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The Seven of Wands

Seven Of Wands Tarot Card Description

The Seven of Wands is depicted by a young man who appears to be standing on a precipice fighting for his land.

There are six enemies attacking below. If you have received this card in your reading, this symbolizes success against opposition and a certain victory through courage. Right now you are gifted with added perspective that your opposition does not have. You can see farther and wider so you can prepare for a potential attack if need be. This is an excellent card to see you through challenges so that you can come out the winner.

The important thing to do now is to make your point of view, or position clear and then stand by what you feel is the most important right now and do not compromise or try to settle for less. You are under a certain amount of pressure, but you have more flexibility than those that are putting that pressure on you, in this you have the upper hand. In time you will be able to understand the situation more clearly because the Seven of Wands is a card of inner strength and force of will. You are capable of pushing through any adversity.

One of the aspects of receiving this card is the notion that at this time you will need assistance from others. One of the great things about not living alone on an island is that we are able to bounce thoughts and ideas off of one another to better our life experiences. To learn, to grow, to be strong; to find what makes us happy and what does not and to learn to cast away more of what does not. With the assistance of others you will meet the obstacles that you are running into head on and push past them. You must not try to fight this alone, even though you are capable. There is something you need to learn from asking for help right now. You are a natural born leader in this instance however, so others will look to you for instruction. In this they will help you and you will help them.

As it stands, because of your intense bravery and willingness to fight for what you believe in, you are already enlightened enough to understand that the environment and everything in it is all a part of one life spirit. This means that your ‘enemies’ so to speak, have as much of a relationship with you as your brothers and sisters. Together we are operating in the same sphere at the same time in order to progress at our varying levels. Understanding this concept will bring you more strength. Meditate on this.

Your belief systems may be put to the test now, because you have something to lose, but continue to have confidence in yourself and in those that you trust and you will have success in your endeavors. By confronting this challenge head on, you will be correcting any flaws that might exist in your beliefs to become more ironclad. The Seven of Wands is the almighty defender, ready to fight regardless of odds. This is what you are experiencing in your life. These are the odds that you must match. You can only fight for what you fiercely believe in. Consider who you feel you are fighting against at this point in time, are you treating yourself with trust and honesty? What about others? Do you trust others to be strong enough to help you? Examine these questions and see where that puts you in your current circumstance.

Seven of Wands in Love

The Seven of Wands shows up in a reading to help you through some painstaking struggles that you are having to experience at this point in time. Basically, this man is fighting for survival, to protect himself and to protect the ones that he loves. And he does that at all costs. This is the same for you and your love life. Now you are fighting to save something that you believe in. If you are in a relationship, this shows a potential for a struggle to keep the authenticity and morale of the relationship which can at times be exhausting and challenging. This is a good time to ask for help in the form of relationship/marriage counseling. See if there is anything that you can do to help make the relationship work. The work itself is what the Seven of Wands is here to help you with.

If you are single, then take into consideration what about your personal life you are treating as a struggle. Why is it hard for you to meet people? What blocks are you experiencing? Who is metaphorically, or literally, stopping you? You must remove these road blocks with the help of your friends in order to move forward in love.

Seven of Wands in Health

When the Seven of Wands appears in relation to your health, it is of key importance that you slow down. Right now you have a large amount of mental struggles that are causing you pain. You are thinking too much and that is making it hard for you to accomplish what you need. Your body may suffer from physical aches and pains due to the fact that you are holding on so tightly to the frustrations of your experience. You must let this go so that you can find healing.

Seven of Wands in Work and Wealth

The Seven of Wands in Work and Wealth speaks strongly to a new wave of competition in your business and trade life. These are challenges that you can definitely meet, but you want to make sure that you ally your forces with someone who understands where you are coming from. For example if you have an idea about how to create a business, you will want to get a lawyer friend involved to make sure that you do everything right. The more friends like this that you have helping you, the better.

Seven Wands Reversed

Reversed Meaning - Seven of Wands

Because of the fact that you are a natural-born leader and the Seven of Wands is encouraging that side of you to thrive, there are going to be points when others are intimidated by your leadership skills and will desire to challenge or fight with you. You will have to put up with some jealousy which will be inconvenient for you. But again the importance here is to tap into your intuition to make the right decisions on how to handle these situations while still keeping your character intact.

Seven Of Wands As Feelings

This card in love readings as feelings means that they are unwilling to give up freedoms and begin a relationship. This card can indicate giving up their ground and moving towards being emotionally defensive and focusing on their mind. The person is determined in the choice that they have made and nothing will change their mind.

For feelings, this can indicate they are in a corner and they cannot get out of it. The more they push the person the more they will back off and might end up falling off a cliff and never to be seen again!

The Seven of Wands Card Keywords Upright

  • Dedication
  • Determination
  • Hard work
  • Sharp focus
  • High aspirations
  • Rivalry
  • Challenges
  • Competition
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-trust
  • Victory

The Seven of Wands Tarot Card Reversed Card Keywords

  • Unhappy
  • Solitary
  • Frustration
  • Vanity
  • Criticism
  • Ruined beliefs
  • Crushed dreams
  • Rebuilding

The Eight of Swords

The Eight of Swords is commonly known as the card of victimization.

This means that you are currently going through a phase where you are completely bound by your circumstances. You feel as though you are not capable of getting yourself out of the destructive phase that you are in and that in fact if you were to try, devastating repercussions would follow. You fear pain and restriction, yet that which you fear is exactly what is blocking you the most. You are going through a season where you do not trust anyone and you worse you are constantly doubting your own abilities. You are perpetuating this cycle by trying to battle more than one issue at a time and that is part of what is causing you debilitating indecision.

You need to stop thinking that your emotions make up who you are entirely. Drowning in your emotions, which are as fluid as the tides, is not an appropriate way to work on your goals. The 8 of Swords can at points be harsh to take in because there is a level of personal responsibility that you must recognize on the role that you play in your own life’s miseries. The maiden that is depicted in the card is blindfolded as well as tied up. She is surrounded by swords and for all intents and purposes is indeed stuck. However on closer inspection you can see that her binds are only loosely wrapped around her, and there is a clearing in the swords behind her which would make escape possible if only she allowed herself to try. The key to this card is the lack of the desire to try, exemplifying where you are right now. You have complete control over your circumstances at this moment but you have allowed yourself to get addicted to the way things are even though the way things are causes you to be a complete stress case.

You are absolutely consumed by a victim mentality. And up until this point it was working for you. Now you are seeing the issues that can arise from this lack of decision making and a belief in your own ineptitude. It may be a way to survive, but it is most certainly not a way to live. The only opposition that is holding you back is your mental training, the habit from the practice of victimization and a certain level of blind acceptance or even ignorance to this very fact. Perhaps this was how you were raised, or you developed a habit due to a series of negative experiences, however now the 8 of Swords is giving you a warning, letting you know that it is time to improve your circumstances, and if you choose to ignore this warning, life will get worse for you.

The way out of this cycle is to balance your mind and your spirit. Recognize that you are actually an extremely creative individual who is absolutely capable of handling their life and can have anything that they want. The mind is going to open for you to include the extensions of your personal self with a partner and children as well as the necessity to widen your circle of close friends. You must stretch passed your comfort levels. The first response that you have to new situations is to close your eyes and hide because there is so much to do. But you must meet these challenges head on should you hope to escape death by swords.

The Eight of Swords in Love

When the Eight of Swords has appeared in a reading regarding love and relationships, you will find that you feel as though you are completely stuck in your situation. This card often comes up regarding the potential end of a marriage. Usually there is a deep level of unhappiness that has been going on for a long time, but the lack of deciding to leave the marriage is what creates a situation that is not easy to simply resolve. Many in love are afraid to change their circumstances because they have grown so comfortable with the unhappiness and worse, are afraid to be alone. Question yourself at this time; are you perpetuating something that makes you unhappy so that you do not have to be alone? How are you keeping yourself in chains? How are you behaving as if you are a victim? How could you better strengthen yourself and take control of your life?

The Eight of Swords in Health

The Eight of Swords in a reading about health is referencing a hypochondriac nature. That of a person who is constantly saying they are sick enough that they actually become sick. These are the people who are overindulging in medication that is prescribed by a doctor and who have a million ailments. In essence these issues that they have are self-created and self-perpetuated, and if you find yourself stuck in this kind of situation then you are going to need to learn how to live without believing that you are just a sick person.

Consider learning how to break the habit of indulging in these medicines so that you can perpetuate your own health. Some medications are important to survival, this is true, but some take medication just to dull out life. If this is you, seek substance abuse health. The Eight of Swords makes this recommendation so that you can gain control over your life before matters get worse.

The Eight of Swords in Work and Wealth

When the Eight of Swords shows up in a work and wealth reading, there is a feeling of being victimized by coworkers or supervisors. You feel as though you are entitled to have more than what you have received thus far. Sometimes you are being overlooked for promotions because there is nowhere to go in your position or money issues with the company. Other times you are being looked over because you are not working hard enough. When the Eight of Swords is influencing a work reading, the latter is more probable. If you are struggling in your work environment, consider how much time you actually spend working and see if there is a gap or you are taking too many breaks and the like. See how you can become a better employee.

The Eight of Swords in Outcome / Future Position

The eight of swords in an outcome/future position is connected to our own limitations in life. In a positive spread, the outcome can indicate that their have been emotional upheaval and that you will not give up and that you need to face the truth of the matter. There is also a focus on over-analyzing elements and this becomes a cycle of problems. In the future, it is likely that you still will not see things that you don’t wish to see. If she actually could see what has happened in the past there is no reason for her to continue. In terms of an analogy, it is telling you to open your eyes in the future to all the things that tried to hold you back.

reversed eight of swords

Reversed Eight of Swords in a reading

The 8 of Swords reversed is blessing you with the energy of freedom. You have done the work to improve your circumstances and you are now able to take off the blindfold of victimization and you can see clearly what is going on around you. Now you can truly use all of the creative energy that you have inside of you, freely. You are able to focus on wonderful ideas that set you apart from everyone else. You are no longer backed in a corner, so make sure not to fall back in old habits. You also might be so excited by your new found freedom that you may preach too strongly this message to others and this could prove to alienate yourself. Expressing gratitude and thankfulness for your healing is one thing, trying to recruit others against their will is something else. Keep this in mind. 

Upright Eight of Swords Meanings in Keywords

  • Limited by obstacles
  • Mental barriers
  • Feeling trapped
  • Wrongly accused
  • Seeking for freedom
  • Confusion and anger
  • Feeling lost

Reversed Eight of Swords Meanings in Keywords

  • Inner strength
  • Awaiting salvation
  • Escaping problems
  • Being the victim
  • Feeling comfortable
  • Carelessness
  • Avoiding issues

The Queen of Wands

The Queen and counterpart for the King of Wands represents for you a time of sensitivity and awareness, of self discovery and passion of spirit as well as the awakening of who you are on a deep, internal level.

When you receive this card there is an extenuating and developing love of home as well as the intense appreciation of nature. You have a magnetic personality that attracts those to you who also have a desire to be connected to nature and have a fiery desire to create an exceptional life. She represents introspectiveness in conjunction with passionate desire. She is funny, caring, dedicated. She is a nurse who provides spiritual aid and a doctor to our souls.

The Queen of Wands represented in the Rider Waite deck is depicted by a crowned queen who sits on her throne holding a staff strongly in her right hand. She appears, of course, as a very regal character, with an air about her that at first glance exemplifies a nurturing and passionate energy. In her left hand you will find a sunflower indicating that her energy controls all nature bring abundance and satisfaction. All around her are, similar to that of the King, lions symbolizing a connection to the lower forces and an animal nature and accompanying her in the card is a black cat. The black cat in this card represents the more sinister, albeit necessary aspects of Venus. Venus influences the fire and passion of this Queen, but she is in full control and balanced with these differing energies. You must use the example that the queen has set for you, and connect with your own perception of the elements all around you. Specifically focus on connecting the element of fire, evoked from the South. When this energy is surrounding you, there will be an intensity that accompanies every move that you make. You must allow yourself this freedom of expression and creativity for if you do, you will accomplish much during this transit.

If you have chosen this card as your representative, this card usually refers to someone who has blond hair with blue or hazel eyes. If you have received this card in the placement of an individual person, then you can expect that the key focus of the reading is either going to be a person who has come into your life recently or who will come into you’re your life shortly. You will recognize this person by their dynamic and inspiring qualities. Usually this person is a female who is very nurturing and energetic, playing a matron-like role in your life.

If this card is representing you, then the Queen acknowledges that you are the type of person who others go to for advice. Because they are comfortable in doing so reflects on your nurturing nature. Others come to you for help because they KNOW that you will have the right thing to say that will help them organize their thoughts.

When the Queen of Wands blesses your reading, she is letting you know that there is no point in accepting or producing lies or deceit. There is no value in it. There is also no reason to get stuck in a cycle of overly controlling or dominating either yourself or others. She offers the advice to let go of the need to be in control, doing so will increase your well-being in multiple ways. If you allow yourself to let go, and let others help you; first you are being assisted which means that you can actually spend some time relaxing and second: Everyone needs to feel like they are putting some work into the relationship. It is good for all involved. ‘Let Go and Let God,’ as the saying goes. This is the message the Queen bestows upon you.

The Queen of Wands is asking you now to allow your physical senses to help you get in tuned with your natural perception and intuition. For example, you have a very strong connection to your mental and spiritual guides at this time. See if you can practice exercising your awareness to their presence physically. What does the message of coming opportunity ‘feel’ like? What about a potential danger? Can you sense when something is about to happen? You may have an intuition to turn another direction or you may receive a physical poke or a mental jab that makes you very aware that you need to listen to spiritual advice. The more that you practice listening, the stronger your intuition and the physical connection thereof will be. Be patient and practice generosity and then recognize negativity as being what it is: Not worth your time.

The Queen of Wands in Love

When the Queen of Wands visits your love reading, she is blessing your life with a tremendous level of fiery joy. The entire universe appears to be protected from harm at this point which means that now is the time to either actively pursue that man or woman that you have been interested in for a long time, or to allow yourself to participate in some childlike joy with your current partner. If you are not in a relationship and are not seeking one, this is the card that teaches you to love yourself more and more fully appreciate what you have to offer to world. Creativity is extremely important at this point in your life. You are buzzing with desire and now you must project that energy outward for the world to see. Consider your personal power and behave spontaneously for your own good. You already radiate from within, now you just need to believe that for yourself. Spread that love to others.

The Queen of Wands in Health

The Queen of Wands in Health represents a new surge of healing will come to you. She is representative of a whole body, spiritual, mental and physical healing. You will find yourself feeling more balanced than you usually do and you are encouraged to use this momentum to begin some new form of activity that will strengthen your cardiovascular system. This activity must be fun and interesting for you because nothing will last if it is not engaging your creative energies. Keep this in mind. If you have been concerned that you are not going to heal from an injury or a disease, the Queen speaks directly to you and says: You are going to be just fine.

The Queen of Wands in Work and Wealth

The Queen of Wands is wholly practical with all aspects of money and the home. She makes sound business judgments and pragmatic investments. If you have questions about whether or not you should make moves forward in taking a risk, you may do so now providing that you have gathered all of the information that is available to you so that you are making an informed decision. The Queen wants you to be comfortable, to create a happy home life. Therefore the more research you do up front, the better the end result is going to be.

Reversed queen of wands

Reversed Meaning - Queen of Wands

There are those in your life now that can be manipulative or controlling. You have too many people demanding of your time. This is counter what the Queen wants for you. You need to release these excess responsibilities to allow creative freedom to reign. Be reasonable with those that depend on you, and allow them to let go of their dependence on you or you will reach your limit emotionally and mentally. Now is the time to demonstrate to the Universe that you believe in yourself and in the abilities of others to handle themselves like responsible adults, without you.


The Queen of Wands Card Keywords Upright

  • Using your power
  • Weak friendships
  • Weak social interaction
  • Manipulative
  • Powerful first impression
  • A strong attitude
  • Rejecting advice
  • Pretending to be cold
  • Crying on the inside

The Queen of Wands Tarot Card Reversed Card Keywords

  • Stop lying to yourself
  • Avoiding emotions
  • Fake interests
  • Vitality
  • Strong health
  • Active lifestyle
  • Optimistic
  • Outgoing
  • Sharing advice
  • Low self-confidence
  • Fake friendships
  • Fake relationships
  • Great talents
  • Hidden potential
  • Space for developing
  • Doubting your qualities