The Six of Swords is the card of moving on, departure, leaving behind, and acceptance. This card shows a man rowing a woman and child on a boat to a new place. They are leaving something behind, as their backs are turned towards us. The woman and the child have their hoods up, perhaps hiding their true identities. Though this scene is sad, they are moving towards a better future.
The Six of Swords reminds us that we are all on a journey. Sometimes, we find people who will be at our side forever. Other times, we find people who will travel with us for only a period of time. The Six of Swords is a reminder that it is okay to move on. Release what no longer serves you. We will continue onwards with all of the lessons that we have learned.
If you are asking about how your ex feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the Six of Swords, it means they’ve made peace with the past. They are going with the flow and allowing events and developments to unfold naturally. While this card does not indicate a flat “no”, your ex is not actively working toward a reunion. Drawing this card indicates that your ex is more inclined to move on and let go. Their priority is moving toward calmer waters. Be it in a peaceful reunion with you, or moving on to find peace without you.
Six of Swords as reconciliation is a sign of your partner wanting more peace in your relationship.
Your partner has accepted what has happened in the past. They are willing to let go of the past to focus on building a new future. Healing is on their mind. They are willing to have a balanced conversation, but they are not interested in further conflict. This is a positive sign if you’re looking to have a new beginning with someone.
When your ex thinks about reconciliation with you, they feel future-oriented. This person has let go of past hurts and they are determined to focus on what they can control. Your ex is not going to be pushy about a reunion. Whether or not they’re open to reconciling depends on which path guarantees peace. They might be open to a healing, tranquil reunion with you. However, if they feel you’ll end up in conflict again, they’d rather move on to calmer waters.
If you’ve recently split up, Six of Swords means your ex is focused on healing. They’re undecided on whether they want to reconcile. All your ex wants is to move on to calmer waters. This could mean letting go of your past baggage together to start anew with you. Alternatively, this could mean letting go of you as they’ve learned the life lessons they needed to learn from you.
If you’ve been in separation for a while, Six of Swords means your ex has left the past behind them. They are no longer stuck in the past and have moved on to calmer waters. In some cases, this could mean they have moved on with their lives. If your ex is single, they could be open to letting bygones be bygones to start fresh with you again. This person will choose whichever option guarantees them balance, peace, and harmony.
If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, Six of Swords means you’re in a transition period. The direction of your relationship will depend on whether you and your partner are ready to let go of the past. If you can let go of the past, there’s potential to heal the relationship. You can together move to calmer waters by focusing on investing in the future. But if neither of you are willing to fight for the relationship, it would be best to move on.
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If you are asking about how your ex feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the Six of Swords reversed, it means your person is stuck in limbo. They cannot move on from you, even if they know it’s an unhealthy attachment. Your ex may feel compelled to keep coming back even though they know you’re incompatible. Your ex might not be in the best headspace to heal the relationship. They’re off-balance in their lives right now.
Six of Swords reversed as reconciliation is a sign of imbalance and stagnancy. Your partner wants to stick to the status quo. Your person wants to get back together with you, but they’re not willing to do the work. They are unwilling to make the compromises that would make the relationship work. They are fooling themselves by thinking that everything will be alright without change. A lack of equality, take-and-give, and communications hinder the healing process.
When your ex thinks about reconciliation with you, they feel clingy and needy. They are unable to move on even if they know you’re bad for each other. Your ex is unwilling to face the fact that you are incompatible. Even though you may be good people individually, your energies combined can be toxic. They’re holding on to old baggage.
If you’ve recently split up, Six of Swords reversed means that your ex is still attached to you.
This could be an unhealthy attachment, especially mentally. They are obsessively stuck on you. Your ex could feel compulsive urges to constantly check on you or contact you. Although they definitely want a reconciliation, they’re unwilling to change their old ways. They’re burying their heads in the sand in terms of what needs to be done.
If you’ve been in separation for a while, Six of Swords reversed means your person still thinks about you frequently. They have not moved on. In their minds, you still have “unfinished business” to tend to. This person checks on your online presence regularly. They also compare their new partners with you. Unfortunately, they haven’t changed. If you broke up over behavioral patterns that you refused to tolerate, those patterns are still there.
If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, Six of Swords reversed means your partner feels a compulsive need to stick with you. Even though you don’t mix well with them, they’ve considered you their “comfort zone”. Your partner may even find comfort in regularly arguing with you. They lack the self-awareness to recognize the toxicity of your energies combined. Be mindful of codependent tendencies. This card is also an indication of an unwillingness or inability to change.
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For relationships and reconciliation, the Six of Swords represents the journey of love. It is okay to move on when a situation is no longer serving you and your needs. It does not make the love that we have experienced any less valid. You will always take the lessons learned from it with you, and it will stay there within your heart.
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