Seven of Wands

This tarot card conveys a feeling of defensiveness. In a reading, it could indicate that we have toppled from our high horse, and it will take all our courage, honesty, and energy to recover our position. Like a silver lining appears in every cloud, the positive part is that our balance has not been affected. Yet, we have a lot of convincing to do, and if we truly believe in our objective, we should have no trouble convincing others of our intent. Expression and transparency are advised, as our thoughts and emotions are constantly evolving, and we need to ensure we are not being swept along with the force of their flow.

The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.