Seven of Wands

Holistic Tarot card meanings and correspondences for the 7 of Wands

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

The 7 of Wands is fiery Mars in fiery Leo. In a fight, this is the energy that well and truly pulls no punches. This card gives us a message that we need to stand firm and fight for what we know is right.

Typically, this card shows up when people are ganging up on us. For instance, you could have decided to go down ‘the path less traveled by’ and now face a chorus of objections, often belonging to friends and family.

Turn up the volume to ‘I did it my way’ and proceed dear Earth Angel. You have permission from the ‘higher-ups’ when this card shows up.

The 7 of Wands could also show up to ready you for a fight to protect the interests of someone vulnerable. In that case, it won’t be so much about signing a petition (although that is great too) but starting the campaign and getting others to sign.  This is a card of leadership and yes… aggression. Just make sure to channel it the right way – act assertively rather than with rage.


Affirmation: “I have the courage to speak up for the underdog and for myself.”


7 of Wands Prayer

Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for giving me the courage to stand my ground. Help me to protect those in my care and keep me safe. So mote it be!


Correspondences for the 7 of Wands

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Planet: Mars

Archangel: Raziel (Angel of Leo) and Camael (Ruler of Mars)

Gemstone: Red jasper, fire agate

Scent: Cedarwood


The 7 of Wands in Love and Relationships

You need to find a way of expressing yourself creatively and to not use the relationship or your partner as a ‘crutch.’ You may be involved in tough competition at work or putting a lot of effort into seeing a creative project to the end in spite of being surrounded by naysayers. Coping with the demands of a lover may be too much right now.

If ill-dignified or reversed, there are some serious self-confidence issues going on and it’s possible that you look for recognition as ‘Mrs so-and-so’ rather than as an individual in your own right.

Sexually, this Mars in Leo card is very potent. Perhaps this is where you need to channel all your frustration?