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The Temperance card often comes up in a reading when you need to learn or understand the concept of all things in moderation.

It is a card of joining forces, working together, uniting opposites, and spiritual balance with the end result being a harmonious mix of all things. It begs the question: In what ways are you over extending yourself or being too rigid? Like most cards in the Rider Waite deck, this card is rich in symbolism. Temperance by its very meaning is a bending of ones will to direction of the almighty. The card depicts this through multiple layers of symbolism. Usually noticed first is how the card shows an archangel (often said to be Michael) mixing water between two chalices as a representation of balance between the elements and the dissolution of the liquids between each other. Both he and the mountains in the background are touched with a halo of gold, radiating understanding that comes with age and time. A commonly missed symbolism is the feet of the angel, one in the water and one upon the land which reinforces the concept of balance and of both body and mind.

Many querants will be reactive to this card, because often it is shining light on a flaw within them or within a relationship that they are seeking to develop. Temperance calls to questions your true priorities in life and requires that you be sure that you are not the one blocking your own success by stretching yourself too thin or unwilling to meet in the middle on a significant issue. Try hard to see things from the universe’s perspective and understand that the tarot is not pointing a finger at you directly, but merely trying to guide you to lessen your load. Taking on too much or too little can be detrimental to your purpose at this time.

Temperance in Love

When seeking advice from the tarot about love and relationships, the Temperance card indicates a need for balance in either the relationship your relationship. If you are currently single then the card is more direct and states that there is likely something blocking you from love in your life and usually represents the fact that you are giving too much in another area. For example, you are looking for love but are you really ready for it? Are there other commitments in your life such as work or family that are holding you back and taking too many resources and creating a situation where you are unlikely to be successful?

In a relationship setting, the Temperance card will show a need for balance between both individuals. Usually this card is drawn when compromise and compassion is needed between two individuals. It can represent fighting and strife that is unnecessary if both parties are willing to meet in the middle and try to stand in the other person’s shoes. Remember that you are in the relationship with your partner for a reason and when this card comes up it is apparent that there is a true emotional connection. It is a positive card that tells you that this relationship is worth the extra effort at this time.

Temperance in Health

In regards to health and wellness, the Temperance card is an omen that you need to either take it back or turn it up a notch. Both ends of the spectrum can be bad for one’s health – being slothful or being too lax with your health can be just as bad as overexerting yourself or doing too much. We usually see this card when health issues are on the rise and it is likely that you have already noticed deterioration with your wellness in some way. The positive news is that it is not too late to do something positive and see improvement. Think of this as a warning to take a keen look at your own mind and body and see where additional care needs to be taken. The answer will be quite obvious as rarely ever does someone in peak physical condition pull this card. If you feel however that physical health is not a problem, it is also indicative of mental health and can do not ignore signs or symptoms of anxiety, depression, or over indulgent behavior.

Temperance in Work and Wealth

Right now you need to take your money and put it under your mattress and be careful of taking risks. While the card itself means balance, more often than not when it comes to money and career it is a sign to take a step back and be more conservative with your income. It’s a touchy time for you to be taking huge risks in either avenue of your life. You need to be very careful with actions you take and possibilities that seem to arise at this time are not as good as they seem. Often this card will show that it is a good time to wait on an opportunity that arises, stating that with patience you will see a better one down the road that will pan out more fruitfully for you. A rule of thumb with the Temperance card and financial aspects be it money or work is: If it’s too good to be true… it probably is.

Temperance Tarot Card Reversed

Reversed Temperance in a reading

In the reversed position indicates a personal balance is needed and the card is usually more internal than external. Rather than looking around and pointing fingers at others, now is an excellent time to see where you personally can scale back, create harmony in a rough situation, or literally suck it up. With the reversal of Temperance we see an even wider swing of negativity around as well. Health problems you have require more attentive care, financial problems need to be curbed immediately, and in relationships you need to seek the truth of the matter before making a decision. Often this card is drawn when a person is in a downward spiral situation and is unable to see the rational side of the problem. You need to stop and ask yourself where you could use assistance in your life to get back on track and possibly consider seeking advice from others to turn your perspective to a more productive and healthy outlook.

The Fool

The Fool is the card of wild abandon and new beginnings.

In the life cycle of the Tarot, the Fool is the start of the story. He represents our childlike selves or the beginning of a cycle. The Fool is often depicted as a young person, with a knapsack in hand who is going places. And what will be the final destination? No one knows, but it does not matter. For the Fool, the lesson is in the movement, in the adventure of Chance. The Fool often shows up in a reading as a reminder that we are taking life too seriously.

The Fool represents our childlike selves. The person we were before we understood that life can be burdened with an inordinate amount of responsibility. He tells us to break the routine, to try something new even if an experience ends up not turning out exactly the way that we thought it would. Bringing in new adventures and experiences builds character, and too often as a part of the human condition, we get stuck in the monotony of our lives and routines, afraid to ever make a change.

The Fool tells us that it is healthy to break a routine now and again. How else can we gain perspective and appreciation for the life that we have created for ourselves? Embrace spontaneity to find the truth. Shake things up. Express yourself. Do not be callous or cruel, but make changes and give in to laughter. The possibilities are endless, be joyous now. When this card shows up in your reading, consider yourself invincible. There is a step or choice that needs to be made that will propel you forward to the next stage of your development. You cannot and should not ignore this message. Look for opportunities that sprout up around you to do something that you hadn’t considered before, and then consider it. With the Fool, you are encouraged to throw your fear aside.

Here you will find understanding of all of the cycles of life, that death and birth will come and you no longer have to be afraid of what you do not know. Here in this adventure, you are invincible. The Eternal optimist, the Fool is lucky because he knows no other way of being. He symbolizes unmitigated joy and he floats from experience to experience. The Fool is honest and hardworking and explains that being forthright is the key to releasing us from our constraints of stunted secrecy. Now is the time to make a choice, to lay out your goals and begin accomplishing them. He promises clarity at the end of the movement because no matter what happens when you put change into motion, change is what you will find. If you can find the joy in the change, then you will find happiness.

The Fool In Love

Often we hear the saying, ‘Only fools give in’ or, ‘foolishly in love.’ These sayings are designed to express a level of care-free behavior that has at times been knocked down in today’s skeptical society. There is an overall sentiment that foolish means stupid and that you should always be in control. But this is not so always in life. Responsibility and foolishness both have their place in the cycle of your life. If you ignore the fool within, the romantic, the jester then you might become only a shell of yourself and your existence can feel pointless. Open yourself up to the endless possibility that this card signifies. Whilst pursuing counsel through the tarot about love and relationships the Fool says to tear down the walls that surround your heart and have some fun with the wild and ecstatic energy of love.

Now is an excellent time to pursue new love, to feel silly with someone or just to fall unconditionally in love with you. Embrace your inner fool and trust that falling into this phase is the point. If you get some cuts and bruises, brush yourself off and try again. When you feel fear, remember that you are never alone. Doubt is no more than indecision taking up residence in your heart. Make a decision, any decision and you will become free of the chains that bind you. You are blessed in the phase of the Fool.

The Fool in Health

When it comes to health and wellness, the Fool card shows that there is more to be discovered within the body and emphasizes the need for physical activity. This card will usually show up if you have been living a somewhat dormant existence. Now is the time to get up off the couch and to pursue an activity that you have never pursued in order to help matters of the circulatory system as well as to strengthen the muscles for overall health.

The Fool in Work and Wealth

When the Fool appears in a reading revolving around abundance, money making, work and wealth it is time to search for some new angle of the work that you have either already begun or to find something new completely. This is not to say that it is time to just quit your job, but when the Fool shows up, he tells us to pay attention to other opportunities that are blessing you throughout the phase of this card’s presence in your life. Consider participating in stock that you might not have considered, or starting a brand new creative project. The Fool seeks to help gain sustenance for all parts of the mind, body, and spirit. It is the welcoming of change to your working experience that you will find that satisfaction. The Fool tells us to look around, to reach out for opportunities that exist and then make the leap, trust and pursue something to the very end of the road.

The Fool Reversed Tarot


The Fool in the Reversed Position

When the Fool appears in the reversed position it indicates that some of the choices that are currently being made are fool hardy. For example in a work situation, you do not want to just drop your job just because the Fool arrives. You want to look for other opportunities and pursue them while also making sure that you are handling yourself in a productive way that goes along with current economic situations. Yes, quit your job when you have pursued a new job that makes you feel more satisfied, but do not by any means jump on one opportunity alone and then let go of everything else.

The reversed position of the fool stands for being overly ambitious, to the extent that you take advantage of others, or lie to get ahead. These behaviors are counter the energy of the Fool who wants you to be happy and carefree, not riddle yourself with more problems by being indiscrete or thoughtless in your actions. Consider what entanglements you are bringing into your experience by trying to get ahead too fast.

The Fool, when in the reversed position, is still a fresh and inspiring card, filled with wonder for new beginnings and carrying a sense of adventure. The Fool, having no context in the world around him cares not whether he is upright or upside down, for no matter what there is a journey to be had and there is a sense of freedom and spontaneous exploration. That being said, when this card is in reverse, there is a caution to be had as well.

Love and Romance - Fool Reversed

For new relationships, the Fool reversed can indicate a false start. Jumping into something too soon. For established romantic pairings, it can indicate impulsiveness and a need to stop and smell the roses and to check in on responsibility in life. When this card is the main focal point of a reading it can also represent a desire to let go of responsibility or to throw caution to the wind. Consider if you’re getting what you need out of a current relationship or if you’re feeling stifled, insecure or anxious. These feelings are likely connected to a desire to be free, which isn’t always the best when focusing on long-term love.

Family and Home - Fool Reversed

When you’re focusing on home or family life, the Fool reversed indicates a need to shake up routine. Consider how you are being too rigid regarding family members or where you may be spending too much. If there are home projects happening, the Fool reversed indicates that these will be completed successfully, but slower than expected. Expect halts to serious household changes, including delays regarding moving, contract work around the house or even regarding mail and expected packages. If children are present and a possible concern, the Fool reversed physically relates to a child having difficulties in life and this is a good sign that you should check in with them. They likely need your guidance or advice.

Work and Finances - Fool Reversed

Unless you’re considering a new position, the Fool card in all forms can be a warning card concerning finances and work. Not known for being grounded, the Fool upright can indicate needing more experience to get the desired position or not taking oneself seriously. In the reversed position, it shows a person trying hard in the areas of job or money, but someone that is not getting the results they want. Consider strengthening a resume, focusing on hard facts of your work history. Ground yourself and set goals before jumping forward. Speak up about creative ventures and opt for ways where you can work with others at this time, versus being judged on your own merits.

Health and Wellness - Fool Reversed

The Fool in any position is about the journey and even when reversed represents an active journey, movement (usually forward but slower when this card is reversed) and a time of high activity. In the reversed position, the Fool tells you to focus on stress reduction and open your mind to new ways to look for things. Now is a good time to hold off on risk taking, cautioning against starting a new fitness routine.

Personal Spirituality - Fool Reversed

When you see the Fool reversed and you’re focused on your own spirituality and divine light, you need to understand that you can’t force faith. Now is a time to rely on your intuition. You may have a sense of missing something, and if this is the case, trust this feeling. Go back to the basics of your practice and make sure you have ample time to ground and meditate. Some keywords associated with the Fool (R) are: New beginnings, Impulsiveness, Immaturity, Resisting changes, Restricted or slow growth, Seeking reassurance, Frustration, Disregarding good advice, Opportunities (present but limited or nearly missed), Slow or Unfinished Business

Upright Keywords Of The Fool

  • A leap of faith
  • New beginning
  • Unexpected situation
  • Unconventional
  • Fresh steps on a journey
  • Strong character
  • Decision and direction
  • New Job

Reversed Keywords of The Fool

  • Being stupid
  • Folly
  • Weary of a new start
  • Reluctance to start a journey
  • Reflections

The Six of Wands

Congratulations are in order for a success in your life recently.

The Six of Wands is a card of triumph and victory and says that currently you are in a place in your life where you have the right to feel proud. Of course, too much pride can get in your way, so you want to be sure you aren’t getting over-confident but all in all things are looking up for you. Typically this card will appear in a reading after some sort of test of wills. It is not a fluff card that represents small successes. Rather, this is a time of congratulations on something larger in your life. You can feel proud that you have put forth your best effort.

With the symbolism in the card we get the feeling that it is referring to emotion and material gain in your life represented by the colors green and blue. There is a rider with atop a white horse of victory and even his wand has a laurel tied to the top hanging like a banner. The card announces that you can celebrate in your own right. You are the master of your own destiny and your actions alone have set you on the correct path.

The card is very individualistic with a strong emphasis on what you have done correctly. Now is a time to be proud in yourself but not everything is roses. Understand that your success may attract negative attention by others who are jealous or envious of your achievements. Steer clear from those that would potentially want to see you knocked down a couple of pegs and secretly root for your failure. There is always that one person who is dissatisfied with their own lot in life that will not be happy for you. The Six of Wands serves as a reminder that not everyone around you can be taken at face value.

This is also a time in which you may feel an expansion emotionally or spiritually. You may feel a high from the rush of adrenaline for conquering the issues in your life as of late. Do not allow your confidence and joy to get too carried away. The battle that you have faced is over and you have succeeded. Allowing your exuberance to knock you off your guard in other areas can be detrimental, especially in court or legal battles.

***NOTE: Should you find your victory is related to legal issues specifically be prepared for an appeal or someone that will try to question the judgment in some way. You have a good standing for success but don’t allow communications or bragging to trip you up. Be mindful of texts, emails, letters, and verbal interactions so that they do not get taken out of context later and used against you.

The Six of Wands in Love

The Six of Wands is a great card for love in that it denotes a coming together between two or more people. Often the card is seen when people are combining families in marriage or situations involving children. It can be a successful sign regarding custody issues or introducing your partner to your family. Anything to do with celebration, joy, and sharing news of your success is represented by the Six of Wands.

Now is a great time to think about what you want out of a relationship and to vocalize it. The fiery nature of the card does offer a warning about being too optimistic or rushing into things. You are in a good place right now and it’s a great idea to discuss what you want… but don’t put the cart before the horse. Right now it’s simply an idea you are putting out there. Do not expect action right away.

Another meaning that is associated with the Six of Wands is focusing on the positive rather than the negative. In all truthfulness, this lesson is felt in many of the wands cards because it is a fiery and passionate suit. With the Six of Wands, opposed to other cards in the wands suite, the emphasis is on celebrating the good and putting complaints or arguments on the back burner for a while. It can be a sign to wipe the slate clean in a relationship or give a pass to your partner regarding a recent disagreement. Lay down your swords, now is not the time to fight. Find common grounds in your relationship and explore new hobbies or interests together. Focus on the ways in which you and your partner fit and realize the flaws that are in your relationship would probably be in any relationship that you have. The issues going on around you right now are trivial in comparison to the big picture. Don’t allow negative focus to mess up a good thing.

The Six of Wands As Feelings

To draw the six of wands somebody's feelings towards you is a very positive omen. The card can signify partnership, marriage and soulmates. It can mean that the other person feels you are the soulmate a life partner. The most important thing is to try and keep the relationship and even steel and not be too wrapped up in the love and happiness that seems to be clowning your life at the moment. Try to think of the practical side of being in such a relationship and how this link can impact upon your overarching future. Nevertheless, it is important for you to remain happy, joyful and successful in your partnership.

The Six of Wands Love Reconciliation

In the face of darkness and unkindness you will get back together. The pain is behind you and the future is bright. Think about the spread being a celebration of your love. If the card is reversed it can mean you could get back together but not for a while.

The Six of Wands Yes Or No

The six of wands upright is a definite “yes” card. This is a tarot card of celebration and recognition efforts made in the past. It's as if suddenly the future is clear and the strife, turmoil and disappointment of the five of wands is well within the past. This is a super “yes” tarot card. I can also predict that further celebrations are coming.The Six of Wands Present - Upright and Reversed

The Six of Wands in Health

Most often the Six of Wands comes up concerning health and wellness after you have defeated illness. In the case where you have health concerns, the card tells you that you have a lot going on right with your body even if you have some issues. Now is a time to focus on what you have going for you rather than complaining or worrying about what might be wrong. Winning the battle is important even if the war is not officially over.

When you see the Six of Wands it is likely that you will be in a good place emotionally. However, that being said, when someone asks for a health reading they usually are having concerns. If this is you and you don’t think everything is alright regarding health the cards are telling you that having a positive attitude is the best thing that you can do for your health right now. Likely your illness of the health of the person you are worried about is taking a turn for the better. Continue on with feelings of positive in order to manifest more positive results.

The Six of Wands in Work and Wealth

The Six of Wands is a card representing gain and wealth financially. In this card it shows that the momentum of your money is moving in a direction of success. Whatever you are doing right now, keep on doing it! With the energy around you there is a lot of luck and you will continue to see an upswing. Because of your success you still have to be reminded that there may be others that are not as happy to see you succeed as you are. With money and wealth of any kind, also come people that want to take advantage or use you for their own financial gain. Do not allow people to grasp on to your coattails at this time as their actions can end up brining you down. Focus on your own finances and work situations based on YOUR actions. Do not rely on a team to bring you prestige. Now is a time to let yourself shine. It is not selfish to want to get ahead and there is nothing wrong with guarding your work and ensuring that you get the credit that you deserve!

The Six of Wands As Advice - Upright and Reversed

For advice, pulling this tarot card means you need to ensure that you take the time to enjoy the current. Don’t look back with regrets. Also, things are not always what they seem. In every happy picture, there is the pain that had to be experienced in order to be happy. We learn to be happy through our misfortunes. Therefore, in spreads, the advice of this card is to remain positive and be grateful for today.

The Six of Wands Past - Upright and Reversed

It is interesting that the parade seen in the card is shown as an actual victory in real life. Of course, this is a triumph. The six of wands in the past indicates you’ve had victory. As this is a wands card it can represent the suit of fire. It can show the energy has completed and happiness has manifested. The five of wands has broken down the difficult defenses and the spiritual forces in the four of wands such as the armor has now gone - there is a marriage that has appeared and has taken place before two people. Reversed the card can mean the acknowledgment of victory but this was not celebrated that much. It can mean simple stirrups and guided but mishandled.

The Six of Wands Present - Upright and Reversed

The six of wands is a celebration card about beauty and harmony and the order has been arranged. This is a fantastic card to draw in your present it means a public victory is taking place. The Astro sign of this card is associated with this card is Leo,  being a fire sign it indicates the desire to bring harmony in truth. The six battens represent current success. If the six of wands appear reversed in the present this could indicate a victory that something was underhand. 

The Six of Wands Future and Outcome - Upright and Reversed 

The six of wands is connected to a successful outcome in a future position this is a fantastic card to appear. It can indicate that in the future success will be yours despite difficulties and obstacles you may have found in the past.

There is something significant that is going to materialize in your world and equally, you may find yourself in the spotlight. The six of wands can mean that true celebration will be yours. Generally in an outcome position for relationship questions, the six of wands can indicate that a marriage or partnership that will last a lifetime. In a reversed position drawing this card for the future can indicate that there are “blocks” in a relationship and this needs focus.

The six of wands to appear in the future position, this can indicate that victory and success will soon be yours. The trouble and strife and conflict which has been seen in the five of wands has now come to an end. This tarot card implies that you have gone through the difficulties in life and it is time now for justice and happiness to be served. At times, this can be great for love relationships can indicate the pairing of two soulmates. I've often seen this card represent marriage weddings and celebrations and it can also mean that you still need to remain levelheaded even though money and how is going to be yours for the taking.

Six of Wands In Friendship

The six of wands in friendship we obviously see a “celebration taking place” this is a positive omen for any friendships or relationships. If opportunities are offered for friendship then this is a tarot card showing that they should be taken. The knowledge of the tarot is handed down through generations and generations and this card has always been a positive omen in any reading. It is well known that this card holds an ancient symbol of friendship in connection with two people.


Reversed six of wands

Reversed Meaning - Six of Wands

Because the Six of Wands is such a positive card, even in the reversed position it retains it’s positive meanings. When the card is reversed the effect may be lessened or the celebratory reasons may be smaller but there is still a good energy around you. Be proud of even smaller steps towards a larger goal and congratulate yourself that you did not quit or give up when others likely would have. The one direction that the Six of Wands gives when in the reversed position is a reminder that at this time you could be doing more. If you try focusing on creative solutions and innovative ideas you could find the Six of Wands returning in a future reading right side up and then feeling the full force of success in your life. This can also mean that you are too optimistic as well. Remember that while it is great to be jazzed about little accomplishments, the big picture is not yet fulfilled. Do not allow your enthusiasm to make you lose sight of the task at hand and keep going ahead or moving forward for a bigger and complete reward.

In the present position of a tarot spread, drawing the six of wands it's a fantastic omen for the future. It foretells prosper prosperity, riches and growth. I've often seen this card represent a wedding or union of two people in the celebrations around that. It could be that there is a project moneymaking idea that has come interpretation. In a career spread the present position of the six of wands represents victory and success Coe currently in relation to all aspects of life. Even though this is a minor Arcana card it can represent monetary success so you should find that any financial problems or burdens are likely to be turned around. From a spiritual context if you gain the six of wands in your current position and suggests that you will have a wide range of abundance leadership going forward.   The Six of Wands as Feelings 

Love and Romance - The Six of Wands Reversed

Love reading if you have drawn the six of wands reversed this can indicate that no matter what you seem to do never seems to work out for the best. It can be as if you are spiritually blocked from a love perspective. Often, this card can appear when there is been a number of failed relationships you can't seem to find the right person. The six of wands reverse can also appear when there is a relationship that shouldn't naturally be carrying on. So easy to remain comfortable and stay in a relationship because you're scared of the future. The sex of one's often appears when there is a chance that needs to be taken all that you need to think deeply about what you really want from life.The Six of wands reversed Personal spirituality 

Whilst the upright reading of the six of wands indicate success, money, wealth and material attainment the reverse meaning can signify possible spiritual loss or failure in a business context. It can suggest that there may be some arguments or broken promises which is impacting on your personal goals.

Health and wellness - The Six of Wands Reversed

The six of wands in regards to health can suggest that there will be some delays but if you have any health concerns then all difficulties will be resolved. The six of one’s peers in the reverse position it can indicate laziness and a difficult work ethic.

Family and Home - The Six of Wands Reversed

The reversed Six of wands tarot card in regards to family and home life indicates that you may experience a miscommunication. Even though the upright position indicates manifesting your desires, reversed can mean there is a blockage in the family. Maybe you feel problems with family members and the truth is not being shown? The six wands upright can suggest achieving high visibility in social gatherings.

Work and Finances - The Six of Wands Reversed

This is quite an interesting tarot card pulled for questions on work, money and general finances. After the harassment and difficulties of the five of wands, the six can indicate a possible delay in work or money. There may be an enemy who is going to show some type of betrayal. The card itself is connected to misfortune and being "let down" by others. Often, this card can appear when you are fearful or apprehensive about the future. If you have been trying to get a new job, this card can mean you just can't seem to find the right avenue of work. There is also something “missing” when the six of wands appears in the reversed position for work. Are you doing what you love? Do you need to think about a new career?

Personal Spirituality - The Six of wands reversed

The reversed six of wands appears when we are facing delaying blockages in our path. As we are all spiritual beings it is sometimes difficult for us to understand what is important. The six of wands reversed for general spirituality often occurs when we don't know how to focus on our lives and understand what other people need. It’s like a breath of wind - as the wind blows this way there are changes. Remember that change is important. You can change anything.

The Six of Wands Card Keywords Upright

  • Career success
  • Gaining insight
  • Strong attitude
  • Questioning identity
  • Managing people
  • Gaining awards
  • Acknowledgment
  • Pride
  • Domination
  • Popularity

The Six of Wands Tarot Card Reversed Card Keywords

  • Enemies
  • Abusement
  • Trauma
  • Snobbism
  • Greediness
  • Coldness
  • Emotionless
  • Suppression