Six of Wands as a Person Tarot Card Meaning Sibyl Tarot

The Six of Wands is the card of success, victory, triumph, achievement, rewards, and recognition. The card shows a man riding a horse through a crowd of people. A crown of victory sits on his head. Everyone in the crowd acknowledges this man’s achievements and success. This card is a celebration of victory.  

The Six of Wands reminds us that there is success to be found in every corner of the Universe. Victory can be yours. You can manifest the success you want into your life. Set your intention and watch it come back to you. If you are looking for love, this card is a good sign.

Upright Six of Wands as a Person

If the Six of Wands appears in a Tarot spread as a person, that means that this person is prideful. Because this card is in the upright position, it manifests in a mostly positive way, so this person is not narcissistic. Their self-esteem is at a healthy level. It is astrologically associated with Jupiter in Leo. Because Jupiter and Leo both carry masculine energies, this card carries an active, assertive energy. We all have a little bit of both energies expressed in a balanced way, regardless of which gender we identify as.

For physical characteristics, the Six of Wands as a person represents someone who takes a lot of pride in their appearance. Because of Jupiter and Leo’s influence, this person is not only very creative with their appearance and super “extra” but in a good way. Leo is dramatic and flamboyant, Jupiter infuses humor into this person’s personal style. Even if they’re picky, meticulous, or a pain in the behind about what they eat, you can’t even be mad at this person because they’re so funny about it. They can take their fashion and food seriously, but definitely don’t take themselves too seriously. They take excellent care of their bodies, and they treat themselves like a king or queen, but they also know how to pamper themselves and have a good rest.

For emotional characteristics, the Six of Wands as a person represents someone who is prideful. This person may avoid seeking help when they need help because they’re too proud to do so. Jupiter carries a strong Sagittarian energy, which can translate into being very stubborn with one’s philosophy or belief system. If they still believe in traditional gender roles, they will insist on doing what they believe is “the honorable” thing to do. If they were raised by more progressive parents, or they unlearned behavioral patterns that were ingrained from childhood, they might also insist on doing what they considered to be “the right thing”. Try not to get offended or feel patronized if this person insists on doing certain things a certain way, it’s usually not coming from a bad place. 

For careers, the Six of Wands can represent someone who works in the public eye, or they may be very successful at what they do. If they’re not in the entertainment industry in some way, shape, or form, they may be very well known in their industry. They may be so successful that they’re an icon in their field, or they could run a podcast or a YouTube channel pertaining to their industry. They take a lot of pride in what they do, and doing what they do in the right way. Jupiter in Leo’s influence can make this person a stickler for doing things in a way that is aligned with their values. Alternatively, this person may be a leader of some sort, an athlete, or be in the military.

The Six of Wands as a person represents someone who makes you feel like you’re on the winning team, if you have this person on your side. You will tend to have a lot of fun with this person, just because the combination between Jupiter’s humor and Leo’s fun-loving attitude is always a blast to be around. They are an interesting combination between king/queen energy and court jester energy, they don’t take themselves too seriously and they’re very relaxed. If this person is your mentor, you could learn so many things from this person, they’re usually an intelligent strategist, and they know how to win people over. If you’re romantically involved with them, they will shower you with a lot of attention and grand gestures. They’re very charming and charismatic, so you might fall for them quite quickly. 

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Reversed Six of Wands as a Person

If the Six of Wands reversed appears in a Tarot spread as a person, that means that this person can be prideful in a rather negative way. Rather than being driven by a need to do what they believe is honorable, they are more driven by an unhealthy ego. Because this is a Minor Arcana card, some of these traits will not be inherent aspects of their identity. If they are behaving unfavorably, they might just be going through a temporary phase. It may be a behavioral pattern that they can still unlearn, if they choose to. Good or bad, nobody is perfect, and people can use their free will to change for the better.

For physical characteristics, the Six of Wands reversed as a person represents someone whose pride can manifest in a negative way. For example this person may be very narcissistic and self-absorbed when it comes to their physical appearance. They can be quite shallow, and they be cruel about their views. They can be dismissive toward other people who they deem to not fit certain beauty standards. In addition, they may be sexist or ageist. Alternatively, on the other end of the spectrum this person can have very low self esteem, or they may even have a distorted view of themselves. They’re low sense of self worth, may also contribute to their negativity toward other people’s physical appearances, if they have a tendency to project.

For emotional characteristics, the Six of Wands reversed as a person represents someone who may have a massive ego. This is somebody who has to win at all costs. However, unlike the Five of Swordsʼ “win at all costs” energy, this person is less driven by sheer cruelty and more driven by pride. They may need healing. If this person is male, they may have some issues with toxic masculinity, and they may need to unlearn certain behavioral patterns that make for unhealthy relationship dynamics. They may also be hungry for attention and clout, or generally exhibit narcissistic tendencies.

For careers, the Six of Wands reversed can represent someone who works in any of the fields covered by upright Six of Wands energy. The only difference is, this person may be less passionate about the substance of their work, and more motivated by fame and glory. This person may be thirsty for recognition, and we’ll do whatever it takes to gain attention, including picking fights with perceived competitors. When they’re not being unreasonably competitive, the Jupiter in Leo energy can manifest in over-the-top demonstrations of authority and power. This may translate into a “their way or the highway” authoritarian type of energy. This person also does not know how to professionally accept input or feedback. If they’re an actor, they don’t know how to take direction.

The Six of Wands reversed as a person represents someone who makes you feel like this person needs healing, or you may feel like you need some healing after dealing with this person. They might have a fragile ego, and project all their insecurities onto you. They can be extremely toxic. If you’re involved with this person romantically, make sure you understand what “negging” and other pickup artist techniques people use to manipulate partners are. Educate yourself on narcissistic abuse. Know your worth, protect your mental health, and know when to walk away. 

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For love readings, the Six of Wands represents victory and success. This is a great place for you to be. The positivity is off the charts. The Six of Wands reminds us that good things are not just coming, but they are already here! All of the efforts that you’ve put in are paying off.

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