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Six of Swords meaning​

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The Six of Swords is a powerful card of healing and change. Weary and previously overwhelmed, it lets go of pressure and releases an energy that offers permission to move on and leave the past behind. In letting go of this regret and pain, there is a creation of space for new beginnings. Thus, the Six of Swords is a YES card.

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Detailed meanings of the Six of Swords

Egyptian Grand Etteilla Tarot 6 of swords

CARD NUMBER 58. – Six of Swords.


Upright. – Travels. Efforts that will succeed.

Reversed. – Revelations, declaration of love.

6 of swords tarot card advice mainTime and tide wait for no man.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

React Quickly and Without Hesitation

None of us can slow time for any reason. Even when we want nothing more than an extra moment to think, it can feel like we are constantly being pushed to keep going. This is the natural order of things, and there are times in life where different reactions to this trend are more appropriate than others. Sometimes it is best to force ourselves to slow down, appreciating the little things as they come instead of constantly struggling to get ahead of the flow of time. However, now is not one of those times. You are on the precipice of a great decision, and you don’t have time to think. Hesitation and overthinking are your greatest enemies; now is a time of action and commitment. Chances are, this great decision is not unexpected. You have had a significant amount of time to contemplate every possible course of action, even if you don’t want to admit it. There is no more time for you to ready yourself, as it is time for you to move forward with your plan of action without delay. Don’t let yourself get distracted by the voices of others than may seek to sow the seeds of doubt in your mind, and have confidence in the fact that you are making the most well-informed decision based on your knowledge of the situation at hand. You don’t need the permission of those around you to do what you believe to be best given the circumstances. Looking back on this moment in the future, you will find that your ability to think on your toes and make rapid decisions has lead you exactly where you need to be in order to keep moving forward at a much more comfortable place.
6 of swords meaning for relationship Relationships don’t always move at a consistent pace. Even the most passionate romance can cool to an even flame, falling into a cycle of consistency and comfort. However, this cycle can also run in the opposite direction; even relationships that haven’t seen any significant development in some time can suddenly heat up again in the blink of an eye. This rapid change isn’t always expected, and may sometimes require quick thinking in order to avoid any serious damage to the relationship as a whole. Big change is on the horizon for your love life. It could potentially manifest as either a positive or negative change, but either way, it holds the potential to completely uproot the current dynamics of your relationship. Perhaps your partner is considering proposing soon, but you are still unsure of whether or not you are ready to marry them. Or maybe you’ve been a little carless with your physical intimacy as of late, and have had to deal with a pregnancy scare as a result. Whatever the specifics of your circumstances, you may have no choice but to make a quick decision without any significant window of time for thought and consideration. However, you should not let your uncertainty or doubt move you to inaction; instead, listen to your instincts as they guide you forward with your decision. While you may not have much time to seriously consider all of the possible outcomes, your gut will generally point you in the right direction by using the unspoken knowledge that you have of your life and current situation. Have faith that you will make the right decision, even if others don’t give you their blessing.
Six of Swords meaning tarot


A ferryman carrying passengers in his punt to the further shore. The course is smooth, and seeing that the freight is light, it may be noted that the work is not beyond his strength.

Divinatory Meanings: Journey by water, route, way, envoy, commissionary, expedient.

Reversed: Declaration, confession, publicity; one account says that it is a proposal of love.

6 of swords meaning for job and career Most careers are going to have some sort of competition amongst people in the same field. While this is normal and somewhat healthy, when pushed to the extreme, it can serve to create and incredibly toxic work environment. Sometimes, you may find competition in places where it doesn’t belong, such as on a team of coworkers that are meant to all be working together towards a common goal. In order to properly cope with this competitive attitude, many tend to adopt a similarly aggressive attitude. Part of being aggressive in this way is being able to make quick and strategic moves based on the actions of your opponents; many times, you won’t have enough time to contemplate your plan of action before you are forced to formulate a response. In these situations, it is important that you are able to move and adapt quickly while simultaneously keeping a clear vision of your ultimate goals. Someone that you see as an opponent in the workplace may be on the verge of making a drastic move; one that you will have to think on your feet to counter. Perhaps they are thinking of spreading a nasty rumor about you amongst your coworkers, one that could severely damage your reputation should it reach your supervisors. Or perhaps a competing business owner is about to introduce a new product that is high in demand; something that you don’t offer through your business. It is important that you recognize this move right away so as to properly react in a way that both minimizes the potential damage and maximizes your potential gain. Find a way to prove that this coworker is spreading a false rumor and report it to management before they have a chance to hear it on their own. Pay close attention to and keep up with the current trends so that no matter how the market shifts, you have a solution that is one step ahead of the competition. By watching and paying close attention to even the smallest of signals, you will be able to counter a move before it has even been properly carried out. This does not necessarily mean that you should be paranoid; in many cases, your competitor may not be doing anything that is meant to be a personal attack on you or your business. Instead, take this as a sign to keep on your toes and stay alert.
6 of swords reversed main meaning Having to make a quick decision does not necessarily mean that you should throw all logic and reason to the wind. When The 6 of Swords appears in the reversed position, it may be a sign that you are moving forward without a clear vision of the goal that you wish to accomplish. While this does not mean that you should hold yourself back from acting in a timely manner, you may need to reconsider the motivations that are influencing your decision making. Move forward with focus and conviction, as that will give you the mental fortitude to keep working towards your ultimate goal. You may need to make some major decisions very quickly, but this doesn’t mean that you should be any less dedicated to seeing them through to the end.

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The Six of Swords represents leaving a situation that no longer serves you. You have been in the midst of troubled times, and after thought and contemplation, you are doing what is best – walking away. There is sadness surrounding the image this card, but it does offer a hopeful YES.

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Six of Swords meaning in a card spread. Try the original Cardarium readings.

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