Six of Swords

The Six of Swords is a card of transition and moving forward. It suggests a journey or a crossing, whether it is a physical or an emotional one. This card represents leaving behind a difficult situation and moving towards a more peaceful and harmonious future.

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The journey may be long and difficult, but with courage and determination, you can navigate through troubled waters and find peace on the other side.


The Six of Swords in an upright position indicates that you are ready to move on from a difficult situation. You have faced your challenges, and now you are ready to leave them behind and start anew. You are making a transition towards a more peaceful and harmonious future. This card encourages you to trust the journey and have faith in the process. You may be leaving behind a relationship, job, or any other situation that no longer serves you. This card suggests that you are making the right choice and moving towards a better future.

Alternative Meanings:
⟢ The Six of Swords can also represent a physical journey, such as a relocation or a trip. This journey may be for work or personal reasons, but it will bring positive change to your life.
⟢ The Six of Swords can also represent a period of transition or change. You may be going through a time of transformation, which will lead to a better future.


The Six of Swords in a reversed position suggests that you are having difficulty moving on from a difficult situation. You may be holding onto the past, and as a result, you are unable to move forward. This card may indicate that you are feeling stuck or stagnant in your current situation. It's time to let go of the past and start anew. The reversed Six of Swords encourages you to take action towards your goals and trust in the journey. You may need to seek guidance or support from others to help you move forward.

Example: You have recently gone through a breakup, and you are struggling to move on. The reversed Six of Swords appears in your reading, indicating that you are holding onto the past and finding it difficult to let go. You may need to seek support from friends or someone you can trust to help you process your emotions and move forward. The card suggests that you should take action towards your healing, such as trying a new hobby or going on a trip to clear your mind. Once you let go of the past, you will be able to move towards a brighter future.

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    They symbolize: will, action, desire, ambition, masculine energy


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    Element: Water

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