Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meanings

Pamela Coleman Smith, 1909

Seven of Wands Keywords: Competition, Challenge, Determination

Seven of Wands Tarot Card Description

Here we see a man standing on what A.E. Waite describes as a ‘craggy eminence’. He has a staff, or wand, gripped firmly in his two hands. His stance is strong and defensive. We see six wands facing him. He seems to be backed into a defensive position and is resolutely facing the six wands. The sky behind him is a bright, clear blue, symbolizing his clear conscience.

What The Seven of Wands Means In A Tarot Reading

Your position is being challenged. People have seen your success and they want to drag you down. They want what you have. Rest assured though, you’re more than capable of defending your position. You may feel pressured and under attack from all sides, but you will stand your ground and hold your own. You have what it takes to face off your opponents.

In the card image we see six attacking one. You feel backed into a corner at this time and your only option is to face your attackers and fight. This is a time to be courageous. Running isn’t an option and, even if it was, you wouldn’t want to. You’ll want to stand your ground and defend your position. Don’t wait to defend yourself. The time for action is now.

The Seven of Wands Love And Relationships Tarot Meaning

In a relationship reading, the Seven of Wands may indicate that you’re feeling defensive. There may be conflict between you and your partner, and you feel backed into a corner. If this is the case, stand up for yourself and defend your position. The Seven of Wands is showing you doing just this. You don’t need to lash out. It’s enough to make your boundaries clear and stand your ground. You’re more than capable of holding your own in this situation.

Alternatively, you may be facing opposition to your relationship. Others, for whatever reason, may be against your relationship and put pressure on you to end it. Don’t give in to this pressure. The Seven of Wands shows you defending your relationship and it shows that you will overcome your opponents and their criticism. This will be a difficult time, but you will win in the end.

If you’re single and looking for love, then the Seven of Wands predicts that you’re not going to find love easily and, when you do, you’ll need to fight for it. In other words, people will be against your new relationship from the start. But the Seven of Wands shows you standing your ground, defending your relationship, and coming out on top. You will find love in the end. Not everyone in your life will be happy about it, but if you’re strong and defend your relationship, then it will all work out well for you.

The Seven of Wands Career Tarot Meaning

When the Seven of Wands appears in a career reading, you should be prepared to stand up for yourself. It may be that you’re involved in negotiating a business deal, or a new contract, and you feel backed into a corner with no-one on your side. Stand your ground. Make sure your voice is heard. You’ll get through this impasse if you hold firm.

It’s also likely that you’re facing, or will very soon be facing, open hostility in the workplace. It’ll feel as though everyone is against you. Again, you must stand firm against your opponents. You’re more than a match for them.

You’ve worked hard for your position and the success you’ve achieved. Your colleagues may be jealous of your success. When you see the Seven of Wands, it’s likely they’ll challenge your position and try to bring you down. Again, you’re more than a match for this opposition. You’ve worked hard to get where you are, you deserve to be there, and you’ll keep your position if you remain resolute and firm.

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