Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: Defense, protection, taking stand for belifes

REVERSED: Defeat, giving up, tiredness, overthrow

  • Element: Fire
  • Kabbalistic Sefirot: Netzach
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Sefirot: Victory
  • Astrological Influence: Mars in Leo
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Stones: Emerald

Seven of wands is card number seven in the suit of wands. Seven is the number of security, happiness, and renewal. 7 is a very important number religiously and spiritually. The suit of wands is about passion, dynamism, and vitality.

Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Imagery of the Seven of Wands Tarot Card

A man is standing on the top of the hill with a staff in his hands that he is holding in a defensive way to protect himself from the six wands that are attacking him from below the hill. All the wands are at various heights and at various angles. The wands that are attacking him show the various challenges that he is facing. He is wearing an olive green shirt. Olive green is the color of harmony as well as diplomacy. He is wearing brown leggings that show his simplicity and steadfastness. He is wearing two different types of shoes. Now, these signify various things. These can represent not having a stable footing or confusion; these may also show multitasking and having a different viewpoint. Standing on the top of the hill shows that he holds a higher place than his challenges. He also keeps a better view of the situation. He is on high moral grounds. He is standing up for his beliefs and defending his territory. He has a staff in his hands so he is prepared for the war. He is not in an attacking position but he is on a better place to defend himself against any intruders. The blue sky represents clarity, daylight and the wisdom to understand his challenges.

Astrology and the Seven of Wands

Astrologically the Seven of Wands belongs to the third decan of Leo in the wheel of the year. The third decan starts on 11th August and ends on 22nd August. This is when Mars, the planet of war, self-assertion, aggression, and energy enters Leo. The golden dawn designers called this card, Mars in Leo the Lord of Valor.

Seven of Wands and Kabbalah

In Kabbalah, the Seven of Wands belongs to the Sefirot of Netzach in Atziluth, the world of pure spirit. Netzach means Victory and it is ruled by Venus. This sefirah is on the pillar of Mercy.

Seven of Wands Tarot Card as a Person

This card represents someone who even though has unstable grounds but they also know different angles of life. They can fit into different shoes and know different situations. They hold their beliefs and stand on their point. They can take on any challenges and they are ready to protect and defend what they believe is right. They have determination, experience, and steadfastness.

Seven of Wands Card in General Reading

If the Seven of Wands card appears in a general reading it shows that you are facing various types of troubles and challenges. You might have to face a situation where you have to defend your beliefs and ideology but you have resources to defend yourself against these challenges. Even if these challenges have caught you off-guard, you are equipped to face these. You can save your personal boundaries against the opinion and intrusion of others. You hold high moral ground and have a better view and perspective of the situation and these challenges so stay determined and face the tests no matter how difficult and diverse they may seem.

Seven of Wands Tarot Card in a Daily reading

If you get this card in a daily reading, the day is going to be tough. You may face some threats and opposition regarding your point of view but stay strong. You are ready to take a stand for yourself and you are fully capable of protecting your views. Do not attack others if that doesn’t seem necessary but also do not let them intrude on your territory. It is a day to set up healthy boundaries with others and to protect yourself.  

Seven of Wands Tarot Card in a Love Reading

If this card appears in a Love Tarot reading, this might have two meanings which can be determined by the cards surrounding this card. One meaning can be that you need to create healthy boundaries in your relationship and need to maintain a healthy relationship with your partner. You need to define the limits that can be crossed and that cannot be crossed. Another meaning can be that you need to protect your relationship from the interference of others. There is a possibility that family, friends or someone else is trying to interfere in your life or turning against your love life and you need to stand for it and protect it.

Seven of Wands Tarot Card in a Career Reading

If this card appears in a Career reading, it might indicate a situation where you are going through challenges at your workplace or facing some kind of opposition. You might have someone around you who is opposing your ideas and challenging your position. You should know that you keep a better position amidst all the challenges that you are facing and you can defend and protect your ideas, ideals, and viewpoints. So stay firm and strong and face the challenges as they might come.

Seven of Wands Tarot Card in a Health Reading

If this card appears in a health reading, it might indicate that you are facing many health-related challenges which have various intensities. You should see a medical health professional and keep faith that you can beat these challenges.

Seven of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

When this card is in a reversed position, the man will lose hold of his staff that is protecting him and the other wands will have a higher position. It might show that you are losing stamina and strength and you are giving up against the obstacles. You do not have a moral high ground and your challenges have made you compromise.

In a love reading, this card represents weakness and inability to protect yourself or your relationship against the challenges. It might indicate that you are too tired or burnt up and have given up.

If this card appears in a reversed position in a career reading, it might indicate that you are either too tired or too weak to protect your ideas, ideals, and point of view. You have worked hard but now just cannot take the challenges anymore.

In a health reading, the seven of wands in a reversed position shows poor health and going through many different health-related challenges. Please do not ignore your health and see a doctor as soon as possible.