a couple manage to integrate apparent contradictions between you into your life together in a meaningful way.

Having the same values and ideals is important for a harmonious relationship. However, differences between both partners enable each one to grow beyond yourself and as a couple.

A relationship remains vital and is a source of creativity and joy by integrating different interests, opinions and ways of thinking.

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Upright Six of Wands Health Meaning

For your health, the Six of Wands means that you are increasingly recovering from a prolonged illness. Your strength is gradually returning so that you can go about your daily life again.

Enjoy your health and life again. Celebrate your successes in the fight against your illness with your loved ones to support your healing process further.

The Six of Wands stands for joining forces with other people to achieve your health goals. A sport or a diet works much better as a team.

Each person can support and motivate the other when things are not going so well. It is also much more fun to share your successes with other people.

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Upright Six of Wands Career Meaning

In professional terms, the Six of Wands stands for a long-awaited success. You have been working towards a promotion or your dream job for months or years, and can now reap the fruits of your labor.

Use this precious moment to become aware of how much you can achieve in your life with diligence and effort and set new goals worth striving for.

The Six of Wands stands for the recognition of your professional achievements by colleagues and superiors.

Your commitment and work performance for your company have not gone unnoticed, which is why you are held in high esteem by all employees. The appreciation of your work expresses itself through a bonus or a harmonious working atmosphere in your department.

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Upright Six of Wands Finances/Money Meaning

In financial matters, the Six of Wands reveals that you make great progress in increasing your wealth. You can closely observe how your wealth is slowly but steadily growing. Concrete goals and plans help you on your path.

You have already reached some milestones, but it would be a mistake to rest on your laurels now. Keep on the ball and in a few years, you will be able to enjoy comfortable prosperity.

The Six of Wands symbolizes that you should show gratitude to the people who have always supported your financial ventures. That does not necessarily have to be through monetary contributions.

Words of thanks or common experiences, given to other people, strengthen your friendly and financial relationship lastingly.

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Upright Six of Wands Destiny Meaning

As a destiny card, the Six of Wands means that you will receive great recognition for your life’s work. You never lost sight of your goal and worked on it with great ambition.

You always cared about the well-being of the people around you, whom you supported with words and deeds. Let them celebrate you now and accept their thanks.

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Upright Six of Wands Personality

The Six of Wands represents a personality that is very eager for recognition from others. Such a person likes to be the center of attention and wants his achievements to be noticed by those around him.

Likewise, this card reveals someone being process-oriented in his actions and thinking. He focuses not only on the goal but equally on the way to get there.

Upright Six of Wands Tarot Past/Future


You like to think back to when you were united with dear people. These intimate feelings help you to overcome phases of loneliness.

In days gone by, you received a lot of appreciation for your deeds. Such a form of respect is a valuable source of strength.


You will soon make decisive progress in an important project. Your progress will be unstoppable.

You are about to achieve a real triumph in life for which you have been working for some time. You may present your successes to the world.

Upright Six of Wands Tarot Card – Yes or No

The Six of Wands is a clear yes to your question. You will make great progress on your question if you choose yes. A long-term triumph can come your way and move you forward.

Your breakthrough will even extend to other areas of your life if you stand behind your decision.

Reversed Six of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Reversed Six of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Six of Wands Reversed Tarot card represents a serious setback that you had to suffer recently. Despite all the time and energy, you put into a long-awaited goal, the corresponding success, unfortunately, failed to materialize.

Such a defeat is initially very frustrating and makes you doubt the feasibility of your project. But every setback is a good opportunity for you to analyze exactly which mistakes you made and how you can avoid them in the future.

It may be worthwhile to reflect once again whether it is worth the further effort to implement your plans or whether, with the help of your experiences, you can dedicate yourself to new goals that have a better chance of success at the moment.

Another meaning of the Six of Wands Reversed is that you are excluded and do not receive recognition for your deeds.

Your expectations in an endeavor may have been too high. Instead of recognition, you have only received a lot of criticism and gloating for not fully realizing your goals.

As a result, you are shunned and ostracized by certain people because they do not believe in your abilities. Such exclusion may cause you to doubt your own skills and lower your self-confidence.

Do not remain in such situations. Instead, look for new fields of activity in which you can transform your knowledge and skills into successes, which will then receive appreciation.

The Six of Wands Reversed warns you not to proceed too egoistically as a lone fighter. Complex goals require a high degree of support from other people.

If you are fixated only on your own needs, you will soon stand very alone. In addition, it is very difficult to muster the necessary energy and time all by yourself to turn great visions into reality.

Look for well-meaning helpers and always have their concerns and wishes in mind so that together under your leadership you can successfully master even the most difficult challenges and all can benefit from it.

Reversed Six of Wands Tarot Love Meaning


The Six of Wands Reversed Tarot card symbolizes a serious setback in your love life.

A promising connection with a person has unfortunately turned out to be a fallacy. You see no progress regarding your dating, despite all the energy and time you have put into attracting a partner.

Unfortunately, True love is not so easy to calculate or predict but is an equation with many unknown variables.

But the more you take away valuable experiences from your setbacks in love, the better the calculation will work out in your future partner search and give you a happy relationship as a result.

The Six of Wands Reversed also shows that you are very doubtful about yourself since you still haven’t found a suitable partner despite investing a lot of time and energy. Your dates, for which you prepare well, often end up with you standing alone again and starting all over.

Don’t let your self-doubt get you down, but instead try to reflect on which aspects of your partner search you could change or try out again so that you can once again enjoy togetherness with a loved one by your side.


In a love tarot context, the Six of Wands Reversed stands for the fact that your partner increasingly tries to exclude you from his life. You do very little together. Your attempts to experience something together fail because of reluctance and rejection.

It is possible that this behavior is just a short-term mood due to a conflict or that there is a deep-seated problem in your life together.

Talk to your partner and reveal your feelings of exclusion so that you can find a way together or separately.

Another meaning of the Six of Wands Reversed is that one part behaves very selfishly in your relationship and suppresses the other one.

Although it is helpful that each partner in a relationship has their own head and opinion, it becomes problematic when only one’s own needs are seen and pursued without consideration for the other.

Here only a clear discussion and the demand for more equality and appreciation within the partnership can help.

Reversed Six  of Wands Health Meaning

The Six of Wands Reversed represents a setback during a recovery process. Despite
initial small progress, your symptoms of illness have returned in full force.

You feel as if the efforts of the last weeks and months have been in vain. Do not despair because often recovery is not a linear process but has ups and downs you must overcome.

Another aspect of the Six of Wands Reversed is that you rely mainly on your own judgment regarding your health. You are often very critical of outside advice because you may have had bad experiences with it in the past.

However, too much distrust of medical professionals can be detrimental to your health.

Reversed Six of Wands Career Meaning

The Six of Wands Reversed reveals that you have fallen out of favor in your company. The working atmosphere is awful because you are excluded from important team processes.

Make an effort to clarify why your colleagues exclude you in this way. If your attempt fails, you should look for another job as soon as possible.

In addition, the Six of Wands Reversed stands for a failure of one of your professional plans. A project has not been completed successfully or you may have been passed over for a promotion.

In any case, you should reflect without prejudice on the reasons why you were not successful. That way, you can better prepare yourself for the next professional opportunity that comes your way.

Reversed Six of Wands Finances/Money Meaning

The Six of Wands Reversed can symbolize a severe setback in your financial plans. Often this is due to a bad investment or an unapproved loan, which costs you a lot of money.

First, recover sufficiently from the financial loss. Then you can try again but this time you will be better prepared.

Another characteristic of the Six of Wands Reversed is that you have difficulties obtaining new funds. The bank or your family will no longer give you a loan because you have been in arrears in the past.

Do not be bitter about this, but try to re-establish a trustful relationship with your lenders, for example, by offering new collateral.

Reversed Six of Wands Destiny Meaning

The Six of Wands Reversed reveals for your destiny that other people ostracize you. Try to find out why you have fallen from grace and be self-critical.

Often you can clear up misunderstandings with a conversation and thus straighten out your relationships.

Reversed Six of Wands Personality

The Six of Wands reversed shows a selfish trait. The person thinks mainly of himself and constantly puts his own needs and abilities in the foreground.

Furthermore, the card describes a personality that is strongly influenced by setbacks. Defeats are hard to overcome and the person often blames himself.

Reversed Six of Wands Tarot Past/Future


Lately, you have often been a victim of exclusion. But you have not let it get you down and have grown from it.

Although you have suffered some setbacks in the past, you have only become stronger through this experience.


Be careful that you do not fall into disgrace soon by careless statements. Wrong words are sometimes difficult to correct.

In the future, you will have to rely on the help of others. However, if you only use your head, you will soon find yourself alone.

Reversed Six of Wands Tarot Card – Yes or No

In this matter, if you make the wrong decision, you risk of suffering a serious setback in your endeavor.

When you consider various factors in your choice, a no will clearly manifest in your mind’s eye.

The Wands Tarot Card Meanings