Rider Waite Smith Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

Six of Swords


The Six of Swords is a complicated card that shows the unmistakable combination of melancholy and strength required to leave a situation. While headed for better shores, the decision to move along wasn't easy; however, we're now equipped with priceless wisdom as represented by the swords in the boat. Our past experiences have given us insights we can use to navigate our course forward. What was painful taught us how to avoid or transform that pain, and our beliefs are stronger because of our struggles. Taking this next step is also an emotional process which we can see by our journey over water. Though difficult, this change is honoring our full self and leading to something more promising. 


Transition, wisdom, experience, emotional journey, bittersweetness, self-respect.

Appears As

A necessary move, leaving an unhealthy situation, growing out of a place or relationship, making a difficult decision, reflecting on past choices, committing to a better path.