Upright Keywords: Challenge, competition, protection, perseverance, adventure, strength, courage, influence over subordinates
Reversed Keywords: Exhaustion, giving up, overwhelmed, ignorance, pretense, vain-glory, threats, determined opposition from subordinates
The Seven of Wands shows a person who seems to have the high ground, fighting off those below. There seems to be conflict, and you could also see the person on top of the mountain from a trapped point of view.
Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meaning
The Seven of Wands can also be someone who is defending what they believe in. Taking a stand when faced with opposition takes courage and inner strength. Don’t let others make you doubt yourself.
You may find yourself going on an adventure where you find enjoyment in dangerous situations (like an “adrenaline junkie”). You find yourself drawn to situations that are risky, whether it be physically or emotionally (think love affairs).
The Seven of Wands represents your inner strength and generosity towards others when upright. This may lead to you being able to influence your subordinates (contrast with Five of Wands having power over others).
In the present, you are fighting for what you have. When it’s in the past, you have already won the fight. If in the future, you will encounter resistance when you try to move forward. Don’t let the pressure from others hold you down or stop you from what you want to do. You might just have to work a littler harder, or smarter to push through the opposition.
Seven of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Meaning
When the Seven of Wands is reversed, it means that you need to remember that you will not always win everyone over. Not everyone will always be happy all the time. With this comes a small bit of advice: their happiness is not always your responsibility.
The Seven of Wands reversed can also mean that the challenges and opposition that you face are overwhelming you and you are getting buried, unable to look at the bigger picture. This happens when you become too focused on the challenge and can’t see anything else but the way you are trying to go. This prevents you from being able to see alternate solutions to the problems.
In the work sphere, it can show that you are having to fight off subordinates, or those who are below you, who are trying to bring you down. People want what you have and are willing to fight you for it.
You could be feeling a bit vulnerable right now, wondering if the challenges that you face are too much for you. Don’t let your self doubt win. Rise up and conquer the challenger. Know that you can overcome this. Maybe you’re trying your damnedest to avoid challenges and conflict. You may end up backing down from your point of view, just to avoid conflict. Don’t give in so easily. Stand up for what you believe in.
There may be false claims being made by you or about you. This can lead to threats and fighting among those involved. If you are the one making the claims- have you let your status go to your head? Are you being too vain? If the claims are being made by others about you- How can you have a calm conversation with those involved to come to a happy resolution? Is this something that can be resolved or do you feel that the claims are not based on any facts?
Time Period: August 12-22; Mars in Leo (3rd Decan of Leo)