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Six of Swords Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


Moving towards a better future.

Finding solutions.

Changing location.


Feeling a bit low emotionally.

Being sentimental.

Moving in the right direction.

The need for change.


Problems staying afloat.

Losing important information.

Mental confusion.

Symbolism in Six of Swords tarot card

The turbulent water on the boat’s right side symbolises trouble. The calm water on the boat’s left side symbolises the ending of troubles. The man steering them across is standing upright symbolising planning ahead. The woman and the child sit in front of him. The woman’s head is covered symbolising humbleness. The child on her left side symbolises new beginnings. All the six swords are pointing downwards symbolising mental rest and non-activity. The six swords are in front of the people in this card symbolising their boundaries.

Six of Swords tarot card and Astrology

Mercury (Magician) in Aquarius (Star)

Six of Swords tarot card meanings upright

Six of swords in a general reading

Six of Swords tarot card is about crossing troubled sea and entering into calmer water. This is the tarot card for finding solutions and implementing them, often bringing other people with you in the process. The other cards in the spread will tell you which areas you are making these changes. Sometimes Six of swords tarot card shows up when people are making physical travel away from stress. If this card shows up with Eight of Wands it can denote going on a holiday. If it shows up with Nine of Pentacles it often means moving to a beautiful place. Six of Swords with the Chariot can signify a quick leap forward in the right direction, so don’t lose sight of the bigger picture and don’t let go of control.

Six of swords in a love reading

In a love reading, Six of swords tarot card denotes meeting someone online or a long distance relationship. It can also mean a relationship where the couple has worked on their issues and made it through.

Six of swords in a career reading

In a career reading, Six of swords tarot card signifies science, problem-solving, computer and travel jobs.

Six of swords as feelings

Six of swords as feelings denotes the Seeker feels they need to move on from their old routine and also their past. They could have been holding on too much to an old belief, an outdated situation and/or their past. The Seeker feels like going to a new place, travel, and meet new people. If you are asking how someone feels about you, this person most likely wants to leave the past in the past and have a new beginning.

Learn what Six of swords tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in Six of swords tarot card

Six of swords tarot card indicates someone who is very good at problem-solving and implementing new strategies and systems. They are very intelligent people who can master many skills in many different environments. They continuously seek out to create a better world and are impartial and fair. They often succeed in personal goals and are always ready to go on a new adventure, learning new skills and meeting new people. Six of swords people love to invest in themselves and they often take their expertise to humanitarian causes and non-for-profit organisation where they work hard towards building a better tomorrow.

six of swords reversed tarot card meanings


Six of swords tarot card meanings reversed

Six of Swords tarot card reversed indicates travel plans being canceled or delayed. It also means difficulty in problem-solving, especially with mental tasks like maths and science. The swords fall out of the boat when Six of swords tarot card shows up reversed, denoting the danger of losing valuable information needed. Make sure you back up and protect your data. This card sometimes shows up reversed when the someone is stealing someone else’s intellectual properties, homework and/or ideas.

Personality types in reversed Six of swords tarot card

Six of swords tarot card reversed indicates someone who has problems staying afloat. They might even have problems with authorities and following rules. They believe rules are there to be broken. There are problems with getting stuck and lost, and there are issues with time management. This is someone who is constantly asking for other people’s help and handouts. They seem to always be in deep water with little efforts and few resources to get them out of trouble. They often drain their friends and family who in the end get fed up with them. When that happens they hook on to someone else, often an unknowing do-gooder.

Six Of Swords Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Six of swords:

6 of swords + The Fool: A chance meeting. 

6 of swords + The Emperor: Moving up the organisation.

6 of swords + The Hierophant: Settling down. 

6 of swords + The Lovers: Moving forward in your relationship. 

6 of swords + The Chariot: A small move turns into a big move. 

6 of swords + The Hanged Man: Scientific breakthrough. 

6 of swords + Temperance: Moving far away.

6 of swords + Five of wands: Going on a journey to learn about yourself. 

6 of swords + Seven of wands: Becoming a manager. More responsibility. 

6 of swords + Ten of wands: Investing in your career. 

6 of swords + Queen of wands: Academic success. 

6 of swords + Two of cups: Travelling for love. 

6 of swords + Seven of cups: Online studies. 

6 of swords + Eight of cups: Ending a chapter. 

6 of swords + Ten of cups: Finding your true purpose. 

6 of swords + Ace of pentacles: Moving towards financial security. 

6 of swords + Two of pentacles: Learning a new language. 

6 of swords + Seven of pentacles: Moving to the country. 

6 of swords + Nine of pentacles: A holiday. A breakthrough.

6 of swords + Ten of pentacles: Visiting family. 

6 of swords + Two of swords: Mathematical and technical skills.

6 of swords + Three of swords: Musical skills. 

6 of swords + Five of swords: Being an outsider. 

6 of swords + King of swords: A strict parent or boss. Navigation. 

Six of swords tarot card meanings summary

Six of swords tarot card denotes the mental workout that will lead to a better and brighter future. Once you are skilled up you will have the security you need. Six of swords tarot card can also speak of travel as all travel brings about learning in some way or another. This card speaks of the joy of learning. If you want a brighter future the Six of swords will get you there by bringing about change through learning. The most prevalent mental skills seen in Six of swords are computer skills, musical skills, and language skills.

Learn the Meanings of the Suit of Swords Tarot Cards Here.

Learn the Meanings of Six of WandsSix of Pentacles, and Six of Cups. 

Learn the meaning of the number 6 in numerology.