#TarotTuesday – Six of Swords

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

I created a short video to demonstrate how I pull the card for the posts. If you’re interested, here’s a LINK.

Today’s card is the Six of Swords.

Keywords for The Six of Swords are: Transition, change, rite of passage, and releasing baggage.

The first thought that struck me about this card is that we are never alone. The woman and child in the boat are being protected and transported by the strong man standing behind them. That is very significant to me!

The Six of Swords shows a woman and a young child being rowed across a body of water towards a nearby land. Her head is covered, suggesting possible sadness or loss as she moves away from something in her past. Her child nestles in close to her body, looking for safety and comfort as they make this journey together. In the boat stand six swords, suggesting that the woman and child are still carrying memories or baggage from their past into their future.

While the water on the right of the boat is turbulent, the sea ahead is tranquil. This imagery suggests that they are leaving behind a tumultuous situation, bound for a more peaceful and supportive environment.

The Six of Swords shows that you are in a state of transition, leaving behind what was familiar and moving towards the unknown. You might be moving to a different house, leaving a relationship, changing jobs, going through a rite of passage or a mental shift. This change may be your own doing or forced upon you, and you may feel sad to leave behind what is so familiar to you. However, you know this move is essential for your growth and personal development. The sadness over what you have lost (or released) will soon be replaced by greater mental clarity and a renewed acceptance of change. You will become a better person as a result.

The Six of Swords invites you to let go of whatever is holding you back, be it from your past or your present circumstances. Instead gaze ahead to your future and choose the way most in alignment with your Highest Good and long-term potential. You are headed towards a much better position in life, so long as you are willing to evolve and shed whatever you no longer need. Do not dwell on what is left behind. Instead, use this as an opportunity for changing your beliefs about yourself, moving away from whom you used to be and towards whom you want to be.

Similarly, the Six of Swords asks you to reflect on any emotional or mental baggage you may carry as you move from one phase to the next. In the boat stand six upstanding swords – a sign you are still carrying a heavy weight from your past as you move forward, which might slow your personal growth. These ‘swords’ may be memories, relationships, habits, behaviors, thought patterns and beliefs that are no longer serving you. Decide what you need to take with you and what you can leave behind.

Again, the Angels have hit the nail on the head as we move forward into a new life that is not familiar to us. And it applies to everyone around the globe. I love the advice and the comfort this card brings. It’s not easy letting go of old ideas and beliefs, but the rewards are great. Your thoughts?

As always, thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!

As always, I use the Rider-Waite Radiance deck and BiddyTarot.com for interpretations.

31 thoughts on “#TarotTuesday – Six of Swords

  1. Jan, this is the perfect card for a troubled and divided world. The transition from our tumultuous past into a calming sea of tranquility will be our greatest journey as a species. History shows us that the same crimes against humanity have existed from the beginning of recorded time. How tragically sad it is that some things have never changed. But, they MUST change. It’s way past time! If every individual learns that they have yet to be the best possible version of themselves, we stand a chance. As that great old song says so succinctly, “United we stand, divided we fall … and if our backs should ever be against the wall … we’ll be together, you and I.”

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    1. Well-said, Soooz. You are right in that crimes against humanity have existed throughout time, and YES, it’s time for a change! I love the line from the song. It says it all! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving an awesome comment! Hugs!

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  2. I liked the message of being protected, in transition from the turmoil to tranquility! The only constant is change whether it’s in a subtle way or in the way of tornado or hurricane. It’s hopeful that the protection comes our way to guide us to tranquility. Great message today, Jan.

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  3. What I thought about was the world moving forward and letting go of what doesn’t work anymore including all that hate. Perfect card for this week, Jan.

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    1. I’m glad you are enjoying this series, Robbie, and thrilled that the Six of Swords gives you confidence to move forward and make decisions for your highest good! Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. As a society I feel this card is very indicative of the current situation and the new possibilities that are arising due to this movement sweeping the country. Racism will no longer be tolerated and that’s exciting. We need to be one people no matter our race, gender, social status, political views, etc. We should be viewed as equals. I’m so happy to see this awakening finally come about. It’s time. As a writer, I’m always evolving and changing. I don’t choose what stories I want to write. They choose me. And I do my best to tell the story. Peace and love, Sister.

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    1. You make some great points, sister. I agree that we need to become a unified people and get beyond the division that will destroy our world. I love what you say about the stories. They tell you what to write and you do a damn good job of telling their sides of the story! Love you! Thank you for leaving a comment!


  5. The card definitely speaks to me. Having concluded being involved in turbulence the serine waters welcome a better path forward. The key to this card is the belief we are not alone not now not ever. Thanks, Jan.

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    1. Awesome, Craig. The future looks pretty unknown for all of us right now, but I do know we are not alone on this journey. I wish you all the best, and thank you for leaving a comment!

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    1. Getting rid of old habits that no longer serve us is not easy, but, as you say, Yvette, the inner strength, knowledge and wisdom is the reward! You go, girl!! Thank you for your comment!

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  6. Reading through our post, all I could think of was the present state of unrest and how we are, hopefully, leaving behind turbulent times for a unified better way of life for all. Change is happening for the better, bringing personal growth and united growth for many. A timely card today, Jan.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Mae. Yes. I definitely feel that we are going through big changes as a Nation, and as a World. It is said that before change comes great chaos. Well… I also hope for a better more unified way of life with less hate and less division. Hugs!

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  7. You are an excellent reader of the cards, Jan. I couldn’t agree more with your concluding line, “It’s not easy letting go of old ideas and beliefs, but the rewards are great.” As we let go of one entangled emotion or belief after another, we are indeed “leaving behind what was familiar and moving towards the unknown.” It seems to me, our journey is one of trust in the Ultimate Good, and though it can seem a solitary walk, we are accompanied by many – both seen and unseen. ♥

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    1. Good morning, dear Gwen. That last line touched my heart! We are never alone, even though we often don’t see those in the wings cheering us on and supporting us. Thank you for your wonderful comment and have a GREAT day!

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