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Don’t be discouraged. It is often the last key in the bunch that opens the door.’’


The illustration of the Seven of Wands card depicts a figure taking a stand against six wands emerging from below. He seems to have the high ground, which means that he holds the most defensively advantageous position over his opponents.

The Seven of Wands is a about showing resistance, courage and perseverance in the face of adversity. It can mean defending one’s territory and their beliefs or standing tall against bullying and opposition.

The transition from the Six of Wands to the Seven of Wands shows that a previously secure and peaceful situation is now being challenged. Most of us endured circumstances where we ended up feeling undervalued, intimidated and resentful. You have fought long and hard for what you have, and now the circumstances require you to protect it.

Life never stops changing, evolving and teaching. In this journey, our innate worthiness must be one constant that always remains. By only defining our core values and believing our strength we can stand against anything life throws at us.

Number 7 represents mental activity and determination.


Seven of Wands Keywords

  • Defensiveness

  • Protecting your ground

  • Challenge



  • Giving up

  • Hesitance

  • Loss of confidence

Upright Seven of Wands

Guidance: The Seven of Wands indicates that you are in a defensive position against a stiff competition, argument or a threat. You are being challenged to stand your ground. It can be overwhelming when you are undeterred and outnumbered but do not lose sight: The obstacle you face now will help you discover your inner strength in the end.

Love: The Seven of Wands suggests that this is a time where you want to react defensively and establish clear boundaries. In a relationship, two partners may have very opposing views. It may also be the case that some family members disapprove of your partner. Whatever the argument is, the approach should be mutual respect. Stand your ground for what you believe is right for you and don’t compromise your self-worth. It also indicates someone being emotionally closed off and hesitant to let anyone in their heart.

Work/Finances: You are against a cutthroat competition or a bully authority. The opponents may be playing dirty and you may need to fight for your reputation. Stand firm in your decisions and remain strong. If you consistently prove your determination and skills in the long term, you will persevere. It may indicate a financial struggle or argument as well.

Health: The Seven of Wands indicates that outside frustrations may be jeopardizing your health. Right now, you have a lot on your plate, take some time to detach yourself from stressful situations and relax. If you are fighting off an illness, your will and inner strength will be very important in your recovery.

Spirituality: You may be getting opposing views from others about your spiritual beliefs and moral values. Every individual has a right to his own belief, religion and thought. While standing your ground, treat this situation with respect and tolerance, but you should also expect others to do the same.

Guidance: You are feeling overwhelmed and confused in the face of a conflict. The Seven of Wands reversed can be interpreted as a suggestion for you to acknowledge and take back your own power. Even if you are battle weary, you must never tolerate being undervalued or disrespected. If the responsibilities are too much to handle, lay your burdens down.

Love: The Seven of Wands reversed can indicate that you are not able to reach a mutual understanding with a loved one at this time. You may be dealing with a pushy, unreasonable partner. Or your relationship may be receiving opposition from others. Due to past disappointments, he/she may not be ready to fully open their heart. Whatever the case is, it is no use to continue fighting when everyone is emotionally exhausted. If this resonates with you, detach for a while and work on healing yourself.

Work/Finances: When the Seven of Wands is reversed in work/finances position, it represents exhaustion, confusion and giving up. In order to protect what you have worked for and get back what you have lost, you must remain confident and determined in your decisions. Be aware of jealous competitors and toxic work partners.

Health: The Seven of Wands reversed shows that you started to lose hope and confidence to overcome a health problem. Don’t give into fear and what-if scenarios. Deep inside you know you have the strength to battle this situation.

Spirituality: In spirituality readings, the meaning of the Seven of Wands reversed is pretty much the same as the upright. You are dimming your own inner voice by listening to opposition from outside only. Believe in yourself. While it is absolutely great to discuss differing life views, you need some time to establish your own truths alone.

Reversed Seven of Wands

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