The Six of Wands is a card you’re gonna want to look out for, if only because it represents the euphoria of success. In this particularly imperial card, you will see a man astride a white horse-- indicative throughout antiquity as a symbol of nobility and power.
He wears a laurel wreath on his head, which is the Ancient Roman symbol of both imperial authority and gravitas. In his right hand is a wand with a circular bundle of leaves fastened onto it, much like a standard around which his joyous people can gather-- and indeed so, because you can likewise see other people carrying the remaining five wands and marching with him.
Notice also that his clothes match the colors of each wand and that he looks at the direction of his people, proving not only his royal design, but also a sense of mastery over his subjects, his cause and himself. Likewise, drawing this card means you are in the midst of a glorious triumph and that you are about to receive a great honor.
You are distinguished for your valor, virtue and courage. Many people look to you for wisdom, protection and authority, and as such this also carries a sense of great responsibility.
The upright position shows a sense of pride and self-mastery. This means you have most likely done something with which to distinguish yourself in some way.
For this, there’s great reason to celebrate, especially since you most certainly deserve it. But the card also has a cautionary side to it.
Remember that in success, you are not alone. You may wear all the laurel wreaths in the world, but if you alienate others or forward a cause that isn’t just, no one will celebrate with you.
You are a powerful leader, but you must act justly and humbly, for only then will your victory be truly magnificent and complete.
This card and position are perfect for just about any type of relationship, as this means that the two of you are not only united but able to lead each other in areas where one might be lagging. For example, your loved one might be a good lawyer and you might be good at financial management, so you’re always able to instruct one another and squeeze the most out of your skills to help the relationship stay in momentum.
It is safe to say that the phrase “opposites attract” applies to you and your significant other very well. There may be so many differences between you and them, yet you both manage to counterbalance each other and find a compromise.
While some relationships fail to find satisfaction in compromises, you and your partner consider them integral to maintaining your partnership. The two of you understand the value of cooperation and being reasonable, especially when you have to make significant decisions that can potentially change your life together.
This makes the two of you a perfect couple, as you consider yourselves equal and improve one another constantly. As for those still single and searching, your eagerness to reach an agreement and compromise will not go unnoticed.
A like-minded individual is coming your way, and your partnership with them will prove to be emotionally satisfying, as it is mentally stimulating. You will reach new heights in your personal growth and maturity as you go along with this person.
Indeed, your patience will be well-paid off!
Employers and team leaders who end up drawing the Six of Wands in its upright position are tasked with the heavy but ultimately fulfilling burden of motivating their subordinates to work harder. As you already know, morale directly increases income, because it increases productivity especially when there is high demand.
This is no time for you or your team to slack off. The workload you'll have will exceed your expectations, so you need to motivate everyone to work as hard.
There is a quota to be met, and you wouldn't want to miss out! However, it doesn't mean that you have an excuse to be abusive towards your subordinates. This is an equally difficult time for them, and you need to be a good example that they can look up to.
If you manage to inspire them into becoming better workers, you and your team might be able to exceed even the most seemingly impossible expectations. If you’re an employee, this could also be a sign that you need to help motivate your other teammates.
You could take the emotional lead by comforting them, and also by advising them on their financial matters. Working under high stress and extreme pressure won't do anyone good in terms of their mental health.
Some may even feel like they can't keep going anymore because of the difficulty of their tasks. But since you can prepare yourself, the least you can do is give your coworkers the emotional support they need.
Be kind and your kindness will return to you several times.
The reverse of this card reveals the inner aspects of leadership. While successful leadership always warrants a celebration, the true test to one’s authority is your personal ability to stay atop your white horse and lead people through adversity.
It shows you that what makes a leader is not the number of trophies or medals in one’s closet. It’s not even the number of people who believe in you, but the personal iron within yourself and your ability to inspire others when morale is low and teammates are difficult to manage.
When you see this card, it behooves you to remind yourself of the essence of leadership as hard times may fall upon you and your team.
Your relationship is the living embodiment of disorder and uncertainty at this stage, with nothing getting done, disagreements being too frequent and emotions always flaring up. What makes it particularly difficult is that any one of these could literally kill your relationship given enough time.
To make sure this doesn’t happen, the two of you will need to breathe and come up with a clever solution to making sure that you’re always in harmony when making crucial decisions for your relationship. A healthy and orderly union is a stable one, so make unity your foremost priority.
If you do not act on these problems, then you might as well expect the worst. Your stubbornness and refusal to talk things over like the mature individuals you were supposed to be will only make things even more complicated.
The two of you need to calm down and reorient yourself. Let out some steam if you have to before sitting down and talking things over.
If you and your significant other were able to clear your heads before addressing your problems, you would be able to stop things from boiling over in a much better and efficient way. Arguments will always be part of a relationship.
As humans, you and your partner will always manage to find faults and snags that can cause you both to fight. But if you refuse to face one another and work things out directly, then you might as well abandon your thoughts of being together forever.
The Six of Wands in the Reverse position presents a great problem especially for those seeking to unite their teams under one banner. For example, resentment may be festering in your ranks in part due to everyone being too ambitious to work together.
It may be that one of your workers has consistently been recognized by your workplace as the employee of the month. Or it can be that someone younger recently got a promotion and pay raise, earning the ire of employees who have worked in the company for years.
This setup will not do, especially in a company that has to keep with current business trends. If no action is taken, you and your coworkers can expect that your productivity will be at its lowest and that the work grudges would eventually tip over to the personal.
Uniting them is imperative if you wish to keep problems at bay. Additionally, the card also represents a lack of personal organization on your part.
On the other hand, this card may also be a sign that you are being financially irresponsible during this time. Aside from underperforming in your job and being a liability to your coworkers, you may even be haphazardly spending your money with little to no regard for whatever troubles you’ll potentially encounter in the future.
You’re probably not managing your finances in a sustainable way, resulting in routine overspending and storing little money for more important things. Continuing this routine could be catastrophic, so reconsider.