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6 of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Image

What is the meaning of the VI of Swords Tarot Card?A woman and a young child sail across the water. Their figures are hunched down symbolizing feelings of sadness. Looking at their backs, we see them sailing away from turbulent times. Far in a distance, a land on the horizon signifies that new opportunities are still ahead.


Getting over difficult times, leaving the past behind, beginning to hope again, entering a new state of mind, changing location, travel

The Meaning of the Card 6 of Swords

There are times in our lives when we need to let go of some difficult situation. It may not be easy to sail away. Some things did not work out exactly as we hoped and there is sadness weighing our hearts. The card 6 of Swords marks a moment when we leave the past behind and take on a new course. The struggle is over. There is a new land of possibilities ahead. We can see its glimpse in the distant new shore emerging on the horizon.

6 of Swords is a card of transition. The past hurt is not quite forgotten, but our mind already focuses on what is ahead. With each new day the past will be further behind us, and the new future closer before us, marking a slow but steady improvement in the situation. This time of transition is necessary for the healing process to take its place. Yet, it clearly promises that better times are ahead.

In some situations 6 of Swords will indicate a period of time when we seem to just keep our head above the water. Perhaps we are shrouded in a mood of sadness. In such situations, we need to remember that this period is just temporary. A new chapter of activity and opportunities is drawing near.

On a more pragmatic level, the card 6 of Swords will indicate a trip, weekend getaway, or a journey quite literally over water.

6 of Swords as Advice Card

When 6 of Swords appears as the advice card, it will often carry a simple meaning: move on. If you are dealing with a stressful situation, problems that seem impossible to overcome, unsatisfying relationships, the card will advise you to leave it all behind, either by literally removing yourself from the situation or going within to gain a new perspective. Ask yourself if the problems you are facing are truly necessary to dwell on. Sometimes, leaving the anger and frustration behind can open new doors for fresh resolutions.

If the troubles overwhelm you, when every effort is met with resistance, let go of control. Let the river take you on its own course. Letting go of the steer is often the surest way to get where we belong. The key is to remove ourselves from obstructing the way and to trust the Universe to navigate our lives.

If you have been feeling down, carrying along without energy or excitement, the card 6 of Swords will urge you to use this time for self-reflection, remembering that nothing remains unchanged. The new and better times are already on the horizon. All you need to do is look ahead.

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