The appearance of the 6 of Wands (Jupiter in Leo) is a sign that things are going your way because you took a stance and acted with courage. Bravo! You taste the victory… Is it as sweet as you imagined? The truth is that victory which only serves to glorify the ego will leave a bitter after-taste.
“There was a saying that a man’s true character was revealed in defeat. I thought it was also revealed in victory.”
~ Alison Goodman
“In Victory: Magnanimity”
~ Winston Churchill
Our angels want us to enjoy good fortune – not so that we will be better off than others but so that we will be better equipped to help others.
When the 6 of Wands shows up as action advice, we need to pluck up our courage and step outside our comfort zone. This is easier if we know our WHY and live to serve others.
This card is also an indication of leadership ability and the kind of charisma that enables a person to magnetise a following.
The shadow side of the 6 of Wands is pride and egotism. It is always good to examine our motives when this card shows up.
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”
~ C. S. Lewis
Affirmation: “Faith in my WHY allows me to bravely step outside my comfort zone.”
6 of Wands Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, thank you for life’s small and big victories. Help me stay humble and to use my achievements for the Highest Good. So mote it be!
Correspondences for the 6 of Wands
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Archangel: Michael, ruler of the Element of Fire
Gemstone: Fire agate, pyrite, lapis lazuli
Essential oils: Cinnamon, orange, musk
The 6 of Wands in Love and Relationships
Although this card, in its negative aspect, can indicate the kind of pride that goes before fall and leads to untold pain and suffering in a relationship, it usually means great mutual enjoyment and lots of fun. This 6 corresponds to Jupiter in Leo so, as a couple, you are likely to want to have a good time. You could be planning a great night out, a weekend getaway or even a holiday abroad.
The good times are rolling and sexual chemistry is sizzling. This is definitely one of the cards that indicates that the sap is rising.
Reversed or ill-dignified, this card could indicate that pride is getting in the way of straightforward communication. One or both of you could be engaged in psychological patterns of withholding and choosing to shut your heart down.
However, it can also mean that one of you is suffering from low self-esteem after having been demoted or even laid off at work, which in turn is affecting the relationship. Try to be understanding of your partner if this is the case and don’t take it personally!
Single and looking
To a single person, the 6 of Wands could simply mean that your confidence is high and that you’re enjoying life. Perhaps you have recently been promoted or received other kinds of recognition at work. Either way, your confidence levels are currently boosting your pulling power.
If, on the other hand, the card is reversed or ill-dignified, low self-esteem could be an issue that you need to address.
The Marseille Tarot image in this post is from the CBD Tarot by Yoav Ben-Dov.