Six of Wands

This tarot card holds out the message of triumph. In a reading, it indicates we have surpassed the stage of conflict resolution, and we have received accolades galore, but in our haste to silence the noise, we may have taken our eyes off the goal. Maybe this is an admission that success is bound to go to everyone’s head once in a while. When we try to refocus, we lose out on the momentum we sustained so far, and need to draw our strength and speed via a partnership with nature. This is not to take away from the splendour of the victory depicted in this card; it is just a reminder to retain our integrity, humility, and focus in the face of unprecedented glory.

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.