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Six of Wands Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

A laurelled horseman bears one staff adorned with a laurel crown; footmen with staves are at his side.

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Meaning of Six of Wands from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

The card has been so designed that it can cover several significations; on the surface, it is a victor triumphing, but it is also great news, such as might be carried in state by the King's courier; it is expectation crowned with its own desire, the crown of hope, and so forth.

Reversed

Apprehension, fear, as of a victorious enemy at the gate; treachery, disloyalty, as of gates being opened to the enemy; also indefinite delay.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Failure.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Servants may lose the confidence of their masters; a young lady may be betrayed by a friend.

Reversed

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

Upright

Attempt, Hope, Desire, Wish, Expectation

Reversed

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.