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Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meanings

Rouse your ambition and the competitive aspects of your nature to push beyond limits. Launch yourself.

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What does the Seven of Wands Tarot card mean?

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Seven of Wands Upright Meaning

This suit, most often called "Wands" and sometimes called "Rods" or "Staves," represents initiative, ambition, drive and desire. This is the suit of enterprise and risk-taking.

The Seven of this suit generally shows a person who is nearly always successful in working his or her will in the world. This is a person who is truly gifted, standing head and shoulders above the rest. This person sets standards and sets examples that exceed previous conceptions of what is possible.

In historical Tarot, this person would most likely be portrayed as an admired and feared warrior who has vanquished his adversaries against all odds. Such an outstanding feat could just as easily apply to the world of the media, politics or business.

Beware of conceitedness that can be hinted at by this card. Being successful does not make you invincible, and it does not protect you against errors! Enjoy your "fifteen minutes of fame" and then get back to your tasks, or your head will swell, to the detriment of your ability to succeed again.

Seven of Wands Reversed Meaning

Coming to terms with lack of motivation could boost your self-esteem. When the Seven of Wands is reversed you may be actively resisting the expenditure of time and energy required to make yourself useful. You are capable of being a role model but are having trouble accepting the challenge. Until you come to terms with your lack of motivation, you are letting yourself down by allowing your self-esteem to shrink.

Seven of Wands Advice Position

The Seven of Wands in this position tells you that the time for peak performance is now. Even if slightly unprepared, you may want to push yourself beyond your usual limits, thinking in larger terms and tweaking your competitive nature. Time and effort spent in preparation could pay off handsomely. You might be the one who vaults right over the heads of those who thought they could outdo you.

Move beyond rhetoric and verbal challenges. Now could be the moment to prove what puts you head and shoulders above the rest by demonstrating it in action.

Seven of Wands Love Position

The Seven of Wands in this position points to a personal breakthrough or a moment of triumph. You have done a lot of work on your ability to relate to others and are at the peak of your potential.

You are a winner even if the proof hasn't manfested just yet. With such a positive attitude and strong potentials so carefully cultivated, you are bound to make a strong showing on behalf of you and someone you care about.

Seven of Wands Career Position

When the Seven of Wands is in this position, a number of excellent players in your career or work environment may be challenging each other to reach their personal best. The excitement and stimulation of being cheered on by an enthusiastic audience means everybody is performing better than they ever thought they could.

In this friendly competition, there are rewards for all coworkers who have participated. Clearly the greater good is enhanced by the enthusiasm of people who are committed to doing their best.

Seven of Wands in a Yes or No Card Reading

The Seven of Wands is a card of defensiveness. If you're looking for simple Yes or No guidance and receive the Seven of Wands, the answer is NO. Think about how much you truly need to protect yourself in your current situation.