The Six of Wands

Tarot Card Meaning & Interpretation

The Six of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Symbolism and Interpretation

The Six of Wands


A group of activists are rallying before a parade. Four are carrying staffs, and one is carrying a “Fight or (illegible)” sign on a staff. Another person is wearing a red cloak and a laurel wreath. She is holding a staff on which is hung a laurel wreath and she is seated upon a white horse. Another person is holding the bridle of the horse.



Fighting for a cause. Victory. 


Bad leadership. Resting on laurels. 

Upright Meaning

A parade can be a celebration or a march to draw awareness to a mission or cause that one supports. Either way it is movement that draws attention to one’s favored activity or project.

An affirmation of self and one’s associates or group, whether it be a holiday parade, a pride parade, a march on the capitol to demand justice.

Political Activism. A public gathering to bring awareness to one’s cause. A march on a place of power to highlight injustices and demand change.

Transition from which there can be no turning back: things cannot go back to the way they were before.

A charismatic leader who can bring about great change if they can transform the motivational event into sustained action.

Reversed Meaning

A rally or event does not go as planned and devolves into chaos and violence. A con artist: a charismatic leader who builds a following based upon lies and deceit. Corrupt leadership.

A lack of knowledge or planning. Initial enthusiasm does not translate to action: people will show up for the rally but do not have what it takes to turn it into sustained or sustainable action and activism.

People who are not willing to do the long-term hard work. the gathering and followers will dissipate and drift away.

Resting on one’s laurels.

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