Six of Swords
A light-skinned person carries six swords on their back through the desert, looking ahead toward palm trees in the distance. The yellow sun shines bright against a pale blue sky.
Upright: transition, leaving behind, journey, baggage
Reversed: feeling trapped, unresolved issues, stagnation
- What aspects of my past do I need to let go of in order to move forward and grow?
- What changes or transitions am I currently experiencing in my life? How am I adapting to them?
- What support systems do I have in place to help me navigate times of transition and change?
Six of Swords Upright
There has been turmoil and sorrow in the past, but you are moving toward smoother waters. Perhaps you are letting go of a relationship, habit, or belief system that no longer serves you— you can’t change the past, but you can learn from it and heal around it. You are not alone in this journey— take stock of who can support you as you move toward better times and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Six of Swords Reversed
The Six of Swords in reverse can refer to unresolved trauma that is affecting present circumstances. Perhaps you are feeling trapped, like you will never escape this emotional baggage. Or, you may know you need to make a change but are feeling resistant. Remember that your past is part of you, but it is not all of you. It’s okay if you’re not ready to make a change yet; knowing you want to move on is a positive step in itself.