The 6 of Swords is the card of travel. When this card makes an appearance, you can be guaranteed that you are about to make a move in some area of your life.
The 6 of Swords always predicts movement and obviously this can be literal. You will get out of your hometown and go somewhere a bit different. Traditionally, it is said that those who receive the 6 of Swords will travel by or close to water, typically in boats. However, with the invention of airplanes now-a-days this card may just mean a trip in a plane to a foreign country.
Sometimes the 6 of Swords can just predict movement towards a goal or desired outcome. You are making progress even if you do not feel as though you are; keep the faith, things are happening even if its very slowly. For cards with a specific question, the symbolic interpretation of progress often applies.
However, in general predictive readings (readings without a question ) the 6 of Swords tends to represent real travel not something symbolic like emotional movement or what ever. The 6 of Swords mostly predictstravel whether that is for business, pleasure or with a loved one.
The 6 of Swords is obviously a positive card. In fact, I would say that it is probably the best card you can receive from the Swords suit. With that being said there will be times when it appears as a negative.
The 6 of Swords can appear as a negative when something is progressing in a way which you did not like or expect. Once you get the things you want you will realize that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Therefore, the 6 serves as a warning to keep you options open. The 6 of Swords can also predict travel which you do not enjoy.
The Six of Swords’ Historical Meaning
The 6 of Swords was read the same historically as it is currently; it has pretty much always been a travel card.
The Six of Swords in a Love Reading
If you’re wondering what a potential partner’s feelings are towards you do not worry; the 6 of Swords is sign that they are moving in the right direction. That’s not to say that they’re head over heels in love with you just yet but it looks like they are heading that way.
In general, the 6 of Swords can predict that you will travel with a partner. This could be something as major as a house move but could also just be a holiday. If the 6 of Swords has landed in an outcome or future position, this could mean that one of these situations could give you and your partner a much needed fresh start.
If you are wondering whether an ex will come back and you pull a 6 of Swords, then it doesn’t look likely that they will. On a lighter note, the 6 of Swords is telling you that you’ll one day heal and move on. Your Tarot cards are trying to convince you there is better things out there. I have more detailed relationship interpretations in my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.
The Six of Swords in a Business Reading
If you have been working super hard on a project and are beginning to loose faith, don’t because the 6 of Swords is a sign that the end is near. Soon you will be able to see the progress you have made even if you do not feel that way yet.
The 6 of Swords can mean that you will travel for business. Also, you might have more success in a different area, district in country; this is a common interpretation. Expand your horizons and see where that leads you.
The Six of Swords as a Yes or No
If the question is about developing something then the answer is a yes. For all other questions, the 6 of Swords is pretty neutral.
The Six of Swords as a Positive
In a positive reading, the Six of Swords can predict;
- Movement in a positive direction
- Progress made
- Results on the horizon
The Six of Swords as a Negative
In a more negative reading, the Six of Swords can predict;
- Progress you do not welcome
- Change you did not ask for
- Results you didn’t anticipate
- Discovering the grass isn’t greener on the other side
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