Six of Swords Tarot Card

Six of Swords Tarot Card
Tarot Card Meanings: Tarot Reading and Understanding The Six of Swords Tarot Card

The Six of Swords typically refers to the distancing of oneself from conflict, strife, and difficulty. The suffering is over. A new path has been cleared and you can expect things to flow more smoothly.

Upright Six of Swords Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading
In an upright position, the Six of Swords signifies the relief of stress after a difficult situation of phase in one’s life. You are now moving into a new period of tranquility and peace of mind.  If you are asking about a specific situation, expect advantageous changes. Things can turn in your favor. In a tarot reading, The Six of Swords may also indicate travel. You may also have someone visit you from a distant location.
In some cases, the Six of Swords tarot meanings can indicate the need to explore your past issues and relationships. It’s important to ask yourself how much of your past is following you. In terms of a love tarot reading, The Six of Swords may indicate that you are now ready to leave a relationship that is not healthy or one that has not been working for you. This is an excellent time to break from old behaviors and negative thinking. Quit fighting and go with the flow.

  • Relief from stress and anxiety
  • Going with the flow
  • Vacation or travel
  • Leaving unhealthy situations

Reversed Six of Swords Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading
In its reversed position, the Six of Swords refers to a difficulty in moving beyond conflict and tension. You may feel stuck and unable to move forward with your life. Things have come to a standstill and progress has been delayed.  Travel plans may be halted or delayed. Perhaps you are feeling trapped and are unable to see a way out of your difficulties.

In a tarot reading, the reversed Six of Swords signifies the need to become more conscious of your current situations. Are you in any denial? Is there something you’re reluctant to look at?  The Six of Wands urges you to confront your difficulties and become open to alternative solutions. Sometimes, the reversed Six of Swords indicates that issues from your past are sabotaging your current situations. This is particularly true in one’s relationships. On some level, you may be experiencing internal conflict and discord that is infringing upon your personal growth. You have more work ahead of you.

  • Difficulty leaving an unhealthy situation
  • Standstills or delays
  • Feeling trapped
  • Wrong directions or choices

To learn more about the Six of Swords and relationships, see the Love Tarot section.

  © 2010 All Rights Reserved. Images of individual tarot cards are from the Aquatic Tarot Deck created by Andreas Schröter and are used with his permission. They are for example purposes only.


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