6 of Swords
Tarot Minor Arcana
The Minor Arcana cards contain answers to questions from everyday life, thus complementing to the aspects of the main Tarot cards. There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana, divided into 4 Suits times 14 Cards. Each suit is represented by a symbol, Pentacle, Wand, Cup, or Sword. There is a one-to-one correspondence between these symbols and the four elements of the esoteric science: earth, water, air, and fire.
6 of Swords
“Do not look back to the past and feel sad. Move forward in life. A bright future is waiting for you.“
The six of swords card represents progress, change, and moving on in life. The card shows the image of a woman and a child being rowed across to nearby land. The woman's posture indicates her sadness as if she is leaving something behind. The child sitting beside her looks for a comfortable and safe journey together. The erected six swords suggest that both have not forgotten their past and carrying it with them in the future.
The water suggests that they had a tumultuous past, but the future is bound to be peaceful and supportive. The ducks are symbolic of family, love, vigilance, intuition, self-expression, and protection. The appearance of six of swords suggests a state of transition, a movement from known to unknown.
You might be feeling tired of moving houses, leaving a relationship, or shifting jobs. Whether the change is by your choice or forced on you, you are sad to leave familiar things and places for things that are yet unknown to you. However, for growth and process, one has to change. Do not worry. The feelings of worry will soon be replaced with joy and contentment. The acceptance brings mental clarity.
You have to leave the baggage of the past behind and set your eyes on the future. You have to make tough decisions and make compromises to evolve and gain a better position in life. See the swords as a warning to leave relationships, ideas, thoughts, emotions, habits, and beliefs that no longer serve you. Decide what you want to take with you in the future and what should be left behind.Reversed 6 of Swords Meaning :
When it appears reversed, it hints upon your personal or spiritual transition. You have readily embraced the change and prepared yourself to reap the fruition of acceptance in your personal and professional lives. Initially, you may feel it hard to accept the transition, but life will become easier once you decide to move ahead and finish all the unfinished projects.
There are moments of confusion and doubts but do not fall prey to them. Remember, the six of swords card motivates you to move forward, believing that you are heading to a bright future.