Six of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA horseman wearing a laurel crown holds a staff adorned with another laurel crown. Footmen with more staves are at his side.
Meaning of Six of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
A victor triumphing; also great news, such as might be carried by the King's courier; expectation crowned with its own desire, crowned with hope—in other words, expectation that is its own reward.
Fear, as if a powerful enemy is at the gate; treachery, disloyalty, as if the gates are being opened to the enemy; also extended delay.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
Servants may lose the confidence of their masters; a young lady may be betrayed by a friend.
Fulfillment of deferred hope.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
Disagreeable news. Slight trouble. Bad news. Trouble for friends.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Attempt, Hope, Desire, Wish, Expectation
Infidelity, Treachery, Disloyalty, Perfidy.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
general good luck; for example, a present; an inheritance; success in business; the finding of a treasure.