Six of Wands Tarot Card Meanings

Pamela Coleman Smith, 1909

Six of Wands Keywords: Success, Victory, Recognition, Rewards

Six of Wands Tarot Card Description

In the Six of Wands, we see a man riding a white horse and carrying a staff topped with a laurel wreath. The people walking alongside him are also carrying staves. The image is dominated by the horse and rider. The horse is draped in a green blanket representing wealth and profit. The red of the rider’s cloak represents ambition, and his yellow undergarments represent happiness. The laurel wreaths on his head and hanging from his staff represent victory and success

What The Six of Wands Means In A Tarot Reading

This is the card of victory and triumph. You’re about to achieve a goal or reach a milestone you’ve been aiming for. It’s been a struggle to reach this point, but now you’re basking in glory. Success is yours. You’ve worked hard for this achievement and you’re feeling happy and proud.  

People around you are going to see your success and applaud it. They’re happy for you and, for the moment at least, they look up to you. You’re like a beacon of light and hope for those around you. If you lead a team, then you will lead them to victory too. This is a wonderful time for you.

You should be proud of your achievements and hold your head high. You’ve put in toil and effort to achieve your success and you have every reason to be proud of the outcome.

This is the realization of your hopes and dreams. You have achieved the success you were striving for. You’re not finished yet, however. This is a journey, and your destination is in the distance, out of view and not visible in the card. You still have quite a distance to go and there’s more success in your future.

The Six of Wands also appears when there’s great news coming your way. Perhaps news of a promotion you’ve been working towards.

This is a wonderful card to see in a reading, however there are a couple of things to be aware of when you see it. One thing to bear in mind is the fickleness of the crowd. People are celebrating your success right now, but how long will this last? It also isn’t clear how satisfied this victory will make you feel. Often, we strive for something, but when we achieve it, the reality isn’t quite how we imagined.

The Six of Wands Love And Relationships Tarot Meaning

The Six of Wands is always a lovely card to see in a reading and relationship readings are no different. If you’re looking for love, then this card is telling you that you’re going to be successful. People around you are noticing you and find you very attractive. There’s a strong likelihood that you’re about to meet someone with whom you’ll be very happy.

If you’re already in a relationship, then whatever struggles you’ve been through are coming to an end. This is a time of happiness. You’re about to achieve whatever it was you’ve been striving towards as a couple – maybe you’ll move in together, find a new home, make a commitment.

Friends and family will see how happy you are in your relationship, and they’ll celebrate and be happy for you.

The Six of Wands Career Tarot Meaning

The Six of Wands is closely aligned to the Arts and Sciences. A career in these areas is likely to be successful for you. Likewise, any project that you’re working on in the area of the Arts or Science will be successful.

More generally, if you’re reading about your career and the Six of Wands comes up then you’re heading for success. If you’re inquiring about a particular job or career path, the cards are telling you that it will bring you acclaim and glory. You’ll be very successful on this path and will receive the admiration of your peers.

It’s likely that you’ll lead others, or that you’ll be seen as a leader or expert in your field. People will look to you for direction and guidance.

The Six of Wands may also point to an upcoming promotion, or perhaps a bonus or reward for your work. Maybe you’ve completed a project that took a lot of effort and diligence to finish. If so, your efforts are being recognized and you’ll be rewarded for it.