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Six of Wands - Tarot Card Meanings

Key Symbolism


success, victory, achievements, recognition, conquest, rewards, pride, high self-esteem, self-confidence, popularity, good reputation, glory, pride, arrogance, leadership.



In the 6 of Wands card we see a man on a white horse. He wears an orange-colored cape and has a victory wreath on his head. The wand in is hand is also decorated with a wreath. It symbolizes a victory or success. He seems to be proud of what he has achieved. Several people are walking beside him. All of them are holding wands. They seem to be celebrating with him.




The number six stands for harmony. The Six of Wands symbolizes victory, glory and a good reputation. It can represent a situation when you have reached a goal you can be proud of. Maybe there are people looking up to you and admiring you. Maybe you received praise and recognition for something you achieved. Six of Wands also symbolizes high self-esteem and confidence. Another meaning is pride - depending on the position this can have a negative meaning, since pride can stand in the way of your own happiness.

Love Meaning


In a love reading the Six of Wands can symbolize that you admire your partner and that you are proud of them or the other way around. It can indicate that you look up to and feel like you can learn from them. It can also indicate that you have reached something together, that you can be proud of, and that you are a good team and fully supporting each other. Another meaning is to be admired by the opposite sex. When you had a fight and this card shows up, it can hint at pride. Maybe you or your partner does not want to give in out of pride. The persons in the background follow the man on the horse. In some cases this card could mean that in a relationship one partner likes the other to take the lead. 


As Feelings

If you ask how someone feels for you Six of Wands can indicate that the person in question admires you. They might be impressed by you and look up to  you. They might feel like wanting to join you, and be part of what you enjoy doing. It can also indicate that this person feels proud to be with you or that you make them feel special and admired. More negatively, if you had a fight recently, it could represent pride. In this case it is unlikely that they will give in. 

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