Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

Tarot Card of the Week – Aug. 6 – 12, 2007

Six of Wands

If you seek truth, you will not seek victory by dishonorable means,
and if you find truth you will become invincible. — Epictetus

Ruled by Jupiter, the sixes in the Tarot are expansive and benevolent. They are about the benefits of cooperation and sharing with others. With Wands being the Life force, we see the victorious hero surrounded by his joyful followers. Arthur Waite, creator of the Waite-Smith deck, hinted that perhaps this hero had not yet won the victory, but instead was depicting the power of optimism, and the magical thinking that what you will, will come to be.

Of course, Wands are all about that – will, manifesting, and magic. So in many ways, this card indicates that the true victory is in the belief, followed by action. In relation to last week’s appearance of The Devil, perhaps this card indicates that the most important victory for us at this time is to overcome our fear, to do what is necessary to triumph over the distortions and shadows in our lives.

Often, by acting as if we are not afraid, fear is conquered. This week, make sure to be in the company of your friends and allies, and those whose desires are in harmony with your own. Upon the mighty steed of desire and will, ride bravely forward. If you will believe in your success, you will learn to conquer fear and doubt in your life. Victory lies in our passion for life and our commitment to what we believe in.

Whether the battle is still ahead, or over at last, celebrate your triumphs with grace and gratitude for those who have helped you. Savor the sweetness of your victories, for you have surely earned them.

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