Seven of Wands
The Basic Meaning of the Card (Rider-Waite)
The Seven of Wands is the seventh card in the Tarot’s Minor Arcana within the Wand suit and symbolizes defense, courage, and determination. The card’s image shows a person standing on a hilltop and fighting against six wands below, suggesting that he is defending his position. It represents that sometimes we must stand up for ourselves and our beliefs, even when we face opposition and challenges.
When the Seven of Wands appears upright in a Tarot reading, it signifies a time of defense, courage, and determination. The card urges you to stand up for yourself and your beliefs, even when you face opposition or challenges. It is a time for being brave and fighting for what you believe in, as well as being determined and persistent in your efforts.
If the Seven of Wands is reversed in a reading, it may indicate that you are feeling overwhelmed by opposition or having difficulty defending your position. It may also mean that you are unwilling to fight for your beliefs or feeling insecure about your ability to handle challenges. The card urges you to find courage and determination, as well as standing up for yourself and your beliefs, even when you face opposition and challenges.
Example of Interpretation
If the Seven of Wands appears in a reading alongside the Empress and Eight of Pentacles, it could be interpreted as standing up for yourself and your beliefs (Seven of Wands) will lead to personal growth and creativity (Empress). This will then lead to becoming more skilled in your work or craft (Eight of Pentacles), which will give you the opportunity to further develop your skills and become more successful in your field.