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Six of Swords

Updated: Feb 19

Moving from the battle of Five of Swords, Six of Swords takes you into calmer waters. This is a card that symbolizes moving on or moving forward towards healing and a calmer phase in life.

Six of Swords Tarot

Six of Swords Meaning - General

In general, Six of Swords means moving towards calmer waters. Do you notice the waves in the water before the boat and still and calm water after it?

The downward arrows represent pain or difficulties in the past and the person is rowing away from chaos into a more peaceful phase of life. Life is going to get easier.

The is overcoming of hardship, healing, and relief. One can expect stability after all the tensions of the past.

Six of Swords in tarot can also reflect a lack of energy in a person, a sense of lethargy arising from feeling deflated after facing tough times, a long challenge or obstacle.

However, there is also a warning in this card to not carry your past baggage with you as you move forward in life. Leave your pain behind and look forward to the future with faith. This card also asks you to trust your intuition and inner wisdom. Listen to signs of the universe, your spirit guides and they will guide you onwards in your journey.

The Six of Swords can also mean possible travel or an international holiday.  Check supporting cards for more details.

Let us look at the Six of Swords in specific contexts of a love tarot reading and career tarot reading. Remember to apply all the above general readings to the below readings as well.

Six of Swords Love

Love Reading for Relationships

If your relationship has been facing some tough challenge, Six of Swords in love reading is a positive card that speaks of healing. It is a positive time for your relationship to progress.

Remember that the Swords are also about communication. There could be a message here to open your channels of communication, if they were blocked earlier, as you move into this new phase of your life and relationship.

There is an unknown, but the ambiguity is going to bring in healing and growth. So do not worry about taking action or moving towards the unknown. The universe has your best interest in mind. Just let the bygones be bygones. Don’t dwell on the past.

It might also help to take a holiday or travel somewhere together to rekindle love and that feeling of being each other's safety net.

Love Reading for Singles

You might have just come out of a difficult relationship or are still overcoming the pain of your previous relationship.

It is possible that you had put in a lot of energy into the last one and are feeling drained of your mental energy. However, this card tells you to not lose heart. Good things are on the way.

You are moving towards a calmer phase in life and healing is indicated. Your dating life will be less chaotic. Again, leave the past behind and don’t let it interfere with your future.

Six of Swords Career & Finance

In addition to the general readings, the Six of Swords in career reading indicates a calmer phase in one’s work.

If your job or business has been very chaotic, it appears to be settling down now. You are taking actions that allow you to handle and accomplish things more easily.

This could also indicate a new job or opportunity that is more stable and peaceful than the current one. Potentially also involving travel or requiring migration to a foreign land.

From a financial perspective, your monetary hardships are settling down. But do not run away. Deal with your money issues to bring in that peace of mind.

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