6 of Swords Tarot Card Meanings – six of knives – upright


6 of swords tarot card meanings upright and reversed

When upright the 6 of swords tarot card is about transition and letting go of the past.

The 6 of swords tarot card looks very similar to the 8 of cups. There is a significant difference between these cards. Where the 8 of cups is about leaving something where there was a lot of emotion attached to, the 6 of swords is about taking a different point of view and leaving the past behind. In the 8 of cups we see someone who leaves a unfulfilling situation and leaves the emotional baggage behind after the 7 of cups. With the 6 of swords there where difficulties in the past that we are leaving behind that were there in the 5 of swords. With the 6 of swords it is possible that someone else makes you aware of another point of view but with the 8 of cups it is a personal deliberately choice.

The six of swords is a card of transition. It is also a card of healing and moving to a more positive phase.

  • time to move on
  • leaving past relationships behind
  • traveling
  • healing
  • getting on with life
  • positive change
  • moving to another place
  • moving on to something better
  • letting go of the past
  • positive change
  • transition
  • travelling
  • taking a different point of view

6 of Swords Tarot Card Meanings – six of knives – reversed


Reversed the 6 of swords is about going back to the past or past experiences. For example when you are in a relationship that looks like a relationship that you had before.

recognise patterns in your thinking that stop you from moving on to a more positive mindset that brings you further.
An advice of the 6 of swords reversed is that you have to take the time to change. Don’t be in a hurry.

  • issues with traveling
  • temporary healing
  • difficulty with letting old ideas go
  • going back to how it was before
  • cancelled vacation or plans
  • finish what you start
  • regression therapy
  • starting all over again


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Suit of Wands:

Ace of Wands 2 of Wands 3 of Wands  4 of Wands 5 of Wands 6 of Wands  7 of Wands  8 of wands 9 of Wands 10 of Wands Page of Wands Queen of Wands Knight of Wands King of Wands

Suit of Cups:

Ace of Cups 2 of Cups 3 of Cups 4 of Cups 5 of Cups 6 of Cups 7 of Cups 8 of Cups 9 of Cups 10 of Cups Page of Cups Knight of Cups Queen of Cups King of Cups

Suit of Pentacles:

Ace of Pentacles 2 of Pentacles 3 of Pentacles 4 of Pentacles 5 of Pentacles 6 of Pentacles 7 of Pentacles 8 of Pentacles 9 of Pentacles 10 of Pentacles Page of Pentacles Knight of Pentacles Queen of Pentacles King of Pentacles

Suit of Swords:

Ace of Swords 2 of Swords 3 of Swords 4 of Swords 5 of Swords 6 of Swords 7 of Swords 8 of Swords 9 of Swords 10 of Swords Page of Swords Knight of Swords Queen of Swords King of Swords

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