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 what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Six of Swords, that means that this relationship is moving to calmer waters. It is astrologically associated with Mercury in Aquarius, indicating that for some of you, online communication plays a major role in your relationship. This could become a problem or be a solution to an existing problem. Particularly if you are in a long-distance relationship. This is also the card of movement and travel. In some cases, this could simply be the fact that you met online.
The Six of Swords as love outcome is a sign of recovery within your relationship dynamics. Smooth sailing ahead. This card is about healing. Since Mercury and Aquarius are cerebral energies, a calm and rational approach to problem solving should be ideal. This isn’t the type of relationship where the two of you get a thrill out of screaming at each other when you’re angry. In fact, you and your person could bond over the fact that you’re both allergic to drama.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Six of Swords as love outcome means extra effort is required to make the relationship work, but in the end it’ll be worth it. The Six of Swords may not be the most romantic of Tarot cards, but it is not a negative card either. Seeing this card in a reading would indicate that your relationship will go through the motions. You will face the growing pains that most couples deal with when they’re just getting to know each other. But if you take your time and let things unfold naturally, you may be happy with the results. Don’t rush into things.
If you are in a new relationship, the Six of Swords as love outcome means a new beginning after going through a rough time. It is a card of emotionally being at peace. This is also a practical card with practical meanings such as travel across the water, relocating, short-distance trips. So this relationship may involve a lot of physical movement compared to the average relationship or your past relationships. This could be a long distance relationship. Or, it may evolve into one in the future.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Six of Swords as love outcome means overcoming struggles in your relationship. This is sometimes referred to as the “keeping your head above the water” card so there could be those dynamics in your relationship. However, you are definitely moving on from your struggles, and moving toward calmer waters. This is not a card or stagnancy, so if you feel like your relationship isn’t progressing as fast as you would like, know that it is going somewhere. If you are in a long-distance relationship, this would be a sign that it’s time to consider relocation to be closer with each other. Sometimes, it’s going to be the card of gaining perspective.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Six of Swords as love outcome means one of you may be changing locations. The Six of Swords card is often seen as a card of travel and movement, usually between places separated by water. If you are separated by distance, you are going through that very important phase in a relationship where you are seriously considering relocating to be together. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, this person is in a much better head space right now. If they believe there’s no hope for your relationship, they have decided to move on. However, if they believe there’s still hope for your relationship, they are hoping to mend things with you.
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If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Six of Swords reversed, that means that one or both of you are struggling to move on from a rough patch in your relationship. There is some emotional stagnancy. Feelings and thoughts aren’t being processed in a healthy manner. With its astrological association to cerebral Mercury and Aquarius, you or your person could be overthinking. This card advises to stop overthinking, and be more emotionally spontaneous. Don’t be afraid of expressing yourself or showing warmth.
The Six of Swords reversed as love outcome is a sign of having communication issues. This card is astrologically associated with Mercury in Aquarius, which indicates online communication. Online communication can be a sore spot in your relationship. So, for example one or both of you may have a social media addiction, causing strain in the relationship. If you’re in a long-distance relationship, one or both of you may find communicating online less desirable or difficult. There could also be disagreements regarding what gets posted on social media, or pressure to appear a certain way as a couple on social media.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Six of Swords reversed as love outcome means feeling like a relationship isn’t going anywhere. The Six of Swords is normally a card of movement. When it’s drawn in the reverse, it indicates a lack of movement. You may be wondering whether this relationship will ever get to the next level. One of you may be resistant to higher levels of commitment, for whatever reason. If this is a long-distance relationship, agreeing who should relocate will be a difficult decision, and compromise will be required.
If you are in a new relationship, the Six of Swords reversed as love outcome means something needs to be healed for the relationship to even begin. The Six of Swords is usually a card of healing and moving on. When it is drawn in the reverse, something could be hindering the healing process. Alternatively, the healing process is happening, but one or both of you are rushing into the relationship before you’re ready. In fact, one of you may even suspect that they’re just a rebound. If you have any concerns, openly communicate in a respectful and calm manner.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Six of Swords reversed as love outcome means a relationship may feel stagnant or unhealed. There might be some frustration at the pace the relationship is growing. Your person could seem resistant to taking the relationship to a higher level of commitment. If you’re in a long-distance relationship, you may be wondering when one of you should relocate. There could be unhealthy patterns of behavior when it comes to online communication. For example, one of you may be addicted to social media, or have a tendency to overshare details of your relationship on social media that’s impacting the relationship negatively.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Six of Swords reversed as love outcome means struggles in a long-distance relationship. If you are separated by distance, there could be disagreements regarding relocation and travel. Either one person always expects the other to do all the visiting and relocating, or there could be some constraints that prevent movement and physical meeting. These may be financial and time constraints, and in some cases government restrictions. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, your person has moved on from you, and likely wishes to reconcile too, but they don’t know how to make that happen.
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For love readings, 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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