Six od Swords Tarot Card

Six od Swords
Tarot Card: Six od Swords
Planet: Jupiter
keywords: Learning, Moving On, Hope
Affirmation: I see the true nature of all things in my life.
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Meaning: General - Love - Career - Health
Timeline: Past - Present - Future
Other: Reversed
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Six od Swords Meaning

Representing the time of hope and moving on to a new phase of life when we haven’t yet dealt with our past entirely, but we know that we must turn to something new now, Six of Swords takes us on a special journey. It is a card of specific and touchable knowledge, a link between our thoughts and the process of creation. It shows us that there is a way out of any ordeal however sad or burdened we might be and stands for the process of transition and change when we don’t see the other shore clearly just yet. Here, we are already on a journey and feel it in our heart that different times and circumstances are ahead of us. The focus on the inner child has been restored, and a person is finally about to do what is best for their life's journey to grow, learn, expanding the essence of the Soul to new heights. This is a spiritual card as much as it is exact and practical, and we need to understand that its essence is not only in moving away from painful circumstances or issues, but the moment where our mind connects the dots and it becomes clear that our heart needs nurturing more than anything else.


In a love story, the Six of Swords might represent the point where a conflict between two people has ended and been resolved, and both of them are ready to evolve and move on, together, or separately. All of the necessary information is already there and there is no more dilemma, but the sadness might take over in waves and make us doubt decisions we’ve already made for our own wellbeing. Here, it is important to remember that we all have our deepest desire to connect with other human beings, and without understanding and compassion, little will be achieved in any relationship.


Career is most often marked by this card when a person is taking a new direction, sometimes even entirely changing the course of their professional expertise. It signifies failures from the past that have been overcome and a new position at work that brings more benefit and personal satisfaction. On the other hand, it shows that we are still holding on to certain events that took place and might signify the presence of fear in the face of new projects and endeavors that we are not yet ready to fully embrace and metabolize.


A lot of tenderness is needed when the Six of Swords is found in a health reading. It requires time for grieving, self-care, the process of reconnecting with the Self, yoga, training, and all the things that allow us to remember what our actual physical needs are and feel them in their entirety. A long illness might have ended, but we are still covered by a dark cloud of fear and overthinking, unable to feel as healthy as we have a chance to be. It signifies chronic conditions and long battles of our immune system that are finally over, but we need time to see that we are, in fact, finally free.

Six od Swords Reversed

Reversed setting of the Six of Swords speaks of the importance of changes that we might be resisting at the moment. On the other hand, it stands as the point where we wish to rush forwards but we haven’t finished with what was already started and we have to look back one more time. Whatever the case, there is a discrepancy between the need of the time from our own inner striving, as if we have decided to take the course of destiny into our own two hands when the bite is too big for us to swallow. Come to terms with the fact that you are only human and each ending in your life has its purpose, in its fullest and most productive manifestation. As soon as one door is closed, a different door will open ahead of you.

Six od Swords Time Line

Past - The reading for the past with such a strong symbol of clarity of mind shows that we set sails to come to this point in time from a position that was obviously worse than any situation we are facing today. There was enough time for grieving and contemplation, our lessons have been learned, and we know exactly what to anticipate this time around. The same mistakes shouldn’t be repeated again but we are to be aware of the process we are in, along with its possible ups and downs.

Present - Six of Swords will come in our reading for the present when we are in a state of mind where we finally understand the situation, but don’t clearly see our direction just yet. This is kind of a lost moment, when we are not aware of our own movement, but feel righteous with our morals set in place and our knowledge grown and ready to interact with the world in new ways. Facts are facts and what happened in the past is about to be left where it belongs – in the past.

Future - Whatever we are going through right now, needs to round up in a cycle and move us towards the next step of learning and personal development. This card shows that things we are going through today might be a bit more difficult or disturbing than they seem to be. It reminds us to reevaluate our decisions, check our own heart for signals that we have been missing all along, so we can be certain about the possible toxicity or dangers behind the scenes.

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