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Six of Wands | Symbology & Interpretations | Tarot Card Meanings

The Six of Wands is a card of success and progress and typically indicates moving forward in life consistently with no obstacles or challenges ahead.

The Six of Wands Keywords

Upright Meanings

Reversed Meanings

Success, victory, progress, centre stage, reputation, goals are aligned, fame, leadership, ambition, awards, popularity, self-confidence, self-esteem, recognition, pride, and competitive advantage.

Obstacles, challenges, slow progress, egotistical, a follower rather than a leader, lack of success, loss of reputation, loss of reputation, downfalls, delays, arrogance, power-hungry, internal self-achievements, failure, lack of leadership, lack of confidence, lack of self-esteem.

Imagery & Symbolism

Six of Wands
Six of Wands

White Horse: Horses are symbols of victory, and the white horse is symbolic of purity, truth and integrity.

Wreath: Symbolic of victory, success, and celebration.

Army: The army behind the main character is symbolic of being a leader and having followers or a supportive system of people around you.

Clear Blue Sky: Symbolic of being able to think clearly and having space for thought.

Green and Red Clothing: The green is symbolic of love and compassion, and the red symbolizes passion, motivation, and action.


Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings


The Six of Wands appearing in a general reading means that you are heading towards success or victory regarding your question. You may be rewarded for your efforts and are finding yourself at the centre of attention. Alternatively, you may find yourself in a position of leadership and are needing to take responsibility for others. This is a card of success and praise, so know that you are on the right path and you can steadily move forward without restraint.


The Six of Wands can suggest a delay in achievement or not meeting your expected goals and successes. Alternatively, you may be in a position of leadership but feel you do not live up to these expectations and skills and are struggling to be a leader. It may also be that those who you are in leadership do not see you as a leader, and you are struggling to find the right methods and are coming across as egotistical.



The Six of Wands appearing in a love or relationship reading indicates a successful relationship and in love. It is likely that both you and your partner are likely to have similar relationship goals which you can fulfil together, and now there are no obstacles or challenges occurring in your relationship. Alternatively, the Six of Wands is a great card to say that those around you are supporting you on your journey - particularly when supported by the Three of Cups or the Ten of Cups.


The Six of Wands can suggest that you are not being paid enough attention to in a relationship, and more focus needs to be put on the relationship as it is being neglected. If you a single, it can also suggest feeling neglected and unsupported by others, such as family members or loved ones.



The Six of Wands appearing in a career, job- or business-related reading can indicate making steady progress in your career. It may be possible that you have successfully been rewarded for your efforts, such as project completion, or landing that promotion you desired. Alternatively, you may be in a role of leadership where you will be put in the spotlight for your skills and efforts and have a supportive system of co-workers around you.


The Six of Wands can suggest a project failure or work that you have put effort into, yet are not receiving the expected rewards you desired. It may be a possibility that someone else took the rewards for your efforts, such as a co-worker who may be your superior. You may also have career goals and ambitions which you are struggling to achieve, and climbing up the social ladder is becoming difficult for you.



The Six of Wands appearing in a financial-related reading can indicate receiving financial rewards, such as getting a promotion which results in an increase in finances, winning money through a scratch card, or even just having an increase in money for the time being.


The Six of Wands can indicate a financial loss causing a fall from grace. You may also be experiencing a bad purchase decision or investment that is causing a period of loss of fortune. It is important to know that this is only short-term and will pass with time and effort.



The Six of Wands appearing in a health-related reading can suggest progress is being made regarding any health issues you have, or that you are making more healthy lifestyle choices. This can mean there will be steady consistency, and you have a good support system around you to move forward.


The Six of Wands can indicate a period of possible relapse of health conditions. This would be sudden and you may be experiencing a delay in achieving your desired health goals. Alternatively, it is possible you may be inconsistent with treatment or keeping up with lifestyle choices and changes.


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